Monday, December 22, 2008

To my rescue.

Once again I found myself unable to sleep. Polyvore came to my rescue in the form of an amazing Emilio Pucci skirt.

Stella McCartney bra, La Garconne coat, Alessandro Dell'acqua fringe cardigan, Emilio Pucci skirt, Bangles by unknown, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Back in the 204!

Yesterday I arrived back in my hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. I was greeted by my dear mom and that magical -30 weather I grew up with. I've never lived anywhere else so this year I truly got that feeling of coming home for Christmas. I can't explain how good it felt to walk through my house. Not only was it so good to come home but also to a decorated home complete with a Christmas tree surrounded by presents and that wonderful Christmas tree scent. My dad wanted to make me a home-cooked, comfort meal so he made my favorite fried chicken, homemade fries, a delicious salad, and for desert homemade fudge by my mom. It's been lovely.
I'm also so excited, for the most part, to see everyone. Last night I went over to Lana's for some wine, catching up, and a well needed tour of her closet. There were some newbies and some oldies but nonetheless all amazing. We then went to Cafe 22 and met some buds there. Feels good to be home.
Yesterday whilst unpacking I opened a dresser door and was excited and curious to find these two beautiful bra type cami's inside:

I immediatly rushed over to my mom and asked where they came from and if I could have them. She said she found them while going through some clothes and they used to be hers. Anyways she gave them to me and I'm a happy, happy camper.
I'm also extremely looking forward to having my roomies back home. On Friday these two gems will be joining us here in Winnipeg:

And just for kicks heres a picture of Ryan wearing Kirsty's gold necklace.

xo xo


Sunday, December 14, 2008

What does one do when she can't sleep?

Create polyvore sets in which she can dream about!

Martin Margiela trench, shoes from left to right: Stella McCartney, Azzedine Alaia, Nine West

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pull out the champagne ladies and gents...

It is indeed that time of year again! New years! Inspired my MT's most recent post I decided to do a little new years post as well regarding New Years Attire. Last year inspired by YSL Fall 2007 RTW I tried to recreate a sort version of this white tuxedo jacket:

This is how it turned out:

The sewing was horrible on it but the effect was there. I ended up just removing the lapels from one black tuxedo jacket I had and sewing them on top of a white jacket. I also rented this amazing sequined cap from Ragpickers which I wish I could have bought but it was, sadly, not for sale.

Now what to wear this year...?

xo Al

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Quality time with that special someone...

These days my special someone is...homework. As I'm sure most students are feeling right now it's that time to hustle and get s*** done ( I gotta censor, mama Ateah reads this). Anyways for most of the weekend I've been a busy beaver working on my final illustration project. The project was to create a line of clothing inspired by one outfit by any designer from any season. I struuuugggled with what to choose but eventually decided on a Valentino number. I loved the capelets so much on the dress I knew I needed to use it. I gotta give Kirsty Reid some cred for coming up with the name La Cirque Noir. Anyways although I left it till the last moment I could I like how it turned out. Please notice the Lebanese Buns in which a couple of the models are rocking. I know what your thinking "HEY those are Swedish buns!" but you...are wrong. There Lebanese because they have dark hair. OK?

This was my inspiration outfit from Valentino fall 2008 RTW.