Thursday, November 13, 2008

It was real. It was fun. But it wasn't real fun.

this is so great i had to share it with you

I hate blogging. This is stupid. I don't want to do this. I cannot feel at ease with this thing looming over me. I am glad I tried this, but it is not for me. Just go to my LiveJournal, yo. I've had it since 2001 and I have no idea what I was thinking with this. I guess I wanted to be a real "blogger," but all of that just seems so unattainable. I don't want to spend my life here anymore. I want to spend time on my crafts and the relationships and things I enjoy! Not commenting on other blogs so I can get some hits. This blog was never honest enough for me. I will always be here:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What I Wore 11/11/08

What I Wore: 11/11/08
hat: gift // necklace: Tokyo Made // tuxedo shirt: ? // sweater: Vessie B. // skirt: thrifted // thigh highs: Target // shoes: Rocket Dog // bag: ?
What I Wore: 11/11/08

I had to brave angry dogs and whooping rednecks to get these shots, so enjoy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

What I Wore: 11/10/08

wayfarers: Mixbaby // coat: Old Navy // sweater: Wet Seal // oxford: borrowed // skirt: thrifted // tights: ? // knee highs: Payless // boots: Target

Today was a very cute day for autumn apparel!

Friday, November 7, 2008

More link love!

early female bloggers

  • Idée Inc's Flickr Multicolor Search Lab: This is a brilliant tool for finding unique photos in a certain color scheme. Here is how Idée puts it: "We extracted the colours from 10 million of the most “interesting” Creative Commons images on Flickr. Using our visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by colour." Lots of fun to play with.

  • 10 Least Effective Ways to Pick up a Girl Like Me: Heartless Doll is a blog I've just begun following. Their staff of femme writers are full of wit and bite as they cover a smattering of current events, e.g. politics, consumerism, celebrities, and blogrolling. This article was particularly amusing! Have you experienced or TRIED any of these?

25 ways to tie a scarf

  • Nintendo DS Homebrew Guide: I love my Nintendo DS, but I'm always a bit overwhelmed when it comes to homebrew applications because I don't have any friends to guide me. James Kochalka is always mentioning his hb applications on his blog. He uses some programs to write music for his band and his son Eli has used DS apps to draw pictures for his own comic blog Monster Attack Adorable. The point is I finally found a good guide with tons of links and reviews! What DS games are you into? Do you have any homebrew recommendations?

    13 Nostalgia-Heavy Commercials To Make You Pine For 1987: Old videos like this always make me feel strange inside, like I am finally getting back a part of myself that was lost. Does anyone else get this feeling??

  • THE must have ultimate fly tights and leggings sites: Costume Department (insane leggings) and My Tights (one stop for ALL things legwear). GO NOW!

  • Two online boutiques to peep: Bleubird Vintage (excellent vintage shop) and Ruche (pretty, vintage "inspired" clothing and jewelry). Let me know if you make any purchases!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Things I Love Thursday

I have been amassing a giant compendium of links for revisiting. I use Google Reader daily for blogs, but there are many online resources that I want to use later on (i.e. travel sites, online boutiques, tutorials, etc). The other day I took the time to categorize them all, so here is a smattering of some of my faves you will also adore!

  • How to Affordably Dress Designer: I have been sitting on this article from since the summer, but it is ultra relevant now! The economy has worsened since July and now that stores are putting out holiday merchandise and marking down fall items, it is important to be a savvy shopper! Have you scored on any deals lately?

  • Galavanting: This online women's travel magazine and community has a lot of unique resources: articles from both fledgling and experienced female travelers, a boutique, tons of linkage, and brilliant tips! Definitely peruse this site before your next trip.

  • Retail Me Not: This is just one of a few decent coupon code sharing sites. Whenever you're making an online purchase and there is a blank for entering a coupon code, be sure to visit one of these sites to see if there are any promotional codes you could use to instantly score free shipping or a percentage off the total. A crucial link!

  • Faux Bois tutorial: Ready Made magazine is the Nylon for DIY and craft kids. This tutorial is a mega easy way to kitch up your living space with a fake wood grain.

  • Lego Kitchen Crafts: Here are a few photos of some cute kitchen items (e.g. napkin holder, vase) made out of Legos. My brother will definitely not notice any missing Legos. Well, he won't until he sees them on display in my bedroom.

  • Eye Heart Glasses: A fashionable blog for us visually impaired peeps. The blog is adorable because it runs just like another fashion blog with street style photos, vintage frames, eyewear icons, and unique glasses designers. I ♥ Eye Heart Glasses!

