Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Yellow on Yellow at the Port

Sometimes, an outfit is completely born by accident.

I usually mix my colours, evident in all my other posts.

But on one particular day, I just needed to quickly run out so I thru on my One Teaspoon yellow kimono and grabbed my Gucci and headed out. In my trusted elevator mirror, I was struck by how well the yellow and yellow worked together.

Thus, a new outfit is born. Accidentally.

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The white lace, becomes the perfect pedestal to show off the brightness of the yellow.

I started to work in BC's oldest municipality recently. I love a location that is marred by history. Coming from a country with one of the oldest civilizations in the world, North America, by comparison seems like a baby.

Perhaps that's why I am drawn to things of vintage.

Since the setting feels so artistic, I have decided to put some artistic spins on my usual photos. Hope you all enjoy.

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One teaspoon mustard kimono, vintage lace multi layer dress, roman tights from asos, thrifted shoes, thrift finds, vintage style, yellow gucci purse, gold vintage belt, down by the pier, old vancouver, artistic expression, fashion, style, vintage, thrift, street style, yellow on yellow, how to wear yellow with yellow, forever21 gold multi strand necklaces, One Teaspoon Almost Innocent Kimono

One teaspoon mustard kimono, vintage lace multi layer dress, roman tights from asos, thrifted shoes, thrift finds, vintage style, yellow gucci purse, gold vintage belt, down by the pier, old vancouver, artistic expression, fashion, style, vintage, thrift, street style, yellow on yellow, how to wear yellow with yellow, forever21 gold multi strand necklaces, One Teaspoon Almost Innocent Kimono

One teaspoon mustard kimono, vintage lace multi layer dress, roman tights from asos, thrifted shoes, thrift finds, vintage style, yellow gucci purse, gold vintage belt, down by the pier, old vancouver, artistic expression, fashion, style, vintage, thrift, street style, yellow on yellow, how to wear yellow with yellow, forever21 gold multi strand necklaces, One Teaspoon Almost Innocent Kimono

One teaspoon mustard kimono, vintage lace multi layer dress, roman tights from asos, thrifted shoes, thrift finds, vintage style, yellow gucci purse, gold vintage belt, down by the pier, old vancouver, artistic expression, fashion, style, vintage, thrift, street style, yellow on yellow, how to wear yellow with yellow, forever21 gold multi strand necklaces, One Teaspoon Almost Innocent Kimono

Don't have much to say about this post. Nothing much needs to be said.

Where to buy.

One Teaspoon Almost Innocent Kimono On sale at Asos

Roman style ballet dancer tights at Romwe

Lace dress, shoes and belt all vintage.

For similar, see below

Beyond Vintage Lace Button Down Dress in Ivory

Modcloth also has a great vintage section, good place to frequent for some amazing finds.

Necklace from Forever21

Monday, 28 May 2012

Monday Pick Me Up

Happy Memorial Day to the posers down south.

Hope y'all are enjoying your stat holiday.

Great to see so many sales going on to capitalize on the long weekend. Like Bluefly.com, extra 30% off all sale items! Shop Bluefly!

I usually have Monday off, but this week it's not the case.

So instead I totally have a case of the Mondays.

I really need a pick me up! What's better than looking at some amazing photography.

I was first introduced to this amazing photographer on America's Next Top Model.

Ann He is one extremely talented artist. Her work transcend the frame. Each photo tells a story and the girl seem to be piercing through the lens, out to the world.

You can't help it but get pulled in.

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Here are some of my favourites from her collective work.

Runaways, girls with a torch.

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Oui Oui Marie, reflection.

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Witching Hour, fox girl.

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White Morning Melody, in the field.

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Rossetti and Roses, raspberries.

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Like a Doll, butterflies.

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She's absolutely amazing, please visit her website if you want your mind to be more blasted.

Happy Monday!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Kiss of the Golden Sun

The weather gods have been extremely generous last week, until the weekend that is.

I still had enough time to go traipse around in my new maxi statement dress.

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I have this dress in two colours.

I originally only knew of the dark version until I visited the websites that carried the dresses.

http://www.dollskill.com/unif-flounce-dress.html

http://www.karmaloop.com/product/219382

You can also get it here.

At the time, the dark version was only available in L, but the white version was available in all three sizes.

Knowing that the large may not fit as well as a medium and small I decided to order both dresses. The dark in a Large and the white in a Small and hoped for the best.

They both arrived super fast.

I am so glad I ordered them in both colours because even though they are the same dress, the colour difference dramatically changes the entire look.

I will do a side by side shoot in the future.

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I love how this dress is short in the front, adding some sex appeal to a sweet print.

The only criticism I have is that I have to wear this dress with a belt. Perhaps it's the way it's cut, perhaps it's the shape of my body, if I don't cinch at the waist, the whole thing looks much more frumpy.

