3/15/2012

cause when you're #foreveralone, it's hard to find someone who understands


(dress and jacket by/from risto, zana bayne harness, chris habana necklace, dries van noten shoes)
Music and one's clothes form a strong basis for one's identity, probably more so than other mediums of art, at least it is this way for me. Last night I went to see Grimes at the Empty Bottle after her new album Visions has been on heavy rotation on my record player. Grimes has this uncanny ability to so perfectly capture the vibes I've been feeling lately - celestial, otherworldy, transcendental. Her music creates another planet in my head, a sort-of despondent place that exists only in her songs, and like the Cocteau Twins it is a place that I like to go because my world is so focused on practicality. I wouldn't call this escapism - just the opposite, in fact; occupying cerebral spaces other than my own helps me feel more connected to the world around me because it helps me remember what is outside my boundaries. So I wore this outfit because I wanted to feel ethereal and also because, um, shuffles feet, I never leave my apartment and even something as simple as going to show is an occasion for me to dress up these days. Hermit life.

I will not even pretend to know anything about makeup, but uh, I wanted doe eyes last night and with the help of ye olde Google Image Search Gizmo, a few photos of Twiggy provided inspiration for this. When I was applying the mini lashes, my eyes teared up a little and mixed with the eyeliner and I looked like the Black Oil from The X-Files. Kind of wonderful if you're into that sort of thing (which I am), but the rest of the non-mytharc obsessed world would call it NAGL.

Took a bunch of photos, but this the only one you get for now! I'm going to a few more shows this month and will be doing a post later about them. In the meanwhile, the universe needs to be made aware of Grimes' cat sweater with blue and red eyeballs. There! I've done my duty to the cosmos. Go forth, my cherubic readers, and spread the Good News of the Grimes cat sweater.

14 comments:

BMagazyn said...

Looks great :) <3

Adam,
http://bmagazyn.blogspot.com

Ludo said...

The coat, harness, glasses and make-up all come together beautifully in this outfit. I loved your description of the music. Hope it was a great show!

EXECUTION STYLE said...

I love the peacock blazer. Its amazing.

Meagan said...

aghhh where do you find these amazing romantic sheer long gorgeous dresses/skirts? they kill me every time.

Roma said...

gah you saw grimes? I'm obsessed with them. Also, you're outfit. It's super etheral and I love everything about it.

Sarah said...

Ugh the Cocteau Twins are so perfect. Only heard a few Grimes songs but the ones I have are magic.

China Lily

Lydia said...

Oh wow, I absolutely love this combination.

rachel said...

Grimes is my new jam, she rules.

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Magnet said...

This outfit... WOW. Meagan, this is why I think you have such incredible style. You look fantastic lady. I know nothing about make up also. Ha, I take any opportunity to dress up these days too. I rarely leave my house, sometimes I feel like I'm in a bubble. It's a little sad.

Justalazymorning said...

amazing outfit!!

Bella said...

This outfit is awesome. You look like a beautiful witch/fairy.

Bella said...

This outfit is awesome. You look like a beautiful witch/fairy.

wobblinbetty said...

amazing makeup! wow*

bravegrrl said...

your eye makeup is sooo awesome. love