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Marvelous Monday!

Au Claire de la Lune

Au Claire de la Lune

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Labor Day weekend! Matt’s got the day off, so we’re going to do some minor errand running, probably go have a look at the Zilker Botanical Garden and maybe hit a few of the museums on campus at UT. Yay for free entertainment! On to the list:

  • I loved these photos that a Wornette in Paris took. Check out that old lady - mad style!
  • Glendy over at Style Amor posted about the Alice in Wonderland and Tim Binns collaboration and has some awesome video. Definitely go check it out!

The Aquabats make me giggle. Little blurry, but I couldn’t find a better video.

  • I made my very first sale this week at Market Publique! It sold on Friday and I shipped it out on Saturday. Here it is all pretty, wrapped up with a thank-you note and ready to be mailed out.
  • Last but not least, I’m SUPER EXCITED because Gogol Bordello is going to be in Austin on November 1st! I am so so so excited - we wanted to see them before we moved, but they didn’t get to Kansas City until two days before we moved. It would have been a two hour drive up there and back, and then moving ten hours two days later. Not so much. The fact that they’ll be here in Austin relatively soon makes me happy!

What’s making your Monday marvelous? Having the day off work probably helps! (Unless you work retail, in which case, my sympathies. Put your employee discount to good use on top of those sales!)

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Birds of a Fether

I found this video via Bitching and Junkfood:

A collaboration between Erin Fetherston and director Marissa Crawford, the video was meant to be a “fashion fairytale”. It’s a neat little video, full of eye candy - poofy skirts and sequinned masks. It comes across as very Pied Piper to me - except for the part where the “leader” ducks off down an alley at the end. Perhaps a commentary on the nature of fashion, drawing inspiration from individuals on the street that then gets translated into catwalk, and then slowly trickled back down on to the street where the trend becomes ubiquitious (everyone has joined in on the “march”, so to speak). Except by that point, the trendsetter has most likely moved on!

What did you think of the video?

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Sand Animation

This is absolutely breathtaking:

Found via Amanda Palmer’s blog, where one of the commenters says:

At work this was passed around and a coworker of mine who speaks Russian detailed this a bit more:

“For those that do not understand Russian: it starts with the original radio announcement on June 22, 1941 German army invading the Soviet Union. Followed by very popular songs written about the WWII. In short a story about a woman that loses her loved one in that war but their child is a memory of their love. The last words are: “You are always near me”.”

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Marvelous Monday!

This video, found via doublespeak on Livejournal, is awesome. (her aesthetic and sense of style is awesome too - her outfits are to die for!)

I agree with everything he says on education wholeheartedly!

  • Mrs. O’s No Jackie O. (And That’s A Good Thing!) at Cheap JAP. Did I already post a link to this? Hm. Oh well.
  • IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers) has relaunched and is now a social networking site! It’s so much fun to poke around on, go have a look!!
  • Self Loathing Coated in Butter at Casual Blasphemies. Right on.
  • These photos of Lie Sang Bong’s F/W 09 collection are to die for.
  • You’ve probably already seen it, but this post at Queen Gilda is great. Love it.
  • Remember Dream Sequins from the wonderfulicious guest post? Of course you do! Go check out the giveaway on the blog that’s going on right now in celebration of 100 posts (yay + congrats!).
  • I have a confession to make. I really really have a magazine problem. Yesterday a friend and I went to Books A Million to get some coffee and flip through magazines, and while she was satisfied with the second PostSecret book, I lugged a stack of several magazines that was, no joke, about six inches high, to the table. Why are international magazines so much better than our’s?! I looked at AnOther, which had too many ads for my tastes, Sportswear International - which I liked, a lot, but didn’t get up ending and I was very confused by the name since I didn’t see a lick of sportswear in it!, WWD Accessories, which has a ton of good shoe eye candy and I nearly bought, W, which I did get, and Lush, which I also got. Among others which I don’t remember right now - I was looking for Lula, but alas, they don’t carry it! I didn’t actually read them before buying, just flipped through and looked at the editorials, but they looked like the best out of the bunch! Also, I’m super glad I had my 5′8″ish friend with me, because I could not reach even the second to top shelf despite the fact that I was wearing near 4″ heels. Anyways, if you have access to international magazines, I highly suggest checking Sportswear out - I’ll let you know what I think of Lush!
  • I love these B Store shoes - the heel shape is awesome. After looking at their website, I can safely say they make some cool shoes; I like these and these too. Although it looks like the second is Opening Ceremony, not B Store. Anyone heard anything about how comfy or not they are?
  • I also LOVEEEEE and want these Vivienne Westwood for Melissa shoes. I think I would get the salmon with the black heart. So drool-worthy!
  • Not shoe or fashion related, really, BUT, a redesign is coming soon! I’ve got it mostly worked out and I am soo excited!

What’s marvelous about YOUR Monday?

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Sarah Haskins…

is awesome beyond words.

Oh, and while I’m at it with the videos, this one is an oldy but goody.

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Two days ago…

It was 65-70 degrees outside and now it’s 33. Welcome to Missouri. *shiver*

I would say it’s been a busy week and that’s why I haven’t posted, but it’s not true. I just didn’t have a very good week, so I didn’t feel like posting.

This is an interesting article (found via Electric Warrior). I do have to say though, that they must have been doing something wrong on the set of MR, because I have never heard of anything else breaking a rib with a corset. Ouch!

