Sunday, May 17, 2009

arr, matey!

rarely have i found someone who doesn't like or at least appreciate chanel. black + white, tweeds, pearls, the jacket... coco and karl have done well in regards to branding.

i have always been one of those people who appreciated chanel, rather than related to or desired a chanel piece, but this year's resort collection has definitely caught my eye.

the show opened with tricorne pirate hats and black capes with sexy lingerie inspired swimwear beneath - oh, and bare feet. watch out for splinters, girls! as many of you may know, i love black, so to see a lot of black swimwear and garments in a resort collection really got me excited.

sexiest pirates i've ever seen

it's this photo that was shown on the front page of that pulled me in to view the rest of the collection. i have to say, this collection wouldn't look half as good if it was on a banal runway; this boardwalk in venice makes an absolutely gorgeous backdrop for the classic blacks and whites as well as the rustic reds used in the collection. my favourite part is the rows of lights used to light up the boardwalk (they remind me of a carnival).

this collection in my opinion is much better than chanel's 2009 resort collection (it would've been better if a model fell in the pool... just saying!). check it out here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

i have a dream

well, it's more like i'm setting a big goal for myself. a "biggie g", one might say. or not...

by this time next year, i aim to be in new york city, interning at nylon magazine for the summer. i of course have to save up a lot of money, and trust me that will be a challenge in and of itself. secondly i have to get a visa, which i hear takes a long time to do. also, i'm not sure, but i think to get a visa, you have to have a job waiting for you...? i would need a part-time job of some sort besides nylon because that would be unpaid. i'm thinking of trying to transfer to an urban outfitters in new york. if you're reading this and happen to know anything about visas or working in the states, let me know please! i also need to find living arrangements, though i do have some people i would consider calling up to help me out.

if this doesn't work for next year (despite the effort i will make this year), i'll try for summer 2011. if you know anybody in new york who wants to rent out their closet for me to live in, let me know!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

on the bright side...

summahtyme n da livin's ez
no more school
i passed (!)
late nights/late mornings
new job?
new internship?
warm breezes
the beaches
twist cones
rusty red bike
more patios
new york again?
burnt shoulders & freckle moustaches
old friends
palmerston ave.

i prefer fall wardrobes

Sunday, May 3, 2009

erry day i'm hustlin'

okay. i love everything about this video, especially the styling. favourite part? the giuseppe zanotti b+w platforms (also worn by gwyneth paltrow in the may issue of elle canada).

gwyneth's feet

so maybe she has a stylist... but hey, beyonce is seriously fierce.

legs & leotards