Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fucking Fashion Week, Baby

I missed the first two nights for Pride Week, but I sure as hell wasn’t gonna miss another night of Western Canada Fashion Week. One more before it’s all done.

I’ve met some amazing people, connected with really great opportunities and am working out of survival mode. I was getting into a slump about where I was going, what I was doing and doubting my skills and strengths in life. But this week has been good for me. It’s made me re-evaluate and remind myself about things I’d pushed aside a year ago. I think after this I’m ready to sit down, relax (for once) and really look at things and where I’m going. 

I think I’m ready to look at the past to build my future and not panic and ollie out.

I’m also ready to start editing photos to publish woohooo.

By the way, I”m not dead, but the selfies may be. Gosh these are embarrassing.

Monday, April 16, 2012

MANICURE MONDAY - Vileplume

I had a long standing promise to one of my friends, Jasper, to evolve my Gloom into a Vileplume, her favourite pokemon, which I finally did last week. As a result, I’ve had Vileplume on the brain for a while now.

I really like the idea that the petals are super large and almost conceal the face of Vileplume. Also, since the Quicksilver nails I did, er, quickly, I also enjoy the idea of using the thumb as a face/head and the other four nails as a unit to express the rest of the character. So for this manicure, the thumb, or body of the Vileplume can be hidden under the larger petals, like the real Vileplume.

Below is the big long blabbering of text explaining what I did in case anyone else wants to do it. Apparently Tumblr doesn’t allow me to add post cuts to photo posts. :[

Ingredients:
Ink - JOE FRESH
Violet - JOE FRESH
Cherry - JOE FRESH
Pineapple - JOE FRESH
Sun Kissed - JOE FRESH 

Surprise, surprise, I use JOE beauty products too. Anyway, most of the paints here are not super opaque so I had to experiment to get a nice dark purple for Vileplume’s body and pollen cloud.

So for the first step, the undercoat, I used Ink on the thumbs, and Cherry on the rest of my nails. Cherry is probably one of the better ones because it gives a really smooth, uniform coat (in short, I don’t need to do a second coat to properly paint my nails). The Ink is a really nice deep blue, but can be a bit thin at times. Extra bonus, it has a bit of glitter to it. I learned the hard way to let this coat dry completely before putting more paint on top (I’m really impatient, okay?). 

The next layer, which I’m aptly calling THE SECOND COAT is a little more fun. For the thumbs, I just tried to put a nice uniform coat of Violet over the entire nail. The Violet paint is a bit thin and not as easy to put on as the Cherry, but with Ink as an undercoat makes a really nice and rich purple. For the rest of the nails, just polka-dot the Pineapple paint  however you see fit. I just kinda globbed it on and let it dry. Also the globs kinda spread and flattened, so don’t put them too close together or you’ll just get a monster dot.

It looks pretty dang cool already, but we’re not even done yet. The final coat is where it comes to life (also where I kinda messed up but shhhhh I won’t tell if you won’t). Since the thumb is to be the entire body of Vileplume I wanted to put the face on the upper half of the nail. I tried to make mine smile, but seeing as how my most precise instrument is the paint brush it kinda just looks like it’s yelling. Which is pretty intense. The ‘petals’ were topped off with a final coat of glittery gold paint, Sun Kissed. I really like Sun Kissed because it’s quite translucent (so it’s pretty much always a top coat). Not only does it catch the light and shimmer a bit more, but Vileplume always had a cloud of pollen around it, which I’ve tried to emulate with this final coat. Even though it’s a top coat I made sure this coat was extra thin so it wouldn’t overpower the rest of the paint. It also has an extra bonus of smoothing out the paint so I don’t rub it off.

And there you have it. An overly long explanation of Vileplume nails! I’m willing to take any other suggestions for next week’s Manicure Monday! Just keep in mind I don’t have black nail polish.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
2011-11-15

Bowties and Bowlers - taking “fashionably late” just a little too seriously.

