swag 2012


‘Epiphania’ - Model: Saara Sihvonen | Photographer: Sayaka Maruyama | Fashion Editor/Stylist: Raquel Garcia | Creative Direction/Hair: Tomihiro Kono | Make-up: Carol Brown | Styling Asst: Esther Taylor

Featuring Headpieces by Tomihiro Kono

  • Simone Rocha, Cornelia James
  • Lanvin
  • Pam Hogg, Cornelia James
  • Theyskens Theory, Agent Provocateur, Lanvin, Shourouk for Swarovski Elements
  • Prada, Cornelia James
  • MCQ by Alexander McQueen, Agent Provocateur, Lanvin
  • Christopher Kane, Maria Francesca Pepe

I’ve been battling with this crazy weight gain since I started some medication three years ago. Despite my efforts (I wouldn’t call them my BEST efforts, but there was definitely effort) I’ve gained roughly 35 lbs. -that’s about 16 kg for my Metric friends- since the tail end of 2012.

For a little incentive today, I decided to take my Bi-Annual Trip to Wal-Mart and pick up the TMNT swag I knew they had.

So, here is my haul. I may have gone overboard… Other than the pink “I <3 Donnie” t-shirt, these are all XXL boys shirts or small men’s. (BTW, why is it assumed that the only way a girl might want to wear a Ninja Turtle/Batman/Baseball t-shirt is if it’s pink?)

And, because I can never just leave anything alone:

Booyakasha! Sassy, off the shoulder gym top!

Here’s another:

I’ll take better pics tomorrow, but for now, I really like these two. I have a backup plan for the couple that didn’t turn out perfectly. The I <3 Donnie shirt was a couple of sizes too big, since it was one of the only TMNT tops left in women’s clearance. The cut just wasn’t right, so when I’m brave enough to try the next trick, I’ll post it.

Cutting up new t-shirts always makes me a little nervous, but if you’re looking for something stylish with some TMNT flair, you can’t go wrong at $7 each.