I'm gonna need more hangers.
categories: Girl Crush, Photoshoot
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the mnmlst

photos [me]

today was a big day: Katharine’s (aka the mnmlst) style editorial photoshoot. we’ve been planning this literally for weeks and couldn’t have secured the setting and equipment without the help of Miel and Paul, the photog prof (who wins all kinds of adorable adult of the day awards). as for the shoot itself, i can be super nit picky, but Katharine was such a good sport and model, doing everything i asked without question XD. thank you sweetheart, for letting me indulge! and did i mention her wardrobe is killer covet-able? pretty sure i want almost everything she has, except in white.

i’m reminded again how natural this entire process is to me, even if i am not a master of whatever medium, how i can devote hours tirelessly and shamelessly ignore all other players in my pressurized schedule. it’s kind of awful but it feel so damn good.

you should see what the combination of our clothes and aesthetics has bred. stay tuned for the product of our intense labor of love!

varsity jacket [swagger 360, shouldbechic, alexis krauss]

i decided to pass this trend by. i bought that cute little pink one off of asos and returned it along with another sporty item. yes i have a fascination with old schoolery, but even with these punk, oversized, retro-fitted images in mind, i just don’t think its me. in the end, the item ignored and sad. so i’m gonna save up for that junya watanabe coat or tsumori chisato star dress i’ve been searching for. the problem with trends is that they make you stray from the things you’ve had in your heart. or at least your ideal wardrobe. i resent them now, those schematic harlots;  my tolerance is low for the short-term pieces in my closet’s past and i’m trying to purge them for my future self.

i think it’s a good idea to discard things once i graduate. my goal is to cut my wardrobe down in half and i couldn’t be more serious. in other words, i’m probably going to be giving away/selling my shit for cheap to ppl i love before i haul everything off to buffalo exchange or ebay.

vogue china [may 2011]

i think i like cut outs best on black dresses. i’ve been buying a lot of black dresses recently, for myself and my friends. what is it about the color, that negative space, that allows you to become the focal point? its a beautiful and fantastic optical invention, but i’m afraid i’m becoming seduced into an absence of color, white included, that could be too safe and thus, could ruin me.

shirt [river island] :: pants [zara] :: boots, glasses [uo] :: hat [f21] :: jewelry [ebay, thrifted]

category: What I Wore
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dress [DIY mark&spencers] :: dress, worn as cape/top [dkny] :: boots [bakers] :: bracelet [ebay]

sigh, my style class is over. i actually planned to wear as many faux pas as i could, but then i was like fuck it. try to maintain some dignitiy Deanne.

i feel like this is what it will feel like to be a mother. they’ll never know, no matter how many times i try to explain, they’ll never truly know what i’ve been through for them or how much they mean to me.

it’s one of my life aspirations, to be a good mother. if i can do that, i don’t care if i fail in everything else.

elle uk [jan2011]

i haven’t really felt like blogging lately, to be honest. there were over 1000+ posts on my reader that i hadn’t caught up on and i pressed mark all as read. and it felt good. sometimes it’s good to not give a shit; you need your space or else you end up sweeping trash.

i miss dressing playfully classic. to me, classic demands structured jacket of some kind, and it’s just too hot for that. i could use a good short suit now.

today is also the last day of my style class. i’m not sure what i’m feeling right now, but i’ll know what it is later.

categories: DIY, What I Wore
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dress [DIY] :: shoes [ninewest] :: bag [fiorucci] :: bracelet [ebay] :: earrings [secondhand] :: hairband [jcrew]

photos [clnhll]

the dress i made!

it tastes just like i dreamt it would! [spongebob]

harper’s bazaar korea [march 2011]

silver+white = perfect summer uniform. this is a bit for Phebe as well, although I want something that’s more like I’m about to get injected with an IV.

mjolk fw2011 [fashionisto]

blegh the sneakers, but those pants! i’m getting bored again with western wear. probably gonna start looking at asian stuff again for awhile.