November 25, 2013

UPDATE/OUTFIT/ I Refuse


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First of all I just want to make it clear that I still think these toques are still, and always have been, REALLY DUMB***. If you're still wearing yours, please stop. Second of all I'm sorry for not posting more. I've been under a lot of pressure lately from Good Ol' O1O Mag and taking on responsibilities for Topshop Canada's Social Media (See the Meadham Kirchhoff Launch Party Here... I did all the Instagramming, Tweeting, and Photos on FB)

 I really want to get around to doing more personal editorials with guys Saul and I have scouted. Look forwards to more. Also I might be splitting the costs of a new camera with my parents. Fingers crossed, this is a big deal!

**** There are so many better options of headwear to choose from. Don't settle just because A$AP did it. 
If you're going to wear some street-parody of a brand, know what the joke is otherwise what's the point? Well now that I think about it I think the point is subliminally, "Hey look what I bought at this cool store – which must mean it's socially acceptable to wear vulgar clothing in public!" WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS GUYS. WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS. 

That being said, I think there's definitely something to be said about using 'vulgar' language erry day... ("If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?) and wearing it across your chest/head all day for everyone to see what a rebellious free spirit you are. Really though, it's a blessing in disguise because it just helps me figure out who I can unfriend from FB. :) I digress, there are those who can pull it off successfully and not look like a tool, but for the most part I hope this trend dies a quiet death, only remembered with rolled eyes and bad puns. 

ANYWAYS, I made this 'Play' pin from felt and glued a safety pin to the back. I made another for Saul and we named them "Comme" and "Garçon". I used to hate Play so much but slowly realized I'm just really bothered by the way most of people who wear it style it. Yep. 


OUTTAKES AFTER THE JUMP!

November 17, 2013

OUTFIT/ Just Wondering, Anderson

Went to go check out the left overs of the H&M x Isabel Marant collection on my work break and out of the corner of my eye I spot this small neoprene poof hanging; misplaced on an already overstuffed rack. "Could this be real?"

With 15 minutes left on my break, I grab it, find a mirror, shove it over my pants, decide it's weird but kind of cute in a J.W. Anderson kind of way*** and dash over the Kids section cashier because there were lines everywhere else... (Always go to kids cash, always.) I figured it'd be better to impulse buy it and just return it if it was bad versus lose and never see it again.

I thought Saul was going to disapprove of it like he usually does when I buy anything of a skirt/kilt variety but even he recognized the J.W. Anderson reference and decided he "liked" it—but even that might be putting words in his mouth.


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Hat, Neoprene Skirt - H&M | Bone Earring - O.S. Accessories |
 Boots - Dr. Martens (Little Burgundy)
Plaid Bomber, Oversized Pullover, Spray-On Coated Denim - Topman 


***Mission left over #IsabelMarantxHM turned into #JWAndersonxHM 




More out takes after the jump!

November 09, 2013

OUTFIT/ Go Big or Go Home

It's been getting quite chilly lately here, especially considering wind-chill. While meandering Metrotown (apparently our new pastime), Saul and I went to Zara and found these two gigantic scarves, the other one not pictured here. The one in these photos is the larger of the two and therefore my favourite—it's literally a small blanket. Needless to say, we're both a lot warmer :)

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Hat, Socks - American Apparel | Scarf - Zara | Shirt - Sandro (Hudson's Bay)
Jacket - Topshop | Shoes - Dr. Martens | Pants - Thrifted/DIY | Backpack - Topman Lux






November 03, 2013

PHOTOSHOOT/ Style Swap!

After going for brunch at the Twisted Fork Bistro on Granville Street (WHICH WAS AMAZING BY THE WAY, DEFINITELY GO THERE IF YOU CAN STAND WAITING A LONG TIME) Jeremy and Kelsey came over to play some Scattergories and test the photo-set up I arranged in my garage. Needless to say it went very well!

Some of you may have seen the social projects Boyfriends In Their Girlfriend's Clothing or Switcheroo by Hana Pesut  of Vancouver who's taken her project of photographing couples in each others' outfits to an international level. Check out more of her photography work on her blog Sincerelyhana.

Instead of having a couple switching clothes to discuss clothing and gender identity, we decided to look at this from a personal style perspective and swap clothing between four friends and see what happens. Each of us overtime has developed a unique personal style that most of our friends could easily point out from a mile away. By switching something that is so distinct to each of our identities what does that leave us with?






MORE OUTTAKES AFTER THE JUMP!