Tuesday, November 30, 2010
the snow has melted, the rain is back. the sound of drip dripping from outside my window is somewhat comforting, but maybe that's just due to familiarity. i'm glad our entire apartment is painted white or else it would be gloomy indeed. i'm trying to not let the grey get to me, though it appears my outfit has been affected.
thanks to another lovely film festival jb is off in the wide world, which means of course i am even more sulky and broody than usual. i thought i could channel my brood into a cozy outfit and some particularly smile-lacking pictures! hooray! but really things are quite fine. school is chugging along, i'm anticipating some lovely soup-eating in a few minutes, and i'm becoming slowly more giddy/insane about christmas. ALSO i saw harry potter the other day and boy it is EXCELLENT (this coming from a die-hard fan with a particular hankering for fantasy stories, but still). those little actors are all grow'd up! little danny radcliffe is effing brilliant. good job buddy.
my outfit was actually kind of inspired by the colours of this algae branch we have on our mantle.
i included a few pictures of new household additions. the terrarium is a particular favorite. it's from the old faithful shop and i can't wait to hang it from the ceiling.
- grey wool skirt: vintage, from Temple of the Modern Girl Boutique on Main St.
- mint lace top: vintage, thrifted.
- tights and over the knee socks: Joe Fresh
- scarf: stolen from JB
i'm off to eat some soup! keep those chins up, christmas is on the way!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
it happened so fast guys. one day it was halloween, the next remembrance day, and before i knew it there was 6 cm of snow outside. it's effing cold, but effing beautiful.
can you spot the snowball?
i can't seem to write this anthropology paper i'm supposed to be working on for the life of me. i completely understand that if i allow myself to become a victim and feel sorry for myself about all the work i have to do, i'm less likely to do it (or do it WELL for that matter). but somehow i always fall back into that victimized pattern... stress is lame. and thus, school is lame. i'm a huge baby. jb took me out on a writing break yesterday, which is when we got this yummy soup at liberty bakery. they had these "self-portraits" done by a local elementary school class on the walls, which made my afternoon. i especially love the super messy one on the right.
- russian fur hat: Joe fresh from Superstore (last year)
- big black scarf: was my granny's
- forest green jacket: vintage, thrifted from Richmond Sally Ann (which is no more) :(
- red grandpa sweater: thrifted from Seattle (Red Light Vintage i think?)
- black booties: Spank on W.4th
- skinny high-waisted jeans: Urban Outfitters (for some reason i love the way these look all bunched up because of my long johns underneath...)
- cat gloves: a little stand in South African market
- beige purse: was my momma's
well, i suppose i'll get back to it. wish me luck, i'm in effing anthro 101 i don't know what the hell i'm talking about.
happy snow day!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
my family could have easily chosen to live in one of the less interesting suburbs of vancouver, but luckily we moved to richmond. one of the best parts of growing up there was the awesome asian influence. much like scenes from lost in translation, i remember the usual angst of my teenaged years with a tinge of affectionate culture shock. although i felt isolated and awkward as a super tall white girl in a town full of adorably petite harajuku girls, that constant cultural stimulation was just distracting enough to keep me out of the usual suburban-teenaged-trouble...
PS we totally screwed up our names on the stickerbooth picture. fail.
every hour, on the hour, this fountain puts on a super crazy show complete with lights, music (usually elvis/backstreet boys/beethoven) and occasionally, dancing children.
- beige blazer w/ brass buttons - thrifted from SPCA Thrift Store on Victoria Dr.
- bright blue cowl - thrifted from Tapestry Thrift Store on Kingsway
- tooled leather purse - thrifted from Tapestry Thrift Store on Kingsway
- super sweater - echoes vintage on Main St.
- pins - british columbia flag, ontario crest, blue shoes from Holland
- black boots - Spank Shoes on W.4th
thanks for hanging out!
* all photos by ZB/JB
Monday, November 1, 2010
i recently discovered elfin saddle (emi honda and jordan mckenzie) and their artwork when a friend of mine posted pictures on flickr. it is MAGICAL. after a little digging i found out they make magical music too. earthbound, ancient-sounding, mystical music. they're currently signed on with the awesome label constellation (which i definitely recommend checking out as they represent some incredibly unique, mind-expanding artists, wow i'm just loving the hyphens today) and they make films too. holy eff.
i think i may be in art-love.
the first three images are from my friend's flickr page, which you can access by clicking the images. the rest are from elfin saddle's website.
... my heart swells!
thanks again for hanging out!