Monday, October 25, 2010

dress up

This past weekend I was lucky enough to head home again, and I had a great weekend. I love being in a new city and experiencing all the things I get to, and most of all meeting all these wonderful new people... but sometimes you just need to go home to visit those people that you love and care the most for. I went to a 50th Anniversary party with some very special people and got all dressed up... & who doesn't love doing that?! This weekend I was keen to adhere to the fall fashions with burgundy tights and some earthy tones:

[ zara cardi, urban outfitters dress, american apparel tights, jessica simpson shoes ]

And some pictures from a wedding this summer when I got to play "dress up" again:

[ free people dress, belt from aritzia and aldo shoes ]

Monday, October 18, 2010


Today in class we were talking about inspiration and how we derive it from so many different things - for example - a song, different pictures, a place, or just a feeling. Different things inspire different people because of where they came from... my inspirations may be different from someone who grew up in the 60's. That's what makes all these things in our world so unique, and I love that. I've always kept a file on my computer of pictures of things that I was drawn to, and here's just a few:

[ snow on the streets ]

[ the idyllic feeling with the lighting.. beautiful ]

[ this is a picture I took in Gastown - i loved this W! ]

[ styling by Leila Bani - a Blanche Macdonald graduate ]

[ Gustav Klimt ]

[ this wedding video.. & the song "Dog Days Are Over" By Florence + The Machine ]

What inspires you?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I've been shopping too many times in the past month...but I am LOVING all of the new fall stuff that is in the stores! Earthy tones and tights are totally my thing, so here is a few of my new purchases to wear for the upcoming months:

[ dress H&M ]

[ aritzia harem pant ]

[ anthropologie caridgan ]

[ aldo mignogna wedges ]

Anyways, this weekend will be friend-filled and fun, and I can't wait! Some of my best friends from home (minus a few) will be here staying with me and keeping me company! I'll have to update later on all the fun times...HAPPY WEEKEND!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

happy canadian thanksgiving!

The long weekend is over and I have to say, I'm sad to see it go! Although my weekend was extremely busy and I got very little sleep, I had a great time. My whole extended family and my loved ones came up to Edmonton (as did I) and we had a fun-filled and busy weekend. I hope everyone got to give thanks this weekend just as I did!

[ 1995 ]

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fox, Fluevog & Friends

About a week ago, my mum and I went to the Museum of Vancouver to see the exhibition on "Fox, Fluevog & Friends". Peter Fox, John Fluevog and Ken Rice were collaborators, trend-spotters, businessmen and artists. The museum featured 150 shoes, some even dating back to 1968! It was interesting and inspiring to see the original work from such unique and creative pictures aren't too great, but hopefully you'll get a taste of these 3 talented men.

[ my favorite thing: on each store front they post the quote, "no, you're weird." Their quirky shoes are definitely different! ]

[ John Fluevog in Gastown, their first store and flagship ]

[ Peter Fox and John Fluevog, respectively ]

[ Fox & Fluevog original designs ]

[ Peter Fox and his wife ]

[ 1971-1972 Clog Boots - soles are unevenly worn from motorcycle riding. made by Ken Rice for Fox & Fluevog (loaned by Peter Fox) ]

[ some of the first modern over the knee boots! designed by John Fluevog for John Fluevog Shoes ]

Sunday, October 3, 2010

mirror pic

How embarassing...I wish I had someone to help me out with outfit posts/pictures! Anyways, this is the best i could do. This weekend I was lucky enough to have my friends from Edmonton come and visit me. I got the chance to show them around my new hometown and we had some awesome weather which made the walking around a little easier (the blisters however, did not!). I also got the chance to go out with some of the girls from school and we had a lovely time. It's great getting to know new people! We all got dressed up in our heels and hit the town. While this weekend was lots of fun, I'm looking forward to going home next weekend and seeing all those people whom I love and miss. And I'm excited to eat lots turkey of course!

[ necklace from american eagle, tank top from aritzia, h&m skirt, urban outfitters cardi, and jessica simpson booties ]