28 February, 2010

Sneak Peak at a New Project

I started work on a new project today, technically yesterday, and I an super excited about it.

All I'm saying for now is that it is a sewing project, and that it involves a red satin like fabric.

Love, Rosie

27 February, 2010

A Year of Through the Wilderness

Yesterday marked a pretty important day for Through the Wilderness. February 25, 2010 marked this blog's one year birthday. The reason I didn't post about this yesterday was because I wasn't quite what I should post about. Should I do normal post, and just mention it briefly? Should I do something big? Which is why I procrastinated until today to do my anniversary post, at which point I decided to go through all my old posts, and pick out my favourite from each month.

Before I share my faves though, I want to thank every single one of you, because this past year has been one of the best years of my life, and you, my wonderful readers, played a big role in making my life great, whether directly or indirectly. I hope to see another great year with all of you.

I mostly love this post because I love this outfit. And for some strange reason, I love love love this photo of me.

My love affair with these sunglasses began. This picture is from a few months later, but it's one of my favourite photos of what have practically become my signature.

I was enamoured with David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era style. I never did find a powder blue velvet blazer though.

One of my tips: wear spandex.

This was the first time I took one of my pictures and made a polyvore set inspired by it. I have to admit, it was hard to decide what post to chose from July, there were a lot of posts I liked.

What can I say? I love these photos!

Looking back, I really love some of the pictures I took, especially the ones from Stockholm!

I mostly love this post because I want every single piece of clothing in it, but still, I love it.

I'm allowed to be proud of my work, right? There were several outfits from November that I liked, but I couldn't chose a favourite.

I still love it :)

I honed in on what image I want to project, but still haven't managed to pull it together into an outfit.

February 2010- What I Wore: Slightly Gothic
You see, you gotta keep 'em on their toes. I'm not sure who you gotta keep on their toes, but you have to do it. And going from jeans and tight sweaters to slightly goth over night certain keeps people alert.

What are your favourite posts from the last year?

Love, Rosie

25 February, 2010

What I Wore: Lucky Skirt

Skirt, Ã…hlens; leggings, ???; dress worn as shirt, Gina Tricot; socks, gift; shoes, Converse All Stars.

Ok, I LOVE this skirt. It makes me feel like a fairy princess, and that's always a good thing. It's also really, really short. If I weren't wearing leggings and a dress underneath it, I would have been very, very hesitant to wear it out of the house. Still, this skirt is wonderful.

Maybe I'm being crazy superstitious, but I think certain clothing is lucky. This skirt, or maybe this dress, is one of those pieces. Suffice to say, today was great, even if I have to face a bit of a dilemma.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

23 February, 2010

I wanna be a Rocker

February has really been getting to me. I feel so uninspired when it comes to clothing, and getting dressed every morning has become more and more of a struggle. I think it may be because my style has changed quite a bit lately.

Style Inspiration: 22/02/2010

Part 1 of my new style goal: rocker chick. Lately I've really been craving a bit of bag girl in my style, I want to be able to transmit the sort of effortless vibe that I see people wearing. It's like they just sort of rolled out of bed and threw on the first things that came to hand, but they look amazing anyways. I haven't figured out what the key ingredient is yet.

My style hasn't just been veering towards rocker, so I will share my other source of inspiration within the next few days.

Love, Rosie

21 February, 2010

Too Cute and Joe

I've been feeling really creative lately, and I decide to channel my creativity into adding to my jewelry collection.

I have always found bow necklaces incredibly cute, a little too cute for my "look". This one is quite small though, and bright red, so I am very excited to try it out.

This necklace isn't for me, but a friend. Nat's birthday party was today, and this was my gift, and necklace with Joe (the dragon), her signature doodle on it.

I have a plans for changing a necklace I already have, and I am trying to get my hands on the materials required to make a few different pieces of clothing, so you expect more of my random projects in the future.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

19 February, 2010

The Big 250

Guess what I'm writing right now? MY 250th POST! To be frank, I never thought I would make it this far. I have never really stuck with anything very long, so at first I figured it would just be another one of my hobbies: fun, but short lasting.

In celebration of this somewhat important event, I made a polyvore set of the outfit I would wear if I were actually celebrating this event:

250 post celebration!

