Monday, April 29, 2013

The Side Porch District

I really wanted to wear my cowboy boots today.  Maybe because I read a bunch of articles and interviews about Clint Eastwood last night.  Or maybe it's because I watched Rango, an animated tale of lizards (Johnny Depp voices the title character) and other small animals making their way in the way out west.  It wasn't that good, skip it and watch Fievel Goes West instead, which features the voice of Jimmy Stewart as a tired out Sheriff dog.  Or maybe, I just missed their level of quality, comfort, and coolness after wearing my work boots four days in a row.

(photos by e.hunt)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Etched in the Face of Fate

Remember the post on paisleys about two weeks ago?  Well, I found my very own article of clothing featuring the print at the thrift store down the road from my house.  It was meant to be.

(photos by e.hunt)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Able to Talk With Giddy Delight

Today's look is courtesy of the great island nation of Greece (Santorini, specifically).  The white and blue dress not only matches the country's flag, but also the blue and white buildings that many of its towns are famous for.  It's one of my favorite European purchases, and every time I wear it I want to go back and roam the shop-dotted streets, quaint little alleyways, black sand beaches, and eat lots of feta cheese.  Paired here with a button-up, the double belt (an idea that was inspired by a mannequin in Italy), and feds for the Tennessee spring weather.  Man...Greece, Italy, Tennessee: what a worldly post!

(photos by e.hunt)

The Earth and I

Part Two of the belated Earth Day posts: a collection of shots from the past year of myself, reveling in nature.

Standing in it.

Smelling it.

Wondering what the hell it is.


But mostly, being in awe of its majestic beauty and power.

(photos by e.hunt, r.hunt, and a.kern)

Generally and Rightfully Uninterested in Our Presence

Yesterday was Earth Day, and I hope you all did something earth friendly.  No matter how much we harvest and cut down and mow and trim, the earth itself belongs to nature, and we are just temporary share-holders.  No matter how big or how small; houses, palaces, halls of windows, amusement parks, or even an Olympic bobsledding track, when we're through, nature will take it back.

(photos collected from honestlywtf, and buzzfeed- 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fractionating of the Self

Knotted tops are way cool.  It mixes the badass skater girl's edge with the hillbilly country girl's practicality.  What you get is a hybrid look of California hipster and city-dwelling professional who lunches in the park.

(photos collected from kokoluxe, oraclefox, and luckycommunity)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Sun King's Sun Trap

High of 85 today, and even though its only mid April, I'm loving it.  I optioned for the original exposed zipper dress over a three-quarter sleeve maroon color shirt, as I was going to be sitting inside a generously air-conditioned Starbucks for a few hours.

And that delightful poster I'm Vanna White-ing in that last picture was designed by yours truly for a poster design class in college.  The assignment: design a travel poster in the style of A.M. Cassandre.  Here's a few of his posters so you can get a feel for his style.  

I chose The Orangerie gardens at Versailles for three reasons.  1.  When I went to Versailles this was my favorite part of the entire chateau and jardins.  

2.  The colors of the orange trees and their green planter boxes, and layout of the gardens in general lend themselves very nicely to Cassandre's style.  

3. Versailles is a well-known tourist attraction but the Orangerie is relatively unknown; as you can see in my photo, there's practically no one roaming the maze of trees.  It seemed in need of a promotional travel poster.

(photos by e.hunt, and collected from trueartworks, postersplease, and themanofstyle)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In the Strange Way Things Happen

Found a really awesome blog yesterday called Recycled Movie Costumes that finds clothes worn in movies that have been worn again in other movies (or tv shows).  For example, Glinda the Good Witch's (Billie Burke) poofy cinderella dress in 1939's The Wizard of Oz was worn by Jeanette MacDonald in 1936's San Francisco.

They also do accessories, like this plumed hat worn first by Justin Chambers as D'Artangnan in 2001's Musketeer, then by Orlando Bloom as Will Turner in 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean.

(photos collected from recycledmoviecostumes)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Applying for Knighthood

My Express interview/meeting outfit.  Wish me luck!

(photos by e.hunt)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Don't Float the Mainstream

"-So, the Big Blue.  What's it like?
-Um, big
-I knew it."
-Finding Nemo

(photos by e.hunt)