Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cheese & Olives

Thanks so much for all your entries in the bag giveaway! Reading through your responses to what the weirdest thing in your bag was gave me a good laugh...but at the same time found me giving my monitor some pretty strong crazy eye. You guys seem to enjoy carrying WEAPONS (nunchucks, a dagger, a BAG OF KITCHEN KNIVES?!), using your handbags as pantries (a tub of cheese, one year expired chips, lime slices, a single hard boiled egg), carrying LIVE ANIMALS (someone's brother's pet iguana [impressive], dogs, cats, a dog's hairbrush)...and the downright strange (a stool sample, a urine sample a large pink dildo, a nappy filled with pee, grandmother's dentures). It makes me happy and proud to know my readers are a bunch of dangerous, hungry, animal-loving weirdos. I say that with the utmost affection. I think I'll be doing these types of giveaways more often. Enough rambling. The Winner is Nadhia Rahmatika! I've contacted you by e-mail, Nadhia :-) x

Dress: Thrifted..$4!!
Fur vest: Wish
Long cigarette holder (my male friend actually used it to smoke all night): Ebay
Heels: Wittner
Lipstick: Russian Red by MAC

I dressed up as Cruella DeVille for a party the other day...except my black/white wig refused to show itself in the mail on time so I ended up looking like an anime character in a ballgown with a sub-par white bob I picked up at the local costume store. I looked progressively more and more underwhelming with every drink...eventually just looking like any Asian girl with messed up hair in a floor-length gown, screaming when they played a Notorious B.I.G. song, and then being the only person on that boat to know the lyrics (and scream themselves hoarse to it). Big thank you to the readers I met who chanted "Jess Loves Fred...Jess Loves Fred...Jess Loves Fred" for no particular reason. Above I present to you, anime Jess (follow me on Instagram!: @fartssica)

Faux-fur collar blazer: Loft by Ann Taylor via eBay
Dress: Showpony
Belt and cuff: ASOS
Boots: Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Necklace: Handmade via Etsy

And off comes the jacket! I've always wanted to do a post where I just get increasingly naked with every photo until I'm left wearing only three carefully positioned spoons. Nudist/cutlery chic. Watch this space.

In the spirit of National Poetry Month in the U.S., (Australia never gets nice things) I'll be posting one of my favourite poems alongside every blog post in the month of April (and try my hardest to resist the temptation of copy-pasting the incredibly long piece of wonder that is T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock). To kick off the iambic pentameter party:

Funeral Blues by W.H. Auden
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message 'He is Dead'.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.


Run With Fashion said...

Oh woooow....@ what people carry in their bags.... O.o, you're so pretty, and I looove your outfit, loove the jacket, I loove the green color and the fur, love your sunnies, the belt and cool bear necklace! :D


Joseph Dang said...

I love the print on that dress!

Meet Me On The Streets said...

Gosh Jess... you're hilarious

Sooky said...

love that poem! esp from '4 weddings and a funeral'

thestyleflux said...

Love that gorgeous dress!

Kaye Awatin

Ĩcë P®!/\/Ĉ3s§ said...

Love the print of the dress and your sunnies!

musicnews said...

never tired of reading you ... exquisite in this outfit too by the way ... let me share

Stace said...

That green jacket with the fur lapel is amazing!!
And so are you as Cruella deVille! Haha.

x Stace

Gillian Uang said...

That dress! Your belt! I love everything about this look!

sojjeje said...

Diving outfit! That dress is amazing~ I assume the 'F' necklace pays homage to Fartssica?
And that poem! What a lovely example of rhyme~ Do post (paste) 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' so more of your readers know about this enchanting piece!

The Fancy Teacup said...

That vintage dress was only $4?! What an absolute gem!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, we have the same dress! YAY

Anoush-K said...

So lovely! love all <3

xoxo A.

TheMinx said...

you look so beautiful!! I love that dress, and the poem as well :)

Nancie Mwai said...

looking still pulled it off with that wig.

duckalicious said...

daaamn ... how did I miss this giveaway?!

cool dress, I can't seem to get enough of these prints.

mischelle said...

FOUR DOLLARS?! I love your dress sooo much

Jaya said...

that dress! that print! i'm in love. you look stunning !


char said...

your dress is divine, i love your belt as well :)

Joelyne TheSydneyGirl said...


Anyways on another note, love your smile belt, and looking gorgeous as per usual.



kathleen said...

YOU CRACK ME UP. and so do your twitter tweets :)

Adeola Naomi said...

Love your skirt!!!

Dom said...

Oh my, literally just got through talking about Eliot's "Love Song..." in my Modern Poetry class. Auden's "Funeral Blues" is another great choice. :]

Les belles en jupe said...

I love your outfit ! You will be one of the Monday's "Belles en Jupe" !
Follow my monday's selection !

Fashionettista!! said...

your so lovely! love your blog darling! following your sweet blog!! feel free to check out my blog and return the love if you like! kisses!!

Megann Monday said...

I like your idea with the poems! :)

PS. Your dress is really nice :)

♥ Megann of Style Surgery


Oh Miss Tran... you've done it again! Love this. You're always such a babe and those sunnies are the shiz xxxx

shelley said...

I really like that poem. Have you read the quails by francis brett young? It's one of my favourites (:

My Social Stylist said...

that SMILE belt is awesome! have been wanting a belt like that for ages!


Natasha Fatah said...

Gorgeous outfit and pictures!

~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~