8/09/2012

take care tonight

(rodarte x opening ceremony blouse, vintage skirt, pamela love necklace, hansel from basel envelope clutch gift from the brand)

So last night I headed to Darkroom to see my boyfriend's band Lightfoils play a show, because I am a Caring Girlfriend! Despite July being the HOTTEST MONTH EVER ON RECORD, it was a comfortably cool summer night so I was able wear long sleeves and long skirt. I think I've settled on this silhouette being my signature, at least for the moment, but god only knows how my style changes every 14 seconds. This outfit is inspired in tiny part by From Hell, because of the ghosts and Victorian-ness and vague religious undertones. Pretty cliched things, but luckily we are allowed to like things now that being a hipster is over! I mean really, I haven't seen a hipster in Wicker Park in years. The only people still talking about hipsters are Olds who reader Gawker. (I am an Old that hate-reads Gawker and is presently talking about hipsters. The irony is not lost upon me!)

Presenting: The Details, Because I Care About Them Even If You Do Not

I'm majorly attached to this bag that Hansel From Basel was sweet enough to send to me. I've never really been a Bag Lady, but until I received this, I had no idea that my wardrobe had a giant gaping void for a tiny bag for my ID and phone. Useful when I want to go out for exactly one hour and quickly scurry back into my TrollCave under a bridge.

Obviously. 
Edit: A commenter has identified this print as Carl Larsson! You guys are awesome.

And finally, this extraordinarily rad skirt from the 70s, featuring hand-drawn Art Nouveau girls. These girls are FABULOUS. Sniffing grapes while wearing a giant bow for a bracelet. Not quite Brett Anderson on the cover of Select Magazine fabulous, but let's be honest, not much can compare to that. NEXT-LEVEL GLAM. Edit: Some wonderful commenters have identified the print on this skirt as Aubrey Beardsley illustrations! Thanks to everyone who is more cultured than I am!

This silhouette lends itself perfectly to GIFness. Newest blog feature?!
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Take care tonight and forever, ya blokes.

22 comments:

ALCOHOLS said...

OH WOW. that skirt is just FAB, because the drawings on it are actually by my favourite artist - Aubrey Beardsley, look him up! he illustrated Oscar Wilde´s Salomé, if you´re up for the decadent read with wonderful pictures. x

Liz K said...

The illustrations on the skirt look like Aubrey Beardsley's drawings for the play "Salome", or someone who was extremely inspired by them (they are beautiful and worth a look). That is an amazing piece of clothing/outfit.

Isabel said...

OH MY GOD! Your creativity and careful detail selection kills me every time! THe skirt is INCROYABLE!

Tori Bonaventura said...

This outfit is perfect I can't even... That skirt is AMAZING. Love everything.
xo, Tori
http://generationscollective.blogspot.com/

Jasmine Nicole said...

I love From Hell, one of my top five guilty pleasures! I absolutely adore that skirt, what a gem

Mat said...

nice suede mention there, very rad skirt

Andrea said...

Stellar outfit... I believe the illustrations on that magnificent skirt are by the great Aubrey Beardsley. His work is worth looking up either way :)

GEEKY CONCEPT said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOUSE AND SKIRT!

I also have a blog if you'd like to have a look :)
www.geekyconcept.blog.spot

Art Diva said...

Your skirt is indeed wonderful! Where did you find such a treasure? I'm new here, so, "hi".

Gypsy Hawk said...

That PL necklace is HUGE. I had no idea of the scale of it. I love the whole outfit!

Roma said...

I can't even begin to tell you how great this outfit is. First of all, the details on the rodarte shirt are *impeccable* and the grooviness of that skirt is amazing. Where on earth did you find it?

Kailey said...

PLEASE INCLUDE MORE GIFS because I lovee them *_* Can't get over how incredible this outfit is, guh~

Celia Bow said...

That skirts is amazing!!! It looks like an Aubrey Beardsley print

meagan said...

THANK YOU to everyone who identified this print! so appreciated! am now completely in love with his work

and to those who asked, my skirt was from a great store called very best vintage here in chicago.

Goo Girls said...

you are too glorious. Like this outift is just beeeeyond. I'm obsessed w/ how youve been mixing patterns lately. also love that you used from hell as a reference, #commentworship

Lhizette C. said...

Your outfit is phenomenal. I don't wanna sound creepy but if I'm able to, I would creep into your bedroom and steal your outfit. :))

Pamela Liou said...

YOU HAVE TO BE FUCKING WITH ME THAT SKIRT IS OUT OF CONTROL <3<3

Meagan said...

your clothes get me every time.

Anonymous said...

But the print on your blouse?! The Swede in me says it's Carl Larsson.. Yes?

meagan said...

@anonymous hi there! um, i think you're right! thanks for identifying it!

Threadhunter-Vintage said...

I have the sister dress to your skirt! I had never seen another one like it until now. Yes, the print is Aubrey Beardlsey….amazing. What a great score!

meagan said...

@threadhunter vintage NO WAY. you MUST me send me a link to a photo of you wearing it.