Thursday, August 19, 2010

travelin travelin travelin

I'm in Korea for a few hours on my way to China, and thought I'd take this last oportunity to update my blog. This is what I'm wearing for my almost 24 hour journey:

My comfiest outfit without resorting to my personal pet peeve of sweats, flip flops, and t-shirts in public. Ick. 
Batwing blouse and biker shorts from Love Culture
Thrifted nude pumps (btw i heard Project Runway bashed beige heels and they can suck it! I love my beige heels so much, they are coming to China!)


I'll miss you all! Please come visit me over at May Go Wren. Click on the category "zombielace" to filter out all non-fashion related posts.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Things to miss: My life partner, Tate

I am transitioning to my Wordpress blog; in a few days, I will no longer have access to blogger. It's going to be hard going through withdrawal from all my favorite blogger blogs, but I gotta do it! Along with facebook and other google related creature comforts... But please check me out there! May Go Wren: China Blog.  Fashion/vintage/style related entries will be categorized as "Zombie Lace"so click on that if you want to filter out unrelated stuff!

Today's post (since I don't have a lot of time what with packing and preparing etc) is dedicated to my cat whom I am cruelly abandoning while I travel the East. Praying my two friends can take her, but that's not going to be a sure thing til later today so KINDA nervous on that! Made this video to encourage them:


(if that doesn't work, try here for youtube)

And this is what I've been wearing to pack and move and hustle and bustle:

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100 % Thrifted (something else I'll miss doing in China!!)

Friday, August 13, 2010

take a romp outside the box

Here's another one of my pieces photographed by Susan Mucino;

The polkadot 80s romper halter.

I got this two summers ago in Austin and I used to wear it CONSTANTLY. Haven't really felt it much this summer at all, though, and really only wore it for these pictures. I'll probably end up selling it in the shop, but with my departure to China only... FIVE DAYS AWAY?!?... it'll have to wait until my return

I feel like this piece brings out my silly side, and just makes me want to hop around and make faces at the camera. Everything about this garment and these pictures reminds me of having no shame in joy and just all around breaking freeeeee!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meet me by the tracks, love

As my departure date for my year in China approaches, I am forced into the loathsome task of sorting through my (considerable) clothing collection and downsizing. I can't stand it!!! I am something like a clothes hoarder, and the idea of leaving any of my darlings feels like betrayal. Luckily, I had my beautiful talented photographer friend, Susan Mucino, to make the task a little more fun. We got together some of my favorite vintage pieces from my personal collection and had a little photo-shoot. I found it kind of therapeutic to immortalize these pieces in photographic form although I'll have to say goodbye to them for a year. Here is just one of the dresses we shot, and I will be the first to say I am DEFINITELY not a model, but Susan's skill produced some lovely pictures nonetheless.

This series of pictures is kind of whimsically romantic to me; I think it's a shy girl who goes alone by the train tracks every afternoon to read romance novels and dream about her love. She knows he takes the commute on the train behind her, so she wears the red dress, wishing he'd look out the window at just the right moment and see her as a streak of red.

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Vintage 80s oversized shirt dress
Flats from Target
Clutch: hand altered from an old one by me!

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