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Forgive me, shoe gods, I have (once again) sinned.

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Le Objet du Désir.

DANNIJO Zeppelin Boots.  Black.  Neon.  Glitter.  Cut-outs.  Combat Style.  Can you really blame me?

 

Love, SG

Footnote:  I purchased these here, they were on sale from $325 and I ended up paying under $100.  Good times.

There are days when I eschew my natural instinct, and go for the adult version of Sheela.  It’s a rare occurrence but it happens.

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A truly brief post this will be, I’m a few hours shy of boarding that plane for New York City.  I’m scared and excited, anxious that I won’t be as well-dressed or stylish or skinny or, you know, as good as any of those experienced bloggers attending IFBCON ~ what if I get tongue-tied and become “that” one person nobody talks to???  ARRRGGGGHHHH I have to deal with my insecurities and my fears, and try to have as good a time as I possibly can :)

Love, SG

p/s Outfit details ~ Harajuku top and Vintage Gold Tone Tie Necklace borrowed from Eve, Wool Pants with Leather/Buckle Cummerbund (thrifted), Vintage Gucci Doctor Bag (from my man last Valentine’s Day), Brass Spiked Cuffs (thrifted), and Suede Peep-Toe Heeled Ankle Boots with Ruffles (online)

“Chartreuse, the only liqueur so good they named a color after it” ~ Death Proof, a Quentin Tarantino flick.

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I do believe I lit up my surroundings with this outfit.  It’s all sorts of colourful, is it not?  There’s an entire parade going on yet it seems to work (that’s what I’m going with, anyways).  Eye-popping hues, effusive prints, stained glass effects, Bollywood cuff, oh and the hair.  Let’s not forget about the hair.

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Gah.  I’m still squinting, damnit.

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And then, there were those shoes.  I fell in love with them the moment I laid eyes upon those cathedral stained glass heels with that Royal Blue Suede upper.  In fact, my infatuation stretched across the purchase of two pairs, the second being with Black Suede.  Yes, insert sheepish grin here, I tend to do that.  Purchase things in multiples.  Particularly when it comes to shoes.  As though you didn’t already know that by now.

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Purple Wolf Head Pendant fashioned from Clay.  It’s from this amazing store called The Rogue & The Wolf which is in the midst of a superb sale so go forth :) and that stunning Stag ring?  It’s thrifted.  Do you not also adore my Bollywood Cuff??  It’s the perfect mix of Turquoise with Gold.  Sidenote:  how is it that when I try the all pouty and sassy pose, I just end up looking somewhat cross-eyed and just, well, cross?

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“Beast Mode” ~ To flip out; lose control; be overwhelmed with anger. Origin: Beast Wars- Optimus Primal would “go Beast-Mode” and change into a powerful and forceful animal.  Can you tell that this is one of my favourite gym shirts?

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Concocted by French Carthusian Monks since the 1740s, Chartreuse is composed of distilled alcohol and a potent mix of 130 herbal extracts.

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Hey, posing is tiring.

Incidentally, Chartreuse is also one of the handful of liquors which continues to age and improve in the bottle.  Read:  there is hope for me.

Love, SG

| outfit details ~ Chartreuse Cardigan (part of a twinset) thrifted, Floral Overload Leggings, Bollywood Cuff and Stag Head Ring all thrifted, Beastmode Tank from Etsy, Purple Wolf Head necklace from The Rogue & The Wolf, and FUNKYDOODLE Wedge Booties from I can’t remember where |

“The police have asked for my help. There’s been a murder.”
“A murder! Oh, my. Let me just change my shoes,” Evie said excitedly. “It won’t be a minute.”
Libba Bray, The Diviners

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My very first pair of Christian Louboutins.

I’m all grown up now.

Love, SG

I’ll come clean.

I’m so NOT a button-down crisp shirt type of woman.  I never have been and I’ve never contemplated the notion of defecting to any other camp of thought.  So you can imagine the sensation of dread I experienced when I read the details of the Independent Fashion Bloggers Project for this week.  Yes, IFB Project #80 ~ Menswear, For Everyone.

~ insert cringe, a second cringe, and a third for good measure ~

Does it thus come as any surprise that I’m turning in my outfit post based on the theme at the 11th hour way past the deadline?

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Cut me some slack.  I’ve had chronic insomnia for over 20 years now, and didn’t sleep much the night before.

