They’re more than a little tacky but mainstream standards, but ugly has always had a spot in my heart, especially when it comes to teh katz. I stumbled across these four pieces, and just couldn’t pass them by. I think I may have a problem, because I’m definitely loving them a little too much.
Starting from the top, we’ve got the kitty themed pullovers featuring a crying rainbow cat and Catacylsm print. For the bottoms, there’s QooQoo’s multicat leggings and Cat Stare leggings. All of these pieces are very reasonably priced, so I’m definitely grabbing up all four. Meow!
Concerning Ottawa web design, Shopify is your best bet. Shopify provides ecommerce software for creating online shops, and is really easy to use. It’s affordable, and you can check out their interface for free.
Website design Toronto style is usually pricey and you have to depend on development teams that take their time, so Shopify is definitely your best bet.
Since we’re in an era of crazytown wearanything style, it’s important to take a step back and remember that there are a few things that one should avoid while in airports, or flying, for that matter.
Amongst those things are my much loved (and very comfortable) Unif Hellraiser spiked loafers, Wildfox Showdown sweatshirt and Charles & Grace crystal bullet necklace. I’m gonna go out on a limb and assume these win me automatic cavity search, which I’m going to say I’d like to avoid.
T-minus a dwindling bunch of hours and counting till my flight tomorrow afternoon at 1:30PM at good ‘ol YVR!
Lise Watier has sent me some bronzer to test out, which I’ve never tried before because I’m naturally pasty as hell, and I don’t usually seek out a tan.
It’s good timing, though – I’m out of the cloudy doldrums of Western Canada and into the poisonous spider haven of Australia. I’m pretty sure that once I head north from Sydney into sunland I’ll be able to make use of these delightful little products, so just wait for the coming review.
I’m 6 days away from blasting off to Sydney for who knows how long, and it’s always a bit unnerving knowing you’ll have to leave your trusted stylists for the great well of unknown of talent across the world.
I decided to start breaking my ice early and trying a new stylist for the cut over here, and went with Quyen of West 4th’s Canvas Salon. She was a lovely gal, did me up a great cut from my grown out gross past-my-chin bob, and now I’ve got a spunky crop ready to travel with.
The color was done by my old faithful friend and chroma favorite, Amanda Brodi of South Granville’s Aveda. I have an ombre job; blue at the tips framing the face, and some wicked purple throughout the rest of the head.
Say a prayer for me that I’ll be able to find someone myself someone to maintain my noggin once I jump across the sea! (Ugh, the anxiety)
It’s been a while since I’ve surfed around Shopbop in search of my newest acquisition, but within the last few days I realized Marc by Marc Jacobs’ studded creepers were on the site.
I’d spied these bad boys when I was in Holt Renfrew in Vancouver last week, and they’re not only super gorg, but solidly made. The studs are heavy, beautifully lacquered to match the suede and patent leather, and have a nice weight to them.
They’re not cheapie cheapie at $398 per pair, but hey, nothing nice actually is.
Dr Martens were a barrel of peaches and sent me a pair of boots to get down with; a pair of Bentleys to be specific.
These are basically your long term beetle stomping dream – thick soles, leather that looks best after it’s been walked about 12 dozen miles, and some really great stitching detail. I love the contrasting wine colored sole, which is, of course the traditional Dr Marten stitch quality.
If you’re looking for additional Doc suggestions, I’d point you towards Tadita, Spike (in silver, for summer) and Flora Chelsea (for when occasions require some dressing up).
Oh, and if you’re curious about the rest of the getup, it involves some really old H&M jeans with a giant hole under my bum that you can’t see, the magic A.L.C. Margaux jacket, Zara tiger print button up and a vintage tee.
Before polos were a staple of the dodgy frat crew, Fred Perry dominated the London punk scene, along with Doc Martens and a lot of leather. You may also remember FP as being a favourite of the late soul beehive Amy Winehouse – it’s safe to say Fred Perry is here to stay, and are engrained in many facets of pop culture.
