Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oh, aritzia.

Aritzia is always getting me. Their new spring/summer 2011 line is everything I have been looking for. I just love the amount of nudes and neutrals. I've also been searching cropped khakis and I think I've found the perfect pair! I've been to the store and tried some things on already. Now just to wait until I can afford them. The likelihood of me having all these clothes is between slim and none, but perhaps one or two? I'm currently favouring the Talula Betsy Blouse and T.Babaton Bette Tank. Their two very feminine, little tops I just adore. The kimonos are nice exotic touches too!

Now, usually I would write a little comment beside each item like I usually do in these wishlist series but this time I won't. I'm not being lazy, there's just not much to say. I love them all, I want them all! Feel free to check out the runway looks

6. TNA All-Star Chino in Taupe

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Milk Toof

If you haven't heard of My Milk Toof yet, shame on you! You've been living in a hole. It was actually Hazel who first introduced it to me. My Milk Toof is the blog that documents the adventures of two little teeth, Lardee and Ickle. They are quite frankly the most adorable teeth I have ever come across. The blog is managed by Inhae Lee and has been doing so well that she had a book published with Chronicle Books. Ever since she mentioned that a 'My Milk Toof' book was coming out I've been incessantly checking back, and now it's finally here! I was about to pre-order it a couple weeks ago then I recently came across it on the Urban Outfitters site. I'm crossing my fingers it will arrive in stores soon. If not, this gives me the chance to order it online, and maybe some clothes too? Splurge! Anyways, I highly recommend you check out the blog! Lardee and Ickle will melt your heart. Below is the promo video for the book.

Monday, February 21, 2011

something old, something new

Look what little gem I found in my parents closet! I love rummaging through my parents old things that have been stashed away. You never know when you're going to find something cool. I've already stolen numerous clothes from my mum. She has some great little vintage pieces. Anyway, after years of wanting an SLR this little bugger just showed up. I spent about $90 getting him repaired but now he's all brand-new and ready to go. I did a bit of research and learned that this particular camera is the 1962 Asahi, Honeywell Pentax H1a model. I feel like I have my own little piece of history. I can't wait to start taking photos with it! In keeping with the theme, I've edited these photos to be black and white. I'm a little cheesy.
Just yesterday I went down to Black's to buy some film. I wasn't sure which film was best to buy so I had someone at the store helping me. Of course he would say that Black's is the best film and I chose to go along with it. I'm not sure about the film itself, but the upside of getting this film is that processing is included, meaning I wouldn't have to pay for them to be developed. I would say that's pretty good! Wish me luck! I hope to do lots more shopping around with other film until I find one that I like best.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day folks! Just a quick post to wish you all. Hope you lovelies have a Valentine's day filled with love and joy, whether you are single or not. I'm starting to sound like a greeting card so I take that as a sign of me being exhausted and sleep deprived. Excuse me while I finish up last minute touches on my valentine's gift!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

well aren't you a deer.

Don't penalize me for my terrible pun of a title. I hope the few followers I have are still hanging in there. I feel like a horrible blogger for not updating as often as every day. I think this post will make up for a bit — at least I hope it does! I'm quite proud of how these photos turned out so I'm crossing my fingers you guys will like them too. It's a little deer series of its own. I had borrowed this lovely necklace from my long time pal, Nina. You may recall her from
this post. She owns a plethora of jewellery I merely wish I had. I was going to wear the necklace along with my dress to our school's semi-formal, which passed two weeks ago and I have yet to return it to her. It's been sitting in my room for some time so I decided to take a few photos before I had to part with it.

After experimenting with some fabric, I managed to scrape together this cute flower corsage. It was sort of inspired by the ban.dō girls. All I need to do now is attach a safety pin or clip to the back of it and it's good to go!

These next two photos are actually mishaps that turned out kind of cool. Maybe not from a technical viewpoint but I think they're pretty whimsical.

I'd love to hear feedback on these photos or anything really. My comments are hidden on my blog homepage but if you click the title of any post you should be redirected and on that particular page you should be able to comment! I'll be posting these photos on my flickr momentarily as well. Follow me on twitter for instant updates on any new posts and frequent blurbs from my strange life.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

i ♥ ban.dō

I'm overwhelmed by the adorableness of these products. Just the way everything is displayed, the colours, decor, the photos, it's all so darling. I have a new found love for ban.dō. Their accessories are so whimsical, glittery, and sequined. Very me, I think. I also love the clothing in the shoots but unfortunately they do not tell us what they wore. Check out their lovely website and blog to see more of these products and photos. Below I have embedded the magical behind the scenes look on their latest photoshoot. It's so fun and playful, and I adore the way it was filmed and edited. Ban.dō is run by Jen & Jamie, the two adventurous gals who founded this little online shop, whom you'll see quite a bit in this video. Lastly, check out Max who shot all the photos and Brian who captured the entire day!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

nail laquer

Today most schools are closed due to the snow so I thought I'd squeeze in another post. Two weeks ago I finally got my hands on some of the new Katy Perry OPI colours. I've got a little soft spot for shimmer and glitter in nail polish, which you'll notice below.
This first one is called 'Teenage Dream' and the only one I intended getting. It's a great glittery pink though tough to remove; glitter is always hard to get off your nails.
For the next few, I bought these adorable miniature bottles of nail polish. They were sitting at the counter in a little sale basket and there happened to be bottles of Katy Perry colours in it. Since I wasn't sure if I liked these colours, a sample bottle was perfect. This is 'Last Friday Night'. It's colour is actually a little deceiving. It turns out as a very light, translucent blue on nails. Again, more glitter.
I ended up liking this colour a lot more than I thought I would. Most of the time it's a glossy grey but at times it has hints of purple and sometimes even green. You can see five colours in the bottle right there in the photo. It's a great iridescent polish with a bit of shimmer to it. The name of this one is 'Not Like the Movies'. It has a very celestial look.
Finally, I got a small bottle of top coat. I'm not quite sure why I chose this terrible photo. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Oh well, this is just top coat. You get the gist.
I felt a little odd spending $25 on nail polish. It seems a little silly thinking back on it but I was really pleased with the colours I bought. I think my nail polish splurging is at rest for now.