Thursday, November 24, 2016

Dark Holiday Party Basics: Sequins

The holidays are here. Maybe you might choose to ignore the celebrations, but there may be a number of them, ending with the New Year. What to wear if you want to be festive?

Along with metallics and velvets, sequins always start popping up everywhere around this time of the year. Of the three, sequins scream that you are there to party.  I always think your outfit should match your surroundings, so sequins are an obvious choice since holiday decorations are always sparkly--whether the baubles or the twinkling lights.
http://lookbook.nu/look/7142832-The-Contrast

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Trend: Nu-metal T-shirts?

Topshop

Had to snap these photos to confirm I'm not going insane. But there are KoRn and Slipknot shirts at Topshop and Urban Outfitters. Like, copies of the originals. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought this day would come.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Dead Inside

Last week, I wrote a blog post about this blog and mentioned that I don't do personal posts. But I for whatever reason, I'm waiving that tonight to talk about what happened early this morning: Donald Trump winning the election. I was at the polls at 6am, excited to vote for a woman I had admired for my whole life, since I was a poor kid on Hillary's free health care for children, which she got a lot of shit for. It wasn't what a first lady did, people said. They literally argued against giving children health care.

I'd supported Bernie during the primaries, but he lost, and Hillary was my close second. I voted and went to work, wearing white in solidarity with the suffragists, and my thoughts were of the women who were voting who had lived during a time when women were not allowed to vote. I wouldn't be surprised if those women dropped dead the second they learned pussy-grabbing Trump had won.
the image that will haunt me forever, when I thought for sure Hillary was going to win. Proud to have voted.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Six Years of The Mutant Stomp Friends!

The 6th anniversary of this blog came and went in the recent past. I started this in 2010. The economy was in shambles and I, like many, was unemployed. My sister and I had the idea to join Lookbook.nu together. (Though my sister never ended up joining.) Being on Lookbook was kind of useless if you didn't have a blog, so the early days were basically outfit shots, which as many of you know take a LOT of time to do. While I did have some content in the early days--like how to DIY V bangs--there wasn't a lot of content. It was pretty much only outfit shots.
A photo from the Lookbook days.  For the life of me I couldn't understand why this was one of my more popular ones (98 hypes). The image quality is terrible and I'm not wearing any of the "it" brands.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Trend: Velvet

You know what's in all the 5th ave stores these days? Velvet everything. They tossed all the embroidery stuff in the back and brought out the velvet. I think it has more to do with the time of year, though...velvet always comes out in the fall--usually it comes out a bit later for the "holiday" season.
http://lookbook.nu/look/8316783-Black-Hope-Curse-Mystic-Crop-Top-Mxci-Velvet