3.21.2015

Tremblant 2015!






Second season boarding and not to brag but I think I've improved a lot since last season! Finally got my first board a gorgeous GNU B-Nice, paired with Ride bindings and Burton Mint boots; I've essentially been out on the hills every weekend. School or no school, snowboarding definitely took priority. With that, I managed two trips to Tremblant, which was some of the best boarding ever! I think I can confidently say that Tremblant is one of the best hills on the east coast. Hopefully next year it will be Whistler but here's a look back at some of the moments captured with my new toy of the new year, the GoPro Hero 4 Silver!

3.19.2015

Take it Outside.



Introducing a new aspect to the blog covering sports and healthy living. I know this blog has been heavily focused on solely fashion for so long but I think as I grow and change I see myself focusing more on the outdoors and healthy living. A huge part of of me would love to get into the sporting and performance apparel industry so I guess its a reflection of that. So let it be known that this blog will focus on a mix of sports and fashion; always fashionable but practical.

I know I've been away from the blog for awhile but I think this is the refresh it needs. I spent the majority of the winter on the hills and I've never been happier (minus final year of school stress). Go out and get active! Its super rewarding seeing improvements in your physical and mental capabilities. Push your hardest and you'd be surprised at the results!

Cheers!

Charlotte



12.21.2014

Nails | Red Plaid




Wearing: Joe Fresh sweater, DIY Neckwarmer, Garage Socks (here)

Holiday nails in a festive plaid as part of the countdown to Christmas! Can't believe Christmas is only 3 days away and I still haven't completed all my holiday shopping (eeek!). Anyone else scrambling to get those last minute holiday things done as well?

I actually am not a fan of the holidays, way too stressful with school and gift shopping. Summer vacations are so much better but I can't help but dream of a White Christmas. Perfect for snuggling up in front of a fireplace with a giant cup of hot cocoa. How will you be dressing up your nails for this holiday season?



How to:

  1. Paint a base red on all fingers but the ring fingers; paint a black base on the ring fingers
  2. Take a deeper red or jelly type nail polish and do a rough gingham pattern on the red nails
  3. Take a thin stripper brush and paint the black plaid lines; 3 across, 3 vertically
  4. Repeat with gold (single lines)
  5. Top off the ring fingers with a gold glitter
  6. Top coat to seal

Polishes used: Essie's Russian Roulette, OPI's Malaga Wine, Revlon's Black Magic, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Bold Gold and Golden-I

12.09.2014

DIY | Tie me up in chains



Wearing: Garage boyfriend shirt, Club Monaco V-neck tee, Shark tooth necklace (here), Layla headphones in rose gold (here
Whew! First semester of my final year is officially over! More time for portfolio and fun things like this highly neglected blog for one. Super sorry for the lack of DIY posts guys, it's just been super hectic! I'll try to shoot as many as possible over the Christmas break to have things lined up in the new year.

I've been searching high and low for my body chain supplies and finally found all of it this morning so what better way to celebrate my first day off in ages than to make a little something special for myself? (I did a post on body chains wayyyyyyy back when here) Delicately chic, it can be worn over or under clothing. I wish I had this over the summer but am looking forward to wearing this for the winter months over sweaters and layered pieces. This body chain DIY took me all of ten minutes to make, most of the time just measuring the desired length of the chain.


What you'll need:

  • Jump rings*
  • Chain*
  • Clasp*
  • Pliers
*I ordered my supplies from this store on etsy; all 14K gold filled so it doesn't tarnish as easily 


Steps:

  1. Measure out three lengths of chain, one  27", two 16"
  2. Take a jump ring and attach the two ends of the 27" length and one end of each 16" chain together. You should be left with a loop and two open ends
  3. The open ends is where the clasp goes for behind your back. Attach with jump rings; in the end it should look like two loops with a jump ring attaching it together, similar to an infinity sign.

12.06.2014

Inspiration | Weighted Chains




Doing a little window shopping I spotted these on the All Saints website. Subtle edgy detailing with large chains. Another DIY to add to my never ending list of to do!

Take any old sweatshirt, add a chain break in the sleeves, sew back. Repeat on a skirt :)

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12.04.2014

Inspiration | Laced up in Leather



 Watching the movie Lucy the other day (if you haven't seen it, it's actually a pretty decent film), I got to say, the stylists had it spot on with that one dress worn by Scarlett Johannson. Gorgeous with lace up detailing; a little bit of digging identified the dress as none other than the Mummy Dress by Iris van Herpen. Iris van Herpen has long been a favourite designer of mine with her haute couture work with 3D printing and mobile pieces. I highly recommend to check out her work; it reminds me a bit of Alexander McQueen with a more technological feel.

This dress is easily done as a DIY, I can't wait to give it a go. You'll need a black dress, silver eyelets and leather laces (I've already ordered this dress from Zara to try it out with). Probably super time consuming project but the end result will definitely be a stunner!

Images from Iris van Herpen

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