2012 August

Saturday, August 4, 2012
• 1:51 AM •

My Take on Fresh Whites and Networking

 

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Striped navy and cream bodysuit from American Apparel, white tailored cotton shorts from Zara, off-white DKNY quilted tote, gold chain necklace from BCBG, detailed cuffs from Delilah

I LOVE that white is in this summer, because it means that many stores are carrying different styles in this fresh and classic hue. 

La semaine de mode de Montréal (Montreal fashion week) is nearing and Susan and I just got our passes which give us access to the entire week! We’re so excited to see great Québec-based designers such as Martin Lim, Denis Gagnon and Tavan & Mitto.  It’s going to be a blast and I can’t wait to meet people, take lots of stylish photos and party!

Speaking of meeting people, Susan just designed the hottest SA business cards yet for our networking purposes.  I’m hoping that the quality of the card will at least serve as a topic of small talk if I get too nervous in front of any big names during fashion week. My problem is that I’m the complete opposite of a suck-up.  I always got annoyed at the teacher’s pet, or that employee that was over-enthusiastic about work around the boss in order to gain some brownie points.  The sad thing is that many fall to this sort of flattery. Whether or not it is evident that a person is sucking up, many give in to this because it gives them more of a sense of authority or power.  Regardless, I am always self-conscious of how eager I appear when meeting a person. If I happen to know that someone is big shit and can help me get to where I want to be, I’ll actually end up giving him/her less attention than I would give your average person.  A self-diagnosis I’ve done to explain these actions led to idea that if I’m sucking up to someone, it means that I am admitting that this person is more important or worth more than myself.  See, I have a bit of what one might call an ego. Accepting inferiority relative to others is not quite my cup of tea.   Who else feels this way?

I wish you a great weekend.  Thanks for reading!

– D

Thursday, August 2, 2012
• 12:49 AM •

I heart Swarovski

I’m a huge Swarovski fan with a love for charm bracelets. Here is a heavy dose of some of my silver and gold jewellery.

Also, I was going to submit these for the Nasty Gal Magazine debut contest. BUT I foolishly thought the contest ended at midnight EST. But no, 5pm PST! So upset! But I hope you guys enjoy them anyway!

Pictures 1 + 2:

Pictures 3 + 4 + 5:

Rapture Necklace 2Montaigne NecklaceMontaigne Jet Necklace and AccessoriesAccessories a la Max