Monday, January 10, 2011

Hollywood Seamstress, Interrupted.

My style direction for this year: A Hollywood Seamstress, Interrupted.

I'm the girl who who spends her morning sipping on coffee from a large reindeer mug while carefully applying eye makeup that she will lightly smear before walking out the door. I'm the girl that embraces her obnoxiously curly hair throwing it up into a messy ponytail, and then back down to reveal a curly jungle. I'm the girl that has a drawer specifically for tights that she wears with just about anything, ignoring the fact that 80% of them are inspired by Edie Sedgwick.
I'm also the girl that wears the same ring everyday, but who also pairs it with 2 or 3 more rings, making her fingers sparkle everywhere she goes. I'm the girl that applies lipstick by the hour. Anything from the reddest of reds, to pinks that compliment her skin. Biting her lip when she's nervous. Slowly peeling the lipstick onto the surface of her white teeth.
I'm the girl that braids manically not stopping for loose hairs or clumps falling out. The girl that licks her lips to taste the frosting flavored lip balm she puts on every morning before rushing off to school. I'm the girl that carries a huge black and white purse as her book bag stuffing it full of books on psychology and novels that reveal the secret to happiness. The girl that sits criss-cross-apple sauce in her desk, refusing to put her feet down.
The same girl blasts Regina Spektor and Passion Pit to put her in a better mood. I'm the girl that looks up to Marilyn Monroe, wondering how society would feel of her if she were alive today instead of back then. I'm the girl who dreams of having Clara Bow's hair style, loving women that have the courage to chop off their long locks. Waiting for the day to follow in their footsteps. I'm the girl that wishes she was born in a different time period, scared of what the world has become.
The girl that cuts her own jean shorts, and sews a few dresses of her own. I'm the girl that wears black almost everyday because bright colors would compete with her choice of lipstick. I'm the girl that walks the streets in sequin dresses, never looking back. The girl that pairs everything with long, dangling earrings. I'm the girl that stands in the rain smiling loving the feeling of the water cleansing her pale skin. I'm the girl who can't sit still and is constantly curling her toes in and out, just to relax herself. The girl that eats tofu in her vegetable stir fry, never dreaming of eating an animal.
I'm the girl who's eyes change colors every couple of hours from bright greens, to light blues, to everything in between. The girl that can't express how she feels through words, and has to explain everything through images, music, or past experiences. The girl who keeps a pocket sized book on feminism to whip out every time someone challenges her beliefs. The one that will occasionally dye a layer of hair electric blue because she gets bored of her dirty blonde locks.

I am a Hollywood Seamstress, Interrupted.

Be sure to check out Luinae and Maddie's posts on their style direction for this year as well.

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April said...

This was a great post to read! Very inspiring and thought provoking. ;)

Maddie M. said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I was so excited when I saw this on BlogLovin', I'd been looking forward to it since you said you were writing one.
Absolutely delicious, I loved every word.

Claudia Paola. said...

I loved this post! It was so inspiring and thoughtful, and I just loved all the descriptions. I really identified with it. And I'm debating whether to get a Clara Bow hair cut.. or at least Clara Bow fringe!! :)

*Claudia* x
Molto ❤ Fashion

Emilie said...

wow great post!! I had fun reading it, the descriptions are so god :)


'moringHoney said...

i love this photo!

have u ever seen my blog? :)

Claudia Paola. said...

Hey Courtney!! I'm following you as well- you're a great writer, and I really enjoy what you say in your posts. Like I said, I really love how you described things in this particular post. So pleased you liked my post as well- I'm glad it had the intended effect!! :D

*Claudia* x
Molto ❤ Fashion

Becky-May said...

very interesting!

The Flower Girl


Luinae said...

This is amazing. Reading it just gave me this lovely, warm, fuzzy feeling inside. It's so cool and creative. I love the curly hair bits- we could be hair twins.

Kat said...

i think you're my long lost older sister. i swear we have the same brain.

but you definitely received the beauty, my dear. <3

i can't put into words the love i feel for your blog.

D. said...

This is beautifully written.

Charlie and Kathryn said...

You are awesome!