Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lately; Fall Edition

Hello Again!
I'm exhaustedly writing this as I'm waiting for my fabric to wash in the washer; I'm sewing a dress as a final project (which I'm really excited to show you all!), and I'm feeling super antsy but also really really tired. I've been up late a lot of nights doing stupid stuff and homework and procrastinating and watching The Office....it's that last lap of the mile right now. I just gotta push through. I'll probably be sick for like a week when I finally get out for winter break.
Anyway, in conjunction with my last post, I wanted to make a classic "Lately" post. Since I've been so busy with work and school I haven't had much time for outfit photos or anything, but I have taken a lot of photos. And as my instagram is becoming more and more of an art-form in itself, I've been taking a lot more interesting photos.

ALSO! I really haven't updated this is a while with the goings on of my life I realized. So what better time than in this lately post?
Firstly, I got a job! It's an awesome job too; I'm working for this vintage store near me (that I've literally shopped at since middle school, and it's really small and locally owned and only 5 people work there like very #cool) I'm learning a lot about clothing, how to identify something as vintage and slowly but surely learning how to really tell the time period a piece is from. It's an amazing job and I'm getting so inspired, and I get to see and touch and try on stuff that's been around for a LONG time! We have some amazing, mint condition, gorgeous 20s pieces that I saw up close and held and it's amazing! I'm loving it more and more each day I work there.
I'm working on becoming an Individualized major, which is a program my school has where you can bascially build your own major from existing majors. You have to be accepted and I'm in the class you have to take to be considered right now. It's not like competitive or anything, it's just about whether or not they find your argument for hybridity compelling or not. I am finding a way to combine my journaling, fashion, and textiles. I think it's going to be really really cool, and I feel confident I'll be accepted and I'm super excited for the years to come!
I just signed up for my classes next semester and I'm really excited!! I'm taking some really amazing classes. I'm taking a class on dying and painting on fabrics called Saturated Cloth, a class called Narrative Stitches (like could it BE more perfect for me???? no it couldn't), the next sewing class, a fashion history class, and a class on consumer culture. I cannot say how excited I am for the next semester!!!
Anyway, here are some photos from this past semester!
I found this picture of this dog and it is 100% me. My dog soul-mate
Cool Sign I saw// Cute outfit I wore when it finally dipped below 80 degrees
Some journal pages
Grateful Dad shirt
The hat I've been #living in lately
The outfit I wore to my interview for the vintage store I now work at !!
First day of work outfit//Light in the textiles studio//Great America outift
Journal entry "Publicly Crying"
Unapologetically emotional postcards as a performance piece for my performance art class. 
"Strategic Discomfort"
My tessellation print in various stages of progress
Wigglies and Stripes
Underwear as outwear (in the dressing rooms at work)
a great outfit I wore the other day (also at work) Almost fully from Savers, which is one of my new favourite thrifting-places ever. 
Two necklaces I made
Textures (with my tessellation print)
A closeup of the above outfit. Influenced by my coworker I've started wearing scarves like this
//I missed my dentist appointment//

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Autumn Aesthetics (2015)

Recently (ish), I made two fall-themed posts on my tumblr; one mood-board (the trend on tumblr about two months ago...), and one list-style post on my tumblr with all my fall aesthetics/almost a fall wishlist. So here is a modified blog post combining both those things as well as some of my fall looks/art pieces that fit in with this fall themed post! (hopefully this long ass post will make up for my absence over the last (few?) month(s?). And don't worry, I'll have a "lately" post soon too to talk about what's been going on in my life lately!

India K

Henrik Vibskov Spring 2016 Copenhagen
Junya Watanabe
Rowena Sartin
1. Rowena Sartin  // 2. (source) // 3. (source)
Olsken rtw Spring 2016
And Re Walker rtw Spring 2016
1. (source)  //  2. Jess Feury
1. My grandparents house: art installation by my uncle. // 2. Tea bags I saw on the ground
Joan Brown. Portrait of a Nude Woman, 1961
Out On The Lake
photographer Matt Holmes
stylist Marcus Cuffie
model Gia Seo
1. (source) 2. (source)
I've been obsessed witht this lipstick! It's Urban Decay 1993. This has been the lipstick I've been LIVING in for the past month or so. I'm obsessed with it--the color is exactly what I'd been looking for. 
1. Just Like Honey shirt (source) //  2. (source)
Gabor Toth
1. (source)  //  2. Romeo and Juliet, 1996
When There’s Nothing Left To Burn, You’ve Got To Set Yourself on Fire
Lisa Anne Auerbach, 2007/2009
Paintings: Gustav Klimt // Runway: Yves Saint Laurent rtw Spring 2015
1. (source) 2. (source)
Jean Englehart, FLAX collection
1. Emily looking cute in the cutest denim dress (source) // 2. Zara (source)
1.  Aryon Hostleton and Alison Macrina // 2. (source)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

ISLAND LIFE (part 2)

So this is also a long overdue post; the trip to Vashon this summer. My family (me, my parents, and my brother) roadtripped to Canada first and then came back down to Washington to visit our old home, Vashon Island. 

