Sunday, January 27, 2013

You Rascal, You


brass 3-eye necklace - c/o Luna Nera // tee - vintage // skirt - thrifted // sunglasses - Miracle Eye // boots - thrifted // jacket - UNIF

Humans are so weird. I finished reading this article on the New York Observer talking about female escorts and the type of men that hire them, and I'm kind of just like, what? Maybe my head has been under a rock for the past few years because I had no idea the escorting business 1) still existed 2) is growing exponentially. I don't really know what my stance is on this because I'm a little confused. I don't know whether it's empowering, but also degrading, and how men can "review" women's performance in bed/how intelligent they are on a website titled The Erotic Review (which is what the article mostly speaks about). It's a somewhat long, but very well-written article, disguising some gross (degrading) parts in academic jargon, but still easy to swallow. I think it's less of the escorting business and more of the reviewing women business that disturbs me. PS the article is titled The Luxury Rental Girlfriend. I think that speaks for itself. Anyways, read it here. Thanks Man Repeller for sharing this your readers! I am now sharing it with my readers. How do you feel about it? Do you think it shouldn't exist? Do you think that websites where men thrive on rating women are a step towards the right direction for us?

Here's a little snippet of the beginning of the article:

"Jack is in his 30s. He’s good-looking, makes money and has a nice apartment, and in this city, what all that gets you is almost everything. He meets me on Greenwich Street one morning for black coffee. Two girls he knows come walking by. He smiles, and his blue eyes are warm, but on one girl’s face you can see that whole wringing week she waited for a call.
Jack can have any girl he wants. A blond event planner who wears heels on Sunday mornings. A former fit model who looks great in Hanes white. A yoga instructor who makes him spicy tempeh wraps with steamed kale on the side. There are girls who make great Bloody Marys and there are good girls who go to church on Sunday with their families, but last night they were at Jack’s. There are girls who ride horses and lawyers and designers and tall ones and short ones, stacking their needs up across his walls and then saying those are not needs, they are shadows.
So why does Jack prefer escorts?"

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Holy Dances



dress - DIY // coat - c/o Sammy Dress // belt - vintage // sunglasses - Miracle Eye // shoes - Miracle Eye

Let's spend a few seconds to take in the fact that this dress exists and is on my body. And doesn't cover my underwear. Heh. I would love to sell dresses like this one through Miracle Eye, but silk velvet (which is what this dress is made of) plus some more really expensive beaded fringe = out of most of my customer's budgets. Blah.

Also, for those of you who read an older post of mine from a week or so ago, you know about that gang rape case in Delhi, India.. and you know that humans are fucking sick, twisted, things, right? No surprise.. but, I read this article a few days ago, that only proved humans are sick, twisted, and a joke to say the least. The lawyer representing three of the men charged with the gang rape murder believes that the assault was the victim's fault, and the men are not to blame. I CAN'T. WHAT. HAS HE HEARD OF LOGIC?

STUPID LAWYER THOUGHT NUMBER ONE: He states that he has never heard of a ***respected lady*** being raped in India. I CAN'T x2.

STUPID LAWYER THOUGHT NUMBER TWO: He believes that the female victim should have 'chanted God's name and fallen at the feet of the feet of the attackers' to stop the assault. I CAN'T x3.

STUPID LAWYER THOUGHT NUMBER THREE: He states that the man accompanying the female victim should not have been traveling back late in the evening know they were going to use public transport. He also states that it was the ***man's responsibility*** to protect the woman and that he failed his duty. I CAN'T x infinity.

How are these male rapists and male lawyer the same species as me???????????????????

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Shoes shoes shoes // DA GOOD STUFF (1)

As an attempt to make up for my future lack of posting actual outfit photos, I will begin to share my shoe obsessions/other obsessions/musical remedies with the blogggggggin' wurld! This series of first world obsessions will be titled 'DA GOOD STUFF' and there will be lots more to come. When I can't sleep, I shop (mostly drool) over shoes online. I can't sleep most nights until past midnight, so this is kind of a regular thing for me at this point. I thrift and shop on Etsy most of the time for clothes and accessories, but shoes are my biggest obsession, so I do more retail shopping in regards to things I like to wear on my feetz. This may be a bit hypocritical, I guess, but this doesn't mean I don't actively try and hunt down vintage shoes. DISCLAIMER: None of these shops or brands have compensated me personally for any promotion on this here 'ol blog. I'm sharing these pieces with you because I want to and I think they're awesome. Click on the photo to be led to the product page.

These boots by To Be Announced ($204.95) are a really awesome alternative to the cherry red Docs that I see all the time. I wish these weren't SO expensive. I'd be all over these babies if they didn't cost $204.. Crazy stuff, but I'm actually considering it because I can see myself getting a lot of use out of these. Whatevzzzzzz.

These Chloe flats ($259) are da bomb dot com, but I can't seem to justify the price. I'm assuming the fact that they're 'Chloe' should explain the price tag, but I just can't seem to succumb. Definitely an awesome pair of flats/sandals/open boots/idk shoes, though, and I hate flats a lot.


These Miista boots ($95) are pretty cool, but something I'd usually steer away from. I think it's the really cool design that it features, how it looks like the top piece of the boot was tied on with lace through the eyelets that catches my attention. WAIT A SEC. I wonder if that part is removable?! Description doesn't state, but that would be rad as fuck.

These JC boots ($189.95) are very cool indeed. In my mind, all the shoes listed would look awesome paired with a white bell sleeve above-knee length dress. A few weeks ago, my friend Casey actually found a pair literally identical to these (you can see her outfit post here), and I instantly fell in love. Of course, since she's a thrifting goddess, she found these for less than $10. I know this because thrifting with her is a really unbelievable experience, almost kind of intimidating.. Ya know, how she can find the coolest pieces in less than ten minutes. She makes me honored to be her friend. Her chihuahua Floatie is pretty cool, too, I guess. You can see my older post featuring mostly him here. UNREAL STUFF.

