06 November 2011

FASHION // echoes of a city that's long overgrown

Heartlines - Florence + the Machine

Pretty chill weekend — I watched America's Next Top Model and ate insane amounts of leftover Halloween candy yesterday, then actually got dressed today for lunch and a movie with a friend.

I'm actually pretty pleased with the outfit — I had to restrain myself from wearing heels because my friend is shorter than I am and he gets sad when I do, so I wore these Stuart Weitzmans instead — but other than that it turned out pretty well.

dress: my mum's in the 90s // vest: Anni Kuan // necklace: Forever XXI


Today I learned how difficult it is to take photos while standing on a couch. So I just jumped and sat instead.

I've learned to love my flash, if only for fashion shots. Partially because my room is a dark cave that doesn't ever get sunlight so unless I want to freeze outside it's the only way to take photos, and partially because it reminds me of the editorials in fashion magazines with the super-dark shadows from flash.
So I will now proceed to eat my words. Many times I have said "no flash, EVER" and I take that back. I am officially humbled.







And yes, I straightened my hair. Actually I curled it with a 1.5" barrel curler, but my hair is way curlier than that so it ended up sorta straightening it instead.

PS: That pillow I'm holding was made and painted by the most creative girl in the world — aka Em. Her Etsy's on vacation right now but I've decided she needs to mass-produce those pillows. Because they're awesome. Who's with me?

43 comments:

  1. ♥ your outfit for the movie! you look gorgeous : )

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  2. Sweet outfit. I've also learned that flash photography has as much benefits as it does downsides. But I just use it for candid shots when I hang out with people.

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  3. Love the pillow! It's so origonal and sweet! I'm off to Tell Emily now!

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  4. Oh, and did you go to the movies with Mr. Argyle? (I loved that outfit post with the sweater- so groovy!)
    Romi.x

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  5. Nice outfit! Flash photos aren't so bad after all. Must try it out for myself. :)

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  6. PSS. PILLOWS ARE GOING ON ETSY SOON! the shop is on vacation right now because I have a craft show coming up, but once it ends Ill put them on :)

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  7. i love your style :)

    http://filthylittlethings.blogspot.com/ xx

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  8. Definitely with you on pillows. Emily, you must put them up! My head needs some artistic cushioning, I don't know how long it'll survive more Mondays...

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  9. I like the fact that the pillow seems to have feathers, considering the name of your blog.

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  10. you freaking inspire me. <3 and your hair = messy perfection. :)

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  14. Anonymous, you might want to watch your comments.

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  15. Hey anony~mouse, leave Olivia's private matters out of it. Seriously. It's not okay to share any of that on the internet. I don't know who you are or where you heard that but you need to really watch your comments: period. Sometimes people fall into the wrong crowd, and if you don't know the whole story you need to shut the F*** up because Olive is my friend. So stop. Now.
    & Thank you for being a complete douche-bag, it's just what the world needs: another conceited imbecile. So instead of being jealous and spreading your hate to the world through Olivia, how about you check yourself before you reck yourself?

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  17. Gossiping hurts others. If you really do know the 'whole story', why don't you reveal yourself? For all we know you could be a burly old man in a prison, or some bully at Olivia's school.

    But commenting on someone's blog mentioning private matters (true or not) is simply not acceptable.

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  20. I never said that you were some burly old man in prison. I said that for all we know you could be. Olivia disabled the anonymous identity for a reason, for the very reason you are commenting. If what you are going to say isn't going to uplift anyone, I wouldn't say it at all.

    I'm sorry if I offended you, and I'll except your apology. I'm done talking about this, I know what is right --- and so do you, so it is your choice to say what you wish. I'm not going to argue with you anymore.

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  21. Guys, Olivia is going through a really hard time right now. Yes, she has made some bad choices, but she's going to be OK. I think she has now learned her lesson. Honestly the last thing she needs right now is people attacking her over the internet. Please just give her some space.
    Right now she just needs the time to think and reflect and it would be great if people would stop harassing her.

    Thanks guys! I'm sure if you can do this, she'd really appreciate it :)


    (and to Olivia): Love you girl. Stay strong- I know you can. <3

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  23. Thanks for some peace (finally).

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  24. Everyone does bad things, Anonymous. Thank you for apologizing.

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  25. Olivia: I'm sorry that your going through a rough time, I'll be praying for you, and I hope you get to feeling better soon. And for what it's worth, I think your really pretty and seem like a nice person.

    Annonymouse: I respect you, actually. Alot. You had a bad day, probably got kind of jealous, and ended up taking t out on Olivia. But then you apologized, and said you were sorry

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  26. Yeah, I will pray for Olivia too... I really don't know anything about it, but I think she is a nice girl who does an absolutely awesome job on her blog. And I don't even like fashion very much, but i love horsefeathers!

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  27. Anymouse, glad that you apologized. Bullies and cyberbullies hurt people. I know because I have been the victim of bullies and cyberbullies all my life.

    We all make mistakes. I don't know if what you said is true or not, I'm inclined to think that it's NOT true. But, if it is true then, don't judge others. Everyone makes mistakes and everyone messes up. That doesn't make them a bad person.

    Olivia, I'm sending prayer and love your way. Stay strong girlie! xxxx <3

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  28. i love you, olivia! <3 :) miss you! i'm giving you a big bearhug when i see you! <3 <3

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  30. hey how was your production of Grease? my school is performing that for our spring production :)

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  31. Stay strong Olivia. You've got a whole bunch of bloggers rooting for you. <3

    ~The Dandy Lioness/Sofie

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  32. wow. okay, so I stopped by your blog to see if you had posted again, and you hadn't...it's been like 12 days since you posted last, so i decided to see if something in the comments said something about you not posting. And I saw the anonymous comments. What a jerk.
    I don't know if what anonymous said is true or not, but you don't seem like the kind of girl that would do something like that! :)
    I'll be praying for you Olivia. Please post again. we love you!!!! :)

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  33. See you haven't been posting in a while, but that's alright :3

    I know you've gone through some stuff... but one of my family members kind of went through the same thing you are, but things work out. Good luck, Olivia. I know you can do whatever you need to ;3

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  34. Hey Olivia,

    Just a note to let you know that we miss you and are here for you! Life can send hard stuff our way, (I know because I have gone through it myself) but I know that you are strong enough to handle it! <3

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  35. Anony~mouse, it's good that you apologized but you really didn't need to share that on her blog. I dunno if that's true or not, but if it is I'm almost certain she's learned from it. She really just needs some support right now.

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  36. Guys, knowing Olivia personally, and knowing what happened, let me tell you this: She will come back when she's ready, and when she does, don't be too hard on her, OK? I was at first (not here, but through conversation) and it didn't go to well, so just be nice. Be patient and nice. She needs support and love. And if you have something encouraging to say to her - shoot an email instead of posting a comment. SHe'll appreciate it more.

    Olivia- I love you girl <3

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