02 April 2008

rasputin and pooka and falling faces, oh my.

Alright, so my lovely, wonderful, fantastical friend Peter as mentioned in the post previous went to Hong Kong. I blackmailed I mean asked him to bring me back some magazines so I could fangirl properly over my favorite celebrities. Unfortunately the issues of Anan that I have been obsessing over online were pretty old so he couldn't find them, but he did get me a huge magazine with lots of pretty fashion supplements. Ahhh! Asians and fashion! He knows me so well. And Song Seong-heon, my lovely celebrity gracing the cover... you make me cry like a little girl every time I watch He Was Cool. *flail*


Hey Arabelle. Look you have a menswear supplement, a random watch catalog supplement, and the actual magazine which is the size of a small child and oh look a shiny pirate skull bag that came with! It's ok that it's tacky and shiny and cheap because it's a supplement and therefor it's awesome and free and has skulls on it. Oh yeah.

It's pretty cool when you can read another language. It's like you're Indiana Jones and the commentary on Miu Miu is my Holy Grail....or something.

So. After kindly telling all of my friends not to touch my magazine(s) or a bloody end was to be had, they of course proceeded to paw (and I mean literally paw, bark bark arf arf kind of thing) at the pages, pointing out this and that who was gay for dressing like that and who was not. After awhile I got irritated simply because they were so off and making fun, albeit with good humor, of the thing I really love.

Being well dressed does not mean you are gay. It means you're well dressed, you have a sense of what looks nice on your body and what does not. It means you take note of patterns, fabric, shape, and form and you combine these to make an outfit that you feel comfortable in and would like to be seen in. This, my friends, does not equal homosexuality. This equals taste. Also, all the models in the magazine probably have equally beautiful girlfriends and chain smoke regularly. Just letting you know.

Speaking of taste....look at the absence of it in today's outfit! Woooo tacky skirts wooooo.


I felt like a self-aware fashion victim and it made me happy.

The tuxedo jacket it my current favorite; if it were a little bit longer I'd get away with wearing it alone as a dress. Ah well; you have leggings for a reason I suppose.

I've been looking through my random folders and I thought I'd share a menswear outfit I love.


Understated. He doesn't need a rainbow of colors to kick your ass. Dior homme much?

[Oh..... next post I can't decide whether to make it all mens fashion or japan fashion week. Also, I'll reveal the mysterious designer behind the previous post sketches. Aren't you excited? Comments on my next posts topic below, please. Thanks! ]

27 comments:

Addison said...

hahaha your friends sound like mine! i got the comment "you look like a japanese robot gone wrong" recently. how japanese robots get it right is beyond me, but you know. Silly friends who loves us anyways :) I LOVE that skirt btw

Belle said...

Thanks! Yeah, I guess friends are universally douchey sometimes. Thats a pretty awesome comment though, japanese robots? I'm going to have to use it on one of my friends sometimes.....

Anyway, thanks for commenting!

Zoë said...

oh yeah i was wondering what all that shiny shit on your desk was during health....but i was too busy stressing over my geoscience and history tests that I forgot to ask you....lol. Wow peter bought you a lot of shit. You are such a PIMP....you are so good at getting people to buy you shit and they still like you...haha HOW DO YOU DO IT
?????

Belle said...

yeah he's the coolest person in the world not including alexander wang. although if peter actually hauled ass on his sketches he'd probably get somewhere too hahaha.

magic, i suppose. magic and good blackmail. :P

hannah said...

love that skirt. such wonderful colors!

Belle said...

=D thank youuuuu.

Amelia said...

I like the tacky skirt! Hmm, tell us about Japan fashion week.

Ediot said...

thanks so much for your comment on my blog. made me discover yours! great post here. love that floral skirt!really pull it of so well!

lee jones said...

love the tuxedo jacket : )

Molly :] said...

Ooh- i love your skirt.
lovely colours! :)

Kira Fashion said...

so amazing that mags!
your friend is awsome!!!

a kiss and a hug,

Kira

zhuhuajun said...

ew, matsujun.

also, what are these sketches you speak of?

bewkworm said...

i am awesome, aren't i? but now i know why you called me a Japanese robot gone wrong, that really weirded me out- it was super random. that skirt is looks like the easter bunny threw up on you, which is cool, i'm not trying to insult you, so don't attack my stomach- please.

Belle said...

ahahaha peter you read this? your character sketches methinks, though you mention your sister does actual sketches as well. i was referring to the ones you refuse to show me.

and i'd attack your stomach anyway abigail. you know i'm just kind like that.

The Clothes Horse said...

I like the look--great bright skirt.

Wendy said...

I don't think your skirt is tacky, its pretty! And the skull bag will come in handy one day.

Belle said...

thanks wendy! as for the bag--it did today. i actually used it and wore orange. i was obnoxiously colorful, it was quite fun. tommorow i think i'll wear all black to make up for it.

Jen said...

I love your outfit and the menswear on selected. I know what you mean about reading other languages; when I could read chinese I felt very special and clever. Unfortunately I didn't keep it up so can only read a few characters now. I still do it as a praty trick when we go out for chinese food. Lov your blog and it's really well written; are you really still in high school? Wow!

Belle said...

Awww thanks so much! Yes, I'm still in high school. :) you should get back into Chinese, you never know when you'll need it. Actually I'm in Mando class right now.... hahaha.

Thanks so much for commenting, you made my day.

Zoë said...

Playa- n.


A person who is competitive and gregarious by nature.

A person who has enough game (and hence, enough respect) can do whatever they want, dress however awful (or tacky) they want, say whatever crazy things they want to say, and still win the adoration of others. Often these skills are used to earn sexual or material favors, although not by necessity.

Playas are mostly motivated by the ego drive that comes with self expression and self manifestation for its own ends. In many ways, playas are trend-setters rather than trend-followers.


Um, is that not the EXACT description of you??? Hello urban dictionary!

Belle said...

yo man, i want a medal with that on it. or a trophy. Hell effing yes.

Zoë said...

hahaha stfu you mothafuckin playa.
word.

bianca banca said...

your friend sounds cool!!!
and your outfit is soo cute! i love the skirt

the childcatcher//granny print said...

just found your blog.
'tis awesome!

Ana said...

Ahh I love well dressed guys!

Belle said...

the childcatcher- eeks! i love love love your blogs, i'm honored.

ana - given. :P

bianca - ahahaha i hope they never read that comment because their ego would burst!

thanks for commenting everyone. :)

Sheryl Wong said...

i love your orange jacket! nice length and cut