2/07/2012

the blog post that celebrates itself

So I didn't mean for this post to be showoffy and "waving around my record collection" and I am sorry if that's what ended up happening, trust when I say that it's the furthest thing from my mind. Really though, in keeping with my theme from my last post, I wanted to go very literal in describing my inspiration from shoegaze. Looking at art from some of my favorite albums is perhaps the prime example of the sort of aesthetic that I want to envelope my life in. Dreaminess, spookiness, and just a general haze of pastel colors and and waves of saturated color that seem to flow. There is this notion that the only way to be spooky is to dress exclusively in black, and while I love wearing black, this artwork reminds me that using color in conjunction with heavy black creates an entirely different mood.      This artwork is still brooding and melancholy and expresses a much wider range of emotion. I've often felt that wearing exclusively black feels "too cool" for me, I don't feel "cool", and it doesn't really do a very good job of capturing my bigger picture. The richness of black can be coaxed out by incorporating blues and pastels and pinks and greens and prints. How do you use color to express a part of yourself?

I've also included links to what I consider to be seminal works from each album, do listen to them if you have a moment...










And in some housekeeping: I'm competing in Refinery 29's Style Blogger contest. I'm sure I have aboslutely zero chance of winning, but this gives me an excuse to daydream about being taken seriously one day! You can vote for me here, if you want. Also, Roma wrote this adorable interview with me HERE and you should read it because I tried very hard to sound clever. And with that, I'm getting on a plane and am I'm heading off to New York Fashion Week tonight! See you on the other end.

7 comments:

Mat said...

going to check a few of these top tips out now, haven't listened to MBV in a loooong time

darcy dubose said...

This is exactly what I've been needing.

Coco Layne said...

I think you might be my musical soulmate

Magnet said...

OH MAN.. a place to bury strangers! YES, thank you. Damn, you have some sweet music taste. Have you heard 'To fix the gash in your head' by them? Aaah, I loooove that song. So good. I'm listening to it right now xD anyway, good bands, good bands. (Sorry getting a bit excited here) I'm going to go vote for you right now :) Oh also other than black.. I'm really feeling white, hot pink, pale pink and some lilac. Not quite sure how to make hot pink and black work for me yet. I'm determined to find a way.

Sasha Lane said...

Everyone keeps telling me to get into My Bloody Valentine, "it's crucial...especially in your career" blah blah blah :p I really want to, where do you suggest i start?

meagan said...

@sasha lane start with the you made me realise EP. then proceed to loveless! it's their seminal work. it may take you a minute to "get" it...but when you do, you will realize it gloriousness.

Rich Hippie said...

I've been dropping F bombs at every fecking record store for the loveless lp. it literarily is the soundtrack of my none existent love life, yet makes bradding about being alone seem to lovely..almost poetically correct...
okay enough of my nonsense...is it a reissue you own? and do u know where i can buy one online(sorry stuck in sweden)???

i love your style by the way, i wish i could stick to a look but I'm always bouncing back and forwards between kinderwhore and cyberpunk fashion :P