2011-04-12

Deep Thought and Immaturity

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Dress? Zara (perfect timing for EBEW) Jacket? Zara Belt and clutch? Thrifted Shoes? Vince Camuto, Winners Necklace? Flea market

Maxi  Everybody, Everywear


Last week, I ended up going to a fashion show fundraiser put together by the fashion students at a local college. In many ways it felt like I was back in my own fashion student days at Ryerson... except this time I was better dressed. I'm not bragging, it's just true. It's hard to describe exactly what makes the atmosphere at most student fashion events so similar. I mean, we can talk about the obvious elements that are always seem to be consistent; a plethora of black clothing, a school director with dark frames and a severe haircut and lots of air kissing. It was the energy that felt the same though. An energy of electric excitement with a touch of cockiness. Back in design school, we thought fashion was everything and we were going to conquer the world, one over-designed piece at a time. That is not to say that there weren't talented students last week and I certainly had some classmates with amazing skill but nobody does overdone like a fashion student. I thought my second year evening gown was the most. innovative. dress until I saw it walk down the runway under some bright lights. Remind me to show you sometime... it's worth a laugh. Maybe it was different for others but when I was in school, fashion was a fantasy and then we graduated, and fashion became a reality. A complicated reality... But that feeling of fashion invincibility was there at the fundraiser last week. I miss feeling like the fashion world was one big opportunity but 5 years after graduation that time has passed. I was never a good airkisser anyways; I like big hugs and lipstick marks left on cheeks.

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And then to kill the serious portion of this post, I will admit that I have the maturity of a 5th grader. We drove by the harbour and I saw these domes from afar and specifically asked Matt to take my pictures by the boobies. And that is exactly how we chose our picture location.

61 comments :

Eleanor said...

Yes.
I totally see the resemblance.
Huge boobs.
Even funnier since I've already started on the wine.

J'Anns Boutique said...

LOL they do look like huge boobies. We must see that dress sometime.

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Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup said...

Hahaha, boobies!

Elaine said...

Absolutely love it. Your outfit, not the boobies.

Katie Dodd said...

pretty!!! love the flowy dress with the structured jacket. great combo. not knowing you personally, your immaturity, 2nd to style sense, is my favorite part about you.

Mandy Paige said...

You are hilarious! I have some of those boobs in my town!

The Daily Fashionista said...

hehehe...There is a concert center in my town that looks like a huge boobie from aerial shots. All great cities have monumental boobies!!

And I love your pretty dress! And the jacket, the bag, the shoes...everything!

Monique said...

Every time I see you put something together, I am AMAZED at what you come up with. Your wardrobe is SICK - a good sick :)

Perhaps one day you will let us peak into your closet? I imagine it is decadent with lovely one-of-a-kind pieces...that I would steal, I mean adore.

Ok, that's all - back to reality! :)

Sidewalk Chic said...

Oh my god. Your photo location. Those are some huge boobs, haha.

I really like your outfit. It's just so dramatic and I love the colors in it. My old college self would have wanted to wear this outfit, but would have been too shy to wear it. Now my current self is just trying to figure out how to replicate it :)

Meagan @ Style-Edition said...

what a fabulous dress! love that you can dress it down or you could wear it to a black tie event. You were definitely the best one on the "everybody everywhere" list.

Nadine said...

Hair is looking fantastic there Ms Yen! Love that last shot of you, background bosoms and all . .

Jessica said...

The dress is gorgeous! And the shoes are to die for.

PS I feel the same way as a design student. We get so wrapped up in what we're making. Then I come across a really good design blog or portfolio and just realize, "Whoa. I still have a long way to go."

CC said...

Love the dress. Gorgeous! As usual I come away from your blog with a smile. :)

Natalya's Closet said...

Great post! And you look so glam - as usual! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

A Fine Balance said...

I really am enjoying the maxi!

I feel though I would have to have it altered as I am pretty short...What are your thoughts? can someone who is 5'3 wear it?

Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy said...

that's fantastic. I would have maybe even mimed like I was grabbing one, but then I like to live dangerously.
On another note your dress is amazing and I have extreme envy of it! Be-yutiful.

Between Laundry Days said...

BOOBIES. Thank god for boobies.

And I totally love the way that you talked about this whole issue of growing up. I don't think it's particular to the fashion industry, actually, but happens with each of us in whatever career path we pursue.

Savannah said...

I love your dress. I'm always really confident in my fashion choices...then a week goes by and I wonder what the hell I was thinking.

Sara said...

This whole outfit is so terrifically put together, its totally wonderful :)

Kristen said...

This look is insane I tell you. Insane in the brain.

That necklace... holy crap myself.

kris said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Great photographs.

Kate said...

Oh, how I love reading your blog. You never cease to make me giggle at least once during your posts. Also, how frigging GORGEOUS do you look in this maxi? So pretty, m'dear. Love it!

archives said...

dayyy-um! those ARE some big ass boobies in the back, there. what the heck are they?

the print on that dress is fantastic!!! i love how you toughened up such a feminine print!

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Hahahahahah...wait....hahahahaha.

That's awesome.

GoodFrameofMind said...

This is one of my favorite outfits - you look simply gorg!

megannielsen said...

You are just gorgeous my dear!! I love this outfit - and your booby comment cracked me up so hard - that IS exactly what they look like hahaha

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basiccravings said...

