Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Confessions of a Hoarder

So, I was looking through my closet & realized I am a HOARDER!
Definition of Hoarder: Humans may lose the desire to throw away unneeded items because of a feeling of attachment to these items.(wikipedia)

Yes Yes That is me. :( However, I've realized maybe it's not such a bad thing. Most of the clothes I have are probably not biodegradable & no body would want to buy them. So, why don't I find a new place to wear it too or reinvent it!

Article #1 Beauty & the Beast T-shirt

So I absolutely love this shirt. Unfortunately, I outgrew it & can't find the heart to throw it away. So a great IDEA that I had was to cut out that adorable picture & sew it on a plain shirt I have elsewhere in my closet that I probably don't wear. So I get to keep something old & make something new.

Article #2 The Prom Dress

So I got a custom made prom dress. I wore it only once in my life & it has been hanging in my closet ever since. Now I know no one would want to my rustic old dress. However, I got another great IDEA. I can just turn the bottom into a skirt & the top part into a blouse & wear it with different pants or shirts. I get the best of both worlds by wearing something with sentimental value & everyday casual.

Article# 3 The sheer black shimmer sweater
The meaning of sheer means slightly transparent & easily tearable :( Now all I'm left with is a sweater with a hole on the elbow. But hey, I got another great IDEA! I shall turn this sweater into a vest. I would feel like a slightly fashionable school girl but I never owned a vest, so it might be a nice thing to try.

Article# 4 The dress I bought because it was on sale!
I bought this from the Le Chateau Outlet because it was 90% off. Seriously, who can pass up that deal. Although, I stare at this dress wondering when I'm going to wear it, I continue just staring. So, I got a final great IDEA! How about I use the fabrication of this dress & reinvent it into something I can wear everyday. I was thinking of using the skirt & adding the sheer fabric onto a plain black dress I have sitting in my closet. The best of both worlds again.

Finally, I have cleaned out some of my closet. Instead of throwing the clothes away, which is detrimental to the environment. I just recreated them to make the most of my money. Although, this is a small step for sustainability, It's a big leap for humanity. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Raise the Rhythm

So there is an event happening this sunday! It's to raise money for Autism Speaks. It's also a showcase for performers, dance companies & up & coming designers. The best thing is that they are all local, right here in Toronto.
You get to socialize, come out for a great cause & be in the know about local performers, companies & designers.
It's a great way to network.
So be sure to check it out!


Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Love

I was feeling a little blue about winter & decided to freshen it up.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Eco Chic. Part 2

Here are a few canadian eco shops listed by flare magazine.

10 Best Canadian Eco-Shops 2013 http://www.flare.com/fashion/10-best-canadian-eco-shops/

Monday, March 25, 2013

The most Fabulous things said by the most Fabulous people!

Success is often achieved by those who don't know failure is inevitable
- Coco Chanel

Follow your instincts & do not let other people's opinion of yourself become your opinion of yourself
- Sarah Jessica Parker
The advantage of fashion is that there is no racism
- Karl Lagerfeld
Fashion is not beautiful, neither is it ugly. Why should it be either? Fashion is Fashion
- Anna Wintour
You look at Katharine Hepburn and her pants suits, you look at Grace Kelly and her incredibly feminine gowns that look like a princess, very fittingly. I look to women like that because I always look for style and not trends. They are two very different things
- Blake Lively

Nothing's impossible; the word itself say's "I'm Possible"
- Audrey Hepburn

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world
-Marilyn Monroe

The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you've got to have a good spirit inside. That's what's really going to make you look like you're ready to rock the world

-Alicia Keys

Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without happiness
-Christian Dior

Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald's, wearing heels to play football. It is personality, confidence & seduction
-John Galliano

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sapphire and studs and stripes...oh my!

The most confusing thing in the world for me was to wear stripes. I finally feel like I'm getting better with them. Any thoughts ?