What is your childhood trauma Pt. 31

#55: Jessi's Gold Medal

"At that meeting, for example, she was wearing these sharply creased, pastel-green, cuffed shorts; a wild Hawaiian shirt tied at her waist, with vibrant colors that perfectly picked up the green; and sandals with crisscrossing ankle straps to her knees. Her hair was swept to one side and held in place with a long, fake-flowered barrette that looked like a Hawaiian lei."

Kenzo Convertible Jacket / Proenza Schouler Leather Shorts
Chloe Wrap Sandals / Kisforkani Orchid Headband

I always go crazy for the SSENSE andAritzia end-of-season sales because I always find everything I did realize I needed, like the Ibbie Leather Shorts by Mackage. I literally a hop-skip-jump away from getting a matching Mackage leather jacket... that's completely practical for summer, right?


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I'm back :)

Mystery #6: The Mystery at Claudia's House

"I was thinking this over, and checking that day's outfit (lace leggings, purple tie-dyed T-shirt dress, and purple high-tops) in the mirror..."

ASOS Dress / Asos Sneakers

I've had an interesting year, but life has been good.
Here are a few blogs that make it additionally so:

Stop It Right Now : She is exactly what I always hoped Claudia would grow up and become. Perfection is real...
Spoon Fork Bacon : So is food pr0n
Bona Drag : Pamela Love, Karen Walker and Lonely all in one beautiful place.


Hey I've died twice

But really, I'm still kicking and clawing my way through life... I absolutely did not mean for my break between posts to extend to nearly two months! I'm currently (re)working on multiple life-projects, and as of most recently (like today), my main priority is figuring out the wireframes for my website redesign. Considering the artistic direction my life has been creeping towards, I've decided to make it primarily based on the fashion illustrations from this blog (well, the recent-ish ones for now since the older ones will need quite a bit of rework before they are portfolio quality). I'm also trying my hand at some freelance web/graphic design, so everybody keep your fingers crossed.

That's the latest updates in the 'verse - Claudia posts will be back shortly, but until then, enjoy this snippet from 90s Flashback:

No way is Claudia too dumb to know who Bach was.

She does, however, know that “hermano” is Spanish for “brother,” so she’s smarter than anyone with the last name Bluth.


A kissy here, a kissy there

Glee Season 2 x 12, Silly Love Songs:

Santana: Please - I've had mono so many times, it turned into stereo.

While I don't have Santana-induced-mono(or stereo), I do seem to have come down with some kind of post-Valentine-virus, which seriously bums me out considering I have yet to venture out of the house to take advantage of the massive after holiday chocolate discounts *weeps*.

But considering the Brittana fandom finally got the long awaited kiss we'd nearly given up on after a disastrous second season, I'm celebrating with a sniffly nose, happy heart and sexy candy striper costume.


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Get ready to get your fictional-Man-Repeller on.

#107: Mind Your Own Business, Kristy!:

"...she was wearing an old fringed leather vest she’d found in a thrift shop; an oversize plaid shirt with a super-thick striped tie; and bell-bottomed pants with two different color legs. Her hair was pulled back with a hairclip in the shape of a VCR."

Polka Dot Vintage Shop Leather Fringe Vest //Etoile Isabel Marant Meg Plaid Shirt-Dress
Opening Ceremony Spaghetti Strap Onesie // Opening Ceremony Lace Up Heeled Booties

Hmm yeah, there is one part of this outfit that really boggles the mind.

Why a VCR? Wouldn't a VHS make (marginally) more sense?

Needless to say when I saw the new releases at Opening Ceremony, even if they aren't the correct silhouette, I had to work in the split colored onesie into this illustration (Let's face it - if OC isn't willing to go there, two-tone bell bottoms are not going to happen). #idontcarehowdibblemallorythinksyouare #believeinopeningceremony #manrepellersunite


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#53: Kristy for President:

"Claudia and Janine couldn't have looked more different, even though that day Claudia was dressed fairly conservatively: white jeans, red shoes with big bows, a tropical jungle shirt with each button shaped like a piece of fruit, and her hair pulled to one side with a banana barrette."

Calla for April 77 White Lake Print Low-Waisted Jeans // Sam Edelman Qiana Wedge Sandals
Altuzarra Palm Print Blouse // HaydenBrook Tiffany Barrette

This Altuzarra top is sending me subliminal tropical destination daydreams. I'm so ready for a vacation, which is ironic considering S is finally coming back from overseas after 3 months. I didn't take any trips during 2011, so I've got a serious travel-itch needing to be scratched(ideally somewhere with a white sand beach).


Illusions against a Burninator

Happy Year of the Dragon!

I actually dress this illustration as an e-greeting card to send to S since he's overseas at the moment. I intended it to be more detailed, but my hand got too tired and I left out some elements(most notably, the dragon's feet lol. Fly hard, dragon!) in order to have it finished before the end of the first day of the new year.

So here's to wishing you a year full of good fortune and many orgasms.

Er, wait I mean live long and prosper.

... expecto patronum?


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#22: Jessi Ramsey, Pet Sitter:

"...an oversized, short-sleeved cotton shirt with gigantic leaves printed all over it, green leggings - the same green as the leaves on her shirt - bright yellow push-down socks, her purple high-tops, and in her hair a headband with a gigantic purple bow attached to one side."

Mesh Panel Leggings // PrettyBloom Purple Bow Headband

In other news, I've been glued to my Netflix Instant Watch during my recovery from my wisdom tooth extraction surgery and terrifyingly enough, I've methodically gone through a "Say Yes to the Dress" marathon. Now I'm having drug-induced nightmares filled with tanorexia ghost brides with heavy New York accents.


Let's do the time warp again

Dear Vicodin,

Thank you for saving me from the pain of my oral surgery. Instead of clawing off my own jaw with my bare hands, you've gently induced me into a hazy, lucid state of consciousness filled with dancing blue flight attendants.

Cause I love what you do
Don't you know that you're toxic?

Now if you could just hook me up with one of these ridiculous Britney Spears x Pan Am costumes (or at least help me hallucinate one for myself) I'd be all set.



How will I know what to wear

1 - Slashed Sweatshirt by BACK by Ann Sofie Back ; 2 - DIY shredded American Apparel Deep V Neck Tee ; 3 - Striped Long Sleeved Tee by wilfred ; 4 - DIY destroyed Diesel denim shorts ; 5 - Silk & Jersey Tap Shorts by wilfred ; 6 - Foldover Black leggings from eBay

I recently stumbled upon drifter regalia's post dissecting Real vs Ideal Wardrobe Staples. Something of a derivative of the Six Items or Less fashion challenge (one month of only six clothing articles --not including undies, accessories, shoes & outerwear), she describes the dissatisfaction of being steered towards universally accepted fashion staples (ie pencil skirt, skinny jeans, etc.) only to find them incompatible to her own taste and comfort.

As someone who can relate to finding must-have items as less-than-stellar, I immediately combed through my own closet to identify my own six wardrobe staples... this resulted in mostly of basic, distressed black things.

I wonder if I should be concerned that I chose a pair of destroyed denim over a sensible blazer (oops). Methinks maybe my New Years resolution should be to find more age appropriate clothes (but not really).