Teenage Graffiti

Updated on Jun 24, 2010
white BDG top - white Forever 21 skirt - brown thrifted shoes - black Forever 21
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La Fille Atomique

Since getting this new camera, I feel like a little kid with a shiny new toy I can’t put down. I’ve always enjoyed the writing aspect of blogging, but to be honest, uploading and editing pictures always bummed me out. The lighting always looked terrible or my shoes would be out of focus or everything would be so dark that no amount of fill light could salvage the photo. Now I’m genuinely giddy to pop in that memory card and see what great shots Ray got.

With my rekindled enthusiasm comes a desire to explore locations other than my rooftop ledge. Unfortunately this heat wave has limited me to stick close to my South Philly apartment, not the most scenic of places. Do I want to take pictures by the dive bar on the corner with a bullet hole in the door? Maybe the neon lights of the multiple nail and braiding salons would provide an interesting background. Or there’s always the side streets littered with neighborhood drunks and junkies. Hmmm…

Little did I know, Ray had been eying this abandoned truck across the street. I never gave it much thought, but it did provide a beautiful background, even with the fading afternoon light. I’ve never shot directly on the streets of my neighborhood and I probably won’t do so anytime soon. Too many weirdo mutants staring at us as I held bizarre poses in a semi-sheer shirt with the wind trying desperately to blow my skirt up.

Ok, so the outfit. It actually just kind of came together. It’s been so muggy and sticky that I wanted to dress as loosely as possible. The tank top is incredibly sheer and breathable, while the skirt, though double layered, is light and bouncy so it actually retains a lot of air flow. I hardly ever wear it because it’s such a busy print that I never know how to pair it, but I think these work rather nice. It’s very busy and chaotic, but it works. Please excuse the rats nest of an excuse I call my hair. I spent the majority of the day nestled in the apartment with the air-conditioning on full blast, with no thoughts of attempting to run a brush through my hair.

In other news, the fashion show I’m planning is remarkably starting to come together! I’ve already signed contracts with about a dozen designers and there are at least another eight or so in talks. Clothing has started arriving, waiting to be mocked up into outfits on my dress form. We’re even in touch with a very large and very well-known clothing company to sponsor the event! I don’t want to jinx it, but their participation would be huge and relieve my remaining worries about the actual production itself. For those in the Philadelphia/mid-Atlantic region, the event is free and open to the public. You can read more and check out the designers at the Philadelphia Bike Expo website.

La Fille Atomique
La Fille Atomique
La Fille Atomique

Comments (37)

Ayaka
Ayaka on August 31
Love it!!
geekloveschic
geekloveschic on July 22
love the skirt
FlordeMariaFashion
FlordeMariaFashion on June 30
great style!
dannyjip
dannyjip on June 28
You n ur outfit n the pictures n ur job are all adorable
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on June 27
cute summer style!
Elistellina
Elistellina on June 27
so cute!!!!
VirginiaIbarra
VirginiaIbarra on June 26
so urban yet lady-like
Kikki
Kikki on June 26
fab :D
JovinaL
JovinaL on June 25
awesome outfit!
turn_of_fraise
turn_of_fraise on June 25
Great combination!
margalou
margalou on June 25
Love the colors!
FashionXK8
FashionXK8 on June 25
very bold...I dig. And I love your tats!
writeloveonherarms
writeloveonherarms on June 25
i really like how you can make orange so beautiful and that skirt is really pretty and i would wear this outfit anyday.
likeariott
likeariott on June 25
lovelyyy
ete
ete on June 25
nice colors
nannachara
nannachara on June 25
Very cute its look !
mahtwistedwayz
mahtwistedwayz on June 25
gorgeous colors!
kavzme
kavzme on June 25
this look definitely attracts me....i love it !!
Jolenevuong
Jolenevuong on June 25
great look :D
LeBee
LeBee on June 25
these photos are so awesome!
erikareyes
erikareyes on June 25
i love this look! cool tank top!
Tea_Loving_Noemie
Tea_Loving_Noemie on June 25
the skirt is so so so gorgeous!
jillmariamedina
jillmariamedina on June 25
nice top!!
kittenmirasol
kittenmirasol on June 24
Love your outfit! :)
mieke
mieke on June 24
love the look! :) nice cam! :D
samantha_looh
samantha_looh on June 24
i looove your photo!
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on June 24
LOVELY COOL
juniee111
juniee111 on June 24
cute outfit...
PeachyPanda
PeachyPanda on June 24
wonderful colors
Morgan_Lua
Morgan_Lua on June 24
Love the new camera! The color block top has such a great vintage feel.
architect96
architect96 on June 24
cute outfit!!
naunet
naunet on June 24
Super chic, love this look, such a pretty skirt!!
thistletoo
thistletoo on June 24
Love all the pattern and color contrasts! You're really making good use of that new camera!
DustInMyWind
DustInMyWind on June 24
Great pictures! I love the print on your skirt!
PSYCHO4FUNK
PSYCHO4FUNK on June 24
cute cute cute
theflightoffancy
theflightoffancy on June 24
lookin' good, so cute!
seaottery
seaottery on June 24
adorable. i love the 2nd pick by the truck
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