Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Lovely ladies that answered


Thank you so much to the 5 ladies who answered!
I really love how differently interesting each of you are!

Enjoy them as I do!








*I’m a stand-up comedienne, writer, filmmaker and vintage addict.
* Ever since I was a little girl, I've wanted to be a Grandma.
*I believe in magic.
*The film "Play Time" by Jacques Tati blew my mind.
*I love when art gives me goosebumps.
*Miranda July inspires me along with Andy Kaufman, Spalding Gray, 
Elsa Von Freytag Loringhoven, Banksy, David Elsewhere and more.
*Highbrow and lowbrow, I appreciate it all.
*Lists like this are utterly cliché.
*I'm overly self-conscious about writing lists.
*I like to write about writing lists in a list format.
*Sometimes I'm too meta for my own good.

For your stalking pleasure:
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/maryvannotes
Personal style and comics blog: http://www.maryvannote.com/blog
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/maryvannotes
IFC web series: http://www.ifc.com/maryvannote

I ♥ Fashion Forestry to death ♥ ♥ ♥









Thanks for including me! So I suppose I'll share a little bit about myself! I'm an illustration student, living in the Bay Area, in California. I am sisters with the wonderful, Nicole known as "Fashion Forestry" and we both grew up very creative and full of inspiration in our life. I've always loved drawing, probably since I was about two years old and I never stopped! I've also always loved fashion and wore tons of pretty dresses that my mom made me, while I was growing up (and even now too). My blog is called "Feather" I don't put too many of my illustrations up (even though I should), mostly fashion, cooking, makeup, and randomness! I'm very funny, and friendly, and would love people to stop by my little blog to chat!

















I'm so honored to be featured with all the lovely ladies included on this post. 
Thank you for allowing me to share something about myself.  
I am a 25-year-old journalist, who recently moved to Brooklyn, New York. 
I love to blog about anything that inspires me, including fashion, art, film and culture.

I am only child, who grew up in artistic city of Providence, Rhode Island. 
I am passionate about thrifting, collecting (hoarding), and

story telling. There is nothing like hunting through piles of clothing
to find that one perfect dress that makes your heart stop. I collect
keys, antique creepy dolls, vintage souvenir pennants, linings and
housewares.

My style is a mix of all my thrifted adventures. I
like to dress like a folky equestrian. I love ladies fashion from 1920's- 1950's. 
My favorite accessory is always a good vintage hat. 
(Which is why I love Nicole's style and Fashion Forestry)

My partner Paul and I love to host dinner parties and gardening in the abandon lot located behind the mill we live in. I have a gold fish named Johnny, a fear of deer and I am a proud left-handed individual.

I love learning new things. I currently am studying American Sign Language, and learning to play harmonica and practicing my tap dancing.
(I have dreams to make it a traveling act.)

Thanks again.
















I live with my boyfriend in Vallentuna outside Stockholm but I'm originally from a small town in Dalarna (Dalecarlia) called Malung. I try to make a living as an artist and illustrator and I study History at the Stockholm University.

One of my biggest interests is the 18th century, and mainly the later half. I make my own 18th century clothes from the 1770s -80s and early -90s and I'm always trying to learn more. I'm also obviously very into clothes and style, I love glamour, and I'm a big Disney park fan (going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks!).







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Hello and thanks for inviting me to share a little about myself! Its quite an honor to be considered an inspiration alongside my own inspirations..where to begin? I live in an unincorporated town in north san diego county where i raise chickens and frequent the best thrift stores ive ever been to..my family and i live a pretty solitary life on our little acre. Since highschool ive been an avid crocheter and handicrafter, but after i left school i became obsessed with vintage fashion and sewing. I clearly remember my first thrift store adventure after being kicked out of class when i was fifteen..i ended up with a bunch of ugly sweaters.. my style has developed alot since then and it continues to evolve all the time. My style probably would be best described as feminine, impractical, textural, busy, cheerful, overwhelming and never dull! My favorite fashion blogger and the girl who made me want to start a blog is Ranna of Helmi otsalla. Every time i step out of the house is an opportunity to show off my homemade and thrifted finds, i feel. The sellers at my local flea market that ive been going to every sunday since i can remember nicknamed me little grandma and i believe i fit that title, as i am always working on my afghan or embroidery and the patterns and shapes i choose for a costume might seem to someone else like what a nearsighted old woman would wear, haha. currently i am pursuiting a degree in fashion design from my local community college, which has been fun but intimidating. I am always inspired by my habitat and love being outside, i live in a beautiful place!



again, im so flattered that youve taken interest in my blog- my little collection of inspirations and motivation to look my best!