But my trusted flower belt from Gentille Alouette does the trick very well.

I also love clothing that takes on a life of their own when I move around.

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The dress seem to be dancing with me.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

The glow of the setting sun highlighting my outline makes my heart jump for the joy that it will be summer very soon.

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That means, the dress can be worn without the accompaniment of these tights.

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Who am I kidding, I will probably live in these tights through out summer.

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Outfit:
Propaganda Shrug from Plenty, Old
Unif Flounce floral dress, from Dolls Kill or Karmaloop
Floral flower belt from Gentille Alouette
Tights from Romwe
Kimchi Blue sandals from Urban Outfitters
Vintage quilted purse from Talize

Friday, 18 May 2012

The Fair, Starfish and Rose moving sale

Happy Friday!

Two of my favourite shops for unique vintage items are relocating from their current location.

This is their last month. I hope they stay close in the same neighbourhood. Right now, they are only steps away.
The Fair is located at 415 Abbott Street.

Starfish and Vintage Collective is located at 419 Abbott Street.

One good thing about the fact they are moving?! MOVING SALE!

They had their big event last night. But, they will continue to have mark downs for the rest of the days.

Starfish and Rose

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The Fair

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I had some time to stop by yesterday and I am glad I did.

These are the items I got from the sale.

This super cute 60's retro lime green miniskirt.

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Also this adorable coconut purse!! It's actually a real coconut.

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The majority of my haul is from The Fair.

This cute little cropped retro shirt.

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A powder blue layered dress.

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A beautiful red shift dress with a rose detail.

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A few maxi skirts which I have been obsessed with lately!

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My favourite dress has to be this floral peplum maxi secretary dress.

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Finally, these amazing gold flats!

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They still have lots of amazing items!

I highly recommend you guys go check the sale out.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Golden Girl

Yesterday was Monday and a glorious one at that. A balmy 23 degrees Celsius and sunny blue skies as far as the eye can see.

Just so happens, I had the day off. I wish I was able to lie on a field of green and really connect with nature. Alas, life gets in the way and I spent most of the day running errands.

It wasn't until 6pm that I was able to embark on my journey home.

One the way though, I passed by this amazing store called Blim on Pender in Chinatown.

It's a cute multipurpose space that acts as a gallery, workshop and store front.

They make much of their one of a kind creations right in the store.

I was pulled in by their colourful window display (sorry, I did not take a photo).

Then, rewarded by the most amazing cowboy boots.

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Isn't that just the most darling bag?

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There, my pale gold almost mint Kentucky Western vintage cowboy boots.

I have always been a super fan of cowboy boots. I feel they go with everything.

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I especially love the lining.

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BAH! They are so beautiful, they make my heart stop.

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Quick, I need a doctor.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

At last! My own Jeffrey Campbells

How long have I been lusting after some Jeffrey Campbell shoes?

Well, as far as this blog is concerned, since this post. But the seed was planted way earlier.

And yesterday, I am finally united with my own lovies!!

Here I will unveil to you my spoils that I hunted down from Free People.

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I am a huge sucker for packaging. When a brand pays extra attention to details it always tugs at my heart strings.

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As I top off the top, I am greeted by this cute comic strip.

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I can see that the prize is neatly protected by wax paper.

I am more than delighted as I pulled my Chandlers out on top.

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Excited! I wore her with my outfit yesterday.

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She adds an undeniable edge to a soft outfit. The lace like detail on top ties in nicely to a romantic feeling outfit. But it's not too girly since it's an ankle loafer.

My next beauty has been THE shoe I was coveting! The amazing Jeffrey Campbell Lita! (or Ophelia as found on the Free People website)

It comes in this beautiful pink box adorned with this cute graphic of a cat sweater! Cats were probably my very first unhealthy obsession.

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As I opened the box breathlessly, I see them encased in their individual protective dust bags.

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She is so beautiful.

But there's more to the box yet!

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Personal Ads for cats by Jeffrey Campbell! Oh My God! Can this get any better?

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Of course it can! Look at the actual shoes!

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I mean look at her!

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I could not wait another minute and had to put them on!

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The suede is amazingly soft, smells oh so intoxicating.

Best yet, they are COMFORTABLE!!!

This settles it, I must get them in EVERY COLOUR!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Call me Esméralda

I am a great sales person I think. Why I bring this up you ask?

Well, remember that outfit I put together for that Gotye song, Somebody that I used to know?

I ended up convincing someone to buy that skirt from that Polyvore ensemble. Pretty good eh?

I guess I shouldn't gloat just yet, after all, that person is me! That's right, I had to buy that skirt because I really liked that outfit I put together. Really, the only element I was missing was that skirt. Thank you Polyvore for listing the source of the garment. Before I know it, this red cascading hi-low hem chiffon skirt is part of my outfit arsenal.