2011-11-15

Bowties and Bowlers - taking “fashionably late” just a little too seriously.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
2011-11-08
Fuck I have a midterm today. Also, I look like Sailor Jupiter.
Checked sport Jacket - H&MGreen Lantern Pin - Happy Harbor Comics V1White Tie [Atlantic knot] - Le Chateau Pink Sweater Vest - JOE FRESHForrest Green Dress Shirt - JOE FRESHForest Green Skinny Jeans - ZaraBlack Winter boots - Tender Tootsies (oh that’s an embarrassing name) [Not pictured]

2011-11-08

Fuck I have a midterm today. Also, I look like Sailor Jupiter.

Checked sport Jacket - H&M
Green Lantern Pin - Happy Harbor Comics V1
White Tie [Atlantic knot] - Le Chateau 
Pink Sweater Vest - JOE FRESH
Forrest Green Dress Shirt - JOE FRESH
Forest Green Skinny Jeans - Zara
Black Winter boots - Tender Tootsies (oh that’s an embarrassing name) [Not pictured]

Monday, November 7, 2011
2011-11-07 
A bit of blue and gold today with a really shitty cameraphone pic.
Checked Sport Jacket  - H&MPale blue dress shirt -JOE FRESHGold tie & pocket square - Le ChateauBlue sweater vest - JOE FRESHNavy Skinny Jeans - Zara

2011-11-07 

A bit of blue and gold today with a really shitty cameraphone pic.

Checked Sport Jacket  - H&M
Pale blue dress shirt -JOE FRESH
Gold tie & pocket square - Le Chateau
Blue sweater vest - JOE FRESH
Navy Skinny Jeans - Zara

Friday, November 4, 2011

akoyam:

2011-11-04

Fall colours! Patterns! ORANGE!!

Yesterday’s jokes about me being as eccentric as The Doctor heavily inspired this kinda dorky, kinda classy, but totally orange ensemble.

Faux white-arm Ray-Bans - Wal-Mart
Orange Plattan Headphones - Urbanears
Orange Long Scarf - H&M
Tan Checked Blazer - H&M
Purple Tee - JOE FRESH
Grey V-Neck Sweater - JOE FRESH
Grey Elephant Leg Pants - Denver Hayes
Grey dress socks - Denver Hayes
Brown Loafers - Ecco
Doctor Who TARDIS Pin - Gift
Orange Shoulder Bag - Eagle Creek

Monday, October 31, 2011

2011-10-31 - Halloween

Finally, I’m wearing this plaid suit! And as Nancy Drew!

My original plan to dress as Tuxedo Kamen fell through (mostly because I was too lazy to buy  red lined cape), so I scrounged my closet for this get up. I am most surprised I found a magnifying glass, though.

Orange Vintage Suite - Dangerously Vintage
Brown shirt - JOE FRESH
Black with beige trim cardigan - H&M
Caramel & Chocolate silk neck scarf - Ardenes
Electric Blue Belt, thin - H&M
Plaid hair bow with square buckle - Daiso (thanks, Helen!)
Brown woolly tights - JOE FRESH
Brown suede Mary Janes - Denver Hayes 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2011-10-05

It is finally starting to get brisk outside with that morning bite. We’ve had almost a week of overcast, fog, and that pseudo rain that gets everything wet because it is humid, but more than the temperature allows (basically we’re below the dew point).

In a rare move, I am indeed wearing a tee shirt - an Atomic Robo one.

Grey Trilby - Urban Outfitters
Atomic Robo Tee
Black two button Blazer - Isis
Grey Pants - Denver Hayes
Grey dress socks - Denver Hayes
Brown Loafers - Ecco Shoes 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

2011-10-03 - Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

[Preview for tomorrow because I probably won’t be able to post till way later]

I’ve had this red fedora (aptly named the ‘Jumpin Jive Gangsta’) for a while now, but never had anything decent wear it with. Recently, Karo and I have joked that I’m the Carmen to her Waldo, and I just had to dress up like Ms Sandiego one day. I unfortunately don’t have any red pumps or a red trench coat, so I just made do with a red trench dress that’s unfortunately frilled. Of the two heels I have, I felt the lace ups would be a little classier, and opted for a dark burgandy for fall.

