A Poisonous Glamour

Thanksgiving 2016 is complex. It’s difficult to feel entirely thankful when so much in America is awol. There are many precious things to be grateful for, but it’s also important to recognize the suffering of minorities, Native Americans at Standing Rock, women, and anyone who identifies as other. This state of confusion brings to mind a juxtaposed legend, my dearly beloved Leigh Bowery: the beautified monster.

enhanced-31970-1411758030-6 I recently re-watched The Legend of Leigh Bowery documentary, and am feeling inspired by off-putting opulence, which I think can be a real driving force.

efcfeadfff1c4b44536b4e8074d0f9d3 My wonderful sponsor, SHOPBOP, is having a sale and I wanted to share some overt pieces of clothing that I’m just mad about! Get em’ while you can! Sale ends late Thursday evening. For the record:

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Magic Charm

_FSM9739.450x675My spirit animal pants at Ashish during LFW

tumblr_mta4dtSrKk1rchrmfo1_500tumblr_mtc5f96nPg1qa0zqjo7_1280A couple of my favorite looks from Ryan Lo’s collection during London Fashion Week

tumblr_m3p20kqSWW1qmildpo1_400Jewelpet.Tinkle☆.full.195263If you follow me on any social media platform, you’ve probably noticed my adoration for Japanese kawaii (over-the-top cute things). Lately, I’ve been hooked on an anime show called Jewel Pets which may or may not have been designed for kids in grade school? But I can’t help it and I know no shame. All the colors are so vibrant- there’s every spectacular shade of pink and purple, there are tiny adorable animals with eyes of jewels, and to be totally honest, the stories are both adventurous and heart-warming. It really makes me feel happy on the inside. It’s like doing a tray of shots of cupcake icing but without the tummy ache. It’s a magical, magical experience. Sort of like Candy Land on acid mixed with The Neverending Story. It will surely brighten up your day and it has great messages of confidence and compassion.

1336054081923 Labra.full.195681Labra.full.195247Labra, the tiny polar, is my favorite character. She is so cute it makes me want to cry.

 

Brave New World from Pamela Reed + Matthew Rader on Vimeo.

 

Speaking of magical worlds, have you seen “Brave New World” by Reed + Rader? Oh, you haven’t? Okay, lucky for you I am posting it here. It’s the first ever fashion editorial built on a video game platform; specifically the Unreal engine. This project was made for V magazine and takes you on a tour of an absurd circus!

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