Aren’t these so eye-catching? T-shirts with accessories printed on them. What an awesome idea! The mind behind this company called Eluxlcombined her background in graphic design with fashion to make “luxury” t-shirts that won’t break the bank. I have featured some of my favorites: The Abta Belt, Bandik, Bracca, and Necca.
All of the shirts come in both black and white (switching the foreground and background colors) to create a completely different feel. I’ve seen similar shirts (unlike those Japanese fake “see through” skirts), but these are very minimalist (two colors with basic shapes) and quite classy compared to their counterparts!
This is for all of you on the other side of the world enjoying the beginning of winter! There’s something retro about bomber jackets, and adding (faux) fur makes them have a touch of Hollywood class. You can easily incorporate a modern piece like these leather jackets into a 40s-inspired outfit.
Some fur can look tacky, but I’ve been really into it, especially when it creates a certain old timey mood. How about you—yay or nay?
If you had a chance to pick between this hue of purple or black in the same style of jacket, what would you pick? I really like black and would choose it over purple, BUT if I had her purple eyes, maybe I’d reconsider! I really like a lot of zippers and buckles on leather. It’s just so punk.
How COOL are these boots? These are made by a company called Gipsy Dharma (I just love that name). Two of these leather boots are named “Mischievous Fairy,” and I think the name suits the design of these boots very well. Oh how I’d love to pair these with some black tights and a laid back outfit on a nice Spring day! They’re like Planet of the Apes meets Peter Pan meets swashbucklers…
I think you’ll need something like this to transform a lonesome stroll in a local park into roaming around a magical forest.
Their About Us section on their website is total icing on the cake:
Unique clothing and leather boots for women.
Light and flexible, like second skin.
Barefoot feeling for all you dancers, fairies, pixies, gipsies and space travellers :)
I saw a few dresses that I utterly liked on this site called Atterley Road, and I thought I’d share them with you. It leaves me having a good feeling featuring a more “indie” brand versus featuring the fashion brand monopolizers. The name Atterley Road kind of made me think of The Beatles’ album Abbey Road, so I chose a selection of black and white dresses to feature (the early Beatles uniformed look, of course).
My husband just landed himself a gig as the front man of a pretty good cover band. The set list of the guys before he came along consisted of Talking Heads, Neil Young, The Beatles, Queen, and Van Halen. Good choices, eh? Oh yes! I just picked the best ones, though. The rest of the songs however ranged from okay to just stupid. I think you can do a good cover and maybe even make an existing dumb song better if the band members are talented enough, which I’ve heard they are. So really, I am not dissing the band…because as of last weekend, my husband has been a part of it :)
Anyway, one of the more irritating songs that was on the list was “Got You Where I Want You” by the Flys. Besides being painful aurally (ugh, that sexy voice…NOT.), I’d like to take the first workday of the week (Monday, fyi) to take apart the smart lyrics in the song. The lyrics are in a different color.
Hey what’s the point of this Oh hey, what’s your favorite song Maybe we could hum along
Yeah, what IS the point of this song? My favorite song, at least for today, is this gem right here. That’s why I’m featuring it, OBVIOUSLY.
Well I think you’re smart You sweet thing Tell me your name I’m dying here
He thinks this girl is smart. He already has given her this cheesy pet name, too. All THIS before knowing her actual name? I hope we can all agree that “I think you’re smart” is just a pick-up line catered to girls who are beautiful but are insecure about their intelligence. Girls with low self-esteem (Arrested Development reference)?
Ooh got you where I want you Ooh got you where I want you yeah
Where YOU want her? Hmm, alone and helpless in a dark alley?
Hey, maybe just a smile Oh hey, did you know that I can’t dance Could we talk for a while
Revealing your “safe” flaws? How cute.
Suffer suffer You don’t get no rougher Rub it up baby girl Torture me like no other
Suffer suffer You don’t get no rougher When you rock me baby Put your thing on me lover
Might I ask what “thing” is he referring to? I think sexuality expressed in lyrics is fine. There are some that are well done. The Bible even has buttloads of these references between lovers in the book Song of Songs. My husband and I used to make tons of mixes for each other back when we were dating (and some still on special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays). The Flys are just not clever enough to have some well-written lyrics. And oh, did I mention that this song is just a bit SEXIST?
True, there are worse songs out there–much worse as far as quality and of course, content. This song though, along with the songs I’m going to hopefully be featuring every Monday are subtle at their stupidity. So… stay tuned fellas for next week’s (Stupid) Music Monday!