Power shoulders and velvet.

Posted in culture, fashion, indie, photography, street fashion, Uncategorized, vintage by tarantulatrash on April 30, 2010

Whilst my boyfriend blogs about art, politics and philosophy, I blog about shoulder embellishments and fake velvet and pull weird faces. Ironically, my webcam makes the embellishments and velvet near invisible, just leaving the ridiculous faces. Woe.

$4 embellished bolero from op shop, velvet Lisa Ho dress $40 ebay, velvetine dress $20 H&M, Jacket $7 from op shop (with velvet lapels you can’t see in the shitty webcam argh!)

Most of my outfits cost under $50.

Posted in culture, fashion, indie, street fashion, Uncategorized, vintage by tarantulatrash on March 26, 2010

I went through my wardrobe tonight, and realised that at least half of the contents cost less than $5. You’d think that would make me look like a hobo, but some of my favourite items are the cheapest. For example:

This entire outfit cost me $14.

(Blazer $4, Singlet $2, Tights $8)

This one, $16.

(Skirt worn as cape $1, Pashmina $5, Tights $8, Singlet $2)

And this one, $22.

(Singlet $2, Tights $8, Denim cutoffs $7, Black Cardigan with embellished shoulders (not that you can see those) $5)

ASH CAN HAS BARGAINS. I don’t think the excuse “i can’t afford good clothes” is valid. Please excuse the weird looks on my face, I’m not good at smiling 🙂

Obsession du jour

Posted in art, culture, fashion, photography, street fashion, vintage by tarantulatrash on March 18, 2010

There are countless fashion blogs around, but not many of them can keep my attention and make me continue to read them. In my opinion, a good blogger needs to share a little about them, and reveal a bit of their personality through their posts. One blog in particular has kept my interest for over a year. You should go look! Click the title and see Tamara’s blog at

She also has an ebay store, but if you’re a reader of her blog you can sometimes grab items before they go into the store. I just like looking at her photos!

Scraglove and Babybee

Posted in culture, fashion, street fashion, vintage by tarantulatrash on March 9, 2010

My friend Nina has just started an Etsy store, Scraglove and Babybee. I’m under the understanding that there is a LOT to come in this store- She makes some cute original pieces, and will be selling some sweet vintage as well.