Friday, September 18, 2009

Farewell (for now)

Photo by kootrita

I won't be updating this blog anymore–at least for a long while. It was fun while it lasted! I definitely needed it while taking my year off from college. Now that I've returned I need to concentrate on my educational goals (but who knows, the blogging bug may strike again!)

If you want to hear about what I'm up to, you can follow my Twitter. I also still make the occasional set on Polyvore if you want to know what styles I'm currently digging!

Sincere thanks to all my readers.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Things I Love Thursday: 30 July 2009

Photo by BrianScott

  • Makin' stuff, namely my props for...
  • CONNECTICON!!! Is anyone else going? I'll be there on Saturday cosplaying BLU Spy from Team Fortress 2.
  • The Military Museum of Southern New England. I went with my family on an open turret day, which means I got to crawl all over and in a bunch of tanks! It was like a playground for military buffs. Awesome. :3
  • My Star Trek t-shirt from Urban Outfitters. It's sold out now. I got it for $10 and I've been wearing it almost constantly.
  • Going back to school! The anticipation is rising.
  • This song, and the fabulous video!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Inspiration: Retro-Futurisim (Or I'm Watching Too Much Star Trek)

I am hugely into retro-futurism at the moment, probably because I've been rewatching Star Trek TOS (The Original Series) like a madwoman. Quick-and-dirty explanation of what I mean:

You're watching a sci-fi movie or TV show set in the future (or a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away, whatever). Despite efforts to make the costuming "futuristic" the styling is still reminiscent of a certain era. Voila, retro-futurism.

[Note from a Trekkie: Concerned citizens; be reassured by the fact that every such Starfleet dress comes with standard matching panties.]

Other trademarks of retro-futurism:
  • Shiny stuff.
  • Geometric cuts. Oooh, so modern!
  • Superfluous design elements. Who cares if it has a function? We have the technology!
  • Etc.
I made some sets; none of which would look too out of place in TOS:

Outfit To Watch Space Boys In
Outfit To Watch Space Boys In by The Stylish Geek featuring Roger Vivier shoes

You think that wig is major?

Meet Janice Rand, who totes should have made it into the new movie.

A couple outfits suitable for exploring the planet's surface (in the future, women also tend to be scantily clothed).

These two seem like outfits a stylish Romulan might enjoy.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Daily Links Dump #1

A smattering of interest on the Internet that I've found since I stopped blogging regularly.
  • How well do you know Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"? Even with 70 plays in iTunes, I can't master it on iDaft.
  • Inspiring people of all gender identities meet at Genderfork.
  • Tired of FML? MLIA: My Life Is Average is far more amusing.
  • WikiAnswers: Proof that the Internet is not always right. [NSFW]

Daily Outfit Picdump #1

Due to how insanely behind I am in outfit posts, I'm going to do a few image-heavy dumps, starting with this one (slow connection readers beware). Click through to Flickr if you want details.

Also, I'm 'fraid this blog may never be as regularly updated as it once was. Times change; I'm working on other projects. I will update it occasionally, so do stop buy once in a while!

5 May 2009

6 May 2009 + vest 6 May 2009
I'm thinkin' I like it without the vest better.

7 May 2009
Holy lighting effects, Batman!

9 May 2009 9 May 2009
9 May 2009 detail
Keepin' it awesome.

10 May 2009

12 May 2009

14 May 2009 14 May 2009 detail
THIS HAT. Holy crap, there are no words for how much I love it. I received it as a going-away gift from a friend in Oregon. She let me pick one from her personal collection. It's vintage '30s! I cannot believe her generosity. Unfortunately, the weather on the East Coast has been too questionable to wear it much since.

15 May 2009

16 May 2009

17 May 2009

19 May 2009 19 May 2009 detail

21 May 2009

23 May 2009 23 May 2009 detail


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Gaming Fashion Inspiration: Metal Gear Solid

Those of you who know your way around a console (or two, three, four, and more) no doubt are excited for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid games.

C'mon, more Big Boss? You know you want this.

I know I am. In anticipation (and general admiration of the series itself) I made some sets on Polyvore inspired by characters from the preexisting installments.

I would be remiss if I didn't include Meryl, the most popular female character in the series. Outfit based on her character design from Metal Gear Solid 1 and 4.

