Thursday, April 30, 2009

Celebrity outfits I would/would NOT wear

So i've decided to have a sort of recurring feature on this blog. I read a lot of celbrity gossip when i'm bored (one can only play so many games of tetris before one begins to dream about little coloured blocks falling neatly into rows). I don't enjoy the gossip so much as i enjoy the picture of celebrities, especially what they are wearing. Sometimes i like 'em, sometimes i don't.

So let's begin!

First: Celebrity outfits i would NOT wear.
[Keyword: NOT!]

Featuring: Vanessa Hudgens

1. She looks generally dirty. As in, unclean...
2. Fringed Uggs? Seriously?
3. You'd think on a Disney Slut salary she could afford to buy something decent to wear, rather than stealing the shirt right off the back of a dingy, obsese homeless man. Poor guy.

Okay, hun... We all know you and Zac Efron bang. You don't need to rub it in our faces by wearing his shirt out afterwards and not bothering to put your pants back on or fix your sex-hair. Jeesh...
[I'm also a firm believer in role models. Isn't she supposed to be one?]

Ms. Hudgens' wardrode in a word? Trash.

And now: Celebrity outfits i WOULD wear!
Featuring: Charlize Theron and Dita van Teese

I feel like Charlize Theron is rather useless as an actress as she's pretty generic. Her redeeming quality for me is the way the girl WORKS a red carpet (with the exception of that heinous large green gown she wore to the Oscars one year...). Anyway, this fress is fab, something i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have. Lace + fitted= Love.

Dita is the definition of glamour and i love it. I love the way she embraces her pale skin and her curves and i would pretty much sell my brother for any single item from her closet. This is Dita grocery shopping. Amazing. I love STRUCTURE (the bag, the tailoring of the dress). I hate how so much current fashion is all flow-y and not fitted and tent-like.

[All photos in this post are from Just Jared]

Expect more posting for the next four months as i am FINISHED FIRST YEAR UNIVERSITY!!!

Love Always,

Friday, April 17, 2009

Exams kill life. Fun websites keep me going...

Just finished a nasty, long, LONG take-home exam. Defining 5 extremely broad terms in less than 200 words each, and two essays. My next exam is on sunday and i have yet to start studying. This is only slightly terrifying. Somehow...

Here is what i am wearing to work this evening. Note the lack of tights because it is a delicious 19 degrees outside!

H&M Dress i bought in NYC last may
Suzy Shier Cardigan
Spring shoes

Speaking of New York, i began reminicing and looking at pictures from that trip (which was amazing, by the way), and came across this:

This is my friend and i singing on a boat tour of New york with the statue of liberty in the background. So awesome.
[I am aware that i look like shit, thx. I had just been on a bus for 6 or 7 hours... with a bunch of rowdy arts school students. I believe that explains it.]

I figure this should be a light-hearted post as many of those i have posted so far have included srs ishoesz.

5 of my fav websites!
1. LOL cats.
2. Perez Hilton. Shameful, i know.
3. Tetris Friends. Slightly less shameful? No? Okay... =(
4. Daddy Likey Blog. This girl is hilarious.
5. Human Rights Watch.Org. Okay, i have to include one serious one... They have really great up-to-date news on Human Rights issues going on as we speak.

That's all i have for ya'll right now. Have a great weekend because i definately will NOT! =)

Love Always,

Saturday, April 11, 2009


"A Virginia high school student faces a two week suspension and possible expulsion for the terrible, terrible crime of... taking her birth control pill. The most atrocious part of this sad affair is that school policy gives the same punishment for carrying a loaded handgun, and even a more lenient policy for possessing heroin.This calls for immediate action. The Fairfax School Board and Virginia's state school board need to rectify this ridiculous policy immediately."
[ Click here for the story]

To say that this infuriates me is beyond an understatement. Birth control/abortion/reproductive health rights are my number one issue that i am most passionate about, and this story in particular is discusting. This girl is being denied her education for being responsible with her sexuality.

