455 posts tagged fashion
These Rankin photos of Heidi Klum, from Hunger Magazine May 2012, are vaguely kinda tacky — there’s one of her, like, straddling an electric guitar (OH, WAIT, IS THE THEME, LIKE, ROCK AND ROLL? DO YOU THINK, MAYBE?) that I didn’t post — but are somehow kind of badass and awesome all at the same time. (Unlike that similarly-themed W shoot with Tom Cruise, which is still legit haunting my nightmares.)
I found these 7” tall hand-dyed (well, so it looks) suede with sparkly snakeskin-print lining babies at Beacon’s Closet yesterday for $21 (after half an hour of my “but Sarah, do I really need another pair of platform ankle boots, but oh god, they’re so good” whining, natch.) They had no label inside but had some weird worn handwritten stickers on the bottom - “Bastion” and “AW10” — the size written in, like, White-Out, despite feeling really, you know, nice. Googling reveals they’re likely a sample from House of Bastion’s shoes for Suno FW2010 (look!) Which is always a nice surprise after you just paid basically pocket change for something, and either way: seven inch platforms (this makes me 6’5”), splotchy dyed suede, and sparkly snakeskin lining. Pretty sure this counts as a win.
Right, so how many times have I talked about how much I love those awful Gaultier maille / mesh “tattoo shirts” from the mid-90s? We’re not even going to link to them here since I’m sure you’re all sick of all my posts about them by now. I nailed this baby for basically pocket change on eBay a few weeks ago and have been squealing over it nonstop since. (And thankfully it doesn’t have any, like, icky “tribal” graphics like some of those shirts did, just some weird girl and some bugs and a lot of spirally designs.) I totally should have worn this with the snakeskin skirt in the previous post, but there’s always next time.
shirt vintage JPG
necklace some street vendor on St Marks, duh
Apparently this month is themed “Actually I Am Not That Cool And Am Kind Of A Slob, Sorry You Guys, Can We Still Be Friends?” Or maybe just the last post of my sloppy backpack contents and this one, of the weird photobooth pictures from the past two weeks of the bizarre things I actually wear at home.
I’m, like, freelancing and stuff now I guess (do you need a thing done? I can probably do this thing for you, especially if it is a writing or an internet thing.) What this actually means is “most days I sit at home in my bed and drink an entire French press of coffee and send a bunch of emails and do some stuff on the internet” and “go on lengthy Twitter rampages in which I probably sound vaguely unhinged but whatever it’s FUNNY right,” which is also not especially conducive to “dressing like a normal human being or putting on makeup really or anything.” It’s also “getting hot,” which is also “not conducive to dressing normally.” WHATEVER.
1. MAKING BASIL MOJITOS
Bikini top American Apparel
Cutoffs (not pictured) Were American Eagle jeans circa 2001
2. SEAFOAM AND CORAL MANICURE ATTEMPT #1
Tee Hanes + Sharpie = YSL
Nails OPI Matte Gargantuan Green Grape (adorbs, but chips within like, an hour) and ORLY Terracotta
3. DRINKING WHISKEY OUT OF TEACUPS
Necklace Urban Outfitters men’s clearance rack circa 2k8
4. TAKING CONFERENCE CALLS FROM HOME
Pajamas (not pictured) American Eagle boxers circa 2001 as well, Radiohead tee
5. REALLY AWESOME SALAD
Really Awesome Salad post coming soon
Dress same vintage one as before
6. MANICURE ATTEMPT 2 & HAIR RE-PURPLING / MALIBU BARBIE X MY LITTLE PONY
Nails ORLY Terracotta and OPI Hey Get In Lime, neither of which are even vaguely Terracotta or Lime coloured in the slightest
Hair keratin HiProPac + Manic Panic Electric Amethyst + Shimmerlights + Special FX Virgin Rose
7. I DON’T HAVE AIR CONDITIONING
Sports bra probs bought it for track practice 10+ years ago
Skirt vintage and my new favourite thing EVER
X-files poster my most prized posession
8. NEVERMIND I GUESS I DO LEAVE MY HOUSE ONCE IN A WHILE BUT I DON’T TAKE PICTURES
Seriously though, how epic is that awful snakeskin print mini? It’s like, fuzzy but is sort of stretchy pleather inside. #buffycore2k12
I’ve had an ongoing thing for those, like, 90’s Gaultier-esque allover print sheer mesh shirts — wait ‘til you see the ridiculous one I just got on eBay, like, an hour ago — and when I saw this awful thing in the window at Atlantis for $5 it was basically impossible to not buy it. Even weirder: it’s Laura Ashley???!
shoes Jeffrey Campbell shamelessly knocking off Jeremy Scott, don’t laugh
choker St Marks place duh
I got this stretchy textured tube dress from a Sugarlips giveaway from the adorable Wendy of Panache Halloweentown, who sent it to me all the way from Australia! (Look how cute she styled it here.) I’ve been wearing it a lot as a layering piece under sheer and lacy skirts and tops but wore it here with a flarey skater skirt and my new so-bad-they’re-good J. Campbell knocking off J. Scott shoes. (I also just picked up a pair of ridiculous Steve-Madden-Knocking-Off-Those-Balenciaga-Shoes sandals at a thrift store for, like, ten bucks? I don’t know what’s gotten into me.)