What links are you diggin this week?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

google me, baby; or "e.g. scooters, vacation, fall"

This fall is difficult for me to transition into. My winter wardrobe is so much more dressy than my summer clothes that I feel like a different person. Like a serious identity crisis! But most people dress like slobs, so I feel pretty good about it all. I think my style this fall mostly revolves around tights. I now own 10 pairs and it has taken over my drawers. The unfortunate thing is that 10 is not enough. There are so many patterns and colors that can add so easily to an outfit! I have already posted radical tights, so I'll let you in on what else I'm jonesin' for: long sleeve dresses. I love dresses because it is one whole outfit, but typically dresses that aren't short and/or sleeveless appear matronly. Example:

But with tights and boots we can move on from the Middle Ages and walk briskly through the cold air to the warmth an enclosed space. Don't forget a bracer before you go out though. ;)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

If you got somethin' to say, say it to my blog.

Like really. If you're reading a feed of this, I will not get the comments you post anywhere else. So visit to leave comments! THANKS!

In other news before bed,


Here is a photos of Obama at the beach:

Monday, November 3, 2008

My October; or she raps hard for the money

hat: New Era // glasses: Steve Madden // earrings: Lucky Brand // tshirt: Sparkle and Fade //
blazer: Rampage // bow tie: 7th grade band // necklace: H&M // rings: // jeans: Lucky Brand

This post is only going to be about a photograph of me. It really gets me pumped because I am having a silly time backstage after my set and I look flyyy. This is the weirdest outfit ever because not one item is thrifted! I always have something vintage on, but apparently not on 10/18/08. Even my shoes weren't.

I love to rap because when I listen to rap it is just doing homework. I think there is a lot of crap on the radio, but there is also a lot of tight songs. Please disregard my brainwashing.

In a previously unforeseen unrelated note, I saw a Christmas tree strapped to a car on Sunday and today I accidently heard a split second of "All I Want for Christmas" by Mariah Carey. Who likes that song? It is so shrill and not a classic at all. Because I have missed making mixes for every holiday that I plan to make one for (ugh, my half-finished Halloween mix was gonna be tight!) over the past 2 years, I need to start on that Christmas mix. They are nice little handmade presents that you can give to anyone. Am I really already discussing this?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mimmi Pigg; or Soothe the Savage Turd

One quick post before bed.

Mimmi Pigg is Swedish for Minnie Mouse. Adorable! I love the slight change in the first name so that when you say it out loud, you sound retarded.

I have been meditating on all the games I have made up over the years and as I prep for compiling them, I recalled one which, unlike the others, requires crucial supplies, but is in the same vein. One needs a computer and a microphone, which are pretty standard issue these days, but may not be on hand at a park or your grandmother's when you're bored. Record your voice saying a short phrase, such as "I love you" or your full name. Reverse the recording so your voice is speaking backwards. Listen to the backwards voice a few times and memorize how to say the phrase backwards. Channel Thom Yorke on this one. Now, record your voice again saying the phrase backwards. Laugh your ass off as you reverse the recording again. Your voice recording is now speaking forwards, but sounds like you're totes retarded. Do it! I've sat around playing this game for hours, crying, weeping with laughter. Will it ever not be funny?!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Vlogging; or "Is this really happening?"

Vlogs are the raddest shit ever because we get to witness little twerps and total bitches in their purest, most egotistical form. In real life, these people totally piss us off; on the internet, we watch every crummy video of people scratching their ass or soap boxing about some inane topic. The vlog initially fills the same sort of criteria as a blog, but it is so much more. It is a video, not text. I suppose my vanity assuming people want to read this is equal, but call me old fashioned. Well, don't actually because I am totes new fashioned. And I mean I guess I have just undermined my whole argument and don't have much more to say on the topic successfully. I just wanted to post that video, honestly. This boy cracks me up. I want to watch all his videos! So, I guess after all it's a greater meta thing because I hate these videos and love them for the exact same reasons. Hmmm....

Friday, October 31, 2008

Hey Peter Frampton, do you like toast too?

Well well well, dear neglected blog readers (reader?). I have risen from the ashes and am proud to announce my participation in NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month, where in I write a blog post every day during November. This is a rad idea because it is making me write. And because I might win a prize! I think the odds are in my favor because I have not won a random drawing since 6th grade when I won a boombox in the recognition notice drawing. It was so embarassing; I had to walk in front of the WHOLE middle school to accept! GUH! The point is, I have a ton of half written posts I want to get up and share with you. I always have a dozen ideas swirling around in my head so I imagine that this activity will also garner clarity! I just rapped up a ton of shows so I am stoked to have more brain time to devote to my creative whims.

