Saturday, January 5


Cara Delevingne for The Journal #32 by Hugh Lippe

Ahhh the New Year.
America's excuse to make resolutions that will fall apart by the end of the first week. 
I find that making resolutions in the dead of winter to be just dreadful (i still made them). But what i really mean is that, who wants to go out out of their car to go outside into a gym in barely there gym cloths and work out so that they can loose those 5 pounds that they promised themselves that they would loose when the year flipped from 2012 to 2013 .
When you made that resolution as the ball slowly climbed towards the New Year and you simply can't  find that you can climb towards achieving that goal you had set for your self is something that happens all the time because i know that, with proven facts, that myself and plenty of other people just want to watch them SVU marathons when its snowing and freezing outside and your in a miserable mood. It sucks. 
But i find the dead of winter to be quite the perfect season for fashion, why you ask me. Well this might just be retaining to my style but i love to layer and now i finally have and excuse to wear those 12 dresses all at one time and looking like an Eskimo.
So let's take a look at my style inspiration for the next year shall we. 

Please now scroll to the top of this post. You now see a collage that obviously took me less then 2 seconds (i know its not my best work). Well ignoring that shall we look at what is in this collage which is the always bug eyed Cara Delevingne for The Journal #32 by Hugh Lippe. 
I have probably scanned, screen shot and dragged those above photos into folders labeled Outfitspiration a thousand times to the point that i am surprised that i am still some what sane. 
I love this editorial because i just love it, to its rocker glamorous style, to it's fusion of mixing evening cloths and doc Martins, and of course that one shot (the left one in the collage) where Cara is in a black evening gown pouring her self some coke something i would totally do (except that instead of coke it would be Fanta or Juicy Juice you got to love artificially flavored fruit). I just love the perfect mixing of American and European styles something i aspire to do in my wardrobe and don't get me started with  that half beehive hair do (i love that too). 

From left to right: Stockholm Streetstyle, Love and Lemons lookbook, Charlotte Free for Timo Weiland, Jean Greige, The Sartorialist

When it comes to street style that will inspire some truly great outfits in the upcoming year i see button downs worn over button downs with Ozzy Osbourne glasses  (see far left). i also see some long white shear dresses that could be seen perfectly paired with an Ouija board and a ton of religious relics (see middle left) that sort of style i was obsessed with by the tail end of  2012, you know that creeper gothique i am going to put a spell on you style. i also see plenty of dark clothing in my future because i never have really celebrated winter and all its darkness (see very middle).  Layering has always been in my heart right next to doughnuts and a future in high cholesterol caused by doughnuts but Madeline from the Jean Greige does the layering in a way that just looks cozy (see middle right) something i wish to feel this up coming year she also has the perfect punch line to go with this layered outfit and a new motto for my style in the up coming year.

Fall fashion tip: just throw all that shit on at once. Yeah. Lookin' good.

And finally just squint your eyes to the very far right and you will see a woman (cigarette hanging from her mouth oblivious to the fact that those things are a funking gun to the head), but let's just look at her outfit in all its transparency goodness i just love it's head to toe blackness and all i really want for the new year is a transparent shear whatever black dress. 

See more pictures from Shae Acopian Detar here 

Shae Acopian Detar is an LA Based photographer who puts a unique spin on her photos. 
She paints over her breathtaking photos (by the way they are all taken with film cameras) using such painting materials as oil paint and acrylics to paint in different colored backgrounds and even flowers. 
I have been for a long time hoping for a film camera and i hope either when i get it or before then i shall make you some Shae inspired painted photos that will surly appear on this blog. 

Tim Burton's Tricks and Treats for Harper's Bazaar by Tim Walker for me is an essential for the New Year. I find the kinda of late 19th century Gothic wardrobe and that feeling that you don't know whats going on to be extremely inspirational for some strange reason. 

Now to conclude this post i give you a video of a dress being painted by machines in the Spring Summer collection of 1999 for Alexander McQueen entitled the 13th, which was inspired by arts and crafts and had robots spraying spraying a pure white dress with black and pee yellow paints. The robots seem to have some what threatening personalities leaving me to think are machines some what human? But i already know that machines are somewhat humans because my computer is named Luna and she is having a relationship with both an i-touch and a iPhone and also Siri.  



  1. sara, do you have any idea what a good writer you are? one of my fave sentences by you, ..."those things are a funking gun to the head"...
    ;) yes, i laughed. in art journaling, we use acrylic paint over photos, or magazine images all the time, with a similar effect. the dress in the mcqueen video has belts like a straight jacket, and reminds me of maternity wear. yes, i do like the spray paint effect. stay inspired!

  2. i'm definitely going to try the painting over a photo one time with my film camera! maybe we could do one together - you can use my camera!

    1. That would be awesome!!!

  3. omgsdhsdjk I love the Tim Burton collage! Gothic 19th century is totally the future of life!