Dress Vintage Celine via Value Village
From left to right, top to bottom H&M - Ardène - Le Chateau - Vintage - Vintage - Aldo
My hair is the thing I got the most questions/comments on apart from my vintage finds. This is why I have decided to write blog post about hair. Be it with How-to, get the looks and styling tricks, I will try to let you know all of my little secrets to achieving the perfect hair. I do realize that I am in no way, shape or form a professional but I have acquired some really easy trick along the years which I will gladly share with you.
For the first post in this series, I have decided to share with you the easiest trick in the book when it comes to take care of a case of bad hair day: hats. It’s always been one of my go-to when I want to look presentable without having to redo all of my hair. What’s even more fun is that hats happen to be very on trend nowadays so they are very easy to find. Styles vary a lot so you should also be able to find one that fits your style as well as your face.
Want to build your hat collection without having to spend a lot of money? Make sure to visit Value Village, Renaissance and other stores of the genre, they often have a lot of nice options for very cheap (somewhere between 1.99 to 5.99$)
Check out my ever growing collection below…keep in mind that those are only some of my favorites.
Every year, as soon as the first spring/summer music festival line-ups are announced, most of my style inspiration seems to be stirred by the bands playing as well as my palpable anticipation for the carefree summer days most of those festivals provide. To kick off that time of the year, I road-tripped to Toronto at the beginning of March to see one of my favorite bands ever Bright Eyes (if not my absolute favorite). It was then that I discovered Lauren Burhenn. Her new band, The MynaBirds was the opening act. I have to be honest and admit that the first reason I fell in like with the band was because of Lauren’s style. Her yellow 60’s dress was just was too cute to ignore. Since then, I’ve truly fallen in love with her perfect mix of 60s vintage and bohemian flair…and her hair! Swoon! She is making me want to cut my bangs.
You must check out the styling in the video below…so adorable! (also happens to be one of my favorite song of theirs)
By the way, I don’t know if you’ve seen the Osheaga line-up? I am beyond thrilled about some of the acts…especially Bright eyes. I can’t wait to see what Lauren wears on stage because, if you didn’t know, she is also Bright eyes’ keyboardist /back-up singer (and Conor’s lover, me thinks ;)) As a way of building up the excitement, I will be doing posts about some of the most stylish acts you can expect to see in August as well as some other bands I would LOVE to see added to the bill.
Nothing beats a great night out with a bunch of fashion blogger friends especially when it involves great food and amazing wines. For the 3rd time in a row, I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying Newtown’s Wine Flight event. After Piedmont and Alsace, it was now on to the region of Loire. The ambiance was set instantly as we started talking fashion, wish list and men (of course). By the end of the night, my cheeks were hurting from too much laughing and that my friend is sign of a successful night.
With my friend and fellow blogger Danisha
Here is what I wore for the evening.
Fur Coat Vintage - Dress Thrifted (gifted by Claudine) - Tights Secret - Boots Payless Shoe Source - Necklaces Ardène, Vintage - Bracelets Vintage, H&M - Clutch Vintage
The dress is a gift from my friend Claudine. It was actually one of her thrifting finds and I was so jealous about not being to first one to spot it when we were shopping! Guess it turned out in my favour because when she decided to part with it I was the first one on the list. As the saying goes one’s trash is another person’s treasure. I decided to pair it with my vintage fur coat (want to know where I stand on recycled fur, head on over here) , loads of jewellery and my brown boots…feels like the perfect transition outfit until I can go full-on ‘’music festival’’*.
Pictures by Julia C. Vona
* In the summer, my outfits all seem to be inspired by summer music festival! Guess it is my subconscient anticipation/preparing for Osheaga Music Festival.
Posted by modern antoinette at 12:57 PM
Shawl Winners - Top Winners - Headband Bizou - Necklace Bizou
Woah! An outfit with absolutely no vintage pieces. Crazy! I didn't even know I had it in me...or do my usual vintage bracelets count as part of the outfit ;) I can say that they have truly become part of me. I never take them off. NEVER. Guess that's why I don't really count them as an integral part of what I am wearing!
I've been enjoying the long easter weekend by catching up with a bunch of stuff I've been wanting to do forever but never had the time to. Nothing make me feel happier than getting things done...even if it means not seeing my friends (or anybody else for that matter). Thanks to this sudden charge of motivation, I will get back to work on monday feeling a lot less stressed.
This shawl I am wearing above has been part of my outfits all weekend. What can I say, nothing make me feel cosier than knowing I have a blanket within reach...even if it is on my back.
Now, go overdose on chocolate...I know I will.
Posted by modern antoinette at 5:49 PM
Blouse Vintage - Cardigan Zara Basic - Skirt Vintage - Belt Vintage Fendi - Hat H&M - Tights Secret - Boots Spring shoes
Don't have to be the prettiest
If you have the mind, the willingness
No one stops a girl who knows what she’s got
No reason why I can't help following with my eyes
Even at my best, I guess I'm still just one of them
Currently listening to ''Stop'' by Jimmy Eat World (Invented, 2010)
These lyrics truly resonate with me these days... Why? Let’s just say I’ve had some unwelcomed comments (IRL, not on the blog) concerning my weight. To be honest, what I really don’t get is why people feel they have the right to comment on something so personal. No matter the amount of confidence I might have in myself, hearing those types of negative comments always hurts a little. My shape does not define me as a person nor does it influence my sense of style…which brings me to another point.
All of this weight/fashion internal debate got me thinking about personal style blogging vs weight. It pains me to say this but I’ve come to the realization that some really good personal style bloggers don’t get enough attention simply because they don’t have a model’s physique (not talking about myself here). Wasn’t the fun of personal style blogs all about having regular girls wearing lust worthy clothes, about being able to imagine yourself in the same clothes or simply about getting some styling ideas? I am definitely not saying model sized girls can’t have outfit post blogs, simply that other girls should be as present when it comes to collaborations with brands. I think it would be fun to see some opportunities offered to bloggers wearing something bigger than a size 4.
I know some of you might be thinking: ‘’the clothes just don’t look as nice on a regular sized girls’’. To which I will promptly answer: ‘’then why not simply chose a model as the face of your brand?''
Just a little reminder people! It’s about style, not only about size!! *
On another note, I've recently realized that spring always seems to bring out my nostalgic side which is probably the reason why I've been listening to some old favorites all weekend long. From Alanis to Foo Fighters to one of my favorite band ever Jimmy Eat World (teen years and early twenties), my car's stereo has been blasting songs that instantly come with old memories. Whether it is good or bad, those songs always have a special place in my heart. Isn't it weird how the lyrics above fit so well with the topic of this blog post ;0)
Because I am extremely curious, I want to know what are your thoughts on the subject? On a lighter note, what song makes you nostalgic. Why?
*I just want to clarify that in no way am I saying that girls like Rumi, Jane, Carolina or Betty have no style…quite the contrary in fact!!
Posted by modern antoinette at 6:44 PM