XX
Marina

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

feather hat , leaf dress, leopard shoes and sequin cape



This was the last fall outfit I wore before the heatwave started :(










Hat: vintage 1950s badgirlvintage
dress: vintage 1950s the vintage link
spider brooch: 1950s vintage
leopard shoes:1980s shoes castawayvintage
lipstick:  Mac orange hot sass
Cape: wear it again sam

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fashionably arty interview video

My friend Mary Van Note and I 
are planning a blog together
it consists of us going around to bars and interviewing people about:

1)The artist within
2) Interviewing the artists and asking them how they would make something that is inspired by our outfits
3) People critiquing our outfits

Mary is a professional comedian so you know its going to be good!
Stay tuned, and tell me what you guys think of it, and if you would prefer it on my blog or a separate blog
We have some videos already made...so excited to post them!!!

Here are some stills of our outfits, from our first interviewing night!













1) dress: vintage 1960s bought at Mars Mercantile
2) coat: Target liberty of London
3) shoes: zara
4) lip purse: 1980s Vintage
5) lipstick on both ladies: mac in ruby woo



Sunday, September 26, 2010

I Pray to thee Miuccia Prada

AHHHHHleehluiahhhh
allleluuuuuuuuia
Alleluia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You Miuccia 

are
have been
and always will be 
the light of my life

Your collections are too beautiful for this world, we dont even deserve you!

The genius in each garment, accessory....EVERYTHING is just so
ultimately incredible, I really cant handle it!!!
Can we best pals and talk about life?

Each season my life grows more and more complete



I literally want a full room filled with this collection (and others, I wouldnt mind)
I would make it my office and I would be soo much more productive! 


*The baroque prints (they are not just prints but cut outs that lay over cool texture techniques, like a pop up book!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
*the stripes
*the colors!
*the silhouettes!
*The GLASSES!!
*the hair
*the makeup
*the fishtail/tulip bottom needs to come back....now

I LOVE YOU!!

wow I'm a creep

you can look now:

















Can you send me this top (see photo below) in a size L Miuccia, please?  I mean I would love the whole ensemble, but I don't want to burden you.

Im serious though...email me ldvnicole@gmail.com  

hahah I wish.....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fashion love by fashion forestry

I love all of the fashion 
and art these people create 
with a passion
 have fun exploring them!!



for full size click here

Follow the tiny clovers to match below (or read the numbering like you would a western book)

1) feather 
2) elsa
5) Christopher Kane spring 2011 
9) Paul Smith spring 2011 
11)  Kellyanna
13) Tavi
14) Ketty
17) Les yeux sans visage

Im going to ask as many of these people as possible
to write bios about them selves
 on my facebook fan page
make sure to subscribe!

Provence day outfit + News


I had amazing food at Provence day
The chefs cooking were all chez panis people
So the food was obviously excellent!!
I was hoping my outfit would match the food, wine, and desert!
I think I succeeded





This guy had an amazing outfit, he told me he's a goat herder!

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Lipstick: YSL RougeVolupte in mesmerizing purple
                 Eyeshadow: make up forever aquarelle in orange
                 Nail polish: Essie in lapis of luxry
                 Hat: Vintage 1950s from Clever Nettle
                 Pant Suit: Vintage 1940s from Yesterdazed
                 Belt: Vintage 1970s snake belt
                 Shoes: purple zara criss cross sandals
                 Bracelet: Vintage 1940s clamper with lady bugs and leaves
                 Feathers: Vintage 1920s pale purple millinery feathers
                 Purse: Vintage 1930s painted purse
                 Brooch: 1930's turban lady

NEWS

*I have a new fashion forestry fan page on face book spread the word ;)
With my new fan page you can keep track of newest posts, small thoughts I have, and clothing/accessories that I find on the internet!! There is a like button you can click on my page....

*  Im selling my shoes, shoe clips, brooches, and plastic rain bonnet on etsy so check that out too...If you are a follower of my blog, send me a message on etsy, to talk about reserving or pricing....you are sure to be royally treated! buy them here

* I would like to start advertising, so please contact me if you feel you independent brand would fit my page 
email me at ldvnicole@gmail.com

*  I will be filling my etsy shop and ebay shop with vintage shoes, brooches, and clothing very soon

* I am still finishing up my fall collars and hats that I will also be selling in my etsy shop so stay tuned!

Thanks!! 
Nicole






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