Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Disney princesses!

These are pictures that I found on this site. These are renditions of disney princesses all done in a historical light. The lady that drew these looked at the outfits in their historical context. The link will send you to the site where she explains the time period and how the dresses relate to the styles for the time. There are more disney princesses that she does, but these three were my favorite.Link

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Those fantastic 80's

The music video for "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" has got this cute 80's pop style and I used it to plan my outfit for the day. Threw on those leggings that I never wear to pair with some flats because everyone seems to wear kitten heels in the video, but I banned myself from heels for 3 more weeks so this is a pretty good substitution. I did the pictures in front of the window to hit the window scene seen in the second image under "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." Miss Houston also rocks a whole lot of black in all of her videos, so I slapped on my lil' black dress from New Years topping it with my mother's 20 year old coat and some old annoyingly round and chunky blobble beads.

I don't know if you can tell, but I did my eyeshadow inspired by Whitney Houston's 80's music videos.

Peep evolution

I was really hungry and so I ate some marshmallows which ended up in the pictures. If I was a cooler blogger I would have not eaten the marshmallows while taking pictures... or they would look cool because maybe I found a majestic location that has architecture of marshmallow-looking statues or columns and I am standing under the awning of the building. Imagine all that as you look through these pictures, and you will think I am the best fashion blogger in the entire internet!

Shirt: Target. Pearls: Thrifted. Skirt: Thrifted. Belt: 2ndhand. Tights: Target. Gold Flats: Old Navy.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston

With a voice like melting butter, may you enter the place outside of this world in a glamorous fashion with chorus women singing with a vibrato as you sing with riffs and runs with big hair.

My Love is Your Love

It's Not Right but it's Okay

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

How Will I Know

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dripping Gold and Glitter

I have noticed recently an uptake in gold, bling, sparkle, and shine in fashion and I wanted to link it to the art I studied. I saw this intricate, expensive-looking style first in my art of the Romantic period art class. There was this time in the late 17th century and the early 18th century in Europe when architecture was very glitzy and opulent. The walls were decorated with spectacular gold details. This time was known as the Rococo period. The Gallery of Mirrors in Versailles was made by request of Louis XIV to impress and entertain nobles and foreign visitors.

Nobles began to build grand homes or hotels similar to the style King Louis XIV. The Soubise family had a really glamorous home that was decorated with gold woodcarvings and stuccowork. There was an especially beautiful room for the princess of the 63 year old prince. He wanted it made especially beautiful for his 19 year old princess because he loved her so much. That is where most of the Rococo art was based on... LOVE! Well, I don't really know if this huge age difference was a hurdle to their love, but whatever the dynamic of their love was, he made her room very grand and beautiful.

The two following pictures are from bloggers that I have first seen this delicate and blinged out style on. Geri from Lust for life wears gold framed aviators that match her gold-foil pleated skirt.
(ps: pleated circle skirts are an easy way to cute-fy and flirty-fy a day... because it's a spinny skirt) She also accessorizes this romantic outfit with gold bangles and the bow.

Kelly from Glamourai also is wearing gold framed glasses and gold jewelry. The best way to accent an outfit with gold is to wear black or white which shows off the gold pieces well. Kelly is wearing a black blazer with gold in it with a collared white shirt. She isn't over-doing the gold-factor because she has tied the outfit from head to toe with black from her beanie to her blickety black pants.

The gold is a romantic look and is fitting for a Valentine's date! Yum!

I've found some designers that have used this romantic opulent look in their spring collections. I made up this theory that today's woman needs to feel wealthy and extravagant and gold, jewels, sparkle, and shine is going to make her feel that way.

With that said, I present to you:

Chanel's haute couture 2012 show

chanel 2012 spring


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cryin' Denim Streams

It was upon this day that I went to Anthropologie. I want to do a visual display internship with them over this summer and so I picked up an application. I really hope this happens because that would be tremendous fun and give my life more purpose and worth. :)

Denim shirt: Wet Seal. Denim Dress: thrifted. Leather belt: 2nd hand. Shirtsleeve leg warmer/socks: from old shirt. Boots: Ross.