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Friday, July 18, 2008

Crawling Up The Wall

I am very happy to announce to everyone that it is Friday. Yes, that delight to adults and children everywhere--the end of the work week has come! It has been an exhausting, but fulfilling week. I've spent my days shredding (10 trash bags worth!) and filing papers and now my hands are covered in paper cuts, but I also gained a new appreciation for my co-workers. None of us are perfect and although they've said things in the past that bug me, it is probably the happiest workplace I have ever been in. Honestly, our office is filled with laughter (along with the typical drama and gossip). One particular woman filled me with joy when as she was leaving announced that she was, "away faster than a herd of turtles." You just don't get to hear phrases like that every day.
As it is Friday, I am also starting another mini-movie marathon. From the library I am picking up Public Enemy, Topper, and It, while I am returning my books--since they are overdue! (I have not quite completed "War and Peace," but I am taking a break both from the book and my ban, I think I will recollect both sometime next week...^_-)
Speaking of movies, this pose was in my mind all day, as was the scene from The Women where Mrs. Fowler is exercising and her instructor tells her to "climb slowly up the wall." Mrs. Fowler says, "the way you say that makes me feel like vermin," and her instructor wittily replies, "that shouldn't be too much of a stretch for you...climbing up the wall that is." I adore that movie! masculine, fashion, style, vintage, secondhand, androgynous, daily, outfit, theclotheshorse, the, clothes, horsemasculine, fashion, style, vintage, secondhand, androgynous, daily, outfit, theclotheshorse, the, clothes, horse
Outfit details: dress- man's old shirt reconstructed for a line called Sample bought in Japan, shoes- H&M, blazer- Ralph Lauren via eBay, scarf- my mother's, bangles- gifts, Chinatown, and the Stadium Swapmeet in Hawaii (the stones ones are real jade)
P.S. I almost forgot to mention this, but Chictopia is featured on the Teen Vogue website and I was chosen as one of the favorite Chictopians! This is just so cool! I still feel rather new to Chictopia, but I definitely recommend checking it out if you haven't already. According to Teen Vogue it is "the next big thing" and if the folks over at Teen Vogue don't know what is, I don't know who would!

66 comments:

lara said...

yeah I love Friday!! And I love your pictures, Great outfit!

Leila said...

the drapery is beautiful !

Wendy-May said...

Loving the dress and blazer! x

AsianCajuns said...

Oh my gosh- you look awesome! Love the details of your outfit- and you make that pose work!

As for books and library movies... it's so fun to read about another library-goer. Cath and I have stocked up on House of Elliot (bbc production about two sisters who start their own couture house in London during the 20s)- we highly recommend you nab the discs at your library if they have them in circulation.

Catherine Ashley Talks fashion said...

everything from the patterns, colours and texture - i love

xoxo

Sam said...

yay for friday! love the scarf, it is a great touch.
oh, and I have been meaning to ask you, how did you get that chictopia thing to the right? i've seen a bunch of people with them.

fashionistadiary said...

yay friday! just under 2 more hours of work for me, that is when the weekend officially starts for me!!

can i just say! i totally love your outfit, this is something i would wear! i love the combo of the faint white lines on the shirt in combination with the scarf! uebercute!

i am new to chictopia too! so cool they have been featured in teen vogue, they so deserve it! they have also recorded this really really cute video about different model poses. you should check it out. i also did a little post on chictopia today :)

have a great weekend everyone!
kx

www.fashionistadiary.co.uk

Shen-Shen said...

I love the climbing up the wall pics! Adorable! The blazer and scarf are lovely too, and I've been wanting to make a dress out of one of my dad's shirts.. Hmmm!

And congrats on being one of the favorite Chictopians! :D

Fashion Addict said...

Your lucky to have a Ralph Lauren blazer! Lucky!

Belle said...

love the pictures!

Spandexpony said...

"It", as in the clown "it"? Wonder what kind of poses could be derived from that movie? I love these pics bunches, and I like how the scarf and bangles catch eachother's colors.

Arielle said...

TGIF! I just rented Public Enemy too I heard it was really good. I like the bracelets!

faithieee said...

You look gorgeous! I love seeing your pictures on Chictopia.. Am so psyched to find your blog! :)

jess said...

I really like the poses and your whole outfit

Juliet said...

Great pose :D ! And love that dress.

juliet xxx

jeunedemoiselle said...

I love your poses!
You look lovely, as usual and I want your blazer! ;-)

Secretista said...

*jumps up and down*

lisa said...

TGIF! I love the bangles on you; I can't wear most bangles because they're too big for my wrists. They fall right off. :(

Nadine said...

You look so cute today :)...

jayne said...

ooo there's something very extra girly Annie Hall about this outfit, love the bow

enc said...

A cool look on a (seemingly) dirty floor! You spruced up that floor.

I hope you have fun with your movies.

Lauren! said...

I love Teen Vogue! No wonder they picked you! You make awesome outfits out of anything and everything.

Kira Fashion said...

fantastic! this pose is the best and this scarf, wow!!

a kiss!!

apricot tea. said...

beautiful pictures. I love the poses; they are very unique. :]

& yes, thank goodness it is friday!

