6/11/2012

this must be

(vintage dress from sleepy head vintage, miu miu shoes, necklace gift from meadham kirchhoff)

I don't have a whole lot to write tonight, because I am composing this post this well after my bed time. Yes, even as a resident of GrownUpLand, I still have a bed time! It is self-imposed of course, but I am a cranky morning mess if I do not have my sleep. Do not disturb.

Anyway, last night was Season of the Witch, a feminist night at Late Bar. I wore my most magickal vintage dress with spooky accessories for a Bat Princess ensemble. SOTW is so special and empowering so I wanted something that felt personally empowering to me - this dress makes me feel like Glinda, and the idea of traditional femininity as a device that can be used in reclaiming power is something that lately I find very appealing. Traditional femininity is a tool of the patriarchy only if we resign its power away; we don't have to give our power away, regardless of how feminine we choose to present ourselves.

I really enjoy the way the "pearls" on this dress resembles stars in the sky, and my bat necklace paired with these stars felt like the right thing to do. A way to reference nighttime while still wearing dusty pink.

16 comments:

Lydia said...

I LOVE this dress. Perfect with the bat necklace.

Emily said...

This outfit is flawless. Such a pretty dress, with the perfect touches of darkness. The bat necklace is ridiculously cool. And those Miu Miu shoes are gorgeous!

May the force be with you.
Emily

Christina said...

I LOVE sleepy head vintage! Their stuff is always a steal...

Meagan said...

how do you get your pictures so pretty? and the pink dress is so romantic.

Low Couture said...

love your version of kitsch... this is great!

x Peter @ http://low--couture.blogspot.com

kristin said...

EUGH THIS DRESS. gimme.

Isabel said...

Dude, I just wanna press a "like" button for this. LUVUSOMUCH. Seriously, I hope you're still in Chicago by the time I get there 'cause we're gonna get crazy.

meagan said...

thank you everyone <3

@isabel HOLY SHIT WHAT WHEN ARE YOU COMING?!

darcy dubose said...

SO GOOD.

groovacious said...

You always have the best shoes!

Magnet said...

So not only do you manage to have some incredible designer pieces... you also seem to find the most beautiful vintage items. Oh and I'm the same, I can't function without enough sleep.

Goo Girls said...

late bar sounds like heaven ! i love how you did your hair, you look dreamy

Claire said...

Wow, this dress is beautiful, and the bat necklace is just genius!
I have this weird fascination with pale pink, it's both just a little creepy and extremely pretty at the same time. I definitely agree with you on the subject of traditional femininity.

Fashion babel said...

This is amazing!You look great!
Bat-necklace;I want it!
P.S. I'm the one who addressed you on email few weeks ago, about that perfect DM tattoo you have.If you remember.
I've finally made my own blog.
So, yeah
xoxo

N!ck_P said...

I have been a fan forever! Wanted to let you know that this outfit was super amazing when I saw you in real life at SOTW. I am still too shy to introduce myself, until next time. Thank you for posting about SOTW, it's a life-changer.

Bianca said...

I just realized that the comment I just posted was through my manfriend's google account, pardon me.