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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Through The Woods I Have Wended

Out through the fields and the woods
And over the walls I have wended;
I have climbed the hills of view
And looked at the world, and descended;
I have come by the highway home,
And lo, it is ended.
The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow,
When others are sleeping...
Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?
-Robert Frost

all Nicholas Routzen

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wee update for those interested:
Revolve Clothing interviewed me and you can read it here. We talked about my style icons, shopping habits, and a little of what I do outside of my blog. (Twitter followers know I got my first acceptance letter into a law school!)
Teen Vogue also called the IFB Conference one of their highlights of NYFW and even included a picture with me, see it here. It was written by the ever-so-wonderful Secretista who is really achieving the dreams she has mentioned on her blog. So cool!
Calivintage, Delightfully Tacky, and I got mentioned in the IFB round up as well. Erin and I were definitely feeling the lack of sleep and proper nourishment that morning, although we would have made the day last longer if possible!

This Fever That Keeps Troy On Foot

For spring I would really like a pair of KronbyKRONKRON shoes. I just love all the colors and architectural elements that goes into each beautiful pair. Sadly, I think the price is quite unattainable at the moment. Perhaps I should just buy more paint pens and go wild?
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Thou Art To Me A Delicious Torment

Antique malls aren't the ideal location to find vintage clothes, but hidden between odd chairs fashioned from horns and utensils you can't even begin to identify, you might just find an amazing vintage shoe with a spring for a heel or a sequined cap with antanae-like attachements. They truly put the "hunt" in vintage clothes hunting, but it is an enjoyable way to spend the day when the weather's nice and you've got a willing companion. Despite my recent adventures into half a dozen antique malls in a single day I have only aquired two vintage hats and neither are pictured below. What I really would like to discover is a vintage globe at a reasonable price, but those are few and far between...
I'm wearing OPI matte white nail polish which was a gift from The Style Rider in honor of my birthday a few weeks ago. She sent me this and an awesome black matte nail polish that I am equally eager to try out. The white nail polish takes me back to my senior year of high school when I was obsessed with white polish, but I like this varnish even better. It looks like I'm wearing white-out on my fingers.

Outfit details:
UO jacket and purse
H&M dress and tights
Thank You Mart socks
Jeffrey Campbell heels
Village Idiot necklace
OPI matte white gift from The Style Rider

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Midas Is King And He Holds Me So Tight

I only discovered Florence and the Machine the other day, because while I've heard her mentioned from time to time I never made an effort to actually give her a listen. I can be oddly resistent to new music without any logical reason. Watching Rabbit Heart was a bit of a revelation for me; it echoed my visions of Ruth St. Denis and secured my growing passion for a pastel, gothic wonderland.
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photos of Rabbit Heart video by Alex Lake

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Her Heart Is Black But Her Eyes Are Blue

Inspired by all things mystical is driving my wardrobe in a slightly new direction. This neoteric style is exemplified by my second headpiece by Paisley&Brass, a triple strand wonder aptly titled "the royal gypsy." It is difficult to put to words what is mostly instinctive choices, but perhaps modern, minimalist gypsy would be an accurate characterization of the mood I am attempting to evoke through clothes. Suitable since I planning another move this summer, although the destination is still unknown. Pushing myself style-wise is this black, lace Cheap Monday dress from Revolve Clothing; the perfect modern, gothic dress for a wandering spirit.
What I look like each day is clearly a reflection of what I'm looking at and dreaming of...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What Ghosts There Do Remain

Ruth St. Denis has become my new obsession; I'm in awe of her grace and envious of her elaborate costumes. Ruth was a pioneer of modern dance known for her interests in exotic mystiscm and spirituality. One of her major techniques was "music visualization" and she was known for mystique and the school she founded with her husband in 1938; Martha Graham was one of her pupils.
For her, dancing was a very spiritual act and I think it shows in these images. There seems to be a sense of communion between her and nature.
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Ruth St. Denis 1876-1968 via NYPL
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