10/30/2012

the moment when a memory aches

A couple weeks ago I went to see Beach House at the Riviera. It was every bit as heavenly and sublime as you would expect - and then some! I was particularly struck by how marvelous Victoria Legrand's vocals sounded live, how her booming voice filled up the entire theater, how her voice sounds just the same as it does on records. The lighting was especially magical, with soft colors and fog machines creating sunsets and dawn, and twinkling lights that were stars. I had really high hopes and was almost certain I'd be disappointed, but was not! It was absolutely one of the more moving shows I've been to in a while.

As I have mentioned before, whenever I go to shows I like to dress like how the bands sounds as a way to connect myself to the experience! In this case I chose to focus on how regal their music is. Like how majestic and cinematic their songs are, but still sounding familiar and comforting - like an object you've loved forever. All clothes are vintage, shoes are Prada and were an ebay find.


This dress was probably an old prom gown? Removing the skirt and keeping the tulle lining intact is really great DIY. The sequins are actually a zip-back top that I've never actually worn as a top - it looks better worn backwards as a vest! Karen Smith inspo everrrryday. Lace and sequins are a pretty unbeatable combination.

Have you guys been to any rad shows lately? Do tell...

12 comments:

☯ZERO STYLE☯ said...

those shoes rule! do you have super crazy tiny feet? is that how you find all these rad shoes?!

meagan said...

@zero style haha no, quite the opposite actually! i'm a size 9.5/10, which is HUGE since i'm only 5'2! having model-sized feet really helps.

Jasmine Nicole said...

I absolutely love the first look

ALCOHOLS said...

ooh this coat is even more wonderful than i though it would be! well i don´t go to concerts much but i´ve seen ESKMO a couple of months ago and it was the best experience ever, very overwhelming and for couple of hours it made me really sensitive to all sorts of small details, like i still remember the smell of the air when i walked out, the sounds of waves (it was by the sea), etc. i love it when live music does things like that to me. xx

Melissa said...

I love the idea of dressing how to music makes you feel. So wonderful.

<3 Melissa
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darcy dubose said...

Now I will scour thrift shops for a similar skirt to alter. I'm thrilled to know how perfect Beach House was.

Lydia said...

Fabulous. I absolutely love this. That green robe is fantastic.

Meagan said...

that coat dheigflnweljgnlarwiug;w.

Isabel said...

This outfit is so unbelievably delicate and marvelous, The Prada shoes are UNREAL. I remember mocking them mercilessly when they first came out, but Prada is always like 5 years ahead of the game so how can I even keep up? You make them look wack. A good kind of wack.

doisedois said...

Lychens - one of the vest concerts I've ever been to, I think. It was a surreal experience in a tiny tiny venue...

I know it sounds funny, but I really felt a sort of high afterwards, even though no illegal drugs and very little alcohol were involved.

Roma said...

meagan, you look gorgeous! i love beach house so much, i was devestated when i found out i missed their new york tour. You look like a goth dream fairy, especially in those prada's

The Girl Lost In Time said...

I saw you there! I was waiting in line outside and I commented on your outfit...it was such a shock when I came across this blog and saw it was you!