Sunday, 30 December 2007
For now I'm just reading your blogs and checking out photos on flickr.
Here are a collection of my favorite recent finds:
1. Knit wreaths, too bad next Christmas is a year away.
2. Bearded guys. Crawford is my favorite. Ashleyg is amazing.
3. Cupcakes and one wicked icing recipe.
Word to the wise, a half batch of the icing is more than enough.
4. An old post about an impromptu birthday party. That Sally Shim is
a talented lady.
5. Party drawings by Megan Whitmarsh.
6. A beautiful chunky wool cardigan.
7. A chunky crocheted lace scarf.
8. An awesome gift guide I wish I saw a couple weeks ago.
9. East Village boys from The Sartorialist.
Friday, 28 December 2007
What was your favorite part of the holidays? Favorite gift?
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
In the Nylon Dec/Jan 2006 issue there was an article called the Big Chill by Eviana Hartman and it dealt with the unattractiveness of winter wear. The stylist Nicky Coan created these amazing ensembles that make me (almost) wish winter was year-round. It was these pictures that made me fall in love with mixing textures: delicate and soft knits with tough wool plaid. Every since this spread I'm hooked on recreating these looks. I would say they are the biggest influence of my personal style, and represent my day to day look.
I was so excited when I saw the APC fall 07 collection because one outfit could have jumped right out of the magazine. They've got a plaid jacket, white dress, and wool scarf. I thought they were marketing just to me!
-Grey jacket, or Duffel coat
-Shorts in tweed or white
-White sweater, yeah I really like this one
-Plaid shirt (under white sweater)
-Tights and socks
-Hand knit mittens. I have no shame. :P
Saturday, 15 December 2007
Deep down inside I have always wanted to be a hipster. You know, have everything a little ironic, an asymmetrical haircut, skinny dark jeans, beat up sneaks, backstage at shows. The cool kid who has deep conversations about politics and snaps party pics. However, it will never be.
For one I'm not ironic, I'm ridiculously genuine to a fault, I have curly hair (so much for Emily O bangs), and I'd rather stay home and knit than be caught in a big group of people I don't know.
All this and the allure is still there. That's why I love the way fashion can symbolize a certain lifestyle. I can live vicariously through my clothing. I can put on my skinny jeans, a baggy ironic t-shirt, a thrift store plaid shirt, chucks, and keffiyeh if only to dream. But, if you do see me dressed up like this, do stop; I would love to grab some coffee and talk to you about communism....
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Approximations of the look:
One bright purple jacket
One gray cashmere sweater (Canadians try this one!)
Black satin skinny pants
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
It's from Joe Fresh, possibly the greatest thing...unless we got some
targets up here in Canada. I bought it for six dollars (it was supposed to be 12 until, but when I went to the till it was on sale!) It looks kinda of like a cloche and I love it!
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
I've become obsessed. I keep thinking up knew color combinations, and after Christmas I'm thinking of creating some new patterns to possibly sell on Etsy. Does anyone have any tips for Etsy selling? They would be greatly appreciated!
Here they are so far:
Also since I've been checking out Etsy so much lately here are some of my favorites!
Bloesem's Pink Collection
Crochet Coasters. They sold out already, but just take a moment
to appreciate their beauty.
A Baker's Dozen from Shim + Sons
My Folk Lover
Up in Trees Print
Ok I'm biased because they're already on my wall. A great pal gave them to me, she is so clever. This weekend I discovered a write up about the artist in my Australian Frankie magazine.On my wall. Apparently I framed them backwards, but I liked
how the trees joined up, so I left it.
Monday, 10 December 2007
I finally got a chance to see the PostSecret exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery with Luke. If you ever get a chance to see it, do so. It was incredibly moving. Some secrets were tragic and horrifying, others were hilarious. The show really took me through a roller coaster of emotion. The best part was that at the end you could make your own postcard to put in a locked bBlogger: Copycat - Edit Post "Post Secret"ox to be sent to the creator. I really enjoyed how normal the exhibit made me feel, I had this feeling that everyone has the same fears and worries. Deep down we all feel the same.
Thursday, 6 December 2007
I've had my Portland Jumper for almost a month, but I finally I got the chance to take a photo! Or rather someone to take it for me. I love it so much and wear it every week. Thanks Jenny! Oh and the photo is blurry because I got really excited about it, and excited about being done school!
Wednesday, 5 December 2007
I should be bundled up like this because it is so cold here! It was minus 40 degrees with the wind chill. All I wanted to do was stay in bed, but today was my last day of school! I am still writing that paper... 6 pages to go. Picture from I-D magazine.
Saturday, 1 December 2007
Like many other bloggers soft trees are also on my to do list, as is a ball wreath.
I'm also reading these two blogs, so beautiful.
I'm also loving the styling of the Urban Outfitters Gift Book.
I'll be back in a few.
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