Thursday, October 30, 2008

Purple legs seem appropriate.

This marks the first apearance of my shiny brand new Of Montreal concert t-shirt that I will cherish for my entire life. Mad love for little miss flapper!

Also, my eBayed brown leather Doc Martens came in the mail but sadly UK size 5 is too small for my zonking feet. They'd safely fit a ladies US size 7-7.5, but are too squishy for my size 8. If anyone wants to buy them off me with Paypal, or either pair of specialty Converse listed below (which are also UK size 5, US size 7-7.5) then please email me at eloquentseriatim(at)hotmail(dot)com for more details. I'd say about $45 for the Docs and $30 for the Converse, which includes shipping costs to the US. Again, e-mail me for more info.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gang Gang Montreal

Wow, for all of those who don't want to hear a concert review - apologies in advance. For anyone who likes Of Montreal, you're in for a treat.

Yes, I saw Of Montreal and they were fantastic. Gang Gang Dance was supposed to open but they didn't (couldn't get across the border?) and I was kinda pissed because GGD is amazing. Lizzy Bougatsos is one of my favourite female vocalists ever, seriously. But back to Of Montreal. They mostly played songs from Skeletal Lamping (which admittedly, I'm not too familiar with), but I danced like hell to the songs I knew from Hissing Fauna, plus Disconnect the Dots and Wraith Pinned to the Mist & Other Games. My friends and I managed to get into the fourth row and started a few four-person mosh pits much to the dismay of about everyone standing around us. Snobs.

Hopefully I can accurately recount the Kevin Barnes costume changes. He first came onstage from inside a box being carried by gold Buddhas. He was wearing a white ruffly shirt, rainbow necklaces, blue skinny pants and red patent elf shoes. He soon ditched the ruffles in favour of a green and yellow batik tie-dye shirt. He then changed into a Pope costume, but that was quickly shod off to reveal...ummm...just about everything save for peach hotpants. That just about made my life. Kevin Barnes is one beautiful beautiful man. So pale/gangly/slender/SEXY. Everybody was a little disappointed when he put on this 1980s black jacket with a snow leopard on the back. My favourite outfit was the next one, a bright blue sequin jacket with a massive fannypack with his initials bedazzled on the front. Briefly, there was a fuschia bathrobe/fuzzy slippers followed by a reappearance of the peach hotpants! Yay! Then he got red paint rubbed all over him and I kind of forget what he wore after that. It was all a blur. Dottie was wearing green tights and a fuschia tutu, B.P. Helium was wearing crazy hair, and the new drummer guy was wearing a red bobbed wig and feather boa. I hope they dress like that all the time. Ryan got a picture of nearly nude Kevin, so I'll post it when I get it.

What a spectacle! Besides the amazing costumes there were performance artists in black body suits with silver sequin masks who sometimes wore giant animal heads. And there were hilarious animations being projected behind them during the entire set. Twas excellent.

AND THEY PLAYED SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT AS THE ENCORE!!!! I swear I died a little inside of ecstasy. I could barely even sing along I was so excited!

Then after the show I was approached by a very stylish girl who told me she reads my blog. Wow, my first celebrity sighting! Most exciting thing that has ever happened to me ever. Except from maybe Of Montreal covering Nirvana. EPIC! Anyways, if you're reading this Kate - you are awesome and dress way better than I do. Then we had to walk halfway across Toronto and it started snowing! I could not believe it! What serendipity!

P.S. -Yes, I bought a t-shirt. It has a flapper girl's head on it and shall be revealed at a later date.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hey Kevin Barnes...

How the heck did I forget to post these outfit pictures? Wow, life is really catching up to me.

I had a spontaneous tie-dye party in my room one night, and this is just one successful result out of many.

I'm going to see Of Montreal in concert in Toronto tonight, and have never been more excited for anything in my life! The tie-dye is clearly just a desperate plea for Kevin Barnes' attention. What, have a problem with that?

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I haven't been dressing up to par lately, so to make up for it, here are some black and white photos I find inspiring. A collection of pictures you'd want to stumble on in an old tin box hidden away is someone's secret drawer.

From Diane Arbus...

Allison Harvard...

Tennessee Thomas...

...and Kurt Cobain

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'm not sayin', I'm just saying...

Let me start by saying that Rumi is gorgeous, stylish and one of the best bloggers ever, but does anyone notice a striking resemblance between her and...

A TEDDY BEAR? Yes, that vest looks like a teddy bear. Of all the things you would want to look like, a teddy bear? Sometimes trends are silly. I'm going to sit this 'furry vest' thing out.

Now, on to some things I do like... Flat ankle boots!

I can't stand stiletto ankle boots, but these flat ones just stole my heart. Possibly made more adorable by the fact they're called "Lennon Skimmers" on the UO website.

