Sunday, February 21, 2010

planet Earth turns slowly

The past couple of days have been wonderfully beautiful. Despite the piles of mounting work and the stress that has overcome me, it's impossible to resist the golden sunshine and the relatively warm winter weather. My spring break is over as of today but I'm looking forward to going back to school. Although my sleep deprivation and caffeine consumption will increase I cannot resist the campus bathed in the early springtime glow. Sometimes while walking to and from class I like to stop and look at the beautiful buildings. I'm really anticipating springtime when the trees will bloom and the buildings will once again be covered in ivy.
This leather jacket is my new favourite thing in my closet. Well technically it's really old because my mum purchased it ages ago, but I've never worn it before, so it's new to me. It's perfect in too many ways, yet the colour is my favourite part. The soft brown leather is perfectly luscious and reminds me of the spectacular spring days that are fast approaching.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and hope you're all watching the Olympics! (Canada vs. USA hockey game tonight! Oh the anticipation! GO CANADA GO!!)

Ps. I will be updating my links list so if you want to be linked just let me know.

vintage linen floral shorts. Aldo heels. vintage jacket. unknown scarf and tights. Club Monaco pink gloves.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

1000 Cranes

When I was very little one of my grade school teachers read my class the story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. The story is about a little girl who has leukemia and who believes that if she folds a thousand paper cranes she will get better. Unfortunately she died after only folding 644 cranes (true story). Anyways, I've always loved origami and about two weeks ago I decided that I would like to fold 1000 paper cranes myself. A couple days ago I finished. I started folding these cranes when a small tragedy struck my family, so they have become as sort of miracle cranes. The ancient Japanese tradition says that whoever folds 1000 paper cranes gets one wish (which I have made in honour of my family). The 1000 cranes are also strung on 25 strings of 40 cranes each.

These are pictures of my paper cranes. I folded them out of origami paper, comic book paper, scrapbook paper, newspapers, magazines, notebook paper, wrapping paper, thin cardboard and pages from old children's books.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

fools in love they think they're heroes

Today is Valentine's Day. The most bizarre holiday there is. I don't even consider it a holiday. On this day, people who are single are only reminded of that fact, and for those in relationships there is pressure to buy candy and flowers, and to plan the perfect romantic day. I personally feel that if you love someone, any day should be special. Nonetheless, for those who do enjoy this day, I hope you have a splendid time doing whatever it is you plan to do.
Red lips.
Red nail polish.
My contribution to this most "romantic" of days.

unknown boots, tights. vintage vest, polka dot shirt and skirt. La Vie en Rose long sleeved shirt. jewelry - gifts.

Ps. For those wondering, this is a part of my house that is being renovated. It's become my favourite place to take pictures.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

none of us were angels

This past week I've learnt about life.
I've opened my eyes to the world.
Sometimes it's important to just live.
Sometimes we need to see the miracles that occur every day.
The little things.
Life is too precious to waste away.
Don't let darkness settle.
Live your life.
Don't be scared because in a flicker it can all disappear.
It was a weird week. Not enough sleep. Too much caffeine.
I need a change.

UB jacket. socks-gift. AA dress. vintage tunic top. unknown boots.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

i like the way you make me feel

Photobucket hasn't been working for a while, so it took me a while to upload all my photos. Anyways, here's my outfit. I never liked these jeans much, but now they're growing on me; it's the colour.
This coming week will consist of me going to the library everyday and bringing truck loads of books home. At least next week is Spring Break!

Have an amazing day!

Capezio boots. Miu Miu jeans. vintage shirt. unknown bag. Marciano jacket.