Friday, September 30, 2011

the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Very early tomorrow morning, I am heading to the airport to fly to London, England. London is my favourite place in the entire world. I have been fortunate enough to have traveled there four times before, but I have really been looking forward to this trip. I will be spending a week in London, and then three days in Paris. I am really excited to go to Paris, as I have never been before! I love traveling. So far in my life, I've been able to do a fair amount of it. It seems that every time I save up a bit of money, I'm spending it on a trip somewhere. It's worth it though.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

kiss goodbye summer.

I have been avoiding the end of summer as much as possible. Despite the fact that it is nearly October (how did that happen??), I am still struggling with accepting the changing season. As a way to get myself to accept that it is fall, this post is all about fall inspirations.There are a lot of big things coming up for me in October. I am traveling, have exciting plans made with good friends, my birthday is at the end of the month, and then of course there is Halloween! I am optimistic.

Monday, September 26, 2011

everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

I love writing about makeup. Which is why this post is a makeup look of the day and a foundation review. Ready to find out more about the look above? Read a drugstore foundation review? Keep reading....

Sunday, September 25, 2011

love and hate.

Sometimes fashion goes right and doesn't. That is what inspired my latest post here on the creation of beauty is art. One of these looks is a love and one is definitely a hate. Be sure to sound off in the comment section below and let me know what you think of these outfits.

Friday, September 23, 2011

a little bit of everything.

Tonight, I went to dinner and saw Moneyball with a friend. It was a nice, relaxed evening. The movie was pretty good too, so that was good! For my outfit, I went very casual, with a loose-fitting ruffled blouse, and a pair of grey skinny jeans. Nothing fancy! I attempted to take a couple of outfit shots before leaving. So on that note, here they are.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

hairstyle tribute: the bun!

My hair has started to grow out, and I don't have a hair appointment scheduled until next week. As a result, my go-to hairstyle lately has been a bun! It is chic, cute, and really simple. I usually braid the sides and tuck them into the bun, or tease my bangs and create a little pouf on the top of my head. I love that with such a simple style, there are still so many options!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

it's always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.

Yesterday, my mom and I traveled to Montreal to see "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It was a long day - five hours on the train each way - but definitely a great experience. The exhibit was truly beautiful. It was amazing to see Jean Paul Gaultier's couture designs up close and personal! Completely overwhelming! Here are some of my photos from the trip, and a few of my favourite designs from the exhibit. (My personal favourite is the second last photo, the dress with an animal pelt made up entirely of beading. Stunning!)

Any favourites? What do you think of Jean Paul Gaultier's work?

Monday, September 19, 2011

mini-makeup tutorial: britney spears

Today, I decided to recreate a Britney Spears makeup look! I immediately fell in love with this look, from the dress Britney wore, (the colour!) and her flawless makeup. I love that it ties in the colour of the dress, but doesn't look too matchy-matchy.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

my top five: emmy's red carpet.

The best part of any award show is the red carpet. It's always fun to see the best (and worst!) dressed stars as they make their way to the event. Here is who I was loving at this years awards!

Friday, September 16, 2011

blushing is the color of virtue.

There is something bewitching about blush. I love the way it can completely pull together a makeup look, or change it from day to night with a few simple sweeps across the cheeks. With each shade, are endless possibilities. It is only in the last couple of years I really started wearing blush. Previously, I owned one neutral colour I wore only on occasion. As my love for makeup has grown over the years, so has my appreciation for blush! As it is now, I have a bit of an obsession. I own a lot of different shades by a lot of different brands, and I am always willing to try out a new blush colour!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

fashion tribute: annalynne mccord

Last night was the season premiere of 90210. I watched the original series when I was growing up, so it was inevitable that I would give the re-make a try! The show really pulled together in the latter half of the first season, and it has been fantastic since!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

every moment of your life is a fresh start.

Despite the fact that it is rainy and gray outside, and work is....well, what it is, my day was filled with beauty. This post is dedicated to the little things that kept me going today.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

outfit of the day post.

Last night, my friend and I went to dinner and couple of movies. Despite the fact that I accidentally fell asleep during the second movie, (It was Bucky Larson, so I am sure it was no great loss....) it was a really great night! This is what I wore for the night out...

Friday, September 9, 2011

buying makeup is my addiction.

Lately I have been trying to be good with my money. It is important to make smart purchases and that is what I intended to do. I went to the drugstore to buy an essential - toothpaste. However, I ended up buying a bunch of makeup as well. Such is my life! Here is what I bought:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

love it or leave it?

The always stunning Emma Watson attended the GQ Men Of The Year Awards in London earlier this week. She wore a voluminous plaid dress and black jacket, studded shoes, and a statement bracelet.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

tribute: mary-kate and ashley magazine

In 2001, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen started mary-kate and ashley magazine. It was released bi-monthly and lasted three issues. Some may scoff and say the venture was a failure, but this magazine had a huge impact on my life.Whether it was my desperate hope that I may one day look like Mary-Kate or Ashley, this magazine began my interest in fashion. I devoured each page and picture, wondering if I could ever be that girl.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

the soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.

As much as I love Jersey Shore, I was not a fan of Deena Cortese's rainbow coloured VMA dress. Instead of being fun, it came across as quite tacky. (Though that may have more to do with combination of the hair, makeup and dress....or the fact that it is Deena.) Despite this, it really inspired me! I have become really interested in rainbow colours. With summer coming to a close, I am clinging to the every vibrant colour I can!

Monday, September 5, 2011

blogging award!

The lovely Erika, who runs Fashion Herbal Soup awarded me with this really cute blog award! You can check out her amazing blog here!

Here are the rules!

1. Thanks and link back to the person who awarded you
2. Write 7 random things about yourself
3. Spread the love to 15 other bloggers

Sunday, September 4, 2011

our minds want clothes as much as our bodies.

Today I was feeling very 80's inspired. I decided to rock the dangling cross/stud earring combo, wore a jacket with shoulder pads, my new Material Girls ruffled shorts, and a pair of cropped leggings. I'm not entirely sure why I woke up in the 80s today, but I am certain that my ultimate 80s crush, Corey Feldman, would have approved.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

makeup tutorial: sucker punch

I watched Sucker Punch a few weeks ago. I know this is probably old news, by oh my goodness, the makeup! I loved the movie itself - visually it simply beautiful. The film was dark, dramatic and daring. However, the entire movie, I could not stop admiring Baby Doll's makeup. It was dramatic, but beautiful. It captured the characters innocence, but still looked sexy.

Friday, September 2, 2011

books belong to the eyes that see them.

Bookstores are my weakness. I made a promise to myself not to buy any new books until I finished the ones I have....this plan backfired. Chapter's had this great sale - buy three books, get the fourth free. I planned on buying four books, but left with eight. Oops?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

i stood in Venice, on the bridge of sighs, a palace and a prison on each hand.

I came across this stunning campaign the other day. It is fueled by romance, whimsy, and seduction. Woven into each photograph is a rich and arresting story. The campaign is the Fall 2011, Americana Manhasset and is entitled Venice Unmasked. Perhaps you will have a similar reaction to the photographs.