Friday, November 23, 2012

The First Rule of Wearing White

Don't do it. I always learn this lesson the hard way.  It all started when I scored a new Moon Apparel dress for 25% off at their pop up shop (go. now.). What a sweet dress! I can wear it to Vegas! I can wear it for work! I clearly wasn't thinking of the stain consequences. 

La dee dah! I'm out the door, off to work for an on-site project, maybe I can bike there! Wait. Check bike seat first. Crisis averted. Next obstacle: Lifting dirty boxes becomes a challenge when I can't support them with my pot-belly. Luckily for me, this dress is pretty much wrinkle resistant! 

Feeling accomplished that I spent the whole day without gaining a single unsightly stain, after work I went to my friends house to discuss our new online store venture, Moonrise Vintage.  Not going to lie, I was really excited to show off my business partners the newest dress in my collection paired with my Pamela booties

Third obstacle, food! We picked up churrasqueira Portuguese chicken with hot sauce. Delicious and deadly, especially with white. Deciding to avoid heartbreak, I took off my dress and ate in my slip. Hey, we're among friends! After dinner I decide to put my dress back on, thinking I was in the clear. 

Then it happened. We were giggling and listening to old youtube videos, and I SPILLED RED WINE ALL OVER MY NEW DRESS. I wanted to cry.  

Gracious Alexandra lent me some clothes, green cargo pants and a navy tee, only for us to make fun of the Giant Tiger ensemble. The girls couldn't stop laughing when I said that I looked like the bus driver from South Park.  This is what happens when you ruin white clothing. Instagram to come soon.  

the Iconic Mrs. Crabtree

Thursday, November 15, 2012

MMM x H&M: The Pre-Shopping Party or a lesson in self control

Photo of Toronto's Silent Parade, via @H&M's instagram

The world has been anticipating the Martin Maison Margiela collection with H&M for a little while now, and I was ready to participate. I booked 2 days off of work to line up overnight, but to my luck, starting a fashion blog has its perks. Namely, being invited to the pre-shopping party.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


I've recently become obsessed with goniochromism, oil-slick or all things iridescent. I'm not sure if it started when I saw this H&M sequin skirt (and only did not buy because my butt is simply too bootylicious), or if it was Derick Chetty's Kenzo runners or Amanda Lew Kee's FW 2011 collection. It might have even been the spontaneous Greta Constantine show at WMCFW. Whatever it is, it takes me back to elementary school: snap bracelets, hologram sticker collections and My Little Ponies  (Update, my sister just reminded me that it was a love of salmon skin, which I thought I could seal in resin and make jewellery out of it. Gross!)

It's season-less, futuristic and fun. Obviously, I've been pinning the crap out of it

Welcome to the dark side: 
Lto R: Jil Sander SS2010, ALK FW 2011, Kate Moss in Iridescent film, and Givenchy SS2010, plus Tupac's Coachella appearance, Princess Leia, and this guy

Go towards the light with ethereal and opalescent fabrics: 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Joe Fresh Holiday 2012: The Must Haves

All images via Joe Fresh's Facebook

Joe Fresh has just released their holiday lookbook! Full of colour and cool, there's something for everyone. Check out the full lookbook here. Even though I shop in their stores almost every week, (in hopes of finding this jacket) I always come out with something else.  Seriously Joe, get your e-shopping started!

Scroll for turtlenecks, bubble skirts and girlish glam! The turtlenecks are cute, but to quote Mitch Hedburg, "it kind of feels like a really weak guy choking you". I think it's just post-traumatic dress syndrome (get it?) from being in elementary school in the 90's. 

If you spend more than $50, you can get a free $10 voucher! Who says no to free money? No one. Here's what you can do with that cash, moneybags!