Ever since Melanie Martinez's album Cry Baby came out on the 14th August, I have been listening to it obsessively. The whole concept is an absolute joy - each song is based around an 'adult' situation, with a childish take seen through the eyes of the character of Cry Baby, who is supposed to be nearly synonymous with Melanie herself. But the album has a lot of whimsical elements that make it hard to separate fact from fiction, resulting in a delightful mixture of fairytale and harsh reality. My favourite tracks are definitely Dollhouse, Mrs Potato Head and Mad Hatter.
In order to channel my enthusiasm about this album I decided to head over to Polyvore and put together an outfit for each of the songs, and since I'm really quite pleased with how they all turned out I thought I'd share them here on my blog as well. I tried to capture the atmosphere of each song, while also adding my own interpretation. For instance, I associate Training Wheels with vehicles and technology, so I went for a slightly futuristic vibe for that one, while I can't help thinking of Nabokov's Lolita every time I hear Tag You're It so I used some typical 'nymphet' style pieces in that outfit.
If you're a fan of Melanie I hope these speak to you in some way, and if you don't know who she is this is your prompt to check her out!