my take on cubism

I’m going to an opera tonight to see The Flying Dutchman that I’m pretty excited about. I’m not wearing this to the opera though.  I like to take full advantage of any opportunity to really dress up because unfortunately they don’t come around that often.  I have something different planned for tonight (post coming soon).

I called today’s look “my take on cubism” because when I look at the print of this dress images of abstract cubist art pop into my head.  For the sake of variety I tried the smoky-eye-look.  When applying the eye-shadow I have to be careful not to over-indulge because it sometimes makes me look tired – not exactly a desirable effect.

Wearing: Marciano maxi dress + heels, Kenneth Jay Lane wooden necklace

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14 Replies to “my take on cubism”

  1. I think I need to start shopping at Marciano! Every time I love one of your dresses, that is where it came from! I love how the shoes look with the dress as well. Have a great time at the opera tonight!

    1. You know, it may not seem like it from my pictures, but I’m not a big fan of Marciano anymore. When i did my undergrad at U of T on Sr. George, I would sometimes swing my the Marciano/Guess store (now it’s just guess) on Dundas because upstairs they had the most incredible sales on Marciano stuff. I ended up buying all this clothes for A LOT cheaper but I had to dig through a lot of so-so stuff to get anything cute. And in my opinion, their collections are getting progressively worse. A lot of their clothes now look like cheap club-wear. I’m sure that if you were to walk into any Marciano store right now you could probably find a few interesting pieces, but the proportion of cute to tacky is getting smaller. To be frank, I can’t imagine myself paying regular price for Marciano when we have so many options in Toronto.

      Lol, this ended up turning into a longer reply then I expected.
      Thanks Robin, the opera was good 🙂

  2. Awww well that explains a lot! Since I started reading your blog I started popping into Marciano at Yorkdale etc and I am never able to find anything as beautiful or classy as the pieces I see you wear on your blog. I guess what you wrote above makes sense! So tell me, what are your favourite shops/boutiques to buy clothing from in Toronto. I recently started buying things from Mendocino but it is likely because I was in BC for the last 2 years and they don’t have that store there so I just want to be different…

    1. Yeah Robin, like Clamato, I would strongly recommend Last Call. It’s especially amazing during their end of season sales. I found some of my best stuff there. Also, if you happen to be in New York, Century 21 is pretty awesome too. When I was in Cali last week, I really liked their off 5th (Saks).

      In terms of Toronto, Last Call is my favourite but it is a long drive away from the city. And I’m sure you know of the runway section at Winners. There isn’t as much selection of high-end designers though and (if you find something cute) the price is often not that great.
      I’ve also recently discovered that Club Monaco on Queen St. has a lot of jewellery sales. I’ve been periodically popping in there when i’m in the area because sometimes you can end up betting a $200 necklace for like $9 bucks + if you are a student you get additional 20% off everything, including sales items. So that necklace would end up costing $7. Not too bad right?

      That’s all I can think of right now but i’ll let you know if i remember or hear of anything else.

      Love Lida

    1. Lol, it’s funny you should say that because I’m about to make another post where I’m in a maxi-dress. Coincidink.

      Thank you Neekoh :).

  3. This is my favorite look (For the Purse Giveaway…I hope I'm doing this right). I chose this look because I have a “thing” for abstract prints. In fact this dress is now in my inspiration file, and I'm hoping to make something similar because I love it so much!!

  4. This is my favorite look (For the Purse Giveaway…I hope I'm doing this right). I chose this look because I have a “thing” for abstract prints. In fact this dress is now in my inspiration file, and I'm hoping to make something similar because I love it so much!!

  5. Sounds great Natasha and you did do it right :). I'm glad you find it inspirational. Thank you for entering the draw and good luck!

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