Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boring Outfit

Cut me a break, dudes.

Movie Review: Dig!

On a Tumblr recommendation from Kaye, I watched the Brian Jonestown Massacre/Dandy Warhols documentary Dig!, detailing the friendship, rivalry and fallout of the two bands. I have been a massive Dandy Warhols fan since high school so I jumped at the chance to watch a film about them but ended up getting totally sucked into the dark world of the Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Anton Newcombe of the BJM is a totally fucked-up weirdo who writes really good music and also dresses like a prophet.

Joel Gion is a hilarious man whose collection of bizarre sunglasses I totally envy.

Jeff Davies wears rad barrettes and I'm totally jealous of his hair.

...and of course, I would never leave out the magnificent Dandy Warhols!!

 Zia McCabe is my spirit animal

 Kelley Deal from the Breeders makes a cameo appearance!!

Dude, can I have that shirt??

Damn good stuff. Off to listen to Give It Back and Thank God for Mental Illness, over and out.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Storm Princess

...and continuing on with the "summer of not giving a shit," I quit my job. It kind of feels good, but would be better if I didn't have to find a new one. I think I want to dye my hair a dark blonde. Would that be weird?? It's something I've never done before so I'm itching to give it a try. Neophilia at its finest.

Also, I'm going crazy thinking of all the wicked outfits I would be putting together IF ONLY I had this pair of creepers. I'm desirous of anything with a thick platform sole, really.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Silent Rager

I've found myself increasingly interested in dressing, well, like an ADULT lately. Sorry fashun blog, but I'm 21, independent, perpetually grumpy and just not in the mood for anything that doesn't involve my partner or my career.

This outfit is kind of channeling the 1950s, a decade I've never been particularly interested. Yet I find myself drawn to the feminine power espoused by tight pencil skirts, high heels and pearls. But of course, I couldn't wear a stuffy, plain string of pearls. This evil eye fake pearl necklace courtesy of China Originality is much more up my alley.
The 1970s platforms are an auspicious shoe. The woman who ran the vintage store I bought them at (Patina Vintage) told me they used to belong to the editor of Chatelaine Magazine back in the day, so I call them my Editor Shoes. They are also really loud, and people can hear me clip-clopping along from metres away. AREN'T THEY BOSS??

Monday, July 25, 2011

Food for Thought

Severe Anarchy/Black and White/Food for Thought

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Teen Movies from 1999

It is basically too hot to move, think or do anything requiring even the most basic intellectual capacity. Needless to say, I've spent most of my free time shamelessly indulging in the guiltiest of pleasures: the 1990s teen movie. The 'teen movie' is an art in itself, requiring the perfect combination of "weirdo alterna-girl main character," "awkward prom scene" and "unlikely love interest." The year 1999 was a high point in the canon of teen movies, and I've documented some of my favourites with screenshots for your viewing pleasure.
Jawbreaker is probably the most disturbing film of the bunch. It stars Rose McGowan as a hot yet remorseless teenage murderer and features a freaky sex cameo from Marilyn Manson! Almost like an unfunny, brutalistic Mean Girls?
 Completely obsessed with nerd girl Fern Mayo, who is totally played by the same actress as Kitty from Arrested Development!
Does Marilyn Manson have a better cameo in Jawbreaker or Party Monster? The jury is still out!
 Best prom scene ever.

Never Been Kissed, starring 90s hero Drew Barrymore as a journalist who goes back to high school to infiltrate the popular crowd and falls in love with a hot teacher along the way.

 Leelee Sobieski is the cute math nerd with awesome barrettes, floral shirts and glasses.
 Costume-themed prom!!
Look at these two adorable ones!!

She's All That is the quintessential 'teen' movie, which really means that it got its guts ripped out by Not Another Teen Movie. Rachel Leigh Cook's Lainey Boggs is totally the vanilla high school version of Winona Ryder in Reality Bites. She plays an adorable arty girl who is ignored in school until the "popular guy" hinges a bet on turning her into the prom queen.

 Performance art.

Clunky heels + no glasses =  the seminal "transformation."

10 Things I Hate About You is apparently based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, with Julia Stiles playing an antisocial teen feminist named Kat (aka me in high school). If you don't watch it for Kat's sassy quips, watch it because Heath Ledger is really, really sexy.

 Teenage Bedroom porn.
 Tie-dye riot grrrl.
 Dude, I NEED her shirt.
Paintball makeouts.