Monday, September 29, 2014
Yesterday I saw this video on a friends FaceBook page, and *shockingly* to ME, most of the comments were along the lines of:
"OH JESUS!! <clutching pearls> this DON'T LOOK RIGHT TO ME!"
"My 82 year old mother would faint if she saw this!"
It's 2 thousand -fucking- 14, people.
Maybe it's the effect of the people I hold near to me, but i haven't seen anyone blink an eye about human nudity or same-gender dance partners in decades.
I have two little kids, clothing is rarely in the equation in any situation if we aren't leaving the house
Plus, I was a model:
AND, i worked in a hospital:
Why are people still offended/shocked by human nudity?
Don't we all get naked to shower?
are dangly bits still scary? Even to adults? or a better question is; why is it, that as we grow up we learn to fear our own bodies? As babies & kids we're fine being naked, but at some point humans decide that their own flesh without clothing is bad/evil/gross/onlyForSexPurposes. That's sad.
This is especially interesting considering the debates that have been going on over rules in schools banning yoga-pants, tank tops, etc.
click here for article)
I'd love to hear what you all have to say about this. I have a daughter & a son, I also have a body, & a love for comfortable stretchy black pants. So I'm on so many sides of this debate, I don't even know where I stand.
But I guess what I want to say is everyone is, PLEASE CHILL OUT, if there is a video about beheading kittens, PLEASE BY ALL MEANS COMPLAIN, but if it's just a video of silly ladies and men doing awesome choreography sans clothing, shut your pie hole or never take a bath again YOU SHAMEFUL NAKED MOLE-RAT YOU.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Oooooh I was so excited for today! The launch of Joseph Altuzarra's capsule collection for TARGET! I decided as a public service I would try on everything and give you the low-down on all of these pieces. Let's be clear, I'm not a size 2, 18 year old model. I'm 34, I've had 2 kids, there has been no retouching to this bod.
First up was this kind of bohemian, swiss dot dress with gold sequins:
This golden crane sweater.
A plum satin dress with orchid print:
On the model below, the waist hits perfectly, but that's because she was fitted for this dress for the lookbook:
A black jacquard pencil skirt:
This dress... That looks like an oxford shirt & python pencil skirt!
A full python dress:
A red gypsy-chic dress!
This red jersey draped dress I loved:
Lastly, I tried on this sweatshirt with satin front panel:
Anyways, I'm still going to go to a couple more Target stores to try to find the waist belt:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
One thing that never ceases to amaze me is when REALLY TALENTED celeb women dress like street crawlers.
You are BEAUTIFUL, you are GIFTED with the gift of SONG. you don't NEED to dress like this, or show your body gratuitously. But I guess if that's what you want to do, go for it. But you'd be famous anyways.
So I was super confused when at the *Fashion Rocks* show last night, which is the *Mash-Up* of the *Fashion World* & the *Music World*, Ass is all over my Computer Screen.
Jennifer Lopez wore an awesome Versace one-legged jumpsuit on the Fashion Rocks red carpet, I mean this is an amazing garment.
I understand that this below is a "costume", it's stage gear, not real life clothes:
and I don't have an issue with it from this perspective. I just don't think anyone needs to give the world a proctologist's view of their rectum.
Nicki Minaj on the red carpet, meh. Ho hum.
On stage, Nicki is looking like a girl you'd see in a shady Southfield club (you know the one)
her new song & video for "Anaconda" are going to get her a babillion video views & people are going to talk about how overtly sexual she is on all the TV shows, magazines, blogs... public eye on overdrive. even though, and this is the honest truth, Anaconda is a REALLY SHITTY SONG. but who cares, we all get to see a lot of ass and her cash just keeps piling up.
So let's class it up ladies. Take a cue from the Queen:
I don't know, you decide.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sadly, or happily, this month's New York Fashion Week for Spring 2015 has hit me at a weird time. In the middle of rehabbing my new shoulder you'd think i'd have TONS of time to watch the shows & pick the creme de la creme for you to see, but man, i feel like i haven't had a second.
But now that I have gotten to watch some of the shows, whoa nelly, i am so impressed. For these 3 designers below these are the best looks I've ever seen from them! I feel like a cheerleader screaming GO TEAM GO!
Sorry, I just love it.
I can't wait to watch the rest of the shows now! I'm so inspired!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Since I'm on narcotic medication right now I decided to reveal my secrets to acquiring the proverbial Holy Grail of fashion... aka GREAT VINTAGE CLOTHING.
I mean you can go to the COOL Vintage Clothing Stores, which I love. Like *Mother Fletchers* in Ferndale... Which has another name now... I've gotten so many great pieces here:
Or *Finders Keepers Vintage* in Plymouth, this shop is TINY but FANTASTIC.
Or everyone's favorite *Lost & Found* in Royal Oak. omg, i could spend a whole day just trying stuff on in here. AND I HAVE.
But... My home base, my comfy blankie, my ground zero for most of my TOTES AMAZIES VINTAGE garments is the good ol' Salvation Army:
It's huuuuuuuge, it's not curated. But for some reason I take a huge thrill in the hunt.
I LOVE flipping through racks and racks of Snooki's cast-offs in search of something truly awesome
I swear tons of retired strippers donate to my Local Salvation Army. I find stuff like this above all the time.
BUT KEEP THE FAITH MY FRIENDS, because if you dig through all of that Russian Disco gear, you can find stuff like THIS:
Here's a couple *insider tips* for Salvation Army vintage shopping:
Check the "Plus Size" Dress Section-
Remember! a Vintage Size 14 is a Modern Size 8. So I've seen TONS of great cool 1960s dresses that are *my size* put in the "Plus Size" section, just because the person that racked them doesn't know about our current vanity sizing crisis, god bless them. I love it.
ALSO, I find a lot of really cool vintage T-shirts in the boys section!