Month: August 2016

“Cosmic Connections” outfit

If I made a dating app, I would call it Cosmic Connections. It would be designed with vintage 1992 graphics and the spokesperson would be Aunt Cleo. If you swipe up, she’d pop up like a soothsayer Carl Sagan with a shot from outer space, as if to say, “the universe is infinite and we all be stardust, so don’t you worry man.” Dating reality check. Thanks Aunt Cleo. Anyway, I realized when I joined Tinder for a brief spell (review: You feel like the Bachelorette for several weeks, until, after several elimination rose ceremonies, you realize most of the guys there are just as douchey as most of the guys on the Bachelorette), that I had no actual outfits to wear on dates that didn’t send up immediate weirdo red flags. So this is my version of a date dress. It’s like, so cosmic man. (And like “normal,” right? Right? Riiiiight…). Jonathan Martin cosmic stripes on black print wrap dress – $8, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store | Damiani (made in Italy) bronze & gold sandals, $5, Idaho Youth Ranch …

“Bicycle Race!” outfit

Better hold on to your handlebars. Tonight, I co-hosted/creative directed—alongside the inimitable Boise Bicycle Project rock-star Jimmy Hallyburton—”I want to ride my bicycle! Stories on two pedals“—a special storytelling show inspired by Queen, Boise’s elite Car for Bike traders, and the freedom of free-wheeling stories that come from putting the pedal to the mettle. Time after time. Ambiance Apparel sheer black & rose print tank – $3.75, ReStyle thrift story | Step In Style pink & black art deco-ish dress – $35, Eyes of the World | Black & gold arrow banded belt – $0.94, ReStyle thrift store, DKNY platform wedges – $20, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store | 1920’s Afghanistani silver and colored glass necklace – $350, Armor Bijoux vintage jewelry dealer Vinyl of the Day: “A Day at the Races” by Queen Cheep!

“Rust Belt” outfit

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary Out by the gas fires of the refinery I’m ten years burning down the road Nowhere to run; ain’t got nowhere to go Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A., I’m a long gone daddy in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A., I’m a cool rocking daddy in the U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen [Brief programmatic pause to wave a red handkerchief for Bruce Springsteen’s backside.] Sami New York purple silk camisole – $3, ReStyle thrift store | hand-knitted (the word “hand-knitted” is the only extant label) turquoise vest, $3, ReStyle thrift store | Rampage woven brown leather belt – $2, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store | Jones New York rust silk skirt – $4, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store | Kate Spade nude wedges with gold studded bow – $70, ROSS Dress for Less in Portland (originally $300) | Gold leaf earrings – gift to the girls from the bride, Linnae, at her beautiful wedding this weekend | Green agate stone three strand necklace, 8,000,000 Turkish …