Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Christy: Way too hot to think






Outfit details: skirt-thrifted, belt-thrifted, tank-forever 21
If you're wondering why I look a bit red in the race: it's the disgusting heat.
I realized I've worn a very similar outfit earlier this summer but Lately I've been just wearing very simplified outfits because of the heat so I guess it's inevitable that I repeat clothes.
The weather seems to be playing a funny joke on us right now because it is so so so hot outside. And not only is it hot, it's also muggy. This morning around 8 was beautiful when I went for a short run by the canal near my apartment but after that it was just too gross to be outside.
Tonight we are having a joint house warming party with our friends who moved across the street.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Laura: Blue ruffles...

yay, Christy's back! And she will be prodding me to post more, hehe.

Anyway, I had no trouble getting a post up today cause I just bought a new dress! :D I'm running for ambassader of our town's fall fair next weekend (for those of you who don't know what that is, I suppose it could be compared to "miss america" or whatever on a miniscule, puny, tinytinytiny scale. :P) There's three girls competing, including me. *is nervous* Anyway, I had to get a "Semi formal" dress for the occasion and after trooping through the mall yesterday, and after trying on everything in pretty much every store (WAH nothing in French Connection fit me :'( ) I finally stumbled upon this one in BCBG Maz Azaria. I especially like that it's not...prom-y or all fancy, so I could definetly wear it again! Hopefully it's sophistication will impress the judges :P

Friday, August 27, 2010

Christy: Camp clothing snapshots.

I've been trying to catch up on my blog reading. Everyone has been so stylish and eloquent over the last little while.
It's pretty late so I'm just going to share a few pictures from my summmer.
Life jackets are actually super comfortable. There were a few times where I left the boat dock wearing mine without even noticing.
For not being a girly-girl, this is a very pink outfit. I kind of love it though...a flannel skirt and cashmere sweater? heck ya!
I really like this t-shirt. Also brightly coloured shorts are love.

I'm really tired right now and should go to bed. Being moved out is strange but cool. We made cookies today and our neighbour came over and it was just really nice and cozy.
I hope everyone has a good weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Christy: I'm back!

Hello everyone. I've been away in BC for the last 2 + weeks and while I didn't really think much about my blog during my trip I'm quite happy to be back.
Yesterday I moved into my new apartment with my room mate and now I'm trying to adjust to being "on my own" It's an incredibly strange feeling! I'm not sure what to think of it yet.
It still hasn't quite sunk in that if I want to eat I have to make myself food.

For most of the time I was at camp and was wearing normal practical clothes. However, on my last day I went into Vancouver with my friend Rachael and we visited a few cool vintage stores.
Here are some pictures I took, mostly all from the first store we went to.

They had an amazing dress selection. I also really liked that for the vintage clothing they usually specified the decade it was from.
Rachael isn't sure how to react to so many sequins

It was a really fun store with dresses all over the walls.

In another vintage store I tried on this dress. It fit me perfectly and was really cute in an impractical-i-would-never-wear-this-ever kind of way.
So I'm going to try to get back into the swing of blogging. I'm sorry I was absent for so long.
How are you all doing?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Laura: Hair envy

*sneaks in* I'm still alive, but officially the worst blogger...you now know how all my previous blogs fell to the wayside. I think this one's stuck around cause if I don't post Christy bugs me. :P Anyway, I just had that "nothing to wear" feeling, and couldn't think of anything particularly inspiring to post about...until now!

I reallyreallyreally love Gemma Arterton's cut. I'm an enormous fan of bobs and this looks so sleek and sophsticated and Bond-Girl-esque. I'm thinking about doing something similiar to this with my hair next time I get a cut.Juno Temple has pretty much the exact opposite of my hair, and even if I bleached and permed mine, I'd look like a...orc. And she looks fabulous.

I would do anything for a natural haircolor like Bonnie Wright's!!

Saoirse Ronan (as Briony in Atonement) has the perfect bob of all time, in my humble opinion!

Carey Mulligan joins the pack of pixie-cuts. I once tried one, worst haircut EVER. So I will merely look longingly at this pic...and not actually try it...

Rachel Weisz's hair isn't anything crazy or unusual--I like it because it always looks super healthy. So many celebs hair looks fried, or over-processed, or thin, but hers is so lush and thick and shiny! Another excellent bob. Whenever I'm watching Mad Men I always like how effortless Betty's hair is. Seems like she wakes up every morning looking amazing!

Yup...another bob! This is Winona Ryder in the film Mermaids. Her dark hair cut into a strict, hair-behind-ears shape is perfect for her serious, yet whimsical, character.

