This Blog Is A Poem



About Michelle Tea

I chanted "I am a fashion magnet" in the shower and subsequently found a Gianni Versace - era Versace skirt at Buffalo Exchange for $17. Once I got a beyond-my-means Fendi purse for free and sat staring at it, crying. Also cried at Olivier Theyskens' last show for Nina Ricci in Paris. Other things that make me cry: a good lip synch; my emotions. I have stolen two Jeremy Scott swag items from two Jeremy Scott events I was not quite invited to. Sometimes I want to age into Patti Smith, sometimes Baby Jane Hudson. I frequently dream I am in a magic thrift store where I can have whatever I want. I regret not buying the Alexander Wang purse when it was half price at Barney's. Like a delusional guy at a strip club, I feel special when the people who work at Barney's remember me. Having a Leo rising gives me big hair and a need for attention. My favorite designers right now are Alexander Wang, Philip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor Rolf, Rick Owens, Rodarte, Helmut Lang and Surface to Air. I was once shamed by an employee of a high-end department store for pronouncing 'Rodarte' incorrectly.


  1. carrieleilamlove

    Where on the internet was that models-with-balloons-and-a-taxicab picture when I did my balloon post the other day!!!

  2. Michelle! ♥

    It’s the first time I’ve known of you to “speak through pictures” [ & how many bonus points do you get for including that reversible glittery black Viktor & Rolf skirt that started out as a massive collar on Kristen McMenamy in their Fall/Winter 2010/11 RTW? ( Watch the “mini-Kristens” WERK! ) Why, something infinite & abstruse; that’s how much how many how much. . . mathematics make me feel as if my brain just turned to gummy worms, whereas this post? The perfect visual respite before I call it a night . . . ]

    Clinto Bean

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