Thursday, October 6, 2011

#occupywallstreet support designs are done!

Zazzle store is up! Plenty of ways to wear your support right across your chest! Please check the site, spread the word, and ORDER STUFF FOR THE CAUSE! I must emphasize that I am not keeping a dime from these sales. The proceeds will go directly to the Occupy Wall Street protesters to cover their needs. If you're a protester, and you're reading this, thank you and I love you!

Create personalized gifts at Zazzle.

If you can, I highly encourage you to click 'customize' on the design of your choice, put it on a NICE WARM HOODIE, and buy a box of them. Set this as the shipping address:

UPS Store
Occupy Wall Street
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038

You can also direct-donate care packages, money orders, et cetera to this address.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Today's jam, and an announcement.

If you've been following my Twitter account and/or my personal Facebook, you already know. But, officially and on the record, CCS supports Occupy Wall Street.

I'm working as quickly as I can on a line of products. Nothing too fancy, T-shirts, a hoodie, some stickers, that kind of thing. And 100 percent of profits will go to the cause. It's already getting chilly around here, let alone in NYC. They're going to need donations to keep warm. To accompany the official release, probably late this week, I will be posting some DIY tutorials on how to pretty up your statement shirt. Bling it, sew it, cut-and-tie it, use your mind and your hands to make something good beautiful. Yeah, we're talking liberation fashion. Politics getting into fashion is nothing new.

Stay tuned for this launch. I'm totally going to see if sherpa-lined warm hoodies are available, and if so, if I can bulk-discount them if the buyer is sending them to the occupiers in NYC, Chicago, etc.

How to support, via The Nation.

If you'd like to donate directly, click here.

Mailing address:
The UPS Store
Re: Occupy Wall Street
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038
Money orders only please, cannot cash checks yet. Non-perishable goods only. We can accept packages of any size. We're currently low on food.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I post links: Midwest Fashion Week 2011 agenda is UP!

Hooray! It's that time again!

Agenda for Midwest Fashion Week: October 19-22, 2011!

October 19th, 2011
Event title: Home and Fashion Fusion-The Kick-Off for Midwest Fashion Week Location:SkyLine Club,
One America Square,
Indianapolis, IN 46282
Time: 5:30pm
Invitation only

October 20th, 2011
Event title: Empowerment Revealed: An ImageCube Naturally You Makeover Reveal presented by Midwest Fashion Week & MePower Events
Location: The Fashion Mall at Keystone,
8702 Keystone Crossing,
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Time: 5:30pm
Free to the Public
VIP Reception: $25

October 21st, 2011
Event title: “Taste of Fashion at Sensu”
Location: Sensu Restaurant and Nightclub
225 South Meridian Street,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
Time: 8:00pm
Price: $65

October 22nd, 2011
Event title: “Fashion is Empowerment”
Location: Corinthian Hall at Old National Centre
502 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Time: 6:00pm
Price VIP: $65
Price regular: $35.00

More details at the MFW official Web site! Please take the time to support and check out this part of the Midwest scene! Talented designers from Indiana all the way to the Ukraine are represented in this year's line-up.

I do like this year's event title: Fashion Is Empowerment. I just may or may not have hatched an E-book idea over the weekend on a similar premise, so darned if that isn't a pleasant coincidence.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The first personal-style post of the CCS reboot!

So, today I'm wearing this:

No backdrop quite like the Wall O'Purses.

Surely you recognize the blouse from a recent post. I had a theory that dots echoing dots might look rather nice, so I paired it up with this thrifted red jersey dress. I needed something to wear to work tonight, and this dress is uncomfortably cleavage-y for that purpose, so I brought things back. The trouble is... it just looks, well, so sweet it's saccharine. Even for someone like me, whose style is at least 80 percent uberfemme.

Here's the fix (With a rocker pose as a salute to Vegan Black Metal Chef, one of the best cooking shows I've seen online... uh, EVER.)

Blouse: Eyelash
Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Body Central
Bracelet: Candie's
Spider ring: from a music festival like 9 years ago
Black star sapphire engagement ring: Bauer Jewelers, Vincennes, IN
Boots: Payless
Platinum clip-in streaks: Hot Topic

Alas, these are only the shoes I *wish* I could wear to work. Stilettos don't mix well with being on your feet in a retail environment for 7 hours.

Will made me pose with a wine glass because he's a pretentious wanker.

And lest you get the wrong idea about a broad posing around with a big cheesecake grin in her kitchen:

Bite me, patriarchy. I just think my kitchen looks cool.

All photos by William Dickey.
Soundtrack provided by: M.I.A.