Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
OK, first for the first who tagged me, Miss Fatale.
5 things in my purse: OK, there are a million things in my purse! I'm in the process of buying a new one, but through random draw, I have: an advanced screening ticket for "Get Smart", the novel "Lipstick Jungle" by Candace Bushnell who wrote Sex and the City, a PB&J sandwich lol, Qupid flats, and pepper spray.
Things in my wallet: Canadian Tire money, gift certificate to ALDO, credit and debit, martini olive skewer, and hair salon cards.
Things found in my room: I'm renting a fully furnished right now, so most of my stuff is in Kingston, but I have: clothes exploding out of the little closet, woman form, sewing machine, painted picture by moi, and all the perfume and accessories I need.
5 things I have always wanted to do: live for a few months in Switzerland, visit Machu Pichu, go to a runway show, become a photographer, produce a runway collection.
5 things I'm currently into: vintage shopping!, dirty vodka martini's with olives, 70's anything, blogging!, and reading.
impressions of Miss.Fatale my tagger: She is artsy, get her classic inspiration from old film and old style like I do. She likes to be unique, but cannot express herself to the fullest currently in life, but her blog is one good outlet for that. and, I love her blog ;)
Tagging Jazmine and Dotti
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I cannot say I have a strict style per say, because my mood and tastes are always changing. I have office me, that wears corporate clothing to work, outing me who wears chic clothes and lazy me, who wears comfy cute things. There are more sides to my personal style, but I think those are the main three. If I could wear masquerade clothing and get all dolled up with feathers, fake lashes, and paint everyday I would, but that is not acceptable where I work and live. My outlet for this interest will be in fashion design and hopefully costume design as well.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Designers are constantly pushing the envelop with sky high heels that are difficult to walk in, and runways that are almost impossible in the shoes.
With Alexander McQueen's shoes to the left and Dior to the right, it is taking modeling from career to sport with the steady increase of job related injuries. From the simple requirement of being able to squeeze your feet into tiny shoes, modelling has become a career that requires skill. Balance, concentration and endurance are needed to be able to walk in these shoes and awkward garments while looking poised and graceful.
The scene on the runway is not one for the practical consumer. Unless the collection is labelled Ready to Wear, the clothing on the catwalk will not be the same as what is sold in boutiques. Shows are an opportunity for designers to let there crazy imaginations run wild and then, apart from that, there is the practical element of toned down sellable clothing. Not all designer shows are Galliano or McQueen but they are appreciated for there wearability and beautiful craftmanship.
As designers continue to dazzle us with there designs and take there creativity to new heights(literally), we can only expect a continuation down this path as designers try to out do themselves season after season. I'm looking forward to next season wondering what new extremes these individuals will dream-up next.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I was searching Ebay and Google for these purses on sale and came across this site which sells shell and other unique jewelery inexpensively. The two shell purses shown here are both $2.20 plus shipping, but, there is a minimum order required.
I have yet to order one but was so happy when I found this site which made me search for other inexpensive purses. As soon as I came across this one below, I again thought to myself "I have to have this!" but once again I was confronted with a hefty price tag of $600. Ah well, I guess I will just have to keep looking for little jems like these that are within a students budget.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The stylish do not look to the most popular brands, they look for well made clothing. They follow the trends but not the obvious stand out labels. There choices consist of the current styles like high waisted pants, pencil skirts and large belts, but they are not blatent brands. Personally I don't need LV all over my purse, alligators on my shirts or DG on my glasses to feel good about what I am wearing. I am quite happy paying good money for clothing that will last for a long time, even if no one knows how much I paid for it.
Do not think that I am against brands, I own my share of Abercrombie, Jacob, Von Dutch, etc, but I choose my items carefully. I now choose clothing that looks great but you wouldn't know where it is from because it is not a giant billboard across my chest. I like different things and I don't like seeing my friend toting the same Louis Vuitton bags I just bought last week. It makes the whole experience of purchasing popular expensive brands unoriginal because everyone looks exactly like you. This current decade has been all about branding yourself and using brands as status symbols. I am predicting, and personally hoping, for the next decade a removal from people using themselves as free brand advertising and a move toward wearing clothes for the simple reason of them looking great on you, not because of what they say about you.
Comments? I'd love to hear them!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I do not believe that shoe designers are running out of ideas and grasping for inspiration in men's shoes. This has just become the new trend in ladies shoes. Since the J.Lo success, we have witnessed many other shoes converting to the feminine side. One example is the tuxedo shoe which grew a heel
and the classic men's dress shoe follow suit.
Monday, June 9, 2008
I love fashion, and these are the types of images that make me excited about vintage shopping! Although most of these are from shops in NYC, I'm sure I can find cute things here in Ottawa. Albet they won't be the huge name brands.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
There is something about the old world elegance that feathers have that attracts me to them. I would very much like to find something like this that is vintage, but new is fine by me. I have also been contemplating making some peacock or speckled hen inspired headbands because I usually cannot find the perfect accessory to match what is pictured in my head. And with feathers and a glue gun, I think it would be easy to make.
I am hoping that these appear this fall, but I've also been feeling short lady-like silk gloves. Ones that barely cover to the wrist on the top of the hand. I have been thinking about these since April and think they would be a great accessory as well.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
My blog will be based on anything that I deem interesting enough to share with others. I like sharing small discoveries, so stay tuned and enjoy the blog!