Sunday, May 17, 2015

i'd be lyin if i said i didn't miss you

listening to i'm tired and i hate this song (don't go) by cyberbully mom club  a lot because of it's dreamy tiredness, and the video is really cute:

speaking of cute things! these! powerpuff girls overalls that i've actually had for a while but never got to show on here.


i saw them in a thrift store i think in december but i was in the store for a specific purpose and didn't have enough money for it, so i let it go with a heavy heart tbh. but then i came back like a month later, and they were still there! 

they have really cute embroidery on the front:


but unfortunately, they are made for 6-year olds, so in the words of the woman at the thrift store who came out of nowhere to share this with me: :it's cute but it's a little tight on the fanny".  oh well, i think i'm just going to crop it and make it like a denim t-shirt that i can still wear over something else.

i usually wear it with my thrifted black reeboks. 

another thing i wanted to talk about a bit in this post was the announcement that Conde Nast is turning into an e-commerce site and transferring all of the content to "". and i kind of wrote this in response to something on manrepeller about it.

(i just added some photos from fw2015 to make it easier to read instead of just a block of text)

i've always been into fashion in the way that most people are into fashion: i like to look and feel comfortable, i recognize that there is a relationship between the way i feel about how i'm presenting myself and how i feel overall, my emotions, my attitude etc. but i don't remember when or where it was that i realized that fashion was its own universe but i know how. i had started reading fashion blogs because i read something about tavi gevinson in a newspaper somewhere, and when i went deeper into the photos on these websites, marveling at how much they knew about everything  i found the websites where the photos originated from, usually: and vogue.

[this look from and re walker reminds me of something a hip parisian women would wear in the 1920s, if she was also living in a daydream that looked a little like the dystopian future in the adidas x kanye show. ]

 at first it was like a trivia game (i didn't know many people irl who i could compete against though), but i wanted to know everything: if i saw someone wearing something on the red carpet i wanted to be able to identify what season and what show it was from, i wanted to know what pop culture references influenced this look, to be able to chart the growth or identify the calling card of a certain designer.  other websites like vogue encyclopedia helped me too, but i think that i drifted towards more often because they had an app that i could download and i preferred the layout of their website. eventually i would go on the website regularly, to read old reviews and articles written by geniuses  and look at beautiful clothing that felt like it was conceived on an entirely different planet and feel like i was part of it.

from beaufille, i really like the jil sander-ish minimalism. the contrasting layers, the continuation of the trend of turtlneck layering, and POCKETS! IN! DRESSES! the shoes are also kind of yohji yamamoto and exude cool-girl 

that's why i'm a little nervous about this change: i guess it reflects something that's been going in the commercialization of fashion (not as if fashion isn't already commercial art by definition, i just mean it's a bit scary to imagine abandoning what makes it beautiful, and at the risk of sounding incredibly childlike, magical) that reminds me of how i felt when meadham kirchoff was forced to go out of business. it's impossible to have an industry that wants to create something beautiful without falling into what is needed to survive, and is simply being forced to concede to that pressure in the same way that every other brand is. that's just the way it is. e-commerce isn't that attractive/important to me for obvious reasons (i'm a 13 year old girl), but it's also to do with the idea of selling people a more "wearable" version of something that doesn't fit with what i want to be (of course it already is that).

alien mermaids alien mermaids scaly green alien mermaids living on mars who crash-land on our planet soaking wet (marques'almeida)

 the shifting tides away from the value of expert reviews with the rise in popularity of fashion blogs written by "LOOK! REAL PEOPLE" probably has something to do with this too. is there still a commercial value to reviews written by people who "know what they're talking about" in offices in new york, when itself has created a whole generation of people who "know what they're talking about" in their bedrooms in the suburbs.

this off-white outfit is deceptively simple, but the cutouts on the shirt and the slits on the front of the pants make it so cool. also suede boots are a staple of the runway 70s revival (if you want to call it that ) and they look amazing with this. 

idk the river of change never stops following and all of that stuff. i feel a bit like i did watching the series finale of parks and rec: i can't tell if i'm sadder about the idea of being gone or about the actual things that i liked about being gone (photos big enough to cry over, tim blanks and tommy ton, trend reports for someone who loves organization and patterns).

this is the sweater of my dreams wow. i love the minty green/gray color, the embroidery and fringe. and it looks so cool on that skit and those bright boots (leonard!)

thank you all for reading, and sorry that this was kind of an unorganized collection of thoughts! graduation is so close! i have a ton of projects to finish up, including one that i'm super excited about for fashion that i will probably post on here when i'm done.


  1. love! the! overalls!!! the powerpuff girls are so cool (and the thrift store lady's comment made me laugh) it's always a shame when stuff doesn't quite fit though, i'm sure you'll make something awesome from them!

  2. I love that song and you know what, I totally get that feeling of knowing that change is inevitable, and thinking that even if there's something better, you're going to miss the past. It's a rush of happiness and sadness all at once :) xoxo


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