Hope you enjoyed! I'm going to be working all this week (not a full time job, unfortunatly, just a week long one) doing some sort of clean up in a house damaged by smoke. I have no idea what it'll be like...hopefully not too bad. I'll just think of the $$ I'm going to make and then will go shopping with! ;)

What are your favorite hair cuts/styles on celebrities or in movies? :D

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Laura: brown zebras?

I picked these up in St. Augustine, Florida while I was there...super cheap, super cute = perfect! I haven't really worn them officially yet but this picture is good enough. :P They are extremely light too, but don't feel tacky or badly made. Once I have incorporated them into an outfit I'll be sure to post them for ya'll. :D I'm a huge zebra fan which is why I had to get them, even if they are brown. Somehow the brown almost makes them look even more awesome imho! :P

p.s. and in answer to a comment, yup, they're wooden. There was a sticker on the backing that got cut off in the photo that said "hand made in the Philippines."

/lame post, is tired.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Laura: Celebrity Style

I haven't done this for a while! And I believe a few of these pictures might be from a few weeks ago, before I went on vacation. But I still really wanted to post them.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/07/06/article-0-0A5751DC000005DC-586_196x602.jpg Hurray, Gemma Arterton! Looking lovely as usual. The white/black/red lips/pale skin/dark hair is quite striking.

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/39/2010/07/102715606_10.jpg I'm kind of in LOVE with Marion Cotillard's dress here. The cut is very unusual but she pulls it off perfectly. *spends several moments drooling over the keyboard at the dress*

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/07/08/article-0-0A5D095A000005DC-558_468x602.jpg Ditto, ditto, ditto! This I believe is for a film role though. Still, beautiful. I love 20's styles!


Ed Westwick and Clemence Posy on the set of Gossip Girl. I'm really excited for the next season, with Clemence on it! And these styles look scrumptious, can't wait!!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/08/01/article-1299377-0AA64DD7000005DC-342_468x1140.jpg Karen Gillian, of Doctor Who fame, looks edgy and sophisticated. I love her makeup!

I'm a bit unsure of this one. Her makeup is a little sketchy, and I'm not a huge fan of that color for her hair, but that dress is brilliant. I'm pretty sure I'd look like walking-vomit (uh, lovely mental image there...) if I tried to wear it but it looks fabulous on Emma Roberts!

Finally, most of the blogging world has probably already heard this but I didn't get a chance to post it before--Emma Watson has a pixie cut! And it's too darling for words!!! *clutches to her locks and tries to convince herself why short hair is not a good look for her*

http://www.hellomagazine.com/imagenes/news-in-pics/2010/08/10/emma2.jpg What do you think? :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Laura: Film & question?

So I've been toying with the idea of starting a film blog come fall. I recently discovered this lovely one, although sadly it looks as though the author will be taking a hiatus from blogging. sad! I'd reccomend browsing through the archives though, as it's a great read.

So. What do you think? Would any of you be interested in reading a film-blog by me? I'd of course keep up with my posts here as well. :)

Anyway, here are three movies I've seen in the past couple of days, two of them rather fashiony :D

The Painted Veil
Lovely, lovely, beautiful movie. It has made me seriously want to cut my hair into a bob (which is prolly not a good idea), and wear long dropped-waist shifts. It was probably one of the most realistic love stories I've ever seen on film.

500 Days of Summer
I wasn't sure if I would like this or not--I saw about half an hr last year and Zooey's character kind of annoyed me. She seemed so perfectly quirky and interesting it was almost too much. That said, I ended up LOVING it (the ending was perfect--not giving it away tho!), and Summer's costumes were darling. :) Not to mention the extra-cute Joseph Levitt-Gordon!

Man to Man
This is one of the ones I bought on a whim at the movie store going out of businsess, and I'm so glad I snatched it up! It was very well done, not too sentamental, but touching all the same. Kristin Scott Thomas and Joseph Fiennes were exceptional, as always. Some scenes were rather hard to watch, but only because they were so well done. Anyway, I'd highly reccomend it!

What have you guys been watching latly? Any reccomendations? :D

Monday, August 9, 2010

Laura: Calling all bloggers!

