I wore the stripey Ralph Lauren blazer today while we were out running errands, and I was able to pinpoint (with help from the Stroppy One) why I am dissatisfied with it, and why it's not something I can fix. The blazer is lovely, but the cut of it doesn't quite work on my short-waisted + busty figure. Into the sale box it goes!

I know exactly the style of jacket I want in a b&w stripe: the Mina jacket. (clicky-link to an Etsy shop!) But I've contacted the seller, and she doesn't have any suit-weight b&w striped fabric, alas, just lining fabric.

Have I mentioned that the amount of jackets and blazers and skirts I'm going to be selling at the Time Travelers' Rummage sale is rather enormous? I haven't even started the serious pull-everything-out-and-think-about-it closet sorting yet, but yeah. Lots of stuff. Seattle-area peeps, you will want to be at the sale on 3/10.
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( Jun. 10th, 2008 11:09 am)
Oof, I am tired. I really shouldn't be (well, except for the fact that my body clock is still a bit wonky from traveling last week, and the weekend was packed with wheeeeeeee socializing!), but I feel like I'm about to nod off over my cup of tea.

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Huh, weather. Look, I know that it needs to be sunny and warm for the sake of the plants, because if it isn't, then [livejournal.com profile] domestinatrix and [livejournal.com profile] minim_calibre are not going to be able to make as much jam (yes, that is how [livejournal.com profile] minim_calibre put it to me), but I've got to say, I like the overcast, the rain, and the general gloom. Go ahead, sigh exasperatedly at me and shake your head. I'm used to it.

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In between editing topics, I'm browsing Etsy for shiny things. YES, I know I shouldn't, because heaven knows I don't REALLY need any more clothes. But stripey Victorian-esque shrugs! Stripey collars! Reversible stripey collars! Black velvet and feather capelets! Skull-festooned top hats! (Hi Carlee!)

(Yes, all of those were clicky-links, and my goodness could I have used more exclamation points if I tried? Well probably, but I won't for the sake of everyone's sanity. Just imagine the flailing hands and squeaks of glee, okay?)

Dear Self, you do not really have time to play rummage through all the wardrobes and create new outfits. No you do not. In your free time you MUST WRITE. You need to write a new column, not to mention the rest of the other writing. When you are not writing, you should be working on stuff for the Punk Rock Flea Market. Which means no extended wardrobe remix games.
(No, I am not participating in the LJ "strike". I don't think that boycotting LJ for one day is going to do anything about any of the policy or communication issues they have.)

Anyway, shiny things! It is well-known that when it comes to jewelry, I fully embrace my gothy cliché-ness. Skulls? Yay! Bats? Even better! Skulls or bats with hearts or ankhs? Ohmygoodnessyesplease.

So! Under the cut-tag, photos and links to the current crop of over-the-top gothy-goth jewelry I'm coveting. Why? Well, at least this way I'll have all the links in one place? I don't know, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Read more... )

So! That concludes our little tour of wildly clichéd gothy-goth pendants that I am currently coveting. And what sort of shiny things are you coveting at the moment, hmmm?
Mirrored skull cameo necklace, with pink details! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9261675

Stripey skull necklace! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9731052

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Yesterday's recipe on the Cupcake-A-Day calendar was for balsamic vinegar & strawberry cupcakes. I think I need to bat my eyes at [livejournal.com profile] domestinatrix to see if I can sweet-talk her into making a batch.
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( Dec. 4th, 2007 03:11 pm)
Dear Self,

Concentrate on the copy editing that needs to be done. Yes, it is tedious and brain-numbing, but you really shouldn't be spending lots of time looking at photos on Viona-Art. (Clicky-link!) Because not only will you become behind in your work, but you will become disappointed that there aren't enough places & times for you to get wildly dressed up. If you are a dutiful worker bee and get more copy editing done, you can spend tonight playing "Make new outfit combinations".

No love,

Your Motivation & Work Ethic
Thing the First: As some of you know, I have been stuck in a game of Spin the Wheel of Re-Org at work lately, which has had caused me to be sullen, unmotivated, and filled with ennui. As of Friday evening I am now an Official Member of the editing team I was kinda-sorta loosely affiliated with. Hurrah, I DO have a job! I am also going to be moving to a new building in a couple of weeks. (The new building is closer to the cafeteria with the tasty Mexican food, so I must remain diligent in going for walks every day.)

Thing the Second: You all know I'm fascinated with Elegant Gothic Lolita and Elegant Gothic Aristocrat styles, right? Not the suffocatingly frilly, ruffle-covered baby doll stuff, of course, but knee-length skirts, petticoats, and frilly blouses are things I've adored for years now. I've been looking at the [livejournal.com profile] daily_lolita and [livejournal.com profile] egl communities off and on for a few weeks now, and I think it's starting to affect my brain. Because, really, I'm pretty certain that something like this black headdress (clicky link!) would veer waaaaaay too far into mutton dressed as lamb territory. But I keep looking at it. I suspect I'm going to have to make something similar (and wear it around the house while watching [livejournal.com profile] stroppy_baggage's eyes roll right out of his head) to get this out of my system.

(But I still want a mini crown headpiece (clicky link!). That particular bit of coveting hasn't changed.)

Thing the Third: Shallow Fashion Details!Under the cut-tag, as usual )
(Yes, I'm window shopping.)

