Monthly Archives: August 2012

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MY STYLE: August Shade

Even though it’s already starting to feel like fall in Toronto, I’ve recently found two perfect pairs of sunglasses at Bang-On. Not even rain is going to stop me from wearing these shades out before the sun leaves for good (as tends to happen in places that aren’t San Diego).

EDITORIAL: Alexa in Elle

Alexa Chung in Elle France, August 2012

RUNWAY: Derek Lam Fall 2012

Designer Derek Lam hit the nail on the head with some of my favorite trends for the fall season, including: leather skirts, sleek boxy silhouettes, all white looks, brocade print and collars.

OOTD: Skeleton Hand

hype on Lookbook

I’m trying to get back into lookbook now that I’m more settled in Toronto. So here is another post to go hype featuring my Chloes. I’m still wobbly in them but it’s getting easier. This look also features a belt I found under my boyfriend’s bed and have claimed as my new favorite accessory.

OOTD: Liberty and Justice

Feeling very Enid Coleslaw from Ghost World with my new green hair. Also, now featuring my new Chloe Doc boots ! I’m so excited about them, but I never realized how heavy they’d be; after a few hours I’m dying to get them off my feet. Oh well, it’s completely worth it. Also, word of wisdom: don’t try to drive in these shoes. I was flooring it as soon as I hit the gas…bad idea.

Hype on Lookbook

Trend: FlameOn

Maybe I’ve been reading too many 90’s grunge blogs or listening to too much Die Antwoord, but I think it’s safe to assume that there will be a revival of tacky, Harley Davidson-esque flame print in the immediate future.

Just take the brand spankin’ new Nasty Gal vintage lookbook, featuring the queen of 90’s grunge herself, Niki Takesh. Those nails? Killer!

Of course this trend has been popping up on the S/S runways of Jeremy Scott, PradaAlexander McQueen and I’m sure more. My most favorite is a bit of a flashback; from Daniel Palillo F/W 2010. I love the elegant structure combined with a usually tacky print.

However, as Jeffrey Campell‘s latest bomb, the Flame Litas prove, not all flame print works. My suggestion: moderation if you’re thinking about taking this print for a spin.

Until then… I had to.