The Hyacinth Girl

Updated on May 09, 2009
Zucca top - vintage skirt - random from macys tights - Chie Mihara shoes - H&M n
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Speedbump 's thoughts:

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.
Summer surprised us, coming over the Starnbergersee
With a shower of rain; we stopped in the colonnade,
And went on in sunlight, into the Hofgarten,
And drank coffee, and talked for an hour.

Excerpts from one of my favorite poems, “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot. I know it is no longer April, but somehow, these photos reminded me of this poem in particular. I should mention that I am an English minor. I’d major in it besides the fact that I dislike Shakespeare and have 2 majors already.

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

The top I am wearing is one of my most favorite pieces of clothing, and I fully believe that if there was a fire, I would probably want to save it first. It is silk and has 2 rows of ruffles on the bottom. There are numerous little construction details on it that make it the most subtly interesting garment I own so far. I love it so much.

“‘You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
’They called me the hyacinth girl.’
—Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.”

The pink suede skirt is a recent acquisition from a local vintage store. It was love at first sight due to the dusty pink color (one of my favorites) and the scalloped edges that are reminiscent of Chloe. The headband is actually a necklace from H&M doubled up and draped on my head. I wear it more often as a headband than a necklace.

‘What is that noise now? What is the wind doing?’
Nothing again nothing.
‘Do
’You know nothing? Do you see nothing? Do you remember
’Nothing?’
I remember
Those are pearls that were his eyes.
‘Are you alive, or not? Is there nothing in your head?’

COMMENTS (31)

chelyuson
chelyuson on September 15
love;)
hotfudgexd
hotfudgexd on June 22
this is so cute!
hotfudgexd
hotfudgexd on June 22
this is so cute!
groovacious
groovacious on June 11
omg boho chic! you are one fabulous chicster.
mallobar
mallobar on May 30
love itt
wolfattack
wolfattack on May 16
super cute outfit! love the last picture.
FashionReady
FashionReady on May 15
OMG i absolutely love this outfit!!! you take such great photos!! :)
Speedbump
Speedbump on May 12
To everyone who has favorited this photo, thank you so much!
_amimosapudica
_amimosapudica on May 11
love your leather bag and the skirt!
hirasoygeboy
hirasoygeboy on May 11
REALLY COOL PHOTO i like it.. and the style GORGEOUS..ur one of my fav chictopians
Speedbump
Speedbump on May 11
Wow, thanks! ^_^
imrwks
imrwks on May 11
auww u look like tinkerbell. is that random? aha prettyy
Speedbump
Speedbump on May 11
Hm, I guess there is a sense of that, haha. I'll take it as a compliment!
Madge
Madge on May 10
amazing skirt, these photos are lovely.
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
Just wanted to say hi because i've seen your avatar on the forum and...i love Totoro too LOL :)
Speedbump
Speedbump on May 10
Thanks! One of my favorite childhood movies. ^_^ Camphor tree!!
chinani
chinani on May 10
nicely put together. i love all the textures! and th epoetry also ^-^
Speedbump
Speedbump on May 10
I'm glad you like the poem! (I was hoping that people wouldn't just skip over reading it)
angelnah
angelnah on May 10
top and skirt are so adorable! :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on May 10
this is so house on the prairie! thats why i looove it!!!!!
Speedbump
Speedbump on May 10
Haha, not entirely what I was going for, but I'll definitely take it as a compliment! :)
DofD
DofD on May 10
beautiful pics!! Love the colours and compositions. Beautiful!!
runwaydiva
runwaydiva on May 10
i particularly love the second photo :) so cuuute!
naissacarmona
naissacarmona on May 10
love the pictures! you look so cute in that outfit!:)
Princess_C
Princess_C on May 09
wow!!! this is so amazing!! everything about it is amazing!
Speedbump
Speedbump on May 10
Thanks so much! I like it too. :)
taylorlbee
taylorlbee on May 09
Amazing outfit! I love the jacket.
rainkisssed
rainkisssed on May 09
love the pictures and everything about this outfit!!
TheWonderShop
TheWonderShop on May 09
gorrrrrgeous photos!!! love. every. piece.
blackrose
blackrose on May 09
very pretty outfit. i love the combination of olive and pink
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on May 09
FAVORITED!! this is incredibly pretty
Bex99
Bex99 on May 09
that skirt is GORGEOUS!
Franco_Fernandez
Franco_Fernandez on May 09
oh my god that skirt is amazing! x
aranell
aranell on May 09
ohhh this is so dreamy! you look like a flower fairy! The top really is amazing <3
Berwanger
Berwanger on May 09
great skirt, love the photos!
nia
nia on May 09
love the pics! love the headband, love the pink skirt sooo!! xD
Speedbump
Speedbump on May 09
Thanks! I almost died when I found that skirt amongst the other, less awesome suede skirts. SO perfect.
Naso
Naso on May 09
sooo pretty !! love the photos and the outfit !! soo chic !! :D
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