Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Alter Ego


Meet Olive. She is a 28 year old librarian from Portland, Oregon who enjoys baking shortbread, drinking black coffee and reading the newspaper. She is a fierce realist, but never comes across as harsh because she has a penchant for wearing fuzzy sweater twin sets from the 1960s. Olive likes to wear sensible shoes, because she walks to work and thinks they make people take her seriously.

If you haven't yet noticed, Olive is actually me wearing a pair of cat-eye glasses. I bought them at an antique store last summer, and sadly never got around to getting prescription lenses put in them. But you bet that once I do, Olive will be making a comeback.

25 comments:

Peacock's Hat said...

What can I say??!!
FUCKING EPIC.
I wish I was as damn cool as you Isabel *shakes head*
Please get the prescription lenses do!!!

Catherine said...

haha it looks nothing like you (face) but the way the pic was taken is definitely you!

Sarah said...

I love the cat eye glasses and the pins! I "borrowed" a pair of old man glasses from the military history club glasses donations box at my school, and want to get lenses in them, but they are kinda broken so i must fix them first

Twobreadsplease said...

love the cat eyes and the sensible shoes! get olive her prescription lenses sharpish x

Coatlicue Fatale said...

can I just that I am happy to meet Olive and that she seems like the perfect partner in crime and my go to person whenever I need any book about feminist theory!

In the words of the amazing Humphrey Bogart

"Olive*, I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship"

*a minor change in names, I also bet that Olive would be well versed in classic hollywood movies and actors!

kasmslo said...

I'M DYIN'.
Have we established through my blog that I am nuts about frames? THESE ARE PERFECT FOR YOU. Would be wise to get them in prescription or Olive will probably come and haunt you in the future.

andrea k said...

Those glasses are SICK.

Angelica said...

I love this.

Becca Jane said...

I love this look, and this post, it made me smile so much.

We could use some fab people like you in the MLIS program at western, just sayin. haha

Claudia said...

olive is preeettyyy snazzy

Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah Portland, Oregon is where I'm from! :D
Lurve the outfit.

Anonymous said...

I think Olive goes to MICA. And loves taking her Russian Existential Imaginato class with her side kick Shelby.

Robyn said...

Aww I loved the little story!
so..she only thinks the shoes make people take her seriously? haha

have a great day!

-Robyn

Meg said...

I hope Olive shall return, because I do love her so. I aspire to be at a level of epicness that Olive sits. UGH those brooches, you're killing me

Taj said...

*In a Jack White-ish Napolean Dynamite voice* I can tell that me and Olive are gonna be friends...

Juliette said...

LOVE the outfit! Embrace your inner Olive-ness!

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

├×omeline said...

Olive is the shit.

Every Little Counts said...

i love the name "Olive". I only have one alter-ego, "Evelyn"- we go way back. I may need a new one...

Damsels said...

i loe all those pins on her blazer

the iron chic said...

Olive, sigh. When I wear my glasses I am nothing but my mother.
eep!

bree said...

I have to say this is surely one of your best outfits! It's a hit from head to toe. Adorable. The blazer is AH MAZE ING. =]

Anonymous said...

just wondering: since you work at AA, have you tried the new riding pant on? I know this is totally unrelated to the blog, but I don't have an AA near me and I don't want to pay shipping just to send them back :)

Marlena said...

I want to be Olive when I grow up.
And I want her glasses too!

Jess said...

Olive looks lovely...weird how much glasses can change someones face. But the clothes are still you! Love it x x

eliza said...

Olive sounds like quite a gal! Love the outfit...those glasses look great on you/Olive, prescription lenses are a must!! :)

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