8/22/2011

lovemore


i suck at polyvore, STFU. veronique branquinho archive dress from farfetch/rodarte x opening ceremony envelope blouse and long slashed skirt/rodarte x nicholas kirkwood candlewax heels, in my closet/meadham kirchhoff blouse/deborah lippmann "today was a fairy tale"/risto moon dress from les nouvelles/rodarte x opening ceremony floral blouse/mandy coon leather top, on its way to me/rodarte x repetto lace-ups, in my closet/mary katrantzou dress from colette/risto mint moon dress from les nouvelles

Those of you that have read my blog since the beginning have noticed that my style has changed somewhat. The blog was at first a love affair of the drapey black variety, but it doesn't feel like me anymore. I was never the type of person that could maintain a look for any given amount of time; it's always ebbed and flowed with my age or my interests or financial situation or many things really.

In shifting my style, I'm starting to take more inspiration from my heart and less from fashion itself. And in my heart is shoegaze, pink noise and walls of sound and crashing guitar waves and whispery croons. Yes, I realize how silly that sounds.

Ugh, I feel incredibly...pathetic? to care so much about such a niche genre of music. I mean, shoegaze is a tiny sausagefest (see what I did there?) that is usually laughed at by other mainstream and underground scenes alike, for being full of unfashionable people who listen to mopey music and plug their guitars through too many effects pedals. And to some extent...that's true. But shoegaze as a scene, as a lifestyle, is the only thing I've ever been able to fully identify with.

So in amalgamating my love of fashion with music, I'll do so by referencing the basic principles of what shoegaze is. Dreamy rock music with swirly textures, a little bit of grit, and a lot of noise. I want my style to transcend references to fashion itself and go somewhere else entirely, the way my brain does when I listen to Loveless. Less severe lines, more whimsey and dreaminess. Blissful prints and colors. And lots of band t-shirts to celebrate the scene.



13 comments:

isis said...

it takes a certain type of person to truly appreciate the art of shoegaze. the moon dress is amazing.

RA said...

thanks dear! :)))
+ such a great stuff here <3

Magnet said...

That moon print looking dress looks so nice! I'm looking forward to seeing what your style evolves to. Do you know why shoegaze is named that way? haha

meg // morningmidnight said...

i REALLY REALLY WANT TO SHOW YOU SOME PHOTOS of the dresses one of the designers i work with has in our office right now because the prints like fit in PERFECTLY with this (moon prints! digital printed silk! wispy weird pastels!) and totally justify my obsession BUT I CAN'T but yes, all this!

i've gotten obsessed with wacky digital printed silk lately and don't yet own any of it...but I definitely want some more of it and some of these pieces here are great inspiration.

Lindsey Mills said...

Stopped dead on the collage, loved the vibe immediately, thennn realized of COURSE I love it, it was inspired by shoegaze. Rock on.

meagan said...

@magnet shoegaze got its name from NME (or was it melody maker?) because the musicians would perform in a very cold and unengaging manner, and would stare at their shoes while they played. its a disparaging term, actually! but it stuck around.

@meg oooh, do tell! this is ALLLL i'm about lately. and yes digital printed silks are the ~future~

Magnet said...

Hahaha, yeah I know, my boyfriend told me a few days ago, I was wondering if you knew. It's a funny story I think.

Brandon said...

Wow a few things to comment on. I always was told shoegaze was because you were supposed to do a lot of heroin and stare at your shoes whilst listening to the music but I think I like your reason a whole lot better.

ABSOLUTELY excited for your evolving style, it really is something to watch! And you are waaay better at polyvore then myself.

You are not pathetic at all and this quote proves it "I want my style to transcend references to fashion itself and go somewhere else entirely, the way my brain does when I listen to Loveless." Fashion is bullshit but style is what you have in spades and that is real and substantial and something worth celebrating as you do in this lovely blog.

I wish I blogged as much as you do but I seem to be in a rut :(

Nicole said...

There's a few of Risto's moon items on sale at: http://www.shopfatal.com/
there's versions with the pink and green moon print which would be perfect for yr pink noize mood.

meagan said...

@nicole a step ahead of you there - i already ordered the moon leggings and they arrived yesterday! fatal is a godsend, truly.

Nicole said...

Oh man, everyone has the internet nowadays! ;)I got Risto's universe palazzo pants a few months ago..his prints are so mindbogglingly stunning. Now let's see that style photo of you in these leggings!

meagan said...

@nicole his galaxy print, ahhhh so good. yeah his prints are pretty great! i'm wearing the leggings to NYFW to stay tuned, i have a pretty epic outfit planned out for them.

Amy Creyer said...

You must let me photograph you in said outfit at NYFW - deal?