Alyssa Lau is the 23-year-old face and voice behind the Edmonton-based style blog, Ordinary People. A creative director, public relations coordinator, content developer, photographer, and entrepreneur, Alyssa is currently involved with various fashion-related projects after deciding against a postgraduate degree in Biochemistry. Since then, Alyssa has launched a women's sustainable and fair trade fashion e-commerce store that goes by the name of New Classics Studios, which is proudly based in Edmonton.
Why is it that every teacher this semester has decided to double up on the reading load? I'm drowning on papers and textbooks that are of little to no interest to me already. It's been four weeks. Complain, complain, complain. That's all I do.
I think I'm going to clean my room. For once. Or not.
Outfit post slow outage has been noticeably slow, and I can attribute that to the fact that I have nowhere to prop up my tripod and take ridiculously silly photos of myself. Alas, I have discovered that my bare and untidy closet can do the trick. And for some absurd reason, there's a window in it. And a stool. Two things which you might see a lot more of in the future.
As for what's new, I just ate 10 rather large sour soother-tasting, fish-shaped candies.
sunglasses c/o the quiet riot, sweater c/o sheinside, jeffrey campbell litas via solestruck, boot harness via etsy, oak + fort shorts
Things I wouldn't mind having join my complete mess of a closet.
Ankle boots with chunky heels, high, high, high-waisted shorts with either an elastic or draw-string waist, more lace bras, Wildfox sunglasses, steel toe-capped heels, lingerie-inspired clothing, Chloé ballet flats, Jeffrey Campbell high-tops with a platform, and lastly, a Bart Simpson-esque skirt that Cara Delevingne made look so good.
I've never had an appreciation for lookbooks until I had to think frantically of how I was going to approach Briwok's.And I really must thank Taryn for letting an amateur like myself take on this project, because the amount of fun I had during this shoot was thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much (in other words, a lot).
First things first, if you haven't heard of Briwok, then click here. For a quick one-sentence summary, Briwok is a jewelry line that incorporates a plethora of gemstones, crystals, chains, and various animal teeth to invoke overwhelming urges to become Princess Mononoke and ride monstrous wolves. Secondly, Briwok is launching their new site on October 1st, so for now, feel free to visit their Facebook site hereand give them some love. And lastly, thanks to Gillian Richards for being patient and enduring my bo$$iness during this shoot. I hope you guys enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!
styled and shot by yours truly > model - the lovely gillian richards > jewelry - briwok > clothing - mine