Behind the dress: I got this awesome Folter dress via Unique Vintage on sale over the summer...and it still is there and on sale! I don't understand why it's not sold out yet. It's a 70s style cut, and I guess most vintage fashionistas prefer the 50-60s style dresses more, but this dress is seriously awesome. The material is silky smooth, the fit is fantastic, and it's super versatile. I wore this to the Foo Fighters over the summer at an outdoor show, and here I am prancing through the halfway melted snow in the woods here. I feel like it's my personal public service announcement to state how awesome this dress is!!!
Style details: I wanted to play with darker hues, as it is winter. I have this amazing navy and burgundy Forever 21 cardigan, that matches a headband I own (also from Forever 21) and my Nine West pumps. Because the background of the dress is gray, I opted for my new vintage gray clutch from Style by Portobello (read all about that fabulous company HERE), and my Erstwilder elephant brooch.
"I don't know where I am going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."
"All of my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it."
I've never really understood being completely devastated by the passing of a celebrity...until now. Something about Bowie seemed immortal, and though I don't believe in such a thing, his death came as a total shock. He's not only highly ranked out of my 100 or so favorite musical artists, but who he was as a human, a fashion icon, and more influenced me in more ways than I can count. I may write a blog post on him, as I'm also a part music blogger, but so far my words don't sound right. TBA. I want to leave one more inspirational quote, by the band Best Coast, on Bowie's passing:
The Jesus and Mary Chain compete in a three way tie for my favorite band (along with Sonic Youth and Pulp), so I'm surprised it took me this long to name a song after them! The forest print of this dress is spooky and haunted, so "Darklands" seemed like an entirely appropriate title. The song is actually the name of the album it's on too, and I consider Darklands the album to me amongst my favorite J&MC albums...though I'm not sure I dislike any of their albums, lol!
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