Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
So sometimes I catch myself thinking about the next outfit I can wear or what I can purchase online to get just a bit closer to the fashion world. Then I snap back to reality and realize that noone here probably cares. However.... Ms. Jane Aldridge DID get invited to the Crillon Ball and gets to wear Chanel! Carly, Ree, and Bev we've wasted too much time idling. We need to take some pictures quick. Anyways, it's useless trying to plan an outfit around a mountain co-op equipment backpack and a down-filled winter coat. It's been UGGS and leggings as of late and there is a limit to how many long shirts/sweaters one has.
I refuse to give in to the UGG's this winter (but they're so cozy and convenient). I want fashionable hiking boots from TODS (from Neiman Marcus) but then I need a sweet jacket to match...then a purse. So where can I find all these things? I want cheaper high-end goods and the only solution I can think of is shopping online and consignment?
1) There's this site I found called shoesandyourmom.blogspot.com To be honest it looks sweet at first glance but then you realize that authenticity can never be guaranteed and shippers are from all over the globe. I saw a cute fushia miumiu bag but then she was shipping from "singapore". RED LIGHT. lol. Being asian gives me this natural distrust towards the Asias. You never know if anything is real these days.
2) Neiman Marcus ships to Canada. Net-a-Porter doesn't have much of a selection. These places have old-lady-looking stuff as well. Guaranteed Authenticity is a plus
3) Love the OutNet.com I love perusing through it because everything is priced down by 50-60%. Mind you, sizes are limited and styles are 'soooo last year' but who cares? 3.1 Phillip Lim is timeless no matter the season. This is a site that I trust. You can zoom in on the item and it's shot at all these angles. "Oooh it's racerback...very nice". Brands from Chloe to Alexander McQueen are featured but don't expect a lot of products for your desired designer. We're getting a little closer...
4) Kijiji. com....don't even bother!! Kijiji in Edmonton sells UGGS, Aldo shoes, and Keds last time I checked. Ya, no thanks, I'll go to the Bay for those.
1)Vespucci's is all you need to know. There's a couple other consignment around that area aka. Highstreet but they overprice items like Diesel and Parasuco. Vespucci carries everything from Club Monaco sweaters to Tahari pant suits. I am still in search for Ferragamos in my size. My mom snagged a beige pair there...how dare she.
2) If I am being ignorant, please inform me of any other sweet consignment stores in Edmonton
3) Oh I forgot! My mom's closet is where I've been shopping. Anyone who's mom wants to give away her clothes, let me sort through them first.
1) H&M-probably the best thing we got
2) Winners on Calgary Trail- they sell D&G, M Missoni, R.E.D Valentino..notice all the acronyms? Pink Tartan? I love it all though..but this sweater from M Missoni I wanted was $600...eeyeaaa
3) Holt Renfrew...you cut out Marc Jacobs. Now you only appeal to ages 50+. Well done I applaud you.
Solution: We need to open a store selling The Row, Chloe, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, etc, etc,etc. Yaya I complained about a $600 sweater..but notice how we'll run the store? =discounts my friends...Places where cool hipsters can find some nice layering pieces to go look effortless chic by matching it with vintage pieces? No, not you Indie folk...you already infest (is that too harsh?) the streets of Whyte Ave.
Reality check: Can we ever be as adorable as the French? or rocker-chic as the English? or creative as the Spanish? How would you describe Edmonton style? I would say: keeping warm. Can we ever look cool writing an exam? Most importantly do we care? The answer to all these questions is NO.
I won't give up! I'll try to be stylista in this place called Edmonton, Alberta no matter the cost. Who's with me?
P.S. Good luck to my blogging buddies for Finals
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Anyways, below is a clip of Anna on the David Letterman Show. Enjoyed her comments about his socks. Anna is capable of making a funny! Loooooove her.
"IT'S FAMINE OF BEAUTY HONEY. MY EYES ARE STARVING FOR BEAUTY!"
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
As a post-"Wearable Wednesday" & pre-"Fashion Friday"+ August creeping upon us, I can't help but drool over Fall 2009 ankle boots... OMG.
(from top to bottom) Stitched leather ankle boots, Giuseppe Zanotti; Washed denim boot; Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci; Suede zippered ankle boots, Balmain
Looove the Fall 2009/Winter 2010 of thigh-high boots too.
(From top to bottom: Emilio Pucci, Gareth Pugh, & Rodarte )
Just so you know, the look is no longer limited to the seasoned dominatrix & prostitutes
Monday, July 13, 2009
The kohl-liner. I wish I could wear kohl-liner like her.
