(Scarf-Jet Rag, Shorts-Vintage, Tank-Thrifted, Hat- H&M, Shoes-Qupid, Belt-Vintage)
The title of my post is inspired by the band I've been listening to lately of the same name and the sheer tiger print scarf that I made from a ragged maxi skirt found in a pile of clothes on the ground from the notorious Sunday Jet Rag $1 sale in West Hollywood. I feel that a good itinerary for anyone who is travelling to Los Angeles and wants to do a rad shopping tour is to wake up nice and early on Sunday, go to the Jet Rag $1 sale, then go to Space 15 Twenty's Flea Market, then go to the Melrose Trading Post/ Fairfax Flea Market. If you go early enough to Jet Rag, you'll have the opportunity to grab the choicest picks before they get scooped up by a certain shop that then goes on to sell said items at their booth at Melrose Trading Post (for like 30 times the original cost). It's always interesting to me to see where and how vintage sellers get their clothes. I've been thrifting for so long now, I feel like I could open up an Ebay store or rent a booth at a flea market someday. That might be a fun way to get rid of clutter and make some cash!
In other news, I just got back from a nice little trip to see my parents in Las Vegas. I said in one of my very first posts that I would do a post on my mom's awesome fashion from back in the day and that will be coming up! We went to see two Cirque Du Soleil shows, O and Love. O is a beautiful show that is very traditional Cirque with lots of death defying stunts and amazing acrobatic ability. Love is inspired by the Beatles music, it is incredibly upbeat yet touching and is more dance based. I've seen Love twice now and it has made me cry every time! It is also an absolute must-see for anyone interested in costume design.
The last thing I want to say is, how much do you like my ostrich leather belt? I'm not condoning ostrich farming by any means but ostrich leather is so cool. Needless to say, I'm in love with these Jeffrey Campbell slingbacks. My aversion to spending over $50 on any one piece of clothing and my guilt over buying new animal products makes me feel bad for wanting these as bad as I do...