Monday, February 2, 2015

Maybe It's Her, Maybe It's Her Cape Thing


______I've been having a rough time getting anything posted on here, haven't I? I promise you all that I'm not belly-flopping on my magic carpet and sliding away from the blogosphere anytime soon; rather, it's my final semester of college and I'm managing 18 hours along with a part-time illustration job, AKA a poop-ton of art-making. Yeah, you heard that right. I said poop-ton. On the internet. Sue me.

______I can say with confidence I won't be posting as many outfits as I do art things, but I'm not leaving, oh no. I'm not leaving until scientists stop arguing about whether or not Pluto is a planet, until the bonds between a goat and his half-gnawed can are broken, or until my butter melts in a freezer. All of which will just never happen due to the laws of nature, the laws of stuff, and the indisputable law of things and stuff. Butter just doesn't melt in a freezer, ya'll. Try it sometime, but make sure you have an adult who remembers the phone number for 911 nearby.


_____Generally, I don't even realize the state of my ghastly Art major appearance, especially when my fellow art friends appear just as wonderfully mucky (no offense, guys). I'm unable to dress like a frilly fairy princess during the week and even into the weekends: paint-enshrouded leggings with snippets of fabric stuck on them and a sweatshirt with tea stains are my go-to items. My chin is never not streaked with paint (a murky green on most days, though I have no idea why) and the cuticles on my fingers are eternally tinted a sooty grey from lithography ink, giving them a post-apocolytpic, zombie look. Ultra stylin' and in season for Spring 2015, for sure.

_____I wear my skin and garments proudly with lipstick so it seems like I'm somewhat considering my appearance. I cackle in a witch-like manner at the fact that I'll still get catcalled when I walk home at night wearing this. Do you even see me? I am terrifying and you are just ridiculous.

_____In addition to my eclectic choice of skin smudges, I wear the same Palladium boots everyday: a traditional beige combat-style boot.
_____Someone once commented, "They have that authentic worn look!" Oh, honey. Oh no. They were not purchased in such a disjointed state. They were initially nice-looking, yes, but were purchased with the knowledge they would become a visual timeline for the art things I was to make my final semester of college. If they are authentic as you so say, then these boots are "authenticity" at its prime, with scuffs borne from dragging my ankles across the floor, ink and paint stains mingling in the best and most ugly manner on the sides, and white gesso spotting the laces like white freckles.

_____Nope. Not authentic at all. They're definitely just covered in art crap.


Stay brave and free of dust mites out there, friends!

LOTR-esque cape thing: Urban Outtfitters
Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Leopard tights: idk man (similar)
Tassel loafers: Jeffrey Campbell
Gold bangle: Lulus
Chain bracelet: Charming Charlie (similar)


Shirley said...

I am loving your pattern on the tights and your cape thing! hahaha you are definitely rocking it :)

xx Shirley

Jamie Rose D. said...

I completely understand the last semester of college thing. You have crap to do! Lots of art making! I still enjoy whenever you have a chance to blog. Your outfits are awesome. I have a very similar pair of tights but they have a run in them so I hardly wear them and actually probably should throw them out. I think yours look so cool with the green cape thing.

Jamie |

Frannie Pantz said...

OMGosh the last semester of college is a doozy! Don't worry about it. I will enjoy every post that you can post--especially when you use words like poop-ton because it makes me laugh awkwardly at my desk.

Love your cape/dress!

Rachel said...

Your cape thing is architecturally mystifying...I can't quite figure out how it works, and your shoes are quite fabulous, though also mystifying. Shoes without sides?

E said...

Whoa, it sounds like you have a lot on your plate so major props for finding the time to blog! Love the cape thing. Lurrrve the jewelry.

LyddieGal said...

Balancing school, and life and blogging and work is no easy task, but you are doing your best!

Plus, I understand the struggle to get dressed up and look nice when you know you will in fact be getting dirty. During my brief time at an art college I had this pair of red clogs, and one day after my charcoal drawing class the biggest mound of charcoal dust collided with them, and they were never the same again.

Chic on the Cheap

Sabrina said...

I enjoy how your style reflects your major. Creative and energetic, which I can totally feel from your writing. I'm usually not a fan of capes, but I love that one!


Linda B said...

Well you sure clean up nice for when you take blog photos! ;)
Haha, no worries Ali, as everyone has said, we'll always be here for whenever you do post. In between, we know you're super busy making awesome stuff and doing a poop-ton of art. Which I'm always ecstatic to see, so work away!

This cape thing is fascinating 0_o Seriously, I want to see you twirl in it. Lol it's so different from what I'm used to seeing! Love how you styled it too. Those leopard tights are fierce, and mmmmmm, your shoeeeessss *_*

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Keit said...

Being catcalled when wearing tights smudged with paint is a compliment! :-D Once I was wearing some baggy overalls and a tee and someone decided I looked hot in them, go figure!
I am loving this cape thingy, you're an artsy fairy!
And the tassel loafers are sooooo cool and pretty, though I would love to see the dirty boots too :-D

Marlen said...

Hahah I love that if you slap some lipstick on, everything becomes alright and put together. Also, I giggled at how you got complimented over your worn in, destroyed boots. Whatever works man. Those are ~in~ right now, so you keep on destoryin 'em. And last semester!! Holy smokes, you're almost done! I love hearing about your art world- it sounds so impressive and so different from what I'm used to. Keep sharing :)

xo marlen
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Kristian said...

College can be a crazy time. I am glad to see some outfit photos though, because this is a lovely outfit!

OrigamiGirl said...

You look here is amazing. You look like a classic Tolkein elf taking a field trip to our world. I love hearing about your work, good luck with all of it!

Jo said...

No matter whether your post shift from outfits to art, your sense of humour would never waver and that's what I like about your posts. I had to google what those boots are and believe me, they would make for good authentic fashion wear. Why don't you post an outfit post of how you look like when you work on your art? I think you would look pretty darn chic and cool because you're just so you.

Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

Lily Fang said...

So happy to see you, dear Ali! I always love your witty remarks and stunning looks. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who uses poop-ton :) Also, that turtleneck cape thing is stunning on you! I'm so happy that we're bringing turtleneck back--I can't wait to feature my own soon.

It's a big time for you, so don't worry! Just keep rocking at your art and other endeavors :) Stay fierce and fabulous!

Francesca said...

Hey on the bright side you're on your last semester! I still have all four years to go! The whole time you described your artwork ridden look though, I couldn't help thinking that sounds kind of cool though. Paint splattered can look pretty artistic!

As for your outfit, you look so chic! I love that cape, it's so perfect. And you look really pretty in all these photos, I love your hair!

I didn't realize you had an instagram until I saw it on your sidebar, I just followed you!


Jen Hsieh said...

Olive green and gold accents? OOOH GRL YOU KILLIN IT.

Keep being the busy bee that you are because the work you're putting out is amazing. Your latest installation was incredible - now my goal is to see one in person!


School is definitely very important, and we all get quite busy. Sometimes it's hard to balance the blog and life but it's nice to see what you're up to.

I cannot get over how adorable those loafers are, and the cape looks lovely on you! :)
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Tanya said...

I love this! and I love the cape and tights.

Love Playing Dressup said...

love ur spirit girl - rocking the look as well :)

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