Friday, November 16, 2012

The Minnie Mouse Controversy

I opened up my email this morning as I do every morning and was reading the one from and found that there is a bit of controversy surrounding the Disney/Barneys Christmas collaboration  I hadn't seen the video that was being discussed yet and decided to watch it. Now before I explain the reason people are peeved to you, why not watch the video and see how it makes you feel?

It seems that people are worried about the fact that the Disney characters, while in a dream, become "model skinny". Here's my thoughts. 

One: In tons of the Disney movies, or even the skits I remember as a kid, things happen that are not real, or are physically impossible in real life. Shocker, because its NOT real life. These are cartoons. Allowed to do things that are impossible in the real world. This cartoon is not aimed at children  They won't even see it unless an adult, who knows it exist, shows them. Therefore it shouldn't matter that if for a moment there are "models" on a runway.

Two: Its a dream. In the end Minnie is Minnie and loved by Mickey for who she is. Also side note: Longest relationship ever! Props to those two! She gets the dress and rocks it as herself. Who of us has not had a daydream of being in a totally different world than our own. Maybe you daydream of being a rock star on a concert stage. Or a hockey player playing for a gold medal. Whatever yours is you know its a daydream.

Three: Leave it alone people. There are skinny people, and not skinny people. That is the way of the world. It happens. But mostly its a cartoon sketch that is fun to watch. Take it with a grain of salt and enjoy it for what it is. I mean how awesome is Goofy as a male model. Or Cruella de Vil, you know she would be all Naomi Campbell style as a model.

I think that sometimes people take things meant to be fun and harmless and attacked it instead of just enjoying. Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon. What do you think?

If you want to read the Fashionista article here is a link: Miffed over Minnie

Thursday, November 15, 2012


I know I said I was back and then I disappeared for a bit. I was in Toronto with my boyfriend, Frazer, for his dad's wedding. I had planned to blog from there but to be honest I was too busy having too much fun! Here is the kicker...I had never been to Toronto before! Isn't that crazy? I have traveled the world, lived in Hong Kong and Tokyo, but had never been to Toronto. Well it was love at first sight! Don't get me wrong I love Vancouver but sometime for me it is too small. I needed a bit of bigger city living.

And I got it.

I don't know if I am the only one but before I leave I like to spread all of the clothes I plan on taking out on my bed and make sure I have outfits, not just pieces. I used to be a horrible over packer and I am trying to tame that with some planning. That being said I did take 7 pairs of shoes...for 6 days. (Side note: I wore all of them!) So maybe next time less shoes...

First night we checked in to the hotel and then grabbed some dinner before drinks in our little private lobby. This place was amazing.

Top: Sample Sale
Jeans: Zara
Shoes: Aldo
Watch: Gift

The bar at our hotel. It works on the honor system!

Day two it was off to the spa for a day of pre wedding pampering with the bride and my boyfriend's sister. It was wonderful. I never go to the spa and let me tell you the massage was RELAXING!

Shirt: Garage
Jeans: Zara
Booties: Sample Sale
Watch: Gift
Necklace: Sears

After the spa it was off to city hall for the ceremony and then back to the hotel for a fabulous reception. Honestly it was an amazing wedding. The bride and groom look so happy and all the family and friends had a blast toasting the new couple. After dinner the whole thing moved over to a nightclub for some dancing and cocktails. We finally got home around 3:30 in the morning. Totally worth it.

How beautiful is her dress??


Frazer and I in our wedding best.
The day after the wedding we moved out of the hotel and into the bride's apartment. They didn't need it anymore, they were off to Paris! But more importantly we met up with our friend, P!! She recently moved to Toronto for work and I love that she is chasing her dreams...making them happen really. The three of us got together had some drinks and a lot of laughs. It was a lot of fun!

We also went to a Raptors game Saturday night. Last time I went to a NBA game was when Vancouver had the Grizzles. So its been awhile. It was fun but the weird thing I noticed was almost no one was wearing a jersey, or the team colours and after having been to a few Canucks games I found it so strange. We have so many people in jersey and at least in the team colours at our games.

The next day we walked all over town and hit up the Kensington Market for some vintage shopping. I got a leather jacket, a badass tshirt with Heidi Klum giving the finger one it, and a dress. All for under $100! Love it!

Oh and Frazer got this badass ring!

UM...they have a SHOE museum!
Big chair...tiny person

The next day we hit up the ROM, Royal Ontario Museum. They were having a dinosaur exhibit and a fashion exhibit! I was stoked. Two of my favourite things!! I got a bunch of dinosaur photos but was unable to take any of the fashion, no camera allowed. Sorry. 

It was a great trip and I would love to again...and will go again. Watch out Toronto you haven't seen the last of me!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Hiatus is over!

Well I'm back...

Sorry I have been MIA for so long but sometimes you need a break. And I needed a break. I felt like all of my creative energy was gone, I had hit a wall. A huge throw me off my game wall. I was at a crossroads, still am, and I needed to just stop and let myself be. I stopped blogging, stopped reading blogs and just lived life. It was great but I missed my blog.

I realized that part of the problem was I had forgotten why I started my blog. I never started my blog to make money off it but when reading so many other blogs where it seems like they have endless funds and just get to blog was making me unhappy. I felt that I needed to keep up. It was like being back in high school and not being in the popular group.

Something that someone in their 30's shouldn't be worried about. I have my own friends, family and man. So why was I comparing myself to people who live nowhere near me and don't even know me? Because the world has become smaller and social media makes us feel the need to compete.

I started my blog as a creative outlet while I finished fashion school and searched for a job I would love. I have finished school and have had some jobs but I am struggling to find that job that lets me combine my creativeness, love of fashion and ability to live...aka a good salary. I have decided to no longer let myself feel the need to keep up. I don't make a lot of money and I can't be constantly trying to always be on top of every trend at top dollar. It's just not real life.

So I'm back. Frugal fashionistaing it up all the way, my way.

Thanks for sticking around!

Xo Tiffany