Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Alive Again Wardobe: The Piemaker (part I)

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Pretend that there's a delicious pecan pie in my hand, I know I am.

Remember how I've been talking about Pushing Daisies? Like for the past two posts? And how a little annoying that was? Yeah, I'm sorry about that. But the thing is, it was all prep for this little project I had hatched in my head. It hatched and grew gradually, and wouldn't go away, itching at me excitedly. OK, so I just compared a fun idea to a parasite in my brain, that was unintentionally gross.

ANYWAY. Amidst my plethora of school projects, I add on this just-for-fun project that I hope will both inspire and remix my wardrobe. Introducing: The Alive Again Wardrobe Project!

What I hope to do is base about two outfits per week to each major character from Pushing Daisies (if you don't know or haven't seen the TV show, please please do see it, it's sadly only two seasons long and is magic in a bottle). So I'm going to dedicate each week to the six main characters-- Ned, Chuck, Emerson, Olive, Lily and Vivian-- unfortunately Digby doesn't make this list, mostly because it's hard to emulate a dog and I don't own many furs.

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And who else better to kick it off this project than with Ned the Piemaker himself? The project's title actually comes from a quote of his.

With the coming of spring and warm weather, I think that's just what my wardrobe needs. So (deep breath) here's hoping for good luck on this series. I know Ned's excited.

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Oh hellooooooo there, how did this picture get in this bunch, my oh my. [All screen caps taken by me, no copyright infringement, etc.]

Ned always wears a series of black and white, with the occasional gray and brown mixed in. It's interesting how in such a colorful show, the protagonist is swathed in dark neutrals. Though this makes sense, given his unusually morbid power. I based this outfit off of his pie-making uniform, if his apron was about... five times shorter. If that happened, his restaurant probably wouldn't pass FDA regulations, but would attract the fangirls, wouldn't it?

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Did you know? My hand normally glows around trees, especially dead ones that need to come back to life. This photo was my attempt of an emulation of this awesome Michelangelo-inspired promo.
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This is me acting as Ned acting as Punxsutawney Phil. I can haz prolific actingz?

Shirt- Charlotte Russe : Skort- secondhand : Tights- We Love Colors : Shoes- Old Navy

What's Lovely for March 30, 2010: Sunshine upon more sunshine! Hark, an award!

Allison from Last Boat Leaving was way too nice to give me the Sunshine Award. You like me, you really like me! Wait, why is the music swelling??

My craziness aside, thank you so much, I loved your description of my blog. :)


Draft of Vintage said...

I LOVE Pushing Daisies!!! It's such a beautiful, beautiful show with great characters, quirky as all get out! And such a wonderful story! Fun wardrobe idea- I'm excited to see how it plays out! You look very much like a piemaker today

Senorita Fashionista said...

You look like youre having so much fun! Love the images, I can see the pie for sure!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I haven't followed Pushing Daisies, but love your outfit idea. Also you are the first person I see who makes wearing white tights look adorable.

Molly said...

I love how simple this outfit is. It's incredibly classic...and I love that skirt...you could wear it with anything

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i think this is a RAD idea!

aurora. said...

i havent seen pushing daisys in agesss
i love this idea for a post very cute
love the outfit :)


Lucy Marmalade said...

I need to get on seeing Pushing Daisies ASAP! I looooove your black-and-white look today. So graphic! Also, you are such a tiny tiny skinny thing!

Anna said...

Haha, I love the way you write. So very entertaining :)
Once again, I love Pushing Daisies!


Lemondrop Marie said...

I may just have to experience Pushing Daisies with such a glowing review! Love your glowing hand too..
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Samantha said...

This is such an awesome idea for a blog post! :)

Sonya said...

Your posts are always so clever! Although I have never seen that show!


Celine said...

Love that outfit on you - so cute! :)


Emily Kennedy said...

That outfit is so cute on you! So the kids these days are wearing skorts? Well that's kind of rad. I always wanted to back in the '80's, but it was the '80's and all good ideas pretty much sucked once they hit the implementation phase.

Ali said...

mmmm, Ned.
I like your outfit!