Monday, April 23, 2012

Hungry for the Job


So, I graduated University and got a new sweater. These two life events do not necessarily have anything to do with each other, but when I saw this Johnny Rotten Miu Miu knitted wonder on Jayne's SHOP IT RIGHT NOW blog, I knew it had to be mine. Ever since Rodarte's F/W 2008 collection, I've been in love with loose, spiderweb knit garments - so much that I've even knit two of my own! One blue and one pink. Johnny Rotten is a fashion icon, don't you forget it. I've also been wearing these brown schoolgirl low-top  Doc Martens almost every day because they're so ugly and utilitarian, which is really suiting my style right now.


In terms of finishing University, I had to write an undergraduate thesis and mine was called "The Nature of Alexander McQueen: The Aesthetics of Fashion Design as a Site of Environmental Change." If you would like to read it, you can download a copy of it on the University of Waterloo website, but I will warn you that it is 40 pages long so you might not want to. To combat over-academic-ness, I plan on self-publishing a zine this summer called "The Alexander McQueen Zine" which will included a condensed version of my thesis as well as more essays on feminism in McQueen's work.
Pit hair, don't care.

38 comments:

Low Couture said...

Congratz on graduating! You def deserve that gorgeous Miu Miu

x Peter @ http://low--couture.blogspot.com

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

love that you found that sweater connection.
Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

Joana said...

Can't wait to see your zine when you start it! I will definitely take a look at your thesis - already opened the link.

xo Joana

Sarah said...

A new zine! Hoorah!
Congrats.

Jessie said...

Wow,a Johnny Rotten jumper-I love it!I agree when you say he is a style icon-such an amazing human being.

edgeindustrialphotography said...

looks amazing Isabel.
whole outfit is killer.
JR is the man. I'm not
at all obsessed with the PIL
back catalogue - oh no!:)

death_sexxx said...

so good!

Fifi's machine said...

yayy spider web. I love the creepy witch feel to it

Meagan said...

please do make a mcqueen zine, that would be the coolest thing ever! he's such an inspiration.

Pansy Lane said...

Congrats!!

And oh, that Johnny pic. Love it forever. That sweater is awesome.

ALSO your paper sounds really interesting and I will definitely be reading it-- I'm a sucker for academic papers, I still read them regularly even though I've been out of grad school for two years now.

Celia Bow said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
p.s and your sweater is amazing

Charles said...

love the sweater, congrats!
xx

http://wearingwolf.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

This is going to sound so strange next to all of the other comments on this post, but: I genuinely appreciate that pit hair photo. Truth!

Suri May said...

best loose knit sweater evers!
congrats on graduating :D
<3

diorentein said...

i like this site.. really entertaining, i learned a lot, thank you. .watch movie online. . .

Fifi said...

Your pit hair reminds me of Patti Smith's pit hair as a youth and I love her

Congratulations on graduating!!

- Fifi

Fifi said...

Your pit hair reminds me of Patti Smith's pit hair as a youth, and I love her

Congratulations on graduating!!

- Fifi

Hvit said...

Oh I can't wait for the Zine! That sounds awesome. Congrats too! (On the jumper AND the University! xD) I've been obsessed with Miu Miu loose webby knits too, but sadly own none. Love your outfit as always. ^^

Madeline Quaint said...

What a great sweater and what a great thesis topic! I'll need to read it! Also, pit hair on a style blog - you're my hero.

OrigamiGirl said...

Congratulations on finishing your diss! I was so proud of mine when it was done. Can I ask if you think it would be accessible to people who haven't seen a lot of McQueen's work? I can't pretend to be an obsessive fan, (shocking in someone who writes a mostly-fashion blog I know), but I am interested in feminism and fashion. Does it have pictures?! :P

The Other Sister of Death said...

McLuhan and McQueen TOGETHER IN ONE THESIS??
I'm so gonna read this whole thing!!!

Congratulations! (On you graduating and on your new sweater! ;-) )

http://theothersisterofdeath.blogspot.com/

diane said...

You graduated, already? Man, time flies. I'm sure it didn't fly for you, but it feels like it's going way too fast for me now.
You're right about Johnny Rotten, love that photo. Ever seen The Rock & Roll Swindle? Of course you have.
You look good Isa. Congrats on your graduation, I'm sure you're destined for great things. :)

STOP IT RIGHT NOW said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! What a milestone. (It's all downhill from here)
(jk)
(a little)

I'm glad the Miu Miu went to such a good home. Hell yes Johnny Rotten comparison!

Unknown said...

WERK THAT PIT HAIR.

julia aka garconniere said...

oh man! so excited for that zine, i'll definitely be picking it up. i've had so many challenging conversations with folks trying to explain why i think so many of mcqueen's designs are feminist (at least in my mind) and why so many of his designs are constantly covet them.

congrats on graduating!

Istvan said...

Hiya Isabel

Congratulations for your graduation!

I have downloaded your thesis and I will read when I have a minute. I like the way you write, so that must be a box of treasures.

All the best and good luck
Istvan

Istvan said...

Hiya Isabel

Congratulations for your graduation!

I have downloaded your thesis and I will read it when I have a minute. It must be a box of treasures knowing the way you are writing.

Good luck
Istvan

Christina said...

I must say, that skirt is positively lovely. I've read through your blog, and I am now completely obsessed with getting a pair or two of cool brogues and doc martens. Thanks for the style inspiration!

Acid-washed Daisy said...

I've been following you for like, almost 2 years I believe now. But I just now got an actual blog. Just wanted to see you are a fashion icon!*&~$$$ N I'm so happy when i meet other girls who don't care bout' no damn pit hairrrrr///

///** you are a total babe.

Peacock's Hat said...

40 pages long- how many words was that?! My dissertation was only 8000, and wasn't on anything cool and fashiony, but I really enjoyed it.
Congratulations on graduating- I hope its not too terrifying and you have a better idea of what you're doing after then I have right now!

Ria said...

Ahhhh I want that top. I need to check out Jayne's shop pronto. Love the skirt as well.

Anisacrament said...

OMG pit hair bomb lol, love your miu miu sweater and congrats for graduating

Love <3

www.anisacrament.blogspot.com

Marlena said...

That jumper looks fantastic! Johnny would be proud! :)

Rebecca Jane said...

Congratulations on graduating, and on finishing your thesis! I Just downloaded a copy! I am really interested to read it, gotta say!

Paolina of Calur Villade said...

this outfit is perfect in e very way. Long plaid skirt, boots and a miu miu sweater, need I say more? It's just fucking awesome, that's the only way I can describe it. Also congrats on graduating!!!

Paolina Alexandra Russo

Paolina of Calur Villade said...

This outfit is just perfect. From the long plaid skirt to the boots to the Miu Miu sweater, need I say more? the only way I can describe it is fucking awesome! Congrats on graduating! Celebrate it up :)

Paolina Alexandra Russo

Justalazymorning said...

lovely

Anonymous said...

Love your armpits.