Chris and I have decided to bid farewell to Tiny Tines. We had a great run, and our priorities have changed. We still love fashion and we would like to thank our friends and sponsors who supported us throughout the years.
If you are interested in following us on the interwebs individually, Chris still has her blog here and Justine still has her blog here.
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret.. One of my and Davis’ favourite pastimes is watching the Disney Channel together. I know, so romantic, right? Seriously, who doesn’t love corny humour, unnecessary havoc and uncomplicated “issues” that resolve within a half hour? Life should be such! Now that the cat is out of the bag with regard
to my choice of dates, I might as well tell you that while most of the fashion blogosphere enjoy Gossip Girl, I have a soft spot for The Suite Life on Deck. From Sharetv.org The character of London Tipton, played by Brenda Song, inspires me to be adventurous with fashion. She can get quite costumey (borderline disco ball) on the show, but her confidence allows her to execute each outfit with so much pizzazz. Every episode is an expressive and interesting look! I fully identify with the philosophy that fashion should be fun. Do you agree?
I am wearing..
Silk scarf: Vintage Silk top: Club Monaco Skirt: Mom’s closet
I find myself frantically trying to wear all my velvet items as often as humanly possible before it gets warm again. Oh yes, you remember correctly, I was also the wuss who complained about the cold weather just a few weeks ago. I can’t seem to make up my mind
about many things in life, including the following: I picked up this bottle of China Glaze Crackle (Cracked Concrete) a couple of months ago when the collection first launched. These work the same way as OPI’s Black Shatter if you are more familiar with that product. The nail polish, once applied, will automatically “crack”, revealing the base colour you wear underneath. To be honest, I only purchased it for novelty reasons. I actually didn’t like most of the pictures I saw online. So I tried it for the first time last night on top of OPI’s Birthday Babe (an aluminum-like silver), and I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t hate it! I am not completely convinced that I will use it a second time, but at least I haven’t removed it yet.
I am wearing..
Top: H&M Necklace: Forever 21 Skirt: Hong Kong Belt: BCBG
Toronto is in the middle of a cold spell, which means I am becoming less and less motivated to dress up for work every morning. It’s amazingly stupid how much of an effect the weather has on me. Unfortunately, outfit posts consisting of big sweaters and jeans/corduroy pants just don’t make for interesting content, so I woke up Monday morning with the determination to put an end to being bossed around by cold temperatures. Of course layering is in order. I’m crazy, but not that crazy. I got this cape at the closing sale of a random accessories store many years ago. When I wore it in 2005, people commented on how “odd” it looked. Fast forward to today, everyone suddenly thinks this cape is “so chic”. Trends really do brainwash the mind.
Jennifer Waters left the corporate world (literally! She worked at Microsoft for 11 years!) to fulfill her dream full-time as fashion designer. She started House of Groves, a fashion line that “embodies fresh, contemporary style with a look to the
past”. Justine’s take: What I love about House of Groves’ Spring/Summer 2011 collection is the interesting cohesion of seemingly opposite themes: strong pastels and delicate darks. I like that the silhouettes give a nod to some vintage pieces I already own, but made with fabrics and colours I can wear today. Chris’ take: This collection embodies a just-perfect ratio of masculinity and femininity. Jennifer’s offerings stay true to a woman’s shape at the same time enhance it with menswear-inspired tailoring. I can imagine a chic businesswoman chairing a meeting wearing the seersucker ensemble of a double-breasted blazer and a beautifully-tailored pant, or running lunch errands in the silky tie-dye top and high-waisted beige skirt. Somehow in some magical way, the tie-dye is totally modern and office-appropriate. My favourite would have to be the olive green bolero and high-waisted short finished with a darling tie neck top. The coral captures attention without aggressively demanding it. Here are some shots Justine took of the show at LG Toronto Fashion Week on October 20, 2010 at Direct Energy Centre at The Exhibition (Toronto, ON). Designer Jennifer Waters being interviewed: We got to talk to Jennifer after the show, it was so exciting to finally meet her. Dear Jennifer, thank you again for inviting Tiny Tines to attend your installation. Congratulations on a wonderful show! You left us thirsting for more. Some shots from Chris’ camera:
I have, what people call, “yoga feet”. My feet are wide and grounded, and can’t handle heels for longer than 20 minutes. This is why every time I buy heels at a shoe store, I am fooled. I try on the shoes for about 5 minutes max, try to get an idea of what it’s like to wear them for long periods of time WHILE being pressured by the sales associate (I used to be one, I know how much it costs a company to wait for a customer to decide on a sale) to buy them. I have about three pairs of lovely heels which I only pull out when I have special occasions, but there is something about heels as everyday wear that makes me jealous of the girls who can do it without complaints.
YO MAN. SRSLY. YO MAN. OMG. OMG. I don’t know, but OMG. Source: Fluevog These shoes. Are totally rad. And they come in ladies sizes. I know they’ll look weird on me but I just love everything about these shoes. They absolutely look like brogues that men
wore in the 1970′s with a pair of so-ugly-that-it’s-hot plaid pants, a preppy vest, and poor boy’s cap. I have to try these on. The store is right across from MuchMusic/CP24. I just never had the balls to go inside. I know that if I go in, I will fall in love with everything in that store. I love how they have blue laces too. WAHHHHH.
(Oops, a day late) I’ve had my Canon Powershot A620 for a few years now. It’s the perfect point-and-shoot with a wide array of features. All the pictures I’ve posted so far were taken by the bad boy. Not too shabby, me thinks, except I do need PhotoShop magic. I don’t claim myself a photographer, but in the perspective of a makeup artist, I do see a DSLR as a good investment. Plus, I make Justine look bad by posting cruddy pictures. I’ve been looking at craigslist for cheaper deals and I am pretty sure I have my heart set on the Canon Rebel XS. I hope I score something soon! On another note, I picked up a shirt this past weekend from the men’s department of Club Monaco. The original price was $89 (what!!!). Of course nobody wanted it. Then it went down to $59, $29; there were barely any takers. I got it for $9 and there was still a shelf full of it. I guess men don’t wear stuff