If you’re in Vancouver this Saturday, stop by the Pacific Centre Harry Rosen boutique from 2-6PM, where Fred Perry will be holding an event. This isn’t just for the boys or the andros; I love matching Perry polos over dresses, or with skirts and shorts. Stretch the imagination, and get a free monogram on your shirt with purchase.. swank.
See you there!
It’s all about voting today in Canada, so get your ass out and make yourself count. No, cats and Reddit don’t count for excusable distractions.
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE.
This shit is what people risk their looks, limbs and lives for, so cast them ballots!!
Yesterday I went on a little sea bus adventure to Noir Lash Lounge‘s new lower Lonsdale location. I had boat fun, got some spankin’ lashes, a pot of roses (!), and even some shuteye, since I fell asleep on the lash application couch.
Check out the zoom in of the lashes I took today; those are bare, folks.. no mascara (they tell you not to apply any, but it’s not like you’d need to). The experience was so relaxing; while I was awake, I was just laying on super plush pillows on a couch for an hour and a half, in the quiet studio.
As a first timer, I’d equate lash extensions as a boob job for your eyes. Noir has a handful of locations in B.C. and Washington, so if you’re around, stopping in for some eye amping is a must.
After seeing my friend Kenneth with his custom crying Kim Kardashian iPhone case, I was a little jelly. Not being a Kim K fan myself, I had to go with something from Kingdom Cat, and ended up opting for DAT ASS.
Get Uncommon are the folks behind this custom critter case, which has exceeded my expectations to be sure. It isn’t a simple single piece snap in case; the model is actually padded to keep the phone from dislodging from the case, and to ensure maximum shock protection is in place – definitely worth the $40.
Check out the photos below; they show exactly how the case comes apart, and is put together (I added supercheese lens flare sparkles on the final product just for you).
Oh, GetUncommon does iPad cases, too, so you can get all expression-y with your other Apple prods.
It’s all about denim and neon this summer, and I’ve whipped up to example looks to whet your fashion whistle.
The great thing about these two looks is they can so easily blend with each other; the playsuit can be layered with the Topshop dot top, and either of the neon bags, be it the larger V73 tote or tiny Tory Burch cross body would do just swimmingly.
I’m quite enjoying the light denim on light denim look; no longer are we forced to mix and match washes. The thing to remember is texture and effect; the Ksubi shorts work well with the dotted top because they juxtapose two styles. The girlier playsuit has the same effect when compared with the Gap fedora and Kenneth Jay Lane chain.
Finishing off your light wash denim combos is pretty easy; either choose more neon, like with Karen Walker’s Northern Lights sunnies, or opt for something a little more blendy, like Oliver People’s frames, Chloe’s studded or my favorite, Opening Ceremony’s buckled booties.
News outlet’s summer got to have lists are full of ‘em, and they’re all the rage for the everyday audio slinger, but one has to wonder what the deal is behind the massive media push of the in-ear headphone model.
Here’s my beef:
They always fall out.
No matter what, the damn things always fall out of my ear. The only ones I’ve ever worn that have actually worked have been those accursed Beats By Dre, which are moronically expensive at $200 per pair. I’ve been gifted about five pairs of in-ear headphones to try over the past year, and every. single. pair. has made regular suicide leaps out of my ear canal within five minutes of me we wearing them. Maybe it’s my fault for wanting to turn my head so often, to, you know, look at things, but I call that a failure of product design.
They smell weird.
After you’ve squashed them inside your ear canal a few times, you’ll notice they start smelling a lot like a blend of ear wax and cheese. The more they fall out, the more you touch them, which means more of your finger/ear hybrid germs are creating new species and civilizations of stink in your ears. Gross.
They make really loud squishing sounds when you’re trying [in vain] to get them inside your ear.
Perhaps it’s my X-Men level hearing abilities, but I hate hearing that super loud squish and crunch when you’re stuffing the headphones into your ear canal. It gives me the heebejeebies, full on.
