"People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like." -- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday

Ghosts with just voices

Here a few shots of Denisa Dvorakova by Johan Sandberg for Marie Claire Italia January 2011. All the clothes are white and the images are sort of ghostly. The first one really caught my eye, and I absolutely love it. The others aren't bad either.

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I wore the exact same thing to the grocery store today. I think the cashier liked my outfit, but he forgot to charge me for the canned tomatoes I was buying... Such a versatile outfit though.

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To see the rest of the shoot, check out Fashion Gone Rogue.


I just recently rediscovered this song. So good. I chose this video version for 2 reasons. Firstly because the "official video" for the song had a youtube ad before it played (god damn you youtube ads! You ruin everything), and secondly because I think it's funny to watch Martha Wainwright's mannerisms while she sings in this video... particularly in the hands. Enjoy!

Saturday

There's no need to convert a believer

I came across this collection the other day and boy oh boy was I excited! I was going to just post a few, but I couldn't choose. So here is almost all of the Theyskens' theory resort 2012 collection, for your enjoyment.

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That crochet bag is perfect! If you don't mind people seeing everything you're carrying, and the occasional item falling out.


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Blue boots are the one thing missing from my life.


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Great colour on that bag and those pants! Ok red pants are an other thing still missing from my life. But I guess in the greater scheme of things, that's really not that bad.


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I've been thinking about wearing extremely long shirts with shorts. Doesn't she look nice? Also that skirt is just lovely.


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More red pants!! Hurray! I can't tell if that printed blazer has a collar or not. If it does not (and I really don't think it does) then that is pretty cool and I want it. If it does have a collar I still want it... but I might cut the collar off.


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Those pants look like they are made of liquid. Liquid pants people, we have the technology!


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The sheer pant!! Here it is. I don't know where on earth I can find a pair, or how I can make them, but I've simply got to try.


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The top says classy and casual, the bottom says 80's grunge. Talking of course about the girl on the left. Honey on the right is grampa chic from head to toe, and that works too!


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Ombre shirt and skirt... but NOT in the same outfit. Never.


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Don't you just want everything? I do. I really do.


And here is a pretty song. All his songs are pretty and you should probably listen to them... yes you!

We are all our hands and holders

From Style by Kling...

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Could have used these Philip Lim pants 3 years ago when I dressed up as Uma from Kill Bill for Halloween.

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In case you weren't quite sure how cool I am, this should show you.

Currently listening to this album, while I attempt to write an essay.

Sunday

Don't you want me to wake up

I am finally getting around to posting these pictures that I took at the photo shoot I helped out on months ago (yea I'm still talking about that one photo shoot I helped with...)

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The backdrop. That's a lot of burlap.

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Matt putting up the burlap.

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My favrourite part. Obviously.

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The steamer that just didn't quite work. Dammit steamer, you had one job to do. One job!

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Our alternative to the crappy steamer. We later found the actual ironing board.

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Kayan fussing with Nicole's pants.

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Nicole getting her hair did.

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The little fashion minion trying to impersonate the model from behind the makeshift wall. Notice the height difference.

On another note, my friend Nathan was playing this album last night at his house. I always forget about this song, but whenever I hear it I remember how amazing it is. Enjoy.

Wednesday

Time heals all, or so I’ve been told

Some gems from my most recent peruse of bloglovin'.

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Fashion Gone Rogue

It was kind of cold today, so I guess I'm in a sweater mood.


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Le Fashion

Ohhh to look that good while so disheveled. And seriously that shirt!


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Style by Kling

I need a pair of jeans like that. I also need for jeans to look like that on me.


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Stockholm Street Syle

I... want to be... that.


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Hanneli

This makes me long for a trip to value village. I feel like I good find a cheap alternative to this outfit there.


If I leave before you, then I walk out alone

Hello! Holy crazy week. After a lovely long weekend at the cottage, I returned to mounds of uncompleted homework. I am slowly but surely working my through that, but for the time being I decided to take a little break to share something with you. You'll never guess what it is.... pictures of clothes I wore! Yay!

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My old pal Michelle gave me this for my birthday a few weeks ago. It's crocheted, white, and wonderful. And it's from 69 Vintage, one of Toronto's little gems. I'm leaving the liner in for now because I am fond of it. But there may come a time when I decide to take it out. If I should do that, I will be sure to wear something substantial underneath, I promise.

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Shirt - 69 Vintage, Jeans - Urban Outfitters, Bag - Roots, Sandals - Franco Sarto from L'Elegant

Actually now that I look at this, I recall that it was the outfit I wore on my first day of summer school! Not the kind of summer school you have to go to because you failed a class, but the kind you go to when you consciously make a choice to do full-time courses during the summer. I do not recommend making this choice. That's probably why I look so bitter.

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Seriously, I am pretty much a spokesperson for Roots. They may as well sponsor me. Right? (Roots if you do decide to reward me for all the free glowing publicity I give to your bags, I am veeeery interested in this purse, in the bright pink and orange colour;). Worth a shot right?)

