Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shirley rouge


Shirley Manson

Shirley Manson

Garbage- Shirley Manson

Shirley Manson had a huge influence on my style in highschool, and may have subconsciously influenced my decision to colour my hair red.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hot town, summer in the city

Yes, cliché title, I know, but summer has just hit here and I've been trying to cope. I wanted to share a few outfits with you. I've also been sewing some things for myself. I just realized what a great skill sewing is to have. I tried to brighten the images with my stellar photoshop skills, enough so you can see what's going on hopefully.

Summer 2

Summer 2

The top is self-made and based off a complex geometries top I have. I made it shorter in the front, slightly longer in the back and detached the strap so I can tie it different ways, and... black. It's kind of like their Binder tee, which I've learned isn't being made anymore!

Also the trousers are one of the things I ordered from Antonioli. I knew I wanted something with that bird print on it, and after trying these on in a local store, I was surprised that a printed pair of silk trousers would appeal to me so much! I got them 1 size up so they would be loose and breezy for summer.

Summer 4

This dress I made based off of one from Ann's spring 2009 collection. I tried it on at the Tokyo store, and after that I didn't see it anywhere outside of Japan... so I decided to make it going off my spotty memory. It involves a LOT of fabric...

Summer 3

Summer 3

Summer 3

This is my "lazy" outfit. I'm wearing it right now actually. I made the skirt last summer, and the sandals are new, from Jeffrey Campbell. Easy summer bag from Antonioli.

Summer 1a

Summer 1b

So this is a very sheer tank dress from Rick Owens from Antonioli. I'm trying to decide how to wear it re: modesty. I'm not exactly comfortable with nips to the breeze. Do you prefer the nude bodysuit or black lace bra? I find the nude bodysuit annoying because it's too small and cuts me in the armpit, thus making me feel like a stuffed sausage. I'm thinking I might sew up a one-shoulder bra to work with this perhaps. Let me know what you think.

I also made a pair of black micro-mesh leggings, which I've been wearing with a navy jersey Topshop dress. I'm so happy Topshop ships to Canada now. I'm keeping an eye on their new arrivals for fall coats!

Ann + friend


Ann + friend