This is definitely an attention getting skirt. It's long and shimmery and pleated and it's the most beautiful shade of dusty rose (which perfectly matched my Grandparents carpet). And here's the real kicker! I have pretty much assumed that the long skirt trend is one of those trends that us ladies love, but is not particularly attractive to the opposite sex. But when I wore it to a family gathering, I got a lot of compliments from my male relatives... even my brother (who isn't a fan of most of the strange things I wear). I don't know if it totally counts if the complements come from family members, but hey, it's a start.
But I forgot one simple fact; I live in CANADA. Just days ago I was trudging through snow up north. That, paired with the other minor detail - my legs are not shorts-ready - led me to determine that tights are still necessary... as are boots. But yay shorts!
Do you like my red door?
I call this my "Abbey Lee" lipstick. In reality it's Revlon Matte "Pink about it".
Came across these photos while researching for an article I am writing for 29 Secrets. The article is about wearing all one colour, which I have so cleverly dubbed the "monochromatic movement" (when thinking of titles, I often resort to alliteration, puns, or song lyrics. Any of which will work... sometimes all at once!)
I used to cringe at the thought of wearing more then 1 item of clothing in the same colour. I have never been one for matching. But I have found myself straying into this trend a little more frequently than usual (usual being never).
Found this pic of Jac, looking like a rock formation in grey and taupe, on Altamira. I have embraced this sedimentary style myself, and I have photos to prove it... But they are not developed yet. Can someone tell me the logic of using a film camera for a fashion blog? On that note, if anyone has a DSLR they want to give away for free to a needy blogger, please contact me.
This one's from Garance. I love all the different shades of blue, they look so great with her hair. Actually, blue and orange are complimentary colours, so if you are going to wear all blue, you should probably dye your hair orange. Just a thought.
Freja, also from Altamira, sporting the Model uniform of all black. I wore all black one time last month... I felt so dark. But she looks really good.
I will post my tips for embracing the monochromatic movement once it is posted on 29secrets.com. And I will post more outfit shots once I either finish and develop my film, or find a cheep digital camera that doesn't take awful grainy pictures.
Tomorrow is my last day of school!!! For three weeks. Then it's back to school all summer. The idea of bing in school and having homework during the summer is foreign and somewhat unappealing to me, but as long as I can do the following things I will be happy... (this post is the result of a) me having not posted in a while due to school work, b) me getting all excited about summer because it is sunny out and c) me getting all nostalgic and looking through old photos. Enjoy!)
Watching my friends play baseball has sort of become a summer staple. And who knows, maybe this summer I will attempt to actually play. But let's not get too carried away.
Sometimes I also watch professionals play baseball. These are my brothers at a Blue jays game. This was last September, but yes, Dylan does wear beanies all year round (do we call that a beanie, or a tuque... I should know this.)
Dropping all responsibilities and driving to Caledon to swim in pools... Anna, can we do this again?
When Caledon is not an option and you are in the middle of a heat wave, pool hopping will suffice. Just remember to practice safe fence hopping, or else you may find yourself unable to walk for the last month of your summer.
I went to gay pride for the first time last summer and I will definitely go again. The outfits (or lack there of) are fun to look at and the whole vibe is amazing.
Falling asleep on a blanket in the sun on Canada day, while surrounded by all your best friends. That's what summer is all about.
Cottaging with the family. This is my mom and her twin sister, aren't they cute!
Listening to live music at bellwoods park.
And lastly Osheaga music festival (yes that is me with Jade from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros!!!) I also anticipate bringing a camera and doing some music festival style posts so stay tuned for that.
I also can't wait to buy some new clothes for summer.. if I can afford it while not working during the summer for the first time since grade 9. But I will make it work. Now the weather just needs to catch up with my summer excitement. C'mon 25 degrees and sunny!
It feels like such a long time ago now, but here are the final shots from the photo shoot I helped out on last month. I am so happy with the way they turned out! My good friend Kayan styled this shoot for a final project for fashion school. She had to adhere to following criteria...
d) recruit a quirky assistant who will work for food and clothes - Kendra Thompson
e) pull from clothing stores - Clothes from H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zara, 69 Vintage, Winners, Kimberly Taylor, Aritzia, and American Apparel. Jewelry from Fabrice.
f) have a blast!!! (ok this wasn't part of the assignment... but we did it anyway!)
She also had to have a theme and a story for the editorial. The theme was supposed to be safari, but you know how us girls tend to get carried away with pretty clothing... needless to say, not everything abided by this strict theme. I think the end "story" for this editorial was decided on "City girl goes on safari"... you know, that old folk tale. So here I present to you the final photos, along with my rendition of that classic fable... condensed version.
This is what girls who live in the city look like. They wear nice dresses and are tall and thin and they stand really close together. Typical city girls, am I right?
This city girl works in a trendy office and lives in a loft.
This city girl doesn't work. She lives off her parents money and just walks around looking fierce.
But she is so bored with the hustle and bustle of the city. She needs a change.
Hmm, changing her outfit didn't seem to work. There's only one thing left to do... go on a safari.
If the city girl wears neutral colours, she will blend in with the savanna.
And even though their faces remained nonchalant, the city girls were overjoyed that they still looked sexy, even while on a safari.