Tuesday, June 24, 2008

after many excuses

I finally got my camera back! In celebration, I took pictures of my brunch outfit from this morning. I'm excited for the next few outfits I wear because I just recently went on an insane spree at the Goodwill and bought too many skirts for my own good. I'm milking the hot weather as much as I can. So basically, today's outfit is all from the Goodwill but the shirt, which is from many years ago, I don't know how it still fits. I kept it only because it says "got soul?", which I love. It's probably the only thing I've kept from my elementary school years. I had no shred of fashion sense back then but honestly, who did? The shoes are my brothers. He loves The Misfits, and I just thought the shoes somewhat worked, so I threw them on and ran out of the house before he noticed. If you're wondering why I'm wearing two different pair of glasses, I at first decided to wear the grandfather glasses, but went with the wayfarers instead because of the sun. I would have kept the glasses on if the sun wasn't so strong though, the outfit looks more complete with them.

Some more purchases from my spree at the thrift store. These glasses are my new loves, I think I've worn them every time I've stepped out of my house. They used to have lens in them, but I looked absolutely ridiculous with them in and could barely see a thing. I love how something like mandatory glasses for a 65-year-old man can be worn by a 16-year-old and look fashionable. The two blue shoes are great finds as well, I've been trying to find blue boots forever and when I saw them I grabbed them and immediately bought them. I didn't even check the size until I got home. Turns out they are a couple sizes too small, but after a bit of forcing they fit comfortably. The other shoes have a bit of a shade of purple in them, but I still love them because of the holes on the top and the short heels. I don't think I could ever wear tall heels, I'm way too clumsy for my own good.

This picture is from a couple of weekends ago taken with another's camera. I wish you could see the outfit better, but this is the nearest thing I have to a full body shot. I am on the far left and was having a bit of an obsession with Luella and the nerd look, so I attempted to recreate it with my new skirt from H&M. It was too hot to wear boots so I went with the simpler alternative of gladiator sandals. If I had the grandfather glasses that night, it would have completed it. I'll probably wear this outfit again just because of the glasses. I need that batman shirt though, I'm in love.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

nine teen eighty four

The other day, I watched "Fahrenheit 911" for the second time. I guess the first time I watched it I didn't really listen, because the quote Michael Moore states from George Orwell really caught my attention. I thought I would post it for others but mainly for myself. Oh and if you haven't, go read "1984" by George Orwell. It's fantastic.

"It's not a matter of whether the war is not real, or if it is, Victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia but to keep the very structure of society intact."

Saturday, June 21, 2008

le twins and the spirators

I am an avid reader of fellow bloggers- the ones with similar taste and multiple posts per week are the ones that really attract my attention. I know that if I was a blog browser, I wouldn't stick around if I found my own. A goal of mine this summer is to change that by posting avidly, specifically posts of my outfits, which is something I adore seeing on other fashion blogs and basically what keeps me sticking around. Anyway, I've had stages with certain blogs. The blog that inspired me to start my own was Lisa, this adorable Swedish girl who has a serious eye for fashion. Here are some of her outfits that completely enthralled me when I first found her blog.

Needless to say, this started my love for reading fashion blogs. Before reading Lisa's, I didn't even know they existed. If you ever read this Lisa, tack själv för införa jag till blogs. And thank you translation-guide.com for the free translation.

After my Lisa phase, I moved on to others, and in the process became obsessed with Rhiannon of Liebemarlene, the sisters of Moderniteter, and of course Rumi, also famously known as Fashiontoast.

As much as I love all of those blogs I recently mentioned, I have found myself on the blog of Maja Casablancas at http://www.polkadots-vodkashots.com/ too often for my own good. But she is exactly in my taste! I've gone and read every post from the beginning, a thing I have never done in all of my fashion blog reading days. Yet she reminds me so much of myself it's creepy. When she posted this about what she imagines as a perfect future, my mouth literally fell open. It's like she walked into my brain and pulled out my deepest desire and posted it on her blog. http://polkadots-vodkashots.blogspot.com/2008/06/vous-navez-pas-des-os-en-verre.html

I've come to further conclusion that she, Natasha Khan and I headed this Indian tribe I have figmented in my imagination.
Or maybe I'm a psychic and I just don't know it yet.

All pictures belong to each respectable blog owner.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

the tribe name however is inconclusive

One more thing before I begin looking over religion notes to prepare for the exam that I have tomorrow morning (no incentive + laziness= blogging and not studying). I was looking through photos of Natasha Khan from Bat for Lashes and came across this one. The photoraph and that headband is so so so gorgeous.

