My mother should be concerned.
With every seasonal shift, I inadvertently go off in search of new inspiration for my clothing, home decor, art, and attitude. In previous years, it's always been seemingly harmless: one summer I was obsessed with everything that reminded me of Lisa Frank. Another summer I was Betty Draper. Another summer I created my life to match the "Rabbit Fur Coat" album. Another summer I cut off my hair and replaced all of my clothes with black skinny jeans and white v-necks to channel Elvis from "Jailhouse Rock". Yes, that actually happened. Yes it was awesome. No it didn't last.
This summer's inspiration is far from clean cut and I have no intention of shying away. This summer is kitschy, bizarre, brash, unapologetically tacky, mildly unnerving, charmingly disturbing and strange as only the transition from 60's to 70's can be.
This summer is all about cheap beer, gaudy cat eye sunglasses, John Waters on VHS, stale sprinkled donuts, Aqua Net, and motherfucking girl gangs.
I really am starting a girl gang. Wanna join?
Many of these images are from the astoundingly talented Nadia Lee, and sources for all other images can be found here.
Do you have inspiration this summer? Is it themed? What about it caught your eye? Do tell.