Summer has really brought out much of my creativity. Since I wasn't that interested in fashion until September, I had never really spent a summer worried about fashion. Thanks to the excessive amount of free time I have, and the access to the internet, I have been already planning my "fall wardrobe". I want to break away from the "tribal prints" and the tribal accessories, and go back to my dark/punk side (or my rebel side as I call it).
I began looking at techniques to modify my clothing so it looked new. I found a lot of different cuts I could make, and bleaching/dyeing techniques that I could do on my clothes. This was all vital information since I have no money for clothes until I get a job. I found this wonderful picture of a shirt cut out to resemble a rib cage, and I FELL IN LOVE. (I would gladly post this picture, but the person in the picture looks at my blog, and I'm afraid to ask if I could post it. I just don't want to look like a creep, or be discovered how creepy I am) I used it for inspiration. The first shirt I used was a disaster, and it looked like I had cut out a big penis. After starting over, it was already looking better, and before I knew it I had accomplished the impossible (for me, being impatient and lacking materials AND sucking at eyeballing things).
The process itself wasn't hard, if you knew where to cut. I think my shirt would have looked better if I hadn't made the center part so big, I put safety pins to close the gap a little. Also the shirt I used curled more than I though it would, cause the the slashes to be bigger than expected. I was quite happy with the outcome however, considering that no one in my area has done something like this so I'm locally original~.
FYI: While taking my pictures, I chanted "Riccardo Tisci" in my head. I'm also chanting it as I type. It's a spontaneous action too...
The whole idea of this post was to portray a railroad rebel, an alley native. I risked my life on that railroad (not really since no train passes through there anymore), but I did it for the sake of fashion. I also wanted to have this zombie look on my face while taking these pictures (you can tell I barely get sleep huh?).
The rib cage cut shirt is Ralph Lauren, not the super expensive kind though. You can actually see the little logo on the breast area of the shirt. The black long sleeve was a gift, which I really liked because it was kind of random, but I liked it. The sleeves are really baggy which give me the feel of a little church boy, like and alter helper for some reason.
So when I first wore this shirt I went to Taco Bell with my friend, and the cashier asked if she could take a picture of it. I was 50% creeped out 50% flattered. I just hope she doesn't so some witch craft thing with the picture (my mom planted the idea in my head). She said she wanted to show it to her friend.
My jeans started to rip, and in attempt to try to close them I put safety pins on them. Now they are like Balmain pants. People always ask me if the safety pins poke me, and I just look at them with my judgin' face, because that is a stupid question. My boots are my favorite shoes ever, and they are really scraped up now. They are Timberland work shoes, but I made them chic.
My hooker hemp bead bracelet was made by my bffl Aimee. I wear it everyday, mostly because I tied it really tight, and cant take it off. I also just love it because it's kind of like my own tramp stamp. It recognizes I'm a hooker for fashion. Aimee should just design a bunch of bracelets just for me, because she comes up with great designs.
hand me that rib cage
Rico Genest + Jac Jagaciak for Fashion Magazine
So here was what I used as a guide. I had the courage to ask. He is Michael, and if I had the money I would buy all his clothing.
Now to look for a job, and get some cash.