Tired, Rainy, Coordinated | Monday, September 28, 2015

We’re on our fourth day straight of rainy, overcast gloom, and I’m a bit exhausted from overwork.  Sometimes when that happens, I try to dress myself out of the funk.  For the new cold spell, I broke out a lightweight Victorian reproduction coat, on top of a brown waistcoat and a purple check shirt.  I … More Tired, Rainy, Coordinated | Monday, September 28, 2015

Mad Hatter Weekend | Friday September 25, 2015

As I walked into the office today, my department chair eyed my brooch and said, “You look rather sparkling today.”  It’s a grey, drizzly morning, I’m tired after the end of the second week of school, and I felt I needed to compensate with accessories today.  The brooch ended up sparking a larger conversation in … More Mad Hatter Weekend | Friday September 25, 2015

Fancy Eyes | Thursday, September 24, 2015

This was a fun one. Tried another same shirt/tie colour combo, but got to mix it up with some browns and blues everywhere, including eye makeup.  I find a little eyeliner can be fun and disruptive and play a bit with gender perceptions, particularly with such signifiers as the beard and the semi-Victorian aesthetic.  Great … More Fancy Eyes | Thursday, September 24, 2015

Return of the ‘Fro + Greys & Blacks | Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wearing hats every day makes taking care of my hair a challenge.  I ended up spending Wednesday morning picking out so many snarled strands from days of hair ties and hat wearing.  Having an afro at a predominantly white institution, when paired with these clothes in particular, feels like a powerful juxtaposition.  It’s a form … More Return of the ‘Fro + Greys & Blacks | Wednesday, September 23, 2015