So what's the deal with this blog?
Who knows! Sometimes I feel like I'm playing silly games on the internet. I'm 27 and I live in Chicago, IL. This blog is about fashion, but from a feminist perspective. I write about music and ~life musings~ here too. Also I acknowledge that I am a half-white cisfemale, am able-bodied, and am of normative sexuality.
What do you do for a living?
I work for the Section 8 rental assistance program for a very large low-income housing authority. Additionally, I also do freelance photography and shoot nightlife portraits for Glitterguts.com. This blog is not my job.
What inspires you?
Stark places, shoegaze music, post-punk music, dream pop, House of Leaves, Madchester, Alaska, Catholica, science fiction, the Victorian era, Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, the Cocteau Twins, The X-Files, the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau, Alan Moore comics, secret societies and the occult, the Midwest.
What are your favorite bands and musicians?
If it's noisy, dreamy, and drenched in endless layers of reverb, I probably love it.
What magazines do you like?
Lurve, Candy, The Gentlewoman, Lula, Dazed and Confused, LOVE, Metal, 'SUP.
Who are your favorite designers?
This seems to change as my taste evolves. At the moment it's Risto Bimbiloski, Alexander McQueen, Raf Simons, Meadham Kirchhoff, Valentino, Rachel Comey, Simone Rocha, Creatures of the Wind, Dries van Noten, Rodarte, Imitation of Christ, Mandy Coon, and Paula Selby Avellaneda.
Where do you buy your clothes?
Vintage: Sisters of the Black Moon on eBay, Very Best Vintage in Chicago.
Eyewear: Labrabbit Optics in Chicago.
Everything else: Les Nouvelles, Founders and Followers, Opening Ceremony, but honestly most of my clothes and shoes come from eBay or secondhand shops.
For photos I use a Canon Rebelt T1i with this lens by Tokina. I also have 2 AlienBees B800 strobes that I usually set up with an octobox for indoor photos. I take all of my own photos and occasionally my boyfriend helps out. Please feel free to ask me any questions you have about photography!
Sometimes brands will send me things, but I only will accept it if it fits in my with my style. I will always disclose if something was a gift. The ads on my blog are for the Lucky Style Collective. At this time my blog is not monetized. Media kit + complete press list is available upon request.