Latest Obsession: STRIPES

Hey friends! Hope you’re all doing well! Today’s post is all about another SS17 trend that I didn’t bother to mention in my “SS17 Trend Guide”. Why? Good question. Maybe because I thought stripes weren’t that big a deal? Well, I was wrong. STRIPES ARE SO UNDERRATED. I love them! I don’t know what it is about them. Perhaps it ties with my obsession with Paris? Breton stripes are a Parisian thing, right? My current (cause it changes all the freaking time!) dream travel destination is Paris, France. Or anywhere in France! I know it’s probably sounding really cliché but it just looks so amaziinngg! I love all of it. I’m a HUGE Wannabe Parisian, and therefore I need to go.

Anyways, back to the real reason why I’m here. What is that again? .. Just kidding. Stripes. They actually go with absolutely EVERYTHING. Stripes are the ultimate/most awesome pattern because they can be considered a neutral. You can wear them with denim, black, any freaking colour, and with any other pattern too! Now when I say stripes, I’m generally talking about blue and white or black and white stripes. Horizontally or vertically. Here are some pictures:

Do you see?! There are so many ways to wear stripes! These outfits are bomb!! I can’t wait to experiment with stripes this upcoming season. If you couldn’t tell, most of the pictures are from the Fendi SS17 Fashion Show. And let me tell you, Fendi knows how to do stripes. I had to resist sharing photos of every single look that was on Fendi’s runway lol. I also tied in some more wearable looks, but I think Fendi is great inspiration for this trend. I hope this inspires you guys as much as it inspires me! Comment below if you’d like to see a look based on this trend in an upcoming blog post! I may just do it anyway ;p

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! (&Happy Valentines Day!!)

Until next time,

  • Tiny ❤

October Inspiration 2016

I’m here with my fashion inspiration photos of the month! You guys know how this goes. So for the month of October, according to all the photos I reblogged on Tumblr, I was inspired by chunky knits, velvet, tailored clothing/menswear, graphic tees, fishnets, sparkly things, and denim (as per usual lol). My love for turtlenecks has also been rekindled – yay! I’m patiently waiting for the perfect time to whip out my beret! Oh myyy, there’s so much I am looking forward to wearing this Fall/Winter!! Take a look below! I have TWENTY photos to share!! AH!

What fashion pieces/clothing items are your favourite during the Fall/Winter season? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Also, I have some exciting things coming your way! I VLOGGED a few days ago and I am so excited to edit it and share it with you guys. It was recorded on my iPhone, so it’s not my best camera skills but I enjoyed recording nonetheless – and I hope you guys will like it too! Another project I’m working on is a new series called “Wardrobe Additions”! I’m not sure if it’s going to be a monthly thing or a “play by ear” kind of thing, but I’m going to make blog posts on all the my pieces (whether thrifted or bought from Topshop lol), and share them with you all here! Exciting, no?!

I don’t want to give away too much, but I’m hoping I’ll get to share both these projects with you guys within the next week or so.

Until then, I hope you all have a great weekend! Happy Friday!

  • A ❤

Style Stalking: Selena Gomez in Europe ’16

Hey everyone! So this month Selena Gomez attended Paris Fashion Week and ventured to London as well. How did I know that? Well I’m obsessed with her.

I’m not creepy enough to know if she went anywhere else so I’m labelling this post “Selena in Europe 2016”. I follow a Tumblr page called ‘Selena Daily’ and the pictures that have been coming up on my feed this month have made my jaw drop every time. She has looked so elegant and classy and gorgeous every time she has stepped out in that continent. She honestly should just live there because she has never looked better. Even casually she’s looking flawless!! (Can I just be her?!) Please observe the photos below so you can understand what I’m rambling about.

 

First of all, I want a cape now. Second of all, how do I pull off a sweat/track suit like this? Third of all, THIS IS WHY I NEED TO GO TO EUROPE. The fashion, the clothes, the style, the scenery… it’s all just BETTER. I’m also freaking in love with that Louis Vuitton bag that she carried with her in most of these pictures. It’s absolutely lovely *drool*.

Who else thinks that Selena Gomez’s style game has been super strong this month? She probably has a stylist, right? Either way, I give her an A++.

Hope you all have a great weekend! Be back here next week! ;D

  • A ❤

Rant: H&MxBalmain Launch

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Hey friends! I just want to apologize in advance for this excessive rant but also, a part of me really wants to share my experience at the launch of the H&MxBalmain collaboration. If you don’t want to listen to me complain, stop reading now ha-ha.

