Tuesday, September 2, 2014

vogue boss

Yesterday's look was for sure my favorite outfit, but today's theme is my favorite aura. 1980s situationist slam poet, a tortured artist whose 'soul' complaints include the "the toxic breath of post-fordist capitalism" and a "labyrinthine secret order imprisoning my carnal unit." Favorite movies: Videodrome and The Lawnmower Man. Favorite musicians: Art of Noise, Biota. Favorite artists: Cindy Sherman and whoever is responsible for this youtube video. Favorite quote: "Never Work."

Might I ever be a "Vogue Boss" in an outfit this kitschy? Might I even desire to be a "Vogue Boss" if capable of an outfit this kitschy? I think I'm more inclined for a position as 'Adbusters Creative Director of Fashion Hacking.'

Jah bless to one of the ex bf's for this top, I am well aware that it's the greatest shirt you've ever seen and that I have good taste in suitors. They usually give me excellent clothing to reward me for being such a wonderful girlfriend before inevitably breaking up with me, blocking me, and sending me seething text messages during one of their cocaine comedowns in the ensuing months. Worthy trade-off!



Vogue Boss Slam Poet's parting Debordian cry:
"INCESSANT TECHNOLOGICAL RENEWAL, INTEGRATION OF STATE AND ECONOMY, GENERALIZED SECRECY, UNANSWERABLE LIES, AND ETERNAL PRESENT... OH, THE HORROR"



Vintage top, Romwe leggings, Yes Style beret and heels

Everything is infinite,

Bebe Zeva

Monday, September 1, 2014

spectacle

This is seriously my favorite outfit ever in all my four laborious years of blogging. I've had this Vertigo Paris jacket for ages, always promising to save it for that perfect occasion when it would be perfectly appreciated. I wore it to have my portrait taken for a New York Times style profile penned about me in 2011, so it's been immortalized in print, albeit not as perfectly styled as it is today. So what's the occasion this time? Absolutely none. I realize now that I wait for gratification that cannot come by virtue of it being anticipated. The only gratification is the surprise, which I will never know, and around which I have deliberately constructed my life to avoid. No expectations, but also no surprises. Listless plateaus, mood stabilizers, comfort.

It'd be an obvious fallacy to posit that I'm wearing this arresting outfit for myself and no one else, that I don't care about my jacket being 'perfectly appreciated' this time. Of course I care, it's on my blog. It's on my instagram. I want other people to look at it. But there's no way for me to measure whether or not it's being enjoyed by others. I can only measure whether or not people are looking at it. So I sojourn in the solace of temporary gaze. 

This look reminds me of the jarring maximalist style of 1980s cheeky hyperconsumerism. Pastel, pattern crazed, checked and adorned in gold. If I only had the means to dress like this every day...

"The grand style of the age is always located in what is oriented by the obvious and secret necessity of revolution."




Vertigo Paris jacket, Romwe pastel tie-dye top, Blackfive checkered harem pants, Zero UV cat eye glasses

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Thursday, August 28, 2014

mama tropic

Baby girl needs a vacation. It's already the end of August and I feel like I haven't done any REAL traveling in months... can't decide if it's the fault of my agoraphic tendencies or simply no opportunity. Either way, this tropical print two-piece from AX Paris puts me in the zone. You know what zone I'm talking about. Imagined pina coladas and a hammock. This outfit deserves a debut on an actual Polynesian island, not my local tiki bar.



"Tropical neon crop top pencil skirt suit" c/o AX Paris, ZeroUV shades, Pink & Pepper heels

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

little mistress

Have you ever seen a woman more prepared for an uppity wine and dine? Probably, but this is MY blog and MY hypothetical question! I've got my little black dress, strappy sandals, and a thirst for Chardonnay. But you know me. Travel size Sutter Homes will have to do until a gentleman steps up and sweeps me away... preferably in a limo, and preferably with iced bottles already on deck. Open container law? Doesn't apply to me in THIS outfit.'Driver roll up the partition please' is a lifestyle expectation, not a song lyric.

Many thanks to Little Mistress for hooking me up with this gorgeous dress for an evening to remember. Eventually. ;)



"White Label Bustier Bodycon dress" c/o Little Mistress, Pink and Pepper heels

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

zip it

Moseying about a room all day, too handicapped by anxiety to explore the world, is creatively stifling for obvious reasons. There's a permeating sense of doom, a limited reservoir of entertainment options, and the decor gets boring to look at after approximately the 20th week in isolation. To cope with this malaise, I fantasize about alternate lives, alternate careers. This outfit reflects my most lusted ambition: the art curator. She's everything I'm not: social, talkative, executive, limitless. She's admired for her taste and sophistication. She can make magic happen in a stark white room, she knows the who's-who, she impresses the big wigs with big words and flutes of expensive champagne. I like to imagine that this is an outfit she'd wear to one of her curated openings.

This gorgeous pencil skirt is c/o Bardot, the brand that also designed my beloved snow leopard dress. And the shades, fitting for only a woman with a prestigious degree (or those who like to impersonate them), are c/o Zero UV, the wonderful line that has been supplying most of my sunnies these past several months! J'adore my collaborators. 



Bardot "Angle Zip" pencil skirt, Zero UV "circle cat eye" sunglasses

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Monday, August 25, 2014

makeup review: one direction's midnight memories collection

I'm super excited to publish my first ever makeup review! I'm a little camera shy when it comes to recording, so hopefully these progress shots will suffice to illustrate how I achieved #thelook. The makeup kit I'm using is a limited edition set of products from One Direction's new makeup line called "The Looks Collection." Each makeup kit comes in a keepsake tin named after one of three albums: Up All Night, Take Me Home, and Midnight Memories. My palette features the boldest shades of the bunch -- dark and holographic shadows, deep rouge lipstick, fluorescent magenta gloss, and glittering gray nail polish. Together, they create a cosmetic ensemble fit for the craziest concert, wildest after party, or (if you're lucky) tour bus turn-up.



Check out the artistic direction I chose for my face!

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First, I applied a base layer of foundation and filled in my brows to prep my 'facial canvas.' 



Next, I whipped out the mascara and loaded it on - top and bottom. Didn't expect it to do exactly what I wanted! Love a sweet surprise.



Then, the hard part. Lining my eye with a creamy kohl pencil. 



I chose a semi-pointed smoky blend over a traditional cat-eye. Specific shapes are easier to accomplish with liquid eyeliner, and the pencil works best when you gently rub it in. 



But now the FUN part - painting those lids with shimmering shades of eyeshadow.



I went aaaaall the way and used every color but the glittering peach... we'll save that hue for another day.



Glam time with "Best Song Ever"- the perfect shade of ruby red and a creamy quality texture.



Finally ready to rock n' roll... Zayn where you at when I'm lookin' this good????



And I gotta say it... THAT'S what makes me beautiful. Midnight Memories.



The Looks Collection is available all over America starting August 25th (today!) -- you can pick yours up at Macy's, Dillards, Lord & Taylor, Beauty Brands or Stage Stores. And if you choose another palette, like the electrifying "Up All Night" or girl-next-door-chic "Take Me Home," send me a pic. I'm curious to see what you do with your art!

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Thursday, August 21, 2014

wanna fanta #tbt

Everybody loves a label -- be it a designer logo or corporate graphic. Stylishly aligning yourself with the products you consume is self-expression. What I buy, what I enjoy, what I choose to taste and accessorize is who I am. Because my personality made that choice. Agency. Identity. Wanna Fanta.



Fanta print OASAP sweatshirt, Romwe skirt, 80s Purple sunglasses

Everything is infinite,

Bebe