Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dare to Be Different

Dare to be different. That’s what we all strive to do. And in such an accepting society, we can do so. Then why, are we lowering our fashion to plain and casual? I don’t go one minute on the street with out seeing 10 people decked out in what appears to be Hollister/Abercrombie/TNA/etc clothing. It is all the same! I understand it may be hard for some to walk outside in platform heels or a cheetah print jacket, shoulder pads, or crazy polka dots (please don’t wear all those together!). So I have compiled a list of some risks that you should keep in mind, next time you’re at the mall. Once you take more risks with your wardrobe, you will see how fun it is! I’m an example of this. Shoulder pads and prints no longer scare me. Sure I’ll have the occasional “miss”, but for the most part I couldn’t be happier at where I am with fashion at the moment. So here goes:

Coloured Bottoms
Beginner: An “off Neutral” colour, such as yellow, or blue in a short.
 Advanced: Go for full out coloured pants! Try them in a red or neon. At this point, the sky is the limit. Experiment with leg warmers, leggings and so on, but all in crazy colours!

Beginner: Start off slow with a scarf or bag, but work your way up to a shirt covered with a plain jacket and denim.
Advanced: Get right up there with a jacket, or a dress in an obvious floral. Don’t skip Beginner for this one, as floral is a delicate fabric and can turn on you easily.

Shoulder Pads
Beginner: Shoulder Pads give your silhouette a defined shape. Begin small with hidden ones in a jacket.
Advanced: Colour, lace, and embroider those shoulders; anything a little girl would want, throw them on!

Beginner: Thin stripes of white and a blue, or yellow will tone down the boldness of the design. The less contrast between colours, and the thinner the stripes, the less “out-there” it will seem.
Advanced: Basically do the opposite of the “Beginners”, by increasing the contrast and width apart. Take it to the next level by putting those stripes on something other than a shirt…such as a dress (the very thought of it excites me!)

Beginner: Military now comes in a convenient hoodie. Check them out at H&M, Forever21 and even Old Navy and the likes are adapting this trend into casual wear.
Advanced: Hit the mall to get the design in satin or leather and dress it up with sequins.

So now you have somewhere to start, see what you can do with these other trends!
 Tweed
 Sequins
 High Waist

So in a nut shell, here are some general guidelines for going crazy! Go for contrast, bright colours, funky shapes but don’t do things just for attention.
I Dare You!

A Victoria Morton Original

Hey everyone! Unfortunately due to my total technological incompetence the report from the 2011 RevWear Fashion Show will be up a little later. Sorry! BUT! In the spirit of making your own clothes, I have a little personal achievement to share with all you beautiful readers! In school I am taking the fashion course, and I made my first wearable item!! There were a few glitches, especially since I didn’t follow the exact instructions and added on a bunch of creative details. (Following the rules is soo elementary school). Regardless, as I am currently swelling with pride here are the photos of the first Victoria Morton Original!
Please excuse the atrocious photo quality; they were taken in class with my phone.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rock The Runway 2011

This Saturday I headed up to the city for my first fashion show of 2011. I’ll start off in saying I found the night to be glamorous, fun, and fashionable. The best part is that at the end of the day was that by being there we were supporting the incredible cause behind War Child; an organization I have briefly been involved with in the past. Rock The Runway takes the best of music and fashion to fuse a night filled to the rim with creativity. Rock the Runway took place on March 5th at the ROM, and was hosted by Much Music VJ Sarah Taylor and musician Brendan Beamish. A designer that really wowed me was Baby Stienberg. All of their designs had strange and wonderful shapes. The creative use of fabric and exposing skin had us on the edge of our seats! I’m quite the fan of rising star, fashion designer Christopher J. Nevin. Once again he displaying an incredible talent that can’t be made through school. This is the same designer mentioned in this previous fashion show. The event went off without a flaw, except for the food. The world’s most luxurious people may have a taste for spicy rice crispy squares, but ‘commoners’, such as myself, do not. With that all said it was a simply stellar night that truly knew how to rock the house! This is one event I will most certainly be attending again.
Ps. I wasn’t taking photos, so I’ll find some and post them later!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Emma Watson's Symbolic Haircut

In a recent interview with British Vogue, Emma Wattson revieled that she was obligated by contract, not cut her hair or tan. So for almost a decade, thats what she did. Now that The last movie is filmed, as a symbol to coming of age, she did what many women do it times of change; cut her hair. Now the lovely British Star is sporting an untra-chic pixie cut (Similar to Twiggy's Iconic do'). Personally I love it! I mean, when your one of the worlds most beautiful women, it's hard to go wrong.