Entirely by accident, this season’s Dolce & Gabbana turned out to be incredibly topical. Inspired by the Vatican and showing at Fashion Week just after the news broke about the Pope’s retirement, this collection was guaranteed to appear prominently on the pages of every fashion magazine in the known universe. The only thing better than tall thin ladies wearing sparkly clothes is tall thin ladies wearing sparkly clothes in a newsworthy context. — Dolce & Gabbana, Fall 2013
I just called my medievalist sister and got as far as “have you seen—” before she replied “HEEEELLLLLS YEAH, I DID, I LOVE IT”
If one of my grandmothers were Frida Kahlo (and the other were still my actual Hungarian grandmother), this is how I would dress. Actually, this sort of is how I dress, but nicer. Or at least how I decorate my apartment. So maybe Frida Kahlo is my grandmother?
1. I think that is definitive logical proof that Frida Kahlo is your grandmother.
2. Holy shitballs is that an awesome collection.
Multiculturalism for Steampunk is starting up a weekly art challenge, and it looks promising. SO EXCITED. I’ve had a bunch of ideas for non-Western steampunk outfits floating around in my head, and it’s nice actually having a weekly deadline to motivate me to finish some of them.
This is pretty subtle in its steampunkery (read: no extranneous metal bits), but I was just trying to bring in a few western/Victorian elements to traditional Indian clothing- legomuttoned sleeves, the double breasted, collared choli, and adapting the churidar into buttoned spats.
…Also a sweet hat.
God, that is the COOLEST OUTFIT EVER
HOW DOES ONE DO THIS CLASSY MOFO WITCHCRAFT?!
The purple and white ties are tied with a Trinity knot, and here is a video tutorial.
The gold and pink ties are tied with an Eldredge knot, and here is a video tutorial.
If I can find that elusive holy grail, a well-fitting women’s shirt with a buttoned collar (STOP WITH ALL THESE SHIRTS THAT ONLY BUTTON UP TO THE CLEAVAGE - I WILL DECIDE THE RATIO OF SKIN:BUTTONING) and full length sleeves (STOP WITH ALL THESE SHIRTS WITH 3/4 LENGTH SLEEVES - I WILL DECIDE IF I WANT TO ROLL UP MY SLEEVES) that isn’t made of fucking chiffon (OH MY GOD WHY WOULD YOU CREATE AN EXCELLENT SHIRT DESIGN AND THEN MAKE IT FUCKING TRANSPARENT FUCK YOU) I am so rocking the trinity knot to my next job interview.
I get quite angry about shirts.
OHHHHH MY GOD.
Also, fucking agreed in re: shirts.
I wear ties a lot and I wore one during Christmas dinner with another branch of my family, including a princess-obsessed third grade girl. She kept staring at my tie and asking, “Why are you wearing a tie?” or similar. I told her, “I really like ties.” She leaned over conspiratorially and said, “But then you look like a boy.” I said, “But I’m wearing a skirt. Can’t I look like a boy and a girl at the same time?” And she shook her head. “It’s weird,” she told me. I shrugged. “I like weird.”