- Lookbook looks – Summer, gawth, tutu, red dress, waistcoat and tie, lacy tights, suit and tie, beads and a bow, oxfords, boots, blue dress.
- Don’t judge me because I’m neurotic
- 2008: The year the geeks took over. Don’t act like you’re not obsessed with your next blog fix or the hot geek who fixes your computer.
- Why you need to learn math in school.
- So many lights!
- Sometimes pillows can help you go to sleep…
- How am I going to tell you apart from sunglasses deer?
- Funny lists of 5ives
- Creepy awesome beach sculptures
- You wouldn’t they could but they can put their legs straight up. My Dad wants a hores but my Mom says no.
- Blatant contradictions from the bible. I’ll be the first to point out I haven’t actually read the bible but I still don’t see how you can backtrack on these.
- More web comics! I think you will find Mr Bond, that escape from this room is quite impossible! MUHAHAHAHA! Real life Vs. Politics
- Like a magic fairy land.
O oh, 1 month till 2009!! Lots of links today to help you forget you haven’t started Xmas shopping yet.
- Blind! Idiot! Rat Fink! Atheist!
- Episode two on Shortline Street. This week Maia the lesbian gets the wrong idea.
- I’ve never worked in a clothing store before so this might be old news but OMG I had to try this before i would believe it. Super easy way to fold a shirt!
- Problogger reviews the Lijit search engine. I’ve added Lijit to Cupcakes and Mace because it seems like a powerful little engine. You can add the ability to search your Flickr and Youtube accounts among others.
- Geeky tattoos on Geeks are Sexy; Bathory has a full Star Wars sleeve, plus Princess Bride, Fifth Element and barcode tattoos!
- James Nachtwey’s black and white “witness” photography.
- Perhaps the worlds most inoffensive graffiti. Knitting!
- Every time I look at this photo my heart flutters crazily and I fall in love again.
- So gross, ever heard of cuitlacoche? Well this guy ate it so we don’t have to.
- Google suggests stereotypes
- Rain photography and a beautiful misty river photo
- If you’ve got time to burn online (who doesn’t in December?!) then these random facts could help.
- The Facebook of Genesis
- Blog writing guides by Write to Done and Copyblogger
- I found out about Schmap guides when I was sent an email notifying me one of my photos from Melbourne had been put on a shortlist for their next guide. The Wellington guide was published in 2006 so it’s out of date. Shops and restaurants change so quickly. It’s a great idea though, the guides are free to download!
- Favourite Lookbook looks of the week garbage, bodysuit and tutu, key necklace, twiggy, big glasses, men’s shirt, blue glasses.
- Yo mamma’s broke cuz she spend all her money on rhinestones and cigarettes!
- Bloodthirsty Japanese mascot. Cute of course!
- This is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. P Diddy (if that’s what he’s called right now) created this video to advertise his new fragrance and to audition as the first black James Bond at the same time. Cue a series of shots of him in a helicopter, on a jetski in a suit, walking with scantily clad ladies, lounging on a boat in a dressing gown etc. Add a cheesy voiceover spoken in an American accent with a gansta slur and you’ve got the worst Bond ever!
I know it’s crass but this comment on the video sums it up pretty well. (Why can’t people put apostrophes and capital letters in the correct places? I had to edit the comment just so I didn’t lie awake stressing about the bad punctuation on my blog.)
I didn’t think Youtube allowed porn, much less gay porn.
But here we have a video of a man sucking his own cock for 6 straight minutes, amazing.
I am in dire need of a makeover. It has come to the point where sleep is far more important than having enough time to get ready in the morning, and choosing clothing must be done in the minimum amount of time. This usually means I grab the cleanest top and pants I can find and if I haven’t worn them to work that week they become my outfit for the day.
See my problem?
Thankfully for me (but maybe not so much for her) my friend Benhi has the same predicament. This weekend we are planning to rectify that by a day long shopping spree where we will push each others usual style boundaries and dare to be daring. I’ll need to get rid of the mounds of clothes I no longer wear that are all over my house as well.
In order to prepare I need some guidelines, otherwise all that money is going to go to waste.
What to do if you’re in the same situation
- Keep an inspiration folder at all times. I have a hardcopy one with pictures from magazines and mailers, and an electronic one with pictures from the net. if you’re using more than one computer it might be helpful to set up a private folder in Flickr to upload the photos. Don’t forget to record where you got the picture from in case you need to refer to it. I name the pictures with the link I got them from using ~ instead of / so the file name is valid :]
- Have an idea of the style you like and what suits you already.
- Go through the inspiration folder and really absorb what you’re seeing. Is there a recurring theme? Are the colours all the same, lots of waistcoats and pencil skirts? This is what you like and this is what you’re aiming for.
- Make a list of the staple items you need to achieve your look and do a mind dump of colours, accessories and descriptive words that fit within your new look, it’s a good idea to include a few pictures that encompass what you’re trying to achieve. – This is your shopping list.
- Go through your wardrobe and remove anything that you never wear, isn’t flattering, and doesn’t fit into your idea of your reinvented style. Then you can chuck out the gross stuff and give the goodies away.
- Take a trusted friend with you when you go shopping, one who has style you admire or who you’re happy to share your ideas with. They’re going to have to be brutally honest in helping you choose the items to create the new you.
- Don’t buy ANYTHING that doesn’t fit your self imposed guidelines. Try something on and then scan your list, does it fit the new style? No? Put it back. Same rules apply for anything that is too short, too long, too big, or you’ll fit in it when you lose a couple of kgs. Unless you’re an amazing sewer those clothes are never going to be modified and you’re wasting your money.
My latest inspiration has been Lookbook.nu. I’ve subscribed to the feed in my Google Reader so I can easily star anything I like and save it for reference.
At the moment it is showing a lot of ties and shirts, big ruffly petticoats, man style pants, black and white, chunky boots, blazers, thick rimmed glasses, collars and even a few top hats.
Is there a particular style you adhere to? Have you thought about reinventing yourself? Any suggestions or tips?