Monday, October 29, 2012

Grunge Rock

Not the best pictures in the world because every color somehow blends into the background. But, you get the picture. I dyed my hair the other day and it was supposed to be blue black, but it just looks black. School gives busy days and either bad pictures and good grades, or good pictures and bad grades. Maybe I'll get my roommate to take better pictures.

Shawl: Ross. Denim shirt: Wet seal. Belt: 2ndhand. Tank: thrifted. Black jeggings: F21. Calvin Klein boots.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Gran Griznay

I got super grannied out today. I was wearing lace on lace on velvet and felt super fancy. That's okay though, because it is super healthy to feel fancy. Which has brought me full circle to grannies wear lace and probably velvet so they must feel pretty healthy, too. What logic. :)

Gray lace zip-up: Sierra Trading Post. Lace cami: consignment store. Velvet skirt: 2ndhand. Pink belt: roomie's closet. Black glitter pointed flats: Rave.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Designs for Princesses

So, as I was link jumping the other day, and I found this blog post with pictures of disney princess inspired dresses by big ol' designers. Like any other young girl growing up in american, I was babysat by disney princess movies and am attracted to anything princess related. More than anything, it's probably the idea of falling madly in love and getting to wear pretty dresses. So, to feed that never ending hunger I give you four of my favorite pictures from the post. (click that link above to see all of them)
This dress is for Ariel by Marchesa. This was so cleverly done in watercolor and in deep blue. Mostly I like how dramatic the silhouette is. We all know how unreal those princess` body proportions are.

I had to put Cinderella on here because she's my favorite princess. This dress is by Versace and is super gorgy with it's banded corset. Cinderella is allowed to be so well frosted with diamonds because she's been cleaning for so many years and clean things sparkle. (In case you haven't seen Cinderella I must clear up that she isn't actually cleaning herself like I just seemed to hint.)

This is an outfit for Jasmine by Escada. I love myself a silk billowy pants! Plus, gold isn't that tough to keep around your neck.

The last is a Rapunzel inspired dress by Jenny Packham. I love the glitzy back of the dress which is strung in the jewels. I don't know why Rapunzel is wearing something so dark... maybe because she was locked in a dark tower for so long. Of all of the dresses, this is my favorite... so long and elegant.

Bleeding oxen?

I've seen a lot of this red color in a lot of photos. I've heard it called oxblood, or wine red, but I think of it as a rock and roll color. It could perhaps be called rock 'n rouge if I was naming a nail polish color of it. I think it's a great color especially for this fall. I think it's sort of sensual, sophisticated, and mysterious. Plus it can break up my attraction to the black and white clothes I wear.

I found this shawl on the sidebar that I think is super pretty. It's massive expensive but it's okay to be a dreamer.

It can be worn monochrome like Alexa Chung in the above picture as long as the color is broken up a bit by changing the textures or adding small splashes of some neutral. This velvet red color can be dressed down with some jean like in the picture below on the left by Lulu. Or throw you in the 70's with the swing jacket on the right.
 I have been trying to determine how to use dark lipstick but avoid going all the way black. Oxblood, plum, and velvet colors can help take the plunge. Because dark lipcolor is so dramatic, it needs to feel subtle by blending it with dark clothes and dark hair. I like the following picture with the tough black and snakeskin mixed with the soft lace, but it doesn't work very well for everyday.
It could be evened out with black lined eyes, dark hair, and dark clothes like in the next picture.

So here it is, the new fad color that is seen all over. Personally? I love it. It mixes a sensual gaze with an androgynous edge. Mostly it is just a shade of red which supposedly looks good on everyone but because I love black, I love dark red.