31 March, 2010

What I Wore: Alice Inspired

Blue dress, ???; white tunic, Old Navy Kids; leggings, Gina Tricot; shoes, Aldo; rose pin, handmade by me; butterfly brooch, "borrowed" from mummy; bracelet, handmade necklace.

When I was putting on this outfit, I saw this pin that I never wear lying around and I knew that I had to wear it, because there are a lot references to red roses in the movies and books. 

The rose pin was originally attached to my bracelet, which is really just necklace wrapped around my wrist, but I couldn't write, so I moved it.

Mu butterfly isn't bright blue, but I still had my own little Absolum* :)

And last but certainly not least, it wouldn't be an Alice Outfit without at least one little bow, would it? These shoes look bottle green, but I swear they are black. It's just that the white balance was  a little off, and in what little time I had I couldn't fix it without loosing the nice green in the grass.

Love, Rosie

*I'm not sure if that's actually the Blue Caterpillar's name, but I think it is.

30 March, 2010

Dressing like the Mad Hatter

As I said yesterday, the Mad Hatter is my favourite character from the new Alice in Wonderland. I mean Johnny Depp is super talented, the character is amazing, and the wardrobe is stellar. Once I had finished my "OMFG that was... just so!" stage, and my analyzing stage, I pretty much said "I have to do a Polyvore set based on him!"

This morning though, once I started really thinking about it, I realized that I HAD to do two sets. 

Not Quite as Mad Hatter Outfit
The first one is the outfit that is in my opinion fairly simple, the sort of thing I can see most people probably getting away with most of the time. This one is more based on my feeling of the Mad Hatter, a sort of country feel, but with plenty of eccentricity. I struggled with this one though: to hat or not to hat? I mean, he is the Mad HATTER, but top hats aren't necessarily very wearable. I left it out, but feel free to put wear one.

This one is my favourite though:

This is the set that I REALLY love. It has multiple loud patterns two colours of nail polish, and THE hat. Well, not THE hat, bat a pretty cool costume version. If you are wondering why I included a plaid skirt, it's because in one of my favourite scenes, the final battle, the Mad Hatter wears a kilt. This obviously makes him like a million times more awesome, and he wears it with a BRIGHT BLUE VELVET JACKET. The only reason I didn't include a blue jacket was I couldn't find one I liked.

What did you think of the Mad Hatter? Would you wear either of these outfits?

Love, Rosie

29 March, 2010

A Week of Wonderland

I thought life would calm down a bit once the theatre production finished Friday before last, but boy was I wrong. I spent all week catching up on everything I neglected while devoting my life to the play. I finally got things mostly under control yesterday, so I went to finally see Alice in Wonderland with my family. 

I'm fairly certain that it may be my new all time favourite movie. From the minute it started to the time the lights came on again, I was spellbound. I'm kinda still in awe really. It was the first time I had seen a movie in 3D (I don't go to the movie theatre that often), and it was amazing! And I know I'm a bit late to be catching on to the obsession, but this is my blog and I will do what I like*, so I will be celebrating Alice all week here.

I sort of want to paint this image on my wall, or just random scenes from the movie. I would kill to live in Wonderland!

I'm fairly positive that the Mad Hatter is my favourite character. I love all of him, but his style is just AMAZING. Stay tuned for more Mad Hatter posts as the week continues, including a post on Dressing like the Mad Hatter (Monday)Top Notch Top Hats (Wednesday), and Not Quite as Mad Hatter Makeup (Saturday).

Alice is amazing too though, and she wears so many gorgeous costumes. I plan on doing an Alice Inspired Outfit Post on Tuesday.

She is completely mad, obsessed with red, and incredibly self centred. So pretty much like me. Only I would never, ever use a flamingo as a golf club, they make much better lawn ornaments :P. All joking aside, the Red Queen is a stylistic force to be reckoned with, and I will be tackling Dressing like the Red Queen on Friday.

And last but certainly not least, the White Queen. Who can resist dark brows, lips and nails on a sea of white? To conclude the week, I will be Reviewing Green Beaver Lip Shimmer in Bordeaux.

