Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Indian Summer

After taking a very long dive into the fashion blogging world yesterday, I felt bombarded by a trend that I've always been intrigued by: Native American Headdresses. Though a bit costumey (ok, a lot costumey), they are something obviously timeless and absolutely gorgeous.

To start with my favorite look from the Cobra Snake...

Though this look was worn to what was essentially a costume party, in the right setting I think it could be pulled off by someone just hipster enough, especially when paired with neon green nail polish and other modern accessories and a simple outfit.

I then went on to find a few more examples on Wildfox Couture's blog:

This photoshoot was done in portrayal of young adult novel Weetzie Bat, which is about a sort of outcast, LA teenage girl. I've never read it, but from what I've researched it seems like a mix of the Virgin Suicides and a hopefully less serious young adult counterpart...maybe Gossip Girl (in which case, this book has just shot to the top of my to-read list, but that's beside the point).
I like the way this photoshoot adds to the carefree and hippie aspect of wearing a headdress. It seems fun and nostalgic, and somehow not completely out of place. I'll attribute that to the camera filter.

I also found this on Wildfox Couture and I find the vibe to be completely different. Though the actual headdress itself is more understated, paired with the fur coat, it's a combination of glamour and free spirit, almost reminiscent of Almost Famous's Penny Lane.

I found this picture of Gisele in a headdress, and while I can't really say too much about the way it contributes to the look, because well, it is the look, I can say that I like how it's used as a sexy, fun and girly accessory.

Finally, one of my all time favorite photos, regardless of the headdress:

Paired with the Van Halen tshirt and loose waves, the headdress has more of a rock and roll vibe, while obviously still portraying Mary-Kate's free spirit. Words can't even describe how much I love this picture so I'll just say alskdjfal;skdj.


Some people--Ke$ha--give headdresses a bad name. She screams dirty, forward, and completely off-putting, and these are all traits I would prefer not to associate with such a beautiful accessory. Although I'm sure Ke$ha would love to describe herself as a free-spirit, I would prefer to describe her as a hot mess. On her, this look says "trying to hard."

To conclude, what I love about this look is it's inherent free spiritedness, fun, pretty, colorful, hippie look that says a lot about its wearer's attitude. However, I can see where the abuse of this over-the-top headwear is completely unnecessary and a bit hard to pull of in daily life...but I want to pull it off....

How do you think I can adapt this look, and in what situations do you think it's appropriate? Do you like it, or do you hate it?


I don't really care about her current forced living arrangements, I still love Linds. Check out her awesome new photoshoot on 80spurple!

Monday, August 9, 2010


MY GOODNESS. It has been such an embarassingly and ridiculously long time since I've written much of anything other than crappy college papers, and this is something I am not proud of. However, after boring months of summer part-time work and laziness, combined with hours of late night StumbleUpon sessions, I have decided that this is completely inexcusable. There is so much to be inspired by and to like in the world, and why I am not sharing what I like on at least an every-other-daily basis is absurd to me (how vain that I think my interests are so fascinating to other people, right?).

Anyway, after succumbing to the pop culture mecca that is Twitter, I've decided it's a little ridiculous to have a Twitter account (@alexasibberson, for all of you who I'm sure are interested) that is unaccompanied by a blog or website or cultural reference point of some sort.

After re-reading through my past blog posts, I MISS THIS! I can't wait to find all the gems culture has to offer...a legitimate excuse to spend even more time on the computer this summer.

So I'll just jump right back in where I left off...I'll start with things I like and a recap from this summer so far (mind you, I'm probably months and months behind).

I stumbled upon these old pictures of classic Hollywood icons the other day and I think the carefree characteristics in both of them is so timelessly nostalgic. They perfectly capture everything I love about fashion, pop culture, old Hollywood icons, and all the like. They really inspired me to start up this blog again for various reasons:

1. They look behind the stereotypical put together image of old Hollywood and show true personality. To me this is extremely important; it is always necessary to remain true to yourself, while knowing when to pull it together professionally.

2. The actual fashion itself. I kind of [regrettably] checked out of the fashion world when I went to college this year, and after perusing much missed issues of ELLE and Vogue this summer, I realized how much I miss it. I miss admiring pictures in magazines and pulling together outfits of my own, and I miss emulating the timeless styles of others and sharing it and getting feedback via blogging.

But anyway, over the course of the next week, I plan on getting this back up and completely running, and I couldn't be more excited about it!