Friday, February 24, 2012
backpack: Duluth Pack
grandma sweater: vintage, thrifted
Just a lil' study outfit I wore to the library today... again, totally inspired by London schoolgirls from the 60's, and specifically from watching a whole bunch of the Beatles Anthology and watching all the girls go crazy during Beatlemania. Let me tell you, they sure could scream... and they sure knew how to wear turtlenecks and tweed!
I'm really excited to be modeling in a vintage show tonight for the Gypsy Market, a local vintage sale that goes on at various venues around Vancouver. I can't wait to show you guys some pictures!
Off for more studying...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
This is just a quick little post to let you know about a lil' feature I did with Toronto-based EF Magazine! It's about my "Parisian Closet Philosophy" and how to pare down your wardrobe (you may remember me posting about this on the blog a while back). I'm a little nerdily excited about my first feature in an online mag... ^_^ Feel free to check it out!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
coat: vintage from Used
silk blouse: vintage, thrifted
cardigan: vintage, thrifted
skirt: vintage from Temple of the Modern Girl Boutique
purse: vintage, thrifted
tights: Front & Co.
oxfords: vintage from Front & Co.
dress: Lark by Steve Alan
lace blouse: H&M
tights: Joe Fresh
bag: Cambridge Satchel Company via Modcloth
Ohhh how I love my lady hangouts. My friendship with the lovely Lydia is by far one of my favorite outcomes of blogging. We always have the best chats about life, fashion, blogging, activism... you name it. Plus this girl has mad style. She totally inspired me to branch out into coloured tights. ^_^ On our recent lady-date we had a delicious brunch at my favorite local eatery Slickity Jim's then browsed some cute stores along Main Street.
Did any of you have Galentine's dates?
Sunday, February 12, 2012
coat: thrifted, vintage
turtleneck: vintage from Front & Co.
backpack: vintage from Annex Vintage in Montreal
shoes: thrifted, vintage
headband: The Bay
Ah, this park is one of my favorites in Vancouver, it has such an incredibly photogenic mixture of mountains, water, industrial factories and a bridge. It's also an off-leash dog park and we all know how much I love dogs. If you live around Vancouver definitely check it out.
This past little while has been all about Mom Style circa 1994. High-waisted pants, preppy turtlenecks, headbands, comfy shoes, huge bags that can fit band-aids, wet-wipes, moisturizer, make up, day planner and giant cell phone... you know what I'm talkin about. My mom was definitely rocking this kind of stuff in the 90s, as well as a few teachers from elementary school... sometimes memories are the best source of fashion inspiration.
I'm finally on Spring break this week! It feels so glorious to have some time off... and time for the bloggy. Hopefully there will be a couple extra posts this week! Also thanks for the great comments on my last two posts, I really appreciated what you all had to say. ^_^
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Mmm I absolutely love the fashion in this film. And Liv Tyler's hair! It's honestly a constant inspiration to me. The barrettes, the headbands, the beehive, the simple ponytails! Epic. I also love her tailored pants and adorable sweaters. She rocks a few gorgeous vintage dresses, but overall it's that casual 50's style I just adore.
HOWEVER in terms of the content of the film, I find her character to be super problematic. She pretty much follows the band around for the entire film, performing the merely decorative and limiting role of the "supportive girlfriend". Not once are any of her passions, aspirations or interests articulated. After finally realizing how it much of a waste of time the whole thing was, rather than gaining some valuable self-knowledge and independence, she's swept up and "rescued" by yet another man. Ugh. Then in the "where are they now"-type epilogue her character's career isn't even mentioned, only that she got married! :S Whereas all the guys are either musicians, soldiers, businessmen... I mean come on Tom Hanks. She would have been growing up during the freaking Women's Lib Movement! Throw me a bone here. So aside from some questionable gender roles, this film is worth a watch if only for the amazing fashion and insanely catchy music.
Hopefully I'll be getting some outfit posts up on the blog soon! School has begun to take over again... yay for Spring Break next week!