Nothing Short of Chic: November 2014

21.11.14

Reinventing Summer Staples: Here Comes The Rain Again

 
 LOCATION: VANCOUVER, BC
   
 
Falling on my head like a memory...


I feel sorry for people who have to drive on rainy days. They don't get to splash their boots in puddles or hear the rain dripping on their umbrellas. They don't get to smell wet wood, or smile at fellow raingear-wearing pedestrians. They don't get to have their hair pouf up into a great cloud because of the humidity (okay, kidding about that one). Also, they don't get to see the rain as something beautiful and special -- it's just another obstacle instead of something to enjoy (and if we lived in California, they might; a perk of living in the rainforest is that there are no droughts). Although the rain can be miserable, there is something so comfortable about it. It makes me feel cozy and sleepy and appreciative of the world.

14.11.14

Reinventing Summer Staples: Microfloral and Megafloral


 
 LOCATION: VANCOUVER, BC
   
 
Don't donate that sundress just yet.


I'm sure everyone has summer dresses. And I bet most people have those few dresses that we keep even though they're WAY too short to be considered decent unless they're used as a beach cover-up, or worn over shorts, or worn only on really hot days when everyone's too heat-stricken to care. I have one of those, and I keep it for two reasons: a) it fits really well, the length exempt, and the print works well and the color matches my eyes; b) I don't ever give clothes away unless I'm positive I can't wear them anymore, and I wasn't so sure about this dress...

4.11.14

Reinventing Summer Staples: The $14 Challenge


 
 LOCATION: OKANAGAN, BC
   
 
I challenge you all.


Hello guys! Today I'm sharing something really cool: a challenge. I was subjected to this challenge, and since it's brand new, we tweaked the rules a bit until we had a perfect project.

1.11.14

Happy Hallowe'en: My Costume, Pumpkin, And Munchies!



 
 LOCATION: OKANAGAN, BC
   
 
Hallowe'en is important - it's an excuse to dress up.


Happy Hallowe'en, everyone! I hope you all had just as much fun last night as I did... I want to share my totally awesome 1920's inspired costume that I designed and created. Keep reading for the original croquis design, plus all the angles of the finished costume and makeup, as well as my pumpkin and my favorite All Hallows Eve snacks (besides candy :D)