Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’
Sometimes we forget that fashion is about expressionism, it’s meant to be fun, not a daunting task of who wore it best. As fashion often imitates art, in this case I have picked out editorials that imitate yoga. So, roll out your mat to the most fashionable Hatha yoga class you’ve ever dropped in on.
Right now, something about a low back seems very appealing to me. Maybe it’s the weather warming up and a seven day forecast that lives only in the 20s, either way I’m drawn to this style as of late. Although I’m fairly thin, a plunging back never really seemed to be something I thought I could pull off; it may be my fear of going sans bra, or it may be a certain insecurity to bare it all, something that I feel would only bring more attention to my small frame. Regardless, I really think this is something I’m going to try this summer! Have you taken the plunge yet?
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In effort to make DIY/crafting my new hobby, this weekend I successfully completed another amazing DIY. This project was even more fun because it involves fashion! The tie dye denim look is perfect for any pair of jeans that have lost their way in your closet and need to be revived. I know most of you have at least one pair of jeans you don’t wear — I have approximately 12 pairs of jeans, but mostly wear two or three.
What you’ll need:
- dark denim
- rubber bands
- rubber gloves
First, soak your jeans in a bucket of water, this will ensure that your denim creates maximum absorbency.
Next tie jeans with multiple elastic bands. It’s recommended to use thick rubber bands, so since I was unable to find these, I used clothing elastic instead. Start at the legs and twist and tie denim with bands. The more rubber bands you use, the more blue that will be left.
Fill your bucket with 1 part bleach, 2 parts water. My bucket was filled about half-way full. Use rubber gloves to immerse the jeans in the solution and if needed use some sort of weight to keep the jeans completely immersed. This way you won’t have to rotate the denim. Check on the colour of the denim occasionally, I bleached my jeans for about 2 hours to achieve a light, almost white denim colour.
When you are satisfied with the bleached colour, carefully cut off all elastic bands, and wash jeans immediately. Be sure to wash alone and use detergent. Hang to dry, and you’re done! One last step is to put your washing machine through another wash cycle with nothing in it to ensure all bleach is cleared from the machine.
So excited to wear these all summer long! These pair perfectly with classic black and white t-shirts, flats and booties. Enjoy!
Although I missed the live screening of Aritzia’s Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show, I did find time today to browse through the runway photos to pick out my favorite pieces. I have to say, I am in LOVE with the entire Talula spring/summer 2011 collection and it is quickly replacing Wilfred as my favorite line. Here are my favorite looks from Talula:
Also, as I type this I am realizing that our friend Tess is the model in the third photo. Isn’t she pretty? You can view the entire spring/summer lookbook here.
Not only is school out for summer, but in less than a week school is out for ever. Let’s go to the beach!
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- Fashion terms and trends that must die in 2009: pop up shops, spending guilt and the term “boyfriend” (LA Times).
- A summary of the past decade in fashion (The National).
- Best and worst trends of 2009. Best: stockings, over-the-knee boots, and celebrity collaborations. Worst: fringed heels, harem pants, and Ed Hardy (National Post).
- Toronto fashion Ins and Outs (Now Magazine).