Love, Rosie

* I don't mean to sound childish, I just think that I should be allowed to write what I want on my own blog.

22 March, 2010

What I Wore: Left Me Spinning

I am actually still alive. More alive than ever, in a way. This past week has been a blur of rehearsals, shows, late nights, early mornings, fingernails covered in stage makeup, moving walls, lunch hours spent laughing back stage, dancing like crazy at the cast party. Pretty much the best week I have had in a long long time. And this whole actually having a life thing has sort of left me spinning (quite literally at times), so by the time my day is over I usually just want to collapse into bed and make the next day come as fast as possible.

Skirt, thrifted; leggings, La Classe Couture; sweater, vintage hand made; tank top, Joe Fresh; boots, La Canadienne. 

I happened to pick the skirt over my March Break, and it happens to match the turquoise in my sweater exactly.

 I ended up not wearing the sweater for most of the day though, because the sleeves are so long that they got in the way when I was doing stage makeup, and it was so warm that I actually ended up over heating.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

14 March, 2010

Mega Volume: life and mascara

Life in Rosieland has been pretty much insane lately, I've been so busy with theatre that I've barely been able to keep up with my homework, and forget about actually having interest. The result of all this is that I pretty much haven't had time to blog over the past week, and next week will be worse. It's not that I want to push TtW to the side, it's just that real* people and real commitments have to come first sometimes.

In other news, I bought Covergirl's LashBlast mega volume mascara in black brown today, and I love it. My only problem is that it's a lot closer to black than brown, but that's fine. Ok, I have a second problem, but it's not with the product. I don't really like the package. It's big and chunky and bright orange. I much prefer Maybelline's Lash Stiletto for packaging, but the actual mascara isn't as nice, in my opinion.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

*Not that you all aren't real, it's just that I have sort of two lives: my online life, and my "real"life, with people I have met in person.

12 March, 2010

Half Up, Half Down

I had a bit of extra time this morning, so I decided to try something new with my hair. It's sort like the half up half down style:

But I wore one side up and one side down! It actually looked pretty good in real life, rather dramatic. By the time I got around to taking pictures though I was exhausted, in my pyjamas, and considering time stopping as my only way to ever get some rest.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

11 March, 2010

The Bata Shoe Museum

I discovered what I think may be my heaven on earth today. The Bata Shoe Museum, in Toronto, Ontario. A Museum dedicated to shoes? Yes please! I will definitely be checking it out next time I'm in Toronto. At the moment they have an exhibit on Renaissance Chopines and Baroque Heels. If any of you think that the shoes some women wear today are crazy, check out the site.

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In case you were wondering, those are an example of Venetian Chopines. I told you they were crazy!

Another cool thing to check out while you are on the museum's website is their online exhibit. You can learn tons of stuff (or just drool over crazy shoes) from the comfort of your own home/internet café/library/wherever you.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

09 March, 2010

What I Wore: Cozy Cardigan

It was back to school for me today, and I was actually kind of happy to be back. There is only so long I can wear fleece leggings with sweatshirts before I drive myself mad.

Shirt, Smart Set; Cardigan, thrifted, Smart Set; Jeans, KappAhl; Boots, La Canadienne.

Still, I didn't want to go too all out on my first day back, so I stuck to something simple yet flattering. And cozy. This cardigan is really warm! It's a new find, I grabbed it when I was out shopping during the break. Then I got home and realized just how small an extra small is. It took a bit of tugging to get the sleeves on, and forget about the top button, but one I got it on, I loved it. It's so hard to get a tight cardigan, or a cardigan that ends right at my natural waist.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

06 March, 2010

Happy Happy Award

I am usually very punctual. I get stuff done on time, don't miss appointments, I get home when I say I will. But when I'm late, I'm really late. I like to be extreme :P. 

Anyways, way back ages ago, towards the beginning of February the lovely Fashion Court gave me the Happy 101 award.

When given the award, the recipient must list ten things that make them happy and pass the award on to ten other bloggers.

