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technicolour Trunchbull

new shooz

brooch sillyness:
brooch diy

not sure if a) i have enough hair to attempt the lykke li bun b) it works for me, but i've been attempting to rock it as i grow my hair out.

cowl collared mustard tunic (with wrap/button details on torso that you can't see): le chateau
grey trumpet dress with black piping: winners
hot pink tights: old navy
navy fishtail skirt (as crinoline): addition-elle
navy belt: vintage
navy shoes with gold nautical details: winners
plaid flower brooch (i fanced up by wrapping some vintage pearls around it): gift from mom


the basics

mod tunic

i am now convinced on the subject of jeggings.

ruched-bottom jeggings: sale rack at mxm (in wpg) $6!
mod tunic/dress with pockets/bell sleeves: zellers
mister t-chains: vintage/claire's
bomber jacket: le chateau outlet
boots: urban planet
fringed hoops: gift


because i am always surprised and delighted by videos of those whom i've only acquainted in the digital realm, i though i'd give you a look at what my life in the outernet looks like these days.

my classmate took some video footage of metorso-dancing to amy winehouse working on copy edits. we're producing a book trailer for our Book of Mpub project, but so far it is mostly a video about how i am either the best person to work with or the worst (depending on your stance) since it reveals that my productivity is directly proportional to my level of silliness. (you'd be amazed what a person can produce while torso-dancing)

it's me! at the end of a 13-hour workday! with deflated stringy hair! in three dimensions! (well the last ten seconds of it anyway.)

(side note: one of my colleagues added "fatshion" to our style guide. it gladdened my heart.)


it is spring! i am a broke student, but if i wasn't, i would be getting weird blousy tops and a pair of boyfriend jeans to wear with the woven leather jazzesque shoes i scored at little miss vintage. oh and knit pencil skirts in every colour. what's everyone else (dreaming of) wearing to beckon summer?
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On April 11th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC), bloomeenee commented:
Oooooooooh! Bloooooooo shoooooooz!
That dress in the first pic is gorgeous! I'm jealous!
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On April 12th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
go lori m. collection! are you in canada? if so, they also have her stuff at the bay.

& thanks.
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On April 12th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC), bloomeenee replied:
Nah, I'm in the UK, but thanks!
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On April 11th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC), imperfectmedium commented:
I am in love with that trumpet dress in the first OOTD. What a beaut. I also like the muted jeggings/tunic/bomber look, but the mustard top and pink tights blow it out of the water, colour-wise.

For what may be the first time in my life, spring has not begotten an itch to get new clothes. Usually the change of seasons has me longing for a change in wardrobe, but lately I've been really working my closet with the remixes, and I'm pretty happy with my "stable" of clothes.
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On April 12th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
this shows that you've built up a wardrobe of things you actually like: a good sign! i am still working on not hoarding/settling on things because they fit and buying things that are actually versatile and what i want/as opposed to close to what i want, but no cigar.

(example: i've been wanting a mustard cardigan so i keep acquiring other yellow cardigans, and then not liking them because they are not the colour i actually want. but because of scarcity, i am like WELL IT'S YELLOW, and OMG I MIGHT NEVER SEE ANOTHER YELLOW CARDIGAN EVER SO I BETTER GET THIS ONE EVEN THOUGH IT"S NOT THE COLOUR I WANT AT ALL.)

i got your package/letter on friday: thank you! it was a lovely thing to come home to!
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On April 11th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC), paigenotpage commented:
SHUT UP with that first outfit. My lord, come be my personal shopper and impart fashion wisdom on me PLEASE.
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On April 12th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
i thought you'd never ask! i will happily shop for you as long as you provide me with cakes and bacon (together is ok).
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On April 12th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC), coco73 commented:
Did you get any shots of yesterday's outfit? You looked incredible!
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On April 12th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
no! i have no batteries, and now my camera has a phantom black dot in the middle of the lense. it's such a bummer.

i miss taking outfit pics, especially when i put the effort in!