I just bought 5 pairs of 3D glasses, which I fully plan to incorporate into my daily wardrobe. I am gonna mod it up and make some necklaces. If I sold one 3D glasses necklace for $3, I would make almost 100% profit. I mean, that's really all I want to do with my Silky merch, just hand make some crappy kitsch things for my friends. I think I am going to ask min lillebror to do some art for me. Zach draws epic landscapes and then he "destroys" it by covering the scene with a brutal battle. My brother is 9 years younger than me and has always been one of my very best friends.

I have recently found out that a movie is being made of Preacher and The Goon. Seth told me there is going to be a Kick-Ass movie and I mean, I am still not over The Spirit. I know about Y: The Last Man, Black Hole, and We3 and I think there was another beloved tale that is slated to be snatched from my breast. Good God! What's next? Fables? Good-Bye, Chunky Rice? American Elf?!?!? hahaha! So I guess what bothers me is that it seems like all the writers are just leeching off other people's stuff! All the good writers are on television and everybody knows it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

links a-go-go

Today, I found the most fabulous photographs through Betsy through Kathy. The pictures are the oldest known color photographs, as in the year 1872!!! It is so striking to me. It makes the past SO real and understandable. These photographs are magical. I'm at a loss for words! Become speechless yourself and view the whole set here.

Here are links to 3 Flickr sets of old color photographs from the 1930s from historian Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse and the Library of Congress: 80 screen shots from the 4-part BBC series "The Thirties in Colour", photos of wartime Paris for the German propaganda magazine Signal, & over 1,600 photos from the USA in 1939-1944.

Here is interesting, if irreverent, commentary on the reversal of gender roles since the 1950s and how the AMC show Mad Men has challenged sexual perceptions. "Hey Mr. Mom: Your Wife Wants To Bang Don Draper" (via Gawker)

The former vice-president & chief editorial director of American Media & editor-in-chief of US Weekly, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, YM & FLARE, Bonnie Fuller, now C.E.O. of Bonnie Fuller Media, harshly critiques Sarah Palin against Britney Spears. Ouch!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Closet Rehab

I feel like we've all seen a million makeover shows and articles, but nothing has really resonated with me. But just now I found this excellent quote from the October 2008 issue of Real Simple. If you're like me and need to pare your closet to make outfitting (or squeezing in new garments) simpler, take an afternoon and ask yourself these questions of each item:
"Do you love it? Is it flattering? Is it you?" If it fail[s] one of these three questions, it [is] a goner.

Those three elements simplify the weeding out process for me ten fold! I hope you can use this tip too!
What are some ways you have trimmed your wardrobe's fat?


The ineffable Effie of The Snail and the Cyclops fame tagged any everybody to do this mini list. I am also doing the same! Take a minute to comment with your list o' fours or post it to your blog (and also comment that you did so!).

4 things I did today (it's only 10:30 at work, so I'll include yesterday):
  • Yesterday, I made dinner for my family - a fabulous chicken curry. The recipe said 15 mins, but I am not too comfortable around the kitchen, so it took over an hour. Then my mom and brother were late, so most of the sauce dried out while I was trying to keep it warm. I also used the garlic American cheese I bought at the flea market on a toasted baguette. Yum.
  • I finally got around to making a Silky Snowflake page on Facebook. I needed to create one so people could have a place to find out about shows instead of just adding me as a friend. So, BECOME A FAN OF SILKY ON FACEBOOK!!
  • Also last night, I caught a portion of Leonard Nimoy and the Western Wind's The Birthday of the World. Like every American town in mid-September, Our local NPR station aired the recording (though Yom Kippur is on Wednesday?). I am fascinated by Jewish culture and I found the music very beautiful and moving.
  • It has almost been a month since I placed an order from the weird and cute kawaii store Cutie Stall. I have ordered from them before (Hello Kitty noodle cups!) and it did not take as long, so I sent an email yesterday asking about the shipment. It turns out that because I asked for the "cheapest shipping" it takes about a month to arrive from Japan. $2.75 more and my Japan Birds & Tree Shirt, Korea Spicy Mushroom Noodles, and Nyanko Kitten Notebook (Burger) would have been here in a week! So, word to the wise.

4 things on my to do list (I'm glad it only asks for four):
  • take bike for tune up (which requires syncing my schedule with my eternally busy friend to pick up my bike and somehow fit it in my tiny car)
  • sew missing buttons (I've had these dresses I thrifted for months but never worn b/c of crucial button placement)
  • get shoes fixed (the tip of one high heel came off and I don't have any appropriate glue and the insoles of two thrifted pairs [soft, brown Salvatore Ferragamo pumps and red sling back heels with bows!] are coming loose.)
  • buy digital camera (i think my barren blog is evidence enough)

4 of my guiltiest pleasures:
  • My first thought was Pokemon, but I don't feel guilty about it. I love anything with Pokemon (television shows, video games, earrings, plush toys, etc.) and any Pokemon references! I am not well versed in anything past #151, but I love them all.
  • pop punk
  • Coca-Cola Classic
  • eBay (the killer!)

