Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cartoon Kiddie





I've always been a fan of cartoons (Cheese is my favorite modern cartoon character), so it's not surprising that I sometimes dress like one. I've been told many times that I dress too "costumey" or child-like, but I wear whatever I want, with no apologies. Maybe in the future, I'll start dressing more like an adult. In the meantime, I'll continue to wear my "costumey" outfits, now and then. It makes me happy!





My butt is big but not that big - it was windy:)




Outfit Details:
headband: Postlapsaria bow headband, made by my intern, Catherine
dress: Postlapsaria reconstructed house dress - shortened, taken in, hemmed the sleeves, etc. I used the scraps to make a sash for the waist.
tights - I was wearing three pairs for warmth, all from different places (can't remember).
shoes - I can't remember! Maybe Urban Outfitters? They're old and ratty, but I was just shopping for fabric.
coat - Zara


-Keiko Lynn

p.s. I always end up keeping too much of what I make or reconstruct, so I'm starting something new. I'm going to try and sell everything I make, after wearing (and washing!) it once. Let's see if I go through with it!

36 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I discover your blog with Modepass. You have an amayzing style and you look absolutly beautiful! How do you have those perfect eyebrows?
    Congrats for your website with all these looks (and sorry for my bad english haha)!
    xo.

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  2. Love the eye makeup.

    Do you use a primer for your lids?

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  3. Miss G: Thank you! I shape them myself, but I also fill them in.

    Abby: Thanks! I do, yes. I usually use MAC bare canvas or stilife paint.

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  4. poo on the haters who bash your clothes. your outfits are freaking adorable.

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  5. CHEESE!!! You mean from Fosters, right? I hope. And you look cute as always :)

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  6. I love Cheese!

    "Sprinkle, sprinkle, little bar. What I wonder is a cat."


    My favorite was probably when the little mice run up to his feet and he says, "hiii doggies."

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  7. I think you look great as a carton character!

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  8. I love that hairbow! Your accessories are always the cutest.

    I always end up keeping too much of what I make...
    I'm guilty of this too. My poor jewelry stand is flooded with necklaces that I've only worn once or twice. Maybe I'll follow in your foot steps and try to make some space!

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  9. girl you look like snow white.
    you're so pretty!

    i love colors too.
    am really really trying to dress more in monochrome but i always end up picking the bright ones.

    i love your blog!

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  10. are you wearing three pairs of white tights??? and what about your waist???

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  11. I was wondering how you didn't look absolutely freezing. I know NY isn't that warm yet!

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  12. Yes, I was wearing three pairs, and they weren't at all constricting. None of them were very thick (only one pair is opaque) and they aren't control top.

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  13. What an adorable outfit :) I've just discovered your blog, and I'm so glad that I did!

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  14. your butt comment literally made me laugh out loud. hehehe. i love the white tights! you look like a more colorful version of minnie mouse! =D

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  15. I was randomly browsing Google Reader a few days ago and came across your blog. I subscribed straight away cos I think your style's great and I love having pictures for inspiration.

    Don't listen to the haters, they're probably just jealous cos you look amazing!

    P.S. Layered tights bring back memories! Our school uniform was black tights or white socks, so we had to layer several pairs to get opaque black legs in winter. Was handy for keeping us warm during the lunch hour too (we weren't allowed inside the building). Layering in winter ftw! :D

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  16. i love your top! :) beautiful as always. :)

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  17. you have an intern?!?!

    haha, i know your secret now how to stay warm while wearing dresses in ny! i always wondered how you were wearing these outfits in the cold. but 3 pairs of tights, it all makes sense now.

    i'm liking all the reconstructed dresses you've been making lately!

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  18. I ALSO OFTEN DRESS WITH CHILDISH DETAILS.. I GUESS WE ARE JUST FUN PEOPLE WITH NICE MEMORIES FROM OUR CHILDHOOD.. LEAVE IT AS IT IS..
    LOVE THE BLASTS OF COLORS IN YOUR OUTFITS!!
    XX

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  19. I came from wardrobe_remix so say I think your outfit is absolutely stunning! I just love the colours.

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  20. haha that is what my boyfriend always tells me!
    "look! look who's wearing the colours you do! kids! only kids wear these colours!" :D
    i often shop in kids section as well.

    anyway, if you're going to sell this dress, i am interested. ;)


    btw i always forgot to let you know that i got the necklaces, thank you very much! im very pleased! :)

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  21. Huh. I imagine people who criticize you for dressing young are just intimidated by your playful use of color and print. Why should brights and patterns be the domain of kids? Can't adults learn to dress happily?

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  22. You look adorable! I love what you're wearing!

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  23. this is such an adorable outfit on you, I love it!

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  24. Hola keiko me gusta tu ropa...

    Hi Keiko i like your clothes

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  25. I love your blog, so lovely look, and your headband is so cute!

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  26. You don't strike me as the type who really puts too much stake into what others say anyway. And just because some people can't pull off bright colors doesn't mean that you don't completely own them every time you wear them!

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  27. I dont know who is Cheese...but u look like Minnie Mouse with this bow :) The dress is so cute. I like your eyebrows and your make up, kisses!!

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  28. That's the happiest dress on earth! Nice how you toned it down with white tights :}

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  29. Oh my god, I love this dress !

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  30. oh i love this outfit!!! people sometimes say i dress like a child as well, but who cares! we have so much more fun in life, dont we?! you look fantastic..

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  31. Love your style and all the vintage finds you wear :D. It's great to know I can be fashionable without breaking my wallet :D.

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