Blog / positivity

  • OOTD - Holiday Bliss

    Had a lovely Canada Day with the mister this weekend, doing completely relaxing things.  It's very difficult for me to take it easy; I'm always working on something - even when I'm watching the most ridiculous of vapid television shows which I try to watch to turn the ol' grey matter off.  So it was nice to be able to run around, eat sushi, take pictures and act like an idiot with the soul mate.  It was fantastic. It was ridiculously hot out so I wore these things: Maxi Dress - Old Navy T-Shirt - American Apparel Shoes - Urban...

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  • First Shoot Part Two

      So here is Rebecca in the third look from the shoot we did.  She's wearing an Alternative Apparel tank top from Tabula Rasa, skirt from H&M, tights from target, jewellery from Hibou Accessories and an Ursa Major tote that I printed myself.   For the last shot we had some fun with a vintage suitcase and my Polaroid camera (that I found at Value Village for $5 with original film still in it!).  Rebecca is wearing an Ursa Major lace tunic, her own bra, acid wash jeggings from Forever 21, and Hibou Accessories earrings. All in all we had...

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  • Styling My First Photoshoot

        Babe. Here's the first batch of photos from my premiere photo shoot.  I styled the looks, took the pictures, made some of the clothes and all of the jewellery myself.  The gorgeous model is my dear friend Rebecca, a talented quadruple threat who can sing, dance, act AND model with the best of them.  I dare you to look at these pictures and not want to shave her head and make a wig of her hair for  yourself. For the first look above I put her in a colourful vintage shirt dress (that I let her keep for...

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  • Amarina Wolf

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCoJXqGn_kg] I deeply deeply love Patrick Wolf.  He's moody and dramatic in the best ways possible.  I'm hoping with the release of his new album Lupercalia, he'll swoop down in Toronto and knock my swooning socks off! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XirV0hqeRXE&feature=related] And while we're at it, I'll throw in the video for one of my favourite songs from his last album The Bachelor, it's a mega-anthem. xoxo Amarina

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  • My Favourite Gal

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b3IEmvM3l0] So happy to hear that my fave artiste and crafter Leslie Hall has released a new video and a new album, just in time for the  summer!  Press play and let your living room dance improv spill forth... xoxo Amarina

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  • It's always a good time for a fresh start

    I've been wanting to create a blog that celebrates beauty and fashion in a diversity of body sizes for a while now.  It never seemed like the right time - too busy, focusing on designing jewellery, going back to school, and so on.  There  are always excuses for laziness. It wasn't until I started school for fashion design and was immersed in the busiest schedule that I've ever experienced that I realized I have enough time to do everything - if I want to. So here I am in a cozy sweater, hand blocking the sun, figuring out what's next....

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