Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I tried taking a decent outfit photo this morning but ended up just looking like a bottom-heavy Triceratops, which is NOT the way I would like strangers on the internet to view me as (though if anyone wants to try out a clever photoshop I wouldn't mind). The only clear solution is Mac Photobooth, where I always end up liking how grainy the photos look.

Been wearing my hair in a loose french braid these days. It gives me an ironic rat-tail.

Velvet Comme des Garcons top worn with awful cutoff jean shorts that I've had since I was 14. Love that high-low juxtaposition.

Not to forget my evil pointy witch boots! These ain't Glinda's boots, and the next you see me wearing them I'll have my face painted green, cackling jibberish about your dog.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Everyone needs a bit of a colour boost on rainy days, so I went for the obvious styling choice with my tie-dye leggings and 'Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat' sweatshirt. Here's hoping it makes somebody smile. These past few days I've been contemplating my relationship to feminism, getting lost in the dark and watching a lot of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

S/S 2011

Fashion week(s) shall speak the truth, and the truth shall set us free!


Without a doubt, Meadham Kirchhoff was the most standout collection. I loved everything about it. The white peter pan collars on black dresses and rainbow tie-dye hair just speaks to me in a fashion dialect I had no idea existed until now. It’s like this kindergarten goth art-school fantasy was just waiting for the perfect time to occur, and the time is NOW. I also wrote a steamy love letter to the shoes on the LG fashion blog.
D&G S/S 2011
Umm, could the floral print at D&G get any better? I think not. The whole gingham vibe made me feel like I was going to a fancy picnic to eat macaroons and canap├ęs. Not to mention the subtle underlying fairy tale theme? I spy Snow White and the Seven Dwarves printed tees!
Christopher is always a favourite, and it kills me that he described the collection as “Princess Margaret on acid”. I’ve done little to conceal my utter glee for everything involving the Royal family, so prim basics with a shock of colour are an easy candidate for my stamp of approval.
The award for "the most schizophrenic collection" goes to... (drumroll) Alexandre Herchcovitch!! It's like he traced an individual's personal development from kindergarten pain splatters to 9th grade goth. Nice job.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Free of Suggestion

Dressed according to a 'feline grandma' theme today. I found the leopard print top on the stinky racks of a thrift store's half off day, meaning it only cost me four bones! The grandpa pants are perpetually awesome and the new vintage brogues on my feet are glorious serendipity.

Remember these black leather brogues I thrifted ages ago?

I still love them, but they were just a bit too wide for my feet and so I traded them with a co-worker for these ones. It's always such a great feeling when an item of clothing finds its perfect home.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hard Faced

In keeping with my super grunge agenda, I wore the dark lipstick again! I think I'm starting to "grow up" because I feel more like wearing longer, voluminous skirts instead of plaid shirts, jeans and huge boots anymore.

Also, has everyone grabbed their copy of this week's New Yorker? A certain lil fashion blogger that has captured the hearts of many has her own much-deserved profile in it! Team Tavi! The article failed to shed any new light on virtually anything involving fashion blogging, but I wanted a copy regardless.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Shoot! Shoot!

Wow, one minute I have no idea what to do with myself and the next minute I'm budgeting sleep trying to fit everything in. Out of the numerous activities keeping my on my toes for the next few months is blogging for the LG Fashion page! You can check out my first post here, but I'm not going to write 'spoiler posts' and put them on this blog because that's lame. Original content on Hipster Musings will always be my #1 priority (well, after doing readings and writing papers for insane professors).

Partly, I have no idea what to blog about because there is so much to blog about!

1. NEW HIGH-HEELED DOC MARTENS! These hurt. A lot. But I will break them in if it kills me and or leaves me with two bleeding stumps for feet.

2. NEW DARK LIPSTICK! My lipstick motto is usually "red or dead", but I'm trying to branch out.

Will expand on these obviously super-important life concepts in posts to come.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Loretta's Scars

Dudes, school is back in full force and suddenly I lack the desire to do anything worthwhile at all? My brain is deserting me at a crucial point and it kinda sucks. I did a swap with my lovely co-worker Alex: a plain shirt for this sweet pair of navy disco pants! It's fun to mix shiny skank-wear with tough boots and geriatric sweaters, especially when they're all the same colour.