She's also rumoured to be designing a new clothing line for teens, with plans to donate the proceeds to UNICEF. AMAZING!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
& Naturally, we drove down to Seattle for some shopping. TARGET = fantastic; had a field day with the Sonia Kashuk brushes (ended up getting the Coral Reef/Hidden Treasure Limited Edition Brushes)
For Love 21 (the separate accessory store for ForeverXXI) -- didn't even step in because I'd probably sell my soul. Plus, my parents were pressuring me to hurry up so that we could go find The Rack (Nordstrom Rack. If you've never been, think of Holt Renfrew + Winners. Major eye-sore but can be very rewarding when you find some good deals). Um, shoe racks made me want to cry TEARS of joy and pain...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Just finished reading Lauren Conrads new book. It's about a girl named Jane, who I imagine is the fictional version of Lauren, who moves to L.A. with her BFF Scarlett -- physically described to look like Audrina, but actually very brainy (HA HA). Anyways, Lauren... I mean, JANE (actual typing error, that I decided not to correct) moves to L.A. to work for high-profile event planner, Fiona Chen, who is a straight-up b&tch (perhaps a hybrid he-woman version of Lisa Love+Kelly Cutrone); and Scarlett starts attending her classes at U.S.C. -- both girls unassumingly living their lives and ready to take on all the excitement and challenges that L.A. has to offer. Then, while out clubbing at Les Deux they get scouted by a producer from PopTV who wants to film their everyday "boring" lives for a new reality-tv show!
The characters are way too simple/predictable: Jane twirling her hair on her finger when she's nervous, Scarlett being frustrated at how idiotic everyone is because we can't all be as smart as her, Fiona Chen the difficult boss lady who pretends to be nice to Jane in front of the cameras, Jesse the bad boy who has a repuation for being Hollywood's resident womanizer but wants to change his ways and be a one woman man, blah blah. You get the point.
Plot and characters aside, you can't help but wonder if that's how The Hills was actually filmed. Actually, the main reason I wanted to read the book was to get a "behind the scenes" process of what it's like the film a "REALITY" TV show. Pretty interesting. OVERALL, this novel stayed mainly on the surface, making it a really easy read. There were lots of parts that lend themselves to further development. I mean, it was no "Devil Wears Prada", but I'll likely go & read the rest of upcoming books in what is supposedly a 3-part series. Maybe even watch the movie too just cuz (and consequently lose all my street cred, but whatev.)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Jimmy Choo will join the likes of Matthew Williamson, Roberto Cavalli, and Viktor & Rolf ( Yes I know I left out Madonna). Yes that's right, H&M is once again graced by fashion genius. Shoes will range from $60-$200 which is a steal right? Let's hope the ladies of Edmonton won't care to pay hundreds, because I know a couple of Edmontonian fashionistas that will be there lining up. See you there.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Recently however, Hermes has taken the next step into making the production of their crocodile bags more efficient and specialized with their own breeding farms in Australia. Certain parts of the body are required for certain parts of the bag ie. the head pieces are used for the handles or the bottoms. You can see how more crocodiles are required in meeting the high demand of croc bags. PETA is not pleased with this latest installation:
"PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews speaks out: The thought of purposely breeding and killing crocodiles for an outdated, overpriced handbag should make any fashionista’s skin crawl. If Hermes really wants to be a leader in the fashion industry, it should stop killing animals for cold-blooded vanity and use cruelty-free mock croc and fake snake instead."
Crocodylus Porosus skin makes the most expensive Hermes croc bags because of its symmetrical scales and it's rarity/scarcity. Doesn't this make it more cruel to purchase? Makers of Hermes bags inspect and nit pick the most flawless alligator skins. Any imperfections are unexceptable and you can see how this can be a problem with crocodiles/alligators from the wild. Hence the ideal breeding farms?
I think that luxury comes at a cost, but isn't this a little too much? Can't we stick to good ol' sealed canvas, lamb leather, patent leather...or is using leather cruel as well? Then what is considered luxurious in the fashion world? I sure don't consider Matt & Natt vegan purses as luxury (no offense). Furthermore what will PETA do if they see an Hermes croc bag? They can't spill blood on it cause i'm sure it'll repel somehow (it's so shiny and smooth). So i'm guessing they would key the purse? You know, like keying a car.
I guess I don't need to worry about pissing PETA member off anytimes soon. It's not within my budget to do so.
On a lighter note!!! This is for you CJZ in response to QUOI's first ever submission
Hermes Bike. Oh yes. Thank you purse blog.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Weekend Guide (click me biotch)
My favorite website in the entire world (DailyCandy-you should get their A to Z book too!) posts a Weekend Guide every Thursday with fun and fabulous things to do, eat, make, buy, smell, touch...you get the point.
This week the folks at DC posted a suggestion for a consignment store called Covet. I checked it out and it is un-real. I know we are always complaining that dreary old E-town doesn't have nearly enough (read: any) decent vintage stores for us fashionphiles to get off on. Le sigh.
But I have never been opposed to resorting to the net for goodies before and I am definitely not going to start now.
Be sure to check the shoe section. Excuse me as I mop the puddle of drool that has accumulated on my desk.