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.

Hair: Roots


Let me tell you ’bout my hair; It’s about yaay long and hasn’t been cut (no joke) for over 6 years. I’t’s been dyed almost every color of the rainbow and have gone from black to blonde and back again at least three times. Currently, I bleach only my roots and only every two months or so. Still, my hair breaks and fries and I have absolutely no control over it because it just continues to break off.


The only solution (of course) is to let it grow and not touch it for a long, long while. However, I’m miss antsy pants and have a difficult time looking the same for more than a few months and I absolutely hate when people make comments about how long my roots are. But, I know that eventually, I will have to deal with it and take the time to grow some roots. So, I thought, why not now? I know that as I write this, even I don’t believe that I will stick to it, but at least I’m putting it out there for some outside input, tips and support.  I have about an inch or roots right now and am already losing my mind.

RoadTrippin

Here are some more  scenic photographs from my road trip.

Arizona
Rocky Arizona
Entering Utah
Hurricane, Utah
Southern Utah Jeep Tour
Utah Fire Remnants
Utah Hills

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LinkOut

  • This post from Emily called “Here we see a blogger in her natural habitat,” is all so true. Worth a lol.
  • This one is hyper-local, but did you know the Toronto Burlesque Festival is this weekend?! Also, if you aren’t in TO, it’s streaming! If you are in TO, you should check out Burlesque U; I’m so temped to take a class!

  • If you haven’t heard the first two songs released by Stars from their upcoming album, The North, get on it. They’re both so different and both so incredible. In fact, they’re on repeat right now.
  • Wise words from Brian Moloko of Placebo. These fit nicely with that Rabbit White article I posted a while back.
  • The One Year Wardrobe Project by J.D.Roth is a great idea for weeding out the neglected clothing in your closet and getting rid of it once and for all! He also gives great tips for why you shouldn’t feel guilty about it.
  • The movie I can’t wait to see? Excision.

Pauline wishes that reconnecting with her mother was as easy as picking scabs. Or that fixing her sisters lung disorder was as simple as dissecting road kill. Maybe the other girls at school would be nicer to her if they knew she fantasized about performing surgery on them…

     Need I say more?

AmericanAdventure

Since you last heard from me, I’ve fled the country… temporarily. At the start of July, my boyfriend and I set off on a roadtrip across the United States with destination Toronto, Ontario as the main goal. We broke down in Hurricane Utah for far longer than I’d like which dampened our trip a bit, but we still managed to have an adventure.

ShoePurge

Jeffrey Campbell Clinic WedgesJeffrey Campbell Clinic Wedges

In preparation for my cross-country move, I’m selling a ton of my shoes in my Ebay shop Voodoo Vintage. Most are barely worn and all are at insanely discounted prices.
Bidding ends Sunday, June 10!

ASOS Beaded MoccasinsASOS Beaded Moccasins

L.E.I. Goth BootsL.E.I. Goth Boots

Vans Cream & Black Suede Sneakers  Vans Cream & Black Suede Sneakers 

Chinese Laundry Turbo Suede BootsChinese Laundry Turbo Suede Boots

Urban Outfitters Ruby Leather BootsUrban Outfitters Ruby Leather Boots

Topshop Aztec Studded Ankle BootsTopshop Aztec Studded Ankle Boots

Platform Black Suede Mules Platform Black Suede Mules

80%20 Melody Wedge Boots80%20 Melody Wedge Boots

GrungeSpiration