The Argrace hair, Crystal Line jewelry (with color change HUD) and the [k]rooms star can all be found at Japan Fair. I am so excited to see Argace doing a red hair color.
I did not get around to blogging Barnesworth Anubis’s fabulous 5th Avenue skybox when it was at Collabor88 last month, too sick to feel like moving from my old house. However, as soon as I razzed it, I knew I had to move into that gorgeous brownstone. It reminded me so much of my first apartment. In fact, it is almost identical, other than being much, much bigger, with 6 rooms instead of 4. But the big rooms with windows and glass doors are identical to the two big room in my old apartment, the big difference being that there was this small 8 foot space between the 2 big rooms and the bed room that was the bathroom/kitchen area. That house was built before refrigeration and the kitchen was 5 feet by 4 feet in size. Yes, space for a stove and a sink and an upright body. The cupboards and fridge were in the hallway! And what cupboard, they went from the top of the fridge to the 12 foot high ceiling. That meant I could stand underneath my kitchen cupboards and needed a tall ladder to reach the shelves. Yeah, good times!
The Barnesworth Anubis 5th Avenue skybox reminds me of my old apartment on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue – an avenue rich in history and full of wonderful brownstones.
This was our first apartment and my roommate and I had almost no furniture which lent itself to great parties since we never had to worry that something would get broken. We also had a closet that was about 4 feet wide and 28 feet long (Yes, 28! It was like a cave and we needed a flashlight to see at the far end.) – long enough that when we had a party we could put every single breakable thing in storage. We would rent a keg and stick in a bed of ice in the tub and invite all the neighbors so no one would complain about the noise. We also invited the landlord, knowing he would not come under the assumption that if someone complained he would think – how bad could it be, they invited me? That was our strategy and it worked. Continue reading →
After Gidge’s said Get Thee To Japan Fair the other day, I knew I better head over to Japan Fair as soon as possible. Japan Fair is raising money for ShelterBox a charity that helps people who are displaced whether by natural disasters or the manmade disaster of political violence providing them with a box containing emergency supplies necessary for survival. They do amazing work all around the world and deserve your support.
However, there’s ample reason to go in addition to supporting ShelterBox. These boots, for example, are reason enough for a trip to the fair. From Coco, you can wear them with or without socks. They come in several colors but given it’s springtime, I opted for the lovely blue.
I was thinking it would be fun to do color formulas like we do chemical formulas. Instead of H2O, we could write Bl4Si2 when we wore four elements in black and 2 in silver. Or, we could do it in French to make it more obscure and seem more fashionable and chic and write out Nr4Ar2. Yes, there you have it. Sometimes my mind goes off on odd tangents and speculative journeys. This outfit sent me off on that journey while I was wondering how to explain what in the heck I am doing wearing black hair. Actually, the explanation is quite simple. I saw this hairstyle from !syDS! for the Accessory Fair and just love it – and they only made it in black and white and it’s no mod so I could not tint it. In between thinking about sending out a call to Redheads of the World to Unite and storm the barricades and swooning over its bold and audacious styling, I just had to wear it. Even if it’s not red. So one of the black elements is the hair.