On another note, often when I write blog posts I listen to music while I write. And perhaps you noticed that my post titles are all song lyrics (no really!). So I have decided that from now on I will include whatever song I am currently listening to at the end of each post. Just for funsies! Please enjoy The Antlers, I don't want love.


Tuesday

My heart beats too loud to go to sleep

Fashionista.com told me to check out Madewell's fall 2011 collection, and I did. They also told me I would love everything in the collection, and I do! How did they know!?

Here are some of my favourite looks, along with as much witty commentary as I can come up with in the 10 minutes I am a allotting myself to do this post (I have homework and sleep to get to.)



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This coat sort of looks like the coat that a Grizzly Bear wears...

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Imagine this bear dry and you'll see what I mean.

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We've done shorts skirts and we've done ridiculously long ones. This was the one skirt length that contemporary fashion had not yet experimented with, and now we've done it! We have nothing more to learn.

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All this time I have been cuffing my jeans so neatly. Now I see there is another way to do it, a lumpier way. And I like it.

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I just... I just love those shoes so much. Judging by the look on her face, she does too.


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Sometimes I think "no, I can't wear my maxi skirt and a trendy hat at the same time, it's just too much!" Boy was I wrong!

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Get ready; suspenders are back baby!

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I wish I was this happy about anything. But I guess that's what happens when you wear yellow and pink together (I'm smiling a bit just talking about it!)


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The great thing about fashion is that a huge coat totally compensates for the fact that you are wearing no tights and open toe shoes in the fall.

My computer is starting to make a weird noise now, so I guess that's all I have time for. If you are trying to go to sleep like I am, you might enjoy this song... Night.


Wednesday

Left standing in the wilderness downtown

This outfit was slightly inspired by a photo of model Jac wearing different shades of neutrals, which I posted a little while ago. Of course when I attempt it I end up looking slightly like a old-fashioned british boy (not for the first time I'm sure) and I'm totally fine with that. In fact I feel that the look of a old-fashioned british boy is totally hot... that may have come out wrong.

What I mean is I prefer a nice off white sock with loafers, to a strappy stiletto, and baggy high-waisted trousers to jeggings (do people find jeggins sexy?) To sum things up; this outfit may be shapeless and colourless, but I like it.

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I decided to throw on an unstructured blazer mainly to add another layer of neutral in there, but also for warmth.

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The denim jacket is what makes this outfit totally bad-ass.

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And there you have it! Way hotter than stilettos and jeggings (and I'm not even being sarcastic. Jeggings are gross.)

Tuesday

Someday some morning sometime

So yesterday was my 23rd birthday, but I received no presents on that day. My family knows me well enough to know that the only thing I really want is clothing, but they can't really pick that out for me. So I do most of my Birthday shopping myself, and I get exactly what I want!

I was in the market for a holey sweater, and I found one! But little did I know the responsibilities that come with owning SUCH a holey sweater. Ie. don't wear necklaces, stay away from sharp edges, and avoid contact with all animals and humans. If you do not follow these rules, your new sweater will catch on things and eventually become more holey that you might like. I'm going to have to be very careful with this one.

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Sweater - Urban Outfitters

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I never want to spend money on accessories, yet I always need them. I found this mint green belt and H&M for about $12... I was on the fence about buying it, but then some lovely sales associate handed me a $5 off card. Done!

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Belt - H&M

I bought these shorts from club monaco. I am in love with the colour, and the cut is very flattering. HOWEVER - and brace yourself because I am about to get a little negative here - I have a problem with the quality. When picking a pair, it was hard to find one in the right size that didnt have some stitching malfunction. I finally settled on this pair, and after wearing them out once, some of the stitching around the zipper is coming out. It's nothing I can't fix, it's just, and call me crazy, but for the price that Club Monaco charges for their clothing I would expect better quality than that. Nuff said... I still think the shorts are pretty though.

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Shorts - Club Monaco

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I have been in the market for a cordob├Ęs hat like the one Penelope Cruz wore in Vicky Christina Barcelona. I found this one, and I love it! And I certainly need it after the sunburn I got on my head (and shoulders, legs and nose) last week. It's even got a little detachable flower on the side, just for funsies!

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Hat - Nine West from The Hudson Bay Company

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Leopard print was so Fall/Winter 2010. Spring/Summer 2011 is all about snake skin! At least that's what I think ever since I found these snake skin sandals at a consignment store in Yorkville. Amongst all the Dior, Chanel and Missoni I found these - which were actually tangible to me - so I made them mine.

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Sandals - Franco Sarto from L'Elegant

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Good haul this year I'd say. Everything I bought goes together to form a lovely little outfit...

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Should have worn sunglasses to avoid this whole squinty, misshapen eye situation. On another note, I am still looking for a new purse and possibly a colourful bustier, to be purchased with Birthday money from my Grandparents. Will keep you posted on my progress with those missions.