Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cassie: A Continuation

A week ago I was invited to a supper party at A's. A bunch of people were invited but there ended up only being four of us. But you know what a party's a party no matter how many we are, so there's always a reason to dress up. If you read my last post you'll probably recognize the inspiration for this outfit. I tried my own rendition of Cassie Ainsworth. I find it pretty satisfying. I'm sorry though if the pictures aren't great.

Oh! By the way, A. made this delicious raw fruit cake. It was delicious!

Tank Top: DIY from B.
Cardigan: Vintage
Skirt: Vintage

Friday, August 23, 2013

Like Dreaming Of Angels

When the sun goes down, I wake up and do what I do best: watch shows. These days I've been watching, the british show, Skins. It's truly a great show! It's the first time I really felt a connection to the characters and the whole universe surrounding them. I'm not the only one that seems to think so either. Every one I know who watches the show love it. I think what's so appealing to Skins is that it shows the darker sides to the life (and party life) teens are associated to. I mean, I can't say it's the most realistic show because the characters live lives that are sometimes overdramatic. But it's this overdramatic aspect that depicts how important us teenagers view our teen years. We often don't realize that there's a whole journey to live after we become adults and, that we can still party and fun no matter our age.

But anyways, I'm getting sidetracked. The real reason that I'm doing this post is to talk about a particular character I really started associating myself to. I am definitely not like her when it comes to her eating disorder, but I do seem to see the world in the way she does. Her name is Cassie and she's like a fairy and I love her. She gives a lot of importance to beauty and dreams, and she translates these things through her clothing (does that sound familiar?). She has a colorful and playful wardrobe which I quite like. She wears long skirts, cool sunglasses, baby doll dresses and lots of other fabulous things, so I though I'd share some of my favorite outfits with you.

Even her makeup is playful!  

This Sailor Moon/school girl look is to die for!

(I'm going to post an outfit soon! Don't worry!)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I'm A Fool For Lost Beliefs

Since I've come back to Montreal, I've been feeling restless. I don't know what to do with the two weeks I have in front of me. At the beginning of the summer my head was filled with ideas of what to do, but now I'm blank. Luckily, a few days ago Rookie mag posted an article that saved me from wasting my precious vacation time. Immediately after reading it, I got up and walked around. I got lost and ended up in a cemetery where I read and relaxed for hours. I was so happy. I decided I'd do this more often.

Dress: Vintage
Sunglasses: H&M
Ring: From A.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Following The Neon Signs

Another year of Family Camp has just gone by and I'm in withdrawal once again. So, as you might remember me mentioning, I've been going to this awesome buddhist camp for about 11 years now and every time I go there I have special experiences. This year I learned so many things which I didn't think was possible in only nine days.

I went to Family Camp this summer feeling vulnerable and a little sad. I didn't feel like fit in with my usual friends. I loved them with all my heart, but they were so energetic and upbeat, and I was the absolute contrary. I started feeling lonely in the first few days and wanted to go home, but some people came along and made me want to stay. I had known these people for a few years but I hadn't got to know any of them very well. They kind of took me under their wing and reminded me how to be myself. This might sound dumb, but it was the first time in years that I had felt like I was in the right place with the right people. It was beautiful! We hung out, drove around, danced, talked, laughed and had a glowstick war. I even met a new girl who absolutely blew my mind. I had never met a person who had all the aspect I ever looked for in a friend. I hope I get to see her again as well as all the others. I couldn't of asked for better people to be with. Thanks S, M, T, B and G for this wonderful Family Camp!

On a totally opposite note, unlike last year, I wore many beautiful outfits this year, but I didn't get the chance to take pictures of them. I will try recreating them throughout the next few months. Also, the purple/pink hair has given me confidence to be who I want to be, which means: more outrageous outfits! Yay!

(Photos by Max Gilkerson, me and another camper)