Monday, May 28, 2007
Though I didn't have the privilege of attending the Toronto Fashion Blogger Brunch on Sunday, I did experience the next best thing. I spent some quality vegetarian brunch time with Danielle of Final Fashion, who created the TFBB scene. It was really awesome being led around Toronto with a fashion veteran who knows the area, and was wearing and adorable plaid circle skirt to boot. We haunted legions of cute vintage stores, a left-wing button shop and saw a huge group of knit-wits on a yarn tour of the city. I ended up with the most wonderful vintage dress ever known to man and some buttons reading 'resistance is fertile', 'bling kills' and 'eco-warrior'. I'll be sure to post a picture once I get my home computer back. I've been blogging haphazardly from the filtered school computers during my spare - apologies!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
If they have some sturdy animal print fabric at Fabricland, I'm going to pick it up faster than a hipster in heat and command a duet sewing project with my mom.
Speaking of punk rock, I saw La Traviata performed by the Canadian Opera Company on the weekend and their modern take on it involved dominatrix bondage scenes - it was awesome! Even better, is that my best friend and I went on a bus there with a horde of elderly ladies from the local opera guild and they loved it!!
Speaking of bondage, my best friend was wonderful enough to buy me a really cute TNA bag from Aritzia (surprise!) that has a pastel safety pin pattern all over it. It's massive and I'm using it as my new schoolbag. :)
Saturday, May 19, 2007
I bought these great kicks at Winners, when a pair of sandals I was wearing started giving me painful blisters. Though I bought them on a whim, I'm sure they'll end up as summer staple shoes.
Here is the finished product of my Journalism course. Of course I chose to write about fashion! Most of it is intentionally fabricated, so don't take offense. The quotes that are real will be highlighted in red.
Many fashion insiders are shocked and outraged, but editor of British Vogue Alexandra Shulman refuses to take back her proclamation that
Critics agree that
“I don’t come to
Yvan, writer of the popular street-style blog, Face Hunter (www.facehunter.blogspot.com), appreciates the fashion ingenuity he documents in
But Paris Vogue’s editor Carine Roitfeld refuses to acknowledge that
Karl Lagerfeld, Head Director of Chanel has a strong opinion on the matter. “
Shulman’s statement has created a spat between the powerful trifecta of Vogue Editors; Shulman herself, Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld. Wintour has sided with Shulman, creating a rift between the two and Roitfeld. Roitfeld mentioned that her friendship with Shulman and Wintour will “not be continuing”.
Current London youth culture bears striking similarities to the legendary lore of the Swinging Sixties, when former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland brazenly stated in 1965 that “London is the most swinging city in the world right now”.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I bought diagonal shirt in purple/cream/navy. It looks like something a hipster boy would wear and fits like I stole it off a hipster boy. But I didn't. I actually paid full price for this unisex tee.
It's still a bit chilly here in Kingston and I only brought one pair of pants (the only other bottoms I brought were bermudas and skirts), so I was reduced to buying these genie pants. They're soft and very comfortable - much more than an impulse buy.
Ahh yes. In true university-style I bought a Queens sweatshirt. Everyone around here is decked out in full Queens uniform. I have opted not to wear it yet - people might mistake me for an unfashionable snob!
Overall, the Journalism course isn't too bad but I have neglected the social aspect of the "camp". I have made a grand total of zero friends (maybe three acquaintances) and miss everyone I left at home. It sounds unnatural but I can't wait to get back to school.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
This t-shirt is silly. Roaring tiger? Silly, and I love it. I'm wearing it now, with red lipstick, a navy pleated school uniform-ish skirt and neat white flats I bought at Value Village. Hipster-centric.
Pirates are also an outdated hipster motif, but I really don't mind. The skull actually changes colour in the sunlight! It's ultimate tourist style, but I adore it. Thanks Dad, and I hope you're feeling better!
P.S.: I am away all next week! I'm competing in the Reach Provincial Tournament on the weekend (hard.core.trivia) and am taking a week long Journalism course at Queens University after that. Expect my blogging skills to improve tenfold after that! So there will be posts next week, but probably sporadic ones. I apologize in advance!
P. P. S: Like my new header? It's a cartoon of me that my friend Rachael drew!
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
These Chloe shoes are ultimate. They manage to blend the gladiator, "biblical" and mary-jane styles in one piece of footwear. (When I say "biblical", I mean they kinda remind me of Jesus sandals). Envision Jesus in a Catholic-school uniform going to fight a lion in the Coliseum?? These Jil Sander heels certainly do not evoke feelings of ancient history/uniform education. That is, unless you consider ancient history who you slept with last week. These heels are hot. I don't even like cut-out platforms, but the sheer hotness of these burns a hole in that opinion. They look like they are six inches tall - even if I could afford these I wouldn't be able to teeter around in them! Since that is the case, they would be refined to being displayed in a cabinet of some sort. That's no problem, it should be obvious they are ART.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The Patrick Robinson for Target collection has been receiving a lot of hype lately. Looking at the collection, I can really understand why. Besides the Mediterranean hippie vibe it gives off, I was really struck by the recurring "medallion" textile pattern. I'm not exactly sure what the pattern is supposed to be, but it;s pretty cool anyways. I have a Jones New York sweater with the exact same pattern on it that I stole from my mother! Sorry, but the secret had to be revealed. Patrick totally ripped the "medallion" look from my mom.