02 October 2014

BUST Magazine October 2014: It Me

A little while back BUST asked me about my favorite things, and now the issue in which I discuss those things is out for you to buy. I've been a fan of BUST since I would flip through the copies of the mag in the Women's Center on campus. It was one of the few places at school I felt safe and unbothered, and I'd spend hours flipping through the zine archives and old BUST and BITCH issues. It feels very circle of life to now get text messages and Snapchats of my friends back at school with their own copies, sitting in the same seats I once sat in, with the magazine that I used to revere so much.

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For the interview as well as my recommendations and advice, you'll have to buy the October issue, but here is an out-take from the shoot to tide you over. I'm wearing Siriano, Prada, and Margiela. Not sure where you could buy the suit outside of Christian's stores so I'm providing you with some alternate options -- a femme runway piece and a cheaper (but equally cute) alternative.


Anyway! I'm back to work -- working on a bunch of really fun but challenging projects I can't wait to show you. I think you'll really love them. Talk to you soon!

Photo by Tayler Smith for BUST October 2014 (outtake) / Photo by Me

19 September 2014

priorities in the park


A lazy Sunday in Central Park for me involves podcasts, naps, and extensive life planning (I'm a Capricorn, ok?). Transition weather means wool shorts and oversized blazers.....aka, tomboi looks, my favorite kind.Since I'm a sucker for oversharing I'll clue you in on my Fall/Winter 2k14 plans and give some tips on how to be an overachieve like myself. Hahaha! Let's go. But first: outfit details, because this is supposed to be a personal style blog.

I'm wearing: Tayler's Vintage Blazer, Choies Tshirt, Grey Wool Shorts, Margiela Tabis, Thrifted Backpack. Similar or exact options are listed below.


15 September 2014

Most Important Ugly: A Retrospective

In October, it'll be a year since I started on Most Important Ugly with my partner-in-crime Tayler. So much has happened since then, the opening and the exhibition seem so far away now. I'm incredibly grateful to all of the people who ended up going to see the show -- our first ever -- who bought the zine, who shared it with their friends and family, and also the the press who covered it. I just wrapped up the last entry for the Autostraddle series dedicated to MIU, where I detailed the process behind all of the shots we released. I thought it would be useful to have a space to link to all those posts and offer some final details about the products I used.
  1. Most Important Ugly: I Believe Makeup is Magic  (Mars & Melissa)
  2. Most Important Ugly: Becca, Bekah, Angels and Masks 
  3. Most Important Ugly: Brandon, Tyler, and Gendered Makeup
  4. Most Important Ugly: Massiel, Coco, and Meta-Human Experiments 
  5. Most Important Ugly: My Chemical Romance and Other Majestic Monsters
  6. Most Important Ugly: The Final Monsters 
For details about the shoots, I suggest going to those individual posts. For specific product details and why I like them, hop through the read more. 

Mars & Melissa, ph. by Tayler Smith