Saturday, February 25, 2012

I Will Be

There are very few blogs that I read religiously, but Luxirare is one of them. Despite the irritatingly sweeping proclamations about ART and FASHION that she is prone to making, I read every word. After all, she is smart. I think that she has earned the right to make absurd generalities that is normally reserved for art school professors. 

Although I love mostly everything she makes, my design aesthetic is nothing like hers. Mostly I respect the way she works-- the way she considers every detail and has a willingness to be completely in charge of the process. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wheelman & Co.

The perfect backpack. Silly foppish details on a fancy "performance" Chrome-type bike bag. It goes for the obscene price of $200, but that seems to be the going rate for decent looking backpacks marketed towards bike people. Considering buying. I would use it every day, after all. And it does meet all my criteria (weatherproof, roomy, small front outside pocket, comfortable straps, nice looking). It even looks just like the small army surplus bag I use on the rare occasions that call for a purse. But for a person who has been buying clearance rack Jansports her whole life, a 200 dollar backpack is a difficult concept.

I shall think about it.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tiny Black Sketchbook and Tiny Watercolor Set

Do you ever read Hipster Runoff for a while and it makes you very tired? It can be emotionally exhausting to absorb that level of manic self-awareness. It is basically a website that loathes and makes fun of its readership. Yet it is still very popular and people keep coming back. Like an abusive boyfriend or something. Sometimes it is pretty funny but sometimes I am just like, why am I reading this? It feels masochistic. I wonder if other people feel that way.

I have stopped drawing my outfits over break because they have mostly been pajamas. Don't want to fall of the wagon too hard though. I will start again tomorrow.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Two Outfit Drawings & An Old Foot Drawing

During the critique for this silly drawing, one girl was like, "Um I sew, so like I know that fabric wouldn't ever stay together like that so...." And I was just like "BITCH PLEASE I COULD SEW YOU INTO A CORNER YOU THINK I DON'T KNOW" and she was like "So why did you draw it like that" and I was like "BECAUSE IT LOOKS COOLER THIS WAY GODDAMN" I got an A

Thursday, December 29, 2011

From December 6

Kelley Deal was a computer programmer before she was in The Breeders. Maybe I should be a computer programmer.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Greatest Night of Your Life

Notes in margin read:
"I guess I was going for something like 'sporty/all-American'
(old baseball shirt made into a dress
navy+green cardigan
gingham + striped pinback buttons
cutoff 'denim' leggings/shorts/whatever)
'Alone on Prom Night' with my raggedy lace corseted slip underneath it all"

"Alone on Prom Night" is an allusion to a zine my friend James made. It is a phrase that has always stuck with me because it is funny and sad. 

Facing page is a jumble of billboard copy that I saw on my way down to Florida. 


No Aloha

I've been listening to The Breeders a lot this week.

No bye, no aloha