Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Inspiration Wednesday

So, I have a new collage app, and I've been experimenting with it for my weekly inspiration posts. Do you prefer these "inspiration collages", or the old way where I would just post a bunch of photos?

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Favorite Snaps of the Week!

I didn't really see a lot of street snaps that inspired this week, but the Grimoire and Grimoire Almadel blogs did release shots of staff wearing their new "Verum" tights. These two snaps really caught my eye!

Miyoshi, from the Grimoire blog. Everything about this is perfect: girly, dark, dainty, and a bit strange.

Heri, from the Grimoire Almadel blog. Crazy in a way that only she can pull off.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Grimoire Almadel Debuts New Dolly Tights Brand, "Verum"

Today the Grimoire Almadel blog debuted the newest Dolly Kei brand from Grimoire, "Verum". Verum is a selection of tights in antique and vintage inspired prints, and they run in lighter and darker colours. 

These are the "Vitrail", a beautiful stained glass print, and definitely my favorite from the collection.

To see detailed print shots and the whole selection, CLICK HERE

EDIT: translate is now working! According to the Grimoire blog entry, the tights will be available in December and the prices are yet to be announced. 

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Favorite Snaps of the Week

Hello, hello! It's Monday :)

The girl on the left. Understated, warm colours. And I love her tights and the gorgeous colour of her hair. From

This is bordering on Cult Party, but there is something bordering on magic here so I need to post it. From

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review: Sephora "Nail Patch" Art

I love cute nail art, and I love anything that makes having cute nails easier. Nail polish strips seem to be getting popular, and are available from a few cosmetics brands now, so I decided to give Sephora's offering a try.

Sephora's version retails for 12.99$ Canadian, and I choose them in "My Favorite Skirt", which is a black base with white polka dots. Really cute!

They come with enough for one application, and a good range of sizes. The instructions are also very clear. I will say though, there is a cheaper version from another company that comes with an orange stick and nail
file to help with the application.

The application was pretty simple, they peeled off easily and the application was fine so long as I took my time. The finish is really shiney, which is great, but I noticed some weird "puckering" around the polka dots once they were on.

Unfortunately, I started to have issues with them within an hour. The nail patch started to lift off of my nail near the cuticle, and I couldn't get it to stick down. The next day, the patches started to actually split and crack, and then chip. After three days, they looked like this:

All chipped off at the tip and cuticle. And on top of that, they're so hard to get off! You would think with how easily they broke off, it would be easy to remove them. Not. At. All. It took a good 30-45 minutes to remove these using professional grade nail polish remover. And I had to soak them in it.

Honestly, for the price I expected better. If you don't mind the price, they might be fine for a day. Realistically there are better options.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Outfit Post from a Day of Shopping

Nothing exciting, a couple of outfits from the last couple of days.

I wore this shopping on Tuesday.
Coat, scarf, and boots from H&M
Dress from Betsey Johnson
Bag by Moi Meme Moitie
Tights by Anna Sui
Ring is vintage

I wore this outfit for dinner and drinks last. I wanted to keep it simple :)

Dress and faux-fur stole from H&M

Purse from Innocent World

Shoes from Jeffrey Campbell

Necklaces are handmade

Rings are from Forever 21 and Camden Market

I don't know where the tights are from!

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Wonder Land & Parco City: Grimoire Fashion Snaps

The Wonder Land fashion blog in collaboration with Parco City, present a series of coordinate snaps of Hitomi and Kaori. All set against the beautiful backdrop of Grimoire. There are also the usual Wonder Land interview with each of them as well.

The photographs are absolutely stunning!

To see the rest of the photographs, and to read the interviews (which are also provided in English along with Japanese) Click here for the feature on Kaori and Click here for Hitomi

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Friday, November 4, 2011

November Wishlist!

Just some random smatterings of things I'm lusting after for November :)

Cat tapestry boots! From Jeffrey Campbell! I NEED THESE TO BE COMPLETE. But seriously, these are amazing.

Skate Boots, also from Jeffrey Campbell. Wooden scrollwork soles? I have died and gone to heaven.

This amazing bag from

This to me is the perfect "little black dress". Empire waist, Peter pan collar and the right length. So cute! From Syrup, photo from Wonder Land blog.

Also from Syrup, also from the Wonder Land blog, these tights are gorgeous!

I love everything about this.

Oh Innocent World, I'm officially selling my soul to you to get the darker colour-way.

What items are you fawning over for November?

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