Ballet flats, Capri pants,Thinly striped sweaters, Boatneck tops, Belted Safari Dress, Sailor pants, Polished-looking leather purse, Plain and fitted tees, Smocks, Biker jackets, Trenchcoats, Bright and wide cropped jacket, Espadrilles, Keds, Cork-heel platforms, Diver's watch, Black scarf, Huge Jackie O sunglasses, Graphic scarf, Peacoat, Knee-high flat or wedge boots, Quilted purse with chain strap, 3/4 length anything - One word: Audrey Hepburn
Low-rise brown cords, Flared jeans, White Trousers, Peasant blouse, Shearling trimmed jacket, Fuzzy vest, Embroidered tops, Long maxi dresses, Halter topsHippie chick at its finest, Dusty pinks, Faded florals, Flowy dresses, Organic items, Stones, Fur-trimmed boots, Wrap sandals, Hobo bags, Tunic, Floppy hats – Kate Hudson and Rachel Bilson have this down pat.
White collared shirt, Straight-leg jeans, Suede Blazer, Wide leg pants, Vest, Boyfriend cardigan, Polo Shirt, High-waist skirt, Pearls, Masculine watch, Denim Jacket, Tweed – A dash of preppiness and a lot of simplicity. Understated. Katherine Hepburn and Grace Kelly would be proud to wear it.
Opaque tights, Shift dress, Stripes, Graphic prints, Black and White, Flat boots, Leather driving gloves, Coloured jewelry, Trapeze dress, Boxy coat- Swinging Sixties look in gay old London Town.
Vintage cardigans, Gauzy and floaty dress, Velvet jacket, Houndstooth anything, Brooches and pins, Capes, Circle skirts, Antique necklaces, Cameos, Lace-up granny boots, Tights, Lace, Flat boots – The new British-look, a lot of old and new, combining all decades of fashion into a look that is both pretty and airy, yet masculine and classic
Today I am wearing “Gamine” since it was the easiest thing to put on this morning – had one of those nights where you toss and turn. My bf did too, we’re starting to think his mother laced the Sunday roast with Red Bull and speed.
The look comprises of:
Black Zara slim trousers
Striped, side-button Forever 21 top
ASOS Scarf (earlier on had a vintage scarf )
White double-breasted F21 knit blazer/jacket
My face even had a gamine look to it: aptly named Roman Holiday Velvet Matte lip pencil by Nars, MAC Fashion Frenzy Powder blush, Lorac eyeshadow with heavy MAC gel liner. Always inspired by Audrey, this is a variation of a look she always did “light lip, emphasis on eyes and brow.”
I've always liked the gamine look and though I did worry I looked a wee bit too "French" today (as in I should be holding a baguet) it also made me feel effortlessly chic and ready to sashay down the champs elysee and all that. I find myself being attracted to the Gamine look a lot because, much like Bombshell and Euro Chic, Gamine is wordly and movie-centric. Who doesn't love pretending they live in the South of France or pretending they are Audrey Hepburn, Cydd Charisse, Bridget Bardot or Jean Seberg from any of their films?
Fashion done (until tomorrow's post)...now on to the GOVERNMENT:
So apparently the Canadian government sucks ass and democracy stands for nothing anymore.
We JUST had an election in November and all ready the opposition is planning a coup. Meaning, they don’t like the government that was just elected and have decided to gang up on them and overthrow it.
Now, first of all I don’t have that much problem with a government comprised of three different parties because it sounds kind of interesting. But in theory, I have no idea how it can work.
NDP, Liberal, Conservative…when I voted I did not see a party comprised of the first two. What kind of party would that be? What do they stand for? What are their plans?
Just because the Liberals and NDPs are against the conservatives, does NOT mean that a combined party of the two would work. They had many different view points. I know many people who hate the Liberals and voted NDP. How are they going to feel with this new party? And visa versa.
And the fact that the newly formed coalition government wants to elect Stephane Dion is beyond me.
I don’t like the guy and is why I didn’t vote Liberal (one of the reasons). But I wasn’t the only one. The Liberals had the lowest turn-out ever and one can only think it’s because the leader wasn’t the one they wanted. They wanted to support the party, but not with Dion in charge. Whatever the reasons are, Dion was a disgrace and his own party was hoping he would step down.
And now, suddenly, he is up and running again? This is hypocritical of the Liberal party who all but denounced him and unfair for the voting public who don’t get a say in this.
For you Americans, it’s like you voted in Obama and then the Republicans decide they don’t like what he’s doing so they decide to make a new party, elect McCain to be the leader and then overthrow Obama. All the while, you don’t get to vote on this issue at all.
I voted. We voted. The people decide the vote, not the government.
The only reason anyone is supporting this is because they are anti-conservative and would like anyone else to be in power. That’s fair enough but be careful what you wish for – we have no idea yet what this new government is going to be like. And just think about this: you’re happy because the government that YOU don’t like is getting overthrown. But it’s a government that was fairly voted in by the voting public of Canada. What happens when the same thing happens to the government that YOU supported? Just because it’s happening to the Cons doesn’t mean it can’t happen to the Liberals in the future.
It’s a Catch -22 and either way we lose. We are either going to have another damn election which will cost us billions or we will have a government take over which we did not vote for.
The bottom line for me is A) it’s too soon, at least give our government some time to fail before you overthrow things – the ink on his signature isn’t even dry yet and B) a coalition government might turn out to be OK but I would appreciate it if the public could make that decision. As much as I HATE the idea of voting again, I would feel a lot more voiced if we could make a vote – then if the coalition DID win it would be because the public determined it, not because the opposition parties are sore losers
And finally C) even though people are happy because the Conservatives are being toppled (well everyone that didn't vote conservative) that's not going to last. Why? Because the coalition is made of up three parties that don't always see eye-to-eye. Liberals want a carbon tax. NDP don't. And the Bloc, they hate Canada and want their province of Quebec to seperate. So you can imagine how, down the line, I can see this coalition being just as "bad" as our current government.
Only time will tell - I guess in the end, people are going to get screwed over, no matter who is power. That's politics for you!