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Finally coaxed a smile out of me, huh.  Hey hey, I changed my lippy for this shoot :) instead of my usual Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in Lovesick (I love you, Emma Stone), I’ve got on Cover Girl’s Matte Lipstick in #330 Divine.  It’s my latest to-go hue.  I like how the colour is matte and I need so little of it to make an impression, plus the pink isn’t overtly Barbie with that hint of exotic orchid.  Flirty sans the girly.

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Love the rips.  Gives those leggings (actually, they’re leggings with an attached mini) some street cred.  From Herban Devi.

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White Button Down with those adorable bunnies is vintage :) from Hong Kong and belongs to Eve (my turn to pilfer from your closet, ha!).  That Neck Tie Necklace is also vintage, from Vintage HQ.  The Wooden Claw ring is contemporary and I can’t remember where I got it from.

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Killer Biker Babe Heeled Booties from Bakers, a gift from my man.  As you’ve probably already noticed, I wear these a lot.  I know you can’t see them but my toesies are painted as well in Lucy – It Girl from Julep.  It’s a sexy and sassy Plush Burgundy.

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Isn’t that Yellow + Black Plaid Underbust Corset-cum-Vest thingy so McQueen?????  I’ve had it for several years now but could probably count the number of times I’ve paraded it outside on one hand.  Shame on you, Sheela.

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Cute!!!  Squeal!!!!!

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In case you haven’t noticed, I dyed my hair – again.  I was going for something a lot more purple but ended up with this subtle Burgundy colour, and I’m not too pleased with it.  I’m realising that finding vivid purple hair dyes that do not stink to high heaven and which work well and do not kill my hair is quite the challenge.  Thank you god for eBay and Schwarzkopf.  I’m currently waiting for my shipment of Live Color XXL 87 Mystic Violet to arrive.

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Despite their height, these heels are meant for walking.

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Styled the hair differently too, less curly, more wavy.  Which do you prefer?  Straight?  Super ramen curly?  Or this look?

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Spiked Cuff is Black Leather and from Etsy.  Can’t remember the name of the store, though.

And so endeth my visual soliloquy on sartorial sense and sensibilities.  Cough.  Well, tell me what you think.  Be honest.  I can take it like a man.

Love, SG

p/s Ok, so I kinda enjoyed how it all turned out.  Kinda.  Shhh.

Sue me :D

B&W White ShiftFox de Luxe ScarfFaux Leather & Crochet BagVelvet Mirror Wedge Booties

(from top to bottom) B&W Silk Chiffon Shift from Luminaa, just an incredible work of art in the form of a Felted Fox de Luxe Scarf from Celapiu, an avant garde Faux Black Leather with Crochet Bag from the talented hands of VandH; and, BE STILL MY BEATING HEART, a visual feast from Nortin, shoe gods from Greece, purveyors of custom-made opulence for the feet.

And just so you know, I’m adding all these to my list of I’LL DIE BEFORE I DON’T PURCHASE THESE pieces for 2013.

Love, SG

Life’s little surprises has brought me into the wonder realm of two really cool designers from Latvia, Inga and Irena, who collectively fabricate some of the most quirky and whimsical and charming garments ever.  You can view their pieces here.

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I’ve long admired their work yet for some (unfathomable) reason, bit the bullet just a few months ago.  This piece is one of them.  Please ignore the quasi Titanic pose.  I have NO idea why I did that.

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Meet Cake Boy, a poncho cum tunic cum top cum wearable-fantasy-come-true.  He’s this fitted tunic thingy, tapering into a slim, sharp silhouette, and made ever so billowy with the addition of those voluminous sleeves.  Totally ABBA.

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I felt these Velvet Heel Booties in SCREAMING FIRE ENGINE RED with spikes and studs were the only pair worthy of Cake Boy.  And yes, there are those ever faithful Yoga Pants from Nike ~ again.  Yes, I wear ‘em all the time because they’re comfort personified (and rather flattering too, I must say).  And yes, I do change my pants but you see, I own five pairs of these, and rotate them regularly, so, yeah.

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I meant to braid my hair for this get-up but I completely forgot.

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Sometimes I tire of hair smelling like well done steak and leave my hair straight.

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Here’s a better look at those booties.    And, it would seem, the mosquito bites up my calf.  Oy.

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My cherry red bunny ears phone case.  So tacky, it’s cool.  The only other accessory in the mix is an edgy Red Leather cuff with gold spikes and accents.

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Which do you prefer ~ straight locks or curly tresses?

Love, SG

p/s By the by, who else is attending the IFB Conference in New York City come early February?

pp/s Yes, the cast is off :)

ppp/s The hair’s no longer red, incidentally, I’ve since dyed it a Warm Burgundy, just to shake things up a bit.