So, I've been kinda-sorta coveting the Clockwork Cabaret jacket (Clicky link! WARNING, the model is wearing the jacket, stockings, and pink panties, so possibly NSFW) from Danger Dame for over a year now. More details, same warnings about the photos.

It's very cute. Not to mention black with pink details, and stretchy! But I'm still waffling about it. Thus, I turn to the invisible people in the glowy box on my desk for more opinions!

Oh, and another fashion-y question: cute Victorian-esque waist length jackets. Give me links, please. Yes, I need more of them. Really.
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( Aug. 11th, 2007 11:53 am)
There are times when I realize I am waaaaay too susceptible for my own good. After looking at some posts on [livejournal.com profile] steamfashion, I am filled with longing for a ray gun.

No, a ray gun wouldn't go with my preferred aesthetic. Really, I know that. And yes, I know that a black and pink ray gun would look silly, and not in a fun, brimful of whimsy sort of way.

But but but! Ray guns! (Clicky link goes to the Weta Workshops infomercial for their line of Infallible Aether Oscillators.)
Oh look, there are more photos up at Viona Art.

I now want to spend weeks and weeks playing dress up, and have a sudden need for even more elaborate outfits and makeup. And more tiny hats.

::goes back to staring at beautiful, beautiful pictures::
If you have NOT finished reading HP7 (or if you just don't care) don't click the cut tag.

Vague spoilers, and a link to something a bit more spoileriffic )
[livejournal.com profile] queeniex pointed me at this dress from FanPlusFriend. (Clicky link!) It has cupcakes printed on the bottom hem. It is available in black.

::tries to recover from the swooning::

It's so cute! Of course, even *I* am worried that it would be just a shade too whimsical for my own good. Not to mention that I don't know if that collar and those sleeves would be as flattering as I hope. But that doesn't stop my hindbrain from flailing about while shrieking "Cupcake dress! Cupcake dress!"
This has been posted in several communities, but just in case you DIDN'T see it, or didn't bother clicking through the cut-tag:

http://community.livejournal.com/dark_gear/100357.html

http://www.vecona.de/00gfy/08flohmarkt/sofortkauf_vecona.html

Deathrock-y Victorian-esque fabulousness. Plus a pink & black striped corset!

Some day I need someone to help me assemble a Miss Haversham from beyond the grave! style of outfit/makeup/hair. Every time I play around with it myself, the whole thing veers into Crazy Bag Lady territory.

::goes back to being distracted by the pretty pictures::
The post wittering about C13 wardrobe plans has to wait until I've worked out my final list. (Yes, there is a list. Do you people have ANY IDEA the amount of clothing I am considering taking with me? Wait, you people probably do.)

The meta thinky post about the growing trend of cute skull merchandise (and [livejournal.com profile] smu, I do agree that the trend is is a modern interpretation of the memento mori, but I think there's more to it) has to wait until I have a smidge more time and brainspace, because I'd like my meta thinky post to be, oh, I don't know, ARTICULATE. Or as articulate as I can manage these days.

Besides, I'm pretty sure most of you peoples only read my LJ for the random wurbling about clothes and makeup anyway. ::wink::

With that said, on to the shallow cosmetics natter! )

Goodness, that went on for longer than I expected. And kinda babbly. But look at it this way; since it's an LJ post, you've been spared the waving of hands and even more tangents!
(As an aside, I've been having a fabulous conversation in some other people's journals about the goth subculture and what similarities and differences it has with the metal subculture, along with tangents about gender roles, how social circles select and enforce their boundaries, and subcultural markers that are all but invisible to the "untrained" eye. Great stuff. I just don't have time to do a lengthy post about it in my own LJ. But! I highly recommend Goth: Undead Subculture, edited by Lauren Goodlad for a good scholarly look at the subculture I call home.)

Anyway, boots!

Behind a cut tag so those who don't care about finding Really Good Boots can just scroll on by ... )
A digital camera locket!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


Oh yes, I wants it. Waaaaants it. Dear Kodak, please start manufacturing these. Please. Pretty please.
I want something like this very much. I didn't know I did, but it is now obvious that I NEED a corset with places to affix a pocket watch.

From the anachrotech LJ community: http://community.livejournal.com/anachrotech/215799.html?view=1415671#t1415671
I'm betting the answer to this question is "No", but boy, I'd feel silly if I had been making the wrong assumption.

Is it possible to have the heels on a pair of shoes or boots completely changed? High narrow heels removed, and replaced with lower, more stable heels?

([livejournal.com profile] jola, I am blaming you for my thoughts along this line, because you keep reminding me that these boots exist, and ohgodohgod, do I covet them. Even though they're insanely expensive.)
Goddammit. I have found a very cute knock-off of my much-coveted pink furry purse ... and, I don't have wiggle room in the spending money budget. As in, I am already in the red for next week's spending money as it is.

Dear Dread Spirits of Ebay,

I have been a faithful acolyte of yours for years and years. Please do not let anyone else snap up the pink furry purse before I have sold clothing and have the spare $50 to click the shiny Buy It Now button. Pretty please?

With much love and coveting,

Princess MoonBeam

(Yeah yeah, I know. Shallow, petty, entirely First-World problem. Still very vexing.)
It dawned on me that I hadn't indulged in posting Shallow Fashion Details in a while. Since I'm wearing one of my new favorite outfits, today seems as good a time as any.

Black velvet! Pink buttons!... )
Someone pointed out the best one I've ever seen.

Mary Poppins as a horror movie.

I so very badly want this version of the movie to actually exist. It would be wonderful.
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