Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Quaint Level of Charm

Back in the 1960s, Yorkville was the hub of creativity, with cheap rents and an artistic circle like no other. It was a hippie haven. Artistic folk flocked from all over the city to bask in the quaint neighbourhood's charm and artistic muse. But soon it was on the police radar, described not as an artistic community, but as a drug circle. Buildings were boarded up, hippies were forced out of their homes, art studios left vacant. Sterile condominiums were built where once there was artistic flourish, and rents soared higher than ever before. Soon the richest of the rich moved to this new and improved area of Toronto, feeding off the couture stores that landed there. This is the Yorkville of today. I guess you could say I am trying to channel the Yorkville of yesterday.

dress: H&M * purse: vintage * tri-tone footless socks: American Apparel * white knee high socks: Legs Beautiful * t-strap heels: Payless

38 comments:

michelle said...

What a sad story. I hate how society is constantly dominanted by wealth and greed. In the wise words of John Lennon, give peace a chance! Love the outfit by the way, you never fail to impress me! (:

Soul Tanggg said...

LOVELY!

emsie said...

Amazing dress. I really like your outfits. Sure we can trade links!

di said...

beautiful dress and pictures!

bi-style said...

it's such a lovely dress, you look gorgeous

Miby said...

The world is always so greedy!! It's pretty sad actually!

Your dress is just perfect, it has such a nice colour!!! lovely outfit and beautiful pictures!

said...

Sure, I'd love to trade links. Thanks for asking me. I hope my store does well too. :)

ps: super cute photos and outfit!! ♥

emily said...

such a cute outfit & dreamy pics! and yes, i'd love to link up :)

The Clothes Horse said...

LOVE this look! That dress is fantastic and you styled it perfectly.
It's strange how things change. My school was formed on principles of giving and had an orphanage attached and all the orphans could attend for free once they reached the college years. Now it's ridiculously expensive and it's sometimes called the "Harvard of Christian Colleges..."
Welcome to Lookbook, by the way. ^_^

Taghrid said...

love love love this look :D

Ragamala said...

You always look so damn great! I really like your style!

Ness in the mood of mode said...

what a beautifull dress you'r wearing, i love it.
And the picturs are so cute

pocketz♥full♥of♥posiez said...

i love orange it is just so... just so orange

Shade said...

cute outfit!

stuffstuff said...

you musn't forget the gangs of bikers that became a huge part of yorkville.
it wasn't all the cops harping on hippies.

That Girl said...

Cute dress.
and im obsessed with knee socks!

-SLCsocialite

bear said...

ughh thats sort of depressing but nonetheless you look wonderful.

Wendy said...

That dress is so mod, I love it!

NewYorkChique said...

ahh your outfit is amazing. and your hair looks so nice and shiny in the pics.
want to link?

Sinead said...

I love the outfit.
You take wonderful photos.

Would you like to trade links? I'm new to blogging.

karla said...

really love the quality of your pictures, so fairyland-ish

Fashion-Obsessed! said...

Hey, wow love that outfit, the photography really did give a sense of the past, i love thinking about the past and imagining what it would have been like, with the outfit's! Great post, you should do one with a 1950s dress with the hair and everything, it would be so cute.
cya
www.fashionistawithambition.blogspot.com

Isa said...

amazing, how you portrayed the story and the spirit of that place!
aside from looking ravishing again..

xx

Fashion Addict said...

I'm loving the dress! the photos are just amazing.

BTW, would you like to do a link exchange with me?

thetinylittlegirl said...

your outfit means so much more when you read the story behind your inspiration. love the dress!

Sam said...

You look so lovely! I really love love love your dress. I also really like your style. This is my first time on your blog and I read already about everything

Elisabeth said...

Those shoes paired with the socks are gorgeous!

Soul Tanggg said...

i decided to add you to my links if you don't mind! :)
i just love your blog.

Sam said...

that dress is the cutest thing ever and it looks amazing with the socks and shoes!
would you like to trade links?

Sinead said...

I'm from NS :) Where are you from?

I'm linking you right now!

Lauren said...

Yes I would definitely like to trade links.

runway today said...

sad

gorgeous pictures and dress though

Belle said...

very cute blog, linking accordingly. :) thanks for the comment!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

oh very lovely dress

Caroline said...

oh this outfit is so amazzzing

Isabel said...

Gentrification is a bitch. Also, I can't believe that your dress is H&M! It totally looks vintage!

Shatice Brown said...

wow i really do love this outfit.

belle.chantelle said...

WHOA WHOA WHOA

A fellow Torontonian?
Pleasure dahling. Great photos, I'm surprised you didn't snap one by the huge boulder.