For pearls, I choose concrete! These studs would totally go with what I call my Daggers uniform –torn black low-top Vans, also-torn black jeans, big black tee, and acid-washed black denim vest– in homage to the punk rock skate gang from that 1986 classic Thrashin‘.
Monthly Archives: October 2010
Thanks to Julia from a l’allure garconniere, I have downloaded my very own copy of Kate Burch’s zine HEAD DRESS, “composed entirely of found images from blogs, juxtaposed with critical quotes from theorists and bloggers examining the effects of cultural appropriation.” (An excerpt from the Coco Fusco citation I posted a while back is included! For more, some of our posts on the headdress can be found under the tag “native appropriations.”) Because it’s a free download from the awesome Zine Library, Julia suggests,
print out a bunch of your own copies and drop them off where you think they might be most thought-provoking. a few ideas:
Obviously, I’ve stepped away from the blog for a few weeks, trying to complete some other writing projects and forcing myself to stay off the Internet. Meanwhile, I’m still here in spirit, fighting the good fight, as you can tell from this outfit, which is a fortuitous mixture of mine and Iraya’s mind-melding thrifting. I do have plans for upcoming posts (including some book reviews, interviews, and guest posts!), and I’m also teaching my Politics of Fashion course next semester, so I’m hoping to somehow integrate assignments for that course into this platform. Any suggestions?
My much-mentioned best friend Iraya Robles, underground stylist and multimedia artist provocateur, is presenting (with the new vintage project Soulful Dress) a fabulous event tomorrow in the Mission District of San Francisco as part of a gallery-based exhibit. I’m hoping to get some additional insight from Iraya about the Fashion Crawl & Trunk Show, including its genesis and how the Mission as a neighborhood with its deep histories for people of color and queer persons figures into her own “mission” (ha ha) for the event, soon!
Spend the afternoon experiencing the incredible stylings of local designers, artists, performers, vintage retailers, foodcarts and much, much more….
- Artillery Apparel Gallery
- Marilyn Yu
- Ector Garcia
- Michelle Wolfie Rodriguez
- Sy Wagone/C.I.C.
- Sisterz of the Underground
- Soulful Dress
- Jai Arun Ravine
- Pippa Fleming
“Look Around” is a part of the Celebrate! San Francisco exhibition at Mission Cultural Center (see below). “Look Around” is an outdoor/indoor event taking place within a three-block radius of 24th and Mission, at different surprise neighborhood locations. Meet in front of Mission Cultural Center 10 to 15 minutes early to pick up your limited edition map/zine with program. Departs at 1pm!
Fashion Crawl from 1-2:30 PM, with Trunk Show and Reception to follow in Mission Cultural Center Gallery until 5pm.
Zine: $5-20 donation. Crawl & Trunk Show: FREE!!!
Presented by Soulful Dress and Iraya Robles