Sunday, May 31, 2009

acne paper

i went to go buy the new issue of Nylon yesterday. of course it wasn't out yet (so lame!) but i bought a different magazine instead. for those of you in the UK, you've probably heard of Acne Paper, a fashion magazine that mixes in a little bit of culture, film, history, and real-life, with beautiful photography. 

what caught my eye about this magazine was it's size. its about 1.5x bigger than a regular magazine and is printed on heavy newsprint. so cool!
anyway, here's some of the best shots from the issue:

Saturday, May 30, 2009

'scuse me while i skip away

american apparel floppy hat (which i still haven't worn because i think it makes me look like a pilgrim), zumfreed hot pink headphones, insight 'knot my head' tank, walmart acid wash denim shorts, aldo shoes (not pictured)

i think everybody goes through fashion phases. there was a time when i would only buy ruffly shirts, and then a time when i would buy crazy tights, and then a time when i only bought dresses. now i'm really into shorts. especially anything shredded or washed in acid. i think it's the '90's grunge phase kickin' it.
it's really hard to think of wearing anything that comes below my knees when it's been hitting almost 30 degrees everyday so far. my style's also been kickin' it super casual these days, which is also something new. not long ago, leaving the house in jean shorts and a tank would make me feel sloppy, but that's feeling's gone too. i guess the heat can make you do some pretty crazy things!

speaking of crazy, i hit up value village the other day (which is a huge thrift store, for those of you outside of canada). i don't mean to sound pretentious or snobby but i usually never buy anything from there. i don't have a problem with anyone who does, i just never thought it was for me. anyway, once i turned down the snooty attitude, i realized it was a pretty cool place to pick up one-of-a-kind items. 

(how i ever got a boyfriend with this hot, hot face is beyond me. bow chicka wow.)
i bought this dress straight out of the '80's. it's about 5 sizes too big, has puffy princess sleeves, shoulder pads (yes. shoulder pads.), and hits at that awkward length just below the knee that is not flattering on anyone. i do love the pattern and colour in it though, and i think it'll be a real gem once i alter it. i picked up some other sweet things at VV but i'll save those for another day. 

lots of love and dancing (because it is saturday night, after all),
-hayley xx

Friday, May 29, 2009

here, my dear, this is where we'll shake the nightmare free

i realized today that i don't really smile in any of the pictures that i post on here. its too bad because i really am a pretty happy person. in fact, i have a hard time taking myself seriously. i love to play with fashion and these melancholy faces never show that. oh well, i'll try and be more chipper and sparkly in the next ones!!

hope you all had a lovely day. i spend mine boiling at the beach for the third day in a row (and have wicked sunburn lines to prove it. sexy). anyway, then i went shopping for work clothes for my new job which i start on monday, yea yea!
do you know how hard it is to spend good money on boring, boring white blouses and black skirts when there are hundreds of bright, summery dresses practically screaming at me? 
almost impossible.

love you all. xx

wild hearts satin flower-print bra, fabricland eyelet fabric draped as a skirt

Thursday, May 28, 2009

where the wild things are

well, ladies,  i've been eyeing the black floppy american apparel hat (here) that each and every one of my favorite bloggers seem to have. i knew it was ridiculous to spent $55 on something that i could probably DIY with a little creativity and a hellofalotta hard work. i knew i shouldn't buy it.

of course i caved. shame on me for having zero self-control. i'll post some snapshots once i figure out what to wear it with. 

in the meantime, here's post 2 of the photo shoot pictures! 


handmade tulle dress, insight "don't cry melody" t-shirt, urban outfitters black sequined shorts

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

chasing cars

day two for photoshoots! today was filled to the brim with dresses, frills, and know, just like every other wednesday.
i'll post these pictures gradually but here's a few for today! 
enjoy, pretty people.


ya-ya jacket, wal-mart grey slouchy tank, wal-mart acid wash denim shorts (i know, right?), aldo ballet flats

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

summer days and sleepless nights

it's beautiful outside right now. it's hit that perfect time of day when then sun is just about to set, but it's still so bright. everything is illuminated.

i wish i was a writer. then i could write well-versed stories and about thoughts and feelings.
instead, i'm an artist. i'm supposed to be one anyway, but i haven't been very good at that either these days.

i've been really good at sleeping. and laying in bed. and doing nothing.
everything is illuminated and nothing is inspiring.
i wish i was outside.

good night. xx

counting all the different ideas drifting away

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Monday, May 25, 2009


found these beauties from Cream Magazine on the free people blog, originally posted by knightcat. how flipping awesome are they? i just love how the graphic bird effortlessly blends with the dreamy photographs. it's edgy and oldschool all at once. how perfect.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

photos are up!!

(do it do it do it)

check out the photo's that ms. brittany and i took a few days ago. finally got them posted after a painful 6 hours editing and trying to upload them. yeah yeah!!


ps. we would love love love some feedback for future shots, so comments would be supa-awesome! thanks dolls.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

coming soon to a blog near you...

aloha, butterfly bellas!

i just finished editing the photos that me and the best friend took yesterday. we wandered over down to the trailor park on the far, far side of town (with bags and bags of dresses) and ended up with some pretty wicked fashion shots. 

i'll be posting all of our final selections later tonight, but here's a quick teaser. enjoy!!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

remind me in three days....

this is currently my desktop background. i had to share it with all of you because it's so, so pretty...and what girl doesn't want to ride a bike with a wicker basket and a tutu?

the sea and the rhythm

sunset downtown.

colcci open-back top, aa bandeau nitrogen diy ripped demin, blonde black shrug, zumreed hot pink headphones

hello sunshine

expect many outfit posts in the next few days since i finally found my camera cord!

this is what i wore to stroll downtown today:

i need a tan. holy crap.

vintage romper, spring ankle boots, panasonic headphones

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


brittany, this is for you.

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there aren't even any words for this

i can't get over how freaking cute this is. actually, i could stare and squeal all day.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

have you ever?

they say that when you miss someone, you keep thinking you see them everywhere you go.
your heart stops.

and for that split second, that person is right beside you and your world is okay again. 

and then they walk away
and you realize...

that it was all just in your head.

it's been happening to me all day.

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hit me with your eyes so sweetly

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Thursday, May 14, 2009


ladies, this redhead must be losing her mind.
maybe it's all the different time zones i've been in these past 24 hours or something, but i forgot the cord that makes the valuable connection between camera and computer, somewhere across the country. 
case in point, no outfits posts for awhile. 
SSL (sorry so lame),
-hayley xx

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

we dance, we sing, we steal things



best photoshoot i've seen in a long, long time

above images courtesy of fotodecadent. post reblogged from

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