tempestsarekind: (dido plus books 2)
This looks like a book to check out once the publication date arrives (March 9, 2017):

How to Read a Dress: A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century
by Lydia Edwards
http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/how-to-read-a-dress-9781472533272/
tempestsarekind: (corset pout)
Here's a 2012 article from Collectors Weekly (found via link-hopping) about the history of the corset:

Everything You Know About Corsets Is False
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/everything-you-know-about-corsets-is-false/

The writer interviews Valerie Steele; I read her book on corsets back when I was in college. It's always nice "running into" someone whose work you've read on the internet; it's like meeting up unexpectedly with an acquaintance.
tempestsarekind: (come along ponds)
Enjoyed the episode, thought it was really sweet in several spots, think Jenna-Louise/Clara is adorable, etc. (Really wanted her outfit in the last scene.) Heart melted when tiny spoilers )

Oh! Also, Jade Anouka had a small part! Admittedly I only know her from those Shakespeare Uncovered scenes of Twelfth Night at the Globe, but I was still very pleased to see her.

More later, perhaps.
tempestsarekind: (eleven is awkward)
- I don't really understand these AT&T commercials that suggest that having really fast internet on your phone will turn you into an obnoxious, selfish jerk. (Seriously, they're all disdainful and "...that was so twenty-seven seconds ago," and I'm thinking, "oh, shut up, you internet-speed hipsters.")

- The thing I never seem to expect about Doctor Who (even though I know it to be true) is how it can be going along in such a silly way, and then break my heart in the next breath. Which is by way of saying that I just watched the prequel for the Christmas special.

*obligatory squeaky noises and "I love Eleven to bits!" here*

(one of the things I do really love about this show, though, is how generically random it is. One week it's historical adventure, another week it's creepy sci-fi psychological character study, and another week it's a buddy comedy.)

- In other news, I am wearing a skirt, and I really like the pattern (black and brown houndstooth on a white background), and also I am wearing it with an orange sweater, which is fairly unlike me but I like it, but the material is sort of unexpectedly stretchy, which means that I have to keep tugging it down all the time or else risk being very mini-skirted. bah.
tempestsarekind: (eleven is awkward)
- I don't really understand these AT&T commercials that suggest that having really fast internet on your phone will turn you into an obnoxious, selfish jerk. (Seriously, they're all disdainful and "...that was so twenty-seven seconds ago," and I'm thinking, "oh, shut up, you internet-speed hipsters.")

- The thing I never seem to expect about Doctor Who (even though I know it to be true) is how it can be going along in such a silly way, and then break my heart in the next breath. Which is by way of saying that I just watched the prequel for the Christmas special.

*obligatory squeaky noises and "I love Eleven to bits!" here*

(one of the things I do really love about this show, though, is how generically random it is. One week it's historical adventure, another week it's creepy sci-fi psychological character study, and another week it's a buddy comedy.)

- In other news, I am wearing a skirt, and I really like the pattern (black and brown houndstooth on a white background), and also I am wearing it with an orange sweater, which is fairly unlike me but I like it, but the material is sort of unexpectedly stretchy, which means that I have to keep tugging it down all the time or else risk being very mini-skirted. bah.
tempestsarekind: (facepalm)
Yesterday I watched all six episodes of The Hour in what was basically one go, with a pause for dinner and a call from my best friend. So not okay. It was fun, though--although the "I am never attracted to the ruggedly handsome leading man we're supposed to care about" problem is still in effect, which means that there was a little too much focus on outside-the-office Hector for my taste. (Nothing against Dominic West, and Hector's attempts to learn how to be a reporter were interesting; it's just that "ladies' man" character does less than nothing for me. More Bel and Freddie, please. And maybe a subplot about Hector's wife sans Hector; I quite liked her.)

I also engaged in some fairly embarrassing clapping and, er, burbling in delight when Jamie Parker delivered his small handful of lines (I...sort of leaped up off the couch when I first heard his voice?), but no one saw because I live alone, strategically, just to avoid having to inflict this kind of behavior onto other people.

Also, I want all of Romola Garai's dresses. My word.
tempestsarekind: (facepalm)
Yesterday I watched all six episodes of The Hour in what was basically one go, with a pause for dinner and a call from my best friend. So not okay. It was fun, though--although the "I am never attracted to the ruggedly handsome leading man we're supposed to care about" problem is still in effect, which means that there was a little too much focus on outside-the-office Hector for my taste. (Nothing against Dominic West, and Hector's attempts to learn how to be a reporter were interesting; it's just that "ladies' man" character does less than nothing for me. More Bel and Freddie, please. And maybe a subplot about Hector's wife sans Hector; I quite liked her.)

