27.12.09

clashing time

Ho-ho-ho-llo! (I'm trying to say "Hello" in a Christmas way. I mean, OOPS. Darn. I said I wouldn't use any more cheesy Christmas expressions. That was the last one. I promise.) But, I do hope that you all had a joyous Christmas time. Mine was great, thanks for asking!

I love these blue tights. I've worn them to the point where those gross little balls of fabric start showing up (you know what I'm talking about?). This time, when I wore them, these obnoxious little girls (don't get me wrong, I love children for the most part) were giving me these weird looks and un-discretely yelling "OOOOH LOOOOOK BLUUUUUEEEE" in that obnoxious child-manner. I gave them evil glares in return. I'm such a grinch. Them and this ADORABLE BOY make me think that, if I ever have kids, a little, quiet, sweet boy wouldn't be too bad.
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(Blazer - Value Village $3.50, Shirt - Value Village $6, Skirt - Value Village $2.50, Tights - H&M $5, Shoes - Mum's, Bag - Thrifted $16)

Having lots of free-time, I occasionally have the tendency of "surfing" - as the verb goes (I think it's weird)- the web for a tad too long. But oh well. I found this fantastic article featuring beautiful fashion illustrations. I got inspired and gave it my mere attempt. Emphasis on mere. Please don't make fun.
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Speaking of fun (kind of, sort of, anyways...), it was fun to draw/paint this. Kind of just splattered stuff and went with the flow; I might try it again sometime. Details of such splatters..
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Finally, I have some super duper exciting news... I'm on the cover of NYLON Magazine!!
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JUST KIDDING. Fooled ya, didn't I? Well, it's not exactly NYLON, but it's still totally amazing, I'm featured on Michelle's fabulous site - Glisters and Blisters.
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I'm so excited! I'm pretty much one step away from running around my house screaming of joy and smashing pinatas (no, I don't have pinatas hanging around my house. But if I did, I would smash them). Luckily, I do have some self-control. It's such a great post, including an interview (not to sound all narcissistic and "y'all should know me cuz I'm great," but, you know..) so CHECK IT OUT. Thanks again, Michelle! (Also: credit to Michelle for the "NYLON cover." I can't use Photoshop to the point where it's almost embarrassing. But I so love her skills!)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
How was your Christmas?

Enjoy the holidays!

46 comments:

Jocelynne said...

I can't even....omg haha. You're SO funny it's not even funny. Coming on your blog always always always makes my day. That drawing/painting you made is so cool, and I love the red paint dripping as the lips. Also, congrats on your feature! You totally deserve it, I agree 100% with everything she said. My Christmas was EXTREMELY random, and not that Christmas-y but it was still great. Hope you have a happy new year!

emily said...

i get where you're coming from, girl. i hate it when things start to pill... :p but your illustrations are amazing!! everything is better smeary and loose, perfection is so overrated. <3

xoxo,
emily

Leah said...

Lexy, I saw your interview at Michelle's blog. You are awesome girl.

My tip for looking taller in pics: well, I dress in monochromes so I look really tall. And angle the camera lower than your height so that you will look taller.

betz said...

i love your illustration. it speaks a lot. and oh, i saw the post from michelle. way to go lexy!

xx,
betz
http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

Gizelle said...

i love seeing watercolor against the grain of the paper...uggh, i miss painting! :D

really nice mixing of patterns here..and the blue tights is cool so don't believe the kids..(i have the same blue tights too..haha!)

thanks for linking me! :D

www.gizellefaye.blogspot.com

michelle_ said...

my teacher always tells me that textures in painting is the best . if you can play with textures really well, then its a sign that you're a good artish ;)

u sud try using watercolor on newspaper ! i think u'll love how the small words peek out here and there.. bt the technique works only on bigger scaled pieces..if the piece is too small, then the effect will b too busy..

and glad you liked the feature :D
i always feel happy myself if i can make others happy too . haha.. im very happy to have u on my blog darling ! the visitors love u..i also noticed extra 14 followers since last night (or noon over there in canada) eighh???

love ur blog as always .
xoxo
Michelle @ Glisters and Blisters

Nadia Kamballa said...

Hi! I visit your blog from Michelle's interview. Love your style, very colorful, cheerful, and chic (that's 3 Cs.. :P)..

Following you from now on.. ^_^

http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

Ruta said...

Love this outfit. So gorgeous.

Melz said...

love ur outfit, blazer and tights.... ufff I'm envy so so much...
and the illustrations is sooo nice :) love it soo

thx fr stoping by :) mwach lexy
http://bubblymelz.blogspot.com/

the style crusader said...

hhaha, i love your nylon photoshopping work. that's too cute! one day, right? xx

djhanq said...

tht lips thing is kinda cool
and love ur tights :)

visit/comment/link/follow
tattoo freak

oxo :)

The Owl Diary said...

I just saw your interview with Glisters & Blisters and I have to say I love, love, love your style. & Nylon magazine is my absolute favorite. I save everyone I get in the mail.
I shall be following.
xx

Mara said...

that nylon shocked the hell out of me :D didn't see that coming.

but yes, i do believe we are soul sisters and if only i lived in canada, i would so become your bff :DD

and congrats on the feature! i read it and it was good. i know what you mean about the sister making comments thing. my sister's like that.

but honestly, i am like you when it comes to hanging out with friends. it's not that i'm anti-social (MAYBE SOMETIMES!) but i just prefer not being normal and rather doing things that I want to do, not things that would be acceptable to other people. besides, malls are so...generic. doncha think?

see here i go again leaving you extra long comments. but yeah, til next post :DD

Walk The Sand said...