Possibly the best photograph ever - Kurt Cobain and a cat. I love it when two of my favourite things ever get together for one picture.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I think yesterday's outfit would be much improved by the brown leather Doc Martens that I recently ordered off of eBay (thanks for the help with sizing, everyone). I can't wait until they come in the mail! Usually, these tall black boots wouldn't have seen the light of day until there's snow on the ground.

Then I got too hot later on in the day, so I moderately changed into this. KMFDM was my favourite German industrial band in grade 11, and though my music tastes have progressed considerably, I still love the shirt. I bought it for $5 off this sketchy kid on my school bus. And also, notice how my room gets messier as the day progresses?

The end.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Here comes the argument.

Wow, just when I thought life couldn't get any better - there's a tie-dye dress thrown into the mix! This beach dress was probably someone's souvenir from a Mexican vacation, but now its all mine courtesy of Value Village. And people seem to like my shoes! These ones are old and worn but I still wear them/love them.

If there are any other intense Pictionary fans out there, here are some entertaining drawings from last night. We are compiling them for a 'Pictionary Hall of Fame'!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wham Bam, Party!

These are the only presentable outfits from this week.
I feel like while most bloggers are torturing themselves in heels, I'm sitting here in the corner going "I dress for comfort and still have fun!" The Michigan sweatshirt is fuzzy and still rules. Win-win situation!

Today's outfit: Kind of classy and neutral? I have a huge fetish for cuffing my pantlegs. It makes me feel a little like a signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

Love is in the details - old man brogues and sparkly socks.

Oh, and a question: Will a UK size 6 Doc Martens fit a ladies size 8? If anyone reading owns a pair of Docs, how do the sizes compare? I have my eye on these clunky monsters and want to make sure they'll fit before I bid!

Another P.S. -Listen to Blueprint by Fugazi!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Current Inspirations

Also, Monikapolitan tagged me to reveal six unspectacular facts about myself and I chose to respond in vlog form. I have decided it is a good formula to vlog whenever people tag me to talk about myself, therefore I actually have something to say...

Thanks also to Rebecca for the 'I Love Your Blog Award'. I'm so flattered!

I tag: These City Streets
Style Rookie
The Stylish Wanderer
Wendy Brandes Jewelry
White Lightning
Hand It Over

P.S.: Happy Birthday Owen! I'm so glad that I have been reunited with my style twin, separated at birth.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Remember When?

You know that saying about trends, "if you remember the first time around, then you probably shouldn't try it again?" That's never really applied to me, but it must've been about Grade 6 when there was nothing cooler than baggy 'modrobes' pants and butterfly clips. Though I'm not about to resurrect butterfly clips, I did manage to thrift a $5 pair of crazy purple modrobes on the weekend. Though I wasn't planning on wearing them outside, I wanted to experiment with pants that weren't superskinny for once and I'm kind of pleased with the results.

By now, I have embraced the nickname 'Captain Purple'.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Today is the day!

Canadians, git yer voting hat on! This is the first time I've been able to participate in the democratic process, so you bet your bottom dollar I'll be doing my civic duty. Actually, I already did.

Oh and I am horribly sick, so this is the best I can do. American Apparel slim yoga pants are magical when you feel like crap. Which I do. Must go study now. Ouch.

P.S. - Hilarious quote of life
*passing by election sign*
Me: "What's the Christian Heritage Party?"
Him: "Its basically the Nazi Party. They're big out West."

Sunday, October 12, 2008

No Surprises Here.

Balmain was HOT.

Rick Owens was NOT. Which actually kind of was a surprise. Poor Stam looks like she's been fighting leukemia for years. Why would he want to make models look like chemo patients? That is sick. Literally.

Now if you'll please excuse me, I have midterms to attend to. Hopefully the following pictures are horribly disturbing enough to keep you glued to the screen in shock until my return.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Puzzle Pieces

Here are a couple semi-presentable outfits I wore during the past week.

This is my "it's freaking cold!" outfit. Because it was freaking cold. I would've loved to wear a skirt, but alas, it was freaking cold.

This is my "veg out at the library" outfit. Because leggings are the almost socially-acceptable version of sweatpants, as long as your ass isn't hanging out. Some guy at lunch was like "That's an interesting sweater...", which was a little irritating because its not like his Old Navy hand-me-downs were anything to marvel over.

Oh yes, and somebody commented on my vlog asking for more pictures of my hair, which I funny because I could not care less about hair/makeup. My hair is probably awful! I seriously skip the "beauty" sections in magazines. They're just not interesting to me. I don't style my hair in any way. It is what it is. And this is what it looks like, I suppose.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Elizabethan Rough

If I ever need to make like Queen Eizabeth I and buy a neck ruff, I feel safe knowing I can count on Gareth Pugh to deliver the goods.

This probably sounds like intense sarcasm on my part, but as a massive history geek I think Queen Elizabeth I (and therefore the neck ruffs associated with her) is incredibly cool. If you delve deeper she was a massive trendsetter for her times! Deadly white lead face paint, anyone? No matter what people think, I would kill to dress like this for the day.