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I wondered to our little corner of the web and realised that neither YYZ nor I had posted in months. I saw the snow falling on a photo of me in shorts and I thought this can’t go on. I must post and be appropriately dressed for the weather. So, I’m doing a quickie all about hats.

Here’s my newest knit creation – the Wellington Hat – modelled by my man in his new Pea Coat from Reiss. I knit it in Shacklewell Grey.

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J wearing his Wellington Hat

Here are some other hats that I think are rather cool made by the Gang Makers at Wool and the Gang.

Tartan Zion Lion

Tartan Zion Lion

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Tartan Zion Lion in Space Black, Ivory White and Lipstick Red

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Racing Stripes

Finally, here’s a hat that was NOT knitted that I picked up on my recent trip to Prague. It kind of reminds me of  Twiggy meets stewardess meets  I’m not sure what.

J wearing his Wellington Hat

Me and our wreath before it was STOLEN

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My new hat from Prague

Anyway, I posted 🙂

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Yesterday, we went to Rob and Ann Marie’s wedding. It was filled with lots of great moments including Lucha Libre thumb wrestling, a brilliant band – tragic roundabout and lots of other surprises.

Ann Marie decided that the wedding attire should match the formal setting (one mooregate place) and for that in particular I thank her. I’ve been dying to wear this vintage number I bought with YYZ about 5 years ago in a store on Ossington in Toronto. I believe it was I Miss You. However, YYZ will correct me as her memory (at least related to shopping) is impecable.

When I bought the dress, I imagined I would cut it off at the knees so I could wear it more often. As you can see I never did cut it off and I’m glad I didn’t. Don’t worry, I never will. Like most dresses, my short-waistedness causes a little of an issue and should probably get the back adjusted, but it’s probably a thing I’ll never get around to. Other than the back, it fits like a glove and is SUPER duper comfortable. In a few pics, I see the girls need a bit of hoisting. Oh well. That’s age for you.

Here are a few shots of what I wore (and a few of what others wore). There’s more of the wedding over on flickr.

J and I amongst the flowers

J and I amongst the flowers

With the Opera Coat (bought again with YYZ but in Brooklyn)

With the Opera Coat (bought again with YYZ but in Brooklyn)

My diamond engagement ring.

My diamond engagement ring.

The gapey back

The gapey back

There was fun with light sabres.

There was fun with light sabres.

The happy couple

The happy couple

The cake was truly sculptural. Look at Flickr for robot bride/groom

The cake was truly sculptural. Look at Flickr for robot bride/groom

The bride's shoes.

The bride’s shoes.

One of the many guests in a mask.

One of the many guests in a mask. Love that it is tartan.

What I wore?
Dress: 60’s vintage number by Ruth Dukas (Canadian – born in Poland) bought with YYZ (read more about her here)
Ring: complete trash bought with YYZ on this trip to NYC
Earrings: Vintage silver screw-ons. I lost one 😦
Shoes: Silver Gucci (bought 2nd hand and worn here)
Jacket: Green Opera Jacket with blue lining bought with YYZ (no label – perhaps homemade)
Bag: Silver bag bought with YYZ (there’s a bit of a theme here). I believe Aldo.

In case you are wondering why there were all these Lucha Libres, Ann Marie is studying at Lucha Britannia. (Her Lucha name is Chow Mein.) If you are visiting me, ask me to take you to a night there (if they have one on). It is brilliant albeit a little scary.

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LHR: MOOving On

Thursday was a big day. It was my last day at MOO where I have been for the last 5.5 years. In fact this entire week has been big. There was a party on Monday where all my colleagues “got fancy”. I wish there were some photos of me as I wore my gold DVF shirt (seen here), this little Pied a Terre skirt, these Armani tights and these chunky Aldo shoes. I wasn’t really sure how fancy the evening would be, so I felt that the shoes and tights made it more edgy than fancy. As you can see from the photos below, I shouldn’t have worried. The guys and gals didn’t let me down.

Looking lovely in vintage and a splash of red

Looking lovely in vintage and a splash of red

The Bond Look

The Bond Look

Bowie looking fan-cy.

Bowie looking fan-cy.

A few of the guys from my team looking rather dapper.

A few of the guys from my team looking rather dapper.

Roly was wearing his finest hair art to date.

Roly was wearing his finest hair art to date.

The evening was spectacular and I was happy to make it to the very end of the evening without any incidents.

Yesterday was my last day and it involved an external meeting. As a result, I had to sport a dress and some heels. The dress was the one I created on the now defunct Style-Shake (worn here). My shoes were ones I picked up before Christmas in NY at Macy’s. You can see them here with some black tights with red wolford fishnets worn over top. See them below.

They are RED.

They are RED.

