Ursa Major + Now Open!!

4 Jul

I am so excited to share that my online plus size store is now open!  Ursa Major + is currently selling handmade jewelry, accessories and vintage clothing for fashion forward women sizes 14 and up.  We will be launching our in-house collection (as well as some other surprises) this fall – I can’t wait!  So this is the last post I’ll be making directly on WordPress, the blog has been incorporated into the new website.  Thanks for reading and please come over and visit the new store.  Be sure to follow me at any (or all!) of these links:

Ursa Major + Store  http://www.ursamajor.ca

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ursamajorplus

Instagram @majoramarina

Twitter @majoramarina

Tumblr http://ursamajorfashion.tumblr.com/

xoxo Amarina

Instagram Catchup

8 Mar

01

Since I’ve been an unreliable blogger lately, I thought I would catch everyone up on the ugly faces I’ve been making, cat pictures I’ve been taking and various other moments from the last little while.

Follow me on Instagram!!!! @MAJORAMARINA

02

03

04

Experimenting with body chains – what do you think, ladies?

05

06

Ron and I decided to spend a weekend making  a stop-motion short about a cactus.  We spent most of the time doing weird faces at each other instead.

07

08

Salad jarring for life!

09

I am the luckiest girl in the world.

10

11

12

13

And some outfit posts too!

14

The Love Yourself Event at Tabula Rasa

22 Feb

store

Just before Valentine’s Day I collaborated on an event with one of the best boutiques in the east end, Tabula Rasa.  The “Love Yourself Event” featured my jewellery line Hibou and I was there customizing necklaces on the spot while TR was debuting some of the their new must-have spring pieces.  Here are some pics from the night!

standing

Here I am in my favourite shirt that I hand-shredded while watching too many episodes of my ultimate guilty pleasure, Star Trek: TNG. What am I looking at? Probably the delicious vegan cupcakes that are just in front of me.

bracelets

Vintage dead-stock chain and stone bracelets.

Dancing kids

My hubs and my bud dancing to (probably) the Supremes.

tea break

Tea tea tea tea tea tea tea tea tea!

delish treats

farm for andy

pickyrstone

One of the customizable Hibou pieces is the Mojo Bag.  Pick a stone that speaks to you, choose your re-purposed leather swatch, we prepare it, and you walk away feeling the positive vibes!

mojo bags

Some gorgeous babes wearing Hibou Mojo Bags.

sellin

spread

My newest collection is a mix of semi-precious stones, vintage and new chain and some really special charms.  It is still available for sale in Tabula Rasa and will be online really soon!

reppin

Thanks to Tabula Rasa for a great night!!

xoxo Amarina

OOTD – Pleated skirts and sneaky announcements

27 Aug

This weekend, I took advantage of some summer evening light to show off one of my favourite skirts ever.  EVER.  I’d been wanting a pleated chiffon skirt for a long time but was unwilling to pay an arm and a leg for one, mostly because I’ve been a broke student for the last two years.  When I found this sweet gem I am sure I let out an embarrassing squeak of excitement – it was only $8!  I love that I can dress it up (I wore it with a fancy top to my convocation), or down (bra out) and it always feels right.

Very obsessed with these shoes, I love the happy coral soles!

Since I’ve been talking vintage a bit here, I’m going to take this opportunity to announce that my PLUS SIZE VINTAGE ONLINE STORE is almost ready to go!! I’ll be posting about the launch in the very near future.  Be excited ladies!

On the bod:

Tank – Old Navy

Skirt – Thrifted

Shoes – Dolce Vita

Bag – Thrifted

Jewelry – Vintage and Hibou (made by me)

I can’t believe that summer is almost over, enjoy every moment!

xoxo Amarina

It’s analog o’clock! Part deux

23 Aug

Here’s the second batch of shots from my Diana Mini, I hope you like them!

xoxo Amarina

Subway wall, Montreal

Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto

Brickworks

Ron being a stud at the beach, Toronto

Brickworks

Santa Cruz, CA

Montreal

It’s analog o’clock!

22 Aug

I’ve been going through a bunch of old Lomo scans from my Diana Mini and getting really excited to have my next couple of rolls developed.  I brought it with me to Cuba and hopefully got some really cool shots of the gorgeous landscape…or I took a bunch of the ground and the inside of my purse. That’s the beauty of analog photography right? Right?

Well I found so many that I thought fondly of so I broke this post up into two, I’ll be posting the rest of them tomorrow!

Enjoy!

xoxo Amarina

Rock sculptures at the beach in Toronto.

Ron in Carmel, California

Cacti in L.A.

Ron working mutton chops at our home base.

Is it surprising that the most delightful squirrels live in one of the most beautiful places ever? (Big Sur, CA)

Snowin’ and bowlin’

OOTD – How to Wear Crazy Pants

7 Aug

So here I am looking relatively normal, getting ready in the elevator for this week’s outfit post.  EXCEPT…I am rocking some pretty crazy pants here, pants that everyone openly stared at when I was walking down the street.  Let them stare!

Now that I have completed the marathon that is fashion school, I like to joke that I have earned the right to wear whatever I please in the name of fashion.  The truth is that I have always worn whatever I felt good in and I’ve been wanting to wear these gaudy pants for a while now, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to wear on top.  I went the easy route (it WAS a long weekend, after all) and went with the classic black t-shirt.   You can pretty much never go wrong in a black t-shirt, regardless of what you’re wearing on the bottom.   Tons of jewellery later and we have an outfit folks!

 

Various necklaces and bracelets – I made them!

Shirt – Old Navy

Pants – F21+

Shoes – Ardene cheapos from last summer

Clutch – Thrifted

 

Lastly, Ron insisted that I include this picture I took of myself because he thought it was hilarious…here it is in all it’s glory!

Hope everyone had a great long weekend!

xoxo Amarina

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.