I know what your thinking..."but isn't it always Fashion Friday at the Pagoda?","Shouldn't she just re-name the joint "Fashion Forever"?".Well,I guess thats fair. It does seem clothes....,fashion....,designers,Foreign Vogue magazines,et al,are indeed on my mind quite a bit.Why even when I am at the gym ,dressed in the most tattered of garments,I am STILL consuming every detail of the glossy magazines. Yes, its like I am in some kind of a crazed fashion coma.
The action is so primal. There I am hovering above the whir of the stair master,reading an Elle magazine,not even feeling the pain for the gain.Its almost like when Tara was killed in Buffy the Vampire Slayers season 6,eppy "Villains". The grieving Willow the witch, levitates into The Magick Shop and kinetically draws the ancient and evil tomes to her hands,and then absorbing and cataloging the secret dark spells, so that the words are literally being absorbed into her very skin.
Now ,I'm not saying fashion is evil (Karl Lagerfelds arrogance aside),I am merely saying,when I return home from the gym,I am reverberating with wicked cool editorial styling thoughts and the names of new exciting designers are buzzing in my head.
Speaking of wicked cool.... here are my little budding fashionistas as they looked before trick or treating,Little Vampira and Gothedy Anne Dollie.Its interesting the big one still wants to create a character and "build" the stume from scratch,but my widdle petal wants to buy a store bought one. Interesting huh?
I still get to do both girls make-up.
So ...what is Fashion Friday? Its the creation of Bethany of Bitter Betty fame(visit her later this afternoon for her post). Today is the inaugural posting and I certainly hope everyone will join in. It could be fun,there are no rules,except it must be fashion related. That means the bloggy world is your oyster for this topic. That recently thrifted pencil skirt,a new designer you discovered,even a pair of Balenciaga shoes you are obsessed with,but would NEVER buy.Its all good.Oh,by the by just in case you ever wondered if I actually wear any of "the floor collection" from MOVCFM ,the top photo is me in my Witch next door look.
This week is a bit of a fashion query. I have an upcoming event that I must don something extra special for.I bought this truly spectacular antique blue satin ball gown from the 50's last Sunday at my fav-o-rite ,go-to vintage establishment,Ahab Bowen.It is quite wonderful as is.However ,run of the mill spectacular is just not good enough for me. I am planning a bit of surgery on it. Do you see how the lace appliqués at the bottom taper a bit?
Well,I am planning the surgery to follow the trace of the appliqués and create a new hemline that tapers as sort of a train in back.Do you follow? Shorter in front and longer in back.
Heres where you come in. Thoughts on hair ,make-up and accessories. I am open to suggestions. I have an idea of how I want to go on this,but I would welcome your thoughts. Please forgive me if ,in the end I ignore all your suggestions and march to the beat of my own drummer after all,but I do know you are all artists in your own arena and that is quite valuable to me. There will be after photos soon,I promise.
Oh,and one more fashiony thought... Project Runway starts in 12 days,set your Tivo!