As most of you well know, the H&MxBalmain collaborated collection came out yesterday. I went, and wish I could tell you it was an amazing experience but it wasn’t. It was however my first time going to one of these things so maybe I just wasn’t prepared? Anyway, here’s my story and the beginning of my rant.
From the name of my blog, you’ve probably guessed that I live in Toronto. I chose the Yorkdale location because I researched online that it was best for those who didn’t want to have to camp outside. Boy did they lie! I contacted Yorkdale and asked when their shopping centre would be open for the event. They said 5am. By telling me this I thought that the doors would open at 5am and we would get to run inside, line up IN THE MALL, and patiently wait for them to give us our bracelets. If you don’t know, H&M had organized it so that the first 420 people would be granted access to the collection. For every 20 or 30 people, they assigned a coloured bracelet that read your time slot. Every ten minutes a group of 20 or 30 (sorry, I can’t remember if it was 20 or 30 lol) people, would go inside the store (once H&M opened at 8am) and buy what they wanted.
This is where it all went terribly wrong. Yes, they opened the doors at 5am.. but you couldn’t go inside the mall without a ticket number! Once you got a ticket number they put everyone in single file and handed out the bracelets OUTSIDE (this took hours). It was cold. Yorkdale is a huge mall, we definitely could have lined up inside but they chose not to let us go in. That bugged me! I was #400. Even though I got there just before 5am, I was 20 people away from not getting a bracelet. I thought my odds weren’t THAT bad. I mean, H&M specifically chose 420 people for a reason.. So why wouldn’t I get at least one thing that I wanted, right? Again, SO VERY WRONG. I got my time slot and it was from 11-11:10. By eleven o’clock, I had waited 6 hours to get my hands on a piece from the H&MxBalmain collection. Unfortunately, as I waited in line, I sadly became more and more discouraged.
Two people had came out of the store with 15 large black bags full of items.
My first thought was, how is this fair?!? How were they allowed to walk out of there like that?! There are 418 other people here dying to get even one thing and you’ve bought the whole collection in TWO different sizes (this is true btw)!! My heart sank. More and more couples were doing the same. I started to wonder, are you actually going to keep all that stuff, or are really planning to resell it online? What about the people/fashion students that are actually in love with the collection and are saving their hard earned cash to get only ONE THING?? You just stole our chances.. Of course, none of that matters.
When it was finally my turn (6 hours later, no food, running off 2 hours of sleep), the only items left were $40 earrings and $30 bras. Whoopee. I wasn’t going to walk out of there with nothing, especially after waiting so long, so I bought a pair of the earrings (which I’m probably never going to wear).
After sharing my story (I could share more!), I just want to say that I hope for future collaborations that H&M establishes a rule where there’s a limit on how many pieces you can buy. I was so so so so disappointed guys. I felt bad for myself and for everyone there who were so excited, had planned so much around this, and had ended up walking out with nothing. The reason behind these collaborations is for those who can’t afford the designer’s permanent pieces, to exclusively have the opportunity to still purchase something by the designer at a more affordable price. However, the people who can afford Balmain’s more permanent line ended up buying the entire freaking affordable line as well. Not fair. I know it’s out of our hands, it’s going to happen. They stood in line too.. But a limit really wouldn’t have hurt anybody and I think ethically, it just makes more sense.
I hope this made sense to some of you. Personally, I just needed an outlet. This blog seemed like the perfect place to rant and to let people know that H&M was not organized and is probably going to get a lot of complaints. The main point being is that they had made a statement that insinuated that 420 would walk out with their own designer piece, but what actually happened, was only half of them really did. Sigh.
Thanks for reading, I’ll be back with a more positive post next week – I promise!

Have a great weekend!

  • A xo

#GIRLPOWER

I woke up this morning like I normally do – checking all my social media accounts (it’s unhealthy, I know). However, it was when I came across my Instagram newsfeed that my eyes were fully awakened. Like actually though, I almost jumped out of bed screaming “YES! YES! YES!” Chanel. Paris. Spring/Summer 2015. Absolutely Amazing!

Chanel is known for being the most extravagant and expensive fashion show of the season. Does anyone else remember the Supermarket façade they used last season? Brilliant. Perhaps I’m biased because I am so passionate about Chanel, but this season was no different. Chanel did not disappoint. Karl Lagerfeld created a certain façade that resembled a ‘Boulevard Chanel’. Grand Palais was transformed into a wide Parisian street/neighbourhood. According to articles that I’ve read, a fashion insider said that the set-up was so real, it was just lacking some dog poo on the sidewalk.

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Chanel’s looks on the runway were all about modernity, colour, and combining masculine and feminine touches. There were silver looks with scale-like textures and double-breasted tweed jackets. I found that a lot of inspiration was taken from the 80s. The clothes were without a doubt beautiful, but that wasn’t even the best part. Karl Lagerfeld knows his way around a good finale. For SS15, Chanel recreated the event that took place in 1968, where students protested with very strong spirits. Cara Delevingne, Karl Lagerfeld, and Gisele Bundchen (who rarely does runway) were only a few who led this ‘fashion riot’. Cara was shouting “Come on!” as all the models filed out in a group – a feminist mock protest. There were signs that read, “History is Herstory”, “Tweed is better than Tweet”, “Be Your Own Stylist”, and “Women First”. There was even a male model who carried a sign that read, “He for She”. To some people, I’m sure it may have seemed a little bit over the top but it was most definitely inspiring. Another sign said, “Boys should get pregnant too.” (That makes no sense to me…) However, as a fashion leader and overall powerful and influential brand, Chanel made a fantastic move. Whether it was as serious as it should have been or not, Karl helped by simply creating awareness. Gender equality is overlooked. Feminists are so easily disregarded or taken the wrong way. People should be paying more attention. We have to think about the other countries around the world who are still fighting to be given the equal opportunity to get an education or a job. I’m not a professional spokesperson for feminists, but I know that gender equality is something we all should want to achieve – whether you’re male or female.

ANYWAY, the basis of this blogpost is that I wanted to say ‘kudos’ to Chanel.

So. Kudos Chanel 🙂

And thank you for reading!

– A

Photos taken from:

http://o.canada.com/life/fashion-beauty/chanel-recreates-paris-boulevard-in-star-filled-colourful-show and http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/gallery/18634/6/chanel-ss15