December 31st, 2009

continued…

6. The Wolf Shirt

“Pros: Fits my girthy frame, has wolves on it, attracts women 
Cons: Only 3 wolves (could probably use a few more on the ‘guns’), cannot see wolves when sitting with arms crossed, wolves would have been better if they glowed in the dark.”

This is just one of the many hilarious reviews the Three Wolf Moon Shirt received inspiring a trend phenomenon. Rather than becoming popular the conventional way, from the runway or as street-style, the wolf shirt started as a popular internet joke that spread quickly. To be a part of the joke, people purchased the shirt, which boosted sales of The Three Wolf Moon up 2,300%.


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December 30th, 2009

I sit here in the Prairies boyfriend-less and friend-less and will
do so on New Year’s Eve. This is a lesson to you all: don’t let
your mother book your flight, she won’t let you go! So while
I am playing board games with my family everyone better
be having a fun time. To get you in the party mood during the
day you should don something twinkly and weather-appropriate, like these knee highs! Whether you wear them with oxfords, heels or peeking out the top of your boots this easy DIY project will have you and those around you ready to take on the town.
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December 28th, 2009

One of my favourite things to do is interpret a current trend using vintage and thrifted items (i.e. inexpensive), like finding my vintage leather jacket for $30 after leather bombers became so popular. From my outfits you can tell I’m not a complete (for lack of a better phrase) trend whore, but I think it’s important to participate in trends while wearing what you love to help develop your personal style.


I have developed a collection, report, whatever you want to call it for 2009 and 2010. These trend posts will are divided into five parts: the biggest trends of 2009, what trends have made an appearance this year that will blossom in 2010, and trends in 2010 that will emerge.


This list is a combination of streetstyle I find in blogs, looks from the runway, and celebrity style.

1. The Bold Shoulder


Designer Christophe Decarnin of Balmain brought the bold shoulder back. This body part seems to be featured about every forty years from on and before the 1890s, 1930s & 40s with Joan Crawford, and the 1980s with the power suit and are back with a vengeance. Although many people compare the modern shoulder movement to the 80s, the more streamlined version is more reminiscent of the 1940′s suits. The bold shoulder from Balmain became so popular celebrities like Rihanna and Beyonce and even the late Michael Jackson immediately got their hands on it, making it the ultimate “diva” symbol. Predictably, mainstream stores such as Zara and H&M quickly made their own versions so the masses could be a part of the trend. The bold shoulder is a fun and powerful trend which can easily be found at your local thrift and vintage store, the question is, are you bold enough?


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December 23rd, 2009

My first DIY post featuring projects from my Cool Couture
Remake book
had so many votes that I’m going to continue to
do all of them! I’m home for Christmas and I forgot my book
(eek!) so I had to use extra brain power to figure out the Balloon
Silhouette and included instructions for an ultra simple version
(#6) of this DIY.
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December 20th, 2009

Hi! If you’re wondering why I’m not blogging as often I’m on vacation! I’m home with family and friends this holiday but I’ll be posting a DIY Tuesday so please check back on December 22, 2009!

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December 15th, 2009

The End Result!


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The bootstraps are done! I can say with complete honesty that this was one of my easiest DIYs. Thanks to everyone helping me decide on which option to do from last week! I really pleased with the results and while you read this I’m probably showing this DIY off to Airport Security after they ask me to remove my boots. I’ll have to redirect the security officers to my blog for the instructions…
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December 13th, 2009

There’s nothing like finding the perfect basic piece at a thrift store. Especially when they are black boots that cost $4. The ladies at the cash register agreed that these black beauties were a steal and eyed them up in a way that made me feel like a jealous girlfriend – keep your hands where I can see them girls and nobody gets hurt.


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These Bandolino boots were rescued from Double Take Thrift Store on Gerrard and Parliament, Toronto.

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December 8th, 2009

The Project


I have had these boots for about three years, I got them from
the ultra-glam store, Sears, but they have been my reliable
go-to-boots for when the weather gets too cold. Last year I decided to pimp them by adding these studs. I liked the result at the time but I think I want to do something different this season. Below you will find the instructions for this DIY and my new proposal! Help!
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December 6th, 2009
1/24 Slide Ab Fab
photo: blogs.suntimes.com

Eddy – ‘Patsy used to out with Keith Moon, sweetie.’
Patsy – ‘Sort of. You know I woke up underneath him in a hotel bedroom once.’
Eddy – ‘Yeah… That was going-steady in the sixties.’

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December 4th, 2009

One of my favourite things to do is select the “vintage” tag on Chictopia and browse through some amazing style. These lovely ladies caught my eye on Chictopia, I love how they have incorporated vintage into their wardrobes. Inspiring!

Nadiyah from FrouFrou


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Her blog

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