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Hel Looks

8 Sep

Technically not completely ladymade, Finnish street style blog Hel Looks is co-run by Liisa Jokinen. It’s one of my favorite street style blogs because I love to see the variety in ages, body types, and seriously kooky styles. I also love the quotes from the subjects about what inspired their fashion aesthetics. What inspires the people below? Travel to Hel Looks to find out!


The Black Apple

5 Sep

Emily Martin’s The Black Apple is one of my longest-running blog loves. Her art is part wistful, part spooky, and part cute. And recently her circus-inspired works have been reminding me of Geek Love. Emily’s recipes/crafting/fashion/decorating skillz inspire me.

This is Emily:

Here are some of her paintings (inexpensive prints, lockets, diaries and things available at her shop)!



Little Odd Forest

26 Aug

This is Lynda Lye from Singapore, who totally does everything herself for these amazing products.

Here are some of the things she makes:

Melanie Bilenker’s Creepy Cool Hair Art

23 Aug

Melanie says on her website:

The Victorians kept lockets of hair and miniature portraits painted with ground hair and pigment to secure the memory of a lost love. In much the same way, I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants. I do not reproduce events, but quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments.

Like these:





Ms. Frizzle as Style Icon

12 Aug

I’m so glad Hannah at the ModCloth blog shares my Ms. Frizzle fashion love. I’m getting so excited about my student teaching wardrobe possibilities. When will I get to wear my dino earrings and stegosaurus shirt!?

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

12 Aug

Nostalgia Dose Two! (and this show was of course ladymade, created by Nell Scovell)

I definitely took my fashion and sass cues from Sabrina/Melissa Joan Hart when I was 12.

Ooooh, Sabrina's red Delia's catalogue dress! Too scared and boobless to try this at 12.

Definitely had a red velour dress at this time in my life; wore it when I wanted to look "sophisticated."

Short-sleeve button downs were also a fashion staple. WHY DID I WEAR THEM UNBUTTONED WITH HIGH-NECKED TEES UNDERNEATH??

Oooooh, those invisichokers annnnnd the see-thru shirt with tanks underneath. And florals. I wore this kind of shirt when I wanted to look "cool." Like on my birthday.