5/18/09 - TopShop  

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Time for a relatively useless blog...

Despite being intimately involved in the rocker fashion scene, I rarely discuss
style external of jewelry inspiration. But this weekend, after spending about $300 on, well, only 3 items, I feel it is time to revel in the emergence of 1950's meets 1980's glam in popular edge culture.

TOPSHOP is one of my favorite stores, introduced to me by my dear English darling, Jess. An exclusively UK brand until just about a month ago, the first US store opened in the East Village, Manhattan. Not only did I about piddle myself, surrounded by everything rocker, hipster, UK fashion, and new wave... all the best things when done well and in moderation... but it was the silhouette inspiration that astounded me the most. Let me correct myself. Hipster MENTALITY is not good... but when borrowed and tweaked with your own personal flair, the FASHION movement can be positive.

RE: this does NOT MEAN DAY-GLO. Fuck you day-glo. Neon orange and yellow is my kryptonite.

However, I did leave with this delici
ous Kate Moss grey on pewter playsuit which will be perfect for Ink-N-Iron. As we all know, I adore pin up but have to make whatever I wear a bit more rock-chic... and I don't do color. Contrastingly, a playsuit was a women's one piece from the 50's which was used as an all-around rompy fun outfit for beach side, pool side, outdoors, picnics, etc. Typically they are brightly colored floral patterns, embodying the flirty and feminine innocence of the era. Love the look but I can't find anything to match my skin tone and personality so until now I've just had to appreciate from afar.

Suddenly this cut is coming back in style
(you watch!) - a very tantalizing grope under the table from 5 decades past. Pencil skirts and victory curls are not a far cry from our generation's current aesthetics, but little shortie one-pieces is a ballsy high-fashion step back in time!

I pray to all dieties that no one makes a neon playsuit. JUST SAY NO TO DAY GLO!

And God help me... THE SHOES!!!

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SHOES FTW <3 <3 <3

May 18, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Oh my God, those shoes look DELICIOUS. And big le sigh, another trend I'm going to have to miss out on because of my thighs x.x*

May 19, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Oh, the shoes! Is right. And that playsuit is to die for. Also... what Maggie said: no playsuit trend for me. Small-busted and larger hips aren't good in playsuits or overalls. Thank gawd for the A-line and mod space age look (for me :)!

May 31, 2009 at 12:55 PM

One should always so no to day-glo.

June 23, 2009 at 8:25 AM

i actually love your posting kind, very charming,
don't give up and keep penning in all honesty , because it just simply very well worth to look through it.
impatient to look into way more of your current content, goodbye!

March 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM

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