Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I absolutely love literal, eccentric, unique jewelry. For me, hoop earrings, lockets, diamond studs, and pearl necklaces never really did the trick. I was always drawn to more eye-catching creations. I have posted some jewelry before, like a skull bracelet and a ring that is a finger tip and those are things that I love because they are so simple yet so creative. I am repeating myself now so instead of doing that I will post my newest acquisition. A chain link necklace, I love how it looks as though I went to a hardware store bought chain links and threw it on my neck (which, lets be honest, I kinda wish I had thought of doing). Hmm, perhaps I will do my accessory shopping at Home Depot?
Posted by Arielle. at 9:50 PM
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Recently I have been making a conscious effort to only buy clothes if I am absolutely 100% in love with them. There have been so many instances in the past when I have bought something because it looks so beautiful, but it didn't look so beautiful on me. I have also committed the shopping error of buying because "maybe, sometime" I will get around to wearing it, or I will make a impulse purchase to avoid that god forsaken moment when you put on an outfit and realize, what you did not buy would go perfectly. But alas, it has happened all to many times that months down the road I peer into my closet and see that item with the price tag dangling off of it and my good intentions turned out to be a big waste of money. So now, armed with my new found mentality I stumbled upon a little boutique called "Utopia" as I began browsing I picked up some printed leggings, a white knit dress, and some green harem pants. I was fitting-room bound until my eyes landed on a Cheap Monday jean jacket. I did some quick math in my head (not my strong suite might I add) and realized that I could buy some crazy leggings, a knit dress I would wear once, twice if its lucky and some hammer pants OR I could buy this quality jacket that I could wear with everything, anywhere. I quickly dropped what I had and put on the jacket, which fit like a glove. Shopping is full of lessons and this time it was quality over quantity!
Posted by Arielle. at 2:44 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sometimes (no most times) when I am reading magazines I like to cover up the designer and see if I can guess who created the clothing. Soo nerdy I know but, my guesses are based purely on the aesthetic of the designer. Sometimes I guess a lot, sometimes none. But most times I can guess one designer correctly, because his creations are completely and totally unique to him. I think we all know that this is the one and only Marc Jacobs. Some designers shift their point of views and each collection is different from the next. With Marc Jacobs there is always a common thread of spunk and edginess that is completely cohesive throughout every single piece of clothing he has created. The inspiration for this post was the dress below, which I saw in Elle magazine a long time ago and what do you know, I knew exactly who had designed it the moment I laid eyes on the dress. This particular dress is gorgeous, completely unique and screams Marc Jacobs.
Posted by Arielle. at 12:46 PM
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This is completely cliche, I know. But! I must declare my love for the Olsen twins. Being a petite person myself, I love how they dress and make being petite desirable. A lot of times, I will try something and it just doesn't look quite right because of my stature. On top of that, the Olsen twins are always fashion forward. They don't adhere to trends, they set them. And that is what any budding fashionista has to respect. So, for my pleasure and yours here are some photos of the Olsen twins street style. (P.S: I would die for that Prada fringe bag)
Monday, July 12, 2010
My favorite accessories without a doubt are bags. I have more than enough but I feel like I always need more. A long time ago I stumbled across Longchamp bags, particularly the classic "le pliage" bag. While simplicity and versatility are great aspects of any bag what really struck me was the collaboration between Longchamp and Jeremy Scott (famous for lady gaga's mickey mouse glasses). He took the same shape of the famous longchamp bag and used interesting patterns to make the bag stand out. While I love all of the collaborations between Longchamp and jeremy scott, the floral "le pliage" bag with airplanes is my favorite 100%. Pictured is the classic bag followed by some of the many collaborations.
Posted by Arielle. at 11:40 AM
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Now, I usually am not the one to make definitive statements like this but, it must be done. I believe I have stumbled upon two of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry that, I personally, have ever seen. One thing about me, however, is that I absolutely adore obscure, eccentric, truly unique jewelry. A lot of times I will see a piece and think "why didn't I think of that?" because the piece is usually derived from something so simple. Like a snake slithering around a finger ring. These two pieces did not make me do that, because instead of wondering why I didn't think of them, I am too busy wondering where I can get them. The first bracelet is by Delfina Delettrez, if the picture isn't clear its basically a bracelet that resembles the hand skeleton. The second ring (if you can call it that) is by Cornelia Webb.
Posted by Arielle. at 11:30 PM
When I decided to start a blog, I knew one thing for sure. I knew that I loved fashion and I have a vast array of knowledge on the subject. One thing though is that when you start something that is a creative outlet a part of you wants it not only to be purely creative, but also a huge success. 20-something girls like myself are bombarded by fashion blogs from the sartorialist, to facehunter, to lookbook. We all look to sites like those as guides to what we want our blogs to be. I think sometimes we forget that the point of it is to express yourself and who you are, and if people like it then you can say you have been successful. I know personally, at times I want to post something just to do it. So I peruse other blogs seeing what is out there. But that's not really the point is it? The point is for me to be personally inspired and share my inspiration with others. If that comes to me five times a day or once a month then that is how often my blog will be updated. I hope that in the future I never resort to stumbling upon other people's inspiration and chalking it up to my own, because thats not art and that is what this whole thing really is. Right?
Posted by Arielle. at 10:27 PM
Friday, July 9, 2010
I live in Canada and for those of you who don't we have this little thing called The Bay or HBC or Hudson's Bay Company. It is the first department store ever in Canada and it is a part of Canadian history. And nowadays you can find some cute stuff from time to time. The Bay really stepped up it's game when it was announced that the 2010 winter Olympics would be held in Vancouver. The Bay began collaborating with Toronto designers "Smythe" among many others. What they did was truly outstanding. If you didn't know about the bay, you would surely recognize the point blanket with it's white background and blue, yellow, green and red stripes. Smythe took this blanket and turned it into a beautiful coat that I desperately want!
Posted by Arielle. at 1:36 PM