Saturday, September 29

A Milestone

Black i wore the color black today.
such I rare occasion for someone who always wears patterns and colors.
Today in class i was asked

  • if i was depressed 
  • if i was turning goth 
  • Are you OK? 
  • And One comment from a friend who has always thought i dressed to colorfully. She thought she was in a wonderful dream. 
And my favorite one

  • Who died in the Family? 
Now see the result of my goth, depressed, not so OK, death in the family rage.


I smell profile pic  

A flash of the knee oh so daring 

I am in a very dark mood notice the black clothing i don't know but over the weekend i found out that maybe the fashion world does not have that much razzle dazzle i originally perceived.
i think the motivator is those "skinny" photos of Karlie Kloss released out to the public by the photographer see here and see the here madness of what is known as 101 5'11 model weighs. Who thought it was awful to airbrush Kloss's not at all to skinny body but "athlttic,slender " body.
 and the photographer's rep:

"it was Greg’s desire to represent Karlie as she naturally is … slender, athletic and beautiful. That is why he released the images as he intended them to be seen by the public. He is shocked and dismayed that unbeknownst to him, Numéro took it upon themselves to airbrush over his original images. Greg stands by his original artwork and cannot stress enough that he not only was unaware of the magazine’s retouching but also finds the airbrushing of Karlie unacceptable and unnecessary."
this was said after before and after pictures of Karlie were released during her nude spread in Numero. And the before picture, and I am not saying that any magazine should airbrush anyone fore it does not represent who they truly are, but in this case where the magazine is releasing nude photos of a women who looks like she belongs in a relief center in Africa where the magazine might run into a teens hands and because we as teens look at skinny as being the one of the main factors in beauty we look at a person like Karlie Kloss who has represented some of our favorite brands such as juicy couture and she looks skinny so we think in our minds that we should be skinny and who are we to judge even the photographer who has seen Kloss in the nude says that she looks "slender,athletic, and beautiful" who are we to falter his accusation all because of one photo.

But wait there's more.

But what has really been bugging me is that of this Dolce and Gabbana scandal, accusations and cries of racism during the D and G spring 2013 runway show not because the earrings and printed dresses featured elaborately dressed blackamoors - which are often times collectible items but can also be a sign of slavery. But what really pissed me off was because even though there collection was partly inspired by these "blackamoors" the whole collection did not feature one African American model.
I don't know but the fashion world has gotten me a bit of a piss session that has me questioning why i fell in love with fashion in the first place (our first major fight a huge milestone in our relationship).
that is why i dress in all black to mourn over the relationship between myself and fashion.

now time to ease the pain i shall show some pictures from Anne Sofie Maden's S/S 2013 campaign by Jens Langkjaer that show the true beauty of fashion and basically dismiss everthing i said from above.

Sunday, September 23

Style Rut

I have currently been in a style inspiration rut. You know that movie star you inspired an outfit by, The edgy rock star from the 90s that made you get that mullet, And that picture of Susie Bubble simply adding layer after layer during NYFW as if it were second nature that has your new mission in life to be a Asian school girl.  These people have all inspired some stylish awkward haircuts, season long fads or even just one outfit you wear to fill in the blank.
Well lately i have been having a drought of inspirational movie stars and mullet inspiring rock stars. And unlike Susie Bubble i need some inspirational stimulants to start my outfits. 
And below you can see the product of a hopefully short lived drought.

   "Youth can wear a different persona each day until they find one that fits."

I consider my self of youth (i am of the age 13). 
And i think this quote represents how I feel. 
i am at a inspiration rut because the constant supplie of influences that have fallen on me have ended but am i in this rut because i have finally found myself have I found the "one that fits"?

Then this started me thinking about what inspires me?
when i look towards inspiration i look for a person a blogger (Susie bubble), a movie character, or heck the imaged perception that comes from a character in a book.
when i look for someone or a certain attitude for "inspiration" i look for someone who is an "outsider" with a complex personality and an even more complex way of dressing.
then i pondered, why do i choose the outsider?

Soon after Audrey Hepburn was in Breakfast at Tiffany's out popped 100s upon thousands of "Audrey's". These women wanted to dress like Audrey because they wanted to recreate the magic she made on the screen eating breakfast at Tiffany's they wanted to be like her.

So i want to put on the skins of outsiders and strange dressers because i want to be an outsider i get some strange satisfaction from drifting away from the crowd.

Now i ask you, dear reader, what inspires you?
What motivates you to look awkward or if your into this kind of thing, normal?
And please give me some inspiration.  

Tuesday, September 11

Things that Don't Belong

My own Medium Brown bag 

Flexible Really flexible 

evil stares in the night sky 

acting like an ape

Tiffany and co. tie, Chambray no name shirt similar here, free people dress, don't know the brand
of my shoes
  shoes similar here, funky hat someones Bar Mitzvah. And a medium brown bag.

This green hat placed in this outfit is like my dog placed in a wading pool they don't belong with one another (my dog is to high maintenance and is above swimming). 

I hear the artificial sound of a camera snapping a photo emanating out of the iPhone 4s camera. This happens as my friend takes yet another picture of the ever so flattering "kissy face" (a face where you push out your lips meant to appear attractive). This soon appears on the girl's twitter,facebook,and instagram pages exc. who cares.
My friend looks at me with a quizzical look crossing her eyes.
They say this while there eyes are stare intently at the pressing of the buttons it takes to post  yet another instagram photo, "Why Don't you have a facebook"
I lie as I have always, "I have not got around to making one". i say this while glancing out at a squirrel steal a burnt hot dog clutching it as if it were live itself. 
I point this out to my peers but i lost the brief attention i had received. It was short lived. they then resume back to facebooking (i know it has become a verb) i think to my self this is what you miss in life when you are busy social mediaing a squirrel stealing food from a trash like a common raccoon it was an extraordinary sight believe me.
But I ask you how far does this social media empire go?
something i believe has been scarred by the social media virus is Fashion Blogging.
Under technical terms it is "social media" out lit but i like being a rebel and on my sake it is not.
Once a harmless way to express yourself, your views of fashion, and a place to post pictures of yourself in front  of the mirror; has now become a full blown out thing where fashion blogging is basically a twin to the virus known as social media.
Bloggers like Bryan boy and  the Man Repeller are now "celebrities" due to a wide range of followers.
Due to these success stories its my opinion that people have now done what they have done to every other social media site they have made it a fight for followers to form some sadafactoring feeling of being "popular". Not carrying of the quality of the work in their blogs but the popular dial accelerating. And i think this disease has entered the ever so holy world of fashion blogging  
so what is your views, hate or love this trend where fashion blogging is quickly climbing to social media status?
its not that i don't love getting new followers my heart does a back flip of the thought of someone i don't know loving my work but are these comments and vows of following genuine or something to get there meters of followers higher.
Are these acts of affections ways of getting yourself more popular? 

I personally distaste this trend of fashion blogging has this "journalism" aspect where you can make a difference with words, that social media outlets like instagram and facebook lack.

so what's your view does fashion blogging belong next to social media? Has it caught the virus.