Hope you liked this weird post series thing I've started. I don't usually talk about clothes on this style(?) blog, mostly about issues and personal events in my life, accompanied with outfit photos of me. Hope ya have one of those REALLY awesome Mondays!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dissolve Me


leggings - Miracle Eye // shirt - vintage // docs - vintage // sunglasses and beanie - Miracle Eye // jacket - online

On December 29, a female died in Delhi, India. Lots of lives are lost everyday, just as there are brought in, but this case is especially traumatizing for me, and really important to share with you. I'm going to copy and paste what this Wiki page says about the event. Here it is:


"The victims, a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern and her male friend, were on their way home after watching a film in Saket in South Delhi. They boarded a chartered bus at Munirka for Dwarka that was being driven by joyriders at about 9:30 pm. The minor among the accused had called for passengers telling them that it was going towards their destination. The woman's friend became suspicious when the bus deviated from its normal route and its doors were shut. When he objected, the group of six men already on board taunted the couple, asking what they were doing alone at such a late hour.


When the victim's friend tried to intervene, he was beaten, gagged and knocked unconscious with an iron rod. The men dragged the woman to the rear of the bus, beating her with the rod and raping her while the bus driver continued to drive. Medical reports later suggested that the woman suffered serious injuries to her abdomen, intestines and genitals due to the assault, and doctors say that the damage indicates that a blunt object (suspected to be the iron rod) may have been used for penetration. That rod was later described by police as being a rusted, L-shaped implement of the type used with a wheel jack. After the beatings and rape ended, the gang threw the two from the moving bus. Then the accused allegedly tried to drive the bus over the girl but she was pulled aside in the nick of time by her male friend. One of the perpetrators later cleaned the vehicle. Police impounded it the next day. As she was pinned down and raped, the young woman put up a fight but was hopelessly outnumbered. She bit three of the men assaulting her. The bite marks on the three accused men are likely to be part of the Delhi Police's evidence in their chargesheet.
The woman and her companion were found by a passerby on the road, partially clothed and unconscious, around 11 pm. The passerby phoned the Delhi Police, who took the couple to a hospital, where the female victim was given emergency treatment and placed on mechanical ventilation. The victim was found with only 5% of her intestines left inside of her. A doctor at the hospital later said that the "rod was inserted into her and it was pulled out with so much force that the act brought out her intestines also. That is probably the only thing that explains such severe damage to her intestines."


This happened on December 16, and she died on December 29.

Right now, I am bawling my eyes out. My head hurts after crying so much. I can't stop re-reading the last two sentences of the above paragraph.

Earlier yesterday, I was walking past a crowded bus stop with my headphones in. I usually try and avoid eye contact with anyone on the street and walk as quickly as possible, and as I took out my phone, I dropped a $5 bill. A few seconds later, towards the end of the block, a young boy came up to me and said, "excuse me miss, you dropped this over there", and I turned around and saw his parents on the other side of this looooong block, where I had seemingly dropped my money by accident. No one at this bus stop, said anything to me. No one. But this boy ran all the way to the other side of the block as a result of my anxiety-packed walking speed, out of breath and handed me my money. After seeing his parents, I thanked him. Now, I am a very pessimistic person in general. Not as much of being angry, but more of being disappointed with everyone in the world because humans are such a fucked up species. Never has anything in human history been as polarized as it is now, (maybe the days when racism existed, I guess), but I'm referring to politics, and to other things. The event that occurred on December 16th to this 23-year-old female and what happened to me yesterday is a living testament to how DIFFERENT humans can be. How nice and caring and genuine this boy was, to how disgusting and cruel and careless and empathy-lacking people can be, like the six men who raped and TORTURED BASICALLY TO DEATH, THIS HARMLESS WOMAN. My duty as a woman is not to tolerate sexism and oppression, but to know that we are all equal and impose these beliefs to everyone I know. Fortunately, I am very selective when it comes to people I choose to surround myself with, so I learn from my friends everyday and don't constantly engage in sexist conversations. Anyways, just thought I'd share in case you hadn't heard about this event. I'm really surprised I didn't hear about this considering I religiously read Huffington Post articles throughout the day on my phone. Thanks to Dark Vice's Facebook page I found out. It really hit me hard. Some days I just want to dissolve away because the amount of people who are cruel, and mean, and horrible, and disgusting, and SHITTY, becomes overwhelming for me.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

DWELLING FLASHBACK Miracle Eye Lookbook


Starting the year off right with the release of this lookbook. View the entire collection (clothes featured in these photos) here!

Here are some of my favorite pieces. All pieces are amazing, (I did design them, so hey!), but these are extra special to my heart.





















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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Riders On The Storm

 
sweatshirt - gift // pants - Unif // hat - eBay // sunglasses - Miracle Eye // bag - Medellin, Colombia // shoes - Deena and Ozzy // belt and jewelry - vintage

HAPPY NEW YEARS. 2013. ALREADY. Crazy stuff. Last night was perfect, and I don't think I could have been with a better group of people to end 2012/begin 2013 with. I don't have any New Years resolutions, other than always stay true to myself and be nice to others. Design good shit. Wear comfortable shoes. Attend good concerts and make friends. Eat really delicious food. That's about it, I guess. Do you have any New Years resolutions? On a side note, Miracle Eye's new lookbook and collection composed of 32 new pieces is going to be released tonight! Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter for good times.