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Monday, April 15. 2013
So, as I like starting my sentences with "so" and "and" and "but, today I feel good and I'm gonna write a blog post.It's been quite some times since I wanted to blog about these outfits, now the verbal part of my brain died.
It's getting warmer and warmer, that moment of the year when we can wear nice stuffs, not being totally naked under the sweat and not wearing ten sweaters imbricated in each others, made in different kind of wools & colors or without wool even, something geometrical and nice like Rei Kawakubo would make and that you can't see under all those blankets or my boring overcoat. All Against Ah-Hotness.
I even got a sunburn just when the sun started to get out of his shell, so if it gets any warmer I think I'll die even wearing sunscreen, but this weather right now is perfect and everything is beautiful and I don't even want to poison people and pigeons in the park. I'm even able to sleep at night and my neighbors, the Addams, are pretty anxious about my case.
I recently read Alice in Wonderland (and did not finish it yet )
You may admire my Jefferson Airplane t-shirt, that I wore in that picture without even noticing the thing. Not that I thought I was bare-chested, but you get me.
My hair looking good.
I wore this dress almost every day last week. When I had to go out, I took off this jacket to be able to wear my boring overcoat for the last time and it greatly bothered me (or, I didn't know what the frog to do, posing feels so awkward!)
I became visually vulgar, not even noticing that my face was unclean. My aunt gave that cardigan to my mom and the fingerless glove is from german magazine Mädchen. Sheer horror!
This one was inspired by a costume Michael Bland wore, drummer of the New Power Generation, which made him look like either a turtle or a tortoise, I can never tell. When I was in the escalators, somebody did the exact opposite of giving me the finger or whistling at me: a smiling thumb up. That was nice.
The shirt was a gift and the necklace comes from a fleamarket.
I look tired because I just woke up and it's the only photo where I don't look like I'm still sleeping. This morning, I had to walk my ❤furry killer❤
I found the mickey Pez on the ground another day and he's happy and looking good while just popping out of my pocket. Well, sure, it's some sort of consumerist symbol or something, but Mickey does look pretty. The top is from La Redoute and the jacket from a fleamarket (can you see a pattern?)
As for Alice, here is an unicode character for the Queen of Hearts:
Sunday, March 31. 2013
I'm writing at night. The time is gonna go forward or has already gone forward. More than it usually do: we added an hour to today. I decided not to sleep tonight, the hour change makes it easier, so I can adjust my sleep hours and maybe finally be able to sleep normally forever. I'll also be using herbal sleeping aids for some time, which helped me a lot the last days. Now I need to adjust the time during which I sleep, as I want to sleep at night.
Not sleeping: its effects on my brain is that of a drug and my hands' veins are popping, which makes me think of an anatomical illustration only with added skin. It's a tad creepy. On the other hand (pun!), my joins are also sort-of popping, which is weird but usual.
Some days ago was Lucy Lawless' birthday. Happy 45 years! For me she'll always be Xena <3 though I like what she does as herself too, but may I mention how much I like her name :
Alouette gentille alouette.
Alouette allitération. L'alouette aux allitérations.
Hop. Who doesn't like alliterations?
I bought this headband thing at a shop where everything is 2€. I find that kind of expensive for what it is, but would have been too lazy to do something similar myself and had money at the moment, lots of. So the scarf was made by my neighbor's sister, who also happen to be my neighbor as she lives with her in the building aside of mine, at a social craft group for folks with mental disabilities. From times to times she is picked up by a tiny van rearranged to be used as a sort-of car or bus to drive her there with other people.
I love this thing. The scarf and the van thing. I once saw a real school bus! I love these thing, always wanted to go to school in one. Real buses are too... banal, habitual, humdrum. There's always too many people in there! Have you ever seen an overcrowded school bus? (I guess it exist, but let me dream.)
The necklace, I bought at a fleamarket because it reminded me of Lisa Simpson. Just recently I found many ways to wear it.
My mom cut my hair, now it's longer again, and I dyed it with henna two times after that (this photo was taken before.)
Now it's a bit longer again.
My mom also makes flan (and cookies now that I taught her after learning from some sexist asshole, unfortunately.)
Loona wanted me to give her a picture, so here it goes; here goes an advertisment-type picture for my mom's flans.
I love the contrast coming from wearing this hoodie with stuffs people consider elegant and all thinking it should not be mixed, but first and foremost you must admit it goes well together.
