Friday, May 28, 2010


I think I have done it ladies! The jig that my dad made, makes the perfect cinch-waisted skirt! I am loving it, and at 3-7$/meter of fabric, I can make some perfect-for-me skirts to make some easy-in-the-morning outfits. I will be working all next week at the Queens University convocation selling flowers (awesome) and guess what I will be wearing?...



...but a little more covered up on top. I don't normally bare this much.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010


Happy Victoria Day weekend, or Happy Monday to those South of the border!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fashion Designer Moments

So as I was saying in my last post, my dad rigged-up a jig for me so that I can make elastic waisted skirts with perfect gathers. Here is the result of the work.


my chosen fabric. It is a bit light, but I thought it would hang well.


made a pattern and cut to size



my dad's idea of basting includes using a C-clamp.


final product. Pretty cute.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lost Then Found

Phew...I finally found my tripod. As you can see, the post before this one has a dress that I just bought. I love this dress...expecially the skirt part. I have been inspired to try and make myself more elastic waisted skirts just like this one. My dad made me a jig last night so that I can stretch the elasticband without using my hands to hold it. I can place the material on the elastic and sew without needing to hold it. All of you sewers like me might get an idea or a kick out of this contraption, it is pretty neat, I'll post pictures soon!




Love the detailing on this shirt.


top: Banana Republic; skirt: H&M; shoes: Old Navy; necklace:custom

Monday, May 17, 2010


Finally! I have been looking for a one-piece-looks-like-2-pieces-dress-but-isn't for a long time. Uh. I really want to take it apart and make a pattern out of it....I will wear it a few times first. I got it at the clothing show yesterday.


I like it a lot. The top yellow colour is so sunny. Perfect for summer.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Clothing Show Part Deux

My friend and I spent so much time at certain stall on Friday, that I didn't get around to seeing everything. That is why I had to go back today and see the cash-in on any last day sales that the designers might have. Here are some designer things I found.
Here is some accessories by a designer from Brazil. Marzio Fiorini makes these out of recycled rubber:



Here are some other pretties at this stall.



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This one is crazy!! It is silver chain that was actually knitted!! It is done by the amazing Lissa Brunet. She makes THE most unique jewelry I've seen.


MizDragonfly is where I got my necklace on Friday. Here is another necklace I was eyeing up, but didn't buy. the chain was a little big for me. If no one buys it, I might buy it off her Etsy shop.


Below is I think by, They had some pretty neat things.


Other random photos from the day:



H&M Fashion Studio

Every time I have visited the H&M website in the past, there has been nothing. No way to look at clothing, only a store locater. But, now they have an H&M Studio where you can choose from their clothing and dress-up a model! I had fun with this last night and here are a couple things I threw together.

Running back to the Clothing Show, it is free admittance all weekend for anyone who bought a ticket. There were a pair of amber earrings I had my eye on.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Clothing Show

The Clothing Show was held in an up and coming new GUPPIE area, Liberty Village. I was there all day and didn't make it to all of the vendors. My favourite section were the vintage, ego and sample sale sections. The vintage section was AMAZING! All the purses, clothing and shoes that any vintage lover could want! I bought a vintage leather purse which I will blog about later because I left it in my friends car.
After getting off the Go Train, I walked around the neighbourhood before going for lunch and the show. There was some unique art and buildings.




One vintage vendor had really cute tags on her shirts.


There were several fashion shows put on by the fashion designers as well. Here are a couple looks that I liked from the show.







Here is a necklace I bought from MizDragonfly. You can check her out on her blog or on Etsy. She makes come pretty cool things. This is a gold bird on a button, with gold chain.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Clothing Show tomorrow

Hello all. If you are in the Toronto area tomorrow or this weekend, there is a clothing show going on! It is at the Better Living Center. On admission you get a swag bag and free admission for the rest of the weekend if you want to go back! I'll be there tomorrow from 3-9pm.

Gaga vs. Xtina

I have been looking at Christina's latest transformation into a Gaga-esque creature with the release of her new album. I would like to point out that it is Gaga who seems to be the true orinal in her style, and other only copy her. She is the embodiment of her brand, and does not waver, even on her casual days off. She is true to herself and I think that is why she has been so popular. Because she doesn't apologize for her quirkiness and actually embrasses it. I think we all respect that because we all have our inner quirks..or as I like to call mine, my Kim-isms. Most hide them, but not her. Here is an example: on her days off, Gaga is the Gaga we see on the red carpet and in videos.

Xtina though, she turns into your regular tom-boy. I love her voice and her career, but I want the old Christina back. The glamazone.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dressing Rooms are Show Rooms

I was in Toronto today for a meeting and did a little shopping afterwards because..well, I was downtown! I stopped by the Eaton's Center and did a little shopping.


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I bought this leopard print H&M scarf, it looks really nice with my black trench.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Product

Last week I made some pencil cases for my Etsy shop. I love them, hopefully others do as well!


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