Monday, September 21, 2009

Howd You Get So Funky?


Handmade Egyptian necklace, 1940s snake bracelet, Frassy Rags white slip tanktop, AA white shorts.
Ive had a fascination/obsession with Ancient Egypt ever since I was little little. Ive had Egypt themed birthday parties, complete with pyramids in the backyard, dressed up as Cleopatra three times and I own countless books on the subject. This collar Im wearing was part of my Cleopatra costume one year, handmade specifically for the occasion. Upon thinking of the fond memories, I fished the tiled beauty out of a drawer and wore it.

Im wearing cat eyes here using Bobby Browns gel eyeliner in violet ink and ultra-fine eyeliner brush. These are my new favorite makeup items. I wanna wear cat eye all the time. Watch this video to make you smile, cause its one of the greatest things ever:





I would have died to see this live, though that would've been physically impossible since the song is older than me.

On another note, see Andy Samberg do the funniest impression/skit here.

61 comments :

Urban Lullaby said...

i love this outfit! xxx
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geri said...

the necklace is amazing! isn't shopping in your own closet the best? i must go rummage through my old costumes, you've inspired me.

hannah said...

ancient egypt is really interesting-- especially the art. i just watched that video last week in art history! love the outfit and especially the necklace.

holly ann. said...

did you ever read the book 'the egypt game'? it was one of my favorite books when i was ten. it might be right up your alley.

Wikifashion said...

I love the necklace, it looks so pretty against the embroidered bouse :)

The Girl said...

When I was little I begged and begged my parents to decorate my room in an Egyptian theme, so from the time I was 6 till about 13 when I rejected anything little kid-ish I slept in with a big pyramid around the head of my bead.
This post makes me wish I still had it...

<3 the girl

Elizabeth said...

i love this look. i was obsessed with ancient egypt mythology when i was little and i too went as cleopatra for halloween! the necklace is gorgeous.

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Noelle + Kendall said...

beautiful necklace!!

-N + K
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Damsels said...

my god the necklace just stands out !! love it .

Anonymous said...

your makeup is really badly done

Clare said...

Yes. Steve Martin. Yes. Love that video SO much. My dad used to make me watch it when I was little and always sang the King Tut song to me when I went through my own Egypt phase. Love your necklace!

Sylvia said...

That third picture of you is so incredibly gorgeous, words cannot describe. And the second...ahh. Just stunning! I love that you had an Egypt themed birthday party. It sounds like it would have been really fun. Themed birthday parties are really the only way. I had one last year, in fact, complete with Project Runway/ANTM/Top Chef challenges. Decorating umbrellas, a fear-themed photo shoot, and trying to determine differet apple types...it was pretty crazy. I think one of my favorites was my Madeline themed party though. Now SHE is one cool lady!

K8 said...

I totally had an obsession with ancient Egypt when I was little too!! I tried my hand at making my own little Egyptian inspired jewelry, but I never produced anything like that collar, that thing is sick, I'm loving it!

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Jane said...

Oh wow! Love the simplicity of the outfit with the architectural interest in the necklace. Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

great post. i love egypt... why do only anonymous blogger complain so weird and funny and expected....
xx ss

Ale. said...

I love your look, the cat eye suits you very well. I'm obsessed with it too!

Ever since I was little, I've been fascinated with Egypt too! I hope I can go there someday.

xx,
Ale.

Jacqueline said...

I like the necklace paired with the blouse. You look beautiful! I want to go to Egypt =)

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E said...

"buried with a donkey! He's my favorite honky!"

Anonymous said...

great necklace, but truth is wearing shorts like that are worse than wearing leggings as pants. still a nice necklace though

She Bangz® said...

LOVE the necklace... super dope

Claudia said...

i used to be obsessed with egypt too!!!!

Isabel said...

I used to be obsessed with Egypt when I was in Grade 5! I read 'The Egypt Game' by Zilpha Keatly Snyder about a million times and my dad made me a 'Scribe Kit' for my birthday that year. Ahhh, memories!

strawberry fields said...

that is an amazing necklace!

and ancient egypt can kick ancient greece's ass hands down

Cruz said...

Amazing necklace! You look great :)

Friend in Fashion said...

