Monday, June 7, 2010

Body Art



Have you ever wondered what those tattoos on my arms are all about? Well, click on over to this annotated bibliography at Fashionable Academics to find out. While you're at it, you can read all the other contributors' stories about the inspiration behind their tattoos and the kind of reactions their ink elicits. It just goes to show that people with tattoos are much harder to categorize than many people think. Body art is a highly personal experience and has a different significance for everyone who wears it.



I put together this outfit with the intention of mixing masculine and feminine elements. The last several times I've worn these cropped pants I've put together more purely menswear-inspired looks, going so far as to add a tie to a couple of them (click here and here and here for the posts). Here I added the ruffle-trimmed cami and cropped cardigan to bring in some girly touches and give the pants a completely different vibe.

Cardigan, pants: Noa Noa
Cami: Anthro
Necklace: Betsey Johnson
Shoes: John Fluevog

12 comments:

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I lurve that necklace! Thanks for the shout out here for FA and for participating in our annotated bibliography! It was great to learn more about these pieces.

Diana said...

I love that little purple bolero!

WendyB said...

Clicking over right now to find out!

Bahbsie said...

I just began reading your blog, and can I say I love you solely for Drinky Crow? Although, if Uncle Gabby was on there too I think I might have swooned. I understand from your explanation you wrote of why the tattoos, but why Drinky in particular?

Healthy and Homemade said...

super cute outfit, and I love the tats

Sal said...

Those Drinky Crow pieces are truly amazing. As is that bolero. Bolero jealousy over here ...

Alecia said...

love the bolero--nice to see you in pants- i think of you wearing skirts and dresses!! will check out the ink site.

Mapmaker said...

I love your blog!I check it out pretty much every morning when I get to work and have my coffee. I too am a scientist working in the Bay area. Your tattoo's are really cool. I don't have any but I have drawn several for people, so I totally understand the careful planning and thought that goes into getting one. Thanks for all the great fashion ideas!!!

Una said...

Audi, I love this outfit! It's so flattering and sleek, with that edginess I've come to expect from you. I wish I could find a pair of pants that fit me that well.

Andrea said...

Hi Audi,

I've been reading your blog for a few months now and love your unique style. You help to inspire my fashion creativity! The tat's are great. I have 3, though the first is being obliterated by the third which is quite large. One more session (approx 3hrs) and a touch up and I'm done! I can't wait to show it off.

Eyeliah said...

Great tattoo stories, since I’ve started reading your blog I could be that equivalent starer who is interested in knowing more and now I do (yay!).

MercurialMagpie said...

Yay for fellow academics/professionals with tattoos! I have a large one on my right arm and am planning my second for the left. I get a lot of curious questions and comments about mine too, especially from my students. Thank goodness for living in CA because it seems folks here don't really flinch at seeing a little ink in the workplace - well, at least not in my university. :)