Summer’s here and that calls for a reminiscing of 60s girl groups, because basically they’re the best. The happy, poppy naiveté and its idealism is definitely what attracts most people to the mood of the 60s (and I’d venture to say also repels others…), but personally I also love how there’s a whole group of people working together to make the most singular catchy tunes and mixes them with corny teendream lyrics. But also: the hair, the make up, the dresses. Cat eyes, dainty boys in blown up hair. Big bedazzled and super cute at the same time, there is nothing not amazing about 60s girl groups. Naturally, this is the prelude to a mega girl group post purely designed for gazing at these stylish babes’ superior awesomeness. I couldn’t help making a mix of my most loved tunes as well. Here’s a tracklist, and here’s a download link. Please feel free to share your favourite songs, too, because I can never get enough of girl groups!
An outfit I wore to fangirl over colour all day and be super-enthused my school is allowing me such art fangirling and even pushing me to write a paper about it. Yay for being an art student! :D
Today I’d also very much like to share some music-related fangirling to you. I’ve been wanting to do this FOREVER. Or, you know, literally like eighteen months. This perfectly illustrates my laziness because I’d very much prefer to fill this blog not only with painfully colour-bright outfit but also of general fabulosity that I obsess over. But it takes work and my laziness is so deeply embedded in me, gah!
But I so very much need to obsess over irritatingly catchy and energetic post-punk girl bands! Not only did they make amazing music but they also inspired the 90s riot grrrls yet I’ve hardly ever seen the internet obsess about them which blows my mind because how does kick ass (proto-)feminists + riot grrrl inspiration + catchy music NOT equal internet obsession? I JUST DON’T KNOW. Therefore a mixtape of my personal favourites is in order! First though I just want to clarify that I encourage people buying their records rather than distributing stuff free, this is just a way to enthuse people about the utter amazingness that is post-punk all-female bands. Buy their albums!
01. Split – LiLiPUT/Kleenex
Energetic dada post-punk girl band is an apt description for LiLiPUT/Kleenex aka one of my favourite bands EVER. I could write a book about how much I love this song but I’ll just leave it at this which easily illustrates my undying love in a cliché sentence.
So! December happened in which a general holiday lethargy ensued and I just largely forgot about the internet (aside from tumblr of course). Waves of intense sluggishness are still swallowing me as is nicely apparent in this outfit in which I am totally, finally throwing overboard all the notions of “flattering silhouettes” my teenage self had, and patting myself on the back for it while warmly embracing a rare kind of laziness. I may or may not have been wearing slight variations of this outfit ever since I arrived in Switzerland, which was uhhh.. Sunday. Comfort + colour = totes awes.
Mmm warm fluffy sweater, drowning me in its soft, pink wool. And yes, I unashamedly bought this sweater because it looks like the one in Prada’s pre fall collection of 2010. Finally found in Belgium’s countless cheap second hand clothes stores, YAY!
As the holidays and new years happened and all those uncomfortable moments in which you are forcibly happy, or at the very least pretending to be so, I think we all deserve a pat on the back for making it through and seeing the awkwardly numbered year of 2011. So what better to congratulate ourselves but Italian glam rock?
I wanna see Ciao nì! so bad ;_;