In Another World, We Might Have Been Seers or Shaman Priests. Here We're Just Unisex-y

Honestly, Diane, I didn’t know what my inspiration for this week’s Unisex-y post was going to be. All I knew is that I wanted to feature the Shaman Necklace, a piece of neckwear that I own, adore, and already personally wrote about in its description.  On the day of the shoot, though,  someone suggested that we take the photo outside, which is something I’ve never done with this series.  When I viewed the resulting photo, it looked very woodsy and saturated with warm colors. Then, like the code of a dream being broken, it hit me that Sarah and I, with our folksy ensembles and our beaded, Native American-inspired necklaces, look like we could be denizens of the fictional town in the mystical, early-1990s television show, Twin Peaks! Much like David Lynch (the creator of the show) does in his work,  I must have collaborated with my subconscious to create an installment of Unisex-y that simultaneously taps into the shared eeriness of the impending Halloween holiday and the TV series, and into my love for this particular filmmaker’s work.

After firewalking with me over to this small, sylvan patch in our office’s parking lot (is that a Douglas fir behind us?), Sarah struck a darn good pose in the outfit we put together for her. With the Shaman Necklace being our foundation, we laid first lumber with the snuggly, faux fur-lined, hooded, and taupe grey Polar Bear Hug Dress, then put her in some sturdy new shoes, the Zeitgeist Booties, which feature a treaded sole perfect for a walk under the sycamore trees. Her legs were kept warm in the cool, damp air by the Tights for Every Occasion in Ski Lodge (any relation to the White Lodge?), and our picnic of cherry pie and strong coffee was packed in her Amy Bag, which marvelously mimics, like a mynah bird, the various colors of beads in the necklace. For the finale, we tied the twisted Per-suede-sion Headband around her tresses.

For myself, I put together – what is now apparent to me  – my best Ed Hurley meets Tommy “Hawk” Hill outfit with my Shaman Necklace combined with my grey, pinstriped, button-up shirt, a black vest, slim blue trousers, and cowboy boots.

In closing, Diane, the owls may not always be what they seem when it comes to fashion, if you catch my meaning. That is to say, some ModCloth items that are meant for a woman can also be worn by a man. If  any further evidence comes in, please leave a comment below.

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5 Comments

  1. Jen 10/29/2009 at 8:19 pm #

    You both look great!

  2. will 11/01/2009 at 5:43 am #

    You can’t have a shaman priest, you can only have a shaman or a priest, however both classes are capable of healing, shaman with points in Restoration, and priest with points in Discipline, or Holy, respectively. Both classes are also capable of caster dps, shaman with points in elemental (ele for short) and priests with points in Shadow, respectively. So in order to clear up any discrepency, i would just like to make clear, that you can have shamans, or priests, but no shaman priests, or priest-shamns, Thank you for taking the time to read this, and i hope this clears up any discrepency, yours sincerly,
    William

  3. Katie 11/01/2009 at 10:56 am #

    Reminds me of John Lennon’s necklace Tailsman neclace. Which is AWESOME. I think the *neckalce* looks cool on both of you…but…someone needs help with style in this picture.

  4. jenna 11/01/2009 at 5:48 pm #

    gross.

  5. Richard 11/03/2009 at 11:30 am #

    Hi William, thanks for the clarification. The title of this blog post is almost a direct quote from the television series, “Twin Peaks.” That quote includes the mis-informed phrase of “shaman priest.”

    : )

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