The new X-Men movie looks badass.

Gambit AND Wolverine. Om nom nom.

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I totally lied.

The Coraline website is awesome. Go check it out. Something I didn’t actually know that adds to my love of the movie even more is that everything in it is handmade.

I especially found this video fascinating (from the website, of course).

There are also hidden wallpapers and posters, which are totally worth downloading (I’m getting ready to change my wallpaper and have two or three images that I might take to Kinko’s and make posters out of it), as well as a link to Mr. Bobinsky’s blog.

Also? Trying not to get my hopes up after the false alarms, but, a lightly used pair of the Bronx Gillian boots are up for auction on eBay. In my size. With a starting price of 1 GBP. *crosses fingers*

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I really, really…

wanted to like this commercial for MAC for Hello Kitty. And expected to! But I’m sorry, a grown woman (I *think* she’s grown, although, of course, really skinny) wearing that dress is just…disturbing.

I think that’s what people think of when they think of Lolita fashion, and it understandably skeeves them out. (am I the only one who uses that phrase? Matt insist so…) Poofy knee length skirts, I have no problem with. Poofy skirts that stop right below the ass…well…ew. Yuck yuck yuck. Not to mention that with the poofy skirt stopping right where her legs begin + super-high heels, combined with the way she was walking, brings to mind a spider.

On a happier note…Russian dancers! with Run DMC!

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Wishful thinking…

I have a wishlist about as long as my arm right now. Too bad my tax refund has to go to silly things like rent and bills, hmm?

Let’s start with hats:

Femme Fatale Black Victorian Riding Goth Burlesque

Femme Fatale Black Victorian Riding Goth Burlesque

Femme Fatale Black Brocade with Veiling and Bow

Femme Fatale Black Brocade with Veiling and Bow

Top Hat Gold Black Spectacularly Gothic and Steampunk

Top Hat Gold Black Spectacularly Gothic and Steampunk

Black Stripey Top Hat with Cameo Victorian, Goth

Black Stripey Top Hat with Cameo Victorian, Goth

LOVE that hat. Don’t know how often I’d wear it, although I’m pretty sure if I had it I’d make an occasion to do so EVERY DAY!, and lord knows I can’t afford it right now, but oh I want it.

Top Hat Canvas/Leather Lace- Up

Top Hat Canvas/Leather Lace- Up

And that hat, I know I’d never wear, but it’s certainly a neat idea, no?

Tall mini top hat crystal/glass with beaded band in silver/gray

Tall mini top hat crystal/glass with beaded band in silver/gray

And now for some tricorn hats:

Angelique Mini Tricorn Hat

Angelique Mini Tricorn Hat

Alice Mini Tricorn Hat

Alice Mini Tricorn Hat

It’s PINK. With a cameo. And feathers. Want!

There’s a lot of other neat stuff at Retroscope Fashions, incl. several skirts on this page that I want! I’ll probably end up making my own version though. And this pinstriped blouse/vest, although I have my doubts as button ups + busty gal doesn’t usually end well. Or flatteringly, ha.

There’s a lot of good stuff at the Kambriel store but I think this is my favorite:

Cabaret Bustle Jacket

Cabaret Bustle Jacket

I don’t think I’ll have the spare cash for that any time soon, unfortunately, but the TV410 pattern at Truly Victorian could probably be modified into something similar. I think it’d look great in pink and black but if I’m going to spend that much time making something, I’ll probably want it to match everything I own, haha. Also, as I’ve recently discovered while trying to find fabric for a corset, pink and black stripe fabric is a BITCH to find. I had to get b/w striped at Hobby Lobby and I still need to attempt dying it. I might just leave it b/w…

Gloomth has some good stuff too, and at very reasonable prices, although a lot of it is just a little too Gothic or Lolita ish for me.

Mon Chou Versatile Victorian Bloomers

"Mon Chou" Versatile Victorian Bloomers

Chatoyant Color Shapeshifting Blouse

"Chatoyant" Color Shapeshifting Blouse

Now THAT is a top I can wear.

Avarice Victorian Inspired Shrug

"Avarice" Victorian Inspired Shrug

I very much like the shape of that shrug, although I’m not 100% for sure which color I’d order if I was going to…the red/wine would probably not match anything I own but the black might, again, look a little gothic. Then again, if it’s topping off a hot pink corset maybe not.

These boots come in black:

Baci - Essence at 6pm.com

Baci - Essence at 6pm.com

and brown:

Baci - Essence at 6pm.com

Baci - Essence at 6pm.com

and are stinkin’ cute.

I’ll wrap things up with this video, because it makes me giggle.

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One more post about…

Coraline!

I went and saw it again with my sister last Friday and have decided that I want need the soundtrack. The film is indeed very good, so I decided to pick the book up (kid’s books are so cheap, I wish all of my books only cost $6) and…holy crap. They actually watered down the movie a LOT, if you can believe it. The book actually gave me…not quite a nightmare but a very screwy dream indeed. It’s kind of like a more modern Alice in Wonderland, if Wonderland wanted to eat Alice for dinner and Alice was a little bit more badass. The movie is a visual feast (with wonderful backing music), and the book is intensely atmospheric. Not to mention it was made by a tiny studio and you have to love that.

Is it bad that watching this trailer makes me want to see it AGAIN?

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