12/24/2012

what comes after this momentary bliss



 thrifted faux fur coat, vintage body doily, preen dress (worn previously here), meadham kirchhoff sparkle tights (worn previously here), alexander wang shoes

Purple is my color for this season. My world looks prettiest when filtered through a lavender haze, but particularly in a way that retains a sense of melancholy. I'm fascinated by this notion of taking objects that are at first glance, lighthearted and spritely, and turning them upon themselves into something wholly sinister. Not because I am sad, because I'm not! But I developed love for a haunting, sorrowful aesthetic during a time when I was very sad, and I suppose that love will remain with me forever.

I found this fake fur coat at a thrift store recently, and I've been wearing it as often as possible. It cost me under $10 and is a true gem in my wardrobe nowadays. 


Alan Moore once said in V for Vendetta that God is in the rain, and I think about that idea a lot in reference to colors that I want to wear - and so it comes down to colors that would exist after a photograph was left out in the rain, with the ink running into itself, blurring and combining into neutral tones that are the sum of their whole. Rodarte Fall 2011 kind of expanded on this idea, with all of the colors eventually becoming shades of one another. That's inspiring to me.

 I'm really surprised that these little flowers are still growing in my backyard, because most flowers are dead this time of year.


(For those of you that celebrate it) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Peace and all my love.

6 comments:

Lhizette C. said...

lovely coat

those flowers are really beautiful...

Izumi said...

such bliss, the outfit, the filter

Maxens M. Finch said...

You really have a way with words, for saying things. I can relate to the melancholy. Somehow it's not even something I aim for, it's just something that stayed. Even if I try, somehow the fabrics, colors I own aren't right for fun, fun, fun. They retains the melancholy they reminded me of when I found them. And those with the right fabrics, colors, etc. don't feel right, except worn with more melancholic clothes, except I'd like to wear these on their own, with other less melancholic clothes. Those that don't remind me of it relating to myself, makes me imagine sad, bored characters going by their lives somewhere or sometime else. Not always sad as when you're really sad, but at least sad in the bored, appreciative way, or the way when you think about the future or the past.
Also your coat, I want to sleep in your coat and be warm.

Meagan said...

these are so beautiful.

Jody said...

Loving your hair!

Madeline said...

I love purple, it's actually the bestest and those flowers are beautiful in a sad kind of way as they're shrivelling...