4 random facts about me:
  • I sometimes worry that people will critique my interests when they find out how rarely I find time for books and music, company for board games, and money for shopping.
  • I am learning to wear (and love!) gold.
  • I get stressed about my conflicting desires to wear my favorite t-shirt and beat up Vans vs looking so crisp in bright tights with heels and a new skirt. I love both looks equally, though the latter usually earns more complements! ;)
  • I love when my cat sleeps on my neck! We are both in cuddle ecstasy!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Style Icon: Parker Posey

I don't know what the first Parker Posey movie I saw was. Perhaps it was subUrbia when I was babysitting or Best in Show at a friend's house. Regardless, I know I immediately fell in love with her. Whether she portrays a rock star's sexy manager in a drama or a neurotic, braces-clad Weimaraner owner in a mockumentary, her unique charisma and mad skillz are off the hook.

Though she truly shines on the screen and stage, when Parker is not acting she still rules. Her classy style is simple but not boring. She rocks the statement piece like no other. Fun tights, accessories, pleats, scarves, bold bags, and even her pup act as the cherry to her look on and off the red carpet. She has such a crisp look, I would love to see inside her closet! Parker isn't a daring style icon, simply a smart, witty actress with a smart, chic style to match.

I was just doing an interview with a girl who's 25, and she says that everyone she knows is a fashion designer. She's like, "Where do you get your clothes?" Why do they ask that? Everyone's asking that. You go to these things and people always want to know what you're wearing, instead of what you're reading, or what you're thinking. —Parker Posey

L.A. doesn't get me... I think I scare them, or maybe they just don't know what to make of me. —Parker Posey

I'm the character actor in Hollywood movies, the girl who has to be annoying so the guy can go to the other girl. —Parker Posey

I’m in a good place night now. I’m not in a place where I think I should have kids because it’s the thing to do. There’s a part of our society that thinks if you’re a woman and you don’t have children, there’s something wrong with you, that you aren’t complete, and that you are overly ambitious. I’m a mother to a lot of people. I exercise that part of myself. Honestly, I don’t know if it’s in my plan, and I’m approaching 40! I’m really happy to be single and independent and successful. —Parker Posey

Being perfect and looking young and looking beautiful and having wealth - I think people just want that. So they want to see that or dream about it or they want to be movie stars. I want to be a rock star. Really. I'm not ashamed. I want to get on stage and sing. And I can't, but I want to. It's all fantasy, you know? —Parker Posey

Black eyeliner says you've been through stuff, you know things. —Parker Posey

Here is a dorky fangirl mosaic I made of Parker. I didn't want to clog up the whole page with a giant string of cute Parker looks, so you can find all of these faves of mine on my Flickr page. The links to each individual picture are below the collage!

My Fall Wishlist!

This isn't everything, but some of the things that I want the most!

patterned tights

*all from

shoes with mad details




churidar trousers


Friday, September 19, 2008

Blog I love

I am totes in love with Tavi. She is the raddest 7th grader ever. I found her through Tricia on bits and bobbins. I think she has the wildest style. She is a total star. She blogs about her style experiments and her fashion inspirations. Her totally unique style eclipses many seasoned fashioned bloggers. The mad innocence and silliness puts this blog in a wild new category. I love when she nostalgicises to when she was younger and mentions the other kids at her school. Tavi also likes to make pop culture references from the 1990s, which is surprising as she had not developed into a self-aware being until the cusp of the second milennium.
Tavi is one of the fellow "Style Mavens" I follow on my Google Reader page, which I invite you to peep:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The most honest thing I've ever written on this blog

I am having a tough time these days and live for distractions and meaningful interactions. This week is stressful: loss of a loved one, having to perform, and seeing an ex I have yet to get over. Of those three things, none has happened yet, but they will all happen this week and it is harrowing. My chest is tight; I feel as if my heart is swollen with sadness and confusion. My eyes remain puffy. I am swirling in a vortex of half-thoughts, memories, and all the strongest emotions. At any moment I equally desire to get away, seek out a sedative and to meditate out my true feelings and find peace through a clearer understanding, but I---


Thursday, August 28, 2008

epigraph from Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind by Robert D. Richardson, Jr.

