Saturday, January 5, 2013

♀ Lady Times In Lady Places ♀


let's just call this the year of the Grimes


This has been an epic year. There was an apartment, a move and another apartment. A graduation (mine). The start of our blog, some dye jobs, a lot of searches for platforms on ebay and a ton of glaring at catcallers -- even a bit of regretsy. We created a lot but not nearly enough. We listened to a lot of Kate Bush (with me getting the lyrics wrong 90% of the time) and Mattie wowed us all with her dance routines to the Law & Order SVU theme song. There was a little glamour but mostly there was a lot of getting real.

We served some executive realness at jobs and internships -- places where we couldn't wear sheer 24/7 (gasp).
We stopped living in dreams set to our ipod playlists and experienced being in the world a little bit. We tried to figure out how to be goddesses in a world that makes you feel like shit. Where it gets hot and smelly in the summer and you get thigh rub and you have no money but want everything and just end up with a bagel and an ill fitting top from Beacon's Closet but that ends up being enough.
Figuring out what you want to do for now and what you want to do forever.
Realizing that things you thought were so awesome (institutions like fashion/art/whatever) are more complicated and less awesome than you thought.
Thinking a lot about what happiness actually means and how to bring happiness to others. And then that biggie: how to make the world a better place? Soo many brain farts.

Also aside from a lot of cerebral-ing there was a lot of moving in our bodies. We discovered that what you do in the clothes is more important than the clothes themselves -- the adventures you go on. They're meant to get ripped up and sweat stained and uglier. Not just dressing but loving our bodies was an important revelation.
Sorry if this all sounds way dramatic but life is pretty dramatic I would say.
Any advice or lessons you learned this year or will try to live out in 2013? Get all Grandmother Willow on us and share in the comments.
Here are some pictures from the last few months of us existing.

♀ Amanda
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. you girls have such a beautiful way of seeing the world. i know thats sound waaay cliche but its totally true! I love these pictures!!

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  2. This may be the only 'year in review' that I read through and totally loved. <3

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  3. Happy new year!I love Grimes and your unique sense of style, I wish to learn to love my body and to explore my creativity like you taught us!
    <3

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  4. Dream on girls, the world needs your magic !
    http://selenite.weebly.com

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  5. this is a wonderful lil glimpse into your guys' world. is that some KTZ sigil madness on mattie?

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    1. yes! i feel like a satanic joan holloway in it

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  6. if the sensation of the pleasure of drinking a diet coke could be in pictures I think this would be it, everything it's so beautiful

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  7. Happy new year lovely people! May the new year bring as many revelations...hopefully the welcome kind! Keep on being the best kind of goddesses :) feeling like you're beating society at it's own game or something, damn society always getting in the way of inner goddess...

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  8. Amanda - please keep writing. Mattie - please keep wearing that black skirt. You are both terrific! Love ya, Ryan's mama bear.

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  9. HAPPY (late) NEW YEAR!!!! I have to check your blog more often (blogger new years resolution... this is a thing?) cuz you never fail to inspire me with your great outfits and vintagey, ghosty, tough grrrrly vibes (these are the vibes I get... Idk if they are what you are join for but yeah)!!!! I hope your 2012 was pretty good and that 2013 is better!! I really liked what you said about dressing AND loving our bodies; as someone who has struggled with an ED I think loving your body is REALLY important. It's something I struggle with everyday (but getting to dress up in pretty clothes helps!!!!)
    You look amazing in all these pics (well the ones youre in... duh)
    xoxo
    Charlotte
    theflowered.blogspot.com

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    1. U r such an inspiration to us. New Year's Resolution is to read ur blog as well (+ post more) because you are the friggin bomb. Also BODY LOVE is a life struggle but it's sooo worth it (and yes clothes make it easier). xo

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  10. you guys are amazing amazing amazing

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