hang-outs with christopher mongeau. hes the boy with the big hat and the big camera from providence RI. chris is an arts major and also enjoys going on tour with bands as photographer. you can check out his website here, and his flickr here. he had just arrived to montreal after a long drive, and we both seemed to be more than half asleep. the obvious solution was tim hortons (a canadian coffee staple) and we got some delish ice caps to go. after a little walk, i decided it would be fun to go up to the top floor of hotel de la montagne.
it was closed but the janitor kindly let us sneak around for a little bit and soak in the gorgeous view of montreal waking up. its been forever since ive slept in and im really loving it. taking time in the morning to do something fun or for yourself is really nice and according to some study makes you a more productive person.
crop top – h&m, bracelet – gift from jac vanek
ps: im loving my herschel backpack no more shoulder and back aches from a 500 pound purse! cute little details i didnt notice till purchase: the red and white striped interior and the little pocket where i slip in my itouch. you can tell this backpacks mine from the kidrobot zipper pull; i love those things.
oh the lovely texan model erin wasson always stays busy with her modelling career, styling and designing. collaborating with everyone left and right, her work that im most in love with would have to be erin wasson for LOW LUV. im super picky with my jewelry. first of all, i like good quality. so real gold and silver is a must but if i cant get that then plated it is. occasionally i fall for the cheap crap, but after one time of washing my hands it all turns a nasty brass color and ends up being yet another waste of money! but on the other hand, i have a friend who takes good care of the thrifty stuff (by not putting it in water) and it lasts rather long.
everything about this collection i like. some pieces are very ethnic looking, very vintage, very omg-rare-find. its dainty yet tough at the same time. the kind of pieces which could become staples for everyday wear which comes from what wasson is best known for, simple low key style. everything is plated to last as well! my favorites are the bone stack bangle, snake ring, armour knuckle ring and cross pendant necklace.
with the start of the good weather and report cards came my paypal account and the beginning of my online shopping craze. those random items you can find on the internet are equivalent to those super cool gems you can only find in an obscure marketplace in nowhere, lithuania. im talking the kind of clothes and accessories i cant come across at the mall.
recently ive been hitting pure gold (ew ~goldzmine~ aha) and i found SHOP W.A.S. (with asian stereotypes). im not entirely sure what the title has to do with things, but thats the last of my concerns. this online store has got it good. the few random things i was thinking about purchasing, i found all on this website.
doing new goth oh so well, you can find your crosses/ satans crosses or saint peters crosses everywhere on the jewelry. i started to name my favorite items, but then i realized i was naming them all. the fox tails are super cute as well as the long dangle earrings (wear just one) and you cant go wrong with slipping on one of those tshirts as you run out the door.
what i find to be really impressive is that unless otherwise stated, the items are all handmade! coming soon is the UN-FAI†HFUL COLLECTION with which we can expect: more printed tees, totes, two finger rings, dyed rabbit foot necklaces, gold dagger earrings, inverted cross necklaces and a hell of a lot of cool stuff. im going to buy a thing or two right now!
VISIT SHOP WITH ASIAN STEREOTYPES