May 14, 2010

Street Obsessions

More than anything else this fall season I'm looking to play with texture from brocades, to crocheted lace, from fur to playing with a gauge of knits. More and more, I've been admiring the simplicity of dressing and the occasional primary colours popping out. Anyone who really knows me, I'm a black, white and grey kind of gal. Secretly Gothic. ha. Lately, I've been obsessed with the combination of black, khaki, olive green and gun metal coloured accessories. Sound familiar? Indeed it is the fashion house, Balmain that has me hooked, and so is the rest of the fashion world with army inspired dressing. I suppose with the influence of interning at a fashion magazine I have the privileged to see and touch such wonderful pieces that I can't help to be inspired by everything that comes in. I thought tribal was way off how I would dress, but I'm finding myself gravitating towards tribal prints for this summer. Just a tad bit to revamp the wardrobe. What are you looking forward to this summer now that the heat is rising? or even more exciting, your desired Fall wear and accessories?


May 12, 2010

This is St.Tropez

♥ Karl! I now have a girl crush on Leigh Lezark, and even more so with Abbey Lee and Freja. Baptiste looked like a mannequin, unreal, what a babe, and Magdalena Frackowiak is so adorable! I love models and Karl. Looks like Karl jumped on the ban wagon for placing plus size models. Crytal Renn is so gorgeous!

May 08, 2010

fall campaigns, bring it on!

Give us something new to look forward too! Millions of dollars are poured into promoting a fashion houses ad campaigns, I'm just happy that they're leaving the majority of fashion ads to models not celebs. Don't get me started on perfume ads. I can understand why fashion houses are looking to get exposure by placing an ad with a celebrity, but I don't buy it, go away Hollywood. And so, back to the fall campaigns, Givenchy is the first to release their fall/winter campaign and it's getting me very excited. Mariacarla Boscono is once again taking part for the campaign which makes me want to get rid of my layers, part my hair, stay away from the sun, look pale and sport some fire red lips. J'adore Mariacarla! She is the stark image of cool to me. What do you think about Givenchy's fall campaign? It always feels like a cult, a cool crowd that you're dying to be a part of, at least I am.

May 06, 2010

shoe fanatics, meet Raphael Young

If you don't already know him, shame on you for thinking you're a shoe fanatic. Besides the fact that he is seriously talented and his background training is proof of it (and I suppose the fact that his uncle designed shoes for YSL helped) his designs are avant garde and never conforms to trends. His inspiration for his fall collection included Star Trek meeting the 80's. I'm not a fan of Star Trek, but I'm head over heels for the 80's. His collection has always combined architectural edge and killer height. He captured my heart further by including wedged booties. Yum. The heels of the shoes remind me of icebergs in space, I suppose the construction was intentional to relate to Star Trek... Anyway... What do you think of his designs?


Zara Lookbook summer 2010

I've been obsessing over Miu Miu's spring/summer 2010 prints hoping and wishing that Zara would replicate the cats and swallow bird prints and surely enough, they have. I've been popping in and out of every Zara store I've come across and until today, I discovered a couple pieces from their lookbook in store, with minimal sizes available. With much anticipation, I grabbed everything that was Miu Miu inspired and tried them on. Verdict: All fails. The picture above didn't even have the collars, which is supposed to be the best part!!! And the one navy summer dress I tried on with swallows was made out of jersey, with a raw edge, and was a very unflattering length for me. All in all, it was not worth the effort of altering and the quality turned me off even more so. I suppose the real deal will only suffice...



How amazing is this!? My cousin Renyl sketched it out of photoshop. Ahhh-mazing. I've been pushing him to create a website that shows all his growth, progress and completed projects, but he mentioned that he actually has his work posted online on four different design sites. I'll try to grab the wen sites from him next time I get a chance to talk to him.

May 03, 2010

Pierre Hardy for Gap Fall 2010

This collaboration is ahhhh-mazing! I'm trying to contain myself, it's midnight.

Pierre Hardy for Gap Spring 2010

I'm a sucker for wedges! May 10, let the hunt begin.


h&m fall 2010

Fall Must have: Shearling coat, Burberry Prorsum inspired.
With the weather turning up, I've been grabbing my basics white cotton t-shirt, denim cut offs. I can't help but look ahead to see what stores are going to be "inspired" this fall. They look expensive, but the line is completely affordable! I've been trying not to dress to seasons and just stick to my basics and revamp it year round with some trendy accessories or seasonal colours, but I'm a sucker for change.


for the month of may

For me, May has always been about patio parties, bbq's, Friday night liquor games, dancing your pants off, or in my case making a fool out of myself by attempting to replicate dance moves from Ms. Sunico. (ha) and pretty much everything that summer is supposed to fee like. Back home, there's only two months of summer, and you really have to make the most of it. Time flys and the massive June event has always been The Red River Ex since I was a little girl. Oh, Winnipeg. I miss your simplicity.
I'm excited to share that I'm graduating in June and my whole family is coming to Toronto to cheer me on. Let's hope the auditorium has enough seats. With my family coming in June, I'm not expecting to go home anytime soon. I need to continue to make my mark here and find employment. ha. With school over, I'm interning for the mean time until something fabulous comes around. Until then, I really just want to take the time and enjoy the precious time that I have until work life begins. I've been on the go since moving to Toronto and I feel like now that my schedule is winding down, I can breath and really enjoy what I've accomplished. Breath easy...

Until then, 40 days until the boyfriend is here.
Have a great week everyone!