« My jacket is a fashion miracle. » — Will Smith, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air edited by Teevy, ch. 12 p. 326 (bow to my book smarts! yep it is!)
The remainder of the outfit, the skirt especially, reminds me of a picture of a woman and her bike taken last century.
Some kids and their dog. One woman and her bike. A man and his whale.
Find the one that shouldn't be listed.
Somebody at the stylism workshop also taught me that this necklace was from Vivienne Westwood, which I totally didn't know. I'm happy to not have paid for it, thanks uncle, and add it to my list of stuffs to sell if I ever need money desperately (because I kinda really like this necklace.)
Ah now that I'm finished writing, I don't feel so trip-y or tired. I guess it was a peak of alertness.
Also, I took this picture before starting and not finishing a skirt, because I thought the colors and light looked beautiful:
Friday, February 15. 2013
Yeah, so I said I'd post something "tomorrow", which meant three days later.
Happy belated Valentine's day! It feels so weird saying it, because I can't help thinking of the Strasbourg massacre which happened centuries ago and was so small in comparison to other modern massacres. Turns out it's the biggest killing in history that's been done on a Valentine's day, though!
The 11, it snowed great, everything looked like a green sugar coated cake, whereas today we got 20 cm of snow or more... even better, but my mom hates that because she have to drive a car to work. I wore these stuffs and walked my little furry friend.
I like how romantic it looks, the way it's cinched. Also, hot chocolate gave me a chaplinstache. Which leads me to, I unfortunately found nazi websites, which were weird. These people could be anyone you know, you know? Nazis. They're not nice and seem to hate everyone and you're in danger. You could even see them outside, and be like: "what a cutie pie."
Hey, let's talk about Gladys Bentley instead. Gladys Bentley was nice. Neat. Cool. SHE WAS A MOTHERFREEZER. Proof in hats:
A person who's smiling while wearing hats is a person who's wearing hats! So, following nazi lofic, Hitler had a sledge and smiled on pictures which makes him fundamentally just despites stuffs he did, but Gladys Bentley had a hat and sledges are a jewish conspiration (proof: my jewish ancestors maybe had sledges since in their era snow already existed and people had fun with that rather than with tamagotchis, which hadn't been invented yet, so?), so Gladys Bentley wins! End of interlude. Copyright fuzzy nazi logic, clothes resaler.
Shirt, belt: Vétis 1€ for 1kg trays; Backpack: 1.50€ at Vétis, plus patches and a pin's from the FSFE, I'll add so many more patches next; Dress: Auchan, Hair accessory, gloves, brooch: fleamarkets.
At first, I wasn't cold at all in this outfit, let's say it was just a bit cold like a spring morning. I should have been cold, though, and when it got colder I went home. This morning I was supposed to wake up early to buy fabric, but yeah. Here I am writing to you all.
Plus, my bitch's colorful run for you:
Tuesday, February 12. 2013
I'm posting these pictures right now, so I can post those I took yesterday tomorrow. Go!
I first wanted to make a skirt out of this shirt, but I think I'm gonna keep it like that. Not sure!
I thought the picture was horrible, but it's better than I thought.
It's been years since I bought this t-shirt at a dog convention thing (it's a thing! a dog convention!) and almost never wore it. I cut the sleeves and collar and my mom scolded/made fun of me (meaning if I was younger, she would have scolded me, but right now she wouldn't.)
Nowadays I can wear it over other stuffs, so I'm 1. warm 2. pluridimensionally dressed and can wear more layers of different textures and stuffs.
Hat: Vétis, Skirt: Fabio Lucci from when I was 13, Shirt: gift, Necklace: gift from hippy boss when I was learning how to weave, clip-on earrings: Le Léopard Friperie.
I like how contrasting the shirt is with the structure and overall feeling of the outfit, while it also changes it! Good evening to all of you!
Friday, January 25. 2013
I'm supposed to be in bed now, but here I am writing! English title not so fit, because those outfits aren't what is considered aesthetically androgynous, but I'm just listening to that song. French title is a translation of a sentence from Nina Simone's I wish I knew how it felt to be free, so you get The Replacements since I'm listening to that now.
Now I'm listening to Nina Simone again.
