11.2.08

Mea Culpa

I know I've been somewhat MIA (not the singer!) over the last week, but it's been really hard to get posts up when you get distracted by random videos and then open up multiple tabs that cause Firefox to crash. And I really haven't been paying too much attention to New York Fashion Week* because most of it just bored me (the exceptions included Rachel Comey and Rodarte...no gushing about the latter here just yet, other bloggers did it earlier and better). But my head has been mostly in non-fashion places, aside from the odd look-in at Facehunter:I'm not really in the habit of pulling pictures off there to yammer like a fangirl about how cool the people look even if I feel like doing just that all the time, but this girl really does blow me away. On one hand there's the adorable hair and glasses that would've probably got her snapped anyway, and then there is what I can only describe as...artwork. Across her sternum. Which looks almost as if it could have been drawn by Rob Ryan. And to top it all, she has the practically stained-glasslike outline of a butterfly in the exact same place that I want my second tattoo. If I were wearing a hat or other form of head covering right now (preferably the very cute one in the picture below), I'd be sweeping it right off in a salute to her. In a funny way, she reminds me a little of the Vogue Italia print/body-paint editorial...which I really loved the sight of.
As for this image, it serves to remind me just how much I like the idea of putting random things on my head. I know spring is all about colour, but I just love the way this girl manages to work her predominantly neutral colour palate into something that's actually not drab or boring at all. The trick might just lie in the pistachio tights (and the headpiece, of course, along with that nifty little double-button closure at the neck of her coat)..anything that triggers food associations is a good thing in my book! Neutral + yummy=perfect.
Also, I found a butt bow in the course of my ramblings over the Internet (here's one knowing wink to everyone who figures out just where this one came from- I'm sorry it's tough if you have nothing but the picture to go on, but there might be random gushings over the source of the image- the animated series/manga that is, not the website- on this blog at some point in the future). I think Wendy might like this one...if she isn't thoroughly sick of me and my found butt bows by now, that is :)..
PS: Dreamecho asked me, a couple of posts ago, if I was a TFS member. Well, I'm not, and I'm starting to feel the pinch of not being able to search those forums (I've been visiting them anyway for the last two years)..so if any of you nice people have an invite to spare, can you send it my way, please?
*
Copenhagen Fashion Week though, is another matter.
Images from Facehunter .

20 comments:

Heather said...

I love the girl's tatoo! It's kind of like the screenprint on one of my favorite t-shirts...

gill said...

mmmhha, I love Sailor Moon

The Clothes Horse said...

That tattoo is stunning. Truly, a work of art.

headmistress said...

oh yes, I loved that tattoo, so amazing and awe-inspiring. And the second girl's heels and tights- ooh, yum.

hmm yes, sailor scouts and butt bows - I've got such a craving for the absurd intro song at the moment.

enc said...

Those are all cool images!

Libertygirl said...

sweetpea: email me at libertylondongirl.blogspot.com with your details & I'll send you a Spot invitation LLG xx

X said...

ENOUGH OF THIS FASHION CRAP! WE WANT AMY WINEHOUSE!

susie_bubble said...

Love the body paint.... wish I could pull that look off!
I agree about the impact-making pastels in that girl's outfit too!

Stephie said...

If you didn't point out the butterfly I'd never have noticed it! (: And I was sold on the graphics of the tattoo when I saw this on Facehunter as well!

In Yr Fshn said...

That second outfit is wonderful! I love love love the tights and the headpiece, which reminds me of The Clothes Horse!

Elisabeth said...

I saw both those ladies on Facehunter and loved them!

The tattoo/print is so unique and I love the soft grey coat on the second.

Romeika said...

I haven't seen these photos yet, both of them look so unique. Glad you shared them here. And what do you mean you've been MIA?

Hugs.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Heather: It does look like a print...which is why I love it so much..
Gill and Headmistress: you guys got it...it's Sailor Moon! How I loved that show (and HM, the theme song in Japanese- Moonlight Densetsu by Dali- isn't cheesy at all. English version is, though).
The Clothes Hourse: I don't know whether it's a real tattoo or a temporary one (likely the latter), but either way I agree with you- it's amazing.
ENC: Thanks be to the Facehunter, I say..
LLG: Thank you so, so much! But should I leave a comment or send my details (whic details, exactly?) to your blog's gmail address?
X: Sorry, you'll have to put up with the fashion crap (note: X is a real-life friend who likes to snark here...half of the K+C duo).
Susie: I'm sure you could pull off the body paint, I just think it'd take a bit of patience is all.
Stephie: At first I thought the butterfly was some funky detail coming off the sleeve of her dress (which is what it might seem like)- but then I looked closer :)
In Yr Fashn: Yes, The Clothes Horse definitely does have a way with tights and posing...not unlike the girl in the picture.
Elisabeth: The second outfit is so simple and yet I love how little details and a bit of whimsy just take it to another level.
Romeika: I haven't been blogging much, or commenting, for nearly a week. (except for complaining about being spammed), so Missing In Action was how I'd have described myself..thanks for the hug!

Fashion Tidbits said...

woah! love the headpiece!!!

p.s lovely blog by the way!

WendyB said...

Amazing tattoo!

riz said...

My friend has a tat like that...I am not a member of TFS either. i've heard two sides that it's either totally hyped or really amazing...

Meg said...

Rob Ryan is amazing,the dress he created for Vogue a while back was immense. The Fashion Spot is a great forum if you're a blogger, lots of source material and info flying around, if you're still waiting on an invite let me know!

Emelie said...

The girl at the top, with the tattoo's, she lives in my town (Lund) in Sweden, and works at Burger King!

Blue Floppy Hat said...

I'm sorry I took so long getting back to people on these...
Fashion Tidbits: Thank you! Your blog (the fashion one) is lovely, too- I must add it to my blogroll next chance I get..
Wendy: it is, isn't it?
Riz: It must be stunning to look at! Re: TFS, it's a useful source of info and sometimes it's great to have people around who know stuff/can answer questions.
Meg: It's not very fancy-looking, but it certainly is useful. And I have an invite, LLG sent me one but thanks for offering!
Emelie: Wow, you actually know her? I can only reiterate what the post said- she is very stylish indeed..

Shoes Mend Hearts said...

i love the girl in the second picture, i saved that image for my inspiration. I love the hairpiece but alas with barely shoulder length hair i'm not sure if i could pull it off.

i love love love sailor moon, i am her in another life

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