My style icon is a thirteen year old girl

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

It's true, after becoming a huge fan of Le Vestiaire de Jeanne some many months ago I was really intrigued to see pictures of Jeanne's older sister Clémence who has killer style. Both Clémence's style and her younger sister's namesake line are minimalist and focus on quality materials in basic, yet intriguing shapes. The new blog called Le Vestiaire de Clé features only Clé's style, and promises a new line for adults that will begin Winter 2008!

Birthday Suit

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Birthday Suit, originally uploaded by erica_knits.

Last Thursday, February 21st was my twenty first birthday. I love birthdays because of all the phone calls. I was able to catch up with so many friends and not to mention the gifts! I just received this tank top and bag today from my lovely friend Kaleigh (not a blogger, yet) that she made!! Isn't she incredible? I'm also wearing my Uniqlo jeans and my Topshop gladiator sandals from London. I'm seriously kicking myself for not buying two pairs of these jeans, they are fantastic and so soft.
In the meantime I am filling my days with Frida Kahlo research for an up and coming paper, and developing a blogging surprise!

Oh, and this never ceases to make me smile.


Monday, 25 February 2008

Thanks to the blog world I've been introduced to the label Mociun and its stunning collections. I have fallen in love with the tie back dress but at $310 while it is not extravagantly expensive it does not quite fit into (or even close to) my student clothing budget. *sigh* However upon further searching at Beklina I found a more affordable option:
Exhibit: The Hand-printed scarf at $45.
Perhaps I will be able to have a little Mociun for myself after all.

I own a little silk-screen frame and I've been making little one-offs for the past few years but in the last few weeks I've been coming up with designs to attempt screen fabric on a larger scale! Mociun has been such an inspiration and I especially love her minimal color palette.
I just hope I can find the time to put my ideas into practice.

London Town!

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

My trip to London was absolutely fantastic. I went to London for Reading Week (the Canadian equivalent of Spring Break, but certainly not in Spring) with my university's History Club. Yes, you heard me right, the History Club. I fully admit to being smack in the middle of my dorky phase. The trip consisted of many museums, landmarks, and palaces. I did do some shopping on my nights off but it certainly wasn't the priority of the trip... too bad.

Things I learned in London:
-Walk on the left, but stand on the right side of the escalator. If you do not abide by this you will get mowed down by men in business suits.
-Talk quietly, and use all your manners. The Brits are polite!
-Mind the Gap. Anyone who's been on the Tube knows what I'm talking about.
-Don't pack two large suitcases and expect to have an easy time at a hostel... 5 flights of stairs people, not good.
-Drink as many fruit smoothies as you can, they are fantastic!
-Go to the V&A (The Victoria and Albert Museum) It was definitely my favorite museum on the trip. Full of British History, especially textile history and it is really interactive.
-Bring cash. The exchange rate is so terrible it's better if the cash is already converted. That way you don't have to double all the prices as you put them on your credit. Yikes!
-Ignore all signs in Hyde Park except for the maps. They lie!!
-When you get off the tube at Whitechapel station and it says "Beware of Muggings in This Area," get right back on the Tube. Seriously, don't go. Especially at night. We did.
-Go to all the museum's cafes and restaurants. They are usually quite reasonable and absolutely delicious.
-Don't get sick! I had to miss one day because I couldn't get out of bed. I was so sad.
-Primark. It's really cheap, but unfortunately looks really cheap too.
-Topshop. Absolutely fantastic! Very painful exchange rate.
-Go to the National Gallery and see The Arnolfini PortraitThree Wise Men.

Hey, at least they warn you.

They get their own traffic light.

Changing of the guard.

Kensington High Street

Alice in Wonderland.

It was springtime!
Roar!! At Henry VIII's palace.

Okay, I'm singing the Mary Poppins song in my head.
Wiksten in London!
More photos on flickr.

London Town!

Monday, 18 February 2008

London Town! , originally uploaded by erica_knits.

Trafalgar Square... I'm back and I don't think I'll ever be the same. London was wonderful and I'm too jet lagged and speechless to explain at the moment. I can't wait to catch up with everyone!

Mittens, Papers, then London!

Sunday, 3 February 2008

I've been away for awhile and I'm going to be away for awhile more. I'm busy making mittens for shop orders (Thank you!), writing papers, and on Thursday I'm off to London, England. I hope to make it up to you with tons of pictures from my trip. Have a great week, and an early Happy Valentines Day!

I'm also trying to get used to wearing my hair curly like Stephanie.

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