Saturday, May 30, 2009

Still Stylish at 60, 70, and 80?

This is a question I sometimes ask myself (yes, I admit to being shallow about things like that). Of course, a more important concern would be whether I'm still going to be alive, ambulatory, independent, healthy, etc., and I think about that too. I found a style blog listed in "Bust" magazine (one of my favourite reads--check it out at www.bust.com), and it is focussed on style amongst the "silver-haired set". If you thought that looking fabulous and stylish was reserved for the under-50, wait til you see some of the incredible outfits these men and women put together. The link is: AdvancedStyle.blogspot.com There are even photos of one of my inspirations, Mimi Weddell, a 90 year old model, actress and style icon. A documentary was made about her, called "Hats Off", which I am still trying to acquire. She is proof that age is really a state of mind. Here's the website for the documentary: http://www.hatsoffthemovie.com

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Women's Roller Derby - Part Deux

Another stylish Derby fan
Back Alley Sally of the Thames Fatales with local fashion designer Weezi
Closeup of Weezi's adorable polka dot bag

Women's Roller Derby - Who Knew?

So apparently I've been looking in the wrong places for Londoners with great personal style. All I had to do was go to the Roller Derby! This weekend, the Thames Fatales and the Derby Debutantes faced off in "Rollergeddon" at the Western Fair Canada Building. Both the participants and the fans displayed some cool style, including this guy--and you thought no one waxed their moustache anymore!
These fabulous dreads and the stunning sleeve were at the True Love Tattoo shop (located at 227 Wharncliffe Rd. S) table
Even the Referees had their individual style

Friday, May 22, 2009

Black with Attitude - Richmond Street

Yes, she's doing the head-to-toe black, but she stood out because of her accessories, funky hair style, and sassy attitude.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

University of Western Ontario

I hesitated over whether this young woman's outfit was blog-worthy or not, but it's been slim pickings here lately, even with the nicer weather. I don't think people in London realize how boring they look, or maybe they just don't care. After being surrounded by black leggings and hoodies on campus, I was pleasantly surprised to see someone looking put together.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Apologies for no new posts last week, but have been laid low by "The Cold From Hell" (no, not the H1N1 virus) that will not go away. I thought it was a good time to think about what trends I actually like for this summer, and Gladiator sandals are one that I will be embracing. Stores like Forever 21, H&M and Urban Behaviour (where I picked up these for $30) have inexpensive versions so you won't feel guilty when they fall apart in September. I thought that my bunions wouldn't be as noticeable with all the straps and studs to distract the eye!