Unfortunately, as far as i can tell i can do very little to help as i am not a resident of the U.S.. The story on (which is a fabulous blog that i read regularly), directs you to where you can email state representatives about this issue with the click of a mouse.

Obviously i'm going to try it with a fake address anyway, though :p

Friday, April 10, 2009

Introducing Kate, and many outfits.

I will take this moment to introduce you to Kate, my stuffed Panda that my boy and I made at Build-a-Bear. She is named after Kate Winslet and is a bit of a slut. Yepp.

Kate and i are sad about what we are seeing out the window... What could it be...?
[Gap sweater and American Eagle jeans, just in case ya'll were wondering]

FML. It melted by the end of the day, but STILL. Jeesh.

Obviously i haven't posted in a while. Appologies, however scholarship > blog. I have been taking pictures of my somewhat decent outfits, though. So i will now present those...

American Apparel dress. Spring shoes.

[Sorry about the blur! I was in a rush]
H&M sweater over and Americal Apparel dress. Accessorize scarf [yes, there was a Canadian branch of Accesorize with a few locations accross Canada. I worked there until it was one day left without an owner and went into recievership/closed. Worst day ever, that store was amazing. Whenever i see their ads in british mags i cry a little]

Suzy Shier cardi and black shirt. Gap wool skirt. Accessorize tights.

Sidenote: any silver jewellery you see me wearing is generally from the place i work. I'd rather not disclose the name as i will often bash the company on this blog and would rather not get fired should anyone from there happen to read this...

Love Always,

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My kind of inspiration...

For the last few days i have been heavily emersed in some final projects/essays that are due in less than a week now, so i havent even really thought about posting. However, when i've been bored or distracted from said projects/essays, i have taken to googling photographs of prominent women in history. I'd would like to share with you and comment upon a few of my favs:

This is Anna Ahkmatova, a Russian poet who gained great noteriety during Joseph Stalin's reign of terror (post-WWII) for her anti-communist poetry. She was deeply touched by Stalin's reign, as her husband and son were both sent to work in the Gulags (terrible work camps). Unfortunately, in exchange for her sons freedom, Ahkmatova was forced to publish pro-Stalinist poetry by the state. She is an important figure in women's history due to the way in which the Stalinist regime used her maternal role to control her.
What struck me most about this photograph when it was shown in one of my lectures this week was how much i loved what she was wearing. It looks like this woman had some serious style, on top of some pretty awesome (and flexible) priorities.

I fell in love with Virginia Woolf when i read her short story "Kew Gardens" in my english class this semester, and subsequently studied her as a modernist writer (one of the first to employ a stream of consciousness, etc.) Something i love about both this photograph and the Anna Ahkmatova one is that they were photographed, seemingly, to showcase their nose bumps/prominent noses, something that would now been hidden from cameras.
I respect Virginia Woolf in that she was strong enough not just to write using innovative ideas (hello, she is considered one of the first feminist writers), and reject the established forms of Victorian literature, but also to even get up every morning for almost sixty years (and through two world wars!). You see, dear Virginia was severely depressed (skim her late journals: absolutely heartbreaking), and she ended up drowing herself in a river by wading in with stones in her pockets. In any photograph you will find of Virginia, she looks sad and defeated like this one. The is one photo (a later one, she looks about 50) in which she is semi-smiling, but she appears to basically be saying "fuck my life."

I just love how, in any photograph you find of Coco Chanel, her expression and demeanour screams "I AM SUCH A HUGE BITCH AND YOU FUCKING LOVE IT". I like to think i relate to her in this way. Oh yeah, fashion avant-garde icon blah blah yeah.

Marie Curie. Her life amazes me and i don't even know what number Radium is on the periodic table. Can you imagine what a genius this woman was? Her and her husband devoted their entire lives to science and discovery. If you can get your hands on a copy of the her documentation of discovering Polonium (which she named after her native country, Poland. So cute. i dunno why, i just think that's cute...) and Radium with her husband, READ IT. It's gorgeous. I think it's called "Obtaining Radium".

(all pictures were obtained through google image search)

Love Always,