So, after much analysis, it's come to my attention that Natasha Khan and I are both very similar. Same taste in music, sense of style... even our hair looks the same. With that said, I've concluded that we both belonged to the same Indian tribe in our previous lives.

Oh, it's logical.

Monday, June 16, 2008

thank god for two thousand and eight

Ok so I know I haven't neccessarily been posting pictures of my current style so no one truly knows what kind of clothing I wear nowadays. Some girl stole my camera, took it to her grad (there were family pictures on it), and when my guy friends asked her to give it back she refused. She was five feet away from me, literally. Eventually she gave up and handed it to him, and it took her several hours and a lot of alcohol to walk up to me and apologize. Recently I've been swimming in school work and gotten lazy on my outfits, but the one night I spent at least an hour on my outfit, she had my camera. Blah blah blah, I know I keep making excuses, but I've honestly had the worst luck with this camera. I'd estimate that half of it's short little life it has been missing. Then again, I'm known as the one that loses, forgets, and breaks everything. Basically, a klutz. And as you can see, I'm quite the rambler.

Today I was looking through old pictures and stumbled across this one.

This was taken at the beginning of my second year of high school, also known as fall 2006 and needless to say I'm surprised at how drastically my style has changed. Half of those clothes are probably hanging in a thrift shore somewhere. This was a time where I was scene-obsessed and listening to 'Panic! at the Disco' like I needed it to survive. Then, I wouldn't be caught dead in a thrift store, let alone anything vintage. Basically, I was an entirely different person.
It's times like these I am so glad that stage is over. I guess this outfit doesn't look that bad from this angle. But if you saw the shirt, you'd be laughing too.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

all the girls standing in the line for the bathroom

One more thing I forgot. May 21st, three of my friends and I went to the "Glow in the Dark" tour, and it was absolutely amazing. After much contemplating, I snuck past security and ended up in the fourth row (with about half of my school). The night before, we all got together and made t-shirts for the event, and this is what turned out...

'Drunk and hot girl' refers to a song title if anyone is unfamiliar. It was a bit weird walking by people in the streets of Toronto with these shirts, who had absolutley no clue there was a song titled that. Lets just say we got some looks. And when I say looks, I sincerely mean it.

white horses, they will take me away

I had a moment a couple nights ago when I suddenly wasn't lazy and decided to go on Polyvore to celebrate. To start off though, about a week ago, while researching the 1950's fashion era for a grade 12 English presentation I discovered this absolute beaut.

How perfect is that skirt? I'm having a stage with florals (when do I not), and this defines beauty. That woman doesn't know how truly lucky she is to have that. I hate looking at pictures from previous eras simply because I know I would never be able to live it. We live in an era where the media is so consumed in looks and drama and not the real stuff- fashion. I'm surrounded by Hollister and Abercrombie and The Hills and Hot Topic and unneccessary amounts of makeup... simply put, a society consumed in absolute trash. Oh, now I'm rambling... only I could get from the topic of a floral skirt to emos in less than three sentences.

The whole objective of this post is to show a "re-creation" of this floral skirt, with a bit of 1920s in there as well.

I have a fitness exam tomorrow that I haven't started studying for yet though, so I will catch up later. I'm contemplating leaving blogspot for devote, because there's much more flexibility in the layout. And I want a floral background.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

absolutely breathtaking

Gah ! I can't believe I haven't seen this dress before. The lovely Kate Bosworth wore this Chanel couture dress to the Costume Institute Gala this year, and it's to die for. I mean seriously, how does one create such a thing? It's outfits like these that makes me remember how much of a genious Karl Lagerfield is. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if he goes political and runs for president.

I'd vote for him.

Friday, June 06, 2008

she's getting up there

Kirsten Dunst seems to have garnered my attention recently, and an outfit that contributed to it immensely is the one she wore to the Costume Institute gala. The vintage Yves Saint Laurent dress looked amazing on her. In additon to that gorgeous number...

2005 Oscars wearing Chanel couture

Spiderman 3 premiere in Paris wearing Christian Lacroix

Spiderman 3 premiere in London wearing a lovely outfit, and unfortunately I can't find the designer of it. Help?

I've also noticed her street style is uncanny with Alexander Wang's Spring 2008 ready to wear line. She's starting to climb my inspirational list. It's kind of hard to trump the Olsen twins, though.

On a side note, after school ends I promise to start posting pictures of my outfits! At this point, dressing up is my last priority. Plus I really need to go shopping :)