Thursday, March 31, 2011

Useless Superpowers



I was telling my friend about how I am embarassed that I am afflicted with what you might know as Asian Flush. The usual reaction to my complaints are, "IT'S CUTE/NORMAL/TOTALLY FINE". What people don't realise is that I will drink half a beer (I am not exaggerating) and my face will flush redder than the rose you wish you were given by the valentine you wish you had. His response was, "Oh, I wish I went red when I drank...it's like a useless race-specific super power".



I don't look the best in these photos because they were the last batch Vinh and I did, and I look a bit like a drenched rat because well, it was raining and I was tired.

Cardigan: Cotton On (heh.)
Skirt: Kid's thrifted tutu.
Grey blouse: Thrifted
Booties: Birthday gift


All images shot byVinh Pham / Ve Noir Studios.


When I wore this outfit it attracted a few thousand confused and judging looks because:
1. Who wears a bright blue tutu on a grey day at university? Nobody.
2. It's an example of yet another case of "Jessica goes to a thrift store, browses in the children's section, forgets she is not the same size as she was when she was 7 and buys things that are too small for her". It's about the same length as a belt.

But it made me feel like a superhero, albeit a really skanky and attention-attracting superhero, but a superhero nonetheless. Sadly there were no kittens to rescue or maidens to woo on the day I wore this, though. The only good deed I did that day was making a conscious effort to not fall over and expose people to my underwear (which I wasn't very successful at doing).





Fleet Foxes' new album disappoints. I found what I thought was a download link to the leak and it was just Beyonce's 'Single Ladies 13 times over. THANKS, INTERNET. But it doesn't live up to their first album AT ALL.

The Tangled OST ON THE OTHER HAND!!! I must have a thing for Disney music because I am in love with this movie. It is the cutest thing, and I loved that as soon as the Princess opened her mouth to belt out a tune I knew straight away it was Mandy Moore. As well as singing 'When Will my Life Begin' every three seconds to whoever will listen (and everyone else who refuses to), I spent most of today rapping to Biggie Smalls, and singing everything from Mulan's 'I'll Make a Man Out of you' to Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" in the middle of university with Genvin and Matt C. We know how to have fun.

Also, HELLO TO THE GIRL who approached me today and asked for a photo with me. What the hell, you were too lovely. Please send through the photo to me :) (fartssica@gmail.com) Also hi to the girl who bumped into me while I was tipsy at UNSW Roundhouse. Awkward. It was really really lovely to meet you, I just suck at being social.



49 comments:

janet said...

aww,I love tangled OST too!
you look cute on that blue skirt :)

srhtrng said...

Stop being so perfect askldaskjdh

_V said...

where are your birthday shoes from!?? they a hooootttt. hawt. hot!

Nettie said...

I actually like this <3

Nettie said...

I actually like this <3

Belly B said...

I swear, I literally watched Tangled 16 times. Best Disney movie in the last 10 years.
Anyway, I love how you wear childrens' clothes. It's awesome.

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malaise said...

AJdfkaljfdaf.
I love everything about your outfit. (: You'd be a BAMF'in superhero, I bet.

tu m'emmerdes said...

Hey Jess, your skirt looks like something awesome that Sailor Moon would wear. Anyway, for asian flush, try dissolving two Pepcid AC tablets on your tongue before you drink. It works for most asians I know!

xinwei said...

Asian Flush. i have that. i drink half/quarter glass of wine and my face goes RED.

and here i was talking about superpowers to my friends today! we had our school magazine photoshoot today and i yelled 'BAM' when the photographer counted to three, then a bench/chair/table FELL and made the exact same sound. i did the same while i was talking to my friends, doing another 'bam' or something similar and a comb fel from my friend's file. (don't ask how it got there in the first place...i don't know either)

by the way, RAD yellow cardigan! (:

genvinout said...

BIRTHDAYS WAS THE WORST DAAYYYSSS.

Cristiana Nunes said...

Amazing skirt, the boots look so good with the socks! This belt of yours ir to die for!

Priscilla said...

love the colours in this!
hahaha you actually wore those killer heels to uni?? so gutsy!
<3 the skirt its uber cute

Amie said...

legs gurl! haha

that's impressive you can drink a whole half of a beer! i can juuuust get through a vodka and coke (even one very easy on the vodka) and still get really pink and hot lol


x amie

LUU H. said...

ah, I know what you mean! I get all the time when I drink alochol - it is so embarrissing. urgh!

