Monthly Archives: January 2014

Punk: Chaos 2 Couture :: Lessons Learned From The Show at the Met.

Punk is more than music, it’s an entire culture with it’s own unique, kickass history, especially in fashion. My heart literally started to pogo as soon as I hit play on this YouTube video. If you are absolutely in love with fashion as well as everything punk this is more than worth the watch and read. Tomorrow I’m dusting off my cut-up t-shirts, holey jeans, safety pins, and fuck-you attitude (yes, I did drop the F-bomb, only in the name of punk culture though, of course… *insert mischievous emoji here*).

I recently stumbled across a scathing review on a show that happened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art almost a year ago. The show entitled Punk: Chaos to Couture; curated by Andrew Bolton, was to focus on the high fashion that was inspired by the original subculture.

It’s a pretty thorny concept for a movement with it’s dirty, leather buckled foothold in the muddy trenches of the working class underground, as opposed to the stiletto heeled red carpet of corporate excess. The show drew the ire of old punks and new alike. And rightly so – punk’s original values were so different to big business, corporate marketing. Let’s face it, the original scene in the 70s was everything the establishment despised, and vice versa.

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But like any other movement that becomes commercialized over time, the messages become blurred as designers take elements of subcultures and market them to the…

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Daytime Cat-eye Liner

Hi ladies (and gentlemen too, of course)!

I am a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Indiana and I also work seasonally at the Sephora in my hometown.  This right here is my very first makeup tutorial, so I decided to keep it simple!  When I get more accustomed to using my camera for the purpose of these tutorials, I will most definitely show you more advanced makeup applications.  But as for now, I thought a simple cat-eye was perfectly fitting for my first time recording a tutorial.  Feel more than free to leave comments on here and/or the video I posted on YouTube.  Say anything: that I freaking sucked, that I was amazing, what other things you want to learn, any tips you may have yourself, or the cure of the common cold.  Whatever.  Enjoy!

Note: foundation, blush, contour, highlight, and brows were all done prior to the video.

Introduction to Me & Why I Made This Blog.

There’s not too many ways of beginning this blog without saying, “My name is __,” or, “I’m from __,” or even, “I’m an apparel design student at ___.”  All of which are pretty boring.  The description under the title of my blog says exactly why I’m here, to look at fashion from a more human point of view.  To see what the person is saying with their fashion rather than what the fashion is saying about the person.

I honestly didn’t truly enjoy my college experience until I chose a major I was passionate about: apparel design.  With this blog I’m hoping to keep my passion alive and remember why I took this path for (hopefully) my lifetime career.  Image

I was always a black sheep and I’m pretty damn sure anyone that went to grade school with me could confirm that.  I mean I don’t see very many 5th grade girls going to school in a boys white button-up collared shirt and black tie…and also a light up Santa Claus pen in the breast pocket.  Of course like almost any other tween/teen I began to blend in the crowd more, because who likes people making fun of their Santa Claus pens?  I continued to put my best effort into blending in until my patience ran thin about junior year of high school.  I cut my brown, belly-button length hair into a purple and blonde pixie cut and anyone who couldn’t deal with what I chose to wear wasn’t even on my radar anymore.  I wore what made me happy without giving it a second thought and eventually I actually started getting compliments on my wardrobe and the way I put pieces together.  I bought a daring Mac Duggal prom dress with feathers from the waist down to go with my daring new hair and it came together beautifully.

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My point is that I’m writing about fashion for the soul.  Not fashion for the season.  Not fashion on the runway.  I’m writing about fashion that we as individuals bring to life on a day-to-day basis; that’s the fashion that makes us feel good.  I’m currently an apparel design student at Ball State University in Indiana but I do plan to take a semester to a year off to work full time so I can afford to attend my dream school in New York, NYC: FIT. (That is if I’m ever accepted there, which I am determined to be.) So throughout this blog I will also be documenting my efforts.