12/19/2011

la eau d' italiancais

(rodarte for opening ceremony blouse and leather apron, thrifted leggings, ebay'd ann demeulemeester boots, rosary necklace from hot topic from when i was 16)
Kind of melding a lot of influences in my outfit from yesterday; leather fetish, old lady prints, witch boots, religiousness, undone hair that I hate (more on that later). The print on this blouse is so sublime that I could stare at it for days. It's a tiled Art Nouveau drawing that includes roses and ghostly faces and oil lamps. Exactly the kind of esoteric thing that could only come from the mind of the Mulleavy sisters.

I also got to wear my real-life priest coat today. It's one of my favorite thrift store finds and it's so strongly referential that I have to be in a serious Good Catholic Girl mood to wear it. Also, I'm a big believer in voluminous, body-consuming outerwear. Hide your shape and allow your coats to swallow your figure! Don't belt that coat, don't cinch that waist. Because strolling around a winter wonderland in a bloblike coat is quite a liberating feeling, I promise you.

The buttons on this coat! Crosses in the middle! See what I mean about it being so strongly referential? Also, I cannot believe this necklace is 10 years old...it's seen me throughout all of my various goth incarnations, from nu-metal mall goth to romantic neovictorian to annoying fashiongoth, to today, which is a blending of all my finest/lamest goth moments. Classics from Hot Topic never die. 

13 comments:

Piper Alexander said...

I love every single bit of this. The coat reminds me of The Omen.

jodache said...

I like how you describe the top as Exactly the kind of esoteric thing that the mind of the Mulleavy sisters." It does seem as if the two have one mind that they share.

jodache said...

Oops, I meant to say:
I like how you describe the top as "Exactly the kind of esoteric thing that could only come from the mind of the Mulleavy sisters."

Meagan said...

gahh I WANT THAT PRIEST COAT

Lydia said...

I was wondering what this apron would look like! It's amazing.

Roma said...

I've been dreaming about that rodarte top all yeaaaarr. Also, you priest coat is badass. nuf said.

Hvit said...

All of this is so awesome. The shirt look so cool and I was really interested to see what the apron would look like- also awesome!
The priest coat also is just gah, that feeling finding something that awesome in a thrift store is just brilliant.

Isabel said...

Your style is so PERFECT and inspirational. I seriously cannot believe the priest coat, holy crap!

Umm, it sucks that we all have to hate our hair because it looks utterly amazing in these photos, the kind of sleek locks I would kill for.

Laura. said...

this excites me - i hardly ever get excited by anyones outfits! < 3

You look AMAZING.

Miranda said...

I love the colors in your outfit! And even the door matches! Also, psh, your hair looks fabulous. xo

Daniel said...

YOU ROCK!

Becky said...

That apron is AMAZING. Seriously.

groovacious said...

you're a style god! LOVE your outfits! LOVE the catholic school girl look!