Friday, April 30, 2010

Memoirs of a Miss Madame Saigon Geisha Butterfly

With hopefully a minimum of cultural appropriation we invite you to enjoy some of our lovely kimonos and cheongsams . Special thanks to today's glamor queen Ragine.





Spring Sale: A Haiku

Racks to Put Away
Clothes for Sale in just Three Weeks
So Happy Friday

xo for serious
Erica

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Now You See Me...Now You Don't

Camouflage Courtesy of Merriam Webster Online
Main Entry: 1cam·ou·flage
Pronunciation: \ˈka-mə-ˌfläzh, -ˌfläj\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from camoufler to disguise
Date: 1917

1 : the disguising especially of military equipment or installations with paint, nets, or foliage; also : the disguise so applied
2 a : concealment by means of disguise b : behavior or artifice designed to deceive or hide

Alright so now that we're all caught up on our daily etymological adventures, let's take a look at some of our Spring Sale items and the wide variety of environments into which they will let you blend.

Chelsea can't see us; ergo we cannot see her.

Yes this is the second year in a row I've made some one from the Yard Sale Department get in an E-Crate.

Also, for our readers from last year, I did not make Glittersnake get in an E-Crate; he crawled in on his own

Burgundy Berber Angel

Forever Plaid

I'm still not sure if Chelsea was even in this picture or if she just threw the leaf-suit on the hedge-row.

Also, we've included this fun activity you can do at home. We reccommend printing six of these and finding five friends and making sort of a bingo arrangement.

Alternatively you could get it super blown up at a copy shop and play a uber-game of twister. It's good for rainy days or when it's so windy that you can't work properly on your yard sale because all of your racks will blow over so have to spend the whole day locked in a corrugated metal shack. ...I mean...yeah... it's good in any of a variety of ambiguous situations none of which apply to me or my department.

xo for serious,

Erica

P.S. We were actually very productive today. In case any one is having an issue.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Capetown, North Hollywood

Capes.

Aren't they great?

Yes, yes they are. See, Vincent Prince agrees with us.

All kinds of cool people wear capes. Now, we already know how cool you are...obviously, you read this blog. But if you are looking for the one thing can could possibly make you more rad/awesome especially as of and after May 22, please consider the following:


Underdog Victorious


What's Taters, Precious?



Alright so when we said cool. We meant cool. We did not and still don't make any claims as to where you may or may not fall on the scale of good and evil.





I have no words. But if I did have some they would be AWESOME-SAUCE. Yes, this is AWESOME -SAUCE. Thank you Quailman!

Thanks for reading. Also, in a follow up from Monday's post....CERN does not seem to have a blog but they do Tweet. Just a friendly fyi.
Till next time,
xo for serious
~Erica

P.S. Yes, I know this whole posting is in direct conflict with that classic and intelligent costuming ultimatum:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

An American Classic

Scout Handbook Page 18
Wilderness Survival Skills
Part 1 of 5
How To Dress Like Your American Girl Doll.

Readers Note: If you don't understand how this would ever qualify as a survival skill there's just nothing I can do for you. Then again, I could tell you all about the time that dressing like my American Girl doll saved my life. I could tell you... but the experience was just far too harrowing to repeat. Sorry lovers.












Dear Scouts, after posting some of these photos it has come to my attention that I'm a little bit creeped out by dolls and would appreciate if you did not try so hard to get the Doll Approximation Wilderness Survival badge. Alternatively it might have something to do with a recent and partial viewing of Stephen King's 1993 TV special, Tommyknockers. Who's to say?... .... .... Stay away from me, weirdos.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Reader's Letters Part 1

Dear xo for serious Erica,

We are reading your blog and like it 87.667% of the time. We appologize for the inaccuracy of our estimation but would like you to know that this is a more than acceptable rate of enjoyment. There is a reasonable probability that we will attending the Spring Sale on the twenty second of May and would find it agreeable to meet you there.

As you continue to write your blog we would like to know: what is the probability of a science themed entry?

Thank you for your time

~The Scientific Community

Dear Sci-Com,

Thanks for your letter! I appreciate your readership and am happy to report to you that the probability of Science Theme day is 100%!!! You are absolutely right the scientifically minded have contributed much to the world of fashion and not just by inventing many and diverse tools and fabrics. Hurray for Dacron.

Let's take a look at some trend-setting scientists and how you can approximate their style with Spring Sale items.

Special thanks to Sahar and Chelsea. You guys rock so hard! I think you are as cool as tertiary proteins for which I will never be able to adequately articulate my love and admiration.

Again, thanks for reading. Tell your friends. Does CERN have a blog? Can we cross-reference each other?!

Some one make a call please.

Xo for Serious

Erica

P.S. At the next convention...I'm going as young Darwin