I also engaged in some fairly embarrassing clapping and, er, burbling in delight when Jamie Parker delivered his small handful of lines (I...sort of leaped up off the couch when I first heard his voice?), but no one saw because I live alone, strategically, just to avoid having to inflict this kind of behavior onto other people.

Also, I want all of Romola Garai's dresses. My word.
tempestsarekind: (books and flowers)
Because so many of my posts have been cranky negative ones lately, here are happy things:

- my new red tights. I haven't worn them yet, but they are very red. When the weather obliges, I shall wear them with a little black dress my mother bought me, and I shall run around feeling like Karen Gillan at the Royal Observatory. (If only I had some mary janes.)

- books I've read lately: Street Gang (about the creation of Sesame Street); A Room With a View; We Have Always Lived in the Castle (which was unsettling and strange and I still haven't...incorporated it yet).

- this meal I made last night would have been a bit more seasonally appropriate when I bought the ingredients a few days ago (we had a few very autumnal days last week), but it is tasty anyway: chicken sausages with apples and maple syrup; mashed sweet potatoes (really more "enthusiastically smashed" than properly mashed, but hey ho); and sauteed spinach.

- in the same category, although it was actually one of those autumnal days when I made it: baked risotto with peas. I always feel I have accomplished something worthy when it involves putting my Dutch oven in the oven.
tempestsarekind: (books and flowers)
Because so many of my posts have been cranky negative ones lately, here are happy things:

- my new red tights. I haven't worn them yet, but they are very red. When the weather obliges, I shall wear them with a little black dress my mother bought me, and I shall run around feeling like Karen Gillan at the Royal Observatory. (If only I had some mary janes.)

- books I've read lately: Street Gang (about the creation of Sesame Street); A Room With a View; We Have Always Lived in the Castle (which was unsettling and strange and I still haven't...incorporated it yet).

- this meal I made last night would have been a bit more seasonally appropriate when I bought the ingredients a few days ago (we had a few very autumnal days last week), but it is tasty anyway: chicken sausages with apples and maple syrup; mashed sweet potatoes (really more "enthusiastically smashed" than properly mashed, but hey ho); and sauteed spinach.

- in the same category, although it was actually one of those autumnal days when I made it: baked risotto with peas. I always feel I have accomplished something worthy when it involves putting my Dutch oven in the oven.
tempestsarekind: (peddlers of bombast)
You will not, I think, be especially surprised to know that while I was walking to school this morning, wearing new shoes and fretting about whether they would give me blisters, my sub-brain piped up with some ridiculousness about plucking the rose from the forehead of an innocent love and setting a blister there.

*facepalm*
tempestsarekind: (peddlers of bombast)
You will not, I think, be especially surprised to know that while I was walking to school this morning, wearing new shoes and fretting about whether they would give me blisters, my sub-brain piped up with some ridiculousness about plucking the rose from the forehead of an innocent love and setting a blister there.

*facepalm*

hee.

Jun. 5th, 2011 07:17 pm
tempestsarekind: (martha jones is a star)
The name of this shoe makes me giggle and think about fob watches.

http://www.zappos.com/merrell-chameleon-arc-2-dark-shadow-huckleberry-leather

(I'm trying to find a decent water-resistant tennis/walking shoe for my trip. It's not going well at all, considering I've been looking since April. Stupid "breathable mesh." What is the point of you?)

hee.

Jun. 5th, 2011 07:17 pm
tempestsarekind: (martha jones is a star)
The name of this shoe makes me giggle and think about fob watches.

http://www.zappos.com/merrell-chameleon-arc-2-dark-shadow-huckleberry-leather

(I'm trying to find a decent water-resistant tennis/walking shoe for my trip. It's not going well at all, considering I've been looking since April. Stupid "breathable mesh." What is the point of you?)
tempestsarekind: (martha london)
I appear to have taken to dressing in grayscale. Today I am wearing dark gray sweater tights with a sort of pinhole argyle pattern, and my gray sundress, with a dark gray scoopneck T with long sleeves over it (roughly the same color as the tights). And my gray wool scarf from London (though this is mostly because I just forget to take it off half the time). And black boots. At least I am wearing a purplish cardigan.

I'm thinking of buying this same sundress in navy blue. I wear the gray one a lot, because while I don't wear it on its own (it has spaghetti straps), it's a fantastic layering piece. This feels like a frivolous purchase, but I think I would actually benefit from it...