Let me clarify that I am NOT a brand snob.  Nope, nope, nope.  I love and covet, with equal levels of lust, both indie labels as well as haute couture treasures.  And, let’s be honest, most of us can’t afford to dish out that sort of money for luxury pieces, even as we continue to live in hope.  Which is why the accessibility proffered by the likes of Etsy and eBay are priceless beyond, well, price tags.

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Denim Jacket

This authentic and genuinely amazing Vintage Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Denim Jacket was a gift from my man for Christmas.

Roberto Cavalli Fabric Snakeskin Alligator bag

So too this glorious Fabric + Snakeskin + Crocodile Bag from Cavalli.  I am blessed to have married someone who understands and indulges in my “hoarding”.  Both the Westwood and Cavalli were purchased here.

Isabel Marant Amos Pumpkin Mesh Tank Dress

Now this beautiful Isabel Marant Mesh Tank Dress isn’t vintage but it’s gorgeous and so versatile.  Can you believe this is my very first garment from the House of Marant?  Yes, I am hanging my head in shame.  Purchased from a diehard aficionado of IM (read: ever so slightly obsessed), my old friend from school, Marlene.  She has her own blog and frequently shares new findings she’s unearthed.

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I couldn’t believe I scored on these sexy, stylish Yohji Yamamoto Y3 Sneaker Heels.  I’ve been wanting a pair like that for the longest time ever and when Beacon’s Closet listed them, I was supremely quick to ADD TO CART.

What are some of your latest treasures?  Tell me, pretty please and thank you.

Love, SG

p/s  New outfit post tomorrow, pinkie promise.

Ah, to own even a single item from this week’s Monday Mix.  Le sigh.  Le sigh of infinite bliss.

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Silk, Chiffon, Tulle, Leather DressDemeulemeester Black Wedge BootShrimpton&Marketa Handmade Vintage Dior Fabric ClutchSynclastic Raised Hammered Textured Ram Horn CuffMcQueen Enamelled Skull Bangle

(left to right, clockwise from top) Alexander McQueen Final Collection Angel Jacket from Shrimpton Couture, Hand-Dyed Silk, Tulle & Leather Poetic Aviator Dress from Lumme Designs, Anne Demeulemeester Black Wedge Ankle Boots, Shrimpton&Marketa Handmade Vintage French Fabric Clutch available here, Hammered Textured Copper Ram Cuff from Hammerhead Designs and Alexander McQueen Enameled Skull Bangle from Net-a-Porter.

Love, SG

p/s I’m the proud owner of four garments from the genius known as Tiina who’s the brains behind Lumme Designs.

pp/s My next buy?  That cuff.  Oh yeah so don’t try sneaking it away from you.  I got mah eye on you.

I am, it would appear, quite capable of far more corniness than I give myself credit for.

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Here I am, attempting to look all nonchalant as I attempt to strut with ease.  Like I’ve been doing this all my life instead of a mere two months.  And I must be really sleepy since I’ve used the same word twice in one sentence.

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The strapless black dress is, in fact, a skirt.  I suppose there “are” perks to being really short.  Over this, I’m wearing a luscious Dark Umber Cardigan from Forever21.  I like that the plush Faux Fur Collar is detachable – this means I’ll get far more wear out of this piece living in Houston than I would have had it not been quite so nifty.

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And the neckpiece, my friends, is what this post is all about.  It’s what every word I’ve spewed thus far has been leading up to.  That KICKASS Vintage Luke Razza Elephant Head Necklace.  It is breathaking.  It is huge.  It is in your face   It is, I repeat, BREATHTAKING and absolutely deserving of uppercases.  I’m naming it Horton, for obvious reasons.  Horton is from the 1970s and truly makes for a statement.  The black face portion is fashioned from Resin while everything else is 24K Gold Plate.  Oh and just peeking out from my sleeve is a Black Leather Cuff with multitudes of Spikes.  I wonder why I haven’t hurt anyone with it yet, or myself for that matter.  In case you didn’t know, I easily give Larry, Curly and Moe a run for their money where klutziness is concerned.

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Kiss my dust, or rather, the dust of these exquisite Python Boots from my man.  He has taste. My hair “does” look like a wig, doesn’t it LOL I swear it’s all real.

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Aren’t they glorious?

Did you have a good Christmas?  Tell me about it, please.

I know  I did :) I would post photos but the family’s a tad shy ~ insert groan.

Love, SG

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