5/14/2012

stuck in my angelhood

What follows, my friends, is but a brief snapshot into my Saturday night, first beginning with sobriety, and ending with my brain swimming in a sea of vodka. Ahem, I meant Stoli Vanil and tonic. Late Bar has a really rad new wave night every Saturday and people dance. It's unpretentious, always packed, and never douchey. Most new wave nights typically only play the same 3 songs (Bizarre Love Triangle, Blue Monday, and Just Can't Get Enough) and while I did hear those 3 songs, I also heard other tiny little gems from the genre. Definitely one of my favorite dance parties in Chicago.


(thrifted dress, vintage nightie worn as a jacket, venessa arizaga necklace, rodarte shoes)
Lately I'm really fascinated by this idea of dressing spooky without wearing black. Or at least, not wearing all black. I think that wearing white can be just as eerie as an all-black ensemble when paired with the proper sense of brooding. I wasn't filled with that sense of brooding here because I was in OMG GOING OUT mode, but this is something I am curious about working on. Mostly I just wanted to feel ghostly, and put that ghostliness within the confines of stuffy Victorian fashion and the moods of the Cocteau Twins.

Orange blush (Excite by Illamasqua) on the eyelids and lower waterline help take the outfit out of cupcakeland and into Head Over Heels.

My beloved Venessa Arizaga necklace that I bought specifically because it reminds me of A Storm in Heaven...right down to the colors and the stars.

Aaaand here is leaving the house realness with Risto trench and thrifted bag. Rodarte shoes mean that we took a cab to the bar. Note the wide-eyed soberface!

Post-dance, messy hair, stumbled home, took this photo. At some point during the night I felt the need to wear my nightie down so I could swish the fabric around while I danced. The sort of thing I'd only do after a few drinks! Kind of wonder how silly I looked while twirling around in a giant sheer nightie. As you can see, I changed into my flats about 6/8 of the way into the night. Sometimes I can't take the heat. Oh well, *~YOLO~*

14 comments:

Roma said...

oh my gosh you look amazing. Everything about this outfit is wayy too perfect for words.

Ludo said...

Beautiful outfit! Definitely ghostly and angelic. Maybe try darker make-up and nail polish to get that spooky feeling you were talking about.

meg said...

oh god, that risto trench. i can't. also -- what i can see of your apartment looks gorgeous! i would kill for that much space.

kristin said...

friggin awesome! i think the all-white makes for a more unsettling kind of creepy...

Isabel said...

Ummmm, so you are actually a perfect spooky goddess. You have SUCH beautiful things and arent afraid to wear them and that in an inspiration, my friend!

Allison said...

This outfit is the best! I love the idea of dressing spookily in light colors. The orange eye makeup is so unexpected and cool!

julia aka garconniere said...

this is perfection. you are right about the playfulness of looking spooky and gloomy without any black. also you're making me incredibly jealous in regards to the lack of places to dance in my city. sounds like a fantastic night, and you look fucking incredible.

Magnet said...

Oh my, Meagan, these clothes make you look like a spooky doll! I love the idea of an all white victorian inspired outfit. That could look beautiful. I really like the idea of all white too, I also enjoy mixing black with white. Ah, the limitless possibilities of ~fushun~ and re-inventing yourself, fun, isn't it?

rachel said...

If you want start a collab zine dedicated to shoegaze /witchcraft/Ian Curtis plz let me know haha

Lydia said...

I love what's going on with your look right now.

darcy dubose said...

UGH dream girl for real.

Rachel said...

this outfit is amazing! your aesthetic is amazing!! <3333

Tori Bonaventura said...

This dress is a dream! Wow, it's so beautiful, plus I love the orange makeup. Great look. :)
xo, Tori
http://daisiesandpixiedust.blogspot.com/

Sweet Indigo Road said...

wow i love that dress! and cute glasses

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