Though she's just a kid, I think Sunny (from Metal Gear Solid 4) has the maddest style of any character from the entire series. Those socks? Awesome.

Ah, the anime nerd-turned-hero we know and love. Otacon's character design started out basic and casual in Metal Gear Solid (top picture in the set) but classed it up by MGS 4 (bottom). Do you know any geeks who can pull off an all-white ensemble?

Big Mama
Big Mama by The Stylish Geek on

Eva, AKA Big Mama, also went through a winning transformation. Check her out circa Metal Gear Solid 3:

Uh, yeah. I think her later look in MGS4 (see Polyvore set) was rockin'.

Vamp's a creep, but I like the whole futuristic-Victorian thing he's got going on in Metal Gear Solid 4. (P.S.: Look at the belt in that set. Is it not the best thing you've ever seen?)

Revolver Ocelot
Revolver Ocelot by The Stylish Geek on

Finally, the poster child for stylin' MGS characters. Young Revolver Ocelot, as he appeared in MGS3, is simply fabulous. Color coordination FTW.

Which video game characters' style do you admire?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Things I Love Thursday: 11 June 2009

(I know it's old, but I just noticed the crown is made of wrenches! How cute is that?)

'S been a while, hasn't it?
  • Blue hair! I has it. There are currently no pictures of it anywhere on the internet yet, but there will be.
  • My classes. Especially Art in New York. Every day class meets at a different museum, and the only class requirement is that we keep a meaningful journal of our trips. ♥
  • My Moleskine. It's the first one I've ever had (I'm using it for my aforementioned journal) and I love it! I admit, I always thought "what's the big deal? It's just a notebook", but now I understand. So neat; so convenient; so cute.
  • Star Trek. Aaaaaaaiiiiieeee! I have been a Trekkie since I was wee. The new movie has reawakened this obsession. Also, this community. It makes me squee.
  • Meeting people in person that I know on the Internet. (Fun, but always do it in a public, safe setting, children!)
  • Browsing sex toys on the Internet.
What's got you in the pink, meine Schmetterlinge?


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Daily Outfit Catchup: 4 May 2009

  • Vest: Badge
  • Tie-dye shirt: Gildan; thrifted
  • Black shirt: H&M
  • Studded belt: Walmart
  • Bum bag: Cortez; thrifted
  • Jeans: Vanilla Star
  • Shoes: Saucony
  • Gloves: Dave's Army/Navy; Oberlin, OH
  • Watch: Casio
  • Everyday glasses
Agh! I am so behind on posting my outfits; it seems like my style concept has evolved so much since this picture. I don't really remember any useful comments about my inspiration or anything–just that I like this outfit better without the gloves. Incidentally, I want a pair of fingerless gloves that isn't really huge on me! The pair I had went missing. :( Oh well...


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Things I Love Thursday: 28 May 2009

Photo by Tubes.

Hello, stranger!
  • I am in New York! And I love it.
  • New job opportunities...maybe! Keep your fingers crossed for me.
  • This song...Can you tell I am obsessed with The Bird and the Bee?
Okay, seriously...I'm not dead! I'm just way behind. Things around here are going to slowly get back to normal as I work through my backlog of outfits, etc.

I ♥ you all!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Things I Love Thursday: 14 May 2009

Photo by debs-eye

  • New haircut! The last two haircuts I've had were collaborations between me and my aunt, and they're great. Seriously, if you don't mind taking risks, free haircuts are the best. (Pictures of today's adventure is coming!)
  • My friend Susan. She collects antique hats, and as a going-away present she let me choose one from her collection. The one I got is from the thirties, and yes, you will eventually see pictures.
  • Tina, my Pilates instructor. She's the best I've ever had and I'll be hard pressed to find anyone who even compares.
  • My third home. Ashland, Oregon: I will miss you.
  • My aunt and uncle. For putting up with me for 5ish months! I love them so.
  • The Team Fortress 2 Sniper update! (What do you expect? I'm a geek.)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Daily Outfit Catchup: 3 May 2009

  • Sweatshirt: WD NY
  • Shirt: Seibei; thrifted
  • Belt: Hot Topic; thrifted
  • Skirt: Confetti; thrifted
  • Boots: Santana Canada; thrifted
  • Ring: Hand-me-down
  • Everyday glasses
Bad fashion blogger; not posting your outfits! During times of change, this blog does tend to get a little lost in the lurch, unfortunately. Moving from coast to coast is definitely a change! Once I settle down in New York, I'll try to get on that "regular posting" thing that everyone seems to be on about. :)

Fun fact: My grandpa really liked this oufit.


