Little mermaid

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white & black.
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed in seaweed red & brown
Till human voices wake us, & we drown.
- Mermaids -- T.S. Elliot

When I was growing up, The Little Mermaid was always my favourite Disney movie.  I had strawberry blonde hair, was a fish in water and I also found the story horribly romantic.  Mermaid inspired fashion is going to be huge for 2012 so I thought I would share with you some inspirational photos as well as some runway looks!

Classic mermaid:
I loved the story by Hans Christian Andersen.  My favourite illustrations were by Charles Santore.  Here are some of them:

Urban mermaid:  A whimsical, Walt-Disney inspired dream come true.  Floor length glittering pieces, aquamarine, turquoise, pearls, sequins, and every shade of blue-- this season brings the ocean to wherever you are.

Chanel Couture

Dior RTW

Elie Saab Couture

Alexander McQueen RTW

Givenchy RTW

Hope you enjoyed the looks!
Runway photos from style.com.
What do you think about the masks at Alexander McQueen?
Mint green is going to be a huge colour this spring.  I bought a bottle of nailpolish in that colour (similar to the Tiffany's box) a few months back and since I'm snowed in today (sigh) I'm going to go paint my nails and dream of spring and being a mermaid!

XO Veronica


In a bleak midwinter

Happiness hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her stuck still no turning back
She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
With every bubble she sank with her drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink


All I want to do this time of year is hibernate.
It is so cold that as soon as you take a step outside your face starts to freeze.
I wish I could go back to California!
No news updates for me; I have been mostly working, sleeping, eating, and working on finding the perfect fit for an internship.  I am planning on leaving Toronto for a few months to a surprise destination.  I would tell you but I am not too sure yet, all I know is that an internship in Toronto is mostly a back-up plan if nothing else falls into place.
I am wondering, how is the winter treating you wherever you are?
Today is about a few winter goodies that have been cheering me up.  It is a little depressing that I can not wear most of these shoes in two feet of snow.  However, summer is on the way!  I will share a few more photos from my California trip as well.
Stay tuned for my favourites from S/S 2012 in the next post.
New shoes, purses, and bags.
Shoes top to bottom:
Random boutique - 100$ on sale for 15$
Red pumps - ALDO 100$ on sale for 30$
Mesh and leather black heels - ALDO 100$ on sale for 30$
Nude and black pumps - Sterling 80$ on sale for 30$ each

My extremely unorganized bin full of shoes.  When I get my own place I am getting shelves.  I have boxes piled up beside my bed as well.
Sequin clutch - BCBG (gift <3 )
Cloth clutch with adjustable strap - DKNY

Still more California party pictures to come!

XO Veronica