Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Catcher in the Rye

This was a photo shoot that I did for an English project a few months ago. It was for a unit on Catcher in the Rye (which I really liked) where we had to express a theme from the novel using some sort of creative thing with visuals or audio or something. I chose the theme of "loss of innocence" and immediately thought of The Virgin Suicides and Ginger Snaps. I borrowed two of my friends who are sisters and dressed them up in girly pastels and little kid jewelry.
I shot the photos through a little hole in a piece of paper which I had crayoned shades of pink. I started playing with this a few months ago and it's really fun. I love how the pictures come out. I then printed out the pictures and made collages around them. They look better in person but my scanner isn't very good and my teacher currently has the originals.
I came up with a basic plot of two sisters who are super close, with the older one being very protective of the youngers innocence, yet being a "bad" influence, like Holden. I had someone endangering her innocence, and the older sister "taking care of it," but really just ruining any innocence she had left.
Thanks you to Raven, the younger sister, Ember, the elder, and Luke, the boy, for modeling.
Have a lovely day.

Hello Again

I just wanted to say hello to any followers or vagrant peruses who might be checking in on this blog. It's been just a little bit over a month since I've done a post, and although I do that a lot (sorry for all of the irregularity over the years by the way), this time it felt like a lifetime. Over the past few months I feel like a lot of things have been changing (so far for the better), and I just haven't really felt like doing many posts. I mainly started this because I didn't really know anyone who understood my style, and even I was still trying to figure it out. It's been really cool to be able to look back and see myself progressing and changing over the past year and a half or so, and there are a lot of cool people with whom I was able to connect because of this. I still freak out over every page view that didn't come from my house, and especially from my continent, and it amazes me every time anyone takes time to comment or share this.
I just wanted to let everyone know that I really appreciate any little bit of support I've gotten from you all, but I've just been doing this less and less frequently, and will probably continue to do so. I've been busy working on costumes for the school play (for which we are at school most days until 6, which is after the sun sets around now so it's hard to get good pictures outside) and hanging out with my friends. Like, actual friends who are the raddest people ever and let me dye their hair and drag them around in the middle of the night to go to playgrounds and burn things (safely in fire pits, for the most part). That's just really exciting because I haven't really had a super tight group of friends before who actually kind of understand the enigma that is me. They all allow me to go on rants about feminism and punk music and Creepers shoes, and most of the time they join in! It's awesome.
I'm hoping to do some more photo shoots soon, featuring these wonderful people, and I'll keep posting from time to time. I just wanted to give a little new year's update for whoever is reading.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Toxic Cats

On this day I wore a striped t-shirt under a black dress printed with a cat face, along with a neon green belt, skull-print stockings, and a vintage army jacket. My lipstick was home-made from crayons, using this recipe on Rookie. I combined half of a regular green crayon and half of a lighter yellow-green one and I love how the color turned out.
I hope you have a wonderful day.
Outfit Details:
Shirt: Old Navy
Dress: h&m
Tights (cut into stockings) and belt: Kmart
Shoes: Payless
Jacket: Vintage

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rainbows On Acid

Skipping over multiple hair colors and every outfit I've worn for the past month, this is what I wore today. I've been busy every weekend with various theater productions, and haven't been very good about posting. I plan to post my stored up pictures this weekend, but I just really wanted to go through the ones that I just took. I redyed my hair a few days ago, bleaching it for the first time since April or May, and now it's bright neon green. It has streaks of orange, pink, and teal, and I like to describe it as an "Acid Trip Rainbow."
I wore my apple dress again, once more with safety pins in the collar, although this time they're placed differently, and ripped tights. I doodled anarchy symbols on the tights in green sharpie, and it left cool markings all over my legs when I changed. I have also been wearing this belt a lot lately, as it perfectly matches my hair. It's a neon green, translucent and glittery plastic belt. It's my favorite.
I hope you have a very metal day,

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Slightly Singed Crowns

At least a dozen people on Friday asked me if it was my birthday. This happens petty much every time I wear a crown to school, even when they're burned and partially melted. I kept beginning to ask who wears melted crowns on their birthday before I'd remember that I had actually melted this crown specifically to wear on my birthday this summer (I had a zombie-themed party).
Along with my crown, I wore a turquoise dress, a leather jacket with my feminism pin, fishnets, and my docs.
Outfit Details:
Dress and Jacket: Forever 21
Tights: K-mart
Shoes: (knock off) Doc Martins
Pin: DIY
I hope you have a lovely day!

Punk Rock Dinosaur

When I wore this outfit, a very large number of people commented that I looked like a dinosaur. Personally, I took that as a complement, especially when it was given as "You look like a punk rock dinosaur," which it sometimes was.
I achieved the look by crafting a mohawk of buns in my hair, teasing my bangs and the few strands that were left, and using a ton of hairspray. I wore a self-painted and cut up shirt to which I added a few safety pins around the hem, a black lace dress worn as a skirt, striped tights, docs, my pin-covered jacket, and a studded collar that I got at a flea market for a dollar.
Outfit Details:
Shirt: DIY
Skirt: I'm not sure
Jacket: Thrift store (the pins were added)
Tights: Leg Avenue
Shoes: Doc Martens
Collar: Flea Market
I hope you have a good day!

That's So Punk Rock

This outfit started out a week of sort of punk-inspired outfits. On this day, I wore a vintage-style dress with a peter pan collar that I filled with safety pins. I also wore a studded belt, ripped black tights, and my black docs.
Outfit Details:
Dress: Forever 21
Tights: K-mart (self ripped)
Shoes: (knock off) Doc Martens
I hope you have a splendid day!