P.S.: Thanks, all who took the poll! I will continue with my normal posting schedule; that is, posting articles on Sunday and Tuesday.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Things I Love Thursday: 7 May 2009

Photo by Robin Thom
  • "Servant of Two Masters"! I saw this play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Hilarious! It's an interactive play and I happened to be interacted with big time. That's always fun.
  • Being more well-known than I thought. Apparently this blog has a much bigger readership than I expected. Sweet.
  • "Gay Bar" by Electric Six.
  • The Stephen Colbert "On Notice" Board Generator.
  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.
Und du, my sugarpuffs?


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Daily Outfit + Links Catchup: 3 May 2009


  • Sweatshirt: Otomix; thrifted
  • Hip scarf: Renaissance Rose; Ashland, OR
  • Pants: Jerzees; hand-me-down
  • Watch: Casio
  • Zebra wristband: Gift
  • Pride bracelet: SOU's LGBT resource center
  • Ring: Hand-me-down
  • Everyday glasses
Nope, I don't know how to belly dance, but I will someday! It's on my life learning list. :) I currently just know how to make noise/get attention. Jingly.

  • "DeepLeap: The [aptly named] Fast-Paced Time Wasting Word Game".
  • If you are familiar with the OC season finale and/or the SNL "Dear Sister" parody, AND Team Fortress 2, you probably will find this video humorous.
  • List of unusual deaths. Thanks Wikipedia!

P.S.: New header! Also, one day left for the poll.

Live Stylishly: 5 May 2009

  • Watch more Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert! You might as well get your news in an enjoyable way.
  • Grab a friend and dress as twins (for a party? Day? Week? Month?)
  • Wear multiple belts.
  • Write everything in iambic pentameter.
  • Create a portrait of a friend and give it to them. No drawing skills? Get creative! Draw in stick figures, add explanatory text, make it abstract, collage, make it an extreme close-up…get in touch with your artsy fartsy side.
  • Skip the makeup.
  • Make a commitment to dancing every day (even if it’s just in the privacy of your room).
  • Visit Urban Prankster and get inspired to do some trickery yourself!
  • Listen to Weird Al Yankovic.
  • Make a point of always carrying a small toy in your purse or pocket. It prevents boredom and is a great conversation starter.
  • Two words: fake blood.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

On Summer Boots

Boots are my most beloved type of footwear - so much so that I absolutely cannot give them up for the summer. Yes, it can be so hot that my eyebrows feel like they're melting into my eyes, but I will still voluntarily encase my feet in leather. Call me crazy if you want! (I don't count that as an insult, anyhow.)

Things to consider if you're looking for a pair of "summer" boots:

  • Material.
For the love of everything, get boots in a breathable fabric! Otherwise, your feet will probably end up in moist hell at the end of the day. Good materials to look for are leather or (cotton/hemp) canvas. I know there are also some fancy new synthetic, vegan leather substitutes that are breathable, but I'm not sure of their names.

  • Socks.
Unless you are wearing cutout or open-toed boots, absorbent socks (preferably in good ol' cotton) will help keep your feet dry and comfortable. Skipping socks will create a sweaty, slippery mess and make your boots smelly!

  • Height.
Common sense. An ankle boot covers less skin than a thigh-high and therefore will give you less heat troubles.

  • The rest of your outfit.
Since you're covering your feet and lower legs, let the rest of your body breathe a bit, mmkay? Showing bare skin above your boots is particularly effective, as it allows the hot air inside to escape.

  • Type.
Certain types of boots will serve you better in hot weather, and some are even designed for it.
  • Cowboy boots: Originally designed for desert conditions. Usually made out of breathable leather. The loose shaft provides some ventilation.
  • Jungle/Desert boots: Designed for troops fighting in hot conditions. Find them at an army surplus or army/navy store.
  • Hiking boots: Usually constructed out of breathable materials. Short shaft.
  • Cutout boots: For obvious reasons. Also, they're so darn pretty.

Polyvore for details

Do you wear boots in the summer? How do you wear them?