Secret Style Icon: Luna Lovegood

I know, I know- you were expecting this. EVERYONE wants to be quirky and weird and cool. But NO, that’s not all! She’s so much more than that! Her clothes aren’t just randomly strung together to look as unflattering as humanly possible: they are exactly like her.

A boy, maybe 13 years old, emailed me the other day. He said he admired me for being the same person inside and out. That seemed like such a profound way of saying it to me that I began seriously considering this phenomenon. I’m not sure if he was absolutely correct (very sweet, though!) but that is what I am striving for, so if you read this, thank you.

Luna Lovegood is the same inside and out. She is dreamy and colorful but still wholesome and earthy. Her clothes aren’t obnoxious or random, but just rather unusual. The unusual part is usually what people see first, but if you look past that, Movie Luna always looks like her voice and personality. (All photo sources unknown, originally found on Google Images)

Luna still falls into the gloomy moodboard of the films while retaining her eccentric and colorful style.

Probably my favorite. The pants and hair are wonderful.

From the waist down, I’m reminded of Marlena from self-constructed-freak.blogspot.com. This is my least favorite outfit, though, because the two styles don’t mix well and the stylist probably wanted most of the attention on the magazine and glasses. BUT OH GAD HAIR. The top half, with the hair and the blazer and bag, seems more like her, and perhaps the high-tops. No idea where the skirt and tights come into the equation, but I think you get the idea.

Ah, perfect. Classic Luna. Just incredible. Mini Boden?

Now, some Luna-inspired outfits… for some reason a few are sideways or upside down. Damn it, WordPress.
OUTFIT #1:

Wearing thrifted blouse, Forever 21 floral overalls, Doc Marten boots.

OUTFIT #2:

Wearing Gap skirt (ew but it’s cool), thrifted shirt, sneakers that are made of hand-me-down whimsy. This picture is super unflattering. Whatever. Also, the lighting.

OUTFIT #3:

Wearing DIY hat, tutu from an old school play, Kate Spade shoes, H&M dress.

OUTFIT #4:

Wearing thrift store shirt, Ella Moss shirt-dress, Orla Keily skirt underneath, black Doc Marten boots (not pictured).

RISD Fashion Show 2012

I went to the RISD apparel design show for undergrads last week. It was ah-may-zing. I took tons of pictures on my phone but not many came out, so I got most of my pictures from here.

The collection that stood out to me the most was by Kay Goldberg (Kathryn?). It was mesmerizing. I met her in the entrance hall while I was admiring a beanie-baby hoodie that was on display in the front. She was very nice and I told her that the piece was amazing. It was really beautiful, and under the hoodie was a crocheted body-suit that Kay told me she had made by hand. The shoes were great as well; pastel tye-dye platfom sneakers with beanie baby heads safety-pinned to the heels. I believe one was a lizard and one was a bear.

The whole collection was kind of like a raggedy baby doll or something. It was kind of edgy bubblegum-punk, but in a sweet and innocent way. For no particular reason, the word “straightedge” comes to mind. Here are a few photos of that particular collection:

This next collection, by Natalia SomethingOrOther, wasn’t my favorite. The clothes seemed cheap and Urban Outfiters-ey. I can see what she was going for, though, and I think her intentions and ideas for this collection were probably much better than the product. I actually do quite like a few aspects of the outfit on the far right, but that’s pretty much it. The rest just seems kind of unoriginal, especially the second and third outfits from the left.There was also one AMAZING collection called “One for the Homies”. It was by a girl but I don’t remember her name, can’t find the program, and can’t find it online. If anyone knows anything about this, let me know and I will give you cyber hugs.

Love,

Ruby