Friday, June 18, 2010

Sacramento Sunset

8 p.m. And I'm already running a bit late to the Butt Ugly sale going on tonight. Dolled up in a simple ensemble, my intention to dress in a signature "Butt Ugly" look.

Meaning the outfit might be something the lovely Kristy Green might wear. Vintage apron, worn as top: check. Denim skirt: check. Cowboy boots, a Sacramento-style summer signature: double check. Thought this would be a great time to wear my new Art Owl pendant, and for good measure my gun holster bolero neck-tie. 

 As you can tell, the sun is still going strong at 8 o'clock. The photos are over- exposed, and so many of the pictures had these long, strange shadows from the low angle of the sun. But this is Sacramento summer, and its sunsets, like the people, are a bit eccentric & colorful. Which I believe happened at 8:43 p.m.

Here is a detail of the necklaces. The top one is an incredible piece from Art Owl. It is a vintage medallion possibly from Korea, of a young Asian dictator. The artist said it came from a private collection of an older woman who smuggled it out of her home-country. The star is made of copper, with an enamel image attached to it. The chain is also re-purposed vintage, and the back of the necklace has a beautiful and funky hand-forged fastener. The bottom necklace is an old bolero neck tie I've had forever. It used to have a little gun inside the holster but I've long since lost it. I like the eclectic quality of both the necklaces; they seem to go well together and with the faded vintage apron top.

 Now wearing: 
  • Bespoked novelty necklace, Art Owl
  • Vintage bolero tie, thrifted
  • Vintage blue printed cotton apron smock, worn as top, thrifted
  • Citizens of Humanity jean skirt, gifted 
  • Justin grey leather boots, thrifted (Thrift Town)


Anonymous said...

I love the idea of wearing a vintage apron as a top! lovely!

luciana said...

Lovely Top :)

Isquisofrenia said...

wow i was reading about the story behind the necklace and yes the sun here comes out at 6am its crazy
and its hot and blah
hahhah but yeah should be a fun day for you ha.
i wanna set up the shop but i dont kow how to do the pay pal thing
should be easy and then i get lazy because all the photos and all that

anywyas girl have a nice weekend!

Unknown said...

Hi =)

I like the pattern of your shirt!!


Katerina Kazia said...

I love the look, but I am IN LOVE with medallion! Lucky you!

Missa said...

Didn't take any pictures, but I wore a blue floral smock apron as a top yesterday too! What are the odds?

Yours is super cute :)

Lisa said...

Now I wish I had bought that smock at the thrift store the other day. I love your bolero tie too!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thanks Lisa. Keep your eyes peeled. More apron posts coming!

Anonymous said...

shout out to sacramento!