guilty conscience fashion blog

March 2016

I See Dead People

_W7C0452 Miami, Florida

Have you ever been in an awfully shitty mood for an extended period of time? You see, this past week I hadn’t been getting much sleep due to, get ready for it…night terrors. That’s right kids, my 24 year old ass reverted to childhood in all the worst ways, as I had nightmares that made me claw at my chest and experience paranoia that may or may not have caused hallucinations. I shit you not, I am that crazy. I also might actually believe in ghosts now, but perhaps I’ll save that serving of insanity for another post. Anyways, lack of sleep for a prolonged period of time made me unbelievably irritable. I’m talking, Queen Of Hearts “off with their heads!” irritable. I had my husband and parents living in fear of every word they spoke to me, which wasn’t as entertaining at the time, as the thought is now.

Also my lack of zzz’s caused a little side dish of depression, which gave me a chance to catch up on a bunch of TV shows I forgot I gave a shit about. Did you know America’s Next Top model had a cycle 22, and a hot deaf guy won! I do, because I spent the past 2 days locked in my room in the same set of pyjamas, watching Miss Tyra dramatically render that elimination speech oh so intensely and slowly. Seriously, pretty certain I could recite that spiel identically, intonation, dramatic pauses and all. Though not sure how proud I should be of my newly acquired talent, as after 22 seasons of this reality, I’m pretty sure all of us have that impression down pat. All this nonsense to tell you that my insomnia has a happy ending, as I have just awoken from a glorious night of deep dreamless sleep! Life is full of hardships that make you grateful for the little things you may have taken for granted kids. So when you lay your down head on your pillow tonight, don’t forget to thank heavens for the glorious mind that is Tyra Banks, and the gift that is ANTM…”Wanna be on top”?! _W7C0362 _W7C0465 _W7C0426 _W7C0492 _W7C0389 _W7C0458 _W7C0436 _W7C0413 _W7C0443 _W7C0370 _W7C0408 _W7C0459 When your rant is completely unrelated to the #OOTD photos you posted…

Dior “Technologic” glasses, Faithful The Brand jumpsuit, Papa’s bandana, Chanel bag, and Nicholas Kirkwood flats.

Ireland #TBT

_W7C6329 Ireland

Happy Saint-Patrick’s day everyone! May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night…and beer, I wish you great beer. Today, being one of my favourite holidays, I thought what better way to celebrate then to share our adventures in the Emerald Isle itself. Last summer we had the great pleasure, of visiting Ireland to celebrate my 24th birthday, and it may have been one of our greatest trips yet. Our mothers in tow, we spent a week driving all around the island of Ireland from south to north, and saw sights (and pubs), experienced the culture (and pubs), and made memories that have a good chance of lasting a lifetime (except the ones we made in pubs). The luck of the Irish followed us from Dublin, to Belfast, and we truly had a magical time…and many pints of Guinness as well. Along the way we snapped a couple #OOTDs that remained unpublished until now. I thought what better time then to share them with you now, as well as a few pictures from our road trip to remember. Also on this special holiday I thought I’d leave you with a few words of wisdom… You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning… _W7C5378 _W7C5399 _W7C5381 _W7C5491 _W7C5549 _W7C5512 _W7C5626 _W7C5643 _W7C5646 _W7C5719 _W7C5704 _W7C5837 _W7C6117 _W7C5990 _W7C6161 IMG_8308 _W7C6285 _W7C6270 _W7C6325 _W7C6278 IMG_8317 IMG_8286 _W7C6344 _W7C6369 _W7C6391 _W7C6396 _W7C6418 12304332_10153701812930450_763209895028578394_o IMG_8364 12307587_10153701813725450_5488783441244037941_o 12339085_10153701813135450_1902410547975918873_o IMG_8497 IMG_8508 _W7C6637 12339345_10153701814425450_7475745730929294825_o IMG_8554 _W7C6685 12322632_10153701815420450_689179082859015852_o 12291857_10153702835285450_7404177763287724744_o IMG_8578 They’re in order…you’ll figure it out…

Dublin day 1- Ray Ban Clubmasters, Zara jacket and skirt, Isabel Marant for H&M shirt, Louis-Vuitton “Petite Malle” bag, and Chloé “Suzanna” boots. Dublin day 2- Cutler & Gross sunglasses, Zara dress, Chanel “Boy Bag”, and Chloé “Suzanna” boots. Owls & Blarney- Zara shirt dress, and jacket, Current/Elliott jeans, and Acne “Pistol” boots. Dingle Peninsula- Unif hat, Hermes scarf, Zara shirt and jeans, Louis-Vuitton backpack, and Hunter rain boots. Killarney/Galway- Zara hat and dress, vintage necklace, Balmain “Pierre” bag, and Acne “Pistol” boots. Giants Causeway- Kris Van Assche sunglasses, Zara shirt dress, Current/Elliott jeans, Balmain “Pierre” bag, and Acne “Pistol” boots. Belfast- Cloak of Winterfell. lol

