Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pink Zoe Experiment

Persona dressing turned persona living

As an artist and personal style blogger, I’m very intrigued by the way people are emotionally affected by personal style decisions. I have written a personal style blog for five years, and as my style has developed, I dress as personas. Certain garments and accessories alter my confidence and sense of self, and I have learned to take advantage of this. For this project, I honed in on one aspect of my appearance and exaggerated it. Pink is a color I am attracted to and one that I both use in my artwork and wear often. 

For two weeks, I acted as a pink persona of myself. I wore only pink clothing and accessories. I wore pink wigs and pink makeup. I documented the experience through a blog, called the Pink Zoe Experiment ( I recorded the experience through selfies and videos, as well as quotes and reactions from other people. I am interested in the way people react to a change in my appearance, as well as how I am emotionally affected by the excessive amounts of pink in my daily life and the reactions of others. I wrote a journal entry at the end of each day, detailing my current thoughts and feelings.

I see the two week period as both a performance and a data collection phase. This experience is meant to inform my other artwork and personal style ideas.

Dress, Comme des Garçons. Coat, Nasty Gal. Shoes, Dr. Martens. Necklace, Handbag, Candies x Girl with the Flower.

Photography by my lovely friend Alexandra

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Weather + Dream Shoes

 The weather is getting cold very quickly here in Providence, and I'm absolutely loving it! I finally get to wear faux fur, like this neon pink coat.

I'm also very excited about these new sneakers! The Fall/Winter 2014 Marc by Marc Jacobs collection was one of my favorites of the season, and these shoes are my ~dream shoes~. . . I preordered them about a month and a half ago, and now that they're finally here, I've been wearing them nonstop. I love the shape of the shoe and the color palette. I know many have accused them of knocking off the Bernard Wilhelm x Camper sneakers, which also have a zig zag sole. I understand the similarities, but I feel they are very different shoes.

My hat is a "Girl with the Flower" embroidered cap from Lids at the mall, and I later added the flower pom pom. I've been wanting to wear a cap for a while, and I finally figured out a good way to do so without breaking my Girl with the Flower trademark!

 Dress, Dolce Vita. Jacket, Nasty Gal. Shoes, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Knee straps, Somewhere Nowhere. Ring, Buried Diamond on Etsy. Bracelet, Anthropologie. Baseball cap, Lids (DIYed by me).  Earrings, Betsey Johnson. Clutch bag, random boutique in Hong Kong. Necklace, Candies x Girl with the Flower.

These photos were taken by my very kind friend Patrick!