In celebration of (finally) receiving my first credit card, as well as my 20th birthday coming up in 10 days, I though I’d compile a list of things I’ve been eyeing recently. No doubt the dangerous combination of a new credit card and birthday time self-indulgences are a bad one, but I for one, welcome uninhibited online shopping…and bill paying…with open arms. Adulthood, here I come!
1. Vlieger and Vandam Guardian Angel gun clutch
2. Zana Bayne petite leather harness
3. D&G 3 L’Imperatrice
4. Nixon’s “The Kensington”
5. Cards Against Humanity
6. Zara heels
7. 3D Sculpeo skull case
As usual, when reality enters a dream-like state that far rivals that of the enticing virtual expanse that is the internet, I slowly retract from myself from my laptop and various social media outlets, and instead invest that time into more social human interactions and outdoor activities (ie. actually leaving the house) than I am accustomed to. Welcome to my summer life post-first-year-uni.
I’ve been back in Winnipeg for about two and a half weeks now, but it seems like much longer. Nothing beats homemade eats, being back in your own house and seeing some of your favourite people every day to make it seem like you never really left. Because really, even with my head in Toronto, my roots will always remain here in good ol’ Winnipeg (cue barfing noises).
Right now I’m looking forward to endless summer days of clear blue skies and canola fields, strawberry picking, cute dates and cuddling, more home cooking, mojito sipping and the getting into most fun/trouble I can get into without being arrested (sorry mom).
Stay tuned. I’m working on blogging more often now that there are more hours of adequate lighting, but I’m not making any solid promises just yet. In the meantime, you can follow me on instagram for visual updates.
Photographed by Jarryd
Wearing a Banana Republic coat, Forever21 tee, random jeans, vintage belt, converse shoes and KayTran sunglasses.
This past month has been absolute madness–major papers due on the same day, countless of hours of lost sleep, pounds of chocolate consumed, and many a moment of just rocking back and forth in the fetal position. Fashion school is not nearly as glamourous as it’s hyped up to be, I assure you. Thankfully, I’ve just about broken free from the eye of the storm, and with the new month starting off on the right foot, I am well on the way of smooth sailing towards the end of my first year at Ryerson! Ahhhh, so many feels!
School stress aside, here’s a quickie post of an outfit I wore over the Easter long weekend. It was absolutely gorgeous outside, and I thought I’d do a nod towards the spring holiday with a bit of pastel peach and a pop of electric blue. Unfortunately the clouds have rolled in again and it’s back to covered up legs for me, but the brief freedom was fun while it lasted. Ah well, summer is upon us, and even sooner is the promise of heading back to good ol’ Winnipeg!
Wearing a thrifted tank top, thrifted white vest, vintage blazer, vintage leather skirt, Forever21 necklace, Casio watch and Nine West sandals.
Amidst staying up late writing potential thesis statements in lieu of going to bed early for an 8AM Art History lecture (for which, I’m writing said thesis for) I thought I’d take a mini break before deciding whether I should continue with my sleep-deprived ways or, you know, actually sleep for more than 4 hours.
Anyways, here’s to a refreshing, slightly-less-textual break from all that academic-blah writing. These three watercolour paintings are an assignment I recently handed in for my illustration class. Each of the three paintings were required to have at least three techniques and two fabric/pattern renderings, all with a common theme or storyline. I focused on the colour red and its connotations and came up with these.
Anger, Passion and Power. Which one’s your fave?
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Tagged anger, colour meaning, fashion illustration, illustration, passion, power, Raezavel Argulla illustration, shades of red, the colour red, watercolour
With my first year of university slowly coming to an end, it’s safe to say that this year has really flown by. Although I’m currently neck-deep in multiple projects and one pesky Art History mid-term for the upcoming month, everything’s coming up roses. After all, why let stress get to you when you can put all that energy you’d otherwise put into worrying, into the tasks at hand? There’s literally nothing left for me to do but to work hard, because before I know it, two months will have sped by and it’ll be summer break!
As for these photos, my lovely friend Brianna and I decided to take advantage of the nicer weather, take a walk around the neighbourhood and have a little fun. We didn’t have a lot of time, but I think Brianna captured the mood du jour quite well–a sunny disposition despite all seriousness.
Photographed by Brianna Toswill
Wearing a thrifted shirt, Costa Blanca leather jacket (old), vintage belt and bag, pleather skirt from Hush boutique in Winnipeg, American Apparel sheer leggings, Vince Camuto boots, and Forever21 necklaces.
I first found out about KayTran Eyewear last year when I was flipping through the pages of Flare’s May 2012 issue (non-coincidentally the same one I was featured in). Needless to say, after a meeting up with the lovely designer and entrepreneur herself and trying on a few pairs, I was hooked! As a person who’s always had trouble finding sunglasses that didn’t slide off my nose or dig into my cheekbones, Kathy’s line of specifically designed chic shades were heaven sent.
Imagine my excitement when Kathy emailed me in December, asking if I’d do the honour of styling and starring in KayTran’s spring relaunch–of course I couldn’t turn down the opportunity!
The shoot itself was loads of fun, despite the freezing rain that day. Not to mention, It was absolutely lovely to work with such a talented team. Major props to photographer Monique Wiendels and hair/makeup artist Summer O’Grady for working their magic.
You can check out the rest of the campaign and shop KayTran’s line up on their website HERE.
I figured since I spend so much time in school (or slaving away after school, for that matter) that I’d share some of the work I’ve done recently. This was an assignment I handed in last Friday for my illustration class, where we were required to recreate a fashion image by rendering the various textures through the use of found objects.
The imaged I based my illustration on is from a brilliantly styled editorial entitled Fatale, starring one of my fave girls, Ginta Lapina. It’s from the November 2012 issue of Numèro that one of my friends so thoughtfully gifted me as a Secret Santa present back in December. Wish I could’ve done the rest of outfits in this shoot, too… You can never have enough black leather, fur, sequins, jewels and gold chains, am I right ?!
Check out the rest of the editorial here.