INSPIRATION
Street Style

Wednesday, May 20, 2015



SOME MUCH NEEDED INSPIRATION FOR MY CLOSET, AND MAYBE EVEN YOURS. THANK GOODNESS FOR STREET STYLE BLOGS. 



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WEARING
The Fifth

Friday, May 15, 2015

Alyssa Lau from the Edmonton-based Ordinary People style blog wearing sustainable and ethical clothing from New Classics Studios and the Fifth Watches. Alyssa Lau from the Edmonton-based Ordinary People style blog wearing sustainable and ethical clothing from New Classics Studios and the Fifth Watches. Alyssa Lau from the Edmonton-based Ordinary People style blog wearing sustainable and ethical clothing from New Classics Studios and the Fifth Watches. Alyssa Lau from the Edmonton-based Ordinary People style blog wearing sustainable and ethical clothing from New Classics Studios and the Fifth Watches.

The first watch I ever had the pleasure of owning was a baby blue Paul Frank watch my grandmother bought me as a present when I was a tween. Since then, I've owned two other watches (all of them now collecting dust somewhere in my room) and have essentially lost all ability to read an analog clock (I blame this on my cellphone). But thanks to The Fifth Watches, I can now look like I'm smarter than a fifth grader.

Inspired by Fifth Avenue, New York, and the contemporary fashion landscape of Melbourne, Australia, The Fifth aspires to create superior and versatile quality timepieces without the designer price tag. All watches are crafted with an exceptional two part case design and an Italian leather band in order to produce a classic and minimal lifestyle timepiece that is suitable for both frozen yogurt runs and stuffy galas with tasteless food that you eat anyways. In other words, The Fifth has created my ideal watch which I will continue to wear in order to show the real adults that I'm a big kid who cares about things like making appointments and being on time for them (but not really). 
WATCH / ℅ THE FIFTH
CLOTHING / NEW CLASSICS STUDIOS

PHOTOS BY ERIC YUN.

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HOW TO
Collage-ing 101

Tuesday, May 12, 2015




At long last, I've finally created a how-to-create-an-emotionally-charged-collage post that a couple of you asked me to do forever ago (sorry!). For reference, all of my collages are done on Adobe Photoshop CS6 with the help of handy transparent png images (which you can find with a good ol' google search). But for the mean time, I've included a zip file you can download including some of my go-to transparent images over on the right, just to save you a bit of searching. Ready, start, collage!

1 / Open up a new canvas on Adobe Photoshop with ample space (i.e., 5000px x 5000px)
2 / Open up your images and position them
3 / Use the Adobe layers to overlap your images for a collage effect
4 / Instead of using transparent png images, you can also manually erase an image's background (if you're not too lazy)

Easy, right? Try it out and leave me a comment or question!
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Photos from Tumblr and David Xu

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WEARING
Catch and Release

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People Blog wearing sustainable and fair trade clothing from New Classics Studios. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People Blog wearing sustainable and fair trade clothing from New Classics Studios. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People Blog wearing sustainable and fair trade clothing from New Classics Studios. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

I've never really been too interested in pants. Not that they're boring or anything, but give me a pair of shoes or a pair of pants and eight out of ten times I'd choose the shoes. But as of late, I find myself paying closer attention to my own trousers and what makes them so... great. So when I first took a glance at these sustainably and responsibly crafted Pola Thomson trousers from the comfort of my Costco-bought computer chair, I knew they would quickly become a closet staple. Internet, let me introduce you to the coolest pair of frayed pants you'll ever see.

PANTS / NEW CLASSICS STUDIOS
BLOUSE / NEW CLASSICS STUDIOS
DRESS / THEYSKEN'S THEORY
BAG / ℅ TOPSHOP
PLATFORMS / LOW CLASSIC
LEATHER JACKET / SIMILAR

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