Into It, Intimates / The Loved One

11_01Well it’s due time I talk about The Loved One‘s lingerie, but if you’ve been a reader of mine for awhile you likely already know how enamored I am with this American-made lingerie line and vintage retailer, founded by Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz. However, it would be silly of me not to include TLO in my new series, so here we are. The Loved One is indeed my favorite intimates line (no surprise there). It’s rare I find an intimates brand that I would absolutely buy every single piece from, but I can honestly say that is the case with TLO. Their aesthetic is one I feel a real kinship to, and it seems like each piece was specifically made for someone just like me – a lingerie brand after my own heart. My love for them is likely due to the fact that each piece feels authentically vintage, even though it is new. Having a modern take on vintage-inspired lingerie can be great, but I think it can be wonderful to just recreate styles popular in eras past. Afterall, it’s so hard to find vintage lingerie that is in good condition at a reasonable price point, and well, sometimes people just don’t like wearing other peoples old panties (I can’t purport to be one of those people though). I’m not sure of their plans to release new styles any time soon, they have had a few of these for quite awhile now, not that I’m complaining, but I’d love to see what they come up with next, and I’m sure you agree.

My favorites: Agony of Love knickers, gold Sin In The Suburbs knickers, Ballet Pink Fuego Top, She Should Have Stayed In Bed Bralette, One Shocking Moment Bra (already own it, teehee), How To Make A Doll bustier
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Betty Magazine / Amber, India, Hannah

amber_byrne_mahoney_india_salvor_menuez_betty_magazine_summer_editorial_new_york_fashion_photography_polaroid_beach_wanderlust_dreamy_001This is going to be a short and sweet one this week because I think I have already talked about these three women endlessly (Amber Mahoney, India Menuez and Hannah Metz, for those of you confused), and how much I love them, and when they collaborate and create together, it’s like magic to my eyes and soul. I happened upon a few images from this editorial for Betty Magazine through instagram (as usual) a few weeks ago. I knew immediately it would be an editorial I would want to share. The aesthetic makes perfect sense to me, and is probably exactly how I would style a shoot. I could go on and on, but let’s just allow the images to speak for themselves, shall we?

Photography: Amber Mahoney
Model: India Salvor Menuez
Stylist: Hannah Metz
Mua: Allison Perlstein
Hair: Ruby Jones

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I hear the train a comin’

DSC_2855As the weather warms it has become increasingly difficult to find places to shoot my outfits that are void of people or passer-bys. I’ve lived in 6 different homes in my 7 yrs of living in Toronto and I was wracking my brain of spots I knew of that would have little to no people (since I’m growing tired of the spots I usually shoot at). It’s probably because my best friend Kristen was in town this past weekend (yay!!!) that it got me thinking of the apartment/house we used to live in, and that I was reminded of the train tracks that are next to the house we shared together (yes, we did move into a place that had train tracks RIGHT next to it, and yes, the house did shake because this railway is used often!) It was the perfect spot. I chose not to shoot directly on the tracks because, as I said, they are used often and a few trains zoomed by me while I was shooting, so safety first kids. Anyway, I’m pretty excited to be able to wear my TLO shorts again, and to have no concern about my fingertips falling off while I adjust my camera settings. All is well in my world right now – the sun is shining, the parks are ready for my butt and beers (illegal), and I’ve got some exciting projects coming up. Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

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Shorts: TLO remake shorts
Hat: vintage via Common Sort
Shoes: thrifted vintage
Socks: Target
Necklace: gift

TLO April Lookbook

01300026The color scheme in both the clothes and location of TLO’s latest lookbook is superb. Particularly, the pastel pink in the first two looks in combination with the rich greens in the background feels oh so summery, and is just the sort of bright, obnoxious things I’d like to be wearing once the weather figures itself out. It’s another one of those lookbooks that feels very suburban California, and we all know I love love love that. C’mon Summer, hurry your butt up!

Photography: Emily Alben
Models: Erin Cherry & Ashley Symone Lee

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Lady in Red

DSC_1847I have mixed feelings about the colour red. I do like it, very much. But it can also feel like very much. I was pondering what things I own in red, and it seems – unless I’m overlooking something – that it is just a few pair of shoes (one pair is travelling in the mail as we speak. weeeee!) and one dress. I tend to steer away from anything that is a solid bright red. I like deep red wine colours, and i’ll happily buy a dress or skirt in a solid like that. But if it came in a traditional, sort-of fire engine red, I’ll likely pass on it, or not even look at it.  I much prefer pops of red to the whole outfit revolving around it. Red is the one colour that really throws me. Does anyone else feel like this? It’s a colour that says “hey look at me!”, but sometimes thats the opposite of what we want. I have a pair of red velvet shoes from Topshop (they have been on the blog a couple times) and I am telling you, women and men alike (mostly men though) will stop me on the street to tell me how much they love those shoes. People (mostly men) really like red. There have been psychological studies done proving men feel amorous towards women wearing red. I feel like those shoes are walking examples of that (no pun intended). Generally, men will only stop me on the street to be creepy and weird, or a good old cat call in passing. It’s never really a “hey, I like your outfit” and continue on their way. But with the red shoes, it always feels like a genuine and innocent interaction. It’s fascinating really, what colours make people do or feel without us really knowing. Anyways, I like red shoes, and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s a subconscious desire to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

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DSC_1873Blouse: thrifted
Skirt: vintage via a store in Kensington Marker (i wish i could remember the name)
Bow tie: TLO
Hat: vintage via Common Sort
Socks: from my mom : )
Shoes: from Meaghan, probably thrifted
Belt: thrifted