Modern Vintage.

A look that I will always truly appreciate is a well-executed modern vintage outfit. A person that can create an aesthetic that is both antiqued and fresh will always catch my eye. Many times it goes beyond the outfit, leaving it up to the accessories to distinguish the contrast between vintage and modern. Over the past 3 or so years I have been following streetstyle blogs I have acquired some pretty fine internet specimens that exude vintage style in present day, a fine line I am always balancing on. I will try to use images that are a bit older as well, I know I get sick of seeing the same stuff online all the time.

Anyway, on to the picture! I would probably wear this outfit everyday if only I had the occasion. Currently scouring the internet for a faux fur collar that I can wear in all sorts of fun ways.


{image: sartorialist, i think?}



It finally is starting to feel like winter in Michigan. Stepping outside chills you to the bone and makes getting out of bed a difficult task. My current coping strategy is just like anyone else's in the infomercial world, snuggies. Not quite the real thing, but thrifted interpretations, usually involving huge cozy cardigans or sweater dresses. This is a prime example of snuggi-wear affecting street wear, I wonder when they will show up on the runways? (mostly kidding).




wearing: thrifted cardigan, AA dress & bamboo tights



Sometimes my flickr gets bombarded with images I want to use on this blog and some end up getting lost in the photostream. These were just two quick shots taken on my birthday in October. Unfortunately this skirt shrunk all to hell when I washed it (dry-clean only fail), so maybe it will make another appearance sometime in it's new state!



wearing: aa top, thrifted skirt.


Gustav-Adolf Mossa

Creating most of his paintings nearing the end of the Symbolist Movement (1905-1914), Gustav-Adolph Mossa used women of classical myth such as harpies, sirens, and even Pandora as subjects for quite a few of his paintings. These paintings display a very over-the top and illustrious view of the Victorian Era, while simultaneously evoking an air of subversion.

It is interesting to me why women are portrayed so perversely in general by many male artists. While man is inherently always portrayed as flawed, women seem to hold a special level of nefariousness. Maybe the painter was rejected by women his whole life or slowly dying of a broken heart? This leads me to the conclusion that women must drive men to an unimaginable level of self torture. Or maybe we are just prettier to paint? Personally I blame it on Eve. Yep, it’s all her fault.

Gustav-adolf mossa

Gustav-adolf mossa, les parques



Gustav-adolf mossa EvaPandora



{images: google}