So two things have happened. One, I’ve gotten tired of February keeping me in pants with long johns or tights underneath. And two, I finally got up the nerve to wear my ModCloth stylish surprise dress and in the middle of a frostbiting blustery day. And I nearly froze my fingers off again taking these pictures. So I guess that’s three things.
Pardon the wrinkled nature of the dress. I did have it on all day with the babe, through the ordeal of forgetting items and running back to the house then back to the bus, and a test shoot with a very lovely lady. While we’re on the subject of the dress, I love it. It’s one of those pieces I never would’ve chosen myself but now it seems to fit seamlessly into the shifting aesthetic of my style.
If you haven’t noticed ModaMama is moving ever so subtly away from sweet dressing and more into a boho style lately. Maybe I shouldn’t say it outright, maybe that’s some bloggers faux pas, but I find myself drawing away from certain sweet items like Peter Pan collars in favor of fringe and loose fitting soft materials. Who knows. One thing I love about fashion is it’s ever evolving reflection of the changing nature of our selves.
Style and fashion is all about how you feel, and your attitude. It doesn’t matter how gorgeous the clothing or how expensive the accessories. It’s all in the swagger and the way you carry yourself. That’s why when looking at these pictures I can’t convey to you that even though this outfit is so fun, exactly what I wanted, and I like it in the pictures, I didn’t like it in person. That day I was missing the swagger. The ‘tude eluded me and left me wanting.
That day, I feel the clothes were wearing me. That’s my fault, not the clothes. My mistake was that I didn’t listen to my feelings and instead went with what I had decided in my head. I wanted to wear the dress, which I love, but I was stubborn and didn’t pay attention to my gut.
Fashion is feeling.
First off, I finally managed to remember to take off my sunnies before pictures. I know, I’m very proud of myself. Patting myself on the back for this great accomplishment. Hush you from the cheap seats…I’ve still got baby brain here *side note: can you have baby brain with a toddler? Oh gosh, I hope so! Otherwise I’ve got no excuse*
Secondly, my friend Emily *she’s the one in the picture below* and I were told by a store clerk that we had “balls” for wearing big floppy hats like these. I really like being told I’m ballsy. *In my mind they’re always comparing me to Lucille Ball. Always. Without Fail.* But I felt like a bit of a fraud because the motivation behind wearing my hat is totally anti-‘balls’ – I don’t want to expose myself to the sun.
Lucille Ball wept.
|Earrings – ?; Necklace – F21; Sweater & Top – HUH; Pants – Gap; Boots – Feet First.|
I nabbed these two tops from local Toronto designer boutique HUH. She makes all her own clothes and everything is one of a kind. So if you’re in Toronto, get your butts over to Queen St. West and nab some stuff during their huge winter sale before it’s all gone!
And while we’re on the subject of sartorial treasures, can I say that I never thought I would love skinny velvet jeans, but I do! I love these pants. They seem to go with everything and I really like that they add this rich texture to everything. It just makes every outfit feel just a little bit more special. They were a sale nab as well. Bonus!
It was -25 degrees celcius outside when I did these shots. And I did it just for you! You see I wore this outfit to a recent photo exhibit by Joshua MacDonald
opening in which I was one of the models, but since I headed out in the
evening, I couldn’t get good outfit shots. So I put this on a few days
later for some shots, and then immediately jumped back inside and into
|Posters for the show on the way in.|
|This is one of the nine photos on exhibit – and do you recognize the model???|
Joshua is really talented. One of his photos won a prestigious award in Ontario and he only just recently graduated! He’s going to take the photography world by storm, and I’m so pleased that I got a chance to shoot with him. This is one person I would work with any day of the week and twice on Sunday!
p.s. I’d love it if you checked out my latest photo shoot here. Thanks a bunch!
p.p.s. I had to turn on word verification on the blog. I was getting a lot of spam! Sorry!