So, all that I will say about last night's Pretty Reckless concert is that IT WAS SO FUN. And since the show was for ages 16+, that meant it started promptly at 8 and ended before 11pm. That suits my old person timeframe very nicely.
Not familiar with their music/aesthetic? Here's a taste:
Yes, that's Taylor Momsen, formerly of Gossip Girl. Yes, she just turned 18. Yes, I kind of love this band. What's not to love? The music's catchy and badass in a kind of pop way, the lyrics are easy to memorize, and I seriously cover her shoes.
So anyway, I had the expected panic of what to wear. The 18-year-old lead singer of this band has a definite look and, being more than 10 years older, one foot shorter, and 50 lbs heavier than her, I knew that wearing a merrywidow and stockings wasn't really an option. [Note: numerous other people at the concert did not have this problem. I've never been in the presence of so many visible stockings and suspender since... ever?]
|This sort of lingerie-inspired dress I might have worn. But not to a rock concert.|
How gorgeous is this garment, really? Bring back lovely, ladylike undergarments PLZ THX.
Anyway, so I wandered about the mall, being tempted by stores with their cute retro mod polka-dot librarian/secretary dresses which are, apparently, trendy now (everybody's following my advice!). "These Kenley-style outfits are so cute, but where are the trashy rock concert clothes?" I wondered, successfully avoiding buying anything. I mean, even the jeans stores weren't selling beat-up grungy looking jeans like they were two years ago, it's all crisp and preppy skinny capri jeans in candy colours.
|Not that I have anything against candy-coloured skinny jeans (as anyone who follows my "style ideas" pinboard on Pinterest can attest).|
So, I wound up back home where I had the genius idea to find a retro fantastic tshirt from my own pajamas drawer. I have a heap of oversized tees that I wear to bed and SO, I found the absolute perfect shirt to wear. [Note: it turns out that it's not quite as loose-fitting now as it was when I got it 7 years ago. But still awesome!]
|Souvenir tee from the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in NYC!|
(thx to Sa and Zac who got me this ages and ages ago)
Yes, that's a guy with a broken nose on the front. Yes, my version of rock and roll style is to wear a souvenir tshirt from a museum. I am a Librarian, after all.
|Librarian Rockstar Chic!|
And bonus! When I bought the eyeliner at Sephora, they scanned my membership card thingie and since it's my birthday in 2 weeks, I got a FREE GIFT! Yet another reason Sephora is the best ever AND a good reason to maintain a membership card there.
|Seriously, if you get a (free) Sephora Beauty Insider card, when it's your birthday in 2012 you get this super mini set of Fresh lip products! LAUREN CONRAD USES THIS LIP BALM. Free!|
And because I know you want to know, Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless wore:
- oversized white tee with a picture of a naked lady riding a rocket on it
- black leather short-shorts
- tights (practical!)
- the most awesome boots, all covered with buckles
- 20 lbs of hair extensions
- 20 lbs of black eyeshadow
|Thanks for the fun show, Little J!|