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  • Instagram Catchup

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    Since I've been an unreliable blogger lately, I thought I would catch everyone up on the ugly faces I've been making, cat pictures I've been taking and various other moments from the last little while.

    Follow me on Instagram!!!! @MAJORAMARINA

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    Experimenting with body chains - what do you think, ladies?

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    Ron and I decided to spend a weekend making  a stop-motion short about a cactus.  We spent most of the time doing weird faces at each other instead.

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    Salad jarring for life!

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    I am the luckiest girl in the world.

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    And some outfit posts too!

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  • The Love Yourself Event at Tabula Rasa

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    Just before Valentine's Day I collaborated on an event with one of the best boutiques in the east end, Tabula Rasa.  The "Love Yourself Event" featured my jewellery line Hibou and I was there customizing necklaces on the spot while TR was debuting some of the their new must-have spring pieces.  Here are some pics from the night!

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    Here I am in my favourite shirt that I hand-shredded while watching too many episodes of my ultimate guilty pleasure, Star Trek: TNG. What am I looking at? Probably the delicious vegan cupcakes that are just in front of me.

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    Vintage dead-stock chain and stone bracelets.

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    My hubs and my bud dancing to (probably) the Supremes.

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    Tea tea tea tea tea tea tea tea tea!

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    One of the customizable Hibou pieces is the Mojo Bag.  Pick a stone that speaks to you, choose your re-purposed leather swatch, we prepare it, and you walk away feeling the positive vibes!

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    Some gorgeous babes wearing Hibou Mojo Bags.

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    My newest collection is a mix of semi-precious stones, vintage and new chain and some really special charms.  It is still available for sale in Tabula Rasa and will be online really soon!

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    Thanks to Tabula Rasa for a great night!!

    xoxo Amarina

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  • OOTD - Pleated skirts and sneaky announcements

    This weekend, I took advantage of some summer evening light to show off one of my favourite skirts ever.  EVER.  I'd been wanting a pleated chiffon skirt for a long time but was unwilling to pay an arm and a leg for one, mostly because I've been a broke student for the last two years.  When I found this sweet gem I am sure I let out an embarrassing squeak of excitement - it was only $8!  I love that I can dress it up (I wore it with a fancy top to my convocation), or down (bra out) and it always feels right.

    Very obsessed with these shoes, I love the happy coral soles!

    Since I've been talking vintage a bit here, I'm going to take this opportunity to announce that my PLUS SIZE VINTAGE ONLINE STORE is almost ready to go!! I'll be posting about the launch in the very near future.  Be excited ladies!

    On the bod:

    Tank - Old Navy

    Skirt - Thrifted

    Shoes - Dolce Vita

    Bag - Thrifted

    Jewelry - Vintage and Hibou (made by me)

    I can't believe that summer is almost over, enjoy every moment!

    xoxo Amarina

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  • Summer Jams - Twin Shadow

    Saw Twin Shadow play last week at Lee's Palace and he was next level amazing.  Can't stop listening to his sweet jams!

    Took a quick and crappy outfit shot in the streets, post-sweatfest.

    Shirt: Old Rolling Stones tour shirt

    Leggings: Forever 21+

    Dancing shoes: Urban Outfitters

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  • OOTD Summertime Velvet

    This weekend Ron and I kicked off our week-long concert marathon by seeing The XX at The Phoenix. They set the tone pre-show by filling up the theater with what seemed like record-breaking amounts of dry ice and gothic lighting. So feeling inspired in the midst of a pastel/floral/neon/sunshine-y summer, I busted out my black velvet skirt and my moon print tank from my first Ursa Major collection.

    As always, piled on the jewellery like there's no tomorrow. The necklace is vintage chain and crystal from the last Hibou Accessories collection that I did and the rest I've accumulated over my years of fashion hoarding.

    Used to be more self-conscious about showing my whole back but now I just say "fuck it, this is my body right now and it's awesome" and wear the shit out of see-through, low cut things. There's not enough time in my life for hate!

    I love these shoes! They were stupid cheap at Value Village and even though they destroy my feet, they are so legit 80's. Outfit details:

    Sunglasses/Glasses (stolen from my true love) - Zenni Optical
    Tank - Ursa Major+
    Skirt - Thrifted
    Shoes - Thrifted
    Jewellery - Hibou Accessories & various
    Nail Polish - OPI Charged up Cherry & Maybelline Porcelain Party

    Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!
    xoxo Amarina

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  • 2011 - The Lost Posts - Summah time

    I was looking through some old pictures and found some posts that I was too school-crazed to put up.   I'm really looking forward to this upcoming semester, I'll be doing an independent study that finally allows me to focus on making plus-size clothing.  As much as I love my program, the school only has the fit mannequins to support making (and being graded on) clothes that go up to a size twelve.  I can't wait to start my lingerie collection! Ahh! There will be leather.  Oh yes, there will be leather. So here I am in the early days...

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  • OOTD - School time

    So here I am looking all loose and fancy free - this is misleading.  I've actually been trapped in a vortex of school work, studying, sewing, no-sleep induced delirium and a cornucopia of complaining about all of this.  In retrospect it's all been worth the learning experience, despite coming out of the tail end of this semester with no social life, major eye bags and complete neglect of my blog!  Allow me to catch you up. This is totally an outfit that I would wear to school (minus the 3 bags I have to carry full of sewing/drafting supplies, fabric...

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  • OOTD - Lace Tights, Sepia Nights

    So it's  been too long; soul mate and I had the fortunate privilege to spend our vacation traveling down the California coast from San Francisco to San Diego over the past two weeks.  Thought I'd do a little outfit post featuring a couple of the things I picked up while away. Here I am putting my game face on in the elevator. Always awkward about doing these things, we snuck into a sketchy little area in our building for some spooky, yellow light.  We finally bought a Canon Rebel DSLR while we were away (after saving up our change for...

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  • OOTD - When in doubt, knot that shit up!

    So here I am at sundown, killing a little time while we wait for our friends to meet us for delish Greek food on the Danforth.  The restaurant we usually go to employs leery men who try very hard to ogle my boobs in the most obvious ways possible.  This has become a ridiculous joke between soul mate and I, so I decided to make it easy for them this time, with a little low-cut action/semi transparent top. And some patent, straight up 1987 heels. I didn't feel like going over the top with my jewellery, so I loaded on...

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  • Now getting sucked into the Tumblr time void.

    Here I am, cozy in my favourite old couch print sweater - not knowing that I'm about to be completely consumed by the delightful void that is Tumblr.  I had resisted, with the knowledge that once committed I would have yet another enjoyable time sucker calling my name when I should be sewing and doing productive things.  I have made that commitment.  I regret nothing. Follow me! http://ursamajorfashion.tumblr.com/

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