I do. I’ve written a bit more than a quarter of it…I have been brainstorming ways out. My best so far is handing in my essay from last term then playing the ditz, which could work on this guy if my top is low enough and my skirt high enough…I’ll mull it over.
The picture: (From The Sartorialist, check him out.)
Now I have tried to accomplish this look with various vintage and new sparklies and (having failed) decided it was not possible to pull off in real life! I was mistaken…obviously this woman is very skilled and has a great eye. That’s not to say I’m not very skilled or have a great eye, I’m just…awkward? Sure, why not. Okay, onto my solution! When I first tried to do the casual layered sparkle thing it was because I had just seen a gorgeous Tom Binns necklace and thought “I can do that”, I also thought “They definitely don’t have Tom Binns in Canada…” They do. At Holt Renfrew, of course. But it’s a very limited assortment. Before I get into that…Tom Binns:
There is a “megastore” in NYC and I’m sure American department stores have much better selection and if you’re not into the over the top gemstone stuff you can find some of the more subdued pieces online, but unless you’re going somewhere chic in the states soon, it ain’t happening. (Long sentence.) I have emailed their International Sales department, because I’m that girl, so perhaps there will be hope! I feel like they won’t get back to me though. If I were a super chic, asymmetric, sparkly wearing, fashionable, cool person I would probably have better things to do than answer emails from a @queensu.ca address. In the meantime I’ll continue attempting to do it on my own, aka learning to be as cool as picture gal, and maybe I’ll post pictures of attempts…
P.S. Into Alice in Wonderland? The Tim Burton one? Tom Binns did a collection for it through Disney Couture which is available online…it’s not my thing, but it may be yours: Tom Binns’ “Down the Rabbit Hole”.
Quick post. I suck, especially with camera…busy…yadiyada.
Maybe I’ll suck less (that’s what she said) if you (any, all) buy me these (any, all):
Please & thank you. Acne.
Note: This is a completely salvaged post. The original was accidentally deleted.
A Mounty pin-up, what a perfect lead in to Burlesque! Burlesque is really how I became very comfortable with my body. I’ve never done any Burlesque shows, but a friend of mine joined a troupe a few years called Glamour Puss Burlesque and ever since seeing her pictures on Facebook and how gorgeous and proud all the girls looked I was hooked. It’s one of the few mediums where curvier girls can flaunt themselves, their bodies and their sexuality and I think that represents a healthy body image. I would love to one day join a troupe, but for now I’ll participate in a more tangible way. Burlesque fashion.
I found a great site called Love Burlesque that has everything, but if you only look at one thing look at the shoes. Oh. My God. The shoes. I put together three items I loved that would give me a full day of burlesque:
I guess I’m on a pink thing. They have those shoes in every texture and style you can imagine, and they look a lot like the shape of YSL Tributes, but for much less. Think about it…
Burlesque has influenced me beyond buying the fashion… Last year I had a boudoir photo shoot as a Valentine’s Day gift. I think they look very burlesque due to what I wearing and my natural curves and now that the valentine is no more, I can share them. I had them taken in Kingston by Philippe Baud and it was a great experience (as well as a great price!) And I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a unique gift. Alright…here are some of them:
Some may consider them racy, but I really like them. And I like that I like them because there are some days when I’m tired of things not fitting on my bottom half and get really down on myself, but these photos remind me that I’m proud of my curves. I invite y’all to flaunt them with me!