March 30, 2012

Outfits of the throwaway

I have mostly resolved to venture outside of my office walls and take some better lit (or at least non-fluorescent-lit) outfit photos. But I still have a cache of office outfits that document what I've worn to campus spanning the last few months of time. I didn't post them because most were repeats already blogged in semesters previous and the quality of photos was too poor. Still I wanted to put them together in a post for my own semester-to-semester archival purposes. 

Row one, left to right:
See by Chloé dress, MBMJ captoe pumps
Anthropologie dress and cardigan, Chloé flats
Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, J. Crew cardigan, Jimmy Choo flats

Row two, left to right:
Callixta dress, Missoni Target tights, Aquatalia boots
Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, Old Navy ls tee layered underneath, Chloé flats
J. Crew factory cardigan and cami, Anthro skirt and belt, Miu Miu flats

An unrelated aside: I was so saddened by the death of Adrienne Rich this week. What an amazing, revolutionary mind! I still assign "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence" when it suits the curriculum. I was feeling especially weepy and inspired after reading her obit in the Times which included an incredible quote she made upon turning down the National Medal of Arts:

"Art means nothing if it simply decorates the dinner table of the power which holds it hostage."

I keep thinking of it. So I want to share that food for thought and thank her for her legacy. May she rest in peace and may the rest of us do what we can to enable a more equitable and less hateful world.


Kathleen said...

I don't know how I missed hearing about Rich's death. Thanks for mentioning it.

thatdamngreendress said...

So great to put together a whole collection like this- after all, isn't this why we photograph our outfits, as an archive of ideas! So interesting to see the consistent silhouettes too- I couldn't pick a favorite as they all look pretty classic! I am terrible at missing the documenting part, whether they be repeats or newbies actually...

Sadly I didn't really know Adrienne Rich's work, but I'm quite interested in following up now.

Anita said...

the dotted dress is so cute!
and I loved to see these little photo-collection!

xxx Anita

carol_prettythings said...

I love your outfits, and am glad you posted them. I'm not familiar with Adrienne Rich or her work, but wow, that bit you shared is really powerful. I'll have to find some time to get to know her better. It's always such a loss when we lose a great mind and beautiful soul.


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