Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just A Girl, I Think Not!

Dress: Joe Fresh
Belt: Zara
Beaded Braid necklace: Sears
Sandals: Winners

These sandals are a lot of fun in the sun, they send little rainbows everywhere which I find quite entertaining! I also love this belt with something girly since its so rough and tough!

Meanwhile, I'm working on getting a bit on color on my body so I don't glow everytime the sun comes out.....

Hope everyone in Canada has a fabulous long weekend! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fantastic Vintage Find!

Vintage dress: Thrifted
Belt: H & M
Earrings: Gift from Tash
Sandals: Aldo

I was so excited when I found this dress, and then to make things even better, no alterations, no repairs, it fit perfectly just as it was! This is a rarity for me, and well I'm sure we have have our own fit issues.

I also found another amazing dress, and a few shirts which, after the sleepless night and rough day I had, these fabulous finds turned my day around! 

I'm not sure whether I mentioned the other day my boss looked at me and commented on the fact I have a lot of clothes because she rarely sees me wearing the same thing. Keep in mind I have only worked there for 2 months not even.....

Besides, I know Natasha definitely has more clothes than me....

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Tailored Jacket
Model: Brittany Wiebe
Photographer: Jen Hall
Designer: Brianna Maryon
Hair: Joanna Kemp Make up: Joanna Kemp

I wasn't present for the second day of the photo shoot due to serious final project overload and entrusted my awesome friend Tarina to watch over the styling for my tailored jacket. I had given her an idea of what I wanted and as you can see from the photos she did an awesome job!

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Dress Far Prettier Than The Rest

Couture Dress

Model: Bronwyn McDonald
Photographer: Courtney Wong
Designer: Brianna Maryon
Hair: Satoko Suzuki Make up: Satoko Suzuki

There are no words for how amazing I think these photos turned out!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Green military jacket

Model: Nav Bassi
Photographer: Vanessa Dezutter
Designer: Brianna Maryon
Hair: Joanna Kemp Make up: Joanna Kemp

I designed this military jacket in my first year at college and had sewed most of it together but had been on the hunt for buttons for some time. I finally got it done for the fashion show, 21 buttons and button holes the night before!
I'd actually like to make this again but as a vest to mix it up, I'll just put it on the list of things I want to make....

This look was so much fun to put together, between the faux mohawk and make up mask this is fierce!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Photo shoot results are in!

Men’s Victorian Waistcoat and Trousers

Model: Johnathan Dutton
Photographer: Vanessa Dezutter
Designer: Brianna Maryon
Hair: Joanna Kemp Make up: Joanna Kem

So at long last here are some of the photos from the student photo shoot I had mentioned doing back in April. This was a collaborative effort done with students from ACAD and Artists within to build portfolios for ourselves.

The waistcoat and high waisted pants I drafted and then made for a Men's Victorian Class I picked up at school in my last semester. Unfortunately I did not have the frock coat done for the shoot but I will be volunteering my man to do photos at some point over the summer!

Stay tuned for more photos!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm Happy To See The Sunshine Even If It Doesn't Look It

Knit Top: Reitmans
Vest: Vintage
Skirt: Thrifted
Sandals: Aldo
Necklace: Hair Show Booth

So Blogger must of been busy this morning because it would not upload my photos! Anyways here they are.....

Now I actually took quite a few photos, unfortunately I was frowning in most of them since I wasn't wearing my sunnies. This is where I got today's title. I enjoyed this outfit, it was super comfy but cool in the lovely warm day I had and it was nice to finally wear this skirt I thrifted. 

Today I got my photos from the student fashion shoot I was a part of so stay tuned for those photos!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lovely Leather

Leather Jacket: birthday gift!
Button up shirt: Suzy Shier
Parasuco jeans: Smart Set
Steve Madden Flats: DSW
Sunglasses: Value Village
Lip Necklace: F21

Yay! My awesome jacket I got for my birthday, and it wasn't raining so I finally wore it! Its so nice when I can find a good jacket with long enough sleeves, its a trouble I come across

Although this was a simple running errands outfit, I feel the jacket really did pull it together for me, up until it started pouring rain! 

