Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Channeling My Inner Max

blazer: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel crest embroidered blazer $680
shirt: Dolce & Gabbana fitted cotton shirt $100
skirt: Burberry London
shoes: Shellys London crest skimmer flat $29.99
hat: Forever 21 red beret
tie: Textured multi-stripe tie $59.50
glasses: School Boy glasses $9.99
necklace: Scissors necklace $220

In a previous post I discussed the wonder and amazement that is Rushmore. It is one movie that inspires me over and over again. Currently I am on the hunt for a crested blazer so I can channel my inner Max Fischer. I have yet to find one, but using the addictive Polyvore, I created an ensemble perfectly suitable for Rushmore Academy. (click to enlarge)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Men & Florals

What is it with some men and their inability to "risk their masculinity" by donning a pink or floral garment? They say "pink is for girls" when really, who decided that rule in the first place? The only reason our western culture holds on to these gender stereotypes is so that we can have easy answers. If a little boy plays with his GI Joe while wearing his denim overalls, he is a typical boy, no questions asked. When he picks up his sister's Barbie doll, suddenly all hell breaks loose. Questions of his sexuality arise and parents become worrisome.
I say, what's the difference? In this modern day world, both women and men go to war and spend time in the kitchen. So what if Barbie is grasped in the hands of a 5 year old boy? We accept tomboys, so why not the opposite? It's the 21st century, it's about time we blend the gender roles.
fedora: a random hat booth * scarf: vintage via Thrill Of The Find * top: H&M * shorts: Urban Outfitters * shoes: Brown's

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I Am Canadian?

I read an article in Frankie about people perpetuating their own stereotypes. It got me to thinking: what is my stereotype? I am a Canadian, and contrary to popular belief, I do not live in an igloo and have moose and beavers as pets. Occasionally I do catch myself ending my quizzical sentences with "eh?". I have been known to pour a little too much maple syrup on my pancakes, just for good measure, but I don't harvest it fresh from the red maple in my front yard. I don't say "aboot" and I don't have snowshoes. I love Tim Hortons and I hate hockey. Lacrosse is our national sport, but I know nothing about that either. I'm pale and I do tend to shy away from the sun. Overall, I like being a Canadian, whatever that means.
dress: H&M * scarf: vintage via Courage My Love *
nail colour
: OPI Puerto Vallarta Violeta

Monday, July 21, 2008

Stormy Weather

Love is the hardest thing. Harder than working on your latest compositional masterpiece, harder than aiming for that big job promotion. When one finds love, how do we know it is true? How do we know the other person reciprocates this love with the same intensity? And how do we know how long it will last? We can't read the stars or consult an online search database. We have to feel it in our hearts. It is the thin ice you want to skate on, but you're afraid you might fall through. We are never certain we believe it, but it's all we dream of. It's a stormy day outside, but I want to jump in.
scarf: vintage via Courage My Love * top: H&M * shorts: Urban Outfitters clearance * purse: vintage via Black Market * rainboots: Hunter

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Floral Explosions!

When life gives you lemons, you squeeze them. When life gives you a wonderful dress, you wear it, no matter the heat. This summery garment is polyester down to every last hem and strand. Just perfect for a day when you really don't need your sweating skin to breath but you want it to look damn fine.
dress: vintage via Black Market * purse: vintage via Black Market *
: Brown's clearance

As I mentioned in my previous post, I needed to be up on my photos of new items. So at the top I gave you a glimpse of my new dress and purse from Black Market, as well as my new sandals. And right above is a picture of my lovely retro headphones.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sway With The Wind

So my shopping adventure with my friend went semi-well. We went to Urban Outfitters first, where I picked him out some nice clothes, 2 of which he purchased (a heathered tee and an argyle sweater). Then every other store didn't really work too well. It is hard when you are so into shopping and you are with someone who is not. But at least he got a taste of what was out there.
dress: Urban Outfitters * belt: mom's hand-me-down * shoes: Brown's * purse: Alchemy

I promised myself I wouldn't get anything this time around, but I did. I couldn't resist! Black Market was having a 50% off sale, so I just HAD to purchase a black leather purse with suede patches, and a blue and yellow floral dress. I was also with my mom earlier, and we purchased some really great sandals. I know I am behind on showing all my purchases, but photos will come soon, as well as replying to all your wonderful comments.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Melody Softly Soaring Through My Atmosphere

