Monday, 30 May 2011


I've got a little obsession about tassles and fringing (not the safety pins, I just like the image) - I just bought a fringed top out here (I'm currently stuck in Mexico, no joke, long story...) and was thinking of getting crafty and adding some tassles and fringing to some vintage pieces when I get back - all good inspiration (and how hard can it be right?!)

Resaca Punk – Harper’s Bazaar Spain via Fashion Gone Rouge

Friday, 20 May 2011


The sun is here!! And what better way to greet the sunshine than with a pop of colour?! We are in full swing of Spring, and with all the flowers popping up in all their glory, shouldn't we as well?!

                                    Pink Shorts: $42                                 Royal Blue Linen Jacket: $64    
                            Rachel Roy, Spring 2011                           Teal High Waist Trousers: $52

                                   Gucci, Spring 2011                                       Magenta Trousers: $38

                           Isabel Lucas in Louis Vuitton                                  Coral 70s Maxi Dress: $98       

                                             Fendi, Spring 2011                               Turquoise Maxi Dress: $98  

I love color and I love to pop so this Spring I'm ready to break all the "rules" and get down and dirrrty with bold combinations and statement dresses! It's beautiful outside and so are you, so get ready world, we are ready to be just as bright as the boldest Spring flowers!

xoxo Marlene!


Thursday, 19 May 2011


I'm in awe at the happenings/get ups at a favourite vintage/art/jewels and trinkets galore space - GOLDEN RULE each month (here in Portland, although they do sell online too if you see something you love on their blog - call 'em!). I'm especially in awe and wowed (woweewaaaa-ed in fact) at their lookbooks they bring out each month - I love this month and really want to purchase both of these beauty jumpsuits. Stunning photography, ladies, space and treasures! 

Nice one GR! :)


Complete opposite of yesterday's post - but I love this whimsical look from Elle Denmark. The headbands, the florals, the light, the photography, the whites, the 70s vibes, gorgeousness.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


AMAZZZING styling, gorgeous Anja, incredible shoot for Vogue Nippon June 2011. Studs, leather, punky, preppy, tie die, mesh, metallics. Brilliant.

Anja Rubik / by Josh Olins / Vogue Nippon June 2011
via Obsessee/fashion gone rouge

Monday, 16 May 2011


Britt Aboutaleb, Style News Editor, New York by the Coveteur

Louise Roe, TV Host; Fashion Expert. Los Angeles by the Coveteur

Joanna Hillman, Senior Fashion Market Editor, Harper's Bazaar. New York by the Coveteur
<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'>The shoes on the left were my first Celine purchase after Phoebe Philo took over. I’ve basically lusted after everything she’s designed and treat myself to one piece a season. The other shoes are Lanvin, they’re like a moving art installation with the metal and crystal studded heel. The wallet is Chanel - too flashy for everyday but works as a clutch for evening.</span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>L to R. Shoes, Celine, Lanvin; Wallet, Chanel </span>#inline_04

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'>The feather dress was a gift from Kirk and Stephen of Canadian label Greta Constantine, the boys are the sweetest. The dress’ style name was actually “The Liz” and was inspired by them. I was having a blush moment a couple years ago, thus the pink Balenciaga heels.</span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>Dress, Greta Constantine; Shoes, Balenciaga</span>#inline_06
Fashion Director, FLARE Magazine. Toronto

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'>Leopard obsession much? I cannot be stopped! </span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>Clothing, Vintage; Shoes, Marc McNairy for Weejuns; Bag, Mulberry </span>

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'>I feel like a broken record, but I cannot sing Tom Binn’s praises enough. He is a complete and utter genius truly in a league of his own. Everything he makes feels like a piece of fine art while still being wearable, a rare combination that separates him from all competition. 

</span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>All, Tom Binns
DJ. New York

Inspired by one of my favourite new blogs - Coco Rosa, I've been stalking hard//wishing I had all of these pieces//fallen in love with The Coveteur (Erin Kleinberg and Stephanie Mark - Toronto-based closet peepers behind the blog and all the pretty, inspiring and shiny things on it.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Last night, Marlene and I went to see this. Amazing man, amazing photos, brilliant Monday night movie.

Sunday, 8 May 2011


This is Marlene looking really cross. This is where we shoot (with a radiator right next to her as it gets a bit chilly sometimes). This is in our studio for the last time, as we're moving out this Saturday and into 220..woohooo! Hope to see y'll there! xx

Saturday, 7 May 2011


All online now, amazing vintage, one of a kind treasures.