Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Flowers Bloom - Mandalay







Lately Target's designer collaborations haven't resonated heavily with me . . . but with Liberty's beautiful prints, I think they've hit a home run. The clothing I look forward to, there's a couple of dresses I will eagerly snatch up and a babysuit with Cornpuddin's name all over it. But I think I am most looking forward to the accessories. Wellington boots and umbrella? Yes. Wallets? Of course. Bags? Goes without saying. Bike? Maybe, just maybe. March 14th is on my calendar.

(Photos: Thank goodness for Refinary29)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Also Sprach Zarathustra - Richard Strauss


Bum . . .

. . . buuuum . . .

. . . . buuuuuum . . .

. . . ba-DUM . . . .

Yup Sister Wolf, I am still a c*nt who thinks acquiring pretty and expensive shoes will shield me from life's essential and meaningless horror. Forgive me, for I am young and stupid.

Femme Fatale - Beck



"Overdressing" is a phrase foreign to my unexceptional vocabulary. That's why a Rick Owens Lilies wrap sweater with a mini skirt from J. Crew paired with Finsk boots is a perfectly acceptable get up for breakfast at IHOP. Before you make your judgments, you should know I was headed to ballet immediately after and having not been there for a month, there's no better way to feel good about your weight gain and sloppy steps by wearing altitudinous shoes.

However I couldn't help but to notice the reaction my outfit received from a group of oogling men folk around my age. But for every problem, there is a solution, my dear friends.

When I fail to wear socks with my Finsk boots, they make little unattractive farting noises, which is sure to leave the opposite sex confused and grossed out as you shimmy past their table. Bonus: turn around and say "excuse me" with a syrupy smile and they might just puke up their pancakes.

Mission accomplished.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The House I Live In - Archie Shepp-Lars Gullin Quintet







My new pad. Still a work in progress, but getting there slowly but surely.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Freedom Ritual - Dark Meat




So now that all the dust has settled from a few weeks of hard work and other life changing events, I can get back to blogging with utter mediocracy. My new designated outfit photographer doesn't quite grasp the concept of photographing an outfit. And yet, I adore him all the same :)

(And no, I'm not pregnant, the dress just puffs out there sometimes).

Cardigan - Best Behavior
Dress - Mociun

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Skin - Sade


Too many fashion people checking out way too early. Gutted.

Alexander McQueen
1969 - 2010

UPDATE:

My younger sister Cornpuddin' called me, sadly.
My older sister called me to tell me.
My Dad called me and couldn't believe it.

Fashion may not be everyone's cup of tea but this family knows when a genius has left us.

Friday, February 5, 2010

French Catalogues - Brian Eno



Lookbooks are so last season. Well, so is this video and I love it. Vanessa Bruno has made Lou Doillon her unofficial mascot, it would seem. But I think this is a great pick. Vanessa Bruno's clothes need someone with a strong sense of self, and that Miss Doillon definitely has. This is why I like her. She is always unapologetically herself, no matter what she is wearing.