I'm going shopping with one of my guy friends today. He wants me to take him to any store I like, pick out clothes for him, and he will try them all on. I don't know if this will go horribly awry or wonderfully right. Only time will tell. Also, I bought a pair of amazing headphones that I will share with you all very soon. I love them!
sunnies: Rayban Wayfarers * dress: mom's hand-me-down * vest: Urban Outfitters * necklace: Courage My Love in Kensington Market * shoes: Ked's *
: Alchemy

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


A few of my blogger companions are on what they call 'shopping bans'. I personally don't know how they have the will power. Shopping is how I spend my days (not to mention my money). Just last week I went shopping and spent almost my whole paycheck on a vintage 60s purse, an American Apparel bodysuit, a 60s dress, and a lovely cameo brooch. I shouldn't complain about how much I shop, though. It's what I do. It keeps me entertained and I have loads of fun doing it. Shopping is a girl's best friend.
shirt: Rilo Kiley concert tee (the concert blew my mind!) * skirt: Urban Outfitters clearance * shoes: Ked's

I've had the honour of receiving the Premio award from Sam, blogger extraordinaire at The Wandering Alchemist, and Isabel from Hipster Musings. Thank you so much!The rules state that I must now tag 7 other bloggers with this 'Brillinte' award.

I am going to give this award to The Snail and The Cyclops for always inspiring me to dress a little bit differently;
To The Clothes Horse for being the first person to comment on my blog and give me the courage to continue on;
To Hipster Musings for being the girl that inspired me to start my own blog;
To Rouge Marie for always commenting with wonderful and kind words;
To Sally Jane Vintage for having great style, fantastic photographs, and an eBay store brimming with amazing goods;
To Dapper Kid who always has something nice to say, and is full of fashion wisdom;
and to Alice Point for being a stylish fille.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Through the Looking Glass

Being out in the sun and frolicking is what summer time is for. Just being free and one with your own self, as well as spending time with the ones you love.
sunnies: Rayban Wayfarers * headband/belt: homemade * shirt: H&M * necklace: H&M * skirt: Anthropologie * rose pin: mom's hand-me-down * shoes: Ked's * purse: Alchemy
I've been tagged by Fashion-Reporter FYI, here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book
2. Open to Page 123
3. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the next 3 sentences
5. Tag 5 people and acknowledge who tagged you
But the black kitten had been finished with earlier in the afternoon, and so, while Alice was sitting curled up in a corner of the great armchair, half talking to herself and half asleep, the kitten had been having a grand game of romps with the ball of worsted Alice had been trying to wind up, and had been rolling it up and down till it had all come undone again; and there it was, spread over the hearth rug, all knots and tangles, with the kitten running after its own tail in the middle.
"Oh, you wicked, wicked little thing!" cried Alice, catching up the kitten, and giving it a little kiss to make it understand that it was in disgrace.

I tag Paris Tarts, Sally Jane Vintage, Bi-Style, Austere, and Bohemian Musings. Have fun!


Sorry for being M.I.A. these past few days. I had a load of things to do to get ready for my barbecue and then duty called at work, etc. But I am back now! Armed with many an outfit to post, and many a tag to reply to. If you recall my last post, I was worrying about what to wear to my barbecue, but I went shopping the day before and found this gem of a vintage dress in Kensington Market, just waiting for me to take home and love. An instant outfit.
dress: vintage, Courage My Love * shoes: Ked's
I have been tagged by Dapper Kid as well as The City Heated it Up and Inside the Cabinet of Wonder.
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into mosaic maker.

1.What is your first name? Hannah
2.What is your favorite food? salad
3.What high school did you go to? Malvern
4.What is your favorite color? red
5.Who is your celebrity crush? Jason Schwartzman
6.Favorite drink? iced tea
7.Dream vacation? Paris in the springtime
8.Favorite dessert? cheesecake
9.What you want to be when you grow up? have my own fashion magazine
10.What do you love most in life? my family
11.One Word to describe you. love
12.Your flickr name. vintagevinyll

I am tagging:
1. Terren from Beja Beja
2. Kasia of Kicia Vintage
3. Yiqin from Qin at the Disco
4. Emily from Glittering Bones
5. Isabel of Hipster Musings