Friday, March 1, 2013

Clubhouse Mickey

m- Im sure you all have noticed, but if you have not...cartoon characters THEMSELVES are sneaking their way into the glorious realm of fashion. You heard it right folks, superstars like Minnie and Mickey are making their comeback via clothing. Welcoming little creatures of childhood memories to the canvas that is our dress may sound weird, but it is a reality that I am more than happy to embrace. 

Last week, Abe and I wandered through the park with the attempts to get a little sun on our faces. I'd like to think that we are on the better half of winter, with only sunnier and sunnier days to come. This being said, Im all about jeans and sweatshirt time. And the time is now. My sweatshirt today donned a talented mouse. 
I truly think that it is our generation's turn to take over when it comes to fashion. I mean, I think it's our turn to take over everything but for right this second, let's start with the clothes we wear. Since it is our time, it is our choice...thus, our decision. If I want to wear childhood sketches on my shirt at 22 years of age, I'm going to do just that.

So get this. I'm walking down the streets of Haight-Ashbury, in downtown San Francisco, ladies on either side. Sun on my face. Locals looking fresh as hell.
 At the time, I was thinking that I'm pretty sure this place is a piece of heaven itself...when all of a sudden, my daydreams were solidified. This is heaven. I had just arrived in thrifting paradise. The gate-keeper for this shopping afterlife- Mickey Mouse
He has been with me ever since. 
"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication, yet devised for quick, mass appreciation." -Walt Disney  
Abe's sweatshirt/sweater of choice was appropirate for this light day as her holy stripes were made for breathing. Every other stripe gives the people a little bit to look at...and I love it. Abe's orange scarf, and vintage denim jacket were great accessories to her outfit. 
I scored this denim jacket from the most amazing Wasteland in the middle of San Francisco. 
Super fresh. 
Those accessories were great...but not as great at this baby pink Zac Posen purse. I died and went back to that fashion heaven I was alluding to earlier when I saw this puppy. HOLY this is good. These clean lines scream perfection. This purse may be one of the most important staples one should have in their Spring wardrobe this year. I mean just look at it...
I think there is a connection, linked with time, that is to blame for this youthful trend current in fashion. As I said before,  it is our turn to call the shots these days...I think that our playful attention to youth and our past is telling of our generation. We are done with older generations informing us that this is how we should think, work. love, and dress. We are going to think, work, and love the way we want....
...and, as we conquer our new, youth-driven world, we are going to wear spikes, polkadots, and cartoons while we do it. 

"Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end."
-Walt Disney

Because we're obsessed. 

Fresh and Precious 

1 comment:

  1. Great post. I've always been a little iffy about wearing characters, as people already think I'm younger than I look, but you've put a nice casual sophistication to it. You guys look great!! Especially love the color combo of the sweater and scarf xoxo


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