About Me.

Mar. 22nd, 2010 12:10 am
lasergirl: puppy with the word "obey" under it, and a heart (Default)
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Hi! I'm a friend of [personal profile] damned_colonial's and I've been avoiding joining communities here on DreamWidth because for some reason I have a fear of commitment. But lately I've been hanging around [community profile] homeeconomics101 and did a 'closet organizing' post and it was suggested I check this group out, and then I got hooked.... darn.

Ok, so. I'm 31 and I'm a theatrical costume designer/stitcher. One bonus part of my job is that I have access to a lot of different sources of inspiration for my own looks, and as I shop secondhand for a good deal of my more modern-day costumes, I often find great items that I can't leave in the store! Of course, this means that I have a lot of special one-or-two-times-a-year sort of garments that require proper storage and gentle care, but that's sort of the fun with vintage.

One problem I have with reconciling my 'looks' is that, although I enjoy dressing up in pretty frocks and fancy shoes, they are uncomfortable and I quite often feel like I am in drag. I can usually only do a poofy dress for 4 or 5 hours (or the amount of time it takes to go to opening night of a play I've worked on) but it's usually worth the trouble for the response it gets.

What I can usually be found in is sneakers or boots (depending on the season), jeans or the good old leggings/skirt combo and tshirts and hoodies. I tend towards things vaguely military in inspiration, particularly 20th century.

Three Things I Own That Are Most Me:

My bag. It's a messenger-style canvas bag I got from Old Navy, with four big eyelets along the covering flap. It has no structure at all, and few internal divisions, but it does hae a little zippered inside pocket and it holds my laptop if I need it to. It started out a light grey faux-mailbag kind of camo pattern, but I dyed it black. Over the years the dye has started to wear out again, so the pattern is back. The bag has been with me to London, China and San Francisco and is on its last legs (it was fixed on the street in China by a woman with a treadle machine AND by myself with needle and thread in Sherlock Holmes' sitting room in London). I have plans to duplicate it, with slightly better internal divisions, in canvas and leather so it will last FOREVER.

My hoodies. I like wearing layers, and I like having a hood I can pull up in case of inclement weather. My most recent acquisitions to hoodie-dom have been lululemon hoodies, because I was working at the store seasonally and got a really good discount. My rules for hoodies are: they have to be black, they have to have ties in the hood, the sleeves must be able to be pushed up without cutting off circulation to my arms, and the pockets have to actually hold stuff.

My boots. I suffered a great loss recently when my knee-high leather boots I've been wearing for 3 years had a zipper blowout for the second time (inconveniently, on a trip to SF). They were by Born and somewhat resembled the 'Yvette' boot in that link. I have pretty much worn out everything but the leather. As the soles can't be re-soled, I basically have to let these boots die. I was able to replace them, rather surprisingly, with a secondhand-but-basically-brand-new pair of Guess boots which have the potential to be my look for the next three or four years.

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Date: 2010-03-22 04:42 am (UTC)
damned_colonial: Convicts in Sydney, being spoken to by a guard/soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] damned_colonial
Ha ha, HI!! I knew you'd be here sooner or later.

Your hoodie is awesome.

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