Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Okay, so recently I've been so stressed about school, university applications, portfolio prep, and work. I'm actually sad to say that I have officially handed in my resignation letter to my work at Sears last Monday. :( After over a year working at my job at Sears, I have decided that I should quit my job in order to spend more time worrying about my future and so that I can focus better on my school work.

I guess I just the type of person who doesn't like change because I know that this change doesn't just affect me, but other people as well. I should be relieved but for some reason, I don't want to quit. In full honesty, I didn't want to quit, but my parents convinced me to so that I can focus on my university prep.  I'm not trying to blame them because I know that I set my standards way too high for myself. It's my first job, or should I say, WAS my first job, and it's sort of hard to let go because I made such good relationships with the people at Sears, and they made me feel so comfortable working there.

Honestly, I really like having that extra money in my pocket, but I think it's for the best (or that's what I'm trying to convince myself). Although, all this money I have been saving up is for university, so I hope that what I've earned from the past year and a bit will cut a few costs off my tuition. I guess because I know that there are so many people out there that I know from school who have a job, volunteer regularly as well as have an over 90 average, it makes me feel like I'm not as smart of a person that I thought I was. Not trying to be a downer or sound like a depressed teenager, but I really don't like change! It might also be because my best friend just recently got a job, and I KNOW that she will be guilting me about how she has so much on her plate and I shouldn't be complain about my work load because she has so much more to do... Knowing her, I know that THIS is the reason that I am scared for quitting. It's a stupid reason, but I really dislike when people think that they can use my disadvantages to their advantage by making me feel guilty and weak. Hopefully you know what I'm trying to say... I just don't want to feel left out and weak.

Although, I do have until the end of this month before I officially resign, which gives me lots of time to say goodbye :)

Sorry about my vent about my life... I just really needed to get that out there. Hopefully someone will understand my stress at the moment :S  


-Aine Lasagna


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

RAWR! Halloween 2012

So, halloween has come and gone. Due to hurricane Sandy, it was a miserable night weather wise, but nonetheless, it was such a superb night for my last year in high school. I thought, hey, it's my last year of being considered a child because of my age, so I was like, what the heck, I'm going trick-or-treating! AHA I know, nearly every house I went to asked me if I was too old for trick-or-treating. Naw! In the future, I can see myself as one of those parents dressing up with my kids and trick-or-treating with them! Don't want to embarrass them or anything, but I will always be a child at heart.

Anyways, being me, I really didn't want to dress in those clique halloween costumes you buy from a store. So just like every year, I improvised. Last year I was Katniss Everdeen (yeah, I'm a HUGE Hunger Games fan), so this year I wanted to wear something warm because of the wet weather, but I didn't want to wear my winter jacket. Using articles of clothing from my wardrobe, I decided to go as a wolf. Lucky for me, I own a Warrior Wolf SpiritHood, which made my costume so much more believable and super warm! I wore black leggings, a white loose top, a black wool blazer with gold hardware, my favourite wool scarf, black Hunter wellies and of course my SpiritHood. But, to finish off my outfit, I used a REAL fox tail I bought in Germany in March for about $15! Yeah, I'm sorry if that offends you, but just keep in mind that I did not kill the creature. I love fur, but I only buy ones that are cruelty free. Plus, keeping the tail is re-using parts that aren't being used for other purposes. I didn't really look like a true wolf, but I did sort of remind myself of Mr. Fox from Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl. I guess because I looked like a wolf with human clothing on!

I went trick-or-treating with 2 of my good friends, and then went for a little walk around my neighbourhood with some more friends while eating all the candy I accumulated. It doesn't sound that exciting, but I had a great time.

The excitement of dressing up and them begging for candy is just a concept that never cease to amuse me :)

Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!
God bless and keep safe :P

-Aine Lasagna


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Halloween All Year Round: Military

Halloween All Year Round: Military

Topshop camo sweater

Cotton shirt

Lace up booties

Dr. martens boots
$160 - gravitypope.com

Mango zipper bag

Ray-Ban logo sunglasses
$190 - net-a-porter.com

Tada! Yes, here's another look for my series if Halloween All Year Round! As one of my favourite styles, the army or military look has a very edgy or even very grungy feel! Using metal hardware, chunky articles of clothing and the classic dark tones of color such as the greens, browns, and blacks, I have attempted to create an outfit that inspires every girls inner kick-ass attitude to come out and say hello!

For a military look, its all about oversized, chunky items that consist of dark colours, such as the famous greens and kakis, as well as metal accents. Unlike a BAMF motorcyclist, this kind of look does not consist of many leather elements, due to the fact that army clothing was made for wear-and-tear. Leather accents did make an appearance in the accessories such as the shoes and purse, but leather jackets are not in order here because a military look is less structured than one of a motorcyclist. Cotton and softer, more comfortable materials are used because one must be confortable for a day out on the field ;)

Anyways, this outfit is considered more on the "casual" due to its more confortable, less structured appearance. 

Hopefully you like! Happy Halloween! 

-Aine Lasagna 


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderand

Blue top

Striped skinny jeans

Flat heels

Yellow gold ring

Vintage looking jewelry
$29 - oliverbonas.com

Catarzi flat hat
$49 - asos.com

Hello hello! Welcome! Ladies and gentleman. Alice in Wonderland!

For this years upcoming halloween, I decided to create everyday halloween outfits without the costume part. Here is my interpretation of Alice in Wonderland! 

