This month has been quite hard for this blog. My cousins are visiting from Mexico, and even though I thought I would have lots of time to be antisocial and bitter, I haven't had time to really do much since I like hanging out with them.
When they came to visit I had my room go through a "deep-cleaning". This meant getting rid of anything I didn't need, or use everyday. The first to go were my stacks of magazines on top of my dresser. At the end I was left with an empty dresser, so after much thinking (maybe like 3 min) I decided on making an altar. Then the next problem popped up, who would I make the altar dedicated to? I wanted someone that I loved and worshiped...Lady Gaga? Blake Lively? Freja? Daphne?
So I thought, I love Vogue since it's like my bible, so that means I would have to worship the creator... Anna Wintour.
My altar began with regular things that i found in my room that looked old or antiqued. Then I went and added candles, and some rocks from my old rock collection.
I also went ahead to look at some other people's altars on Google. Most of the really creeped me out because they were all either Satanic or Wiccan. Being brought up in a Catholic household, I was always told to be afraid of witchcraft and the devil, so it really brought out childhood fears.
Anna Wintour is the new Jesus
Day of the Dead altar in Mexico
Our Lady of Vanity
The candles are from my room, the living room, and the closet. The rocks I used are obsidian, quartz, and a fossilized shell. The boxes are all antiques and gifts. The Eiffel Tower is a souvenir from Paris.
In the East box I have my sunglasses (the special ones) that I collected from thrift stores. The bottom ones flip up like Micky Mouse ears. While the top ones are Versace 676 Vintage wannabes. Both I only use on special occasions.
On the West side, we have my all my prized necklaces. My triangle tribal necklace is from Cotton On, the Unicorn is from F21, the crucifix is from my church, and the favorite deer necklace is from F21.
Over my altar I put the spread from Vogue September 2010. I liked it because it had a lot of my fashion favorites and since my altar is mostly about fashion, I thought it was important to incorporate them. On the right side I pinned a picture of Carine Roitfeld because I loved her work for Vogue Paris. In the center is a picture of Anna Wintour from her WSJ cover.
At the bottom is a picture of the Fashion Holy Trinity, which I found the picture on Tumblr and had to have it above my altar since it was exactly what my vision was. Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, and André Leon Talley really inspire all of us Vogue readers, so it was important to include them. (had to include Anna more than once)
Anna Wintour for WSJ
The outfit that I wore to inaugurate my altar was composed of a Halloween costume (the black robe), and another piece of black fabric for the head piece.
My mom found this look really creepy and thought that I was turning into a satanist. She still doesnt really get the idea of a fashion blog, but she will one day. I was at first going for a look that made me look like a nun, but then I really decided to go for a "monk" look.
I really hope to add to my altar as the years go by. I wanna find some cool stuff like this Wiccan altar. Maybe just something less creepy. (Unless I decide to make a creepy altar)
These crosses from Romeo + Juliet would look perfect in my room. Maybe they can be in the hall, and lead to my room. I can dream right?
This altar was clearly for fun, and even though I am very spiritual I don't take this altar as something I use to worship, but more to honor the people the inspire me everyday.