On the way down from Canada, we stopped at Crecent Lake. It was so hot outside, but the water was like ice. It sort of felt nice, but also sort of didn't. It was the kind of cold that made it hard to breathe when you submerged everything but your head. But I got used to it and ended up swimming around. 

I was so excited when we finally got to the island that I ended up jumping straight into the water...which ended up being freezing cold. But it was worth it to see the way the sky looked--so huge and ORANGE when you're laying so openly right beneath it. 
We got there at the perfect sunset moment, and my dad caught me adding it to my snapchat story. 
It looks like several people are  hanging upside-down and their orange hair is hanging over the hills
My dad and I are always fascinated by this; the way the water makes these beautiful patterns as it ripples and reflects the sunset. 
The next morning my mom, dad, and I woke up early and went to our favourite coffee stand 
It was so nice out, I had to put together the summer-y-est outfit I possibly could. I felt like a walking pool with the pool print hat I made (which you can purchase here)
When we went to my childhood house, it matched the pool so perfectly! I felt I'd captured that aesthetic perfectly. 
The house was so nicely decorated for my grandma's birthday, and everything felt so small! I hadn't been to this house in about four years! What a long time to be away from somewhere I used to live. 
Even the pool felt small. While in Canada, I bought an underwater disposable camera, which I've never used before; the light hits the pool so well I've always wanted to take photos underwater, but I'd never had the means. Not all the pictures turned out the way I wanted them to, but this one I love. It just reminds me of when I was little how I would always look at the pretty rippling water shadows on my feet. It felt so the same. 
My grandma really knows how to decorate a house...
Later in the evening, we went down to the bank, where you can see Mt. Raineer. It's always been gorgeous at sunset, and it did not disappoint. The way it turns pink matches my glowing heart. 
Again, my grandma is a great decorator
My mom and I were just walking through the grocery store, and happened to see Nancy, our good family friend, which is just SUCH a Vashon moment: it's such a tiny Island it's impossible not to bump into a few people you know each time you go out (which can be good or bad depending on your mood). The right photo is a photo of this cool henna-like stuff Jack's family gave us; called Jagua. I've been wanting a small-ish floral tattoo (partial) sleeve, so I showed my dad the inspiration and had him copy it so I could see if I liked it (which I really really did..). I would probably get it smaller than this, but I want it. My mom had me draw a flower on her back and now she sort of wants to get one too. So we'll see, maybe she and I will get them together sometime soon (keep ur eyes peeled for that update)
The lovely Jack. I've never seen the sun glow through anyone as much as I have this trip; look at him! Glowing. Everything is glowing on this trip; everything. 
The next day my mom and I picked Zach up from the airport in Seattle and ate dinner watching the sunset while waiting for the ferry. 
We missed each other so much, we began matching (sometimes on purpose, sometimes not)
I wake up earlier than Zach, so I would read (I was reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and eat breakfast while I waited for him to get up
Rocky took this photo, but I had to post it; the moon lined up with Mount Raineer and it was like yet another sign from the earth to let us know we were doing good; in the right place. 
Every night we'd eat dinner out on the porch, which had this gorgeous view. 
On the way back to the ferry, we stopped and visited my uncle, who lives in Seattle, and he showed us some of his old journals: which were SO inspiring! I couldn't believe it; my whole dad's family is so amazingly creative, it's almost overwhelming the amount of inspiration I get looking at their work. I loved Stefan's journals, I feel like I rushed through them. I wish I could sit down and look at them all carefully and with purpose for hours. They are so so inspiring in the way he puts things together. It made me excited to do more art. 
On Thursday Eva, Zach and I went to my favourite place: The Goodwill Outlet, where clothes are priced by the pound and you have a giant bin as a basket. 
When we got back, we went down to the bulkhead, where someone had put up a rope swing! I don't know how safe it was, but it was definitely fun. When you swing out over the water, if you look to the left, you see Mount Raineer! 
My grandma always make these beautiful huge dinners with delicious food and always great company. 
We usually stay out at the dinner table, still snacking, chatting and getting eaten alive by mosquitos until late in the evening, while people trickle away as they head home. 
The lanterns looked beautiful as it got darker; my grandma filled them with Christmas lights. In this picture, since my disposable camera didn't have a flash, they look like stars. 
The next morning, we left early to go home. The slatted shades make the most beautiful light, and I think I'm gonna get some in my room just for the lighting it creates. Can you tell I'm obsessed with light? I am.
I felt sad to leave my family home for the last time; my grandparents are selling it, and I'm actually writing a narrative gif story about those feelings, like this post, so look out for that. I still feel weird about it, a month or so later. It hasn't quite hit me yet that it's gone. It feels like I'm losing a part of me. I feel like I lost the whole island; they feel so connected in my mind, but I have to keep reminding myself that I can still go back, even if my actually house is gone, the home is still there.