Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Xmas

------ Good tidings we bring ------

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Lanvin Astronauts

This wide, cropped, double-breasted jacket reminds me of 'Lil Kim / female rappers.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fresh Christmas Fashion

I feel like this is the time for starting a new kind of Christmas in terms of what we wear to family dinners & New Year's Eve. It seems almost obvious to revert to the same old metallics & sequins. I'm thinking of taking the season's palette (reds, white, greens, even gold) but let print & texture replace shine, rather than doing shiny & sparkly all over again (In my opinion people should be wearing those things for evening/special occasions year round so we don't have to load up in December).
This makes a gaudy metallic number seem trashy. Snowy white, textured, long sleeved dress w/ blue-gray accessories from Chanel pre-fall 2012
Concept: White + Fur (real or faux)
Detail: Snow White-esque hair, green eyeshadow, red lips
Collection: Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2012
Concept: Contrasting heels & hose 
Collection: Bally pre-fall 2012
Concept: Quilting, fur, patterns, contrasting heels & hose 
Detail: slicked back short hair
Collection: Bally pre-fall 2012
Concept: Pattern, white, matching top & bottom 
Detail: red accessories
Collection: Chloe pre-fall 2012

Concept: Fur Accessories/Jewelry
Details: Belted waist above-the-knee woven dress, shoes matching dress
Collection: Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2012
Concept x 6: Beret, big brass buttons, texture, brown, grey & forest green
Details: snakeskin-print purse, chain strap, metal-toe Mary Janes
Collection:  Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2012
Concept: Burgundy/Brown, lace, texture
Details: matching lips & shoes, ankle-straps, shiny bangles 
Collection: Max Mara pre-fall 2012
Concept: Red, texture, patterned hose, matching top & bottom
Details: slick hair, large pendant
Collection: Oscar de la Renta pre-fall 2012

Concept: Pattern, red, pants (instead of dress), fur
Details: ankle booties, cropped pant hem
Collection: Belstaff pre-fall 2013
This one's a slightly quirky approach to a laid-back Christmas gathering
Concept: Red, belted waist, brown, leather
Details: pulled back hair, relaxed collar
Collection: Malandrino pre-fall 2012

Concept: Green, texture, big buttons, belted waist (nice round leather cord)
Details: Flared leg, matching tops & bottoms
Collection: Burberry pre-fall 2011

Concept: Beret, big brass buttons, green
Details: snakeskin-print purse, chain strap, metal-toe Mary Janes
Collection: Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2012

Concept: Berets, Textured pieces, grey
Details: Metal bubble buttons evoke Santa Claus & nutcrackers, Metal-toed pumps, red nails
Collection: Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2012 (what can I say, it was a christmassy collection!)
Concept: stiff A-line over-the-knee skirt, gathered & cinched waist
Collection: Bally pre-fall 2012

Concept: Pale Grey fur jacket w/ 3/4 poncho sleeves & funnel neck, white skirt
Details: Matching frames + gradient lens
Collection: Max Mara pre-fall 2012 

The festive, covered-up but sexy black option
Concept: floor length gown, lace, cinched waist
Details: 3/4 sleeves, square neck, pleated front
Collection: Azzaro fall 2011

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Some Inspiration

Balmain - spring 2013
High-waisted leather A-line Miniskirt worn w/ wide belt & Longsleeved fitted blouse & Ankle boots.
Burberry - fall 2012
2-tiered Pencil skirt
Burberry - fall 2012
High-waisted velvet knee-length skirt
Chloe - fall 2012
Oversized dyed sheepskin jacket
Burberry - spr 2013
Xtra-cropped Bomber w/ oversized leg o'mutton sleeves (wide arm/shoulder, tapered to wrist)
Burberry - spr 2013
 Burberry - spr 2013
Purple, Nubbly leather pencil skirt
 Fendi - spr 2013
Not sure about the colour combination, but the waist-length of the jacket w/ the above-the-knee dress hem is flattering.
Dries Van Noten - spr 2013
He always goes too far into frump-land w/ his outfits, but these muted-stripe, elastic-waist pants are pretty.
Roots roots roots
Dries Van Noten - spr 2013

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall Street Style

Ahh the Sweater Coat. How comfy, utilitarian AND stylish.

 Loose Trenches in more lustrous fabrics than usual boxy khaki

High-waisted, knee-length leather skirt
The Ankle-length flowy skirt, preferably woven
Long-sleeved Dresses
Baggy wool Slacks w/ cropped jackets

Just wanted to include this outfit from:
And this one:
from:, May 2010

Hot Secondhand Shoes!

Goodwill Find: Anne Klein pointy-toed, leather ankle boots with wide elastic sides
Surprisingly dance-able, (I tried that out Tuesday night) I first saw something like this but shittier quality at Aldo a year ago but didn't buy them cause they were $50 and pleather. Lo & behold I find these beauties for $10 last week. Patience my child, patience.
2nd Goodwill score: Patent Pumps. These are that generic brand that seems to only make patent heels called Fioni carried by Payless. Anyway, new they were likely no more than $35 but 10 bucks for a simple, sexy shoe I always wanted but not enough to really pay for is a steal.
Chez Nous Consignment Shop, Orangeville. $7 : Kenneth Cole satin cross-strap, rounded-square toe, chunk heels. This is the most affordable, low-key consignment store I've ever crossed paths with. It's worth the trip to O-Ville!
Ok, these are friggin stable! No teetering or whining + they're elegant! The heel & brand remind me so much of grade 6 (circa 1996) which makes me feel all warm & giddy. Can you just picture these with Courtney-Love-esque translucent black hose? Or even white opaque.
Just found this on The shoes look like this on (but w/out the open toe).

 Talize, Mississauga: Bocci vintage leather slingbacks. Made in Italy if that means anything (I think it used to). Some old woman must've died & her kids donated all her gorgeous, top-quality pumps because Talize today was chockfull of seemingly handmade, 100% leather shoes that deserve to be in one of those ripoff shops on Queen W. These ones advertise a time when women wore stout heels daily and they were wearable (i.e. comfortable) + made your feet & legs look cute/alluring. Oh & they were also $7!
Capable heel keeps you upright.
Talize: Quad Comfort leather harness bootie.
This was a dream to find - something so basic but NOT FAKE LEATHER! Yay! Have you noticed big chain shoes stores have stopped using real leather & yet keep charging the same for fake? Your feet freeze in the winter in this plastic crap! The above are a simple, real leather boot for $10.
I checked out this Quad Comfort brand and they're carried by Mark's Work Wearhouse among others, with the average boot costing $100.
Talize: French Connection knee-high leather boots.
Can you believe this?! I had just been getting depressed thinking of the $$$ I was going to have to spend on real leather knee-high boots for fall, never mind finding ones that are both flat AND slip-on for under $200. Then these were just hanging there by their flimsy hook marked at $10. Not sure why used Wal-Mart dresses are priced the same as these $250+ FCUK boots but whatever.
 Talize: Sabella green leather purse.
Last & sort of least is this real leather purse in one of my favourite colours for $5. Nice size for a water bottle + notebook + generic crap.