Loose and Carefree

With what seemed like a single movement she tore off her clothes and flung them disdainfully aside.  Her body was white and smooth, but it aroused no desire in him; indeed, he barely looked at it. What overwhelmed him in that instant was admiration for the gesture with which she had thrown her clothes aside. With its grace and carelessness it seemed to annihilate a whole culture, a whole system of thought…

– George Orwell, 1984

I love how Orwell describes this woman. She is seductive, but not in a sexual way. She is a free woman, loose and carefree, embracing life and throwing out the status quo. Here are some sketches of women who reflect that in their clothing. They aren’t impressive, but they are simple, uncomplicated. Each of these outfits could be thrown off in one swift, careless movement.

Lets try to be loose and carefree this weekend, ok? Even if that just means staying up past midnight with a bowl of ice cream topped with things you shouldn’t eat with no pants on. George would be so proud.

OxOx, Amy Rebecca




Simple, Slightly-Shaded Kind of Day.

Today is a simple, slightly-shaded kind of day. So, here is a simple, slightly-shaded sketch of a quietly chic dress. I like it. It makes me happy. In a simple, slightly-shaded kind of way.

Have a happy day.

OxOx, Amy Rebecca


Today, i got the word from the doctor that after 6 weeks of crutches I can start walking again. I literally started bawling when he told me that the x-rays from the surgery looked perfect. That is the most positive medical news that I have gotten in three years.

At school, i was an excited psychopath. I overlaughed at everything. I could not stop smiling creepily to myself. For the first time in a long time I felt positive! So here is a Strong, Radiant Dress to reflect Strong, Radiant Me today. That’s right, I am dedicating this post to myself. Because I feel Fan-fuckin-tastic.

OxOx, Amy Rebecca

Study in Prosthetics

Two years ago during a cliff-diving day trip gone bad I shattered my right heel. I have not been able to walk normally since then. Honestly, I could probably write a novel about my struggle over the past year with pain and depression. But everyone deals with that at one point or another so I will just say that there was a long while when I didn’t know if I would be able to walk again. During that time I began to search for beauty in brokenness. I started sketching strong, beautiful women with prosthetic legs. I call this search for peace my Study in Prosthetics.

Good thoughts to you on your own journey towards peace.

OxOx, Amy Rebecca

Lets Get Married

I don’t believe in True Love. I never want to get married. The idea of being metaphorically chained to someone for the rest of my life is terrifying. On the contrary, I shall live to an old age and have many different lovers.

However, when I go to college in NYC, I will be on the lookout for my own Chuck Bass. I would marry that bastard. I would marry him in a heartbeat. So this is my “I don’t believe in marriage but I would if I met chuck bass” wedding dress. Because if I saw a man  in a perfectly tailored suit with plaid pants, a matching tie, and an arrogant swagger step out of a limo in New York City I would yell “Lets Get Married” at the top of my lungs.

OxOx, Amy Rebecca

P.S. I know its extremely simple. But the bodice is a tight, wired corset that turns into a mini dress. The gathered skirt is light and see-through. The necklace is hundreds of emeralds (my birthstone).

I Know That I Love You When…

This is the story of a girl who fell in love with the wealthy, preppy boy sitting next to her in class. She traded in her combat boots and army jackets for riding boots and collars in hopes of getting his attention. After a couple of days, she began to feel lost and confused. I know that I love you when I loose my sense of personal style and start pretending to be someone I’m not.

I know that I love you when I start to dress like your people.

OxOx, Amy Rebecca

In Love With A Stripper

The song “Im in Love With a Stripper”, by T-Pain, has entered my world – and it has rocked it. You ask: how did I never hear this song until yesterday? Possibly because I was in 5th grade and only listened to songs by Raven in 2005 when it was released. Even seven years later, however, this song is gold.

Here is my interpretation of T-Pain’s stripper. Sexy and mesmerizing. Though a lot of the lyrics to the song are sort of vulgar, the catchy tune that beeps throughout somehow gives our stripper a suave and groovy vibe.  Listen to the song here while checking out my designs, and hopefully you too will be declaring “I’m in Love With a Stripper”.

OxOx, Amy Rebecca

Life is Rough

If there was an award for having the worst day, I’m pretty sure I would win today. At least in the category for “Non-death-related bad days”. Because my loved ones and I are still alive. But I still had an effin’ awful day.

Then, I remembered a quote that I have hanging on a mirror in my room. Johnny Cash said that “Life is rough, so you gotta be tough”. How freakin’ true is this, my friends?! And, since I believe that attitude comes from the outside-in, what better way to throw a middle finger to the world than with knee high leather boots?

OxOx, Amy Rebecca

P.S. Please don’t make fun of the dog-collar, okay? Shit got weird.

Trenchcoats and Tutus

I drew these while sitting in church today listening to a sermon. Does that make me a horrible person? Pretty much, yeah.

I was inspired by the idea of a poofy, prom-like skirt emerging underneath a plain trench coat. Serena Van Der Woodsen from Gossip Girl rocks this look in the episode “Back Up Dan” from season 5. In the midst of a catastrophic wedding and a runaway bride, Serena dons a trench coat over her Maid of Honor dress to go on a search and rescue mission for Blair. So Dramatic, so Glamourous.

(Photo Credit)

I guess I just love this look because it screams “Upper East Side Glamourous Mission”, or something. Here is my take on Trenchcoats and Tutus.

OxOx, Amy Rebecca