Graffiti Hotel Room ~~ Hello everyone! Chloé from Plenty of Colour here and I'm thrilled to have this new opportunity to pop up on the
great idea from @gluestickgirl - "i'm storing everything i'm using together. this tray came from target - i have another (in aqua!) that i use for my studio calico kits. i LOVE that these stack. i also love that i can pick everything up and move it to the living room to work while i'm with my family."
Purple leather jacket from Thierry Mugler featuring a colour blocked flame design to the front, stand up collar, a concealed front fastening and long sleeves with slits at the cuffs. By Thierry Mugler Couture. Excellent condition. Please note that vintage items are not new and therefore might have minor imperfections. ¬£4,800.00
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Blue and white cotton colour block denim jacket from Junior Gaultier by Jean Paul Gaultier featuring a classic collar, a front button fastening, long sleeves, two patch pockets at the chest, lace-up detail to the rear and exposed seam detailing. Please note that vintage items are not new and therefore might have minor imperfections. £560.00
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cate + levi plush toys: Friend request: Accepted! Isn't it amazing how the littlest among us have the most room in their heart for a new friend. Crafted in Cate and Levi's studio in Toronto, this plush toy is inspired by vintage toys of old. And because it's handcrafted from recycled materials, it's as unique as the special child who cuddles up to it. $59.95
Health: Drink plenty of water.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
Play more games.
Read more books than you did in 2010.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Smile and laugh more.
You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Call your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
Do the right thing!
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
The best is yet to come.
Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
Promised myself I would post my results online to keep me motivated. So here it is. This summer (may) I was determined to look as fit as I felt. I was weighing in at 168, the worst shape and the biggest I have ever been. I told myself I would not hit 170 and to start getting my butt in gear. I started working out on my own at my school gym with @Nora Viveen and eventually found a personal trainer with my bestfriend #meganferguson. I ended up gaining weight a little bit while I was with him and realized it was too expensive to move forward when i saw no results. When July hit myself and megan thought we would try out Limitless Preformance (@limitlesspreformance kitchener ) as you probably know i am in love with this gym. We started going 3 times a week and even than I started see amazing results. I felt stronger, faster, thinner and healthier because I got excited to eat right and work out. In august when megan went off to school I started to become a regular. No matter what day I was at limitless. I felt like a family and it never felt like a chore to ever work out as hard as I did. I pushed myself and all the older guys too ;) I am currently weighing in at 148 and continuing to eat healthy and work out as much as I can. I know I'm not the skinniest but that wasn't my goal. I am proud of myself and my results. Thank you to everyone who supported me, pushed me, and didn't believe in me
H & M Fall 2011 "ON TREND"With A/W 2011 fashion being fun and free, look to
the British capital for historical references, street
style and unexpected inspiration.
London never ceases to surprise. The city of 14-million souls may not have the historic ties to haute couture of Paris. Nor does it boast the fast-paced superbrands found in New York. Or the luxurious elegance that Milan does so well. Yet, the British capital has managed to secure a place as one of the world’s most influential fashion cities. A younger, slightly misbehaved sibling to the other trendsetting hubs, it thrives on a wild mix of styles. Influences come from new club culture, as well as old Savile Row know-how, from run-down warehouses and posh townhouses. Put together, they make London a place for bold experiments and unexpected fashion adventures.
British style has also been shaped by the tumultuous movements of its subcultures. In the 60s, designers such as mini-skirt inventor Mary Quant set up shop. The Rolling Stones and The Who were soon regular fixtures. Later, the style crowd moved on to Barbara Hulanicki’s Biba, where girls could buy cheap ’n’ cheerful polyester mini-dresses as well as Biba-branded cans of baked beans. A decade later, punk rock’s bondage- and rebellion-inspired garb was all the rage. And throughout the 80s and 90s, from the rise of rave culture to Brit Pop mania, music emerged out of London and set the style for influential people all over the world.
Today, the East End areas of Shoreditch and Dalston, visibly cleaned up and gentrified, have evolved into the city’s unrivalled creative hub. Designers such as Gareth Pugh and Christopher Kane have been inspired by the outré club scene. And via street style blogs like the Facehunter, the East London Style has spread around the world. Features like a sexy/cool attitude, bomber jackets, dip-dyed bleached hair and hotpants + tights combos have also filtered into mainstream fashion (see style icons from Pixie Geldof to Lady Gaga).
This, however, isn’t the only way the London influence can be seen in fashion right now. Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo
of Céline are inspired by the dressed-down casual feel of the big city’s busy working women. Erdem has been pivotal in awakening catwalk fashion’s current love
for pattern and prints. Jonathan Saunders has been pushing the bright colours we all love right now for years. Not to mention the youthful feel of this season’s Burberry Prorsum, Marni and Bottega Veneta offerings, which were all influenced by 60s Carnaby Street style.
All this to say that London is, by all means, swinging again!
Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store – Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells. Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers. Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using. Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using. Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.) Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry. Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap. To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through. Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer. Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes. Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it.
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