Saturday, July 31, 2010

Everything is Illuminated

Last post before I go apartment hunting in Vancouver. EEK! So nervous!
Anyways, let's just get to it. PICTURES!

I actually really like this picture.

This one... is a little awkward.

The Perfect Oxfords.

My owl ring and fresh water pearl bracelet, a gift from my mom. <3

And now, for something completely different...

This squirrel followed us through the entire park and posed for the camera numerous times.

I don't wear make up anymore.

Dress - Urban Outfitters
Belt - Zara
Shoes - Steve Madden
Purse - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Hat - Vintage
Ring - Urban Outfitters
Bracelet - Custom

I guess I had better start packing...

Back in a week! xoxoxox

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Home is wherever with you

Not much to talk about today, but I have been taking lots of pictures lately, so keep on eye out.
There will be a brief hiatus from here from August 1st - 6th as I will be out west looking for a new home (wish me luck!). Keep an eye on my Chictopia though as I will be updating what I wear during my adventure.
Anyways... PICTURES!

Fun fact: I am literally sitting on the very edge of the bench as the seat itself had fallen through.

First two finger ring so far...

Top - Aritzia
Shorts - Vintage
Belt - Zara
Ring - Urban Outfitters
Necklace - Urban Outfitters

I am starting a second blog about the books I read. When I worked at a bookstore, I used to go a little crazy with my discount each paycheque and as a result I have a massive library. I'll post a link once I have it up and running.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Jesus Tap Dancing Christ!

I'm sure everyone knows by now that multi-finger rings are one of the hottest fall accessories trends. And I'm not talking about those cheesy diamond ones all the rappers wear with their names spelt out across. I mean truly artistic pieces of jewellery.

This little darling will be coming to Fashion Crimes in the coming weeks. I will own it. Oh, I will!

The shaping of this piece is brilliant.

This piece crosses into dangerous ground. Here in Canada, any ring that has three or more finger holes can be consider brass knuckles, which are illegal. However the detailing is mind-blowing and undeniably beautiful. Just be careful where you wear it, an $800 ring is not worth getting in trouble with the law!

Probably the cutest and most wearable so far. Again, it will be mine!

I also cannot wait for all the jewel tones for the autumn/winter season. It is a great way to brighten those dreary days lacking in warmth and sunshine. At least this winter I won't be dealing with any snow!

Monday, July 19, 2010

You've got me stuck on repeat

I at least have a legitimate excuse for not updating in a loooooong time. I had no computer for the last two months as I spilled a glass of wine all over it. Go me.

It is just over forty days until I make my cross country journey for school. Scary as I do not have a place to lived quite yet but exciting since I have ideas bursting out of my head that will make school a huge success.

On to today's pictures.
First things first, I made my very first piece of jewellery: a pair of earrings for my friend Tara. I first found the skull beads at Courage my Love in Kensington Market, which got me thinking. When I found the feathers, it all came together beautifully. Thank you so kindly Claude Abittan at The Beadery on Queen West for helping me bring my idea to life.

The very beautiful Tara

The earrings.

Now to show of more of my wardrobe! This outfit was a total fluke. The shirt and bloomers were both recent purchases meant to finish other outfits. Then came the hat. I have been searching and searching for a boater for ages. Finally, the same day I got the beads at Courage my Love, I walked into Exile and there it was! So while preparing to brave the mean streets of Toronto in the midst of G20 fever, I discovered innocence in an outfit (which came handy when asking riot police for directions around the mayhem).

My dog is too cute for words.

He is also easily distracted...

Very easily distracted. And quite strong.

Top - Wilfred
Bloomers - American Apparel
Shoes - Keds
Hat - Vintage
Purse - Marc by Marc Jacobs

I cannot wait for my fresh start in Vancouver.