What do others think of your style and collecting habits? Has anyone ever said anything funny?
It surprises me that my weirdest creations tend to get the most compliments. I have this khaki Bernhard Willhelm coat from the Spring 2016 Magic Potato Collection (he named it to me himself after I DMed him thinking about its origin). It has a pleated orifice on the back that I can only describe as a flared not style. When I turned around, there was a wrap-style kimono vibe to the front, with this surreal sense of emptiness.
This is what I think draws attention to my personal style and collection as a whole: I twist some ubiquitous stuff into more morbid and ridiculous ways and vice versa . Low-key melodrama. I thought of a wallet from Magic Society made from recycled old blow-up doll heads. Her name is Judy. Friends and strangers alike immediately bombarded me with questions and compliments without immediately understanding the original context I liked. This means they relate to otherwise taboo things in a new way that fosters connection and community. Little kids comment on my costumes the best because they are the most creative and open minded of them all. They really love Judy!
What’s your best hidden treasure?
Let me preface this answer by admitting I’m sick and needing help, if you’re reading this and doing the same, pm me Me, because we should be friends. I set my alarm for potions from The RealReal every day, twice a day. This summer, I missed the second drop of the day at a friend’s BBQ, completely immersed in socializing. However, a small voice told me to open Gmail (where I also get updates from TRR) and I almost choked on my beer because what I saw was so loud. “The wait is over!” reads the subject line, and inside is a super rare egg crate jacket from Issey Miyake’s fall 300 runway that was somehow returned by a very stupid customer, Then came my inbox like lightning from Antique Gods.
I never click add to cart and checkout faster for any purchase. The fashion holy grail moment of total blackout. When it arrived, it still had the tag from one of The RealReal’s brick-and-mortar flagship sales floors for over $1, , even though I bought it for less than $000. There are times when we should stop asking and accept the strange and delicious gifts that chance and persistence offer us. This is one of those times.