Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cute & Sensible

After showcasing high heels in my previous post, I wanted to give flats their due-- especially when they are as cute as these two pairs that showed up at an event I attended today. Cute, and sensible--isn't that what our mothers always hoped we'd be?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Well-Heeled

Whether stacked, buckled or bowed, a number of women were very well-heeled at the Little Black Dress Event (see previous post). I was suffering a very severe case of shoe-envy over the Louboutin satin pumps above.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Little Black Dress Event

The "Little Black Dress Event", held Thursday night at Up on Carling, was a fundraiser for Wellspring Cancer Support Centres. It was interesting to see the many different interpretations of "the little black dress", and to chat with some of the women there, some of whom were cancer survivors. For the two women in the photo above, it was an opportunity for a meaningful moment between former patient and caregiver.
I've always been a fan of the Sheath dress, and I thought this woman with her chic cropped hair looked great in hers.
This Mom and her two gorgeous daughters showed that a little black dress can be worn at any age, and I think each of them chose a style that was flattering and appropriate.
These two friends show that once again, style has nothing to do with age. The jacket on the woman on the left, which she got in Stratford, was one of my favourite pieces I saw on anyone that night.

Friday, September 18, 2009

All of Thursday's Parties...

There were so many events going on in downtown London last night, for a moment, I thought I was in New York, but only for a moment. From the "Little Black Dress Event" in support of Wellspring, to Honey & Associates Anniversary party at the Arts Project, to the kick off for LOLA (London Ontario Live Arts) Festival at the London Music Hall, and the opening of Aganetha Dyck's exhibit at Michael Gibson Gallery, if you couldn't find something to do, then you deserve to stay home with your television. There was even a hockey game at the JLC. This meant that there were actually people, on the streets, in downtown London, who were not asking you for change or swearing at each other, and were dressed up. I will be posting photos from the Little Black Dress Event this weekend, so check back, and you may see you and your black dress on my blog.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bohemian Rhapsody

In the sea of black leggings and denim minis that is currently the UWO campus, this young woman in her funky & colourful boho-style vest was a welcome surprise.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Plaid Men

Actually, only one man in Plaid, but I'm a big fan of Mad Men, and "Plaid Man" didn't work very well... I love this guy's whole outfit--the shirt, with the attached bow tie (see closeup shot below), the skinny pants, the fitted jacket; he has great style without being over-the-top. I wish there had been guys that dressed like this when I was in my 20's.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Weezi Wonderland

Was on my usual Friday after-work search for a post subject, and decided to visit the temple of things cool and girly, otherwise known as Weezi. In addition to her delightfully feminine line of clothing, she also sells handmade accessories and fun stuff for your house. I love the coasters (see above photo) made from recycled bathroom tiles, featuring such female icons as Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Barbarella and Bettie Page. If anyone wants to get me a gift, for any reason, I'm partial to the Barbarella ones :)
I'm a big fan of retro furniture, particularly designs from the 50's, and this table, made from an old suitcase, channels the 1950's very nicely, especially the colour
Why spoil your decor with an ugly pet bed when Spot or Fluffy can lounge in comfort on an adorable bed made from a recycled suitcase?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Finally, Summer...

It seems that summer has finally come to the Forest City, and just in time for the last long weekend. From the look of the crowd on Barney's patio on Friday afternoon, it was better late than never. This guy's outfit was a perfect visual metaphor for our state of mind this weekend--casual, laid back, and ready to soak up the sun.