Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I'm in a hurry, and don't know why

Rushin' Rushin' to get things done...
 Anyway it's a good song and lately it is stuck in my head.

So with school lately I have been going craz(y)(ier than usual).
Basically I haven't even had time to read my magazines. I did happen to get in a little but of the Lady Gaga Vanity Fair issue.
Amazing, that magazine is. Of all the mag's of read this is top notch. I will probably start picking these up on a regular basis. I'm going to need a whole bookshelf for magazines soon. That much of a junkie.

So I heard on the radio today that apparently we have these new things called "shooties". Shoe-booties. I'm technically not sure what they are yet, but open-toed "shooties" are in. I'm guessing they're opened-toed ankle boots. Not sure we need a new word for it. I don't mind combining words, but lately it's just ridiculous. Every since Jeggings I'm not really a fan of making stuff up and thinking it's cute.

Also on a whole nother* tangent I can't wait to move into my place this weekend. Have a little bit of my freedom back. Have my sewing machine setup again and all my yarn back.

There's no real reason to go to Canmore this year, since I'm not helping out with the quilt show. I still think a day trip to the yarn store would be a great plan. It should be a yearly thing really.

So those are my thoughts for this morning.
I'm not sure how coherent this is, I'm not reading it through again, best of luck to me.
*( I know that's terrible grammar, but I like it)


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Work It!

So as one who is vertically challenged, I like shoes with height.
I am a whopping five nothin'.

If you go to the InStyle website you will find a tutorial there on how to walk in heels. I think this is very important, every woman has to wear heels sometimes.
Heels tend to give women a sense of power, but if she is wobbling and clutching the railing, it kinda diminishes that power. A lot.
So I would check that out if that sounds like you.

But if you want a quick lesson, then here's are a few tips outta my book:
-Head up, shoulders back, navel-to-spine. Good posture is crucial for balance.
-Be confident, if your not good at heels, go up slowly, inch by inch.
-Don't try to sway your hips. It will naturally happen.

There's some good points. Someone once pointed out to me, that I can even strut in flats.
It's all in the way you walk, not the shoes you wear.
Unless you wear flip-flops. No one walks well in flip-flops. They always make noise and snap back to your foot. Things can easily get caught in them. But I digress.
One foot in front of the other, one step at a time. Don't rush, don't take huge strides, you're just walking.
No go put on your cutest pumps and try it. I know you wanna. :)


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

And the winner is...

Apparently my Momma decided she didn't want to make waffle mittens so I win the race.
I have one done, and I'm quickly advancing in getting the second done.
It snowed here today so I'm guessing it's definitely time for the mittens.
School is overwhelming right now, but I'm getting stuff done. I just have to be a little more camera friendly I think. Working on my organizing skills too.
I will write about something more important soon. Or entertaining.


Monday, September 20, 2010

It's a hoot!

I just want to give a shout out to a trend that's being sly, but is very around.
I first started seeing owls in accessories about six months ago, and it's still here.
I'm not sure why these are the birds of the season, because with the colours I would have guessed something more like a peacock would be appropriate.
These are my cute owl earrings.
So even though it seems to be a random foul, I'm okay with the cuteness of these.
Everyone should have something worth hooting about.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Apparently Lady Gaga got bored with just eating meat.
She had to wear it. Raw.
Is it real or fake? Either way PETA is pissed.
Check it out.


How concerned are you?

Here's a question I've pondered on from time to time. Ethical clothing vs. Fast Fashion. Basically do you want clothes made by people working in a sweatshop or would you feel bad after knowing the conditions in which your garments were made?
I've always been a little concerned and have even boycotted a few stores. I am just as guilty as the rest though for shopping fast fashion. My strategy is usually not too have something everyone else is wearing.
That doesn't mean though that my clothes weren't made by someone who really didn't want to be there but needed that extra dollar a day.
There's a bit of a debate right now on where the future of fashion is going. Will we continue to just buy and not concern ourselves with the where or how? Or will we think twice about the garments we buy and put some thought into supporting ethically produced brands?
This is not the same as green oriented but the way the clothes are made and the labour conditions the company or brand has. It's not what they are made of but how.

Quite a few people think that within the next five years even we may see a significant change in the way we go about purchasing our clothes. I'm not sure if I agree a significant change will occur in such a short time, but I do believe some changes will be seen. The first step though, as always, will be awareness and breaking through the apathy.

Are you concerned?


