Dawn’s Big Date
I remember reading this and really, really wanting a poofy silver skirt. I wouldn’t say I was a huge fan of Dawn’s hippie style, but she did have the occasional excellent outfit. Not that I’d wear this now. Too many accessories, too much going on with the lace tights.
“Here’s the outfit: black ballet slippers; black lace capri leggings; a short metallic silver skirt with all this crinoliny stuff underneath that made it poof out; a stretchy, tight, black-and-white-striped top with long sleeves. I’d bought six rubber bangle bracelets, and a new pair of feather earrings that reached down to my shoulder. (I wore both earrings in the two holes in my right ear. I put a pair of small black hoops in the two holes on the left.) This time I didn’t set my hair; I piled it on top of my head, then made six braids.”
Claudia Kishi #6: Dizzying Patterns
“I knew I wanted to wear this pair of black-and-white-checked stretch pants I just bought. I grabbed them and pulled them on. Next I started to look around for my red belt, since it would look perfect with the black and white…I remembered that fashion magazines always say to be bold and mix your patterns. That’s what I’d do! I checked the closet again and found a black shirt with white polka dots. I held it up and looked in the mirror. The dots next to the checks made me a little dizzy, but I decided that the total effect was just what I had been looking for…I pulled on my red ankle boots, put my hair into a ponytail on the side of my head (fastened with a black-and-white barrette), stuck on my favorite red heart-shaped earrings, and I was ready to go.”
Claudia Kishi #5: Jungle Conservative
“Claudia was dressed fairly conservatively: white jeans, red shoes with big bows, a tropical jungle shirt with each button shaped like a piece of fruit, and her hair pulled to one side with a banana barrette.”
Claudia Kishi #4: Human Sunset
“You’d be amazed by the colors that go together. Take pink and gold. You might not think to wear pink socks with gold stretch pants, and then add a gold turtleneck under a pink sweater. But that’s what I did yesterday, and then I added blue jewelry. It was great! I looked like a human sunset. The outfit made me very happy.”
Claudia Kishi #3
What shoes and socks do you think she wore with this outfit? Patent leather Doc Martens? Bright red hi-top sneakers with scrunchy socks? I think the golden brogues are perfect.
“Claud was wearing a fake leopard-skin vest, a fairly tame blouse, and blue leggings. She had made her jewelry herself - five papier-mache bracelets that were painted in soft desert colors.”
Claudia Kishi #2
I’ve taken some liberties with this one.
“Today, for example, she had stuck to two colors: black and white. Black bib overalls over a white turtleneck with a shiny black patent leather belt looped around her waist. Black suede ankle boots and white cotton socks. Long black hair swept off her face with giant white plastic barrettes.”
Claudia Kishi #1
“She had on this neon green tank top under a white oversized man’s shirt and fuchsia pink stirrup pants. The shirt was rolled at the sleeves and belted with a colorful woven belt.”