Saturday, August 27, 2011

Greetings from Beautiful Montreal!

So as it turns out, I'm staying another week and will be returning on Sept. 2nd.

I've been having a lovely time here working, shopping, and eating all sorts of decadent (and completely unhealthy, hehe) desserts.

I am starting to miss home though (I miss you kitty!!), and will be glad to return to my home-sweet-home. And I miss blogging and the online world in general.

Miss all you guys and I'll be back to my blog soon! Hope everyone is doing great!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Off to Montreal!

I'm going to Montreal for work training so I can be a window visual merchandiser when I get back. If the hotel has wireless, I'll still be posting, but if not! I'll be back on the 26th. Hopefully I can fit in some antiqueing, thrifting and general shopping while I'm there! (and hopefully a tattoo). I'll miss you guys while I'm gone!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Waiting for Autumn with Baited Breath.

I'm officially tired of summer. I miss all my layers, I miss my heavy scarves and fur stoles and collars. I miss thick tights!

I've been shopping and at this point everything I've been purchasing has been in anticipation of Autumn. New faux-fur pieces, heavy boots, sweaters and velvets. I even bought some gold eye shadow to compliment my new things. BUT IT'S STILL TOO WARM TO WEAR THEM!

I try though. Oh, do I ever. A faux-fur vest and full dress with petticoat in 30 degree (celsius) weather. But by the end of the day I'll have taken off a few things. A red heat-flushed face just isn't attractive.

It's been nice to see you summer, it really has. But I'm ready for dark colours and layers. I NEED my wardrobe back to what it is three quarters of the year. So please, exit gracefully summer. Give me Autumn back!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lovely Solitary Breakfast

Being a Quaintrelle means taking pleasure in the lovely and decadent things. Yesterday I was up bright and early, and treated myself to a delicious solitary breakfast. I sat by myself, read poetry, sent some e-mails and texted my friend in Australia. And all over an amazing banana and nutella crepe, grapefruit juice and coffee :)

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Favorite Snaps of the Week

I have a few this week!

From, this is under-stated and simple, but so beautiful in my opinion. I love the blouse and her shoes.

Saki, from the Grimoire Almadel blog. I love her high-waisted pants and the overall piratey look of this coord.

Another of Saki, this time from the Grimoire blog. I love this dress!

From, Kaori in a simple maxi-length dress. I like how the colour of her scarf tied to her purse subtly picks up the tones in her dress. So pretty!

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Friday, August 5, 2011

New Accessory Brand Available at Grimoire Almadel

Brand new to Grimoire Almadel is "Vicious Sabrina", an accessory brand which integrates science, bone, insects, oddities and antiquities into medallion/medal-like brooches and pendants.

Each piece is unique, hand-made and one of a kind. The Grimoire blog calls them "surreal and delicate" and " a surreal world of little poisons".

Vicious Sabrina's site describes the items as "accessories of curiosity", which I think is a great way to describe them since each is like their own little cabinet of curiosities. In tiny scale of course, hehe.

Some of their pieces use actual bone and insect, while some of them have vintage prints as a centerpiece.

And of course, the Vicious Sabrina display in Grimoire Almadel is just as gorgeous as the pieces themselves.

Click here for the Grimoire Almadel blog post

Click here for the Vicious Sabrina Site

Click here for the Vicious Sabrina Blog

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Favorite Snaps of the Week

I found this on the Grimoire blog, the colours and lighting are just so lovely, combined with equally lovely and contrasting coords. LOVE THIS SO MUCH. I'm not sure of the photographer.

Secondly, a very different look for Saki from the Grimoire blog. The glasses = so adorable!

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Little update!

My Internet was out the last two nights because of extreme thunder and lightening storms, but I'll have my "Favorite Snaps of the Week" and "Inspiration Tuesday" up in about an hour! Sorry!!

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