Friday, September 17, 2010

New Hair

I've been growing out my hair for a long time, but I'm tired of it. It's in that awful shaggy, half-grown out stage. I have an appointment to get it cut tomorrow, and I still have no clue what to get, so I'm documenting for future reference. Maybe it'll just get a trim, maybe I'll go bald, we'll just have to see.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

All Grown Up

So, I've gotten my first pair of fake nails. Yes, I've finally become a real woman. I know, oh I know. We're all proud. Also, you can't tell in the picture but I'm wearing a black leotard, black leggings, black cardigan, and grey skirt. I'm feeling a little Greta Garbo today.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Holy Ghost People

Hype me on Lookbook!

But in other news, today I played dress up with my new 1950's thrift store find. Curled hair, red lipstick, and saddle shoes complete the picture.

Monday, July 19, 2010

To Everything There is a Season

It's really crazy how much you can change in one year. Even more insane is how much you can change in 5 years, in just one thing. Take, for example, my hair.

Me, sophomore year of high school. I started out with my hair long and unkempt. This wasn't so much a stylistic choice so much as I didn't bother to learn how to blow-dry hair until I was like in college. Ok, I'll be honest, I'm still not great at it...

This is me from prom my senior year. Junior year I got my haircut into a fantastic messy textured bob type thing. I got a ton of compliments, many phrased along the lines of "I never noticed you before but now I actually think you look good!" While flattered this incident made me afraid to grow my hair out for years.

Freshman year of college I decided to try something I'd been thinking about getting for years: a pixie cut. Also I decided to go ginger, another thing I'd wanted to do for forever.

And then the awkward growing out stage. I have pictures that are way worse, but you can bet your ass I'm not posting them online.

More growing out, except I really like this length. This is basically the messy bob I got so many compliments on in high school. I'm growing my hair out right now for fun, but something tells me I'll end up back at this. If something works for you go for it. Just ask Anna Wintour.

Worst haircut ever, but I basically got what I asked for. I'm always envious of other people's bangs or edgy cuts, but they always look terrible on me. I really do best with simple hair styles. And bangs are always a poor choice for me because I have so little patience for styling them. I do like the dark color against my skin, I'd be willing to go brunette again.

Aaaand this is me as of today. The dark hair lightened, the ginger faded, it's all still growing out (especially those bangs). Not sure what I'm doing next, planning on growing it out, but the wait is so long and awkward stages are so, well, awkward.

P.S. In case you didn't catch it in the previous photo, I got my nose pierced! New addition from this weekend.

It's amazing how much a different hairstyle can change your look, and it's always amusing to realize how different you or your tastes have become in even a short period of time. So now I've shared mine, I think you need to share yours. Best haircuts? Worst haircuts?
I demand to see them all!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Camp Destroys My Attractiveness Possibilities

So I got a job at a summer camp at a nature center. Goodbye pretty clothes, goodbye fun purses, goodbye cute shoes. Hello sports t-shirts and khaki shorts everyday!Basically I'm trying to excuse why I haven't updated in forever.

Instead of necklaces and jewelry I wear a lanyard with a plastic name-tag and keys attached. Plus my dad's man watch (I actually kind of like this addition).

I also wear tie-dye now. No, I'm serious.

Aaaand I wear these combo hiking/river shoes. They're like legitimate crocs. Oh yeah, I'm serious.

And this is my new carryall.
So I'm sorry I never post anymore, you can kind of see why. I hope you guys are having an awesome summer! And I will be updating, just probably far less personal fashion shots. And I'm hoping to be going to New York in the fall, so my outfits will not go to waste! But admit it, the river shoes are kind of cool...

Monday, May 24, 2010

It's Been a While...

Hey y'all. I just wanted to say sorry for the lack of new posts. Alexi is in Italy (lucky!) and I'm busy looking for a job (also after moving out of my dorm room I can't seem to find my camera...), so it might be a longer wait than usual for new content. But, hey! It's summer vacation! Why are you inside reading a blog when you could be outside in the sun?

(Because our blog is super awesome and new updates in the future will be exciting, that's why! Come back soon, as soon as I nail down employment and find my camera I've got a ton of new outfits and updates to share!)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Givenchy Goes Coed

Can you spot what's new in this picture?

Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci is "using a transsexual among the cast for the house’s fall-winter ad campaign", a Brazilian named Lea T.

This is utterly fabulous, I love it. It reminds me of an earlier post where I talked about gender and fashion. That model is beautiful and everyone knows I love gender ambiguity, I'm excited for the new ad campaign!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Remember This?