So, this isn't a post about me. This is a post about one of my all time favorite bloggers, Kate from all this happiness. Her posts are always filled with whimsical outfits and interesting thoughts. Anyway, a little while ago she entered the contest Mad Men is putting on, to win a walk-on-role on the show. Here's her pictures she entered:




Isn't she simply stunning?! I can't imagine anyone else better suited, or more deserving, to win. It'd make my day to see one of the style-blogging community get the prize!
As soon as her pics went up, she quickly collected about 6,000 votes. However the last few days they've dropped off and she's moved from the second page to the fifth. :(

Here's where you come in:

1. Vote (click here)

2. Vote every day (you can vote once a day until September 17)

3. Repost this on your own blog, and encourage your followers to repost it on theirs.

We need to get her into the top 10 female submissions by Sept 17 so she can be a semi-finalist! There tons and tons of bloggers out there in the blogosphere. I know we can rally together to help Kate move up to first page (and stay there)!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Laura: paisley, in a field

I nabbed this dress a while ago at a seriously sketchy thrift store. I wasn't sure if it would be wearable, and I'm still not sure. It's just a bit too...something...? I think it's maybe late 70's, but probably 80's.
I am definetly going to alter it somehow--for sure bring up the hem to knee length. I'm also toying with the idea of cutting the sleeves shorter or sleeveless., to make up for the so-high-it-will-choke-you-neck.
The stunning cat here is our outdoor cat, Sampson. He's got to be the most photogenic cat ever! And he totally knows it. :P
The shoot reminded me a bit of the beginning of Pride and Prejudice (the film with Keira Knightley), where she's walking through a field and the lightings all beautiful. Obviously, that was morning, and this was evening. Still...
My mom helped me take the pics. Unfortunatly she's not the greatest "fashion photographer"--always calling out to me to SMILE! and then gushing about how "this picture is soooo nice of you!" (and of course it's the one I dislike the most). Not to mention the gazillion shots of me talking, with my feet cut off, eyes closed, waving my arms...etc. I really, really, need a tripod.
so, in unfashion related news, right now I'm rather obsessed with Cleopatra and related subjects. I found "Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt" by Joyce Tylesdley at the library and have been engrossed in it. I feel like I'm starting to get a better picture of her life and the world around her at that time. Consquently, of course, I now want my wardrobe to look all Egypt-y...not happening, since I don't own anything even remotely Cleopatra-ish. And of course I'm now day-dreaming about traveling in Egypt...*sigh*.
So yeah. How are you guys? Hope your weekends are going fantasticly so far! :D

Friday, August 6, 2010

Christy: I'm really off this time or What to wear at camp

This really is my last post before I leave. (I know Laura said I was off but my flight isn't till 6:45 this evening)
I just wanted to say I'm going to miss blogging and reading you guys's blogs more than I realized. I'll be back at the end of August though.

So before I go I thought I would share some dressing for Camp tips by showing you
an ideal camp outfit:



Dressing for camp: an outfit breakdown
1. Shorts: shorts are perfect for camp because in Jeans you will probably die of heat prostration after running around all day and if you wear a skirt, some camper will probably see your underwear. Life just happens that way
2. Bright colourful t-shirt: This tells campers and parents that you have a fun personality and it makes you easier to spot in a crowd if your camper is lost and trying to find you.
3. tank top underneath: This is only necessary if your t-shirt has a low neck. you never ever want to look like a slutty camp counselor.
3. sandals or flip flops: I'm not wearing them in this picture but sandals are the perfect camp solution. Preferably sandals you can run in because you never know when you're going to be late and need to run somewhere. (i'm speaking from experience)
5. Fun head band or scarf: This is a good way to express your individuality. It's also safer than a neck scarf which could accidentally strangle you if an enthused camper grabs it.
6. Cheap waterproof watch: Being on time is always in fashion. By having a cheap and water proof watch you'll avoid any tragic incidents.
7.Smile: If you smile and enjoy yourself, your campers and the people around you will too.

I hope you guys enjoyed this outfit break down.
Have a fabbity fab summer and I'll see you at the end of August.
I'm sure you'll all enjoy Laura's posts in my absence.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Laura: playing on polyvore

Do any of you guys have a polyvore account? It's basically the most fun thing ever. Kinda like playing dress-up except of course in a much more sophisticated and grown up way. I thought I'd post a few of my favorite "sets" I've done. They're all based on some of my favorite characters from books and film. I hope you enjoy :)

Atonement, Cecelia Tallis.

Bonnie, from Bonnie & Clyde.

Betty Draper, Mad Men.

Penelope Stamp, The Brothers Bloom. :D

Jill Pole, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle

Beatrix Potter

What do you think? :D If you have a polyvore account, I'd love to see what you've made--leave a link to your profile in the comments. Mine is Val_Silph.

Soo...Christy's away for her vacation now, and I get to hold down the fort. Yay :P Hopefully I can get to know you guys a bit better, and vice-versa!