Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hockey (and Dress Giveaway!)

I'm sure the hockey headline alone would have caused most of you to click "next blog" right away, but bear with me here(because there is a fab ASOS dress I am giving away in this post!)

Last night Mike and I went to see our beloved underdog hockey team, The Vancouver Canucks, in Round 1, Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. As any Vancouverite will tell you, the Canucks are a special team helmed by the world's best goalie (well, the best along with Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils), Roberto Luongo. They also possess outstanding players such as Alex Burrows, Ryan Kessler and I'm boring you now.

Anyway, I'll shut up - I'll admit I don't know THAT much about hockey but I can tell you that you won't find anymore loyally devoted fans than Canuck fans. We stick with them through thick and thin, depsite the fact we have never won the Stanley Cup (though we almost did and famously lost in the finals to NY Rangers in 1994 and then had an angry riot in Vancouver which involved cop cars on fire).

So we went to the game last night and being Jersey-less, I wore the Canuck colors - my Rachel Pally skirt was a perfect match (Navy and Green) along with a blue F21 top I've had forever but never worn and my new La Rok white moto jacket (I'll have to do more pics about this jacket later because it is awesome).




We ended up winning against St. Louis, a shutout no less!!! Luongo has only let in two goals in the last five games and hopefully we can keep this momentum going when we go to St. Louis to beat the Blues again (we are leading the series 2-0). Of course, we had to end the game with a huge brawl ;P



The atmosphere in GM Place was amazing, cathartic - punctuated by furiously waved white towels!


The streets of downtown were rampant with crazed/drunk canuck fans, people were cheering and hugging and yelling and honking their horns for hours! You would think we had won the cup, not just game 2 of round 1, but that's the underdog spirit for you!



Over the last few months I have had my "Inspired By" music outfits and I plan to continue them for the next while as I have a lot of music to share, and will probably branch out into movies as well (oh I have some GREAT outfits up my sleeve!)

Take a look at the outfits below, vote for your favourite in the comments and you will be entered in a random draw to win the dress I wore in the Coldplay shoot! It's by ASOS, size UK 10 but can fit a small or medium (might not be as tight on the waist as you would want if you are size small), pure gorgeous silk with a button-through front and lace trim - also, it's new, worn only for the photoshoot and retailed for like $60 or something. I will do the draw on Tuesday so remember to get your votes in before then!

The Beatles

Dire Straights


Led Zepplin

The Who


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the dress you will be winning~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Eagles

Simon and Garfunkel


Nine Inch Nails

Remember to vote for your fav and I will select a name at random on Tuesday to win the fabulous dress!

~Have a great weekend!~

PS My 10K race is tomorrow - eek!!


Eyeliah @ said...

The Radiohead outfit is my fav, love that red dress! Good luck tomorrow.

The Clothes Horse said...

You look very chic at the Hockey game!
It was really hard for me to pick a favorite outfit--but I vote Coldplay. It's rather ladylike, but still modern and you look very pretty in it!

The Charming Hedonist said...

Martin Brodeur? Roberto Luongo? I don't think so! Marty Turco is the best!

Then again, your team is in the playoffs, mine isn't... good luck!

Kelly said...

My favorite is The Who outfit...just looks comfy and stylish at the same time :-)

maria b said...

Radiohead is my fave!! Looks really good with the leather jacket too!

Kayla Linzy said...

Oh dang. I am a hardcore Calgarian, and I have to say us Flames Fans are probably the most devoted hockey fans out there. But as I am moving to Vancouver come summer of 2010, I will probably end up cheering for the Canucks. They are my second favorite team.

As for the dress, I love the Radiohead outfit, and Coldplay comes a close second.

Good luck in the 10K race, and PS. Calgary will kick Vancouver's ass. \m/

Kaiti said...

Okay I'll bite :-D My favourite outfit is the Dire Straights - looking at those pictures is like time traveling (well, besides the modern cars in the background). Plus I love the boots - and the jacket!

That was a rad game to have attended - Go Canucks!

Amber said...

Hmmm, I think my fav is the eagles outfit. I love the boots and bag!

You have such great style.

Good luck in your 10K race, I'm sure you'll do GREAT!

Hillary said...

Oooohhh I am jealous that you got to go to the game! go 'nucks!!

