Showing posts with label Gentille Alouette. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gentille Alouette. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Yearning for SUNmer

Hump-day is a real thing! Even though Wednesday was my day off, it still did not help to lift the everlasting dread placed upon me by the endless grey weeping sky and post holiday blues.

Strange, I never had a case of the SADs this bad. It lead to over rest during the day and then under rest at night. Insomnia has a new name. Or, it's because I have a bunch of socks in my hair.

Sock curl tutorial video


Just learned how to achieve dolly curls without any heat from YaYa Lifestyle. YaYa has amazing hair and she does the best hair tutorials. Anything that will save my time in the morning and won't damage my hair I am all for it.

So the new name for insomnia really should be "beauty". *chuckles at irony*

I guess I will know in the morning if it works.

Anyway, what I need is some sun, and today (I mean Wednesday), I have chosen to artificially create it by escaping into some past photos.

Infinity scarf, John Richmond Aviator Sunglasses, Aviator Sunglasses, Beach, Talize finds, Talize

DIY infinity scarf and skirt from Talize
John Richmond Aviator Sunglasses from Zoe Boutique, their Granville location no longer exists.
Shirt from Urban Outfitters


Flower dress, flower belt, Gentille Alouette, yellow daisies

Dress and belt from Gentille Alouette my of my absolute favourite stores. Which reminds me, I am about due for a visit.

No joke, thinking about a warmer place and/or time did get me through the day slightly easier. Summer, you are both past and the future, soothes me in knowing that the cyclical nature of the season will unite you with me again. I can't wait to dress for the warmer months again!

All this day dreaming put me in a real shopping mood. I decided to visit one of the stores that I haven't gone to in a long time, Turnabout Clothing. The Granville location is their biggest store, it is also where I first dipped my feet into designer handbags. The store rarely does me wrong. Although, to consign with them is another story. Be prepared to lug your entire net worth there if you want to open an account. Okay, that was a slight exaggeration, ha! But, they do want the consignee to make at least $300 a season. Their consignment split is 60%/40% in their favour, and they also routinely mark items down, so, you do the math. The problem with me is, I never want to get rid of any of my expensive things.

This visit was quite fruitful, I came home with many items well under their retail value.

First are these lovely American Apparel tights.

American Apparel Geo Mesh Tights in Twilight, American Apparel Tights, Geo Mesh Tights, Turnabout find

American Apparel Geo Mesh Tights in wild dove, American Apparel Geo Mesh Tights,  American Apparel ,  American Apparel Tights, Geo Mesh Tights

Don't fret, these tights were not used. They were new. $7 dollars each, instead of $26.00.

So was the next item, which is a Solo Moda vest. I didn't actually take a photo of the vest, but I assure you it will turn up in future posts. Please stay tuned. Since it was new it came with a tag, it said it retails for $80, after discount, I got it for $20.

And I saved the best for last!

Gwen Stefani lable, LAMB over the knee studded boots, L.A.M.B., LAMB boots, LAMB studded boots, LAMB black over the knee boots, LAMB shoe logo, Turnabout Find

Ah yes, the lovely Gwen, is there anything she can't do? I have always loved her style, I was very excited when she launched L.A.M.B. and now I am so excited to have my own piece of it.

What a great piece to start my collection with?

Gwen Stefani lable, LAMB over the knee studded boots, L.A.M.B., LAMB boots, LAMB studded boots, LAMB black over the knee boots, LAMB shoe logo, Turnabout Find

First of all, STUDS!

Gwen Stefani lable, LAMB over the knee studded boots, L.A.M.B., LAMB boots, LAMB studded boots, LAMB black over the knee boots, LAMB shoe logo, Turnabout Find

Also, over the KNEE! Got these babies for $150! Not bad for a day's work.

Gwen Stefani lable, LAMB over the knee studded boots, L.A.M.B., LAMB boots, LAMB studded boots, LAMB black over the knee boots, LAMB shoe logo, Turnabout Find

Now that my day of spending is done, I can't help but think of this Andy Warhol quote.

Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol quotes, wasting money puts you in a real party mood

Though I'd hardly call it wasting money, since it did cure my rainy day blues!

(It's now Thursday) Oh, sock curls totally worked! Yay heat free dolly hair! Totally check out YaYa on her YouTube Channel

Obakki shirt, Obakki, Heat free curls, sock curls, dolly hair

I will still need some more practice to have it look as perfect as YaYa's, but it's a start.

heat free sock curled hair, Tiffany necklaces, Obakki Shirt

Shirt from Obakki
Tiffany and Co. necklaces.


And what do you know, the sun responded to my yearning after all.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Flowers

Where I come from, it is called the city of flowers. The mild weather all year round has made it an ideal place for plants to grow. Though I have since departed my birth place, but the flowers have always followed me.This time, it is in the form of this gorgeous dress from Gentille Alouette.

Jasmine Zhu wearing Convertible floral tube dress purchased at Gentille Alouette, vintage cowboy boots, Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style
I practically live in cowboy boots. What a great way to wear something so masculine with something ever so feminine. This pair is vintage and a gift from a friend.

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Jasmine Zhu wearing Convertible floral tube dress purchased at Gentille Alouette, vintage cowboy boots


This is a fun summer dress. Maybe a little formal for everyday wear. But I don't follow rules.Jasmine Zhu wearing Convertible floral tube dress purchased at Gentille Alouette, Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style

Jasmine Zhu wearing Convertible floral tube dress purchased at Gentille Alouette, vintage cowboy boots, Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style

Gentille Alouette is a beautiful boutique in the historical Gastown of Vancouver, BC. I have passed by many times outside of their business hours. The window display is unique and captivating. I have always wanted to go in. Finally, during one of my trips wondering around town, I remembered that this little store is on Carrall street. The visit proved to be fruitful. Just my luck the owner, Eliza Lau, was in. Her taste matches mine almost exactly.

She has many unique feather accessories, as well as pieces designed by past participants of Project Runway Canada.

Well worth anyone's time of day.


Check out her website for contact information.



Or her Facebook Page.

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