Fashion from a highschooler's perspective. That is all.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

To My Shame..

I went on a 2 hour bus ride to get to the new H&M store in Vancouver (well, in Coquitlam, which is why it took 2 hours). Things that I learned:
- the accessories are killer, and only about $7 CAN.
- the mens' section is so much better than the womens'
- H&M in New York has a million times more selection than here
I did leave with a beanie hat and a dress, which I'll pictures of at a later date.

Stopped by Old Navy as well, to check out the Fair Isle collection. All of my size was gone, which isn't the stores fault, but it made me really disappointed anyways. I tried on two sweaters anyways, and left with one; a white one with ice-cream specks (hard to describe, sorry).

Finally, to my complete chagrin. This fille on Face Hunter is wearing the object of my desire: skinny plaid pants. They've been on my fall to-buy list since early August, and I have yet to find a pair. Curses!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Wearing Today

Perfect fall weather. Pictures are courtesy of my little sister; now you can see exactly how short I am.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

La Vie en Gris

Today was one of those days where you just want to cuddle up in your dad's sweater and make homemade popcorn with hot chocolate. I did just that, and read a great book called Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (yeah, I know). It's worth a flip through for sure.

Something else that's caught my mind lately is the Old Navy fair-isle collection. They're the perfect sweaters for school in riding boots, and for some decent cold-weather cheering up as well.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

AI Fashion Show, in Pictures

Party shot and the cheese appetizers.

Stacey King's booth at the party.
At fashion school you don't get teased for wearing braces. Only if you use vintage furniture fabric to make your clothes. I say, who cares when you've got the best dresses?
The show itself... there were 35 designers, and all of them were so good. But my favourites of the bunch:

Annie Wong and Jen Pohland. Jen's clothes had intricate beading and detail work, hence the 'world is my oyster' theme. Annie won Most Outstanding Collection.

This girl took traditional Korean costumes and translated it to modern clothing. The collection turned out too similar to actual Korean streetwear, but the idea was gold (as is my favourite dress in the entire show, above right).
Kids clothing. The kid 'models' were so cute! They were obviously nervous, and one boy even tripped while posing. Cuties for sure.
These two won Most Marketable Collection award. Love the themes and the collections. Leather, corseting and sleek styles for Taron. And bold colours and pretty pretty outfits in Nicole's.
Half the models wore fur wrist-muffs! Also love the top hat on the centre outfit.
Sustainability is kind of a big deal, so I'm glad it came up. And Janna Bishop used the most gold brocade and velvet. And had the best wave at the end.

Lastly, a Starbucks drive thru spotted on the way there. Never knew they existed.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lipgloss is Poppin

God only knows how many black, patent leather flats I have, but it's time I make an exception (again..). These payless tap shoes are so perfect for everything. Peeking out under wideleg jeans or with a wool dress (Old Navy people!). And there's nothing better than clacking down the hallways to make a "look at me" statement.

Wearing Today

Is it wrong to love a pair of shoes as much as I love these?


Some recent acquisitions.

green cableknit sweater
thrifted belts
plaid trouser shorts
tortoiseshell flats
H&M hats

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Gimme Some Love

My darling readers, I apologize for the long wait. Heaps of biology and English literature homework deter me from posting. In the meantime, read up on Style Bytes, Fops and Dandies, Hipster Musings, and Truly, the Aberrant.

One last tidbit: I'll be attending the Arts' Institute fashion show and pre-party next Tuesday. I'll definitely keep you guys posted. Here's a little piece of the press release:

Graduating Designers Prepare for a Fashion Metamorphosis
Vancouver (September 13, 2007)

Watch Vancouver's newest crop of fashiondesigners showcase their stunning collections on the runway at The ArtInstitute of Vancouver's Fashion Show 2007. The show will take place onSeptember 25 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond beginning at8:00 p.m. This fall's Metamorphosis, Return to Innocence Fashion Show explores the collections of graduating students from The Art Institute's Fashion Design and Merchandising program.

Over 35 promising, young designers will launch their creative designcareers in men's and women's ready-to-wear, children's wear, and bridalwear. Inspired by their diverse backgrounds, passionate interests, andeducation at The Art Institute, graduates tell their story through amixture of elegant gowns, funky streetwear, beautiful bridal dresses,and contemporary casual wear among others. A front row seat guaranteesan exciting view of each student's final collection, a feat accomplished through many hours of hard-work and perseverance.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Runway Review: Nicole Miller

Features: high waists, puffy sleeves, structured and intricate dresses
Colour palette: everywhere, but predominantly black and cream, with lots of brights mixed in
Wearability: 9.5/10
For the streets: loose, high-waisted trousers, party dresses with jeweled belts, tucked-in brightly coloured blouses

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Off the Wall Coupon!

To those of you with an Off the Wall nearby.. they're giving you a 10% coupon on regular merchandise, just by filling out a simple quiz. Go to the site to grab a printable coupon. Act fast since they experience on September 9th, less than a week!

Benetton Strikes Again

Inspired by Susie Bubble's post, reminds me of the fantastic (as always) ad campaign/catalogue Benetton has for this fall. It brings out the artsy girl in me, and brings back memories of my arts & crafts obssession a few years ago (still have not just a few unfinished scarves stuffed in my closet).

At any rate, the oversized, colorblocked turtleneck sweater is calling out to me. (First one in the picture, but go to the site for a better look) There are so many reasons why it's wrong for me, the biggest being that I'm a diminuitive person. Yet, there's a strange, irresistable pull; I have to have it.
After all, never say never right?

Wearing Today: Back to School

Appropriately it was raining for the first day of classes. I finally found a PVC jacket; they're perfect for the incessant rainy weather here. Also, love the texture and the pattern of the scarf.
Jacket: secondhand
Scarf: H&M
Jeans: American Eagle