Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A HollyJolly

Ah, Christmas.

This year we spent it at my cousin's new place in the Okanagan for five food filled days of the whole family under one happy roof. Between my aunties' delicious Persian feasts, takeout Indian food, a bacon wrapped turkey and its appropriate table-side colleagues
, pecan squares and the largest batch of spaghetti I've seen cooked outside of a commercial kitchen, the holidays found us playing countless games of Risk, Bridge, Catch Phrase (LOVE this game), Rockband, and some incarnation of a Mario video game on Wii, watching Food Inc. on Christmas Eve (a film I would recommend seeing, but certainly not on this particular occasion), and driving out to Big White to show the slopes who's boss.

I'm happy to be back home because I don' t think I could physically handle the rate of food consumption for any longer. Still, I can't seem to stop listening to Christmas music. Big fan of this particular tune. No need to judge.

Monday, December 21, 2009

What a douchebag

I make these handy knapsacks out of recycled shower curtains. Because shower is called 'douche' in Farsi and French, I call them douchebags.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Why Can't Kate Moss Sleep?

I think I'll be tucking a few of these cheeky eye covers into some stockings this year.

I screenprinted an image of Kate Moss' eyes onto some fabric, then sandwiched some scraps of wool/cashmere coating to give a little softness and structure to them, before sewing an elastic band onto the back.

I imagine they'd be quite funny for airplane napping.

I'll list a few different colors and patterns in my Etsy store.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On Luxury

“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
-Coco Chanel

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Spent the say with one of my favorite of favorite people, snapping pictures of her in some of the new clothes I'd made, eating corn on the cob, spicy Indian eggplant, and nutella crepes, walking around till our feet hurt and our hands were frozen stiff. Miki is such a cool cat and a good sport, you couldn't even see how freezing cold she was as the sun sank. She's also spectacularly photogenic, as you can see.

It was such a beautiful day, I can't really beleive it's December.

I will post my favorite clothing shots pronto, but for now, here are some of my favorites as far as bestest buddies since elementary school discretion goes.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Fantastic Mr. Berkley Illustration

I saw the Fantastic Mr. Fox today, and quite thouroughly enjoyed it. I was thrilled by the beautiful tailoring of the little foxy tweed pants and dress shirts. And as per usual was charmed by the subtle hilarity that is Wes Anderson-ness. Reawakened my love for him. I came home and downloaded - er, purchased - the complete discography of his film soundtracks. I am simultaneously enjoying and wierding myself out by listening on repeat to the Darjeeling Limited sountrack.

Although The Life Aquatic will forever hold my absolute highest regards - soundtrack, costume, casting, story telling technique, comedic ingenuity, and all other elements which for me make a movie one's eyes cannot be peeled away from - the amazing visual effects and joy of watching Roald Dahl's little tale on the big screen were enjoyed to the maximum.
The film made me think of these fantastic illustrations, which I would love to cover my walls with:

Friday, November 20, 2009

Uniquely Uniform

Brilliant, creative, and well executed, Sheena Matheiken created the Uniform Project with aims to fundraise to send children in India to school. In order to do so, she has pledged to wear the same dress, a verstatile piece specifically designed for this project, every day for one year. She started in May, and has already raised over 40K. I am dazzled.

"Starting May 2009, I have pledged to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Here’s how it works: There are 7 identical dresses, one for each day of the week. Every day I will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies. Think of it as wearing a daily uniform with enough creative license to make it look like I just crawled out of the Marquis de Sade's boudoir.

The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the
Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums."

To read more about the uniform project, or to donate, web-wander over here.

Monday, November 16, 2009


like one of these impossibly lazy creatures today.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


The sky has been very generous these days, holding nothing back from it's seemigly impossible, unrelenting downpour. I try to appreciate that the enless showers that every Vancouverite has come to expect are the reason our city is so stunningly green. I really try.

That not so pleasant soggy hem of my pants feeling leaves me wishing I was equipped with the following:
As my boyfriend says,There's no such thing as bad weather - only bad clothing. (He's clearly the outdoorsy type)

Sunday, November 8, 2009