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I was feeling particularly like a flamenco dancer that day. I needed an outfit that evoked a passionate flavour. What else is better than the romance of the scallop lace top from Forever21, the nude suspender tights from Asos, the thrifted gold purse and of course my amazing red cascading skirt from Romwe.

Here, my attempt at flamenco dancing.

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I am really digging this new asymmetrical hem trend. The movement of the skirt adds multi-dimensions to an outfit.

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The flowy train trails behind me and adds so much drama.

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This scalloped lace top gives the whole outfit an undeniable romantic flare.

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Finally, the day ends with one of my favourite shots, shitting, wondering, beside a flower coloured in passion, denoting the coming of summer.

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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Parsons Student Show Round-up Round-up

Happy humpday everyone. On this typically grey Vancouver Wednesday, I would like to share with you some of my favourite pieces from the Parsons Student Fashion Show.

Fashionista.com rounded up their favourite looks at the Parsons Student Fashion Show, and I rounded-up their round-up.

Hence the two round-ups in the post title. I like repetition, but always with a purpose.

Let's start this thing off with a bang shall we?

This attention grabbing impractical but oh so magical piece is by Alex Perez Castells.

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To my best ability, I describe it as a sheer statement dress with embroidered detail and red tassel fringe. As impractical as it is, I secretly want to wear this to my upcoming work gala, in a more modest way of course.

Next, we shift our gears to a much more neutral speed. Though, not much less statement making.

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This piece is by Nina Na Ni. Even before I saw that she was Chinese I knew this has to have been inspired by Imperial olden day Chinese fashion. I have always admired the way they dress, glad to see it being brought to the present. That fur cuff just completely finished it off for me.

Sticking with the neutral tones but slightly ramping up the speed comes this light grey power suite.

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Work appropriate? I'd think so. Mary Beth Bachand's clean tailoring and attention to detail is amazing. This outfit can so easily be transitioned from day to night with the simple removal of the jacket. I can't even really count all the detailed elements put into that top. So delicate yet it looks so edgy.

This next dress I would absolutely wear in a heart beat, back round bubble included.

Danielle Frankel women's wear for Parsons Student Grad Show, Parsons Student Fashion Show 2012, Grey sheer amazingly detailed dress

Danielle Frankel is the mastermind behind this one. Perhaps I used up my descriptive words of being detailed for the last piece. But really, I dare you to take account all the elements in this dress.

I really would wear this as is, back bubble included.

This next one is simple yet elegant, an everyday dress almost.

Dwarmis Concepcion women's wear for Parsons Student Grad Show, Parsons Student Fashion Show 2012, peplumish grey chiffon dress

This Dwarmis Concepcion (awesome name award goes to...) dress is so on point. The first layer almost creates a slight peplum that adds an extra dimension of flirtiness. It looks like it would fit amazingly and flatter any figure.

Now we venture into LBD territory.

First, this all consuming maxi by Vivian Jiywon Lee. I love the leafy element on top. It looks as if the leaves are crawling on your skin alone.

The rest of the dress is multi-dimensional and flows amazingly.

Vivian Jiywon Lee women's wear for Parsons Student Grad Show, Parsons Student Fashion Show 2012,  black chiffon maxi with sheer leaf detail on top

Then I would like to move into another maxi dress, this time, a completely different silhouette.

Jin Kay Jin Woo Kim women's wear for Parsons Student Grad Show, Parsons Student Fashion Show 2012, Black maxi evening gown with satin lapel and chiffon cape

Another Korean designer, Jin Kay Jin Woo Kim created this chic and sophisticated mermaidesque gown.

I love the over length train that needs to be held up. Though not terribly practical, would make an interested conversation piece. I would try to attach it to a bangle and wear it on my wrist. Or just let it flow beside me and walk as if I am two persons wide.

This final little black dress is my favourite of the black dresses.

Jacques Zhang women's wear for Parsons Student Grad Show, Parsons Student Fashion Show,  little black cut out dress

Can we say negative space? Jacques Zhang really took the cutout trend to a whole new level. What is more amazing than making your skin part of the garment? It is tastefully done. It's not at all too provocative even though large portions of the skin is visible. I guess when it comes to matters of appropriateness, location location location also applies when it comes to clothing.

Since I came in with a bang, why not go out with one as well.

Bach Mai women's wear for Parsons Student Grad Show, Parsons Student Fashion Show 2012, blue silk top orange high waisted cape skirt grey gloves and coral thigh high caged platforms

This is what I call a colour blocking spring outfit. It has everything! Bach Mai's ingenious vision is expertly represented in this seemingly clashy ensemble. But au contraire, all these elements blends seamlessly. I would dress in this exact way, the high-waisted, high crotch orange high-low cape maxi is the Coup de grâce and pair with those platform coral cage heels? To Die For!

I would love to own any of these pieces, needless to say. It pleases me that our fashion future is looking fierce and bright and exuberant.