You all would be invited of course, since I never would have come this far without you. We would have a huge party, and everyone would wear exactly what they wanted to, and eat whatever they liked best, and have lots and lots of fun, and I'm rambling now, so I'll just stop.

Right, so, thanks for being the best readers any blogger could ask for, and I hope that I will stick with blogging for another 250 posts, since this has been and continues to be one of the best experiences I've had.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

18 February, 2010

12 likes, 1 LOVE, 8 Hates

A few days ago, the lovely Daria and Willow of Pigtails and Blushing Cheeks tagged me to share 12 likes, 1 love and 8 hates. So, here goes:

I like snow days, candy canes, down filled slippers, watching Bones, daydreaming, having people ask me what university I'm at (since I'm still in high school), discovering new interests, learning new skills, meeting new people, alphabetizing anything and everything, going to bed, my skull and cross bones earbuds.

I love that no matter how down I get, I have amazing friends who can make me smile.
I hate getting up early, having my parents go out of their way to pick me up, living in the middle of nowhere, never having enough time, not being able to stick with anything, no knowing what career I want to pursue, not being in control of my life, making mistakes.

I would like to tag: Vera, Stacy and Indigo and Tangerine.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

15 February, 2010

Valentine's Wish List: Vampire Diana Ring

I wasn't sure what I was going to post today. I wanted to post something relating to Valentine's day, but I wasn't sure what I was going to post. Then the wonderful Wendy B unveiled her newest beauty: the Vampire Diana ring.

Inspired by Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (who happens to be one of my all time favourite characters from tv), the ring is made out of silver, and the stake is blackened silver. If you are interested, head over to the post on Wendy B's blog unveiling the Vampire Diana. I know I will be ordering one as soon as I can scrape together the money.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

14 February, 2010

Hiking Diva

I had a really intense idea, but it sort of fell flat. I was going for a sort of diva goes hiking shoot*, with the idea that she is dressed with absolutely no common sense. I didn;t really get what I wanted, but they turned out alright.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

*Not that I don't think divas can hike, it's just that this diva couldn't.

13 February, 2010

What I Wore: Slightly Gothic

Skirt, le chateau; shirt, Seduction; leggings, ???; shoes, Converse All Stars; necklaces, gifts.

For some reason I felt like being slightly goth today, and I never go against my stylistic instincts, so I went slightly goth. Black eye shadow, deep purple lips and lots of black felt about right. Not really goth, but still quite fun.

Of course, I got weird stares, since I am a melodramatic, excitable nerd who laughs a lot, and makes references to chemistry class in every day conversation, but whatever, contrast is awesome!

I decided I love this necklace combination, but the middle nail fell off, and I have to glue it back on. I have matching earrings somewhere, but I have to find and fix them too.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

12 February, 2010

Don't Cry, Don't raise your eye

I'm sort of in shock at the moment, I received the news of my mother's godfather's death moment's before I read about Alexander McQueen's death. They will both be missed.

I have never really paid much attention to runway collections, but even when I didn't always exactly like Alexander McQueen's designs, I will always admire his creativity and daring.

And so this post isn't entirely me being sad:

My new favourite song. Ever since my mummy introduced me to the who a few weeks ago, this song has been playing almost constantly

I'm going to leave you with my favourite part of the song:
Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

Love, Rosie

11 February, 2010

What I Wore: Grammy Sweater

Sweater, gift from my Grammy, made by my Great-Aunt; leggings, ???; dress, Gina Tricot; shoes (not seen), Aldo.

The story behind the not quite full length photo: as you can see, there is snow on the ground. Well, high heels+ quite deep snow= no feet. All you could seen was a my bare ankles and then my leggings. And let me tell you, it looked AWKWARD. So I just cut them off.

My Grammy sent this sweater and it's bronze twin home with my sister a few weeks ago, and I was initially repulsed. But after they sat in the living room for a while, I decided to try it on last night, and it turns out I love it!

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

09 February, 2010

What I Wore: Learning Layering

I want to apologize for the terrible posts lately. I don't want to make excuses, but I've been pretty busy, so I just haven't had time for much more than filler posts. I think things may ease up a bit now, so I'm going to try and do a photo shoot at some point and do an actual outfit post, and then maybe do a tutorial or something. If you have anything you would like me to write about, please let me know.

