Musical Chairs: Kimbra

Monday, October 29, 2012

Surprisingly, my introduction to Kimbra wasn't the smash-hit she duetted on with Goyte in "Somebody I Used To Know", but my dear friend Simoa saying that she reminded her of me! After seeing her on Tumblr a few more times I finally decided to watch a video of hers (Cameo Lover) and it was love at first listen.

Not only is Kimbra incredibly talented (for Settle Down - written when she was only 17 - she loops her own voice to create the beat and sings lyrics about the pressure to grow up and get married), but her aesthetic is INCREDIBLE.

When she isn't wearing dresses made specifically for her by designers (like this banana dress that I ADORE), she wears pieces found at the thrift store and alters them personally with her own "bad" sewing and safety pins.

"I love a lot of vintage styles and 50′s dresses, I’m also drawn towards artists like Bjork & Prince etc who embrace theatrics in not only their music but they way they present themselves visually. It just helps create a ‘world’ for the music, and add other dimensions on stage."

Another element of Kimbra I love is how her style is usually read as super sweet, but she still loves to veer on the darker side when she dons almost black lipstick, a see through top, or leggings Beetlejuice would be jealous of.

I highly recommend watching her truly infectious live performances - she smiles in between serious lyrics and dances around the stage effortlessly whilst wearing towering heels!

Now please excuse me while I go put on a petticoat and bright lipstick ;D

Cameo Lover
Settle Down (Live)
Come Into My Head
Warrior (Live)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 = ?


Sunday, October 21, 2012

DRESS: Thrifted SHOES: c/o B.A.I.T. Footwear SOCKS: c/o WholeSale-Dress

The weather lately has hardly permitted for me to prance around in dresses, bare legs, and heels - but the sun peaked through the cold and I had to share my dress with you! I found this at the thrift store for $3 (in the Halloween section?!), and paired it with my new favoritate shoes from B.A.I.T. Footwear!

Usually I have the worst luck with shoes that have the slightest bit of a heel, but these are so comfortable and absolutely a d o r a b l e. Thank you so much B.A.I.T.!

Currently I have some a couple of projects in the works that I am very excited about (more on this soon, I promise!) - but for now I want to know, what are you looking forward to?



Thursday, October 11, 2012

I took inspiration from bloggers like Kate Gabrielle and hung up some things I bought recently on the wall - the pinks look beautiful together and reminds me of flamingos! The floral dress and slip robe I picked up whilst thrifting - there are a grand total of 8 thrift stores within driving distance here, which is incredible compared to only having Goodwill where I last lived!

PINK PETTICOAT: Sock Dreams FLORAL DRESS: Thrift Store SLIP ROBE: Thrift Store ($2.50!) CAKE DRESS: Etsy

Other recent thrift store finds: a My Little Pony "softie" plush - complete with it's tag and brush still attached (only $3!), these adorable Disney books circa the 70s, barrettes, a Polly Pocket, and one of those Barbie McDonalds figurines that I *still* love!

What was the your most impressive thrift store find?

Birthday Cake

Thursday, October 4, 2012

DRESS: Etsy PETTICOAT: Sock Dreams

Lately I have been positively in love with dresses with huge, voluminous skirts and trimmings - there is something about the combination that reminds me of birthday cakes, and you know how I feel about clothing that references desserts ;3

Recently I found this dress on etsy and absolutely fell in love with how kitschy and fluffy it is! The trimmings on this dress especially reminds me of frosting *_*

It inspired me to make this moodboard of all things cake!

1. Eline from a Fluffy Blog 2. Birthday Cake by Sweetapolita 3. Kimbra 4. Peachy Pink Lace Dress 5. Eline again ^.~ 6. Birthday Cake by Sweetapolita 7. Birthday Cake 8. Berenice Peach Skirt 9. McDonalds Barbie 10. Kimbra 11. Mini Crochet Cake Ring 12. Birthday Cake 13. Kimbra 14. Polly Pocket Birthday Surprise 15. Pink Heart Cake Ring 16. ?

What was the best birthday cake you have ever tasted? (p.s. I have a lot of fun future posts planned! Stick around ;3)

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