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style fuss’ Holiday Gift Guide

Posted in Polyvore by Ciara on December 15, 2009

Some last-minute holiday gift ideas! Enjoy!

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Inspirations for Winter

Posted in Polyvore by Ciara on November 21, 2009

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I’ve been inspired by a few different things lately…  among them, Karen O (as always), a little dip back into Cabaret, skeletons, deer, sequins, studs, faux fur, and Bauhaus.

As the nights get colder and the days begin to gray, I find myself aesthetically drawn to dark themes, motifs from nature and how wolves can be juxtaposed with deer…  stylistically and metaphorically.

Inspiration: The Legend of Billie Jean

Posted in Polyvore by Ciara on November 10, 2009
Inspiration: The Legend of Billie Jean

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“Fair is fair!”

I am a sucker for guilty pleasures and I’m sure for many the 1985 movie, The Legend of Billie Jean, falls easily into that category.  I hadn’t seen this movie since…  probably sometime in the mid-90’s and I found it on T.V. today!  I couldn’t help but love the Billie Idol hair that Helen Slater trades her Babysitter’s Club mane for and add some Pat Benatar… well, I was hooked.  Maybe it isn’t a great cinematic masterpiece but it was definitely a fun inspiration to stumble across.

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Rumor Has It: Disco

Posted in Polyvore, Rumor Has It by Ciara on October 25, 2009

This all began with an email…  well, it began with a song which lead to an email.  To tell the truth, I might say it started with my Lady Gaga obsession…  but really it began with my mother experiencing disco and a picture box in my parents’ hall closet.

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Tonight I was listening to Lady Gaga as I like to do to combat The Boyfriend’s recent found love of Jay-Z…  😉  I came across the video for “Disco Heaven” and kinda fell in love.

(Hopefully we will not lose this Gaga video…)

So, I was inspired and sent the song to my mother.  It reminded me of going out with my friends Dalton and B.G. (who I mentioned in The ABCs of Style Fuss) and dancing and having an amazing time.  Last night we attended a party (of which I hope to post pictures) with incredible dancing and I found myself feeling pretty nostalgic for our evening at VANDAM.

I think a resurgence of disco is an imminent possibility.  Well, to be honest, I’m not sure it has ever really died in some fun circles, just been reinvented and given a makeover…

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Inspiration: The Craft

Posted in Polyvore by Ciara on October 15, 2009
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So, tonight I sat down after a full day and found The Craft on tv!  This movie came out when I was in middle school and I remember loving it.  Watching it again I was not disappointed.  It is so perfectly 90s!  Not to mention how amazing Fairuza Balk is – terrifying but amazing.  It was a great movie to watch while I sketched out Halloween ideas this evening and hummed along to “How Soon is Now”.  haha.

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Get Creepy!

Posted in Polyvore by Ciara on October 5, 2009
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Oh, it is almost Halloween!  I’m not going to try to hide just how excited I am.  Last year The Boyfriend and I went as Margot and Richie Tenenbaum which was fabulous:

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I’m not sure what his plans for this year are…  I’m thinking maybe a new twist on the classic skeleton for myself (obviously this thought informed my polyvore set for today) but we shall see.

I hope everyone else is excited for Halloween!  I very strongly support dressing up at every age (and, to be honest, regardless of the time of year 🙂 )  It is such a great opportunity to be anything you want if just for an evening.  What are you going to be this Halloween?

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What I (Might Have) Wor(n)… NYFW

Posted in Polyvore by Ciara on September 17, 2009

The “gorgeous” rainy weather continues…  That’s enough to put a downer on my day plus the fact that yesterday while driving home from getting groceries my muffler and entire exhaust pipe decided to “see other people.”  By this I mean, I’m driving and suddenly I hear a weird crunch sound followed by a scraping…  I guess my exhaust system decided to break up with the bottom of my car and instead begin a close relationship with the road.  Ick!  So in the rain (and in heels, no less) I jimmy-rigged the muffler back up with some wire and now I am waiting until I can take the car in to the shop tomorrow.  No fun!

Needless to say, I’m in need of a slight mood booster and what can cheer me up better than anything?  Bright colors, some tough accessories, and Betsey Johnson!

I put together this over-the-top look thinking about what I might have worn if I’d been at NYFW.  A thank you to Polyvore for making me smile!

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