To live within limits, to want one thing, or a very few things, very
much and love them dearly, cling to them, survey them
from every angle, become one with them—that
is what makes the poet, the artist,
the human being.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Things I Love Thursday

I feel pretty bad for letting my blog go to the wayside, but I didn't feel inspired. I felt out of whack. I got a really good rest last night and today I feel energized and ready to tackle all my tasks. So, without further ado, my TILT for today:
  • rapping: If you've randomly stumbled across my blog, I will inform you that my rap persona is Silky Snowflake and I have so much fun writing songs and performing. I truly do. I get pretty stressed when I have a show coming up, but it is a creative outlet and that is just how I roll. I am a world class procrastinator, so I am always crunched. I bought the flyest threads and accessories yesterday! Leftover 4th of July apparel, giant earrings, and a glasses necklace. Just wait, bra.
  • the universe: I'm freaked out just writing about it. I'll never get over it. Never. When I look at the sky, I see past the particulate matter and past our local group and past the edges of my imagination into infinity and I am surprised when I come back to my awareness. I fear one day finding myself somewhere else. To be honest, it feels a lot like reading His Dark Materials did.
  • traveling: I get lightweight bummed when I think about how long it's been since I had a proper trip or vaycay. I went to the beach for a weekend in June and it is too depressing to consider if there has been much else besides overnighters since Disney World last summer. Oh, Disney World... But now I am working towards extended jaunts across the pond and the Mason-Dixon.
  • random information: a la Wikipedia

Friday, August 1, 2008

It's August already?

In Gala's Carousel post today, she used a link I sent her for Yeondoo Jung's Wonderland collection where he recreated crayon drawings by kindergarteners. I love all the deliberate details, like the wonkily placed spotlights in the second photo and the weird clothing.

This weekend I want to get my beautiful bike repaired, share a pint with some old friends, and read some comic books! What do you want to do this weekend?

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Memory Summary

In high school, there was a wall of a woman who oftentimes sat in front of me thanks to our alphabetically consecutive surnames. Her name was Stacy. She had teeth like the goblins in Harry Potter or maybe Bat Boy. She wore many sassy Tweety Bird shirts, which is not to say that she had an interest in Warner Brothers characters. Instead it was an indicator of the women's plus size selection at the Pelham Wal-Mart. Certainly it has become a uniform. Wal-Mart is slowly amassing an army, obese women from coast to coast outfitted in 4XL Fruit of the Loom t-shirts featuring a pissed off Tinkerbell or teddy bears in backward baseball caps and baggy jeans.

Do the large women identify with these graphics? Why does Wal-Mart want the women to wear this? Why is Tweety so angry? This is a tangent, but please meditate upon these important issues at a later date.

Stacy had a habit of shaking her leg, which is always annoying if sharing a bench or at the movies. I never waited for the bus or visited the theater with Stacy, but these location limitations did not apply to her massive form. Classmates sitting in proximity felt the leg bounce as a mild earthquake, a moderate annoyance. And because the epicenter of this quake was her thigh, the rippling effects upon her body nauseatingly resembled a water bed in outer space. Bless her heart, though, that despite her unfortunate body mass, apparel, and jiggle inclinations she was still SO annoying.

When our teacher posed a question, Stacy would sigh loudly and exasperatedly exclaim, "Who knows?" This comment was not reserved for difficult questions or even for every now and then; Stacy mistakenly assumed the role of class spokeswoman for almost every question asked of us. "What can you guys tell me about blindness as a theme in King Lear?" "Who knows?" "How does a covalent bond work?" "Who knows?" "¿Cómo te llamas?" "¿Quién sabe?" She would often cut me off when I knew the answer. Some teachers would take her word for it and believe none of us had a response! My infuriation climaxed one day when the hypervocalization of Stacy's nonpluss repeatedly halted class discussion so that no progress was made. She was enjoying it, deriving pleasure from that which exasperated me! This was the advanced English 12 course; she was challenging the class's titular superiority with her idiocy. Our particularly feeble English teacher entertained Stacy by engaging her into long tangents wherein she would coax the correct answer out of Stacy. This infuriating loser duet put us so far behind the other classes. My senior year of high school, I studied two works in my literature course: The Cantebury Tales and Macbeth. That's about ten months, y'all.

I needed to take action. Since I knew the teacher was weak, she would acquiesce to my request to silence Stacy's incessant interruptions. I packed my things slowly and I approached Ms. Essman as the last students exited the classroom. Tactfully, I mentioned my desire for more class discussions and that our studies were being impeded by my classmates' interjections and tangents. She did crack the whip on this, in that she began to ignore Stacy's outbursts. Needless to say, class was so boring after that. I slept more and cared far less as graduation came nearer and nearer.