Anyways, I wasn't going to post today's outfit since it was kinda boring, but I thought I would share a detail shot of my shirts.
This black shirt may be one of my favourite shirts. In reality it's darker between the opaque bits, but I love it. The first time I wore it, I was wearing a mustard yellow tube top underneath, and it looked great, I plan on wearing that combination again soon to show you guys.

I have always admired people who master layering, and I think this piece will help me learn the art. It really takes a shirt from slightly mediocre to sort of funky.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

08 February, 2010

Multi-Coloured Black Hair

After my henna-indigo dye experiment, my mummy surprised me with some semi-permanent, sort of natural, black hair dye. A family friend came over to help me put it in, and by friday my hair was black.

hair, black, face, eyes, green, nose, curly, dyed @ Through the Wilderness

I absolutely adore it! This may sound sort of strange, but I sort of feel that I was meant to have black hair. I love my natural colour, but I think that if hair colour were based on personality, I would have glittering black hair with strands of all sorts of colours mixed in. At a glance it would be black, but when you really looked, it would be made up of every colour in the rainbow.

What colour would your hair be if it were based on personality? Do you like your natural colour?

Love, Rosie

PS: If you read my other blog, Exposure Extraordinaire, you probably already saw this photo, but I haven't taken more yet.

06 February, 2010

Funky Weekend Knits

I love weekends. I love not having to get up, I love being able to set my own schedule and I love not having to get dressed if I don't want too (I'm a total homebody). When I do get dressed on weekends, my outfit usually looks something like this: skinny jeans. big cozy sweater, head band, boots.

Easy Weekends

Almost never sweat shirts, not because I have anything against them, but simply because I find knits are warmer. Personally, I think that huge knit sweaters with crazy colours or pattern's are the best. So far I have my sheepie sweater, and my mummy is going to make me a purple sweater with a green dinosaur on it. Or maybe I'll make it, we'll see. Anyways, funky sweaters are a great way to take a weekend outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

PS: I'm going to be at a conference... workshop... thing... almost all weekend, and my computer isn't coming, so no post tomorrow, but I will be back Sunday night, baring accidents/snow storms.

PPS: Comment if you found the sort of reference to LotR. It would make me very happy to know that my family aren't the only people on earth who go around using and adapting quotes from the books and movies.

05 February, 2010

Butterfly Broach

This morning I was going through my mother's jewelry box in search of a broach, and I found this:

Not only was it perfect for the outfit, it is just plain pretty. Purple leather butterfly? Hell yes!

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

04 February, 2010

New Hair!

Some of you asked for pictures of my new hair. Well, here is my hair:

If you wanted pictures where you could see it in relation to my face, you are out of luck for the moment because I seem to be developing a cold and I don't want anyone thinking I am a clown. Strangely, I am wearing what I refer to as my clown pants today, but that's fairly irrelevant.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

02 February, 2010

Opps: Accidents with Dye

I had a really great post planned for today. I was going to unveil my new hair. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed some tweets about buying supplies and panicked tweets about coverage. I had decided that today was the day, I was going to dye my hair black. Armed with plastic gloves, a shower cap and a package of henna-indigo hair dye from my local health food store, I set about the process.

This is where our valiant hero (me) encounters an obstacle. You see, applying green goop that smells like freshly cut hay and has the consistency of a cream soup to one's own head is difficult. Trying to do so without coating the house in the fore mentioned goop leads to holding ones hair upside down over the bath tub.

Which is how the hair directly next to my face and the very bottom layer on the back of my head came to be several shades darker, with a slight green tint, while the top back of my head is still light brownish.

According to my mother, who came home after all this, it isn't terrible, and I have to agree. My father didn't even notice until my sister informed him that "Rosie had dyed her hair a ghastly colour." She can be excused because she's little though, and he was wearing fogged up glasses.

Sorry about the text heavy, some what dreary post, I was going to post pictures, but the flash makes my hair look bright blue and it's too dark to use natural/normal indoor light.

Love, Rosie