Remember back in February when I was complaining about American Apparel? Well apparently somebody else hates them too. The best way to explain is to quote the site itself (I bolded the pertinent parts):

" 'American Able' intends to, through spoof, reveal the ways in which women with disabilities are invisibilized in advertising and mass media. I chose American Apparel not just for their notable style, but also for their claims that many of their models are just ‘every day’ women who are employees, friends and fans of the company. However, these women fit particular body types. Their campaigns are highly sexualized and feature women who are generally thin, and who appear to be able-bodied. Women with disabilities go unrepresented, not only in American Apparel advertising, but also in most of popular culture. Rarely, if ever, are women with disabilities portrayed in anything other than an asexual manner, for ‘disabled’ bodies are largely perceived as ‘undesirable.’ In a society where sexuality is created and performed over and over within popular culture, the invisibility of women with disabilities in many ways denies them the right to sexuality, particularly within a public context.

Too often, the pervasive influence of imagery in mass media goes unexamined, consumed en masse by the public. However, this imagery has real, oppressive effects on people who are continuously ‘othered’ by society. The model, Jes Sachse, and I intend to reveal these stories by placing her in a position where women with disabilities are typically excluded."

Personally I think this is totally awesome, although it brings up conflicted feelings. On the one hand, it is totally unrealistic and kind of sick that we only use models that look completely different than the majority of people in society, and marginalize anyone that looks different. On the other, if I were a clothing designer and I wanted to show off my new line, of course I want to do it on fit, attractive people (at which point the problem ceases to be with fashion per se, but with the warped minds of the people, which are heavily influenced my magazines, back and forth, on and on. Phew!). You're selling America a fantasy, saying "if you buy this Marc Jacobs dress you'll be 93 pounds and gorgeous too". At least most runways don't claim to host "normal" people, they admit they deal with fantasy. Which is not to say that it makes it OK for designers to do that, just that I appreciate that man of them seem to recognize that they are fostering unrealistic expectations.

I think what bothers me so much about American Apparel is exactly what she says above, their claim to normalcy. It's normal to be stick thin with a huge rack and booty, to wander around all day scantily clad and be as sexual as possible. Hey little girls, everyone is like us, we're normal.

But then again, maybe I'm just taking this all way too seriously. What do you think, of the photos, the reasoning behind them, everything?

ETA: Another "article" on the subject (I say "article" because it's on Perez Hilton)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Vintage Throwback

It's ok to dress slutty if you look vintage-inspired, right?

My gentleman friend needs help moving out, so I figured I would dress impractically and watch him move instead of contribute. Yay warm weather!

urban outfitters shorts, Forever 21 shirt, Modcloth watch necklace, Target belt and headscarf

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A floral touch.

I've been looking at a lot of floral hairpieces in the past week. I haven't bought anything yet (suggestions please), but all I know is that I really want to buy one. Sometimes a floral touch is all you need to add to a simple summer outfit to make it really look good!

The Mustard Seed Etsy (I discovered this one from simplyhue):

Peppermint Sage Etsy:

Love, Taza (I found this shop from rockstar diaries):

Lou and Lee Etsy:

So do you guys think you can help me at least narrow it down to a shop? Right now I
m leaning towards Lour and Lee Etsy or Love, Taza... Hard choices! Last thing- Check out these AWESOME sock things! I bought the octopus ones, haha.
(from tattoo socks & more etsy in case you were wondering)

xo, Alexi

Saturday, April 24, 2010

In my mother's shoes

I had a little bit of fun playing around with the lighting from outside. Sorry, but this is as professional as my pictures get. My camera is skillfully hanging from some books on my bookshelf so that I can get it at the right height.

Necklace: Forever 21
Mesh top: Aeropostale
Tank Top: American Eagle
Skirt: Zara
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

As you can tell from the title, the shoes were my mom's. They're a bit small on me, which is funny because my mom's
feet are bigger than mine now (*sarcastic tone* I guess mom's bodies change after pregnancy or something like that). I also have a few pants from her that are tight on me. I know I'm not the thinnest person in the world, but I was surprised at how small my mom must have been! She was a model, though, so that makes sense. Do you have anything clothes/accessories that you would like to give your children?

xo, Alexi

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Okay everyone. This is IMPORTANT. Don't forget that this Sunday Target is selling Zac Posen clothing! I don't know about you, but I completely forgot about that coming up, so just a heads up.

Also- guess who did some modcloth shopping? MOI. Actually, both the steampunk dolls did some modcloth shopping. Genny was just telling me about a dress she just bought from there, which then inspired me to order a few things. I might've spent a hefty amount, but whatever. Two of my items were on sale! Here's what I bought.

Lastly, Selective Potential is one of my favorite blogs. She has a giveaway that's open until Sunday, so you guys should check it out. Of course, I want the beautiful necklace for myself, but I thought I'd let you guys know anyways since I love you all.

Tomorrow's Friday! Wa-HOO! I hope you've all had a great week. Any weekend plans other then Target shopping?
xo, Alexi

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Guess what?!?! I'm going to ITALIA this summer!!! For all you followers out there, I did a post about my awesome marketing professor. She's teaching a fashion marketing class in Rome for two weeks and afterwards we're going to Milan for fashion shows. This is a total dream come true! I just have to get my visa together...

P.S. I've never been to Italy before. Any suggestions? Places I have to see? People I need to stalk (cough cough, Valentino....)
xo, Alexi