Love the illustrations. Keep it up, they're awesome.
x

http://walkthesand.blogspot.com

Rica said...

hey dear, thanks for stopping by. you just made my day from your nice comment.

you just don't know how you inspired me from your outfits and stuff. i just love your style and all that, i think we have the same in common (that's too redundant, but its ok im a queen of redundancy.lol) so yeah, i've read your interview and its just amazing how i know you just through blogging. maybe not too well, but oh well ;p your outfit is beautifully quirky and what can i say more about that fantastic drawing?

p.s. i have a favor, can you please link me to your site, and follow my blog so that you can see my posts. i would love to hear from you and would like to be friends :) (geez, i sound so creepy and needy.lol)

have a happy new year!

cheers,
www,sassyrica.blogspot.com

Diane said...

The painting is great! It really is. I should know, I went to an Art high school ;)

I've already read Michelle's post and it is wonderful :)

Love your outfit, as always, you are one of a kind.

kiss!

beckyxoxo said...

Oh gee I hate naughty kids lol ! The ones who always scream "You ugly, you ugly!" everytime I meet them . Haha . Love this look btw ! Great coat and I love your blue tights :) Congrats for being featured on Michelle's blog !

Urooba said...

OMG, THAT'S SOOO EXCITING!
Supremely jealous, but you deserve it--CONGRATS!!!

AND GIRRRRRRL, you ARE my sista from another mista, I find so much in common w/ you!

cameraholic said...

It's my first time to read you blog, I actually read your interview from Michelle of glistersandblisters. and I must say I love your style. All the colors, you make dressing up so happy and stress-free.

Raisa

http://stylefool.blogspot.com

Em x said...

Fab blog, and i love your tights, the colour is gorgeous x

Beki said...

I'd say the question is if you end up with a quiet sweet little boy or a.. umm... more interesting one like my brother!


http://www.nearstyle.blogspot.com

Carolyn @ The Daydreamer said...

That painting is ever too enticing... I adore your blog Lexy :)

Penny said...

Well I definitely expect to see your bag in a post, so we can compare... it'd be so weird if we got the same one! :)

I really can't believe that you created that masterpiece, by the way. It's really, really amazing.

Congrats on the interview!

Adela said...

lovely outfit! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Melissa~ said...

Congrats for the cover of Nylon xDD Good one.
Love your outfit and congrats again for the interview in michelle's blog.

Thanks for your comment!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

that painting is gorgeous! dang, you've got talent!

Kristin said...

Congrats on the feature! She has an adorable blog!

Fashion By He said...

congrats!!! love your style and your blog!!

link exchange?

come check out the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think

fashionbyhe.blogspot.com

Jeni said...

Haha I love the nylon cover! Your posts always entertain me :)


jeniwren.com

Jen said...

I actually squealed a little when I saw the Nylon cover! You joker! ;)

You look fab, and the blue tights deserve all the attention they got from the obnoxious children!

Friend in Fashion said...

Your artwork is amazing! Love your 'Nylon' cover too - it should definitely be there :)

Oh and for photos, i'm lucky that my fiance is always willing to help me :)


www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
xx

The F Word Online said...

ou the illustrations are brilliant ! really wish i was a littleee more artistic : ( also, that nylon cover took me by total surprise ! anyways, thanks for the link : ) i've linked u as well ! i'll be stopping by more often : )

xx lue

Erika said...

Congratulations Lexy!! What an honor!! I absolutely adore Michelle's blog and am thrilled to see you featured there! And the NYLON cover - so much fun! I think you deserve to be on the cover my love!! :)

Sarah said...

I saw your interview at Glisters and Blisters so I just had to check out your blog. I love your oufits how they're so creative, and your artwork looks great. Consider me a follower!

~Sonny ///

Muhammad. Ersa Adiprsetya said...

wow lovely posting... you so fab.
have a nice day..

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thankyou

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I actually hate little children. Period. But I love your tights and read your interiew, it was a good waste of my time! :)
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

CMA said...

love it darling
awesome blog, keep it up
i adore the gorgeous inspiration
thanks for sharing
and thanks for the sweet comments

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Nina said...

Regardless of those yelling children ... your outfit was great!

You could be a great fashion illustrator ... you've got talent!

F i K a said...

heyy..I found your blog from michelle (glisters&blisters)..I like your style..esp in how you mixed the color!! you're great :)

anw,,mind to exchange link? I already linked you on my blog :)..thankss :)

Wendy said...

Well you wear blue tights like no other!

Lexy said...

Cute blog! Had to visit when I saw we share a name.

xoxoxo

Jen said...

i love your illustration, the paint dripping effect is just amazing. and those kids don't know fashion (except that adorable boy. my future son is definitely going to be just like him :P)

Gabby said...

Haha, yeah I hope if I ever have kids, they won't be obnoxious. And I always give kids the glare, excpet for babies.

And awesome interview!

-Gabby

Ramona said...

You're such an amazing person and you know how to keep your readers addicted to your blog-look at me!I read the interview and made me like you even more.You have great sense of humour and I love the fact that you always have fun with fashion.Hope you will get into the fashion world as soon as possible!Wish you the greatest and happiest New Year and looking forward to see what you wear for the NYE party!
xoxo
http://hisforhotcouture.blogspot.com/

Ramona said...

Oh and I LOVEEE love the blazer and its print!Kisses

http://hisforhotcouture.blogspot.com/

A and A said...

Enjoying the art my dear, there's something intriguing about the mix of hard black pen and the delicate water colors, keep it up!

xx Alex and Amy

http://refusestolabel.blogspot.com