Wednesday, September 10, 2008

> dace dace dace! sale sale sale! new new new!

Oh joyous day! One of my favourite Canadian designers, Dace, has put up their new collection for fall and is having a sale!

Check out their website for some images of their new pieces! I can't wait until they're up for purchasing on the site.

While I'm waiting for the new pieces, here are some sale pieces I have my spectacles on:

> medieval times fashion.

I'm not a big jewelery person, but this Canadian jewelry designer/crocheter is just brilliant. Arielle de Pinto takes thread-like pieces of metal and crochets them into a beautiful work of art. A tough material, but when crochet it just looks so feminine and delicate.
Too gorgeous for words.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

> once you pop you can't stop.

I love Pringle of Scotland so much.
Look at the gorgeous ensembles and pieces from Pringle 1815.
How cute is that beige skirt? and that black babydoll top?

Even the pieces of the fellas are nice.

Me likey.

Monday, September 8, 2008

> when good fashion happens to bad people.

People never like the antagonist. I always do, but perhaps that the therapist in me. I imagine the tormented life that, I hypothesize, they must have had. I imagine their motives that no one understands that seems so just in their own mind. I imagine the motivation and immense dedication it takes.
Don't get me wrong, I don't commend evil acts of violence against another; but I do like the 'bad guy'. Perhaps I'm really just superficial and what I like about the evil-doer is their style. It is so carefully planned out. I do believe that the antagonist is the most fashion conscious.

Exhibit A: Paul & Peter (Funny Games, 1997)

Sadly these were the best images of Funny Games (1997 Austrian Version) that I could find. It was important to have the original version over the U.S version. Paul's outfit is much better in this version. He wears the shorter shorts and long sleeve polo. Both evil-boy-o's decked out in all white tops, gloves, and shoes (converse low-tops) they look just grand. Such professionalism but still looking cool.

Exhibit B: The Joker

Very Etro, no? Very Grunge. Very--- amazing. I had a hard time deciding which Joker I liked better because I really do like the plaid pants on Jack Nicholson as the Joker. However, I opted for the updated joker because it's a little more wearable. I love the vest being army green.
No kidding around about his fashion here (lame, I know).

Exhibit C: Cruella De Vil

I don't condone the wearing of fur, but damn. Cruella was ahead of her time. French chic, black cat suit with a plunging neckline, the red gloves (probably leather), and always in heels. You got to give the woman credit: she looked good while being so evil.

Exhibit D: Jack Torrence

The whole wardrobe of this film is brilliant, but Jack really captures my style. Flannel, jeans, and a bomber. So simple, yet so cool. Could you imagine this on someone 20 years (compared to the photo age) younger? Stylin'.

Exhibit E: The Heathers

I don't think there's any explanation needed here. Just look at them!

I'm sure there are many others that are stylin' while going on with their bad self.
Please leave a comment about it!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

> with in the band.

A wonderful weekend.
I have this group of close friends. We call our selves SLANG (long story).
One had been living away in Scotland for a year, the other just came back from South Africa saving the elephants, another is at med school so we rarely see her, and the last friend lives in Michigan and came up for the weekend. Needless to say, it's rare when all of Slang is together.
We had a wonderful time playing rock band (how fun is that!?) and drinking... then eventually turning rock band into a drinking game.
When it came my turn to sing, the song was Weezer - Say it Ain't So. Remember that song? So nostalgic.

Okay, all that aside. Have people been watching the "stars" at the TIFF. Keira Knightley looked absolutely darling at the conference for The Dutchess.

What a cute skirt, right?
Also, check out SessĂșn's fall line. Too cute for words. I have my eye on the grey belle skirt.
Here are some of my favourite looks from this collection:

Oh Joy! I'm so excited for fall!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

> shit you need to buy.

I've been buying many things: a oatmeal coloured knit cardigan, two navy cardigans, one beige cardigan, two pairs of london sole flats, a pair of cute booties, work pants (groan), and tops.
I must tell you about a certain shirt that is very much underestimated.

Behold, the American Apparel unisex oxford button up (or down).

Now, I bought this in an XS so it would fit looser (it's unisex), and it fits perfectly! The material is great and it's versatile. It was a happy purchase.

Now, the gap cardigan....

Oh-so-soft and loving the cargo pockets on this little cardigan. Perfect length too. I purchased it in navy and may have to buy the other colours-- you can never have too many cardigans in my opinion.

I have a wish list too. Have you seen the Steven Alan collection? I've been oogling this site for the past 4 weeks. I would love to (read: I need to) have this top in my life.

As you can tell, I'm in full fall mode, despite the weather being ungodly nice.

This entry is really incoherent and choppy.

Now, at the moment I'm kind of strapped for time, but I'm attempting to keep this blog going.
I also want to see this film.