Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Flower Fairy



 This picture is a demonstration of why I don't smile in blog pictures. Disregard my expression of discomfort/creepiness and look at the pretty flowers instead.
DIY flower crown, thrifted sweater and skirt, target socks, forever 21 shoes

When I wore this outfit to school one of my classmates said to me, "is there any reason for the 'flower fairy of the forest' getup?" I cheerfully told him no, I just wanted to wear a bunch of flowers. He walked away not knowing that he had just given me one of the highest possible complements a person can give me.

I'm really excited about this sweater. It was a lucky find at a thrift store I had never been to before. Most of the stuff there wasn't nearly weird enough for my taste, but I found this shrunken grandma sweater hidden on a rack and it was love at first sight! The first time I wore it I made the unpleasant discovery that it is the itchiest thing ever to come in contact with my skin. Being the clever individual that I am, I figured out that if I wear a long sleeved top underneath it, I can wear this beauty in relative comfort. Hurray!

I'm also quite proud of this flower crown. I assume that most of my readers also read Rookie and have seen this fabulous crown tutorial. This combines two of my favorite things: flowers and putting weird shit on my head. I of course had to make one, and I'm thrilled with it! I hope to make many more, especially now that I know my neighborhood dollar store sells great kitschy fake flowers.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Some warm wishes

It's the 25th! Merry Christmas, lovely readers! And if you don't celebrate Christmas, then a happy holiday season to you! To celebrate the season, I made a video of myself playing my ukulele and singing one of my favorite holiday songs. Unfortunately most of my head is cut off in the video, so you can't see my beautiful face. I figured you get enough of that on this blog anyway.

But enough of my rambling. I hope you have a wonderful day full of cookies, loved ones, and/or Chinese food! I wuv you guys!

video

Friday, December 16, 2011

Together we'll face the world




Thrifted lace shawl, Mikkat Market top, DIY faux fur stole, headband, and dyed jeans, thrifted jewelery and boots

I'm a little ashamed to say that I had been planning this outfit for some time now. I had to dye the jeans three times to get them the color I wanted, and while I was working on them I kept revising the outfit in my head. YES OF COURSE I HAVE A LIFE WHY DO YOU ASK?


The makeup for this outfit was this picture that I ran across on tumblr. I love everything about this picture! The muted metallics, the silver at the corner of the eyes, the Tim Burton-y vibe I get from it. Perfect. I made an attempt to recreate the look, but it wasn't as dark and creepy as the above photo. I'll try to make it look scarier next time.


Apparently I've perfected the vapid sideways gaze.

Also: I now have 50 followers! How did  that happen? All of you guys are amazing. Much love. <3

P.S. I've been really enjoying Irish and Scottish tunes lately. Here's one of my favorites from Silly Wizard, one of the many random bands my dad has in his enormous CD collection.



Saturday, December 10, 2011

Octopus' garden



Looooook! I got a nose ring! It makes me really happy. I had thought about getting my nose pierced a few times in the past, but I never did it. I think part of it was that I'm pretty self conscious of my nose and I didn't want to draw attention to it. This piercing is kind of a symbol of me accepting and celebrating my imperfections. Also, I really wanted a facial piercing and I though a nose ring would look the least stupid on me.

P.S. Sorry for the heavily picniked photos. It was completely dark when I took them and I had to edit the shit out of them to counteract the hideous blue from the flash and artificial light. They look kind of vintage-y and attractively faded, right? Right? I was just way too excited about my makeup and giant beehive to wait until the sun comes up again to take pictures.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A passing ghost, a smoke wreath in the air




The other day I bought a plain white t-shirt because it was on sale at Jo-Ann fabrics. I didn't have a specific plan for it, I just thought it would be good to have a white shirt around. And I was right! I ran across this super old tutorial from Childhood Flames and immediately grabbed my seam ripper and set to work. It didn't take nearly as long to shred it as I thought it would, and the unraveling was kind of therapeutic. Before I knew it, I had a shredded mullet shirt!

I didn't wear my hair and makeup like this to school today because I don't have much time or creativity in the mornings. I really wanted to experiment with the faux pompadour and some interesting eyeliner anyway, though, so I put this look together after I got home. It was great fun!

I hope you're all having a good winter! Have any of you done a fun or interesting DIY project lately?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Chromat


The other day I decided on a whim to click the "next blog" button at the top of my blog, which brings you to a random blog. The internet gods must have been smiling upon me that day, because it took me to the blog of chromat, an amazing brand that describes itself as "structural experiments for the human body." I am so in love with these things.  They're feminine yet badass, sexy yet weird. If I had several hundred dollars to spare, I would definitely stock my closet with a few of these. Check out their web store here and their blog here. There are some gorgeous photos to be found. The following are from the blog I stumbled across:


Click on images for sources.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Your love sleeps in a velvet case

The other day I did some experimenting with a new hairstyle. I love short haircuts, but I've waited for so long to grow my hair out that I don't want to hack it all off (yet). Fortunately, there is a crafty and clever internet lady who was able to help me with my conundrum! Hannah over at Rookie (which has been my teenage girl bible as of late) posted this simple but amazing tutorial for turning long hair into a bitchin' pompadour. I was too lazy to curl the ends, so I left it straight and it became an angsty rocker-chick 'do. I totally love it. Expect to see more fake short hairstyles from me in the future.

Some fake flowers for an upcoming DIY. 

P.S. Here's a song from Dessa, an amazing Minnesota artist. Some of the students at my school played a cover of this song, and I've had it on repeat ever since I heard it. She's a spoken word artist and an amazing lyricist. The title of this post is from this song. Ahhhhhhhh it's just so beautiful!


Jeremy Messersmith sings backup!! I wrote about a concert of his here. He is the cutest.