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Desktop Goodies: Food & Fashion

Posted in absurd, fashion, food, vintage with tags , , , , on February 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Look at these expressive faces!





The most perfectly melted cheese I’ve ever seen…in a necklace.

Um, just throw enough leftover crap excavated from couch cushions, past holiday waste and candy dishes on top. VIOLA…festive cake!


Until now, I’m sure you’ve underestimated the sensual qualities of lettuce.

Sweet, sweet style.



I’ll finish with this sexy vintage shark.

Lucia Giacani: Under My Skin

Posted in anatomy, fashion, photography with tags , , on January 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m a bit torn about fashion photography. I love the artistry involved in some shoots, but hate to support the rampant pressure to develop eating disorders in the industry.

Lucia Giacani has a series I can’t help but love. Matching makeup to anatomical models? Yes please!


I really want to do a shoot like this with the anatomical torso model my best friend gave me years ago.


Do you have a favorite fashion photographer?

Lucia Giacani

Tie Story

Posted in clothing, fashion with tags , on January 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I happen to be an extremely feminine creature in all ways, but sometimes I take note of the fact that if I were a man I would undoubtedly have a collection of bizarre and interesting ties.



Tie Story makes me want to just start wearing this accessory myself with button down shirts (the one problem is that standard ties are WAY too big for my diminutive frame…maybe I can find skinny ones).



My other absolute favorite store in the tie market is Cyberoptix. Great stuff.

Tie Story

It’s all in the Pants!

Posted in absurd, advertising, clothing, fashion, humor on January 12, 2014 by bettiemuldoon

Sansabelt is actually making a comeback. Perchance the advertisement is not completely real, but Eldridge Cleaver DID in fact market the “front and center” design below. What more can be said. Discuss amongst yourselves.




Eldridge Cleaver

Simon Costin for Alexander McQueen

Posted in anatomy, fashion, illustration on January 10, 2014 by bettiemuldoon

McQueen created his own ‘museum of woman-monsters’ in his second couture collection for Givenchy, Eclect Dissect, shown in July 1997. In the period leading up to to the show, his art director Simon Costin combined the late Victorian costumes McQueen was then looking at with with a series of animated skeletons and muscle men from the sixteenth-century anatomical plates of Andreas Vesalius in a series of collages.





Halloween Countdown: Halloween Shoes Image Odyssey

Posted in craft, fashion, hanukkah with tags , , on October 16, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Here’s an odyssey of Halloween shoes, some manufactured, some hand painted. Sorry I can’t include all the links to them (pesky hand pain)!

Halloween Shoes





Halloween shoe combo view for deviantart




zombie shoe 4f





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I Don’t Get Fashion: A.P.C. Store’s Hip Hop T-Shirt

Posted in absurd, clothing, fashion, humor, soapbox with tags , , , , on September 30, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Now, this had to have started as a joke; overinflated egos toying with masses for fun. I could launch into a massive sociological tirade, but lucky for the folks at A.P.C. and the rash of gullible humans who forked over $120 for this thing…my typing abilities are currently restricted.


I don’t know what’s more discouraging: the fact that this shirt took a COLLABORATION to design (as if it were groundbreaking and not the most common, standard piece of clothing ever sold on this planet, and for under 10 bucks)…or the fact that it actually sold out.

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I Don’t Get Fashion: Drop Crotch, Slim Harem Pants

Posted in absurd, comics, fashion, humor with tags , , , on September 14, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I’m starting a new feature on this blog entitled “I Don’t Get Fashion.” Due to my health, it has been two years since I’ve seen the outside world or been to a clothing store. But sometimes I glimpse a trend online, or through some sort of media, and emerge from the vision utterly baffled…like I’m looking at prototypes of an alien invention.

Disclaimer: I’m not trying to hate on anyone or anything. These fashion comments are coming from a former(ish) goth. Let’s not take ourselves too seriously, okay?

Anyway, Fashion, I know you must continue blasting out ever-new trends for eager consumers. But sometimes I still don’t get you.

First case in point: Drop Crotch Slim Harem Pants.

If one needs that “billowy upper leg (only)” feeling, or room for an industrial sized diaper, I guess one has come to the right place. Why not cover those pesky calves snuggly and allow plenty of open thigh chafing space?

You may be asking “what is the perfect body type to pull off this style?” And the answer is none. I’ll save us all the magazine article commentary and cut straight to the truth: no body type can “rock” this. Or even climb the ladder into “mildly passable.”

I can’t help but think each pair is a gruesome tailoring mistake for which any customer would instantly demand a refund (and maybe sue for damages).

I am asking, un-ironically, for anyone to speak out in support of this trend. If you love ‘em, let me hear the baggy-crotch backlash! Or feel free to ponder their existence out loud.

Espionage Cosmetics: NAILED IT!

Posted in astronomy, fashion, geek, products with tags , , , on August 9, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Oh, NAILED IT…you had me at “nebula.”


Finally, nail art for nerd girls! I’m just posting the nebula series because they are my favorite. The creators use actual nebulae instead of artistic fabrications because they “didn’t want to piss Neil deGrasse Tyson off.” Bonus points to them! Other great nerd themes await us as well.

NAILED IT Kickstarter

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Posted in fashion, jewelry, kitsch, technology, vintage with tags , , , , on July 11, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I have a strange love for the kitschy goodness that is Bakelite.


One of the first plastics made from synthetic components, Bakelite was used for its electrical nonconductivity and heat-resistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings, and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewelry, pipe stems, and children’s toys. Bakelite was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark in 1993 by the American Chemical Society in recognition of its significance as the world’s first synthetic plastic.


My favorite pieces, without a doubt, are the clocks, radios…or any combination thereof.

catalin tombstone

I’d like to own one of these one day.



Online Bakelite Museum

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