Come on, you had to know this was coming. Between the lil’ white dresses, the slipdresses, the ongoing obsession with girly skirts paired with clunky shoes and ripped-up shirts or lacy stuff mixed with ripped denim and leather, the predilection for ratty thigh-highs, my new Life As An Obviously Bottle Blonde, and the sheer amount of eBay alerts I have up on things like “Betsey Johnson 90s vintage floral,” it’s pretty obvious I’ve been having (recently? or for, like, the past decade?) kind of a kinderwhore phase.
Add to that my re-kindled love affair with “volumizing mousse” and “teasing combs”…
and my new shameless Jeremy Scott knockoff shoes….
….it’s pretty clear what’s going on here.
We can say plenty of things about Courtney Love (let’s just start with that Grub Street interview and her, uh, performance on the mid-aughts Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson, if you’ve never witnessed the glory) but look, we’re gonna take two seconds here just to talk about the clothes, and the makeup, and the hair, and the shoes, and the attitude, and did we mention the hair? (Ok, ok, we’ll give Kat Bjelland some credit too, and maybe a little Debbie Harry before her.) From the time I wore Converse with a foofy prom dress to my junior prom to above photoboothed evidence, that whole aesthetic has been undeniably informing my steeze for ages. And while obviously the resurgence of ripped tights, black eyeliner, red lipstick, and crazy platinum hair (cough, TayMo, cough) isn’t due to Courtney, it’s hard to argue that she didn’t embody it better than anyone else — today’s Dean & DeLuca chicken pot pie whatever and all. I guess it’s time to go buy some plastic hair clips and a tiara?
We need to take a brief interlude to discuss/admire this — Devon Aoki by Paolo Roversi, for the first issue ever of Numero, 1999 — because IT IS BASICALLY PERFECT amirite, yes, okay, cool, glad we’re on the same page.
Oh man, I’ve been super lazy y’all, forgive me. But! Look! MORE SPRING/SUMMER VIBEZ, duh. Still obsessively saving images with 60’s silhouettes, dishevelled big colourful hair, crop tops and bra tops, nose rings (thanks, Givenchy), loud colours, big earrings. Totally incidentally: can we take a second to talk about that photo of Meghan Collison with short blonde hair and the nose/ear chain? BE STILL MY HEART.
Charlotte Free by Cédric Bouchet in 10 Magazine, and the Spring 2012 Prada fantasy lookbook. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.
More in fantastically belated NYFW photos from mystery film found at the bottom of my backpack: Tanya Taylor!
OH MY GOD I always feel “sort of bad” just posting entire editorials (lazy blogger womp-womp) but this thing is SO DEAD ON THAT I CAN’T HELP MYSELF. The hair. The clothes. The colours. The old-weird-America-meets-60s-and-70s-California-pop-trash-kitsch vibes. The sportswear and streetwear mixed up with flouncy skirts and classy retro shapes. That neon orange bra or bikini or whatever that is which I need to get RIGHT NOW. I can’t.
Joesphine Skriver by Mark Kean for Wonderland May 2012.
OOPS, it took me two months to get my film from NYFW developed. But that’s okay! It’s like a nice little mid-April surprise! Right? And then they screwed up scanning my negatives and I ended up with some of these weird little diptychs, but whatever, it worked out nicely.
First: Gretchen Jones FW2012.
Crystal Renn, Maryna Linchuk, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Anais Mali, Julia Nobis, Hyoni Kang & Valerija Kelava for W Korea March 2012 [via fab stains]
If yesterday’s inspiration/photodump post of 60’s silhouettes and candy colours didn’t tip you off — LOOK YOU GUYS, I BOUGHT A COLOURED THING! And it has pockets! And I belted it here, but it’s got a cute swingy trapeze-y shift silhouette left unbelted, too. Another thrift store find, natch, and I’m sure I’ll be back to black and grey and chains and the occasional neutral earth tone shortly, but you know. I was feeling adventurous?
shoes nine west