Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MAC loves lace

"Indulge in a singular new colour collection created from the haute courture's enduring obsession with the allure of fine French lace. This salon intimate colour is both delicate and bold -- boudoir intimacy combined with sophisticated evening drama. From $14. SHOP NOW."

just last post i mentioned how big lace was getting, and what do you know? MAC goes along and creates a collection dedicated to the allure of fine French lace. there are six looks already created for you by MAC, and they're versatile enough for whether you like the dramatics or not.

my favourite look is the original 'love lace' one, not only because i'm a huge sucker for anything that's within the colour range of grey to navy blue, but also since i lovelovelove the look of nude lips! the 'hypnotizing' look gives off a dreamy, flirty vibe which i am liking too.


Eye Shadows: Suave Intentions, Pincurl, Love Lace $14.50 USD

Lipstick: Pretty Please $14 USD

and since christmas is just a day away, these would also make great last-minute stocking stuffers. check out the rest of the collection!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

i want your ugly, i want your disease

between checking my facebook (farmville, anyone?) and procrastinating on my homework, i love to window-shop online. being broke and credit card-less, it's mainly for inspiration and to give myself ideas of what to look for when i do get money and want to splurge on new goodies. i've been seeing this for months and months now and certain it won't go away soon, i think it's high time i blog about it!


lace was big during the fall '08 RTW season, but it's definitely waaayyy bigger now. stores like urban outfitters and american apparel have special sections on their websites dedicated to lace for the beginning of this holiday season--claiming it to be perfect for layering. not just for bras and panties anymore, it can be seen as blouses, tanks, shorts and even on shoes, adding that extra oomph to any ensemble. i'm a big sucker for lace tights (honestly, i think they can go with just about anything if you can pull it off) and it's just so fun. here are my favourite pieces from around the www:

Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Lace Bustier Dress $58 USD

American Apparel Nylon Spandex Stretch Floral Lace Bra $16 USD / $22 CAD

Topshop Lace Panel Dress by Rare $100 USD

Topshop Lurex Lace Scarf $20 USD

Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Lace Bodysuit $38 USD

Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Lace Bralette $20 USD

Urban Outfitters Cheap Monday Black Lace Tight Jean $65 USD

Nasty Gal Stylestalker One Shoulder Lace Dress $148 USD

Forever 21 Mismatch Lace Leggings $23 CAD

Forever 21 Sabiya Lace Boot $39.80 USD

personally i think the jeans are totally NOT worth the money, especially since it looks kind of tacky. i say DIY your own pair! you'll save both $$ and it will be a total original :)

now your turn: do you think lace is hot, or not?


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

it's raining, it's pouring

i know canada is known for being the "great WHITE north" and all, but it's nearing the end of december and there are still no traces of snow! at least not where i am. and even though i don't like snow (i live in the city, so it becomes slush, and that's just uber annoying to walk in), it's just not really right without it during the holidays/festive season. you walk into malls that are all prettily decorated and you've got those huge sale signs in store windows with snowflakes and snowmans but there aren't actually any's just not right.

but what's even more not right is that instead of snow, we're getting rain. and i am a totally snow > rain person because at least you don't have to be afraid of getting drenched or carrying that annoying umbrella in your bag. convenience is key!

i was lurking around dollar store crafts (i don't think DIY has ever been cheaper) and found this super cute tutorial on how to jazz up your plain umbrella! i don't use those types of umbrellas, and mine is actually quite cute already (it has apples on it! i love you H&M) but this is a great idea. i also know for a fact that those kinds of umbys are much, much stronger and sturdier against rain+wind days and come on...IT'S ONLY A DOLLAR TO MAKE! (well, a little more if you don't have a spare umbrella around but i have dollar stores that sell umbys for $1)


the site also offers good ideas for general DIY no matter what the budget, so check it out!

i've been a little M.I.A. just because i was focusing on my photography and school work. i don't think i've ever been this busy in my life! it is a good and bad thing. maybe sometime in the future will show some of my photos? i don't know :P

(chloe- better late than never? ;)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

spring 2010: Isabel Marant

coming from someone who has really broad shoulders, i love the focus on it this season! this collection is so chic and flirty; the embellishments on the jackets are just great.

Monday, October 12, 2009

spring 2010: Yves Saint Laurent

i quite liked this collection, but the strawberry and cherry pieces left me baffled... it could be viewed as a little romantic but fruits? really?

spring 2010: Chanel

chanel is perfection. karl lagerfeld is genius.
clogs, tweed suits, pretty blouses, girly lace, ruffles and chiffon.