Key said...

omg... i can´t believe how cute you are! you always look perfect, all your dresses suits you so well!

the yellow one of the third post is amazing :D

lydia said...

wonderful pictures!

Miss Woo said...

You look adorable walking up the wall ;) So happy its friday too.

ps: in regard to your comment, I think it might be kind of fun wearing the same AA skirt in different colours every day of the week, with each colour representing each day. Such as black for Monday, and happy orange for friday!

WendyB said...

Great photos! Love the upside-down pose.

Alice Point said...

I love that dress! It looks great with your black blazer and stylish glasses:)

makemoremistakes said...

a movie marathon sounds absolutely wonderful, and I love your outfit!

xo
angela

Tina :) said...

I love the pose, and the bracelets are gorgeous. I also like the idea of a reconstructed men's shirt. :)

emerald cloche said...

Love those poses! And the pop of red that your scarf brings to the outfit looks great.

The Public Enemy eh, I watched that in film class. It wasn't my favourite ever, but it was interesting. The disclaimers make it seem almost like a propaganda piece. And the grapefruit scene, yikes (you'll see what I mean).

copperoranges said...

look at you being so beautiful!

i need to brush up on my obscure movies ;)

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Congratulations that in such a short time you already have been chosen as one of the favorite Chictopians!

Great job on reconstruction man's t-shirt!

Enjoy your weekend!

xx

Anna Shapiro said...

as usual.
im in love with it.

would u like to trade links?

Anna Shapiro said...

as usual.
im in love with it.

would u like to trade links?

Golden Calf said...

You are one of the few people in the world that can wear an throw on an old shirt and make it look stupendous!!!

Taghrid said...

yay, its finally friday!!!! you silly girl youre definitely sitting upside down on the wall!!

i love your denim dress!

Raggamuffin said...

oh wow this is love!
from the colours to the pose.
oh and ur bangles. most bangles are too big for me and slips of my wrists. argh.

Vintage Vinyl said...

Those are some neat and original poses. You look great!

Savvy Gal said...

love the red printed scarf. For some reason I am in adoration with read. happy for you about chictopia.

Milla said...

"Faster than a herd of turtles." that is hilarious! tell your co-worker I am stealing it!
I love how you feminine even your masculine outfit looks. to be feminine, is like being chic, it's a state of being, not pink frill. You look lovely

Heidi said...

Very clever photos, I love the idea of the scarf as a bow♥

julia. said...

oh, lovely outfit!

Lianne Camille said...

Ooo, I love the way you tied your scarf!

L. said...

This is honestly one of the best ideas for a work outfit ever. I start office work again next Monday and I think that you are wearing my first day back outfit. I like it how it's 'office appropriate' -> such a horrible term but your personal style really shines through with the scarf and bracelets.

I've always wanted to see It ever since there was an article in Aus Vogue about the concept of 'it' and it girls. This movie was quoted as being one of the first to use this term.

bestie said...

congrats rebecca!(:

discothequechic said...

agagag!
these pictures!
they all look so fantastic, the pose, the scarf, the colour quality.

surely you can't have taken this picture yourself? surely..

Fashion Tidbits said...

love the bangles!!! i have very narrow wrists so i can never find the right sized bangles that i like

Dapper Kid said...

Love the poses, those photographs are super! And your scarf is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

you are so cute!

Penny said...

i love the poses with your legs on the wall, you look like one of Alberto Vargas' pin up girls

Lady Melbourne said...

These are great photos, that pose is adorable, so 'you.'
It's great when you work in an office where you all get along together, but I couldn't imagine anyone not getting along with you.
LM
x

kasiaczek said...

Your photos are really lovely!! i like your blog:)

KATLIN said...

That's awesome you got your jade bracelet from Hawai'i! We get them as presents when people are born or have a child, at least that's what I think because my mom got one from her mother in law when she had my brother (he was the only boy born from her son's to carry on the name) and my friend's newborn has one.

And, man I would love to be your friend and watch awesome movies every week! I probably have the time to watch at least one movie a week, but never get around to doing so. I've thought of getting a netflix acct or something like that, but I'll check my library like you did (I forgot they rent movies, I used to rent videos there as a kid).

Mimi said...

I just like everything about the pics:Your hair,the outfit,th accesoires and the pose!

Good job!

Kaye said...

the pose and the fantastic styling deserves to be in an editorial!

Inside the Cabinet of Wonder said...

these photos are wonderful..i love everything about them.
your outfit is fab, and i want all your bangles!! :)

Sugar Pop said...

Haha, cool pose :)

yiqin; said...

The huge bow is so lovey! Love the print as well! Ahh you are always recommending really good movies! & you are one of my fave bloggers as well! :D

AlicePleasance said...

I sent you an email right now :-)

Andy said...

You look fantastic, as usual. xxx

annah said...

i love these pictures! they're so sweet (:

scubasocks said...

great pictures and outfit.and btw do you wanna xchange links?

Lydia said...

This is menswear at it's finest. I really love how you tied the bow.

The Clothes Project said...

Love the first shot! And what a neat idea for wearing large scarves!

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