Saturday, July 31, 2010

Outside a Glass Office Tower - Part 3

So a week ago it was July 24th 2010. On that day Ridley Scott and Keven McDonald asked the entire world to film their day, and then post their footage onto their Youtube page. Throughout the next few months the footage submitted will be sifted through and made into a feature film to be presented at the Sundance Film Festival next January. This was my submission...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Dress Crisis

This is the dress I bought when I was on the phone with you.
I love that the H&B goes so well!

but there's a flaw.
and now I'm worried

But I have a second option!!!

What do you think????

Outside a Glass Office Tower - Part 2

Shoes for Sale!!
I found these fabulous sandals in my car, and after wearing them for a day or two I've decided to get rid of them..... to the highest bidder of course.

Outside a Glass Office Tower - Part 1

I spent this past Sunday morning with some of my good college friends. It has been said of Calgary, that the city doesn't have much to offer. I cannot disagree with this statement. But there are exceptions.
We had a yummy all-you-can-eat breakfast (no pictures of that).

Attended the Latin Festival.

Went up the Calgary Tower.

And of course, we took outfit photos.

So when the time comes, I want everyone to be aware that, although it may not feel like it, there ARE things that can be done in the great city of Calgary.
Sorry about the late post reader :S

Thursday, July 29, 2010

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog.....

Ailen here.
Someday when I have a little more time and I'm totally stuck for blog post ideas, I will explain the rules of our blog (yes, we are governed by rules).

But for now while we are in emergency response mode, all you need to know is that for the next few days we will be posting a little more frequently.

Don't get used to it!

This is a very special treat from the White Sisters at Sisters & Such to the world and to our readers.

Starting tomorrow, we begin our mini-series:
Outside a Glass Office Tower

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Costumes That Rock

I was in a production of Beauty and the Beast this past Christmas. There have been many forms of this show put up, everywhere from Broadway to high school gyms. With these many venues and budgets, comes the creative costuming work.

I played the role of Mrs. Potts. Being a porcelain tea pot, I was very curious to see what my costume would look like.

*Photograph Copyrighted © by Larry Wild *Photo by Leigh Toldi

Right, so that was what I was in for. You can imagine my surprise when costumer extraordinaire, Brian Bast, presented me with this:

Now call me biased but I love this costume. In fact when I compare the costume I got to others, it boggles my mind as to why a Pott's costume would be designed any differently! This costume looks like the character, while keeping a stage feel, and it looks elegant and realistic. So thank-you for putting me in this costume instead of any other :)

"There's nothing like a nice warm cup of tea to make the world seem a bit brighter."

Monday, July 26, 2010


Once upon a time, a long, long time ago
in another lifetime
I was a dancer.

Ballerina to be exact.

It seems as though I haven't danced in an eternity, and yet sometimes when the right piece of music comes on, my living room is instantly transformed into a studio and my body magically remembers how to pull off a decent pirouette or pliƩ. Easily I feel like a winsome kid again, lost in the music and movement.

...but it doesn't take long before my pirouettes get wobbly, I loose my balance on my grande-
pliƩ, and I am reminded that I am no longer a young, well trained ballerina.

My body likes to remind me that I'm getting older in mean, cruel ways (like the lines that are now permanent in my forehead).

So as a kind reminder to myself to "Remember Your Mortality" I indulged in these adorable tiny ballet slippers (from Memento Mori).

Something about them is a kind nudge to keep dancing even if my bones creak...

Isn't she perfect?

Friday, July 23, 2010


So the past few years have been spent culling many of our Grandparent's possessions. As one of the theatre buffs in the family I have received several old articles of clothing. My Gramps' Navy uniforms, and some of my Grams' old dresses (which will never fit me, not in 100 years, but they are just so lovely). I am honored to be the person who holds onto these things, but I think that my favorite part is all of the hats.

I have a bunch of hats that my Gramps wore in the war, but my Grams' hats are INCREDIBLE! There are hats with feathers, hats with sequins, red hats, blue hats, hats with bows, and hats with nets! The unfortunate part is that only a few of these hats fit my head, the rest are all too small.

Our Mother just got back from a visit to see one of the cousins on the coast. Upon her return she presented me with yet another hat, and this one... I can wear! We aren't quite sure who the original owner is, but are under the impression that it was used for the bridesmaid in either our Grandparents, or Great-Grandparent's (on Grams' side) wedding. All I know for sure is I think it is fabulous!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Kryptonite

Our parents have raised us to be refined lovely women in society. Intelligent and confident. Articulate and graceful.

But this all falls apart for me when I meet famous people.

Suddenly I become a nervous blithering fool.

At least I remembered to get a photo with W. Brett Wilson...

Don't be afraid of this Dragon he's actually quite a lovely.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Vacation Bible School Fashion

So I agreed to help out at my church's VBS program this last week. The theme of the program was the High Seas, so everything down to the decorations were provided by the company. Apparently I am the only person in the world who is unable to successfully iron on a tee shirt design. The image was supposed to look like this:

Mine looked like this:

Not really knowing what to do I wore normal every-day clothes the first day. After I assessed that there were no more iron on transfers, I had a decision to make... So instead of wearing my failed t-shirt project all week, I decided to organize my outfits into High Seas themed designs...

Naturally the first day I chose a sailor look:

Pirate for the second dress-up day:

And lastly, I had wanted to do a shipwrecked look and then discovered that I had this dress in the closet, and so I ended up being the ocean:

The last day of camp I sucked it up, and displayed my mess of an iron on transfer. Hey! Everyone deserved to know why I had dressed so strangely throughout the week!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Backcountry Style

By the time you get to see this, I'll be on my next "back" anything adventure. I just thought I'd share these photos with you (officially).

Stunning scenery.

And even more interesting outfits.

Please note the accessories.

Stretching out after 32 kms. Aw. that was nothing... the company and the fear of bears made it an easy-breezy hike.
except this knee kept givign me a hard time.

Wonder why?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Women's Travel Fashion

“Women used to travel with their families or their husbands to set destinations or on orchestrated tours. Now more and more women are interested in getting off the beaten track and wandering the globe, either on their own or with other women."
-James Bond

Ah sister you are headed out for an adventure on your own. What a rebel you are... at least from Mr. Bond's perspective. Of course we must remember that he is, although dashing, a "Misogynistic Dinosaur", to quote a lovely woman of distinction.

Now as women of grace and style we must retain our sense of fashion while dressing sensibly for travel.

While wanting to be comfortable we must not be afraid to stand out and wear the clothing we want to wear. No one says that one cannot be comfortable and fashionable at the same time, and it is my belief that if the clothing makes a woman feel good then she will be comfortable no matter where she is.

Now sister, don't forget to have fun on your journey. After all, how could you not have fun trying on all that Memento Mori jewellery? Try on some for me!

Lastly, I hope you enjoy your canoe trip. :)