Wow, sometimes my thoughts are nonsensical and not even in that creative, abstract way.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Street Lamp

Whenever school is back in session, I tend to pick up an unofficial uniform of baggy shirts, leggings and boots. Today is the second day in a row I've worn something of that ilk, but I promise to break free of my comfort-induced shackles soon! The shirt is Diane von Furstenburg and has little bows on it. I thrifted it during the summer and it's absolutely huge on me, but the unintentional bell sleeves are kinda funky, no? The boots are Prada and pointy enough to shank someone. This is probably the most ostentatious, brand-name dropping outfit I have ever put together,

Note to self: Cut your hair, dirty hippie!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

We're Just Crazy

As I've mentioned before, it gets hard to come up with creative ensembles when only wearing one particular brand of clothing. But sometimes the weirdly unexpected turns out well! I'm wearing all American Apparel today, but this is totally something I would wear outside work too. I bought the forest green vintage elf boots the very first time I thrifted at Value Village when I was 14, and I still have them. What a miracle they've lasted that long, since they tie the whole outfit together.

Also, I usually refuse to do "blog giveaways" because 99.9% of the time they are lame - but I am giving away two free tickets to The Clothing Show, which is taking place from Sept. 24-26 at Exhibition Place in Toronto. It's always a fun time and there are so many cool vendors, so if you are in the area just leave your email address in the comments and I will randomly pick two winners.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Better Than Usual

Though I have long passed the age where it is requisite to buy a new backpack and pencil set, it's still fun to go "back to school" shopping. As of this week, I am the proud owner of Blundstone boots, which I am planning on wearing every single day until they fall apart (which is apparently never).

Always the sucker for nerdy organizational tools, I found these colourful post-it notes at the dollar store! Soon these textbooks will be covered in them. Luckily these textbooks actually seem remotely interesting, though their price was appalling as per usual.

Just trying to enjoy this whose "university" thing before its all over...

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Surfin' Safari

The title of this post is innacurate as I am not a beach boy, but a regular tourist at the African Lion Safari in Cambridge, Ontario! I remember going there as a kid, and it is admittedly a bit of a cheesy family tourist trap but I ended up having so much fun! They have a rad petting zoo, a lot of exotic birds, and elephants.
These flamingoes are not made of plastic to celebrate your uncle's 50th birthday party. They are the real thing! Their necks are incredibly long and swivel backwards in a highly disturbing manner.
The African pigs were absolutely precious - I wanted to take one home! The best part of the safari was definitely the bus tour, where we got to see an entire alphabet of exotic species - Lions, Yaks and Zebus among many others. My camera died at a crucial moment, but you will just have to trust me that Barbary sheep actually look like goats. 

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Note the long sleeves and covered legs: it's finally September and autumn is here to stay!! I ordered these galaxy leggings from Black Milk ages ago, and finally received them after a sizing mix-up that was entirely my fault. They have really great customer service, the leggings are wicked and would highly recommend. Space seems to be all the rage in fashion these days, and it's easy to see why - they're beautiful and mysterious. I was inspired to buy this special edition of National Geographic while waiting for my beloved leggings, because space is fascinating.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Places I Want To Visit

Pacific Northwest

Warsaw, Poland

Helsinki, Finland

Melbourne, Australia

Absolutely obsessed with having such a beautiful, colourful and detailed world map right beside my bed. It fuels my wanderlust and makes me dream of traveling the world.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Stonewall Jackson

It's time to say hello to my new outfit picture nook! Goodbye, stone wall! Truly the end of an era. The chipping pain on the neighbour's house looks kinda cool in photos, but not so much when it's actually on a house. Posting will remain infrequent because I won't actually have internet until next week, because one roommate forgot to set it up. What a dinkus. Oh well, please bear with me until then!

Until next week, an ode to previous walls I have known.

Old stone house, 2nd year University.
Brick wall of my dorm, 1st year University.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Gamma Ray II

Moving times can be exhausting and stressful, but it feels so good when it's over! All cozied up in my new basement room these days. It's extremely dark, so I am tentatively naming it THE BATCAVE.

The most exciting part of the room is obviously the closet, but it was actually a logistical nightmare. As you may notice, shirts are hanging on the bottom, while skirts are on the top. This is nonsensical and backwards, as most folks I know tend to wear shirts on the top half of their body, not the bottom. BUT the top rack is actually too short to hang shirts adequately so I had to improvise.

Keepin' it classy with posters everywhere. I was utterly sick to my stomach about looking at the same bloody posters that I've had since first year, so I scrounged around for some new decor and this is what I came up with.

The beautiful painting is courtesy of my bff Shelby Seu, the magazine covers are Alternatives Journal and the $5 tie-dye candle is a wax representation of my personality.