Friday, April 30, 2010
There's been a lot of talk on blogs, websites and magazines about the 90s/millenial revival that's showing no signs of slowing down just yet. Amanda of Is Mental (possibly the best style blog... ever?) in particular has posted some great remembrances of things past recently. But for me, nothing brings back those sweet n' sticky summer memories of junior high quite like Paul Pope's comics.
Paul Pope draws the cutest girls ever--the kneesocks! the full lips! those skinny 90s eyebrows and chunky-soled shoes!--and not only are they gorgeous space-age cartoon cuties, they also fight the bureaucracy on Mars. You know, with robots. And also make-outs.
If you haven't already read THB, Heavy Liquid, P City Parade, Escapo et al, check them out immediately--and even if you're already a fan, I think it's time to reread some of these classic gems. And even better, get them right in time for Free Comic Book Day!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
One more note about potential summer gear, as I continue to watch the rain run down my window... this neoprene bralette by Alexandra Cassaniti might be headed to the top of my wishlist. Love that Klein blue, the reversibility, and the way it'll totally protect you from any coral reef-related tit injuries. This is probably as versatile as a surf-inspired bra top can get.
The weather here is still vacillating between days of genuine summer sun and intermittent thundershowers. Right now we're in the midst of another rain storm, of course! It's really put a damper (no pun intended?) on my search for spring/summer clothes--I'm still piling on the scarves and trench coat to keep warm, while attempting to scope out the ideal wedge sandal that'll last me all the way through September (a topic for another post, but right now I'm feeling these, these, and potentially these guys).
One of the great things about all the sheer/net pieces I'm seeing more and more of these days is their fantastic layering possibilities. Think of the options! On a hot day (and ugh, let's hope we get some of that high-summer hotness back soon), just throw them on over a black lace bra or tank and gooooooo. On a gross, rainy, cool day like yesterday and today (and the rest of this coming week... you can guess my feelings on the matter), pile them on together and put a leather jacket or sleeveless vest on top. Instant outfit! The best.
In that spirit, check out these great sheer pieces from Kimberly Taylor. The sheer pants might look a little crazy as-is but over the right tights (and with an incantation to ward off the static electricity), they'd kill.
And hey, if you're in the midst of preparing a summer wardrobe, you can pick some of these guys up for 10% off through May 1st! Enter the code WITCHFINDER at checkout, and enjoy your ventilated sheer-back dress. Compliments of the witch-finder general!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
When these guys arrived in my mailbox, I was so psyched to finally get my hands on the floral drop-crotch monster pants of my dreams that I had to bust out my camera immediately!
Excuse my beauty/inability to take a full-length shot of myself. Here's what they look like on Pixie Market's website:
Made by the Australian geniuses behind My Pet Square, they're much more light-weight and soft than I was expecting--meaning I'll be wearing them alllll summer. As I said in a previous post, I'm really feeling these new pant silhouettes for spring... which means I'm now seriously considering investing in the black-and-white print version too.