Saturday, 27 June 2015

Disney x Vans "Young at Heart"

Iconic media conglomerate, Disney has collaborated with Vans for this Summer's "Young at Heart" collection. Their collaborative affiliation dates back to the 1980s where the first Disney x Vans capsule collection was released and more recently, the Fall 2013 OG Classics collab.

This time around they've featured classic Disney icons in whimsical prints on trusted Vans favourites like the Sk8 Hi, Slip On, Authentic Original, and Era 59 in both kid's and adult's sizes(for the big kid in us all of course.) Corresponding accessories like backpacks, snapbacks, socks and keychains are also available in these capsule prints. Cute little details like our pal Winnie the Pooh in a beehive helmet with a skateboard under his arm align the brands perfectly. A selection of Disney Princess centric styles are also available.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

American Apparel #OOTD & Conscious Consumerism

I've been obsessed with American Apparel for probably about a decade now - no shame y'all! There is nothing I love more than a timeless, quality basic made by ethically treated and paid staff. American Apparel is vertically integrated, which means that supply and production are in house - no outsourcing. This eliminates the use of sweatshops and is ultimately good for the economy. It also allows the company to control and regulate workplace standards at all levels.

It's great when companies are transparent about their processes. I do my best to be a conscious fashion consumer wherever possible, whether that's shopping second hand/recycled, shopping local, or being conscious of the social implications of the companies I'm supporting. I encourage everyone to do the same. Personal style is inherently a creative outlet but it is also an important opportunity to be socially aware of what we choose to put on our backs, where it came from, and how it's been procured.

More photos & outfit details after the jump!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

The White Stripes

It really is the little details that count. It may not be the first thing one picks up on, but my favourite aspect of this look is the similarity between the white stripes on my Stussy baseball shirt and my Vans Old Skool sneakers. Those little details are what pull the outfit together. I decided to layer this cute bralette underneath my mesh tank to sass up this tom boy look and hint some shape underneath the boxiness. Pairing cute little crop tops with oversized or boxy outerwear is a fun way to show a bit of skin while leaving most to the imagination.

I read online recently that somehow, wearing black in the summer is a major fashion don't. Whoever wrote that must never have been to Toronto. ;)

Keep reading for more photos, outfit deets and where-to-buy!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé Style Slay in "Feeling Myself" Video

This Coachella themed music video for Nicki Minaj's new single 'Feeling Myself' featuring Beyoncé, was released exclusively on artist owned music streaming service, Tidal this May. Tidal is a tiered membership package, paid only service without the 'free' option that competitors like Spotify offer. Despite limited accessibility to the full video, and rights holders diligently pulling leaks from Youtube, Vimeo, and other video streaming services as they crop up, the release has been successful and the buzz has yet to die down. 'Feeling Myself' is sure to be a summer anthem and playlist staple for girl squads everywhere this season.

The video itself is a visual gem in it's rawness and captures the essence of a festival it-gal to a T. It is the perfect dosage of confidence, attitude, and pink to make anyone want to party and vibe those 'Chella vibes through the night. Stylist Marni Senofonte pieced together looks from houses/lines like Moschino, Givenchy and UNIF to name a few, curating the eclectic aesthetic that characterizes the video.

Keep reading for my fave looks and moments from the video!