Miss Tess


Hello Kitty for M.A.C
February 17, 2009, 2:41 pm
Filed under: Cats, inspiration, makeup, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Hello Kitty. I have no idea while I love that little cat, she has no background history and doesn’t appear to have a mouth. I think my interest began at a very early age when I would go to the mall Sanrio store and stare at all the pinkness.

The new Hello Kitty for M.A.C cosmetics is a recent obsession of mine. Mostly because I love M.A.C cosmetics, it’s one of the few companies that I have brand loyalty to, and the colors are really great. But a large part of this interest is definitely that cat herself.

And then I saw the commercial they made for the collection and I’m sold hook, line and sinker. I am totally charmed and impressed with the commercial, it had my brain spinning at the design and my heart fluttering at Hello Kitty Mild’s adorable outfit. And if you’ve ever wanted to see Hello Kitty Bondage masks (don’t be shy) here’s your chance!

Brilliant! I want my own pink and black fantasy dungeon! And a shiny carpet that has psychedelic black and white swirls all over it!! And most of all I want the lipstick in Big Bow. Is that so much to ask for?

PS I am thinking about redecorating one of the rooms in my space so this has been a major inspiration and I’ll be posting some of the other fun images and videos that have had my heading reeling soon!

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Obsession-Cravats
January 19, 2009, 9:47 am
Filed under: inspiration | Tags: , , , , ,

What started out with my demonstrating how one of my coworkers wore her cardigan (around her neck as a big shawl/cravat/cape) turned into a cardigan cravat at launched a small infatuation with them.

The post cardigan cravat turned into the silk blouse cravat:

Jacob the Rabbit

and morphed into the “length of fabric bought in haste at walmart pre-burning man” cravat:

Mr. Blue

I know you can’t really see the detail but they looked wonderful but didn’t do so well when they moved around (CURSE THEM! jk) and had funny lumps where they shouldn’t have them. So my next mission is to make a simple cravat, which is just a long rectangle of fabric. The mastery here is in the different ways to tie it, the design is simple (unless my 1 minute of research is completely faulty which is entirely possible) but the possibilities are endless. I then want to move onto something a little more sculptural that you won’t have to tie but will have snaps or something to secure it and keep it from shifting during important tea parties. I suppose if you don’t tie it yourself it won’t be a cravat any longer but we’ll just ignore that little detail.

Here’s a great illustration of different cravat styles. It’s a bit satirical of dandies but it still has some useful ideas:

cravat

I’ve stayed up far past my bedtime so no more cravat pictures. Imagine, if you will, the biggest and most cartoonish and/or garish cravat and that’s what I’m hoping to make. Stay tuned, I know you’re on the edge of your seat!