Two-tone glasses: Lost + Found; Faux Fur jacket: Hand-me-down from my amazing boss, Candace Stewart; Vintage crop top: my fave vintage shop in the world, Sweet Lorain, in the CLE; Suspender skirt: traded from ? at Molly Dworsky's clothing swap; Knee highs: Xmas gift from Chris Sousa; Velour Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell
My best friend (and sometimes stylist) Teresa Calabrese said that I should start a fashion blog about my unique personal fashion sense, so I did. Welcome to Weird Looks Weds #4, my weekly photo essay for 2015.
Spent the day yesterday playing a guitar player in my dear friend Mary Bonney's musical, Break: The Musical! so this week's look is a day late + a little bit rock n' roll.
My best friend (and sometimes stylist) Teresa Calabrese said that I should start a fashion blog about my unique personal fashion sense, so I did. Welcome to Weird Looks Weds #3, my weekly photo essay for 2015.
Chris is recording SNAKEARM's new EP (the band formerly known as Restavrant) with Skyrmish this week, so I thought I'd show some love for some of my favorite musician/engineers in this week's look. Snakearm describes itself as "junkyard high art" and I must say, that is also how I could describe my fashion/interior design aesthetics. Give their music a listen here + keep yer eyes out for some awesome new tunes soon: http://restavrant.com/
Blue shadow fake eye glasses - gift from Chrissy Teacher; Gold Robot necklace - gift from Nikki Muller; Get Real T - gift from Teresa Calabrese; High-waisted jeans - hand-me-down from Teresa Calabrese; Clock Purse - consignment shop gold of a find on the #sumeauworldtourofamerica, Boston stop; Faux Birkenstocks - Target, $10 on sale last week. Photo by my love, Chris Sousa :)
My best friend (and sometimes stylist) Teresa Calabrese said that I should start a fashion blog about my unique personal fashion sense, so I did. Welcome to Weird Looks Weds #2, my weekly photo essay for 2015. Eventually, I will figure out how to take a well-lit photo.
You may have noticed, I always keep a robot near my heart out of love for my musical improv troupe, Robot Teammate and The Accidental Party. We took a road trip to perform in Lake Arrowhead this past weekend and have 2 big shows coming up, and despite the occasional chaos inherent in a giant collaboration, I couldn't be more proud of the work the eight of us manage to do together. We're currently writing a musical about Time Travel called TIMEHEART, and when I spotted this clock purse in a consignment shop in Boston while on tour last fall, I knew it would become part of my costume. We'll see if it makes the cut, come June!
This week, the improv-outreach non profit I work with, Laughter for a Change, announced that we're finally ready to roll out our improv curriculum videos! This means that anyone, anywhere in the world can watch our videos and learn simple improv games to try out at home, work, or within their own organizations.
The curriculum was shot in a warehouse south of LA over a series of weekends over the past year or so, and features some of the games L4C's Comedy Mentors use in our outreach programs for Warming Up, Team Building, and Storytelling. We've always been interested in encouraging people to experience the transformative power of play, and have had a great deal of success leading these games IRL, so the videos are a natural extension of L4C's mission.
My mentor and L4C Executive Director, Ed Greenberg, is also making himself available each week on Skype to answer any questions viewers may have about the games or how to implement them into their existing work, which is super rad. He is an incredible improviser and is always reflecting on improv on his blog, so be sure to check him out there.
I'm really excited to see the response to the videos, as we have already connected with people who run their own non-profits from as far away as Ghana and are looking for new ways to build community and connect. I'm sure we are going to learn a LOT from the feedback we receive.
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Fake Eye Glasses + Robot Necklace - from SoKo, a gift from Chrissy teacher; Squares Sweater and Brown Leather Boots - Teresa Calabrese hand-me-downs; Orange babydoll dress - Dr. Michy Primeau authentic 90s hand-me-down; Beige leg warmers - Target circa 2006; Handmade Circle necklace - Katie Skelton original piece of art; Elephant ring - gift from my aunt, Sacramento's biggest supporter of independent craftspeople; Photo credit: MacGregor Leo
My best friend (and sometimes stylist) Teresa Calabrese said that I should start a fashion blog to share my unique personal fashion sense, so here goes nothing. Welcome to Weird Looks Weds, my weekly photo essay for 2015.
I'm no model, so I'm gonna go ahead and wear my special glasses in my photos, plus it gives me a good excuse to use the word weird in my blog titles. I don't necessarily think that I dress strangely, but I certainly have had enough people compliment me and say 'only I could pull off that outfit' that I must assume I'm doing something cool. Growing up in a Catholic school uniform, I have a tendency towards odd pairings and over-accessorizing (as Elke would say, I dress like Mr. F from Arrested Development), but at very least my friends can now see that I am putting their hand-me-downs to good use.
Descriptions of the origin of my garments are in the caption above - and if you'd like to send me fun clothes to wear, you can always hit me up in the comments or my contact page ;)
Thanks for your curiosity - and Happy New Year!