Saturday, July 14, 2012

it's a birthday kind of day!

so, trends.

i haven't been keeping up much on trends and runways because i've needed to get away from it all. everything was starting to seem so cliche and cluttered into little bunches of If You're This Type Of Person You'll Wear This Trend This Season. i've seen the body chains, the peplum, the mirrored prints, the spikes, the studs-- Heavy Metal, yes, it's been done by dozens of blogs-- the dip dying, the emphasized shirt collars, the ankle-strap shoes, and more. when a girl is involved in the fashion blogosphere, she can't help but notice these things at least a little bit. in fact, i've been dragged into nearly buying a structured peplum dress, a mirrored-print skirt, and oh-so-many body chains, but i've held back because i'm trying to keep my college wardrobe simple and chic with a tiny drop of a gothic twist.

it might be argued that i have spiked jewelry, studded flats, a leather collar, and a spiked-collar button-down, and i'm therefore following trends, which i suppose is true, but mainly, it's just been easier for me this season to find pieces that fit my fancy. coming from a youth of dressing like a mix of seventies punk, nineties grunge, and new-age goth, i'm naturally drawn towards the harsh, eclectic mix that happens to be currently considered fashionable.

i do, however, have pieces that i feel are timeless to the outside fashion world-- in particular, printed black milk leggings. i nearly have a pair for every day of the week, although my next purchase will hopefully be of a matte black catsuit if not a pair of alphonse mucha leggings.

for today, i dressed in one of my latest pairs of black milk legwear, a garment printed with gustav klimt's The Kiss, or Der Kuss, in honor of the artist's one-hundred-fiftieth birthday.

shirt, forever 21 (altered) / necklace, artasia / leggings, black milk clothing / boots, ragstock

music: tokyo (vampires and wolves) bulls remix -the wombats

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