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The Bead Goes On by hallaek
April 17, 2010, 9:15 pm
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(And on, and on…) I’ve praised it in two past posts… It got me interested in vintage… It made me love sparkles even more… Now here it is… Inside… THE BEAD GOES ON! (I was trying to sound like an announcer for wrestling or something along those lines. I hope you got it.) On Wednesday Tila and I decided to go for a walk to McDonald’s (shut up) and we somehow ended up at The Bead Goes On (weird…) where we bought quite a bit (we wouldn’t) and I got to take pictures! So really I went for the blog’s sake, nothing to do with the constant want to acquire jewelry. Mmmm, materialism. The owner, Cyndi, was kind enough to let me take pictures in her store of all the goodies that surround every inch. The store is quite small, but that’s the best part because you’re absolutely surrounded by fabulous (and sparkly) items and it also means that at each visit you’ll find something new! Prices are amazing too, most lie between $15-$60 and of course the more snazzy items around $85-$165. There is a green bib necklace (which you’ll see in one of the pictures) which is so enormous, and so sparkly and so fabulous, and even has a pin on the other side of the bib part to secure it which is $350, but in comparison to the nice bibs out right now and the fact that this one is so unique, that’s a fantastic price. Okay, I could go on to describe what I want to buy next and what I’ve bought, but let’s take you in!

Tila got an amazing purple/hot pink necklace which I totally would’ve nabbed if I didn’t have a weird eye clashing issue…I’m not getting into it. Anyway, I’ll have to get some shots of the awesome jewelry, ya know, just in case you need more convincing which I highly, highly doubt. Check it out! Show me your new babies (not real babies, sparkly babies, but if you have an actual sparkly baby I’d look at that too).

P.S. Just started watching 30 Rock and OMG. OMG. WHY DID I JUST START? OMG.



Meow Meow by hallaek
April 15, 2010, 2:37 am
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Like Miu Miu. (My funny thing continues apparently.) Tila and I went to Panorama which is the restaurant at the top of the Manulife Centre. Tila really wanted to go, I had never been, but had always wondered about the mysterious elevators by the movie theatre so it was a date…literally. We took a date picture. A date. It was actually pretty cool because it was late so the view was amazing with all the bright lights (or should I say, sparkles?) It also gave me a chance to wear my new shoes so it basically could have been McDonald’s (where we happened to pop by today…) and I still would’ve been excited. That’s where my play on words (sure) in the title comes in. I snatched me a pair of the printed satin mary janes with the cats on them! Animal Lady…Cat Lady…same difference at this point.

P.S. Went to my favourite jewelry store today (think hard, you know the one) and took some pictures so look forward to those!



Somewhat [insert whatever] by hallaek
April 13, 2010, 5:57 pm
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My last drama formal. It really hasn’t hit me since I haven’t moved out yet, but I’m sure it will all come flooding in once that day comes. For now, let’s take a look at everyone’s (okay, my) favourite thing: sparkles. We showed up late to the dance, and were very sparkly, and made quite the entrance…it was kind of embarrassing, but apparently “fabulous” so I’ll take it! As you’ll see my dress and shoes aren’t the easiest things to dance in, but we still ripped it up. And by “ripped it up” I mean were completely ridiculous and had partner swapping and a chair and interpretive dance…the rhythm definitely got us. Good one, me. I’m full of great jokes lately, I’m thinking of doing stand-up. Or not. I wore a vintage dress from Starling in Kingston and the fav new YSL heels. Tight and high = totally comfortable, for sure. I’m also throwing in two random photos that I find funny, and if you remember back to that stand-up thing a few words ago… I need to stop. Okay. Pictures.

Our man of the night really wanted to try out his model moves and I think he did a great job, it just had to be showcased. And aren’t the last two photos funny? We had to incorporate song, dance, poetry, mime and speech into a presentation that had an encompassing theme and mine was obviously sparkles. It was really just an excuse to wear that many shiny/glittery things at the same time without anyone questioning it. Mission accomplished. And I just really liked the photo of me dancing because it seems to be happening in my photos more lately, that and I love that dress.

I’ve been on an animal buying kick lately and have bought two Razza pieces in the past 24 hours. I’ve only found sites that showcase the zodiac series since it’s the most popular, but you can find much more of it on ebay. Who doesn’t love that? For the most part the prices are great which makes me think that give it a while and they’ll start to raise so if you like what you see, bid now. These are the two new members of the family (live photos to come when they arrive):

Razza Elephant

I’m very excited to wear this guy, the pendant is huge. There’s a lion that’s similar that seems to be calling my name, or roaring my name.

Razza Hatching Chick

Next is my hatching chick which I don’t think is as pretty, but it’s so darn cute! It also looks a lot better on a gold chain…like mine…will be. I’m pretty excited to name them. (Don’t judge me.) I also got really lucky with the elephant purchase, the woman who sold it to me on ebay is an animal accessory-aholic like me and we’ve been going back and forth about her amazing collection so I’m sure the family is bound to grow quite a bit very soon. I wonder if I still have all those Playmobil cages…I can make a zoo! There are cat ladies, then there’s me…and I’m also a quasi-cat lady. Oh no. I also found some very pretty, very expensive animal jewelry, but that’s another post! So for now, check out Razza! Find your special zodiac pendant!



Lu-Lu-Lu-Lucite by hallaek
April 11, 2010, 12:02 am
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Strippers. Hookers. I know, save it. Here’s how I see it. Lady Gaga goes to the airport like this:

I know. Too fabulous, I wish I had the guts to do that. But since I do not shouldn’t I attempt it in a smaller scale? A clear, plastic-y, and often bejeweled scale? Behold! Prada Lucite!

It’s different, and weird, and dare I say taboo? So, really, they’re pretty awesome…right? Lady Gaga-esque…Trendster…Futuristic…Costumey…Thoughts?

(P.S. I say “Thoughts?” but I mean “Please, agree with me.”)



ACTUAL PICTURES! by hallaek
April 4, 2010, 8:36 pm
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The title says it all…ACTUAL PICTURES!

Tila and I had a little photo shoot today to make up for the fact that due to my fear of losing another camera I tend not to bring it anywhere, which is why a (sober) photo-thon at home is perfect. I’ve been seriously vintage-ing lately because I had such luck with vintage jewelry at The Bead Goes On that I wanted to try my hand with clothing…just as much luck! No more of that mass-produced crap! (That’s a joke PS.) I made a killing at a vintage store in Kingston called Starling where the prices are fantastic; everything tends to be in $25-$55 price range. Also picked up some great stuff from Bungalow, 69 Vintage and the second-floor of 69 Vintage Collective, all in Toronto. Of course Toronto is more expensive, but the blue and black stripped jacket in the photos is vintage YSL which I got for $105, not bad at all. I won’t get into crazy detail about all the stuff…because I’m lazy. But if you have a question or want to know more about a piece or price or store or whatever, just comment and I’ll let ya know! Okay? Okay!

PS. Check her out…I bought the pink bunny. Tsuru Bride. I really want the blue killer whale and the red alligator.




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