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)