I think I could rival Houdini with the frequency of my disappearing acts.
It has been almost a month to the day that I last posted and once again, apologies are due. So, here's a big sorry and a new outfit post--my ego is encouraging me that you guys actually started to miss small glimpses into my crazy style. This blogging journey, though only in it's infancy has brought me leaps and bounds farther than I ever thought I'd get when I first snapped a picture in my living room. With that being said, I am very pleased to present to you my first ever blog collaboration! I spoke a few posts ago about the wonder of the internet and social media, with their uncanny ability to bring people together and it was that same magic that pointed me in the direction of Good Goat Garments. After months of back and forth communications via Instagram (here is where I shamelessly plug my self: go follow @kianiiman), I finally decided that our mutual love of tie-dye, alternative fashion, and Daria, needed to be taken to the next level. Mustering up that same bout of courage it takes for you to ask someone out, I proposed to the idea to designers Marq & Azizi that we should collaborate to help each other gain exposure. By now, I think it's apparent that my love for DIY knows no bounds, so I was enthralled with their story: two kids in high school looking for a place to pick up badass alternative threads, then deciding that they should just make it themselves. You've got to admire that can-do, go-getter, creative attitude. You've also got to admire their craft and talent. Every piece is handmade so even though you're buying a certain style, no article is truly alike. The Good Goat crew are a culture of uniqueness; frankly, I'm honored to join the gang!
Turnt-up Tiedye x Good Goat Garments// Zip-up Skirt Thrifted+DIY// Shoes & Sunnies x XXI// Ankh Necklace x Wasteland// Backpack x Thrifted
I've said it before but it bares repeating: tie-dye is perfect for summer. It is one of my favorite motifs about this season and has been since I first had the privilege to sit down on the wooden benches at summer camp to personalize my cabin shirt. I love that the art of a good tie-dye links you back to the very beginnings of fashion and style, when people first started to embellish and color their clothing as signs of status and allegiance. I think it was Coco Chanel who said: "Le mode passe, le style reste"; that is possible the most true statement about how we dress that can ever be said. Just think about about thousands of years ago the Mycenaeans and Etruscan peoples started coloring their clothing and creating patterns with the they shaped the fabric and now in this age of technology, we still use the same methods! You can go to dye houses and whole teams of people will do it for you, granted, the method has changed, but the aesthetic is still there. I love that the Good Goat team keep that spirit alive. I love that each piece is made for long days and endless nights with glasses of lemonade, lazy moments by the pool, secret shows of underground artists, bonfires on the shore. Tie-dye is made for summer; turnt-up tie-dye is made for wild summers.
Paired this badass shirt with a skirt I found at Goodwill and some to die for wedge sandals from Forever Twenty One. This look had me feeling like some sexy alien babe, sent to earth to set my phasers on style (too cheesy?) Definitely, the type of babe the Good Goat team has cultivated. Hope I'm doing them proud!
Pick up some tie-dye and we can be Alien Babes together!