My fave outfit is the Muse outfit (and not just because Muse effing rocks - I really love the sparkly skirt.)

Good luck tomorrow! I hope the rain holds off for you.

Abbey R said...

Love the Radiohead outfit!

Vegas Princess said...

I love hockey! There is just something so amazing about being at a live hockey game. I grew up with it and miss the pro games. At least we have a farm team here so I can get my hockey fix.

I like the Radiohead red dress because the color is brilliant. :)

Brittney said...

Dire Straights definitely. It is the first post I ever read on your blog. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm bucking the trends..

Led Zeppelin

Sarah said...

You could totally collate all of these photos and put them into a fashion portfolio, they are so stunning. You look uber hot for a hockey game, wowzer!!!!!

Sarah said...

Oh and I meant to say my fave is The Eagles!!!!

Write Me Beautiful said...

I vote the dire straights outfit b/c although I love some of the other pairings too, I like the leather jacket with the feminine dress look the best!
Good luck on race!

almost famous kiwi said...

Hockey haunts me hahaha. But I have to tell you this, you don't know hockey fans until you've gone to Quebec. I swear to God, they follow their team everywhere. I'm not a huge fan of hockey but I dragged my man all the way across the other side of the world and he still checks RDS every night to see how his teams doing. Men! hahah.

PS Love that jacket in the beatles pic.

Kass said...

The Beatles is fo sho my favourite, but I really do love the Muse one, and NIN :)

bitter.icarus said...

I love the Simon and Garfunkel look. Perfect for a sunny day.

kimberlie said...

Funnily enough, i think my favourite is the Coldplay outfit. Simple and romantic.

Karinaxoxo said...

The Eagles look fo sho. That look inspired me to buy some knock off Ray Ban gold aviators!!!

Erica said...

I really like the Coldplay dress...but I am VERY drawn to the Muse outfit. The shoes are in a word, amazing. The accessories are PERFECT. Not overdone, not underdone. The skirt looks so flowy and looks like something I would spin in circles wearing just to see it flare out. So, MUSE gets my vote.

And I LOVE hockey. Most exciting sport to watch, imo.

iluved said...

Simon and Garfunkel!

Couture Carrie said...

Simon & Garfunkel is my fave! Love all these pics!


Cassiopeia said...

LOVE the simon and garfunkel outfit. so so cute! :-D


modern antoinette said...

You really have the best taste in music...seriously cool idea to do a shoot inspired by your favorite. I think my favorite are the Muse and NIN ones.

That ASOS dress really is gorgeous ;0)


Alice said...

i'm tied between coldplay and nine inch nails... the NIN outfit is just so dramatic and awesome..!

joyce. said...

All the outfits were great! but Simon and Garfunkel is hands down my favorite!

Emz said...

Oh I like you peasant/floral blue dress! The braids are very cute =)

Budget Babe said...

wow tough call. I'm gonna say Nine Inch Nails, baby!! The shot of you with the pyramid stud bracelet is fierce (i love that word) =)

Meg said...

I think my favorite is the first Beatles-inspired look. I love military jackets, and that one is just amazing!

Raquel said...

I vote Coldplay. though Muse is really good too!

Anonymous said...

NINE INCH NAILS! Killer heels! I am completely addicted to heels with laces. AND I am in love with all your leather jackets! I've been relentlessly searching for one to snatch up and been wildly unsuccessful :(

StephSchneider said...

radiohead is my favorite, but it was hard to pick just one! thanks xoxo

Ashley said...

I love the Coldplay one, that dress is just stunning! Great pics too, and congrats on the win!


MizzJ said...

Woah, why are you giving this dress away?! Haha I remember those riots, we Vancouverites do seem to love a good fight :p

My fav is Coldplay and NIN! Coldplay, b/c it's so sweet looking, and NIN for it's fierceness.

Megan said...

It was so hard to choose between the Simon and Garfunkel and the Radiohead cause they are both so gorgeous but I choose... Simon and Garfunkel!

smidge said...

My fav is definatley the Eagles one, especially in the first photo, its a great fashion shot for a start, the background matches the outfit perfectly, plus i love the boot/jean look.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

This is such an awesome post! The giveaway dress is gorgeous, but my fave is the Simon & Garfunkel. Short and printed - my fave features of a dress :)

Mitch said...

Go Canucks Go!