Michelle Tea

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About me

Occupation Writer
Location San Francisco, California
Introduction I chanted "I am a fashion magnet" in the shower and subsequently found a Gianni Versace - era Versace skirt at Buffalo Exchange for $17. Once I got a beyond-my-means Fendi purse for free and sat staring at it, crying. Also cried at Olivier Theyskens' last show for Nina Ricci in Paris. Other things that make me cry: a good lip synch; my emotions. I have stolen two Jeremy Scott swag items from two Jeremy Scott events I was not quite invited to. Sometimes I want to age into Patti Smith, sometimes Baby Jane Hudson. I frequently dream I am in a magic thrift store where I can have whatever I want. I regret not buying the Alexander Wang purse when it was half price at Barney's. Like a delusional guy at a strip club, I feel special when the people who work at Barney's remember me. Having a Leo rising gives me big hair and a need for attention. My favorite designers right now are Alexander Wang, Philip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor + Rolf, Rick Owens, Rodarte, Helmut Lang and Surface to Air. I was once shamed by an employee of a high-end department store for pronouncing 'Rodarte' incorrectly.
Interests thrifting, sale racks, tarot cards, books + zines, road trips, the occult, spas, sleeping, writing, obsessing, outer space, astrology, food adventures.
Favorite Movies Favorite Fashion Movies: Desperately Seeking Susan, Times Square, Blade Runner, Harold and Maude, Russian Ark, Marie Antoinette, The Runaways
Favorite Music The Kills, The Knife, Gossip, David Bowie, Crystal Castles, MIA, Lady Gaga, T. Rex, La Roux, Hole, Santogold, Cat Power, Billy Idol, Bikini Kill.
Favorite Books Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles. The Beautifully Worthless by Ali Liebegott. The Creamsickle by Rhiannon Argo. The Seas by Samantha Hunt. Here They Come by Yannick Murphy. Cruddy by Lynda Barry. Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill. Sub Rosa by Amber Dawn. Another Country by James Baldwin. Genet by Edmond White. The Thief's Journal by Jean Genet. La Batard by Violette LeDuc.