Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Inspiration: Reppin' the Great North

One of my favourite Canadian models (Coco Rocha, duh) in one of my favourite Canadian magazines (Flare).
Doesn't this image make you want to break out all of your white clothes? Very mod meets mad scientist.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Alexis Mabille's Spring/Summer 2012 Couture Will Make You Want to Sprout a Flower from Your Head

At least if you're me, that is.

Can I just say how glad I am that the couture shows are here? Time to kick off the fun fashion weeks! Men's fashion is so not as exciting.

As done to death as the whole solid-colour-face-painting thing is (see: fall's Viktor and Rolf), I like the makeup and gigantic floral head puffs in this collection. Maybe they detract from the clothes a bit, but the entire effect is dreamy and gorgeous so it's so worth it.

Anyway, once I stopped FREAKING OUT about the amazing hats, I noticed the cool cut of the blazer/dress thing on the left. It's sort of like the laid-back cousin of an eighties power suit?

Other notable looks were that killer yellow suit (I love the colour), a Glinda the good witch dress and the bold metallic frock that I really hope someone, somewhere wears to an awards show so US Weekly can hate it and I can love it.

There were a few misses in the collection, though:

It's not that these dresses are bad, but they just don't look as luxurious as couture should be. Plus, the pink dress is just a little too Legally Blonde for me to take it seriously,

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Prints and Me

Fact: January is the gloomiest month EVER. Why not spice up the long cold days by breaking out the bold prints?

Head-to-toe prints are decidedly not for wallflowers, but you can tone the craziness and Man Repeller factor of the look down a bit by sticking to neutral accessories and simple cuts. A single printed piece, like a maxi dress, is also easier to pull off than a blazer and pants combo.

Would you dare to wear an all-over print?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Crazy Charm Bracelets? Treat Yo Self

Growing up, I was the girliest girl in the world. Barbies, tea sets, and baby dolls were my favourite toys. So while I'm a total feminist and way supportive of gender role bending, I never really got the appeal of "boy" toys like race cars. I remember trying to play Hot Wheels with these kids I baby-sat and the kids yelling at me because apparently giving the cars unique personality traits and making them talk to each other is not actually how you play with toy cars.

But this crazy charm bracelet from PoniesofDooom (Is that a bronies thing? I don't understand bronies.) on Etsy has helped me to see matchbox cars' appeal.

(Okay, you can't even see the matchbox car in this picture, making the intro of this post seem really random)

I'd be tempted to try and DIY my own, but I'm a procrastinator when it comes to crafting, so I'd probably end up accumulating a pile of small toys and just letting it sit there. And then one day someone would find my weirdo stack of matchbox cars and be freaked out.

The good news is it's only $27, which is really not that much considering it GLOWS IN THE DARK.

Oh, there's the car.

Do you think this bracelet's cool? Would you make your own instead? And if you do, can you send me one?

Teenage Dirtbag

Channel your inner angsty teen in graphic tees, random layers, and the occasional vintage wedding gown.