I really love the combination here. And, of course, the location.

Fifth Sparrow said...

This post is awesome for a few reasons and has made me love you even more! 1) Yes. Those are huge boobies and totally worthy of a photoshoot location. 2) You've summed up my feeling of being at fashion school and then the fashion world perfectly. and 3) This outfit is awesome and so full of originality and your personality! Love it! xx

amanda said...

i'm sorry, i usually read your post, but the wine i drank tonight is making that really hard. but i can still process photos and YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like even more than usual. i'd ask you to stop being so spectacular but that would be impossible. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! that's what you are.

Emily said...

When I saw this (before I read the fundraiser part) I thought, "This seems dressy even for Jentine." :)

I bet all the students were jealous of your style

Michelle's Style File said...

heh heh : )
Great dress- so floaty!

x
Michelle
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ACP said...

What product do you use in your hair to get it so perfectly windblown-looking and yet...curled?! There has to be product involved right??

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sartoriography said...

I will marry this dress, yes? And we will have babies? I will even let it touch my boobies. No, not thems boobies, the DOMES! Yen, you are having such a firty mind.

(I spent time with an old Polish dude today. He talked like this, but thankfully never made reference to anyone's boobies).

Seriously, all Polish-ing aside, you're totally gorgeous and stunning and maxi-d out in this outfit. That dress is a dream dress. I feel I may be putting it on my Pinterest. But you don't know about that, do you, backward one? It's all Kendi's fault that I'm so sucked into it now. Damn her kindness and generosity! And damn your refusal to modernize!

But really, your dress is pretty.

Kirsten said...

Hahah Dolly Parton size ones at that! I just found your blog, and love it...you have amazing style. And don't get me started on how jealous I am of your hair!

sartoriography said...

Firty mind! HAH! That was meant to read "dirty mind," but firty is much better. :)

danielle said...

I think they look like butt cheeks. You, on the other hand,look beautiful.

Krust said...

Oh my goodness. You look amazing. That dress is great. I need to hit up Zara!

Cassi said...

Oh, you are so very much my new favorite style blogger. I love all your posts about vintage and thrifting and re-styling, as well as your keepin' it real attitude ;)

PLEASE let us see that dress soon!

Jo said...

Haha, amazing! I think it totally looks like a bum!

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marnerella said...

HAHAHA BOOBIES!! love it! Also, the dress looks lovely too.

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Leah said...

I totally get what your saying about the big hopes of the Fashion industry and then the world changes after graduation. I would rather have a big hug and kiss too! Screw the fashion industry, we're making up our own rules.
ahha I didn't even notice "the boobies". Funny.

xo L.

yiqin; said...

That color suits you :D

Linda said...

way to lighten the mood. boobies. :) i didn't realize you went to school for design though. so interesting. you don't seem like the things you were describing. you seem way cooler!
this dress is so pretty and fairy like! it's so beautiful. looks so great on you.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

They do look like boobies. Call it like you see it!

You look smashing!

Kimberly said...

Sigh. Your blog makes me miss Hamilton. I loved that city.

kelsey said...

Girl, you look fantastic! I love the whole ensemble. Good work, you.

Cubicle Chic said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this. You look amazing and everything just comes together so well. And the boobies.

myedit said...

About the giant boobies- I hear they are for grain storage? I trust hearsay more than research. Kinda afraid to google Big Hamilton Boobs.
Also-the hair just got done hence the non rootage and curls. I usually just give it some wave by releasing my hair from a twist and touch up with a straightener. No product.. just damage.

heidiluxe said...

hello dress. does it have a sister?
and i'd like to mock myself that sometimes i think more is better for fashion blogging. "look at this ridiculous combination! i'm so avant garde!" my new mantra is less is my new more. live and learn self!

Morgan and Lua said...

You and purple...match made in H E A V...en.

Can you dress me when you come to NYC? Or better yet, can I be you when you come to NYC?

You went to school for fashion and now you drive snow plows. That makes sense. I feel like I *get you* now.

www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

MaybeThisDoor said...

That's hilarious! My husband has a place in town , hills that he lovingly calls boobies. Yall are bonded now. ;)

E said...

I absolutely LOVE that long dress! The print is incredible! And I would have done the exact same thing by the "boobies" :-) ha!

myfashiontake said...

Beautiful maxi dress! Makes me wonder how did I miss seeing that in Zara!!???

Catherine *The Spring* said...

Fab outfit! It's a perfect example of a dress that will take you all the way through summer being toughened up for the not-quite-warm-yet April days. I wish Zara would come to Australia - I miss the well priced European-trend driven fashion!
- Catherine at The Spring

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

I love your maxi and the khaki jacket. A great combination.

Heather - Inner cupcake said...

That dress is amazing. and I love the color/fabric combination between that and the jacket. And the boobies photo location is hilarious. That sounds like a conversation I would totally have with my bf.

Kendi Lea said...

First off -- give me that dress. I'm serious.

Secondly, before I even read your post I thought "ha--boobies". Just like a 12 year old boy.

Tell Matty hi and that Kville misses him real bad.

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Carolina Hardy said...

I adore all your outfits! you look great! now following!


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WendyB said...

The dress is stunning. And what's not to love about boobies?