Just a note, that black case is actually my school bag.

Red Fedora - Headcase Hats
Red Trench Dress - JOE FRESH
Burgandy tights - JOE FRESH
Black Tote - Samsonite
Suede Lace up Pumps- Spring 

Thursday, September 29, 2011
2011-09-29
I marathoned Thundercats till 4AM this morning. This is me in casual cosy wear that is still suitable for autumn (i.e. I can’t wear my knit wooly sweaters just yet).
Black Cardigan - H&MForrest Green Crew-neck Tee - JOE FRESHBrown Elephant pants - Denver HayesBlack Dress Socks - Denver HayesBrown Loafers - Ecco

2011-09-29

I marathoned Thundercats till 4AM this morning. This is me in casual cosy wear that is still suitable for autumn (i.e. I can’t wear my knit wooly sweaters just yet).

Black Cardigan - H&M
Forrest Green Crew-neck Tee - JOE FRESH
Brown Elephant pants - Denver Hayes
Black Dress Socks - Denver Hayes
Brown Loafers - Ecco

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2011-09-28

Plaid Suit! And yes, those are capri pants.

Plaid Blazer, Waistcoat, and Capris - H&M
Black Dress shirt - JOE FRESH
Silver Skinny Tie - RW & Co
Pastel Pink skinny belt - JOE FRESH
Black Dress socks - Denver Hayes
Black Wingtips - Target Apparel 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
2011-09-27
Military Green - with this dress it’s hard not to at least try and look like I’m in the military. I kinda wish I had combat boots to complete this outfit.
But in more exciting news, I’ve been invited to go to Western Canada Fashion Week tomorrow night! The only problem is I’m fretting over what to wear.
Green pauper hat - H&MGreen Dress with Brass snaps - H&MDark Green Opaque tights - JOE FRESHGrey Boots with Heel - Target Apparel

2011-09-27

Military Green - with this dress it’s hard not to at least try and look like I’m in the military. I kinda wish I had combat boots to complete this outfit.

But in more exciting news, I’ve been invited to go to Western Canada Fashion Week tomorrow night! The only problem is I’m fretting over what to wear.

Green pauper hat - H&M
Green Dress with Brass snaps - H&M
Dark Green Opaque tights - JOE FRESH
Grey Boots with Heel - Target Apparel

Monday, September 26, 2011

2011-09-26

I wore a binder today, which isn’t very noticeable at all (I already have a small bust), but wanted to play up the masculine influence in this outfit, while still keeping that ‘oh god it’s Monday’ casual feel.

Grey Trilby - Urban Outfitters
Red Feather Accent - Ardenes
White-arm Faux RayBans - Wal-Mart
Cream Crewneck Tee - JOE FRESH
Black Blazer (single layer) - Garage
Grey Dress Pants - Denver Hayes
Grey/Black Dress socks - Denver Hayes
Brown Loafers - Ecco 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

2011-09-22

I’ve been trying to actually loook good with colours as opposed to trying to throw together a bold combination. I wanted to wear an airy dress to class (most of mine are sheath dresses or slim fit ones that make sitting in class really uncomfortable) and picked this blue one I have a matching one in purple and orange, but it blends in with my skin and doesn’t look as good. It was still a bit windy out so I put grabbed my double breasted coat.

I really love that thing and am tempted to buy a second incase I wear this thing out. I love the double breast, the slightly puffed shoulders give it a nice feminine touch and a great silhouette, and I can pop the collar if it’s windy. ALSO: it always looks great with my black bowler.

Black Bowler Hat - H&M
Black Double Breasted Coat - H&M
Perwinkle Blue Open Cardigan - H&M
Dotted Blue Sundress - JOE FRESH
Perwinkle Blue Tights - H&M
Brown Loafers - Ecco 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

akoyam:

hallidae:

fywomenshistory:

Fashion (and dances) from the past 100 years! So freaking awesome.

I’m in love.

I love that brilliant part about the World Wars.

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