4/30/2012

"what, now you're gonna pout?"

(risto jacket, rodarte skirt, chloe sevigny x oc paisley tights, dries van noten shoes, john's a place to bury strangers tee, chris habana necklace. photo by emma)


So, last week I found myself at THE WALK 2012 (not to be confused with KONY!!! 2012!!!), which is a fashion show where SAIC fashion design students can show off the things they learned in school. Unfortunately I didn't get any decent photos of the show because I was seated in the nosebleed section basically. Were I the type of person who cared about things like Fashion Show Seating Assignments, I might be stamping my feet about it, but luckily I am not! I will, however, pout about even appearing in public. I am a basket of hypocrisy sometimes; I complain about how hard it is to find friends and how much friend-dating sucks, but hate leaving the comfort pod of my apartment. Humans are just...weird! They want to small talk and ask about your life even though they truly do not care about your life and only ask because social schemas tell us to do this. And these little social scripts are triggering to me, so I end up "texting" on my phone alone in a corner and drinking too much free alcohol. Yes, I KNOW I willingly chose to go to this thing, but I was there to see FASHUN, YOU GUYS! I am ~authentic. I am ~subversive. I am ~real.

In any case, I wore an outfit to this event, and I liked my outfit, and this is me talking about it on the internet. Wearing black and blue because they look so brooding and so X-Files together and so spooky without being severe. Rodarte skirt that I got on yoox.com for a staggering 90% off retail price. Yes, I'm still trying to comprehend it myself. "Borrowed" my boyfriend's A Place to Bury Strangers tee which I fished out of his pile of dirty clothes that morning. Who needs perfume anyway when I can waft my boyfriend's congealed body odor? It's like a little piece of him was there, drinking free wine with me.

I was also photographed in this outfit for this week's issue of Newcity, which is on newsstands or something. Thank you Isa! Those of you that don't live in Chicago can see the online version HERE, along with a mini-interview. Ugh, think I need a cold shower after that much vomitous self-promotion.

16 comments:

Isabel said...

Your wardrobe is so good. I can't even. Ok, I'm about to start going to FASHUN events now that I live in a real city and, umm, I'm assuming your feelings are pretty universal.

A La Mode said...

I need to get myself a good zoom lens for nose bleed section seating as I do tend to just give up!

I love your print combos, and those dries heels are a dream!

Ria said...

Fashion events...sigh. I go and end up annoyed but if I don't go I end up annoyed. I can't win. The only real win is seeing the fashion and the free booze haha. Love love love your outfit. I think you may be the best shopper I know, with your ebay steals and such. 90% off! Damn.

Sarah said...

I seriously can't get over that blazer, it makes everything look about 34042.53% cooler. Also I totally agree about friend-dating. I just want to skip to sleepovers and nail polish and secrets and be done with it. I don't want to GET TO KNOW YOU. UGH.

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Meagan said...

holy jesus that skirt.

Roma said...

god you are such a babe. I can't get over your skirt...or your outfit in general. Oh and speaking of a place to bury strangers, my local college radio station played them today. which was neat.

Magnet said...

Completely adore that t-shirt you borrowed from your boyfriend. I really like that band and I actually want to acquire a few more tees. Love this outfit Meagan, it does indeed have a sense of spookiness about it. I find social events kind of awkward myself to be honest. I'm not entirely sure why people are so attracted to groups of people.

Sarah Deetz said...

Your outfit is so perfect. X-Files cohesion at it's finest. I wish I'd commented here more often, need to stop getting comment anxiety. xxx

Novianty Effendy said...

love your outfit :)

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Tetchy said...

Your jacket is so amazing! I was wondering if you happened to have a link to somewhere I could buy some products from Risto. I tried to find it, but I apparently suck at google.

You wear it in so many of your posts, and I was hoping to see if I could get one similar :)

meagan said...

@tetchy Off the top of my head, I know that his clothes are sold at opening ceremony, founders and followers, les nouvelles, and assembly NYC. All can be found online. If you're specifically interested in the jacket, I'll put you in touch!

Reilly Cleare said...

Every time you feel that misanthropic "why does this matter?" thought, redirect your mind to "what do i have to offer this person in conversation?" you're just two people passing the time, shooting the shit. what does it matter if you're best friends? you're never going to be friends if you don't get PAST THE BULLSHIT. Avoid the dramatic loneliness, drop the pretentious attitude and enjoy being a human.

meagan said...

@reilly cleare i think you may be a bit mistaken about my reasons for even going to that thing. i was there to see clothes and imagination, not to mingle with chicago's socialites. truthfully, i have little desire to make friends in chicago's fashion scene - it's just not for me. while i do appreciate your advice, please know that it is always much easier said than done. and please don't extrapolate my feeling uncomfortable at events as proof that i don't enjoy being a human. my life, friends, family, and work fill me with joy.

Kirsty said...

@Reilly Cleare You might have intended to be useful with your comment but you come off pretty condescending. "drop the pretentious attitude"? really? meagan makes it quite clear in her writing that she was there to see the fashion, not to mingle, and it's not anyone else's place to say her feelings aren't valid.

@meagan sorry my comment is unnecessary, but that rubbed me up the wrong way

meagan said...

@kirsty thank you quite kindly, that makes two of us :)

Gypsy Hawk said...

That jacket is killer! You wear it well.