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Soulstealer/What I Wore – 9.14.10

15 Sep


Hello everyone! Time for another photographic update! It’s strange how I always seem to be frolicking through flowers when I do these, isn’t it? Anyway, I felt it was time to d├ębut my brand-new hairdo (which I will reflect in my About Me page soon, promise!). These photographs are from the BB’s (my term for the boyfriend) visit up from Maryland. We went to my favorite spot in Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory to see the Agave tree bloom for its first and only time before it gets cut down.

Top: Charlotte Russe. Jeans: JC Penney. Bag: Handmade in Tanzania. Scarf: Necklush

Check out that blown glass sculpture! Phipps is full of them, and the artistry put in them is amazing. Every time I visit, I’m captivated by how lifelike and delicate they are in their construction. I can never imagine how one can take a solid object like glass and manipulate it in such creative ways.

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I’m not exactly sure what this plant is, but it looks cool, doesn’t it? I feel like it’s an alien creature about to suck out my brains. Spooky! There’s a costume idea in there somewhere…

Or I could just dress up as the agave tree and my Halloween costume dilemma (another post for another time) would be solved. Ha! This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Take a picture, it’ll last longer”.

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They also had these awesome sculptures made of plant debris and fallen branches from last year’s snowstorm. I like this one in particular, because it looks like some strange, ghostly vision of a flying unicorn.

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And of course, you can’t forget the flowers. Every collection at Phipps is unique and stunningly beautiful. I’m lucky that I came on the last day of the summer show – the next time I come, which is bound to be soon, will be completely different!

Until next time,

xoxo, Tara

PS:

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RAWR!

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