Outfit details:

  • Hair - DIY (see below)
  • Blouse - vintage nightgown worn as a blouse from Salvation Army
  • Skirt - Salvation Army
  • Fascinator - small vintage/antique shop in Ithaca, NY
  • Shoes - Seychelles "Make A Scene"
  • Rings - from my mother

DIY Rag Rolling:

Recreate the look with Alex's Rag Rolling Hair tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

My style is pretty well a mix of 60’s and 70’s patterns/prints and silhouettes, a little Victorian extravagance and plenty of school girl vibes. If it's a pinafore, I'll love it. If it's a patterned pinafore, I'll love it even more. If it's a patterned pinafore paired with a lovely 1900's style (or even the real thing) blouse, well, I've found my life-mate.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I have this camisole negligee from the 1920’s which I’m totally in love with. It's made of a lovely mint silk, with beautiful cream lace details. It honestly doesn’t get a lot of wear because it's so delicate, and kind of has no place outside the bedroom, but it lives on my wall, and I stare at it a lot

Who are your style icons?

To be honest, there used to be a time when I could rhyme off dozens of people. But these days I find myself hugely inspired by other bloggers. I find real people, with their own real voice truly inspiring. But, if I had to pick one (or two) icon(s), it would be Jean Shrimpton, Sylvie Vartan, and every Pre-Raphaelite babe ever painted.

Do you have any favourite designers?

Samantha Pleet, no doubt. I feel like herself, her vision and her designs embody everything I love about fashion. She keeps fashion important and artistic, while having the most amazing aesthetic that I feel an affinity to.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

Hmm, this is always a hard one for me - I do not shop new very often. But if I do, I like to keep it local and support independent shops/brands in (and close to) my neighbourhood in Toronto. The Future of Frances Watson, Philistine, Robber, to name a few. Oh! And the internet, obviously. The Loved One sells quite a fair bit by some of my favourite designers. If I'm looking for something specific, I can usually find it on ASOS. And if I'm going off about internet shopping, then I can't leave out Modcloth.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I used to live for customizing my outfits, but that has faded a bit with time. My mother is a wonderful seamstress, and taught me a few tricks of the trade, but she lives a ways away from me, so it's hard to keep up with lessons, and I get lazy. I've made a skirt or two in my day though. As a teenager I used to adorn myself with all things "goth", which was a highly DIY fashion aesthetic. However, those days are gone. 

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

I don't really feel that I'm qualified to give tips on how to dress yourself. In my opinion, it's just figuring out what you like and incorporating that into your styling. For myself, I love patterns/prints, so I try to mix up my outfits by combining a bunch of different ones. Hats are always a nice touch to an outfit, and large bows, man, I love wearing a large bow tie with a button up shirt. But these are all personal to me - to each their own. I think the most important thing is to stay true to yourself, and not be afraid of what others think. I think those are the things that make someone stand-out -- Just being wholly yourself.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

Hannah and Landon

Boots & Pine

Fancy Fine

It Girl, Rag Doll

Olive, My Love...there are alot, I have a fairly large list on my blog.

Check out Alex's blog at Larkspur »




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