photo: Bazaar June 09
photo: Dazed & Confused September 07
photo: Dazed & Confused September 07
It's way out there
But I don't care
'Cause this is what
I want to wear
'Purple Stain' Red Hot Chili Peppers
Today I'm experiencing a case of 'wardrobe playlist', an all familiar experience I've mentioned before. When your outfit depends on which tunes your currently listening to, and this morning it was Red Hot Chili Pepper, Californication album (classic and my most beloved album, or one of them any way!).
My style was inspired by an combination of both the bold attitude of the lyrics (above) and the pictures in my scrap book, which I so happened to trip over (being the clumsy mess I often am) alas fate.
Its all to easy to erase fabulous fashion editorials, when frequently so many are churned out! However there are always an select couple which will forever remain etched onto my brain.Completely stubborn images refusing to budge and fade, impossible to erase.
Some of the pic's above are from what I suppose can be now filed under 'vintage' Dazed & Confused' Sep '07 issue (oh how it continues to be my religion, when I first discovered this magazine I was in year seven at my hell of an high school. There were no blatant 'alternative' individuals as such, they didn't appear until about year ten. Ramble, ramble where was I? Being a Dazed & Confused virgin. Yes so I often felt an outcast, misfit, too different and uncomfortable with this undefined style I had carved out for myself.It was one conundrum and challenging time excepting and embracing my style. Disliking, disliking popular culture if this makes sense!? Soon as I was introduced to the world of Dazed & Confused by my then best friends older rock & roll loving brother. I excepted it really was fine, if not perfect being that little bit odd ball and quirky).
This issue reminded me why, I was so very hell bent on penning emails and even writing old fashioned letters to the Dazed & Confused crew begging them to allow me to contribute in some form or another. Even making cups of tea I still would have been quite content and proud of myself. By the way Dazed & Confused I'm patiently awaiting for that 'come on board' invitation: nudge nudge, wink wink!
Enough with my ongoing love affair with Dazed & Confused.
The other fierce and stud-tastic pic's are editorials from Harper's Bazaar June '09 issue.
This publication I find more often then not extremely, extremely intimidating ( fashion magazines are there to provide escapism as I understand it. But Bazaar is too ridiculously unrealistic,surely this also applies for those lucky sods who have disposable incomes?) strikes fear deep within me.
I avoid upper class Harpers, and all its it girl, royalty fash packs contents and coverage of the swanky, events and lavish like London scene. Erghhhh! Skip and snub.
Though the decision to purchase the June issue was one mighty rare exception, because it featured the 'White Noise' editorial with photography by Cliff Watts, who I worship and would be prepared to sacrifice my whole entire world for...well I'd be willing to sacrifice my T-shirt collection for, if not my actual universe?
In short ( Too late isn't it?I've already wrote too much haven't I? Why? Why is it I fail keeping my posts short and sweet? Honestly I do attempt to edit the staggering word count down to a tidy minimum...not my intention to consume all of your time. Please do feel free to scan read any of my posts, as admittedly I'm incapable of typing one short paragraph). These pictures from both Dazed & Confused and Harper's Bazaar, along with Red Hot Chili Peppers are to blame for this bright acid green nail paint. Of which I've splashed across my chipped nails, and DC you've some explaining to do, its all your fault for this worn out Disney character (Mickey his girl, and Pluto) T-shirt I'm wearing ( found in yep you've guessed it: Salvationarmy!) with 'I can be fierce' wet look leggings.
I really cannot pull off the fierce tough chic look, I simply resemble my inner dork instead.
By the by just in case you also adore the vibrant items (above) yet unlike moi you can actually obtain them( when your loading your basket, spare me a thought!?) 'Tis where they are hiding..
Giant knit jumper from, nastygal
Bag from, ladyluck
multi print dress from, Miso
Bow pearls from Dotty K
Floral shorts from Rachel Corney
PS..My font thingy is up the wall: I'm not feeling this style.