Not the mean reds a la Breakfast at Tiffany's, but rather the gorgeous ginger shades of some girls tresses. Typically, I am pretty happy with being a blondie. However, when I see pictures like those below, I am hit with the sudden desire to go red. I am not sure if it would work with my complexion but I can dream at least...
Here in British Columbia, we have a long weekend this weekend! I am so excited and will try to to take full advatage of my three-day weekend to relax, spend time with my husband, dog and friends and take in some of the great activities that are going on in Vancouver including:
watching my first Pride Parade. I always missed it when we lived in Victoria as I am often out of town for the long weekend. However, I am in home this time and hear that the Vancouver Pride Parade is a must-see event
go fashion spotting with my husband Will. Will runs a street-style blog called The Style Butcher and we will be taking to the streets of Vancouver to find the city's most fashionable and fun residents.
Today on Design Sponge, they featured a home in their Before and Afters that is like no other remodel I have ever seen. They really started with bare bones as you can see in the pictures below. I absolutely love the results and the decor they chose for the interior is perfect. Also, they have a spiral staircase!
Following up to my previous post about whether or not the friendship bracelet trend was a fashion fab or fail, I am happy to announce that it was declared a fashion fab! So, how about making your own? I used to make these all the time as a kid, but have totally forgotten how! Here is a great tutorial from Honestly...WTF.
They also have a tutorial that shows you how to make pretty wrap-bracelets. Check it out.
Last night I watched the 2009 British thriller, Cracks, from director Jordan Scott, daughter of epic-film producer/director Ridley Scott. It was an interestingly twisted story that takes place in 1930's England at an all-girls boarding school. The actresses, in particular Eva Green and Juno Temple were very good, however, the setting and costume stood out for me right from the opening scene. The film takes place on Stanley Island, but was filmed in Ireland. It is beautiful and haunting and at times a combination of both.
For me, the costumes were the most enthralling aspect of the film. Eva Green elegantly models a variety of outfits that would make most fashionable women swoon. I love the detail in each outfit and the wonderful blend of masculine and feminine.
A wonderful masculine look that is so very well tailored to still remain feminine.
A gorgeous velvet hat and coat combination in a fabulous coral colour that goes beautifully with María Valverde's dark hair.
Green's character (and a few others) sported a number of gorgeous scarves tied around her hair. I loved the look and how the method of wearing the scarves was changed up as well. This is definitely a look I will try myself.
The red hat, dress, trench and oxfords are a divine combination. It also make Green's character stand out in the dreary English weather and the drab crowds in the village.
Love this cardigan and the long necklaces.
This look is sophisticated and reminicent of something Wallis Simpson would have worn. Also, more fabulous long necklaces.
The colours in the jacket again make Green's character stand out in the natural scenery.
The student character's in the film were also dressed wonderfully when outside of their school uniforms. They were colourful but typically in pretty muted tones that enhanced their youth. They also sported fantastic accessories including stylish hair scarves and adorable hats.
Meet Doctor Octopus. He belongs to blogger, Kaylah of The Dainty Squid. Doctor Octopus appears to be the most tolerant cat ever as he is featured in a variety of outfits on Dainty Squid under 'What Doctor Octopus Wore'. I have to say this is a rather stylish cat, so don't think that this is a departure from my style posts. He deserves to be here as much as any other fashionable being.
My favorite Doctor Octopus look...
Sometimes he likes to role play...
Sometimes he rocks a mean cat toupée (made from real cat hairs)...
and it looks like an awesome mullet!
All pictures from a very amusing blog called The Dainty Squid (named after another rad cat).