So, ten things that make me happy:
1. Two words: March Break.
2. Haircut tomorrow. I'm sort of considering something dramatic.
3. I have cream cheese. That may seem strange, but it means I can make cream cheese icing tomorrow.
4. I spent all day watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which pretty much equates to a day well spent.
5. I'm looking at the glow in the dark fish painting on the wall. It's pretty awesome.
6. Um, wood stoves make my feet warm :)
7. Life is good :)
8. I have a smiley addiction. But spreading happiness is a good thing!
9. My train of thought isn't so much of a train as a web.
10. I have now spun around so many times (in my own brain) that I have reached a state of extreme confusion. I quite like it.

I would love to pass this award on to:
Deep in Vogue
Fashion Handglide
Frock around the Clock
Lisa's Likes
Lovely Lor
Willow and Daria

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

05 March, 2010

My Idol: Buffy

I've said this before, and I will probably say it again. My second favourite* tv show of all time is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I love pretty much every aspect of the show, but Buffy's clothing is especially amazing.

She wears a lot of miniskirts/dresses, usually with tall, chunky heeled boots. Did I mention that she spends a good part of her time beating up vampires, climbing out her second floor window, and jumping fences? While making amazingly witty remarks? I can only hope that someday I will be as badass as she is.

This picture is season two, but I think it's a pretty good example of a "typical" Buffy outfit. It's also a great example of Buffy's accessorizing skills. She knows that a tall, dark, brooding vampire boyfriend in a leather jacket goes with everything!

Cordelia (the brunette), has pretty amazing style too. She wears a lot of lime green in season one, and a leopard print mini skirt? I need one!

This picture, from the season one season finale, is probably one of my favourite Buffy outfits EVER. White prom dress, check. Mysterious vampire boyfriend's leather jacket, check. Crossbow, check.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

*Firefly is a hands down first, even though there are only thirteen episodes, and Bones is a close third. Funny fact: Joss Whedon is the creator of the first two, and David Boreanaz stars in the second two.

04 March, 2010

I wish I had a school uniform

I have never had a school uniform. Sure, there have been dress codes (I still don't get why leggings and a tunic top weren't accepted at my middle school), but never an actual uniform. To tell the truth, I kinda wish I had one.

I wish I had a uniform...

I know I would probably hate it within a month, if not a week, but I think it would make getting dressed more interesting, but also easier. I know that most schools that have a uniform probably don't let you wear stilettos or fishnets, but it's fun to imagine.

Did any of you have a uniform? What did you think of it?

Love, Rosie

02 March, 2010

What I Wore: Silly Shovelling

This week, I am on March Break. And when you are Rosie, March Break means sleeping in late, reading by the fire, occasionally getting up to make my siblings soya dogs, and wearing a lot of knit sweaters.

Sweater, knit by my mummy; jeans, Old Navy; scarf, a gift; hat, Gap; mittens, knit by my mummy.

Today it snowed, and since I am a kind and helpful daughter (who would like her stupid new bedtime removed) I went out to shovel the driveway.

Shovelling isn't fun if you don't wear as many knits as possible, with gigantic winter boots.

And you obviously have to take lots and lots of photos, to reinforce in the elderly neighbours minds that you are completely crazy.

After my last post, where I was wearing wedge sandals and a dress out in the snow, a lot of you commented that I must have been cold. I'll admit that I wasn't exactly warm, but it was around 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), with practically no wind, and I was only out for about five minutes. So, slightly chilly feet, but nothing my down filled slippers couldn't fix in a few minutes.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

01 March, 2010

Stargazing Star

I bought this dress yesterday, and as soon as I got it home and hung it up I realized just how much I love it.

It feels oh so glamourous, so I decided to wear it with a faux pearly necklace, and wedge sandals. My foot wear of choice would have been my black t-strap heels, but walking in the snow in those would have been difficult.

I didn't manage to get out to take pictures until after supper, but then once I got "dressed up" I felt a bit like a movie star.

And what's better than a star looking at the stars? So I got out some binoculars and took some pictures.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie