Tag Archives: positivity

Instagram Catchup

8 Mar

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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

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

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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.

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Salad jarring for life!

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I am the luckiest girl in the world.

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And some outfit posts too!

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The Love Yourself Event at Tabula Rasa

22 Feb

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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!

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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.

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Vintage dead-stock chain and stone bracelets.

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

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Tea tea tea tea tea tea tea tea tea!

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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!

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Some gorgeous babes wearing Hibou Mojo Bags.

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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!

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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

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

Summer Jams – Twin Shadow

6 Aug

Saw Twin Shadow play last week at Lee’s Palace and he was next level amazing.  Can’t stop listening to this sweet jam!

Took a quick and crappy outfit shot in the streets, post-sweatfest.

Shirt: Old Rolling Stones tour shirt

Leggings: Forever 21+

Dancing shoes: Urban Outfitters

OOTD Summertime Velvet

30 Jul

This weekend Ron and I kicked off our week-long concert marathon by seeing The XX at The Phoenix. They set the tone pre-show by filling up the theater with what seemed like record-breaking amounts of dry ice and gothic lighting. So feeling inspired in the midst of a pastel/floral/neon/sunshine-y summer, I busted out my black velvet skirt and my moon print tank from my first Ursa Major collection.

As always, piled on the jewellery like there’s no tomorrow. The necklace is vintage chain and crystal from the last Hibou Accessories collection that I did and the rest I’ve accumulated over my years of fashion hoarding.

Used to be more self-conscious about showing my whole back but now I just say “fuck it, this is my body right now and it’s awesome” and wear the shit out of see-through, low cut things. There’s not enough time in my life for hate!

I love these shoes! They were stupid cheap at Value Village and even though they destroy my feet, they are so legit 80’s. Outfit details:

Sunglasses/Glasses (stolen from my true love) – Zenni Optical
Tank – Ursa Major
Skirt – Thrifted
Shoes – Thrifted
Jewellery – Hibou Accessories & various
Nail Polish – OPI Charged up Cherry & Maybelline Porcelain Party

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!
xoxo Amarina

2011 – The Lost Posts – Summah time

5 Jan

I was looking through some old pictures and found some posts that I was too school-crazed to put up.   I’m really looking forward to this upcoming semester, I’ll be doing an independent study that finally allows me to focus on making plus-size clothing.  As much as I love my program, the school only has the fit mannequins to support making (and being graded on) clothes that go up to a size twelve.  I can’t wait to start my lingerie collection! Ahh! There will be leather.  Oh yes, there will be leather.

So here I am in the early days of autumn, already missing the late sunsets and preparing to be under-dressed for winter – I always am.

The hair is getting a little out of control, but we’ll pretend that it looks great.  I’ve been growing it out from a bob for the last year and I’m doing my best to leave it alone.  Grow! Grow!

All of the necklaces were made by me under my Hibou Accessories line (sorry, shop is still closed folks).  It’s actually sad to see my fave lava rock necklace here because I broke it a month ago from too much drunk flailing at the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show at the Opera House.  The silver ring on the left is stolen from my soul mate, the snake is from h&m and the double finger ring is Dorothy Perkins.

I love this circle cut crop top.  I bought it at a Target in L.A. and I’m pretty sure it is supposed to be for teenagers.  I love it anyways!

The bag was an awesome Value Village find and I bought these boots from the Vintage Section at the Clothing Show in Toronto a few times ago. Here’s the rundown:

Top – Target

Beater – American Apparel

Black “Treggings” – Dorothy Perkins

Vintage Boots and Purse

Soul matey photographer.  He has a full beard now, I miss the chops!