I Wanna Be A Rock Star ......


MORNINGS INSPIRE ME ;)
PROBABLY BECAUSE I MEET THEM BACKWARDS....
THE GLOW OF A YELLOW SUN AND PUFFY EYES!
THERE WASN'T ANYTHING NOT FUN ABOUT THIS ;)
******
soundgarden  - black hole sun

*****
xXx
*reva* 

PLEATHER PANTS AND READING GLASSES .........


HI EVERYBODY !!!
I've been really busy getting ready to launch my "Shop My Closet".
I hope to have it ready for the "grand opening" on Monday! 
Honestly I didn't know how much work was involved, so cudo's to all of you guys who have Etsy shops and sell pretty much anything ;)

I've worked retail, sold cars and can talk my way out of a plastic bag... 
(usually ;)
But this is a brave new world. There's shipping, payment methods, images and sizing properly (as in measuring and stuff )... Plus shipping and packaging. So I donned my "inspirational" attire, which usually consists of looking like an alternative artsy-fartsy painter, or possibly a photographer...  Jamming to some Lucinda blues or slamming down some Sound Garden, while creating a false sense of energy ;)
Then I feel like a real live contributing shaker and mover ...

And ya gotta have the clogs and a smoke ;)
Plus pleather pants and reading glasses ...
I think I can do this !!!
Wish me luck ;)
And remember the RAW post deadline is tomorrow night at midnight...
If you can't make it, please let me know at retroreva@zoomtown.com
rock on !!!
*Reva*

ATTIRE: PANTS: SEARS
                DIY CUT-UP SWEATSHIRT/ LONG TEE: OLD NAVY
                SCARF: VINTAGE FABRIC PIECE
                RHINESTONE READING GLASSES: THRIFTED
                CLOGS: THRIFTED/ NECKLACES: VARIOUS
                BERET:KMART

SHADOW LAND .....



Hi Everybody !
There was really nothing plain about this sunny morning !
So I'll just let the pictures do the talking....
Have a great week :)
 Mother Nature Rocks !
xXx
Reva

OUTFIT POST / CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF



Hi everybody!
No amount of neutrals can balance out these super-hot pink tights.
Though a rose-covered jacket and polka dotted scarf 
aren't considered neutrals I suppose ;)
And a quick funny :
My cat is still alive and well, but thank you so much for the kind words :)
Yesterday, when i mentioned the death of "Maggie the Cat", I was referring to Liz Taylor in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"... (that's what Brick called her)
I got so many deeply felt sympathy comments!
So here is proof :
Where is it? Where is it?
No photos please ....
Score !!!
Searching for her cat nip :)
yep, she's a stoner ....
She buried her head in the bags and tried to eat through the bag!
( her name is Bitty-Bitty and she is very old, but still kicking )
Homework for the weekend:
Watch Cat On A Hot Tin Roof ;)
It's a kick-@ss movie....
LOL !
Reva
ATTIRE: JACKET: THRIFTED
                DRESS: MINE FROM THE 80'S
                BOOTS: THRIFTED
                SCARF: OLD NAVY - HAT:? - TIGHTS: K-MART
                PINK SUNNIES: DOLLAR STORE - EARRINGS: DOTS

I'LL KEEP ON TWIRLING IF YOU WILL


Hi everybody !
This past few weeks have left us all in a tail-spin. 
It seems that one sad tragedy after another keeps on coming.....
Mother nature, human nature, and now the beautiful "Maggie The Cat" passed away. What's a simple style blogger to do ?


I went thrifting, enjoyed the gift of a 70 degree spring day and spent the evening with my wise, lovely neighbor. The wind gently blowing my hair...
She is much older than me and much wiser. I am thankful for the little things right now, like you guys! Thanks for supporting my baby blog and as the title says, I'll keep on twirling and smiling if you will ;)
and these crocs are the most comfy shoes on the planet!
( Don't judge me .....)
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE: SKIRT: LIMITED, THRIFTED
                CROCS: BIG LOTS, $10.00
                HAT/SCARF: TARGET 

Fashion and Philosophy Series / On Feminism


What is it really ?  And am i one ???
Ever since this question has been presented to me, i have honestly had a tough time even defining the word. I've always considered myself a humanitarian, an animal rights activist, and an advocate for people with disabilities, but the word 'feminist' seemed to bring back thoughts of the bra-burning, equal pay, equal rights, my body-my-choice 70's.... 

So, on a day, when i was practicing my portrait-taking skills, and wearing make-up and the most feminine outfit i've worn in a while ;) - i decided to look backward, and in doing so, i might figure out what feminism means to me today .....

I grew up in a very small town, smack-dab in the middle of the bible belt. A place where men were men and women knew their 'place'. I learned at a very early age that girls played with dolls and boys liked trucks. Period.
So why did i like rocks, dirt and the occasional play-ground scuffle ?
Don't get me wrong, i dug "Barbie" ( whom i now call "the devil" ),
but thought that was just me being a bit strange. So, i became a cheerleader, hoped to marry a doctor, and blended.


Fast-forward to high school, the 80's. During this time, i began to rebel as most do. I was still a band-geek, but also loved to hang out on the smoking patio. ( yep, that was the eighties ;) - the decade of decadence. 
I quickly morphed into a Madonna-Prince hybrid. My 'insides' were another story.

I found that i was a lot like this rock, all shiny on the outside,
 but very raw and simple on the inside.


I became a wild child. I thought i knew what was what. 
Now some people need a simple nudge to wake up, while other's need a boulder to hit them on the head. I was the latter ....

One night at a party, i was almost raped. I thought it was my fault for 
being drunk. "Whew, close call" or so i thought. Boys will be boys....
I didn't dare tell .....


I found myself in an abusive relationship soon after. 
He said it was my fault and always swore he'd never hurt me again....
The black eyes didn't make me leave, however. It was the cheating.
No one could understand how i could have allowed myself to be treated in such a way. But i could. I thought i was ugly and didn't deserve to be treated in any other way. I did vow, however, that no man would ever get close enough to me to hurt me ever again. Ever...


For many years thereafter, i found thousands of ways to abuse myself.
Go figure !

It has been through many years of pain, then growth, that a gift of freedom and acceptance has been given to me by women who have been there themselves. But not only by women, but men who are also feminists. Who believe in me and have taught me the value of each and every woman in the world. 


Am i a feminist ???

Let me answer that with a quote :
"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
—Eleanor Roosevelt

 
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE:  DIY PENDANT, MADE FROM A ROCK
                  SKIRT: OSCAR DE LARENTA, THRIFTED AND NEW
                  GLOVES/HAT; VINTAGE
                  SHOES: CANDIE'S
                  SWEATER: LIMITED,THRIFTED _ TEE: THRIFTED
                  NECKLACE: 1928, RETIRED

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