I Don’t Pop Anything Cuz I’m Old

_W7C3387 Bal Harbour Shops, Florida

To celebrate Bal Harbour Shops’ 50th anniversary and The Miami Project’s 30th anniversary we had the great pleasure of attending Destination Fashion 2016 benefiting The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Approximately 12,500 new traumatic spinal cord injuries occur each year in the USA, from motor vehicle crashes, to acts in violence and this wonderful evening raised millions for paralysis research in one night alone! Fair to say we couldn’t have been more proud to be in attendance, and witness this incredible philanthropic achievement.

Not only was the event in support of a great cause, but it did so in BA-NA-NAS fashion. Treating more than 2000 of its friends and supporters to a star-studded extravaganza highlighted by a concert by my favourite Miami native Pitbull himself, and a fashion show for Brunello Cucinelli’s Spring 2016 Collection, it truly was a night to remember. We traveled through the progressive party that showcased the fashion trends, movies, television and entertainment through the Decades-60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. Also, If you know my husband and I at all, you can imagine that the themed fair from cocktails at Studio 54, to Willy Wonka’s candy bar were kindof a hit with us.

Being a very special occasion I figured I would pull out a dress that I had been saving for  long enough it’s kinda considered vintage by now. This little Tom Ford number finally got a chance to go out, and though she was a little warm, she had a great time dancing her sequins off to Mr. Worldwide, if I do say so myself. All in all this night felt like a dream, and we had un unbelievable time celebrating a great cause. _W7C3342 _W7C3603 _W7C3513 _W7C3368 _W7C3546 _W7C3493 _W7C3408 _W7C3392 _W7C3553 _W7C3530 _W7C3327 _W7C3652 _W7C3311 _W7C3315 _W7C3664 _W7C3761 _W7C3672 _W7C3667 _W7C3668 IMG_7916 _W7C3317 _W7C3691 _W7C3673 _W7C3681 _W7C3693 _W7C3709 _W7C3713 _W7C3728 _W7C3715 _W7C3678 _W7C3735 _W7C3755 _W7C3769 _W7C3717 _W7C3785 _W7C3661 It went down, I might even have yelled timber…

Deux Lions choker, Tom Ford dress, Chanel bag, and Manolo Blank “Chaos” sandals.

 

My Date With Travis

_W7C2651 Montreal, Cananda

Last week I had the immense pleasure of hosting my favourite Montreal designer, Travis Taddeo‘s, VIP shopping event in his beautiful old port atelier. Reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s factory, the evening was driven by talented Montreal artists and vendors coming together, sharing their craft, and having one or two glasses of bubbly. From Deux Lion jewelry to Alice Kass lingerie, and many more, the room was filled with little wonders I wanted to make mine…and had to succumb to by the end of the night.

Having known the name Travis Taddeo as an established  designer with a bold take on minimalist lines, based out of our city, I couldn’t wait to meet the man behind this distinctive aesthetic. Not only does my buddy Travis make the most remarkable garments with distinctive blends of silk, jersey, and fur, but I now know him as the sweetest soul I’ve ever had the chance to come across in my long 24 years of life. I was like a kid in a candy store, picking #OOTD options for the event earlier that week, and felt privilege to do so with the man behind the magic.

All in all, the evening was a great success and a wonderful time, though I did have a hard time watching my coveted pieces from Travis’ collection find new homes. I truly don’t know how he parts with them. In his position, I would be one hell of a hoarder…a broke hoarder surrounded by beautiful clothes. Doesn’t sound so bad at all. _W7C2663final _W7C2705final _W7C2734 _W7C2693 _W7C2707 _W7C2710 _W7C2656 _W7C2681 _W7C2729 _W7C2646 _W7C2720 _W7C2743 _W7C2763 _W7C2748 _W7C2781 _W7C2764 _W7C2788 _W7C2772 _W7C2778 _W7C2799 _W7C2835 _W7C2827 _W7C2831 (1) _W7C2843 _W7C2653 TT, all day, Erryday,

Matted wool shirt and leather shorts by Travis Taddeo, Chloe “Faye” bag, Zara rings, Cartier watch and bracelets, and Tom Ford python boots.