August 18, 2008

I made a top.

Here's my 4-hour top! I'm pretty happy with it. The fabric was on a pseudo-Missoni-fabric rack, and I think I'm going to name the top Miphony. Here's me wearing it and swirling in the park, just before a delicious 100% deep-fried dinner at Oyster Boy:

That evening was followed by Sarah #2's colourful wedding. She wore three outfits (!) with unbelievable jewelry, but I had forgotten my camera. Sarah told me that it's traditional for the groom's mother to give the bride a gift of 11 full outfits, and she had boxes and boxes of the most elaborate earrings and necklaces to choose from for the event. She also spent 10 hours waiting for her hands and feet to dry after the mendhi, and her hands looked remarkable - especially when you'd catch a glimpse of her from afar. She looked like a carved doll:

I should note that their wedding bands were made with wood from an olive tree. Very unique, as you can see from the photo.

But I have to admit that my favourite thing about the wedding was the poutine station, complete with different fries to choose from, duck and beef, cheeses and gravies. I don't think anything says eternal happiness like poutine.

August 12, 2008

To the mendhi!

The mendhi on Saturday was a big party, with one of the highlights definitely being the half-English/half-Urdu rendition of "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You". There were beautiful saris everywhere, and some of the most astounding earrings I've ever seen. And I tried hookah for the first time. I think it was apple-flavoured.

Here's what I wore. Pretty subdued compared to the saris. And much shorter.

Tomorrow I'm going to try making a sweater for myself. Wish me luck!

Blouse: Second-hand, Sweater: Tristan, Skirt: Mendocino, Shoes: Taryn

August 9, 2008

Morning sickness.

Um, I went to the J Crew website this morning, just on a whim, and the colours! The charm! So beautiful. It gave me a hot stomach, and first thing in the morning!

Here are some beautiful looks from their website. There's a lot more there, but I had to be selective.

I'm still really happy that we don't have J Crew and Anthropologie in Canada. It keeps these stores special for me, even though they're everywhere in the States.

Also, I went to brunch this morning with some very fine ladies, and Lisa was wearing a particularly fine dress from Anthropologie, which was a surprise from her charming husband. I have such beautiful friends.

August 6, 2008

Sarah (#1) got married!

And it was just beautiful. She was just beautiful. I'd post a picture of her here and you'd die from the sheer perfection of her, but I didn't ask her permission.

Her dress was a simple and elegant creation made for her by New York designer Jussara Lee.

Here I am in my dress, without my bouquet (boo!) just after the ceremony. You can't see my sweet yellow shoes in this shot. Sasha, one of the other bridesmaids, wore nearly the same shoes. Coincidence.

The wedding took place at Sarah's husband's family farm, which was magnificent.

I feel like I have so much more to post, but I'll do more when I'm out of wedding season. Next up: Sarah #2's mendhi and wedding. With ankle bells! And hallucinogens!