& thanks. so did you! (did you notice me staring at your eyeshadow like a goof all morning?)
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On April 12th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC), definatalie commented:
CHAIR DANCING!!!!!!!!! Best.

Your hair looks eerily similar to mine (except for the whole... shorn off side bit) before I dyed it BLACK yesterday :(
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On April 12th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
i saw your hair on tumblr! i think it looks great (though i realize it's not as you had planned). is our similar? i think yours is a lot thicker/less piecey than mine. it gets pretty stringy at the end of the day. (although i totally have major grass is greener when it comes to hair, mostly because i can't get over the fact mine is fine and not quite straight or curly.)
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On April 12th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC), definatalie replied:
I have very fine hair that is mostly straight, so any thickness you see is a LIE! (Ok so it's blowdrying/ volumiser/ hairspray/ teasing.)

I feel the grass is greener thing too. I would love to have thick curly hair, so much!
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On April 12th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
ok can we please trade tips because your hair looks very thick/voluminous to me! hopefully you use things that are a) not magic b) available outside au.

do you have secret shampoo tips that like actually clean hair without stripping colour? i feel like a lot of shampoos just make my hair that much more susceptible to being lank/greasy. i am very skeptical of not shampooing, because of my hair type. (i read some where that fine blonde hair is actually the greasiest hair type because of the follicles/sebacious glands, where as curly red hair is the least oily hair type. IF I READ IT ON THE INTERNET, IT MUST BE TRUE).
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On April 12th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC), definatalie replied:
Before I dyed my hair it was a very very faded reddy brown (my hair's still really porous from being blonde) and colour came out of it quickly no matter what I shampooed with. It wasn't a big deal for me because I just wanted to be a sort of medium brown for a while while I gave my hair a break.

I use Lush Jumping Juniper solid shampoo and Jungle solid conditioner (which I actually add hot water to and mush up so it's more of a liquid conditioner). If I am going out I'll use Bedhead by Tigi Small Talk, which is a volumising emulsion that I love. It doesn't make a huge difference but it stops my hair from being slippery because I have to wash it every day or else it gets greasy. On the ends I use PPS Cuticle Sealer (I think it's an Australian product) to smooth down a lot of my ratty ends and enhance the texture.

The most important thing is teasing at the crown and hairspraying, then using a round brush to smooth everything out. A lot of people I've talked to are really hesitant to tease their hair, but I have a kind of crazy approach to my hair and I'm not very precious about ruining it :P
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On April 12th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
i was so so on Lush, but haven't tried the juniper so i think i will check that out. thanks!

also that volumising emulsion sounds promising. i haven't used Bedhead products before, but i've definitely seen/heard of them.

i am really liking bumble & bumble hair powder for texture/grease control between shampoos, but i find it kind of dries out my ends, so i might need some sort of smoothing serum (or cuticle sealer) to deal with that business.

and you don't have to sell me on the merits of teasing at all. i am totally on board with teasing (the key to any good pompadour!). i tease the shit out of my hair (but usually only underneath when i wear it down, if that makes sense). Teasers of the world, unite!
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On April 12th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC), ghostworld00 commented:
I am recently unemployed so I really have not felt the need for new clothes yet. I will probably buy new capris and sandals as the weather gets warmer.
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On April 12th, 2010 05:09 am (UTC), undeconstructed commented:
love all of this.
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On April 12th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC), and_old_lace commented:
Give me your bomber jacket!
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On April 12th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC), matchstik commented:
Fabulous as usual. I covet those bloo shooz (nu shooz cover band? I CAN'T WAIT!) Also somehow I read "convinced" as "convicted" w/r/t jeggings... probably because only you could pull those off!
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On April 13th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC), pyroclasticgrub commented:
Argh! i iz so jellis of ur beeootee...
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On April 29th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
no wai! ur beeootee is a force to be reckoned with! MAIS OUAIS
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