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

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Disclaimer

As a forewarner, in less than 12 hours, I will be on a plane jetting off to Ottawa. (yes I am packing ridiculous amounts of clothing, but whatever) Ottawa's finest thrift stores, chain stores, parliament buildings will be no match for my camera, and when I return, you guys wont be kept out of the loop. Sadly I'll be away for at least a week, but until then, this picture will keep you at bay.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

State of the World: Desperate Issue

I'm tired of looking through style.com's runway pictures. I'm tired of browsing lookbooks for inspiration. It feels like.. all of my creativity is gone, leaving me with pictures and Spring 08 runways.
So what else to do but make a hot or not list?

IN
Motorcycles. Metal chrome, laceup booties, scruffed leather
Erin Fetherson
Skinny jeans. Who cares about wide legs when you're 5'?
Harry Potter stripes
Bad coffee a la Dan Humphrey
English literature
Bandage skirts. Maybe American Apprel, maybe not
Knit beanies
Purple and dark red
White nails

OUT
Dictations of the Runway
Gap
Sock-less feet (They would freeze here)
Pleather oversize totes
Pumpkin spice lattes
Pleated skirts
Pink nail polish
Caftans

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Of All Places

When I was in the second grade, I was invited over by a boy named Joe. As kids do, we played House (where the girl becomes the mom, the boy the dad, and the Lego truck the minivan). I remember getting sick a few days afterwards, and he and his mom brought over ice cream and my scarf. After that, Joe and I stopped talking.

Childhood connotations aside, I quite like the fall collection of Joe Fresh Style. It's sold in Canada's Superstore, a food/supplies/everything for bulk kind of a place. The mod jackets and skirts are , and the prices are pretty outrageously cheap.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Wearing Today


My best 'supermodel' pose. This is from a few days back (today was a sick day, and my hoodie/ugly jeans combo wouldn't be too photogenic), and I believe I changed into flats later on in the day. Heels take a lot of patience that I don't have

Shopping


As promised, the shopping spoils from my H&M+ shopping trip.
- a black eyelet H&M Kids dress. I had the hardest time choosing between this one and a mid-calf length Breakfast at Tiffany's style dress. Then I realized that cocktail parties are nonexistant in my life. Neither does sateen belong there.
- a plain navy mini. It's a fairly boring purchase, but the 'opportunities' are seriously endless. A basic is all I have to say.
- a cozy sweater from Old Navy. It has little colorful flecks, that kind of remind me of Coldstone's Birthday Cake Remix flavour. Love it, keeps me warm, and cozy enough to be a PMS sweater.
- grey herringbone tights. From the Gap, they were having a 2/$25 deal. I also bought a pair of diamond-patterned black ones, but they're already in the laundry.
I also ended up with an oversized purple beanie hat from H&M. $6! The accessories are so freaking cheap. However it seems to be in my locker, in the car, or somewhere under my desk.

Perfect Girl


The blazer isn't going away anytime soon. Luella showed blazers on the London catwalk (btw, wasn't their collection the most perfect thing ever? Geeky glasses, short shirts, Kate Moss flower prints?) No wonder the stores are pushing, blazers blazers blazers! everywhere. Play it safe like Kirsten Dunst with a blouse/black skinnies, or go crazy and top it over everything.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Blazer- Beyond Balenciaga

Nowadays you can't even say the word blazer without a 'ooh Balenciaga' attatched to it. As brilliant as it was (speaking of which, how disappointed were you by the SS08), I see it everywhere: magazines, blogs, fashion sites... Like Bennifer, overexpose is never a good thing.


I do love them though, and looking through Molly Ringwald film stills helped me see it in a new light. Andie's black jacket in this scene from Pretty in Pink looks like the Urban Outfitters blazer up top.

And if you get tired of that proletarian way, you can also reference YSl's le smoking. Just wave around a pipe (like at the Gaultier show) and your set for any cocktail party to fly your way.
Lux Blazer, $68.