Saturday, August 28, 2010

Butter Pecan

I am seriously enjoying my week off in the country. Wisdom teeth recovery was (shockingly) quick and painless so I have been spending most of my time in a semi-horizontal state engaging in my favourite pastime...

READING! My literary taste ranges from the vaguely to obscenely Canadian.

Oh yeah, and I am kind of obsessed with my cat. She doesn't really have a name but sometimes I call her Killer. We're best friends and I enjoy repeating "Miu Miu" endlessly while in her presence.

Of course, I found the time to do some small-town thrifting. My favourite super secret thrift spot (St. Vincent de Paul's) was having a 50% off sale so I snagged a bunch of stuff for the grand total of $6.50. Tho total body count was a pair of heels, floral tapestry purse, sequin jacket and polka-dot dress.

I also picked up an old issue of Nylon, which is generally a horrid magazine, for 25 cents and found an article by my 90s bff Marisa Meltzer! Let's try to ignore the irony of an article on riot grrrl being used to hawk beauty products. The horror!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Russian Queen

It's finally time to say 'peace out' to the tiny apartment I've been living in for the last year. It felt a little sad to take down all the posters and things that made this place feel like 'home', but I'm excited to paint/redecorate a whole new space and once again personalize it. I'll be away for a week because I am getting my WISDOM TEETH TAKEN OUT (eek!) and spending some quality time away from the internet.

See you on the other side.

Friday, August 20, 2010

You Made Me Realise

I have no idea what is so compelling about this baggy, striped crop top but that doesn't stop me from wearing it all the bloody time. It's the perfect length to wear with high-waisted pants and adds a dash of 90s to the most seemingly benign outfits. The disco pants are shiny, and that's all the reason I need to be wearing them.

Also, I finally caved and set myself up with a Tumblr blog. Someone stole the domain name 'hipstermusings.tumblr.com' for the SECOND time now and I just need to clear the air so that there is no blog-confusion on whether it belongs to me. I will be uploading my own hipster musings at 'isabelmusings.tumblr.com' so don't fall prey to imposters!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Golden Dialogue

It's a bit of a drag (which is a bit of a pun because these shorts are super tranny), but my usual picture taking spot has been hijacked by all sorts of construction kerfluffle going on outside! This new spot has worse lighting (minus) but more plants (plus) so it's supposedly a rather neutral change. I'm still rocking out in my flower child headband, roller disco shorts and striped crop top that I (sadly) wear every day.

(This post had way to many sets of parentheses.)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Things that make life infinitely better...

DIY floral headband

Kitschy erasers

Googly eyes

Or, maybe just "a trip to the craft store" in general!

PS - My outfits have been sucking lately, sorry dudes.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Honey Power

I generally never buy books because:
a) you can get them at the library for free
b) they take up a lot of space and I am a nomadic student renter
c) you can't wear them every day

But I do have a certain weakness for coffee table books filled with colourful fascinating pictures. While browsing around in Chapters, I found an intriguing book in the sale section (for $12.99!) called "Punk House: Interiors in Anarchy" by Abby Banks, which is kind of a stupid title but the editor's name compelled me to pick it up.

The book chronicles a number of "punk houses" in the US where people live communally on zero cash.  The decorating in these places is haphazard (probably because of a high volume and turnover of occupants), but has the same elements of chaos and mess that make The Selby interiors beautiful -  which proves to me that good taste is free. See what I mean?
A sampling of my favourite images, cover to cover. Just click on the photos to see them larger because details are key in all these photos! This book is definitely worth a look if you stumble upon it, and was certainly worth the buy for $12.99!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Fall Jams

Lately I've been telling everyone that I'm "turning goth". This is mostly a joke, since "goth" usually brings to mind images of miserable teenagers in heavy eyeliner, dog collars and bondage pants. But I prefer a romanticized version of the term, that should be associated with Edward Gorey drawings, listening to the Fall or My Bloody Valentine and wearing velvet Comme des Garcon, witchy Prada boots and this dress. Also, I would kill to own a pair of Margiela tabi boots.

Yep, I've got my fall inspiration in the bag.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Don't mess around

My geriatric tendencies have reached a new level - wearing grandma carpet shoes and grandpa pants! Trying to keep things young with my optical illusion shirt though. I'm so hip with the kids.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Cougar Bar

Good news, I finally got my hands on the plaid sheer chiffon shirt from American Apparel! After waiting for what seems like an eternity (real time: two weeks), it got shipped to the store and I couldn't be more pleased. Everyone at work calls it the 'cougar' shirt, because apparently it is the uniform of older women preying on young men in bars? Today is shaping up to be excellent, mostly because I spent the morning milling over the August issue of Vogue with a cup peppermint tea and bar of chocolate. Also, my hair looks half-decent for the first time, um, ever?

LOOK MA, NO MAKE-UP!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Dreary One

It was super awkward taking outfit photos this morning, because my landlord and a bunch of construction workers were working directly beside the garage. Explaining to people that you take pictures of your clothes every day is more than a little weird. In better news, I spent the August long weekend at my friend's cottage and accomplished a favourable amount of swimming, boating, book reading and beer drinking. What a happy bunch!

Just finished reading Killing Yourself To Live by Chuck Klosterman, and he is now officially my favourite author. I've already read Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs. Can anyone reccommend some similarly interesting books that critique pop culture with a witty, unique voice?

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Treason, Sire



Just a few inspiration photos, collected from various tumblrs and blogs. (Style Bubble, A Rose is a Rose, Warm Gun, Too Much Too Young.)