Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bitch's Brew

Once again, Halloween is over a month away, but what with the crispness of the wind and the turning of the leaves, I already can't hardly wait. I don't have a costume picked out or anything yet (although I am leaning towards either Melanie Daniels from The Birds or maybe a Gingersnaps costume...) but I've been excitedly collecting creepy, witchy inspiration! I also went to a goddess festival a few weeks ago, which was a very new and different experience for me, but it was also pretty cool. There were a lot ceremonies around a sacred fire and my friend Stephanie took plenty of witchy photos! I'm really feeling the strong, female, powerful vibes right now, especially with lots of white and flowers (the more sinister the context, the better!)
Photos from Deliver Us From Evil, Gingersnaps, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Satan's School for Girls, Heavenly Creatures, The Craft and unknown.

Goddess fest girls being witchy, me being a witch x2, me and friends being a girl gang
 And then like, yeah not to toot my own horn, but BEEP BEEP (just a little Dance Moms Miami reference for ya there...) I kind of feel like the video I shot last October kind of really fits with these vibes, so ya... even though I've posted it on here before....

Monday, September 17, 2012

I wish you well (I mean it, I really do despite what I've been calling you in my head)

I've been on a bit of an Anna Waronker binge lately. I really love her video for "I Wish You Well" (you might know this song from the 2001 critically acclaimed movie Josie and the Pusseycats, she let them use this song). Mainly because of the fuzzy dream-like film quality, the pink and blue washes over the shots and then also because of her wigs and her outfits. And all the mirror shots and the 70s theme bedroom. Also because she plays her Gibson in her black undies (and you know what black panties mean, right...? That she wants to have SEX someday, that's what! You don't buy black lingerie unless you want someone to see it. Oh look, wait, WE've seen it) Anna was also in the band That Dog in the 90s, and they have some pretty great videos, too. "He's Kissing Christian" is a pretty awesome song, I love how the song starts out all pretty and serene and "Oooh, aaah, oooh" back ground vocal-y and then it really gets down to business. And oh baby, Anna's HAIR IN THIS VIDEO!!!!!!!! Nobody pulls off pseudo-skunk hair quite like this.
Well, happy Monday everybody, I hope the rest of your week does not suck! With any luck (ahem, or rather, without any me being a butt-head) I'll be posting some outfit stuff soon.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Is this like a Noxzema commercial or what?

Except maybe the people in the Noxzema commercial would look a little bit happier.

I found this awesome blouse jacket thing at a thrift store where I live and got super excited because I felt like it was something straight out of Clueless that, if not Cher, Dion would definitely wear. I wanted to be completely stereotypically 90s-ish and so I paired it with this ill-fitting plaid mini from F21. It is seriously the worst constructed thing ever that always rides up and shows the skirt lining, but I just love it too much to get rid of it. I'm also wearing some completely destroyed polka dot Joe Fresh tights and little thrifted leather Aldo brogue-type shoes. I found my little alien ring this week and was super excited to add it to my growing collection of rings and things - along with my little wooden lady bug hair clip from when I was a wee munchkin.

Various fun and colourful inspiration:unknown, That Dog and Letters to Cleo albums, unknown, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Deaed and Cluless.

So, like, have a totally dope day, I'm outie because I have to go read my art history textbook.

Monday, September 10, 2012

the '70s-- Oh, my god, they obviously suck

My semi mood board thing of 70s summer fun. Vintage peasant blouse jacket thingy, vintage evening purse with broken chain, gold foil hearts I cut out of a gift bag, bracelet I made, flower crown and Joni Mitchel Ladies of the Canyon.
 I've been digging through my parents records lately and realized my parents actually had a lot of cool stuff bad in the 60s and 70s. I've basically just been sitting in my basement listening to these records and crying because Janis Ian and Joni Mitchel have been secretly reading my thoughts before I thought them, ya know?
I bought these records at a giant record sale at my local mall. I bought the Hugget Family just because I love crazy families that each play like 30 instruments and dress up together in Celtic costumes. Here's a cute pic of the Hugget family from the inside cover:
It also has a notice included:
If that doesn't make you run out to buy the Renaissance album, I don't know what will.

These are just some assorted inspiration pictures with some totally rad 70s vibes.

Anuschka Blommers and Niel Schumman, mine, unknown, unknown, Josh Bates, Collin Dogson, unknown, Cara Stricker and the rest unknown. I read the Virgin Suicides this summer and spent infinite nights watching great shows and movies set in the 70s like Dazed and Confuzed, Almost Famous, and Freaks and Geeks (ok, so 1980 for that one) and now my head is like a disco ball bouncing with images of peace and love and disco and drugs. And a wistfulness for summer.

I know I'm kind of late to be gushing about resort 2013 collections, but I really just need to freak out about Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs Resort 2013. They are very modern but also have very vintage 1960s and 70s elements which really appeal to my hippie disco ball.  I still don't really understand what this 'resort' season is, because I never get to go to a goddam resort in the middle of winter, but whatever, I'll run with it if I get to just look at these beautiful clothes!

I just really like all the little intricate details and fine, flowy fabrics. I especially like the sheerness of the first white dress (which actually manages to make a handkerchief hem work. I have always hated handkerchief hems, but this one is awesome!). And all the floral and paisley-ish and Indian-inspired prints manage to not look stuffy or boring, or like anything I've seen before.My favourites are the black dress with white floral overlay and the white daisy-like jacket. It's just all amazing!

As for Marc Jacobs, well, just about everything is crazy/insane/makes me want to break my jaw/gorgeous. The platform shoes are reason alone enough to make me love this! Because yes ok they are a wooden platform, but the angle of the heel and the platform just make it so much more visually interesting. As well as little details like a buckle in a contrasting colour or neat gem stones. Other details in the collection like the giant bows and intricate floral prints (which also manage to not be boring, by incorporating different patterns and other variations like shine) and the really nice cuts of the dresses with low backs and little cutouts really make this one stand out. The floral dresses with the giant bows almost look like they have mandarin collars!

ya this is the 60s, but I don't care :)