Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm Still Here (to the Tom Waits tune...)

Hello friends!

Clearly, this blog has not been receiving much attention lately. I realized that I mainly enjoy taking pictures of people wearing clothes when I travel, which I haven't in a few months now. My updates may be infrequent in the future, but I'm keeping this blog extant to publish pictures when I do take them.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Favorite Deli

Renaissance corsets and Bulgarian monsters ~ Folklife part 3

This lovely lady was promoting the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire!
I worked at the Arizona Ren Festival for a season, and I loved wearing lace-up, bell-sleeved tops and full skirts to work, even in the desert.

This folk band was called Alas, Alas. They're from Minneapolis, and they were pretty awesome in sound as well as appearance (check out that epic beard). Here's their website, where you can check out their music if you're so inclined.

This year's Folklife celebrated the Bulgarian community in the Seattle area, and there were AWESOME MASKS involved. Apparently this Bulgarian ritual (men only) is called kukeri, and is supposed to scare away the winter spirits. It was great to watch--full of clanging bells and dancing monsters.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Crayon hair, ferrets, and faeries ~ Folklife part 2

These girls were so adorable! I love the crayon-pink hair and vintage dress on the right, and the floral dress and bright tights on the left. I also give them credit for wearing dresses when it's still pretty chilly outside.

 It's not every festival you find fae hanging out on the green.
~ "Hold the ferret 25¢" ~

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sarah, Folklife

I took so many pictures at Seattle's Folklife festival last weekend, I decided to stretch them over several posts.

First, I wanted to introduce you all to my friend Sarah Chrisman, a Victorian lady, writer, book-binder, seamstress, and milliner! She makes beautiful hats and hand-bound books which can be found at her website, Aegis & Owl! Definitely check it out when you have a moment.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The U District Street Fair, Saturday

I loved these traveling musicians, and stuck around listening for awhile.

I would have listened to this band longer as well if I hadn't been late for work.
That's the "problem" with good music and interesting things--they make me forget I'm supposed to be doing something else.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rainy days & rain boots

Sometimes I love the rain, sometimes I'd rather not be doused every time I leave my apartment. But rain boots are always awesome. Over the past few weeks, I have been collecting pictures of some favorites on and off the street:

Lovely trippy boots, courtesy of Nichole.

 Tiny feet need protection, too!

I tried these on in Tulalip, but decided against them because I (incorrectly) thought rainy season was almost over. Silly me! I clearly haven't lived here long enough.

Burberry boots--overpriced but still kinda cute (though I think Wellies are cuter).

 I love the zipper boots on the left.

There you have it. One day I, too, shall be protected against the wettening with boots of my own. But not yet. Rainy season is almost over...?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tulalip, Washington


While shopping with mah girls last weekend, we encountered a Kate Spade shopgirl wearing jellies!
I loved my jelly sandals in pre-school, and I loved my Melissa jelly sneakers in high school (a guy once told me they were "the ugliest shoes he had ever seen," to which I replied, "thank you!").

Seeing this dog was even more exciting than seeing jellies.