Tuesday, April 26, 2011

blue sky

I love playing dress-up, and this is definitely one of my favourite dresses to wear when I dress up. I took these photos when I was making a video for my dad's birthday.
Happy Birthday Dad!

This dress has an incredible texture. So so pretty. I only wish it was shorter so I could wear it every day, but I don't have the heart to cut it.

Ps. After my last exam last Thursday, I went and bought a ukulele. So far I can only play Happy Birthday. If anyone knows any easy beginner songs let me know!!

Have a wonderful day!



















Vintage dress and hat, Guess shoes, and ribbon from Fabricland. Mac lipstick.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

happy easter!

Happy Easter to everyone! This is a rather more conservative outfit, but I was really glad to have to chance to wear this skirt. I got it as a gift about 2 years ago (I think), but it's so pretty and because it's a Diane von Furstenberg skirt, I've been terrified of ruining it. The first time I wore it was back on a dreary January day of this year when I attended a museum gala. The slush and salt on the streets were basically a death trap to this skirt, but luckily nothing bad happened, although it did take me much longer to get anywhere because I walked super slow as not to splash the skirt.
Anyways, I'm really glad I wore it today, and happily it matched all the green that's been popping up everywhere. Spring is a' bloomin'.

Ps. I don't know why I'm not smiling. I think I was so busy squinting because it was so bright out (even though there was no sun) that I forgot to smile. Oops!
















Wearing Diane von Furstenberg skirt, Steve Madden heels, Forever 21 blouse, Forever 21 ring/gifted rings, Marciano jacket, and nude tights.




Tuesday, April 19, 2011

wake up where the clouds are far

This is a quick study break outfit post. Next time I blog, I shall be free from school. I cannot wait to get back to regular blogging, I've missed it so much over the past couple months. As much as I love university, I wish I could successfully mesh blogging with it, but somehow I haven't developed that routine yet. Hopefully next year I will.
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I wore this outfit to church on the weekend. I don't go to church all that often, but it was Palm Sunday, so it was nice to break out this skirt that I bought for my summer job. I felt really feminine in this outfit, skirts this length always make me feel like that. My dad said I looked French, which I take as a very big compliment, although it only made me want to go to Paris and sit at a sidewalk cafe, sip an espresso and talk fashion, art, film and music. Unfortunately, after church I went back to studying.

Ps. Why, yes it is snowing in these pictures! That's April in Canada. Haha.
Pps. How many of you wish you were at Coachella? I watched it live via Youtube on my study breaks and it was INCREDIBLE!



























Marciano trench. H&M skirt. Aldo shoes and hat. Vintage top and scarf. La Senza top. Michael Kors watch. Gifted jewelry. Nude tights.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

IOWEYOU

I was recently contacted by some people involved in the creation of the IOU Project. This company basically grouped together to create a line of clothing that would be totally unique and handmade. This way you can trace each piece of clothing back to its production, right to the person who wove the fabric. It's a pretty incredible idea, and I sincerely hope that the company does well. I don't usually talk about particular companies, but this one really caught my eye, especially THIS VIDEO. It's incredible, and sends an amazing message. I really recommend watching it.

This is a small preview of some of their clothes! I'm really loving the peter pan collars, the colours, and the mix of prints in the shift dress (I feel like this needs to be added to my closet).












The company is basically creating an experiment to rethink how good are produced and sold in a way that would benefit everyone.
Instead of having people pay more for clothing that is machine made that they buy at the store, their company will use the internet to connect with everyone. This way you pay a normal amount of money but get handmade clothing.

They believe:
In empowering the Artisan
In celebrating Uniqueness
In our right to Transparency
In the power of Technology to make these happen.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

70's flare

I was going to wear this outfit to my exam the other day, but then the pants just looked wrong in the photos, and then in real life, so I ended up having to change.
These are incredible vintage 1970's high-waisted flared plaid pants, but the last owner must of had a really weird body because they bunch up really awkwardly around the stomach area, and if I pull them down, then the my body looks really awkward. Basically, these pants need a lot of work. I pretty much despise these outfit photos, but I do think they are awesome pants nonetheless, so I'm posting the photos anyways. I took so many, but the pants just looked terrible. I sort of realized it half-way through, so some of my poses was me trying to make the pants look better. Haha. Hopefully I can get them fixed soon.

One exam down and two more to go. Summer is so close, but so far.



















Vintage pants. Unknown knit top and scarf. Mango tank. Minentonka shoes. Line leather jacket from Holt Renfrew. Michael Kors watch.