Tuesday, November 24, 2009

trash couture

is it possible for U.S. residents to get a subscription to Vogue Korea because their magazine kicks ours out of the water sometimes.
the only set back would be that I do not read Korean characters but I suppose I can learn for fashion's sake ;)















via fashion copious

Friday, November 20, 2009

tt vs

Tommy Ton shoots Victoria's Secret
who better than TT to capture the colors & essence of the Victoria's secret fashion show?

















images via style.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

psychadelic

we made prints (sort of like stamps) in art class and I just had to jump on the opportunity to reproduce one of my favorite images of Twiggy, aka my favorite '60s/'70s icon. that, and I thought it would be insane to see how well I could trace the infamous eyelashes out on the stamp. here's how it turned out:

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seriously, if I were part of this generation I'd have my lashes drawn on everyday, 24/7

Monday, November 16, 2009

<3

I'm very new to blogging so of course I was so flattered to receive 2 awards from blogs that I love and frequently read:

thank you so so much
SAY HELLO, MAX.
and
Shimmer Like Gold
for making blogging one of my favorite hobbies
c:


check out other cute images like this one @ Eveline Tarunadjaja, lovexevol.com

Thursday, November 12, 2009

givenchy fall 2007

here's a little blast from the past...




there are just sooo many possibilities with this jacket. it's the quintessential studded leather jacket. I got really into polyvore and wanted to incorporate this into a set so voila! here it is, enjoy!

Monday, November 9, 2009

going tribal

I spy with my little eye...a new tribal trend. from jewelery to oversized bomber jackets, anything is possible.

brokenfab has a collection of hand-made jewelery, all unique in aesthetic-so not your typical bracelet-I love that it's more of an armband and the colors look so good together.




I don't remember how I stumbled upon the aussie designer Tina Kalivas but I am SO GLAD & thankful that I did. I'm loving all the dresses-most are not too overdone and have just the right touch of tribal.




Benoît Missolin has the perfect solution to those who love the blair waldorf headband look. though a tad dramatic in size (for me), these look so cute and are great for getting the point across without overloading on the tribal.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

i am...sasha fierce

oh how I love dressing up for sorority functions.

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the theme for our exchange with the frat (don't want to name names!) was DYNASTIES & EMPIRES
because I didn't celebrate halloween this year (blame the inflamed pancreas) I had to wear the Sasha Fierce costume I planned on wearing to vegas. the glove was from a store in spain and I found some cheap earrings at the spirit store, cut them up, and super-glued them on to the glove. not too shabby!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

forever young


fine. ass.



totally digging Jay-Z's song "Young Forever" on his new album, the Blueprint III. he samples Alphaville's "Forever Young" quite brilliantly. one of my favorite rock songs + my all time favorite rapper = music orgasms

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

black is the new...black?


for an upcoming issue of V magazine, Sasha Pivovarova and Heidi Mount


when I first saw this image, I thought what was the point of this? my mind immediately turned to the countless images of blackface that were so popular in the 1900s, one CENTURY ago.

though I cannot relate with the black public, I can relate to what it means to have your "race" physically broken-down and socially constructed. asians went through this same shit with yellowface in which white actors packed on the eyeliner to appear more "oriental." this, too was done back in the day so why have we suddenly reverted to discrimination? aren't we supposed to be moving forward?

this image from american apparel haunts me for some odd reason. I first saw this ad in one of my comm classes last year and literally, could not stop staring at it. again, WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THIS? fashion, or not, this concept of painting faces will never resonate with me. arguing that one is done more "tastefully" than the other is barely a reason to justify blackface, or yellowface, anycolorface. it's just ridiculous to me. the day when models of color put on whiteface is the day I'll finally be able to drink again (remember, I have panreatitis? hahaha)

let me know what you guys think! is it acceptable, fashionable? or just plain bonkers?

sources: ny magazine & racialicious.com