Gorgeous necklace - looks fabulous! :)
x

Valencia Lia said...

Adore this outfit and the lace details on your top!

The handmade necklace is just stunning,really gorgeous :)

Ohhh,I'm been the doing the cat eyeliner ever since I got hooked on a few months back !
And using MAC fluidline is the thing ! Bobbi Brown works awesome too.

Cat eyes are always so beautiful,want to wear them to sleep too. heeee

louisiana mei said...

you are easily the most amazing 14 year old ever. and cat eyes look so good on you! I agree, wear it all the time!

kaila rain said...

the cat eye is stunning on you, really!

when i was little i was obsessed with pompei and the clothes - the simple, blank and elegant wraps. my friends and i used to take turns being "painted" as quen by each other...it was pretty awesome :)

sophia said...

This blog is getting so uninspring.

: (

Jenny Cindy said...

Love that collar/necklace - what a great find!

Suzanne said...

that necklace is really stunning! i absolutely love it.
xx

Jaime said...

Wow I am so impressed by that necklace- fabulous. Egypt fascinates me too. I would love to go there!

Just Like Honey said...

so gorgeous! i love the pairing of the top and necklace with the AA cycling shorts.
P.S. Andy Samberg is genius
xxx
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kpeach New York, NY said...

that necklace is A-mazing!

zoe. xox said...

Wow, that neckalce is gorgeous!

Lottie said...

this is so gorgeous, you look amazing! fierce necklace!

Antonia said...

That necklace is gorgeous. You are the cutest thing I'v ever seen!

x Antonia
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Dylana said...

Your necklace is fabulous!

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sarah said...

elizabeth taylor in cleopatra is ravishing, one of my favorite style moments, as she did her own eye make-up (or so i heard)...
xo s

Emma said...

The egyptian necklace is so beautiful! xo

amalie said...

lovely outfit, and GREAT necklace.
i can't see the videooo.

Lexi said...

Love the necklace and bracelet! They really stand out against the white.

Cassiopeia said...

amazing necklace! the light in the photo is so pretty! xxxc

Anonymous said...

OMG! stylish wandere, i just found you mentioned on teen vogue by audrey leighton rogers (blogger and the one behind frassy rags). in her interview she said this blog was a must read! check it out if you havent!

Elizabeth said...

bahaha that steve martin clip is one of my all time favorites. the way you incorporated the cat-eye and jewelry into this is awesome.

oliviamanz said...

hahahaha
That King Tut skit just made my week. And it really needed making.
When I was like, seven, I did this art camp and one week was Egyptian Art- I have always really liked the essence of Ancient Egypt.

Anonymous said...

cool necklace :]

I just noticed recently that you never use apostrophes... why is that?

In this post:
Howd You Get So Funky?
Ive had a fascination/obsession
Ive had Egypt themed birthday parties
This collar Im wearing
Im wearing cat eyes here using Bobby Browns gel eyeliner
its one of the greatest things ever

haha... not that it's a bad thing! just interesting.

but anyway, cute outfit. I love that snake bracelet.

Livie said...

what an incredible necklace - that is such a statement piece and i can't believe it was made just for a halloween piece.

Anniken Cecilie said...

The necklace was beautiful!!

Susu Paris Chic said...

I like how your create a fairy-like yet an edgy look!

Susu Paris Chic
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Ashley said...

The necklace is a really unique piece..it looks great against the all-white.

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Sophia and Mary said...

wow that jewelry is beautiful

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CMA said...

i LOVE the necklace
and the king tut inspiration =]
gorgeous darling, as always
loving everything light and airy about the clothing in these shots

-cma
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paulinabelle said...

you look so gorgeous. and the necklace is amazing.

Anonymous said...

more people saying they loved ancient eygpt as a child [insert here]..:]

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I literally have never seen such a fab necklace!

boubou said...

aww the necklace is so lovely :))
hope you are fine dear :)
Bouchra xx

Christen said...

That necklace is killer! I can't believe you made it - it's amazing!

kirstyb said...

loving the outfit and that necklace is fab xxxxxxxx

Violet said...

the pics are great and the collar is amazing on its own

XX
Vi from Cali