Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rebel Yell






Outfit Details:
hat - Goorin Bros
petal vest - Foley + Corinna
dress - Rodarte for Target (old)
Romance boots - c/o Seychelles (old)
bag - c/o Hobo International
bracelets - Nine West and Forever 21
rings - bought at Artists + Fleas in Williamsburg
glasses - Ray-Ban
lipstick and nail polish - MAC Rebel from Fashion Sets

If these photos look out of season, it's because they are. I photographed these back in Fall, when MAC sent me a preview of their MAC Rebel Fashion Set and asked me to share my thoughts on the collection and how it correlates to the city I live in, Brooklyn. You can read mine above, and three other stories from around the world here.

MAC is the reason I became interested in makeup - it made me view it as an artistic expression rather than a camouflage, as more than just a coat of lipgloss and dab of concealer. Their campaigns were edgier than their peers', which appealed to my blue-haired and quietly rebellious self. Nine years later and back to brunette, I still feel like I am more suited to their eccentric campaigns than say, a CoverGirl ad. Maybe I came into my own, a bit - I'm not as awkward as that girl with the DIY t-shirts and baby bangs - but I'm still a little offbeat. And okay, my friends would agree that I'm still a little awkward (April calls me "charmingly awkward") - I'm just better at hiding it in pictures than I am in real life. 

People still have a hard time placing me in a certain compartment, which is something I have come to appreciate. When I was young, all I cared about was fitting in or more likely, blending into the background. At some point I decided that was a bunch of malarkey and went to the opposite end of the spectrum. These days, it's more about just being myself, even if that person evolves from day to day. That's what makeup is to me: another form of self expression. I wear my makeup like it's an accessory meant to be seen.


46 comments:

  1. I'm so in love with your ring.

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  2. So in love with your petal vest, lip & nail colour!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
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  3. gorgeous!

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  4. Woow, you look beautiful!! :))

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  5. Well, I always say, "Leopard is my favorite color" a nd this is adorable!!!

    xoxo

    Kier

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  6. Great boots and vest! Love this outfit!

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  7. By the way- I do love your look, you are so gorgeous. such a classic, yet a little unexpected look. just stunning!!

    Been following your blog for a while, and really proud to call you an influencer of my first blog!!

    Thanks for all you do gorgeous!

    Xo.

    Kier

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  8. Gorgeous as always! You have such a great style and I LOVE your hair♥
    xx
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  9. Your makeup is always so flawless, Keiko! Love the mixture of the detailed waistcoat with the feline print.

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  10. You're always so gorgeous! Love the leopard print combined with the petal vest <3 X

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  11. "she cried more more more." it's good you don't limit yourself to one box or category. :)

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  12. I'm always thrilled to read your writings; you're a very talented writer. :)

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  13. That MAC lipstick and nail colour are gorgeous on you!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  14. Awesome outfit. Really loving that leopard dress! You always look fantastic!

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  15. I'm a huge fan of animal print. This look rocks!

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  16. You are beautiful, you have an amazing style sense! <3

    Love, Ana
    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  17. Rebel is pretty gorgeous and you look amazing! :)

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  19. rocker chic! love it!

    -Jessica
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  20. Cute dress and such a great vest, I like! :)

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    Jasmin

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  21. That is the most interesting vest I've seen!Now I wanna wear it!;)
    xx
    B.

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  22. love your dress!
    looks amazing

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  23. Oh, I can relate so very much. I feel like my whole adolescence was one long struggle to fit someone else's idea of me. Hell, even my early twenties was that. Now, I love owning my awkwardness and my conflicting interests, and really everything that makes me, me.

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  24. I asked for this color for christmas and love it! I had been on the search for the perfect purple lipstick and this is it!

    Sienna Rose

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  25. Love the layered bracelets with that leopard.

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  26. Love the vest!! I love the texture that it gives your entire outfit!!
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  27. awesome lipstick!
    ~Natalia
    sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com

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  28. Your hair looks so pretty with the slight wave at the end!

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  29. Love love LOVE your glasses!! Great accessorizing also. XOXO

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  30. Amazing dress!

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  31. Your hair is LUSCIOUS. I love it when you have it down. Up is fantastic. But down is insane.

    And I LOVE your view of makeup being more than just mascara and concealer. I wish I could work it like that for me!

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  32. You look awesome (as usual) but your words in this post resonated with me more than the images. Beauty is always at its best when it is original, unabashed, genuine, and courageous. I'm trying to teach my daughters that what makes you different, what makes you you, is what makes you beautiful.

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  33. She looks so cute and stunning in those <a href="http://www.loudstarbazaar.com/shop/brand-starlyte-ethos/starlyte-ethos-jungle-dress/p_78.htm>Indie clothing styles</a>l

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  34. I really enjoyed your blog – Don't forget to visit us at Boutique 73 for Women's Clothing. We stock gorgeous tea dresses, vintage Levis shorts, and a variety of jewellery! We add new stock every day.

    Boutique 73 xxx

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  35. Love the matchy matchy lips and nails...great idea from Mac! It's available in Russian Red which is very good news. :)

    x

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  36. OMG I FOUND YOU IN A BLOG BOOK! YOURE AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL! :)



    xoxo, Alee

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  37. this look is great! perfectly complimented by the lip & nail color!

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  38. You look beautiful, that vest is amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  39. Good for you for just being yourself! You are a gorgeous, amazing person and you shouldn't try to pinhole yourself.

    xo Jennifer

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  40. You look amazing! I love love your style!

    xx
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  41. When you mentioned "campaigns"--I'm reminded of older makeup campaigns where the nails always matched the lip color. Genius of MAC to do a classic sort of ad campaign with their classic/best-selling colors but with a new modern yet personable twist--doing this with fashion/beauty bloggers.

    Thank you for telling us how you view makeup. I think that's why you're one of my favorite bloggers to read up on, you view makeup as an accessory in creating a look--and you create and portray the look in your blog so well. Many fashion bloggers strictly cover clothing, and many beauty bloggers strictly cover cosmetics--and your blog is a fantastic marriage of both.

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  42. I love your outfits so much. Its perfect suits to you. I like your ring, petal vest, nail polish. Its too beautiful.

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