I sat in the corner of the Crocodile among maudlin faces and took pictures. I felt pretty harmless but somehow I got the impression that I was not welcome. Did the room full of Democrats sense my political neutrality? Did they smell my undying love of fashion from their upturned noses? Did their dirty sneakers and awful loafers judge my pointy-toed phat lace up boots? Who knows! Sure a few familiar faces greeted me with warm hugs and sparkling conversation. It was the strangers that slowly backed away as I tried to start an informal tête-à-tête. I live in a climate that forces you in for months at a time! People in Seattle tend to distrust an animal such as myself. I did not grow up here. I grew up in the sun, which forces you out all the time. My comfortability actual makes people uncomfortable. My happy disposition is a certain sign of alien being. My lack of malaise is a perfect breeding ground for distrust. But the real clincher? My clothes! I wore a peculiar vintage crocheted halter under a fearfully alluring Sharon Segal burnout dress, a lace cardigan deceptively draped my shoulders. My Kensie boots screamed, “fashionista!” No wonder. The whole outfit was a dead give-away, especially the very politically incorrect peacock earrings; this odd pairing was certain to breed an environment of unease. I can’t wait for my next unsettling outfit. Can you? My dreaded boots! Who let this caged animal out?!
Manami adorning some darling Mary Janes. She must be a spy!
Just the right amount of "worn-in" boots. Something is terribly wrong. Dana's fantastic Emo pants and rocker booties.
This woman is a threat to society!
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Another photoshoot today. I wore my ZETO funky cowl neck, super cute MAE city shorts over my black leggings with my vintage boots and FOREVER21 faux leather jacket. In my hair I am wearing a darling menswear fabric flower. I feel cute as a button!
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While I'm leaving my place to make a styling house-call, Beethoven and I notice some mischief in the dining room. "Down Jelly!" I belt out. But, this great outfit; a vintage tie-dye slip, a motorcycle jacket and boots have me feeling like EASY RIDER. "Peace" I say, "Peace little Jelly. I'll see you on the flip side."
click on this image for a closer look! Okay, get ready... I am officially entering my black period. I may mix it up with grays and I might take a walk over to creams and browns if I am feeling particularly colorful but it will mostly be about black on black on black. Texture and textiles. I don't usually tell you what to do but, you MUST take a look at this image closeup so don't forget to click on it before you leave! Today I will be carrying my KOOBA patent leather handbag and inside it my TANO oversized wallet and HK KUROMI keys. Taking me there will be my wedding shoes. Yes! I wore these amazing, fantastic RICHARD TYLER satin pumps in black when D and I eloped, in fact I wore all black. (Have to show you that picture later.) And keeping me warm, layers; THREE DOTS leggings, BEBE slit pinstriped mini, THREE DOTS long sleeve leaf print top, a vintage butterfly shell and my new XHILARATION faux lamb gilet. Since it's getting darn chilly I will bring my FOREVER21 faux leather jacket for backup. And in case anyone is looking, I am wearing the classic OPI polish in Lincoln Park After Dark.
If you are a fan of vintage like I am, you must take a look at 1918 VINTAGE. This great little "shop" nestled into the corner of a Chicago apartment has hand picked items lovingly chosen by Meg Lewis. Items like this original 80's era Liz Clairborne dress with long sleeves that hits above the knee has two pockets at the hip and a button up top are a fabulous treat. If it weren't a large, I would snap it up myself! But you curvy girls could wear it by day with leggings, some bad girl boots and a leather jacket! Dress it up at night with heels and a great belt!