Not a 70s Show
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Last night, Jess and I went to a gallery and presentation for a few local artists and designers for L.A. Fashion Month. Sometimes I forget that I now live in a fashion-conscious city...and then I go to events like this and I'm so relieved I don't live in Utah anymore.
We got our pictures taken on the red carpet.. We're almost famous!! We wandered around Little Tokyo wishing the mochi shop was still open and ended up at a busy little ramen house. I wish I were the type to take pictures of my food but I'm usually done eating by the time I realize I should have.
I've learned by now that at all these fashion events, you should be dressed to the nines...like short cocktail dresses and break-your-ankle heels and heavy make-up. Next time I go out, you bet I'll be the next Asian Kim Kardashian. JKLOL. No... no LOL.
I recently received this vintage blouse I won from Raleigh Vintage. I love the print and the tie-neck. What I didn't love was its boxiness, padded shoulders, and too-short long-sleeves. Being the creative genius that I am, I took the blouse in from the back, removed the pads, and chopped off the sleeves.
The sleeves were the tricky part. I didn't like that they were loose and flowy after I snipped them. I wanted defined sleeves. After a lot of cursing and re-picking seam after seam, I finally got it. Usually I would throw it into the scraps bin and forget about it but I didn't because I'm awesome. The button has no functional purpose. It's there to hide my mistakes.
Wearing a Collection B jacket ($55), reworked vintage blouse (won from a giveaway from Raleigh Vintage), Old Navy belt ($10), secondhand Gap jeans ($9), secondhand wedges ($7), and vintage Gucci bag ($3).