I know there's such a thing as a rain dance, but is there such a thing as a sunshine dance? 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Inspiring Outfit

Photo courtesy of Buzzworthy

I think this look Emma Watson wears for the new Lancome ad is brilliant! This outfit is definitely something I will be making for myself this summer! 

Although instead of the white lace shorts I think I will make them black, especially since I even have some lovely black lace in my stash! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fun In The Sun

Knit Top: Tristan
Wrap skirt: Street festival
Snakeprint sandals: Aldo
Purse: Street market Milan
Necklaces: Thrifted and gift
Ring: Street Vendor Mexico

I had fun with these photos today, a couple I'm sure you can tell I've played with the contrast and etc. I'll be continuing to play with these and see what I come up. 

This wrap is one of those fun flowy pieces that I enjoy because I always seem to have lovely weather when wearing it! I don't wear it too often, but given this realization I think I will be wearing it much more often in hopes of good weather! Another reason why this skirt is so fantastic: it has 3 prints!

Note how small my purse is! In it i have managed to fit:

Book - The Jane Austen Handbook
Lip balm

Yes, I really did fit a book in my purse, I typically will not go anywhere without a book or my ereader in my bag, if I have a spare 5 minutes I'll be pulling out my book no matter where I am. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors, and this book (not by Jane Austen) is about people and society from the periods of her books. There's even a part about how to write a letter, how to get a husband, and etc. Its so entertaining!  

Keeping my fingers crossed for more sunny days.....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

All Ruffled

Ruffled denim jacket: Zara
Dress: Suzy Shier
Braid beaded necklace: Sears
Gladiators Sandals: Nine West
Ring: Silver store Mexico
Red leather purse: Street vendor Milan

This is what I wore out to a birthday dinner with my family and the rest of the day also I guess I could say. My boss even brought a cake in so the ladies and I got to indulge for out afternoon tea break.

I'm looking at these photos and missing Mexico and the awesome tan I had, I don't think the faux tanner is working......

I did get some brilliant pressies, so thanks again beau, family, and friends! 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!

My awesome birthday cake from Crave Cupcakes! 

Cropped jacket: Costa Blanca
Silk tank: Thrifted
BCBG Shorts: Birthday gift from Natasha
Sandals: Aldo
Necklace: Gift

So today is my birthday, heres hoping it goes well! This outfit is from a pre birthday dinner I had with friends last week. 

As you can see the sun is shining! I would like to think my little rant the other day helped but who knows, I'll take any sunshine I can get! I'm happy I finally got to wear these awesome shorts Natasha got me, I love them and have a feeling they will be a staple in my summer wardrobe.

Sadly my ankle and now whole foot is a rainbow of colors from spraining it the weekend before! So the weather is co-operating but still no wearing of the awesome new wedges until this swelling and extreme pain subside..... I am wearing the other pair of sandals I got, but I haven't done up the zipper in the back due to the swelling!

As for todays photos, well I was a little rushed trying to meet my friends for dinner so the shots were very few and as such not much for quality! Then I was so excited about my birthday cake I ate a piece before taking a photo.....

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pining For Summer

The Spinnaker, a parachute like contraption that flies off of a catamaran while you sit on the bottom part

At the beach......

Enjoying the greenery and amazing water......

Its now June and its been miserable. I find myself going through my photos of my spring break trip to Mexico and longing for the warmth of the sunshine! Ironic that my pal Tash lives so far north of me (way north) and seems to be having a far better summer than I am! 

Friday I even bought 2 new pairs of shoes and have not been able to wear them due to the seriously uncooperative weather! Not to mention after going out for a couple social drinks with my sisters, I stepped into a hole and twisted my ankle a couple days ago. Maybe I should be thankful the weather hasn't all of a sudden improved given that I won't be wearing my new shoes for a least a few more days!

Upon buying these shoes I also realized that I have not bought shoes since last summer! The gift card from my beau at Christmas doesn't count....

Those of you who are missing the sunshine like I am, I hope you enjoy these sunny photos too!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

All About The Hats

Further to my job shadowing with Tracey, I then spent the afternoon with her and a friend at a show they were doing together. Above are some of the creations from Little House of Hats, and as you can see I was happy to try on as many of these fantastic creations as I could!  

I'm not sure I could pick a favorite, I liked all of the hats for different reasons. I have the same problem with my shoes..... 

Do you have a favorite?