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just Dance

Back in school and so far I'm overwhelmed.
To start off the day I put my camera card through the wash. Thankfully it's a tough one and still works.
Also, I may have been the only person to have ever been kept up by a goldfish all night.
Yes Oscar felt the need to play with and pop the little bubbles on the top of the water all night.
My goldfish is noisy.

On other topics, my laptop does not have an O drive and will not find one. Which makes grabbing my assignments difficult.

So I'm patiently waiting on tonight to arrive for yoga. It will be much appreciated.

In the meantime though, I'm going to continue threatening my laptop until it works.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

"Now I need home for a rest!"

Well that was exhausting!
Had some great times in NYC with my Momma :)
Won't be too long before we go back again.
Cute new sweater from DKNY to go with my gloves.
So I have some pictures of NYC which I will post in a bit, but for now I will post pictures of the clothes I bought!

My new cashmere lined gloves I bought at Saks Fifth Avenue(!)

My Japanese (?) wooden sandals. From the very cute Kiteya shop in Soho.

Brand new Fossil purse from the Times Square location.
Awesome people work in that store, good times @ FNO.

Well that is all for now. I did get a FNO t-shirt as well and few other things.

We also hit a quilt store on W 25th that I happened to buy just a few things at. I'm going to make a wall-hanging of a NYC fabric.
There was also a little store called Purl Soho (in Soho.. lol) that had a lot of yarn and reproduction fabrics to so we went haywire there as well.
Came home with a lot of clothes and a lot of projects, should keep me busy. Currently making some waffle mittens out of my new knitting book. We'll see who will have them done first, me or my Momma. It's a race!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Wiped out!

Oh my word that was an experience.
Fun but I am sooo tired now. Bought so much these last few days I will put pictures on when I get back tomorrow!
For now though I'm going to pack then sleep to catch an early flight tomorrow morning.
I don't think I could stay any longer, I'm running low on funds!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Too much to do!

So little time!
And here I lay in bed wasting it! Oh well, the beds comfy and the rest is well needed.
But soon I will be out exploring this grand city.
Walked around when we arrived here last night, just the Times Square area and even until about 1 a.m. this place is still hopping!
It was ridiculous.
Can't wait for tomorrow the big FNO!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"I'm leaving, on a jet plane... "

Almost there!
On my way to New York. Currently held up at Pheonix, apparently the plane had a malfunction (which they figured out about five seconds before take-off).
Found a new plane though, so things are still rolling along.
This is going to be Fantasmic!

I doubt I qill be able to close my suitcase on the way back, and will probably be staying for at least half a day longer now. Which is completely neccessary.
Can't wait to wear my new boots.
Will post pictures soon.


Monday, September 6, 2010

This is how we do it!

"I know it sounds absurd, please tell me who I am." -Supertramp, The Logical Song

So I went shopping. Again. I'm not sure why but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
I did manage to find some new boots now that I guess you can say I "needed".
I bought cropped pants last week and I don't have any tall boots to fit nicely under them.
Today I fixed that problem, it only took me about two hours and ten shoe stores to actually find a pair of boots I like that actually came in my size. Just so you know I'm a tiny person with really teeny feet. I have a size five (US sizes).
Finally I found a pair of Miss Sixty boots (on sale!) in my size that looked good and aren't painful either.
I love them.
This is me in my new boots. Looking like a special kid.
I'm also wearing my new cool toque with a pom-pom on top.

Two sleeps until New York! Be jealous!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

And with the times...

It's coffee, coffee makes the world go round. I figured it out.
On the topic of round, I watched part of the Dior (A/W 2010) and those are some big skirts!
I didn't think they were going to make it past each other on the runway. Frightening.

Anyway some things I learned. Frills/ruffles/feathers anything to give it at least three inches of texture that is shooting out. Colours everywhere, and I don't mean soft pastels I mean the colours you can still see when it's dark.
Gloves! Everyone needs to have long gloves! Some of these started to look like rubber gloves (hence the colours) but I have a feeling you will not be washing the dishes in these.
The sandals were strappy and high also in every colour.
Hemlines were still kept at a decent length, and if it wasn't a big huge skirt, chances were it was a hobble. These clothes are not for running in.

So to sum up: GLOVES!, colours, and textures made from anything (I thought one dress resembled a sponge but maybe Mr. Squarepants was making his debut on the catwalk).

Check it out. It's very entertaining.