It was a big wonderful week including parties and shop openings. Don’t the MOO assistants look cool?

The MOO Shop Assistants

The MOO Shop Assistants

Bowie’s photo was taken by the talented Rob Wilson (MOO Photographer)

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Today was a big day for me.  My resignation was being made public at work. I knew after 5.5 years it was going to feel weird and also very sad to make it so final/so real with this announcement. So, I figured I should dress for the business.

Last week, while shopping for J’s birthday, I found this cute little tee.I love the idea of wearing a tie. So, I bought myself a present too. (don’t worry J did get something too). Then on Saturday, when J insisted we head to Uniqlo, I found some nice woolen tights that will become my new go-to. I bought 3 pairs – black, gray and burgundy. Watch this space, I’m sure they’ll be worn many times.

So, what do you think? Was it an apt outfit for my resignation announcement?

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Necktie tee by Volcom

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Another glamourous shot in the loo

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Tee without the jacket

Shoes/Boots by Aldo

Shoes/Boots by Aldo

Pink Earrings

Pink Earrings

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J and I sporting our new matching Tees (oh and my newly knitted cap)

What I wore?
Black Ribbed Tights – Uniqlo
Tee Shirt (worn by him and her) – Volcom
Jacket – worn so many times before and again – by BCBG
Shoes – Aldo
Earrings – Pink Roses given to me by my Sister and Brother in Law
Brooch – Vintage stick pin
Ring – beaded from NY
Toque or Beanie (as they seem be known outside of Canada) – Wool and the Gang (knitted by me)

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Please know that I am not making light of Hurricane/Super Storm Sandy and the death and destruction she wrought by using her name as the title of this post. Rather, LHR and I were actually in NYC over the weekend, celebrating our birthdays by putting our credit cards through their paces and my making sure we never went more than a few hours without wine.
We left the day before Sandy came to town.
Getting out from EWR was reminiscent of Escape From New York.
Or this (skip to minute 4:31).

This is the dress I wore on the plane home and also to school the next day.
I may or may not have worn it on the plane in a bid to hoodwink Canada Customs…. I’m not saying, either way.

I have long wanted a DVF wrap dress– the wrap dress is, after all, a girl’s best friend. Looks good on everyone, comfy, always stylish, versatile…. what’s not to love? I have several knock-off versions, but wanted the original.
So I treated myself to this silk one. And another sweater-knit one…. Ahem.
What?! It was my birthday!

Shopping at the DVF flagship store in the Meatpacking District was a pretty groovy experience, partly because Diane makes clothes for grown-up women, but largely because our salesgirl, Tanja, asked us this question:
“Would you ladies like some water or champagne while you try on your selections?”

There is only one answer to that. Obviously.

We also had good times trying on the same awesome dress.
(I’m wearing it in the photo– LHR opted for the more versatile top & leather skirt combo, in the end. Doesn’t she look amazing in it?
Way to get us drunk & then upsell, Tanja! You’ve got Employee of the month in the bag, girl.)

What could be more appropriate to wear on the day Sandy came to town than a dress with clouds all over it?

Thanks, LHR, for a truly awesome weekend. I had the best birthday EVER!

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I know you might not believe me, but I have a number of outfits to post. I’ve taken a fair few snaps lately before  heading down to Shoreditch to work each morning. I just need to take them off my phone and post them here. I will. I promise.

In the meantime, J sent me this photo he snapped of me a number of weeks back. We had been out and about one Saturday visiting potential future flats. We stopped in at this little shop just off Brick Lane where I picked up this sweatshirt because I had misjudged the weather and needed a bit of warmth. The tee I had on was just not cutting it. I popped in to the store next to this door and picked up this matching sweatshirt which J now affectionately calls my Cornelius sweatshirt. I’m sure you get the connection.

New Cornelius Sweatshirt … with matching doors and Nike trainers

We loved the door so much, I made J pose for the blog as well. As you can see, he matched my shoelaces on my new Nike trainers (inspired by the Olympic trend) I had picked up in NYC.

J sporting pink on Cheshire Street off Brick Lane

The rest of the day involved one of intense people watching …

Graffiti Bride on Cheshire Street, London

and then enjoying some of the best live music in our neighbourhood Gillett Square for the Vortex’s 25th anniversary. What a wonderful day it was!  Here are a few shots from that afternoon featuring the Square’s more colourful characters.

Dapper Dancer

She started the dancing.

 

The People Band

Electric Jalaba – Now that’s an outfit!

This band was FABULOUS as was the lead singer’s outfit. They’re called Electric Jalaba and I can’t begin to give you a sense of their music. So, cool and sadly not on spotify.

Anyway, I wouldn’t say this post is entirely a fashion story but at least I can prove I’m not walking around London in my birthday suit.

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