I recently bought purple lipstick for 3€ at Claire's, so that outfit was constructed around that and around the fact that it was friggin' cold. After a while, that lipstick become clearer like in that picture then a bit blue and the starting color is nice too! It's not the shade of purple I wanted first, but I like it and it's great for the price.
You can see it better in this photo:
I'm smiling because I want to. I hate that idea that I'm a bad person if I don't smile or "stupid" (hate that word!) if I smile without a reason. Some people really think these stuffs!
Skirt, clip-on earrings: fleamarket, blouse & sweater: old La Redoute.
I did that with Gimp as I was bored and lost the original picture:
I did that without searching any result in particular, but now see how it could be better. In the end, it looks kind of like an old paperdoll collaged over an old photography. You have trouble seeing the scarf thing, but I wanted to show you how I tied it up, knotted it, however you say.
I'm wearing my hair this way more and more often as I think I look better like that. I think I'm gonna cut these, maybe in a bob like Louise Brooks' or a long pixie with some hair going on my face like this. Any ideas? I think it's doable on my own, hmm, I think I'm gonna do that on impulse like when I got a fringe.
I also like this bob, but too long: it looks too much like when I had a fringe and shorter hair.
Thursday, January 24. 2013
Thanks to Donna from PrettySparklyThings who nominated me (classy!) for the Liebster Award. As I'm lazy and lacked sleep, I'm only answering now, almost two weeks (12 days) after I said I would. Sorry-sorry.
This sweater is fantastic and you don't need to see my sleepy eyes.
The Liebster Award is for "up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers", and I'm really flattered to be considered an up-and-coming blog !
Here are the rules for participating:
• Thank and link back to the person who nominated you
• Write 11 random facts about yourself
• Answer the 11 questions written by the person who nominated you
• Nominate 11 other bloggers (she said it was optional, so anybody who wants to participate, just comment and I'll link to your blog!)
• Write 11 questions for the other bloggers to answer
Nominees so far:
Here are my 11 more or less interesting facts:
1. I'm listening to a cover of Prince's Nothing compares to you, on Baden.FM, by somebody and I like it but keep comparing with the original which makes me hate it, and I feel like I'm not objective even though no human being can be objective about anything;
2. I'm wearing nothing but a tee and skirt, still I feel way too warm even though it's cold?!
3. I recently found a lot of money on the floor, which was really helpful as there are things I needed to buy and couldn't have afforded within months otherwise!
4. When I'm walking around in the city streets with nothing to do, but needing to go somewhere three hours later, I like visiting galleries (no entry fees) and imagine clothes and accessories from what they're exposing: it makes me appreciate art I'd have never appreciated otherwise and have another insight on what I like anyway;
5. Lately I liked the artists Willi Siber, Jean-Daniel Salvat, Gabriele Chiari, Pierre-Alain Münger and ??? Ors;
6. Trying to find the last lady's first name and business card, I ransacked my backpack and found a flyer dated a week before the opening of my city's LGBTI community center (two years ago) and a bus ticket from 2009;
7. I keep EVERYTHING to avoid forgetting, at least be able to remember or (joy!) rediscover what I forgot be it names, events or anything, it doesn't work because I'm too messy but I'm a bit scared of doing otherwise and throwing stuffs away and forget forever;
8. Even so, I keep stuffs I'm scared my mom (or some other people) might see, but I keep and hoard and it almost makes her want to snoop on my mess to clean it;
9. My cousin has a czechoslovakian wolfdog;
10. I love thrifting. Those are stuffs I bought from Vetis, a thrift store slash vintage clothing store (it has both a 1kg/1€ section and another with vintage clothes, plus stuffs that are new but almost made it to the landfills.) I got the "4€" bow tie for FREE, the skirt for 7.5€ which was kind of expensive for me even though it was half-price, brand new men's overalls for 2.5€ and a bunch of other stuffs (a backpack, hats, tees, one beautiful silk tie...)
My mom found brand new, only worn once Sioux (an expensive brand, which made it for her as she mostly wear clothes from supermarkets that she bought years ago) shoes for 5€, and nice pants in the 1kg/1€ section, which made her a thrifting convert. Never again she'll criticize my second-hand clthing addiction.
I got a load of belts from the 1kg for 1€ section, and only after I got home did I realize how much of a great find some of these were. Some of it was a bit expensive (don't mock me, I usually buy skirts for 1-2€ or less on fleamarkets), but the 1kg/1€ section was a real blast for accessories.