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Meg said...

I'm getting red after drinking too, it sucks :D

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The Minx said...

your skirt is the most beautiful color!! And my boyfriend is half chinese, so he has the affliction too haha. I mentioned you in my most recent post if you want to check it out :)

char said...
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char said...

i like the mix of colors in this. and i love your top.. a lot of my clothes are from the childrens section, especially my shoes. youve reminded me that i still need to listen to fleet foxes new album, but now im not sure if i should still bother to.

Camilla. said...

Love them shoes. So brilliant.

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Sarah-Karin said...

hehe the first pic is funny ^.^
and your outfit is as great as always! love the colors so much!

btw I really enjoy reading your posts... they're very entertaining and just great!
<3

kelsea said...

beautiful as always

MellJBrown said...

that skirt is amazing, even if it is a bit figure-skating length. But if I had your legs I'd probably walk around naked.

I have a friend who goes red from drinking too. But she is NOT ASIAN. just unlucky. Although she always wanted to marry an asian man and have eurasian babies? It used to be tricky when we were like 15 because of course her parents would know if she'd drank due to her rosey complexion.

-m xx

Vivienne Kongvongsa said...

I love the interesting choice of colours used in this pallet! The grey pastel just makes everything sane. Love it.

XXX

chloe.eloise♥ said...

My boyfriend is obsessed with growing his hair (now its below his shoulders) and we happen to have the same colour, so the cover of that movie always reminds me of us because when we entwine our hair we can't tell whose is whose.

Anyway, I love your amazing superhero skirt. Its amazing. And the bow on that blouse is perfection. Also, those boots look great with everything.

That is all.

Fox Whiskers

Meanz said...

You look adorable, I love the blue and yellow combination! It's so bright and fresh. I also loved Tangled, it is so adorable! Mandy Moore has a great voice!

- Meanz (Koi Story)

Veren Lee said...

I love the color combination of this outfit :)

a little princess

Thu said...

Lovely photos!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love the outfit! As usual looking greaat :) I think Tangled is one of my all time Disney favourite, Mandy Moore's sound is too sweet and I love the songs!

xx
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JENNA L. said...

Hmm anything with Mandy Moore scares me. Although I did watch a re-run of 'A walk to Remember' the other day and realised who ever the stylist was on that movie must have been on crack. Seriously, just because she's the priests daughter doesn't mean she has to look like a curtain (and act like one too!)

Anyway, on a happier note I am more than thrilled with this outfit. I'm glad you wore this incredible ensemble to uni. Kudos to you. Those shoes are killer. I need a pair stat.

x x x
I'm Just a Gal

wewerethecliche said...

Tangled is the best and I love this outfit. So fun and light! :)

Matthew said...

NOW WE SIP CHAMPAGNE WHEN WE THIRSTAY.

Diane said...

I love this color combination. Also, I couldn't help but notice your favorite books on the sidebar and wow, you have goooood taste.

Adrianna Traxler said...

Love love this look! I'm so happy to have found your blog. Your style is cute and totally chic. Awesome color combo, and the skirt style is perfection

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Feeona said...

Oh you are so sweet! Love the outfit (-:

miss/ex said...

Girl, you are too too funny. Plus, you look super-adorbs in that. I am in lesbians with you. Except that my useless race-specific super powered husband would be very upset if I left him.
Xx

Margaret Tran said...

I want to make love to your boots.

constance said...

those boots are to die for!
i love reading your blog btw and your outfits are phenomenal x socksanddocs.blogspot.com

Anoush-K said...

lOVELY ♥

Anonymous said...

DUDE. WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR HOPE RING?!

Living in a Rose Garden said...

WOW! What a lovely outfit. You are too beautiful. I'm So glad I've found your blog!

Mariella said...

I really like the outfit, and also, it is true: the Tangled soundtrack really is the shit. ;)

As soon as I watched the movie the first time, I immediately started downloading all of the music... After that, I watched the movie three more times.

olive said...

You are so beautiful and amazingly stylish.I am always eager to see your new outfit posts. I love your yellow/blue/grey combo. I would be over the moon if I was half as stylish as you. By the way, you turn red because your alcohol dehydrogenase (an enzyme that breaks down alcohol) is more active than other people's. On the plus side it means you break down alcohol faster than others so your drinking ability is better, if I remember correctly.

shannanj said...

love this.

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