I wear black

MuchMusic Part 2 (But better than that.) by hallaek
August 30, 2011, 5:43 pm
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I love American Apparel. That should really be the second thing I tell people about myself after my obvious love affair with dark coloured clothing. I own pretty much all of it. In various colours. Sometimes various sizes. Even some pieces they stopped making because they were not the best of styles – I got it. I worked there for a summer where I bought everything in sight (50% off employee discount, hello) and then I just kept buying because their styles seemed to evolve as I did, it just worked. Kismet. Simpatico. An affinity for one another, which is a line I once used in an American Apparel interview some time ago. Last summer I decided I was done with this short skirt thing, I want a long one! BAM. They release the double layer chiffon maxi skirt, first released in black at the location closest to me. It appeared in a post shortly thereafter.

With what I’m about to say that whole first paragraph sounds like a bunch of sucking up, but please believe me when I say (type) this: it comes from the heart.

...is hopefully me.

They’re releasing a larger series of clothing – size XL. This means I can buy more, own more, wear more, keep the economy going and hopefully keep them out of debt for good this time! There is a contest to find that curvy girl to represent, as the kids would say, and I want to be her.


I am obviously in dire need of your votes. Please.

TORNADO TIME by hallaek
August 25, 2011, 4:04 pm
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So perhaps the title of this post is a tad dramatic, but we did get some pretty awesome sights last night. I decided to consume an entire bottle of wine at dinner so such sights were even awesomer for moi. My look last night was created with the intention of seeming to be ‘bad-ass’ and to scare people – obviously did not happen. But Tila did buy her first pack of cigs, literally with the intention to look cool, but they were gross so that was that. And off we went to the Keg Mansion.
We also found Toronto Stonehenge and the gate just opens…

F looking at the camera.

silvers & gold

forgotten at school

"should we sneak in?" hair touch

"let's do it." hair touch

American Apparel skirt and bodysuit, Talula Babaton sheer kimono and belt, Browns boots, snake belt from mom, Tessa skull necklace, Concho layered necklace, Chanel bag.

Horse Whore by hallaek
April 7, 2011, 10:44 pm
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Those damn Jeffrey Campbell boots are everywhere…I know. I was firmly against them until this:

via The Sartorialist

I’ll be nice, I’ll give you the link to the actual happenings. The happenings: he shoots blogger, comments blogger is curvy, obviously the word “curvy” creates insta-controversy, but what I gathered is that The Sartorialist liked that the weight of the shoes are balanced against her (slightly) thicker (curvier) legs. My legs are thick, or curvy, or what have you, so with that I found my ideal pair of the Lita boots (ALL BLACK) and here we are today.



not ready

I swear, the hair will be cut.


just your friendly neighbourhood mime


Notes: My photographer/#1-fan/Tila has been badgering me to list my outfits. I just don’t think the items’ brands are particularly important, but fine.

Jeffrey Campbell Lita Fur boots, shirt from Mendocino, American Apparel skirt, Talula hat and vintage jewelry.

I don’t know by hallaek
October 28, 2010, 11:21 pm
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Queen’s was three years of little to no work, I’m in normal work-load shock. I know how that sounds so that’s that. My birthday passed, many days have passed, and I finally spent my money on something not footwear and frivolous-related. A camera. Birthday money + an inspired thought (okay, not that inspired) = actually having fun with technology. It’s nothing fancy, but I continue to be in amazement of the pictures, so I’ll take it. I’m not going to even try to touch on the fashion weeks, but say that Crystal Renn fit in shockingly well with all the thin models at Chanel so either someone’s skinny or some others aren’t so, I’ll hope for the latter.

I went to the CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale last weekend with high hopes which weren’t really met, but it was still pretty cool and gave me a chance to play with my new camera and wear some new (old) booties. I generally don’t wear shorter boots with short skirts due to the fact that I have hips so I certainly have legs, but I received a lot of compliments on them so…I guess I need to suck up curvy self-consciousness and rock it the way I preach. It’s an ongoing process, but we’ll see how it goes.

Vintage boots, everything else is American Apparel due to the fact that I’m now interning there…good to be back.

Sugar Beach by hallaek
September 7, 2010, 2:53 am
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I really tried to come up with some clever title that played with “Sugar Beach“, but it didn’t happen. I remember coming up with one as I stared into the clear, blue water off the Toronto waterfront, but I guess it just eventually made my mind cluttered…as cluttered as it is with pollution! And my wit returns. What better way to spend the last real week of summer than an impromptu adventure to Toronto’s newest beach which led to a whole Toronto adventure/walking tour.
The beach is apparently a much bigger project and is really only barely done and that’s pretty noticeable. Minus chained loungers, pink umbrellas (with dangerous metal pieces that fall straight down the pole and almost hit unsuspecting couples – true story), rocks with red and white stripes to look like candy, and a kiddie water fountain there really isn’t much else. It’s definitely a nice place to sit and chill or tan if you live in a condo/apartment sans sun exposure, but boring for hyper-active young adults. They are intending to put food, drink, and probably shopping…Tila and I will go back then. But it was fun to just sit by the water, engage in girl talk (much to the chagrin of the older gentleman sitting in front of us), and have Tila draw a lot of attention to us as a faux-paparazza. Luckily Tila’s snap happy ‘tude let up after we had walked far enough from the charming end of the beaches, and rightfully so. Oh yeah, we went to the beaches for Value Village and a diner. Before we walked all the way back to her condo at Yonge and College. Obviously. The diner ended up being well-known for how unhealthy it is: Dangerous Dan’s Diner. It was pretty solid and kitschy all minus our milk shakes…we ordered one banana and one strawberry, I’m pretty sure they were both vanilla. C’est la vie. It did make me feel like I was in a Diners, Drive-ins and Dives -like joint though so that was very exciting. Add finding the Fashion Magazine building, Tila freaking out and telling me I was not Buffy when a very scary man started to charge behind us (no, I’m not Buffy…but I can take ’em) and a man bending and twisting forks with his mind and I think an adventure is complete.
Also, check out my new Giuseppe Zanotti jointed ring…

My entire outfit (including headband) are American Apparel and that hasn’t happened since the summer after first year when I worked there. But AA is rocking it lately! That’s the double-layered chiffon skirt and ever since I got it I live in it. I grabbed it in the blue too at an attempt to change things up, but blacks my thing so I’m going to stop fighting that. Also that headband has a wire in it so you can do anything with it (I first wore it as devil horns) and I just picked up the shawl cardigan (yes, in black) and I’ve been living in that too. I know AA has lost some of its “cool-ness”, but the 3 aforementioned items really are so versatile, so flattering and so wearable. The only problem now? I’ve been on the hunt for longer, but fall-appropriate skirts with no luck. If you find a nice, warm, long plaid skirt with mainly reds and blacks let a girl know!

P.S. I apologize for photo overload. When I’m in doubt and remain in doubt 45 minutes later I always go for ‘select all’. But this is my blog so I’ll ‘select all’ whenever I please! (…Then apologize for it, apparently.)

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