Also, I did manage to wear my new plaid miniskirt last week, so hooray for that. The skirt revolution continues!
tempestsarekind: (martha london)
I appear to have taken to dressing in grayscale. Today I am wearing dark gray sweater tights with a sort of pinhole argyle pattern, and my gray sundress, with a dark gray scoopneck T with long sleeves over it (roughly the same color as the tights). And my gray wool scarf from London (though this is mostly because I just forget to take it off half the time). And black boots. At least I am wearing a purplish cardigan.

I'm thinking of buying this same sundress in navy blue. I wear the gray one a lot, because while I don't wear it on its own (it has spaghetti straps), it's a fantastic layering piece. This feels like a frivolous purchase, but I think I would actually benefit from it...

Also, I did manage to wear my new plaid miniskirt last week, so hooray for that. The skirt revolution continues!
tempestsarekind: (come along ponds)
I'm having a very "I'm Chandler, could I be wearing any more clothes?" kind of day today. I'm wearing:

1 pair navy blue tights, under
1 pair black leggings, under
1 pair white knee-high socks, under
1 pair tall brown boots. (You can see the white socks peeking out over the tops. This is about as trendy as I get. I am also wearing)
1 gray cotton racerback tank dress, which only looks normal when I layer things over it, so I am also wearing
1 dark gray scoopneck shirt with 3/4 sleeves, under
1 black cardigan with 3/4 sleeves.

And sometimes a bright berry-colored scarf. (North Face calls this sort of color "loganberry," which I only know because I recently bought a new winter hat from them, and it turns out that it matches this scarf almost exactly.) During the evening's talk, I may have to break out my dark gray arm warmers, because I wouldn't want to leave that little bit of skin between my sweater cuffs and my wrists exposed. (I get really, really cold during talks in the English department building. It's kind of ridiculous.)

I ran into a classmate in the hallway--well, I say "ran into"; what actually happened was that she called out to me specifically to exclaim "You're wearing a skirt! In all the years I've known you, I don't think I've ever seen that." Hee. She missed last semester's skirt renaissance, so her statement is undoubtedly true.

But it's not snowing today, and there are fewer deep slushy puddles around (at least until tomorrow, when the cycle starts again, hooray), so this was my one chance to sneak in an outfit that wasn't just sweater + jeans tucked into snow boots.
tempestsarekind: (come along ponds)
I'm having a very "I'm Chandler, could I be wearing any more clothes?" kind of day today. I'm wearing:

1 pair navy blue tights, under
1 pair black leggings, under
1 pair white knee-high socks, under
1 pair tall brown boots. (You can see the white socks peeking out over the tops. This is about as trendy as I get. I am also wearing)
1 gray cotton racerback tank dress, which only looks normal when I layer things over it, so I am also wearing
1 dark gray scoopneck shirt with 3/4 sleeves, under
1 black cardigan with 3/4 sleeves.

And sometimes a bright berry-colored scarf. (North Face calls this sort of color "loganberry," which I only know because I recently bought a new winter hat from them, and it turns out that it matches this scarf almost exactly.) During the evening's talk, I may have to break out my dark gray arm warmers, because I wouldn't want to leave that little bit of skin between my sweater cuffs and my wrists exposed. (I get really, really cold during talks in the English department building. It's kind of ridiculous.)

I ran into a classmate in the hallway--well, I say "ran into"; what actually happened was that she called out to me specifically to exclaim "You're wearing a skirt! In all the years I've known you, I don't think I've ever seen that." Hee. She missed last semester's skirt renaissance, so her statement is undoubtedly true.

But it's not snowing today, and there are fewer deep slushy puddles around (at least until tomorrow, when the cycle starts again, hooray), so this was my one chance to sneak in an outfit that wasn't just sweater + jeans tucked into snow boots.

oops.

Aug. 14th, 2010 04:19 pm
tempestsarekind: (martha + ten + TARDIS)
Just accidentally did a pleased little flail at a man who walked by wearing a blue TARDIS t-shirt, since I never see that sort of thing around here. (Well, once I saw a guy wearing a Dalek shirt, but that was from far away.) He was quite polite about it, at least.

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oops.

Aug. 14th, 2010 04:19 pm
tempestsarekind: (martha + ten + TARDIS)
Just accidentally did a pleased little flail at a man who walked by wearing a blue TARDIS t-shirt, since I never see that sort of thing around here. (Well, once I saw a guy wearing a Dalek shirt, but that was from far away.) He was quite polite about it, at least.

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