Sunday, October 23, 2011

To Kim and Thurston

As with most people, I get quite attached to those who exert a great deal of influence over me. This includes people I've never met but have developed a deep affinity for throughout my years of vicarious living via their creations such as music, movies or art.

Sonic Youth is one of my favourite bands of all time so it is not far fetched for me to say that I almost cried upon hearing that Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore are getting a divorce. This is sad on two accounts: one has to do with the termination of a 27 year long marriage and the other has to do with the fact that Sonic Youth may inadvertently dissolve.

But as with almost all tragic turn of events, the personal interpretation of the something of this nature goes deeper than just the two reasons. For me, this really paints a bleak picture for the longevity of relationships. In this case, the reeking cliche that "nothing lasts forever" mocks even more so because this is the type of model relationship that we all thought was going to "last forever". As far as we can infer, this is the relationship that that encouraged mutual inspiration and yielded creation. It's the type of relationship most of us hope to have (at least for me). So when this union ends, we are disenchanted and we say to ourselves "fuck, even they couldn't avoid that...what chances do we have?"

To honor Kim and Thurston in a fashion-relevant way (applicable to this blog). I'm going to dress myself in Kim Gorton inspired outfits for the next week, starting tomorrow.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hair Trends

Sometimes I obsess over the state of my hair. Its style, its texture, its colour and its potentials are all things I keep at a reasonably satisfactory level when trying to grow it out. However I never seem to make it to that final desirable length before I get impatient and cut it all off.
This is the result of having my hair in braids for over 8 hours.

I rocked the top bun for the entire summer. Hey, has it occurred to anyone that Bert and Ernie may just be really, really good friends?

My favourite part of this whole ensemble was the blueberries. They were delicious.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fun With Sweaters

Let's get one thing straight. I love sweaters. Actually, I am just a huge fan of all knitwear of various types. Some people go to thrift stores for cheap records, some go for cheap antique kitchenware, I go for sweaters. The wackier, tackier the better. Last winter, I wore a different sweater everyday and realized that I have 36 of them in total (not counting cardigans)! The following photos are just a fraction of my collection. I will be updating more when it gets colder.

This cow sweater made it's first debut two summers ago. It's probably my favourite item to wear right now.
A photo inspired by Crystal Castles. Unfortunately, this sweater is no longer in my possession. I had it for about three years and it was time for it to be free. I donated it to the Salvation Army and I hope it went to a good home.

Ahhh, this Mickey Mouse sweater. Some of you may have also seen this one before. I got it from the Salvation Army about three years ago from the children section. I still wear it from time to time and get jealous glares from small children under the age of 12.

This sweater just looks confusing which is why I love it so much. I rarely run with it on not only because it's very warm but I'm afraid the rapid movement combined with the bright green overtop of T.V. snow might induce seizure in some innocent passerby.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Instead of making a fuss by writing about how long I've been M.I.A. I'm going to do you one better - here's my first video blog and an official come-back.