Bibliostyle: Nancy Mitford’s “Wigs on the Green”

Above: For Restless Sleepers, Spring 2017

They also helped to design her clothes which were always an endless topic of local conversation as she never could resist appearing at everyday functions in elaborate fancy dress. The black velvet, fur hat and ear-rings of  Russian Grand Duchess, the livid greens and yellows of Bakst ballet dancer, taffeta bustle and Alexandra fringe, Mandarin tunic and trousers, making each its appearance on some most inappropriate occasion aroused each in turn, among tweeded local ladies, a storm of discussion and criticism, the repercussions of which reached Mrs. Lace, by no means displeasing her.

  • from Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford

Above: Hillier Bartley Spring 2017

Above: Tsumori Chisato, Spring 2017

Above: Rosie Assoulin, Spring 2017

Above: Alessandra Rich, Spring 2017

Above: Charlotte Olympia, Spring 2017

Above: Rodarte, Spring 2017

Above: For Restless Sleepers, Spring 2017


All images from Vogue Runway

Gloss over This: Claudia O’Doherty

O’Doherty is similarly unenthused about the old chestnut “What’s it like to be a woman in comedy?” “It’s a boring question that’s difficult to answer because I’ve only ever been a woman,” she says. “I don’t know what it’s like to be a man in comedy. Overall, being a woman means you are listened to less, paid less and more at risk of being murdered by men, which is not great.”

-Claudia O’Doherty in “Struggletown” by Sarah Laing in Elle Canada April 2017

Spring 2017 Trends: Editor’s Picks

After combing through all the Spring 2017 shows in all the major cities, here are my favourite looks from this season. While The Closet Feminist identified a lot of the major trends (belts, purple, witchy, etc), I still find myself attracted to looks that don’t stray too far from my own aesthetic–know what works for you, old habits die hard, etc. Here are my picks for this season!


Above: Sea Spring 2017

Above: Camilla and Marc Spring 2017

Above: Shaina Mote Spring 2017

Above: Each x Other Spring 2017

Above: Luisa Beccaria

With or without some super-femme ruffles, I love the square, apron-esque necklines that were seen this season. They’re often appropriate for work, something a little different, and frame the face nicely.  Also, practically speaking, thick straps = no complicated bras needed.


Above: Lisa Perry, Spring 2017

Above: Alice + Olivia Spring 2017

Above: Zadig & Voltaire Spring 2017

Regardless of season, I love black dresses with white collars. I love girly dresses juxtaposed with more masculine or structured shoes. Super wearable, practically my uniform.

Above: Alberta Ferretti Spring 2017

Above: Prada Spring 2017

I also love defined waists, and shamelessly femme silhouettes. I’ve found myself acquiring more simple black dresses (like the Prada one above) that I want to dress up with belts and accessories.


I really liked the Spring 2017 collection of Melitta Baumeister, above. I liked the voluminous white and light grey looks, which is super contrary to my love-of-all-things-defined shapes mentioned above.

I wonder though if this collection was especially compelling because this model was so different and looked somewhat like me. I get alienated by the sea of loose beige nothings offered by Elizabeth & James because its all shown on white models. This collection, however simple, caught my eye. Now I want a shiny silver chain necklace to wear with everything and a full sleeve of tattoos!

Above: All Melitta Baumeister Spring 2017


All images from Vogue Runway.




Playlist: Alternative Twin Peaks

We took a crack at putting together a playlist of songs that could easily fit into the Twin Peaks world.  We’ve got lots of Laura Palmer songs, but ones for Donna, Audrey, Norma and Big Ed, and even Bobby.

“Because when I fall into the abyss, I go straight into it, head down and heels up, and I’m even pleased that I’m falling in just such a humiliating position, and for me I find it beautiful. And so in that very shame I suddenly begin a hymn. Let me be cursed, let me be base and view, but let me also kiss the hem that garment in which my God is clothed; let me be following the devil at the same time, but still I am also your son, Lord, and I love you, and I feel a joy without which the world cannot stand and be.”
– from the Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Alternative Twin Peaks track list:

  1. Life in the Vivid Dream by Grimes
  2. Girls Your Age by Transviolet
  3. Linda by Laser
  4. True Love Waits by Radiohead
  5. God Knows I Tried by Lana del Rey
  6. Your Best American Girl by Mitski
  7. Time to Go Home by Chastity Belt
  8. The Party by St. Vincent
  9. All the Year by Beach House
  10. After you Left by Mirah
  11. Lazy Crossbones by Carla Bozulich
  12. You May Know Him by Cat Power
  13. Shave My P*ssy by Chad VanGaalen
  14. The Birds Outside Sang by Florist
  15. Deep Six Textbook by Let’s Eat Grandma
  16. I Dream In Neon by Dirty Beaches
  17. Babydoll by Cat Power
  18. Little Lover by STRFKR
  19. The Face, Part 2 by Metric
  20. I Don’t Know How To Find My Way Back To You by Dirty Beaches

Spring 2017 Trends: Rainbow

To be perfectly honest, embracing all of ROY G. BIV come springtime isn’t that much of a trend–we all know things get lighter and brighter as the sun returns with full force. So here are some rainbow outfits just for fun!

Above: Alice + Olivia Spring 2017

Above: Mara Hoffman, Spring 2017

Above: Missoni Spring 2017

Above: Novis, Spring 2017

Above: Olympia Le Tan, Spring 2017

Above: Rosie Assoulin, Spring 2017

Above: Temperley London, Spring 2017

All images above from Vogue Runway.

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