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Friday, August 30, 2013

Outfit Log #4: Lolita Archangel Print (Thursday)

I think I may retire my Lolita attire until Fall//Winter...I can't handle the layers of clothing or others staring at me on the streets (I admit, I mean I occasionally enjoy the attention but there can be too much of a good thing...). 
Edit: The intro was written in July...I'm just too lazy to think up of/write another one. I apologize.
JSK; Archangel Print (Moi-meme-moitie)
Blouse: Offbrand
Headpiece: sweetmildred (Etsy)
Rocking Horse Shoes: Montreal

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Metropolitan Special Exhibit (Punk: From Chaos to Couture) Photos

Here are my (not so candid) photos of the Met's 5th most popular exhibit to date. Before people (potentially) begin harping on me and telling me that no photos were allowed (mind you, I was by no means the only one taking pictures), my pseudo excuse is that I was originally going to keep these photos for my own inspirational purposes but after a particularly nasty encounter with one of the museum staff I decided to upload all of the photos of the clothes I managed to sneak. I concede, this blog post is my not so mature act of rebellion.*

Despite the critiques  I've seen floating around the internet (claiming that the whole show was ingenuine--that punk is an organic style and the exhibition was too obviously curated, editorial and commercial), I thought that the exhibit accomplished what it set out to do: educate those who did not necessarily grow up during this era, remind those who did, and showcase iconic (or punk inspired) pieces. The museum didn't promise to recreate the phenomenon (the atmosphere driving the designers' visions) or to examine the societal influence and impact of the fashion...
Needless to say, I enjoyed the whole spectacle enormously (It featured bondage pants and clothes of Westwood [I mean, Vivienne Westwood defined punk] and Watanabe...some of my favorite designers so what's not to love?).

Entrance with two mannequins clothed in Westwood and Dior (I believe)
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