Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Alterations Without Sewing Video

Happy Halloween!!

Phew, that is a long title. But it might help if you really need some LAST minute pizzazz for your Halloween Costume?

Finally did another video. The delay was partly because it took me forever to actually go get the materials needed for this.

The idea came to me late summer. I bought this airy dreamy top from http://www.necessaryclothing.com/ and it was tad too big on me. They ran out of smalls and I took a chance with a medium, it was too big.

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You can see from the above photo that the shoulder area is not fitting properly. It also slides off a lot during the day, which is terrible for a professional work setting.

Because this top has a deep v in the back it actually gave me a great idea to solve my problem.



Here is a step by step.

Step 1, gather the materials you need.

Aside from the shirt, you will need some safety pins and a ribbon. I recommend using safety pins that compliments the colour of the garment. I chose gold because the sleeves of the shirt has gold details.

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Step 2, line up the pin and determine where you would like to pin them.

I used the ribbon to make sure the pins on the opposite sides line up.

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Step 3, thread the ribbon through.

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I threaded them just like sneakers, or corsets. I think it looks quite pretty.

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Step 4, secure the ends of the ribbon.

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Make sure you pin them down so the ribbons are definitely secure.

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And voila, you have the finished product.

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Aside from making my shirt fit better, it adds such a cute detail.

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I wore the shirt the very next day and it looks much better.

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I hope this comes in handy sometimes for you guys and help save a shirt you like but ends up being a tad too big. Especially for those online orders.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Hi posers, been a little while.

My day job is cyclical and it has been busy lately.

Tomorrow is Halloween, even though the past weekend lent itself nicely to costume induced inhibition lowered drunken stupors.

In case you are all celebrating it tomorrow as well, here are some great make up ideas.

I recently discovered this amazing makeup guru, Promise Phan.

These are some of my favourite looks she did.

Maleficent Make-up Transformation



Zombie Skull Girl : Last Minute Halloween Look



Emily (Corpse Bride) Halloween



and last but not least, Sally (Nightmare Before Christmas)



And if you need a quick way to shorten a Halloween costume, check out my easy no-sew tutorial.



What's more, my treat for you all tomorrow is a NEW VIDEO!!

Have fun running amuck!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Maison Martin Margiela H&M LookBook

Following the last few strong and successful collaborations, H&M and Maison Martin Margiela will hit stores November 15th, 2012.

So excited to present to you guys the look book from vogue.co.uk.

This collection will stay true to what this French Fashion house is known for, deconstructed shapes and exaggerated proportions.

Ladies can expect oversized masculine jackets, loose-fitting trousers, outerwear folded origami-style and dresses that drape loosely across the body.

My particular favourite is this amazing red dress.

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So much drama, and the waist can be easily defined with a belt.

This line will grab attention with detail not prints.

Check out these cute glove bags and clear heel foot wear.

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I also love these over sized masculine lines. I love being swallowed up by clothes sometimes, make me feel so protected.

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But they will have tailored pieces too just to contrast everything.

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Look how fun this duvet coat is? And not to mention those amazing tights!!!

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The menswear is equally as covetable, with sharply-cut tailoring and coats - one that comes in white and features shearling detailing and another in two-tone grey and brown check.

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Good to see some pattern, and this sweater is the perfect way to embody that.

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This guitar bag is the ultimate posing tool if you want to look like a musician.

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Finally, my favourite look adding a lot of bling with the perfect tailored suit.

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So excited for the collection. Hitting stores, November 15th, 2012.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Eco Fashion Week Highlights

Yesterday, Eco Fashion Week wrapped up another successful year.

I feel so privileged to have been able to catch part of the show. Next year, I want to make sure I am there for all of it.

After all, I fully appreciate the message behind this event. For some reason, buying second hand has always made me feel amazing about myself. Not only am I saving coin, I am in someway saving the planet as well.

This year, the action packed second day is what I attended.

Sponsored by Value Village, three amazing local stylists, Nicolette Lang-Andersen, Mimi Lauzon, Tony Vu, created looks for the run way from pieces pulled straight from local Value Village stores.

I also met an amazing photographer who graciously let me use his photos.

The following images are courtesy of Ed Ng.

It's amazing what a professional can do.

Nicolette Lang-Andersen

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Of course, iPhones still have their place as well. Thanks Jessica for taking these photos for me.

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Mimi Lauzon

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Tony Vu

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The finale of the day features Kim Cathers.

Her talent extended beyond my wildest dreams! She took 68lbs of recycled fabric and thrift clothing and completely transformed them into pieces of couture.



Thanks again for the photos Ed Ng.

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I can't wait to see what the EFW will bring.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Boys'Co It's a Guy Thing

I want to dedicate some of this blog to men's fashion.

Aside from the April Fool's post awhile back, this blog is very much me-centric.

However, integrating some gentlemen style won't hurt it one bit.

I will start with this.

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Once again, brought to you by ION Magazine.

"Purveyor of men's designer and casual sportswear apparel, Boys'Co celebrates their 28th anniversary with a new look, "It's a guy thing."

The president of Boys'Co David Goldman is leading the brand to embark on a new focus to make the product mix and especially customer experience the best it can possibly be.

Of course, I would bring my partner in crime to a guy's thing.

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After grabbing a brewsky and getting the lay of the land, this brand grabbed my full attention.

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The brand is called Play. The heart details are so endearing. To my male readers, if you want girls to think you are endearing, go get some Play gear.

The whole store is stocked with gems to brighten any wardrobe.

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They also carry a whole array of Fidelity Jeans.

Look how happy this makes Mike, probably because he designed the logo.



We also got introduced to a new brand, BLK DNM.

I immediately gravitated to this jacket and had to see it on Mike.

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It would to very handy for the upcoming cold days.

Ha, found the wife seats.

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I have to say, my favourite thing though, is getting to meet wonderful people.

The dapper Darryl.

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Vanessa, the publisher of ION Magazine, got to admit, I had a fan freak out moment when I found out who she is. I absolutely LOVE Ion!

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And check out her behind, the tights I mean! Those are so amazing.

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Finally, Lindsay, the store manager at the Robson location of Boys'Co. If the company wants to offer a great customer experience, then they have nothing to worry about at the Robson location.

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If all men in Vancouver would abandon their MEC uniform for Boys'Co sometimes, maybe Vancouver will one day be regarded as a well dressed city internationally?

Other wise, fabulous wears will only be made available in controlled doses.

Check out the brands Boy'sCo carries.

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The Holidays are coming up, don't forget to head their for something special for your someone special.

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