'Twas for only 20€ (if you subtract mom's shoes and that skirt, it must have been around 6-7€!)
11. Sunday, I'm playing in a chess team and have to wake up early. Wish me to do and sleep well!
My answers to the 11 questions (minus one about my favorite subjects to read about, too few brain power):
What blog post would you write if you could do ANYTHING? Pretend that you'd have money, great camera and lighting equipment (if necessary), as many assistants as you needed, you could be anywhere, and you'd look great in any type of clothing.I already look great in any type of clothing! I think I'd take pictures of beautiful things at night; I suck at taking night pictures, and they could help me out, and maybe something really abstract-looking... There are so many I could do, but I need to be put in that situation IRL to get ideas (or have a bit more time!)
What color clothing do you have the most of?
Black or red, maybe (clothes I need to recycle) blue.
Have you done any collaborations yet?
Sadly no. I'm open to anything, though! You can contact me here if you're interested.
What are your hobbies?
You should have a pretty good idea of these just by reading this post
What are your favorite TV programs, if you watch TV?
I watch movies, Fashion TV, kitsch stuffs like Premiers Baisers and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (I hope Will Smith approve of me calling this kitsch, in the other case I'm sorry.) (Will, your daughter is amazing!)
Lately I watched regularly Xena, Sliders, the Addams Family when it was on one of the german channels (as well as on my computer...), Bewitched, stuffs about fashion on Histoire (history channel) and Arte (french/german culture channel.)
When I was a kid, I watched Cousin Skeeter, Sister, Sister, tiny Mary-Kate and Ashley's TV show, the animated series with Mary-Kate and Ashley, Kenan and Kel and the number of actors incarning characters named after them is enthusing! Also, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, le S-Club 7, Pokémon, Art Attack, other stuffs, Sabrina the TV show, Re-7 (french program about video games), Family Matters and Fantômette the animated series as well as the TV series when I was even smaller (it got me interested in computers!), The Little Vampire TV series as well as the movie again and again, etc. I don't remember what age I was during all that, but the memories are still clear.
Watching TV set my tastes and values and stuffs, so these programs are to thank for the amazing person I am now! These taught me so much things, including how to not get your arm caught in a soda distributor. Please don't go back in the past to keep me from watching.
I also just saw the whole Ellen sitcom on Youtube.What makes you the happiest about your blog?
Readers, unknown to me in real life, leaving caring or interesting comments. This blog is also helpful to be less scared of people's reactions, ie. when I post a photo and I think I look weird or when I think my ideas are bad/not interesting. It might be really cheesy to say, but so it is!
Do you have any pet peeves about blogs? Is there something that makes you decide NOT to read a blog post?
I don't like embedded music players, but that's about it. Laziness, not being able to concentrate and lack of time are what makes me decide to not read a blog post.
What social media do you like the best? (there can be more than one)
Blogs and stuffs like bookcrossing.com. I wonder if there is anything like Garmentcrossing, where you'd set an accessory or piece of clothing some place and people could take it and wear it for a while, then put it back where they took it. Would be fun!
Do you like reading about celebrity fashion? Why or why not?
I don't like the mean "flop and top" articles, these kind of kills creativity and are often full of body policing. I like reading about the styles of celebrities I like, where they get their inspiration, how to imitate it (those are always fun to read!) and maybe a DIY how-to written by the celebrity hirself?
Is there anything that you wish that you could do more of with your blog?I want to post more. I thought about posting drawings, and more photography, but had no time for it and didn't think about posting.
My 11 questions:
1. What's written on the first object on your left? (or right, if nothing is written on this one)
2. Put your music player on shuffle mode. Press play. Now, don't lie, what's on?
3. What's your first memory? (Mine is being 2-years-old and getting scratched by a kitty, it took me fifteen years and a half to not be scared of them anymore! Nowadays, cats are scared of me; I won.)
4. Your favorite theme song?
5. Your favorite game?
6. What's your greatest hope, the thing you want the more in life?
7. Fast, say something smart (or not) on a subject conventionally considered smart and serious.
8. Is there something you're dying to say these days? Write it.
9. Who do you admire, want to emulate or identify with? (if you do admire, want to emulate or identify with anybody)
10. Is there anything you'd like to do now, but that you don't have the guts to do? If so, what?
11. What are your favorite ways to express yourself? Is there any interesting way to express oneself that you'd like to try?
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