Let’s just say it’s regular headphones or on-ear styles for me, for life. I am quite happy with my standard issue iPhone headphones, and my purple Urbanears Zinkens, if you’re curious as to what holds up to my A.D.D. standards.
Now that geek chic is an established thang, Black Milk has the monopoly on spandex galaxy gear and after the pop culture clusterf^ck that was yesterday’s May the 4th, it’s time to revisit what it means to be a person that wears Star Wars clothing.
We’ll cut to the chase; now that the hip anti mainstream mainstreamers have appropriated one of my favourite film franchises, I’m getting a little grumpy about the merch, and who’s jumping on the galaxy western bandwagon.
Here’s my basic requirements for donning that Star Wars gear:
1) You can win, or be a serious contender in Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, original version (any real fan knows the latter three films are better to have existed)
2) You can name at least six alien species in the Star Wars galaxy
3) You’ve taken part [or been in close proximity to] someone who has dressed up in some sort of Star Wars costume (bonus points if you made it yourself)
The bar has been raised, bitches.
(The below photo is not me, but the only photo I found on Google of a girl wearing the Black Milk Star Wars leggings that didn’t make me want to projectile vomit, so congrats to you, mystery girl!)
I’m an all year leather type of gal, which means in warmer spring and summer times we’ve got to be creative. I went on the hunt for some neutral leather pieces, and seemed to get quite lucky. Check Witchery’s leather collar sleeveless tee, J Brand’s shorts and Proenza Shouler’s perforated leather tee first, for easy summer dressing.
For those wanting to get bike-tastic (and not in black), Acne’s Merci, WeLikeFashion’s Ibana and AllSaints’ Harper piece are all drool worthy.
My lovely friend and artist Kate (aka Veloshe; she did the illustrations for my paper dolls) saw this Pokemon tee on The Yetee a few weeks back, and due to my past being very sorted and Pokemon filled (yes, I am a bit more loser than I like to admit), had to have it.
The shirt’s pretty soft, and was a deal at $11. The Yetee works on design rotations, so they have two designs to select, which changes after a few days. Keep on ‘em, and you’ll probably find something you like (if you’re a secret dorkface like me, anyway).
UPDATE: The lovely artist commented on this post, soooo those who love the shirt [get it!] can grab one on his official webstore, because now I know about it.
I’m 27. I’m waffling on feeling possibly old, but that may just be because I haven’t had breakfast yet, and I’m pretty hungry.
This is me. I turned into a cat. A grumpy cat.
I went to an Almay event in Vancouver tonight with my momma, which was held at the very quaint Patisserie Fur Elise downtown on Hamilton.
I’ve always enjoyed Almay get togethers, especially since it means I’ll be able to see the lovely Jackie, one of the most charismatic makeup artist/reps I’ve ever met!
They hooked me up with some swag, including the new CC cream ($16.95), Smart Shade powder blush ($12.95) and liquid lip balm ($8.95). Also included was the Intense I-Color volumizing mascara, Intense I-Color defining liner ($7.99), Smart Shade primer ($13.95), Intense I-Color shadow ($7.49) and the oil-free makeup remover wipes ($5.99), which I’ll be using during my upcoming flight to keep my face fresh and de-greased.
I’ve seen some wack ass gloves in my time, but nothing comes close to these Sruli Recht basking shark skin gloves, that feature barbs pointing inward so that they will dig into your skin if you try to take the gloves off.
So these €720 gloves are beautiful, but you can’t actually take ‘em off. I can imagine these are pretty delicate, so any hard tugging would tear the leather. One has to wonder why anyone would actually buy these things, if you can’t actually wear them!
Layering short and long sleeve tees over shirt dresses is my favorite thing right now. It’s hella easy to do, and instantly mashes up a look. I’m on my way to an Almay event this afternoon, and I opted for MinkPink’s Bad Romance dress with a thrift grumpycat inspired “Ask Me If I Care” tee.