I decided to have 2 separate outfits with interchangeable accessories and shoes. The outfit on the left consists of a blue knitted jumper with a dramatic white collar. Dainty yet warm. Great for colder weather. But if you want something less heavy, I chose a cream blouse with a deck of cards pattern all over it. Sorta reminds me of the Queen of Hearts, does't it? I paired them with a dramatic pair of stripped jeans that I took inspiration from the twins in Alice in Wonderland; Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Now, for shoes, I found these adorable 'Alice' shoes that were actually designed to match Alice's personality. Perfect!

The second outfit was created for warmer weather and is more for that girly-girl type. I adore this dress so much! It reminds me of a modern day dress from the 50's; from the itty-bitty pleats in the skirt, to the fitted bodice! Anyways, i paired it with some cat slippers, taking inspiration from the famous cheshire cat, as well as a top hat from the Mad Hatter.

Using a red clutch with a heart embedded on it, you can get a little hint of the Queen of Hearts within each outfit as well! I also took the little rabbit into account and accessorized with a gold tone bunny necklace and ring.

I really do love these outfits because they do show my taste in fashion and clothing. I love dramatic colours mixed with prints! I also love reds, blues and gold tones together on one palette. It's very mesmerizing :)

Thankyou! And Happy Halloween!



Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Halloween All Year Round. Skeleton

Halloween All Year Round. Skeleton

AX Paris striped shorts
$32 - axparis.co.uk

Giuseppe Zanotti leather thong sandals

Chanel clutch purse


Alexander mcqueen jewelry
$305 - cultstatus.com.au

Coast jewelry
$40 - coast-stores.com

ASOS skull jewelry

So, for the second collection of clothing in my series of Halloween All Year Round, I decided to do the next one based on skeletons! Using items that you could wear everyday, I created some outfits using articles of clothing that could be found in local stores. Skeletons have always been a halloween classic, and have always been such a grand fashion statement! 

Thankyou and good luck :)

-Aine Lasagna 


Monday, 15 October 2012

Halloween. Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Motel short black dress
$68 - motelrocks.com

Hooded toggle coat
$475 - coggles.com

Hooded toggle coat
$475 - coggles.com

Mulberry suede brogue

Charlotte olympia shoes

Bronze jewelry


I love the story of Little Red Ridding Hood, and with Halloween just around the corner, I thought, why don't I make an everyday outfit I could wear out based on one of my favourite fairy tale stories? And that's what I did. So here it is. These are some pieces that remind me of little red riding hood. I love the mysterious characteristic she plays off. Using darker colours such as black and the infamous red, I did just that. Using either the long or short black dress, shows more of an innocent or even mysterious quality that allow for the story to come to life in your wardrobe. Black shoes with gold tone accents, including the gold jewelry show class and bring a warm and modern feel to the outfit. For the purse, I chose something that was light and earthy. Something that sort of felt like a basket without the weave ;)

Enjoy to your hearts desire and let your imagination run free.

-Aine Lasagna


Collars. A Visit from the Past


J W Anderson sleeveless top
$470 - stylepaste.com

Miu miu

Markus Lupfer merino wool shirt
$435 - harveynichols.com

J Crew wool shirt

Topshop sleeveless top

Zara top

Glamorous sleeveless top
$48 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Dorothy perkin
$24 - dorothyperkins.com

Yes, I do love me some of those collars. But, I wouldn't call it a trend for me, but more like an obsession. I am obsessed. They make my outfit a bit more dressed up, sophisticated, and it just helps cover me up more (yeah, I'm a bit insecure about showing skin on certain parts of my body).

Anyways, I've noticed that this collar trend has been going on recently with us teenage folk, but I have you know that collars have been here for years. Just like your eyebrows on your face, the collar frames your head and neck area. Dating back from Shakespearian times and even earlier than that, collars have been around as a fashion statement on various articles of clothing. The origin of today's shirt collars descend from the ruffle created by the drawstring at the neck of the medieval chemise ( a simple garment worn on the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils). But collars were most popular in the Elizabethan era with a collar known as a ruff. It was mostly a small fabric ruffle at the neck of the shirt or chemise and held in place with a drawstring. Even though they look nothing like todays collars that are mainly made for fashion, these collars served a purpose as well as a stylish garment. They helped with keeping sweat and body oils off of clothing that was worn daily and couldn't be washed that often. Instead, they made these ruffs detachable in order for it to be washed more often then the rest of their garments. Sort of neat, eh? Anyways, in the early sixteenth century, bands or falling bands were introduced. These bands were referred to the shirt neckband under a ruff. They are known as formal neckwear (usually worn by lawyers and upper classes) and take form in 2 long pieces of cloth that hung from the center of the neck down. Sort of like 2 white tongues hanging on the front of your shirt. Hehe, gross.

Now, back to the future. Collars have evolved so much throughout the ages and no one has even the slightest idea of how today’s collars came to be. Even though people wear collars for a sense of sophistication and trying to be in trend, I believe there is so much more to just wearing something just because everyone else is wearing. Knowing where and when certain articles of clothing originated from help one to appreciate how much fashion as evolved from the past to today. I know there are so many people who will disagree with me, but fashion is an art, and knowing the history of how fashion came to be will help build a grand portfolio of ideas, experience and such a wide range of knowledge! It helps SO much with coordination and balancing history with this art form. And if you love fashion (or even history, for that matter) as much as I do, you'll understand where I'm coming from.

Plus, in order to be on trend or even a head of the game, you will have to do some research of past fashion. And I don't mean fashion from last year; I mean fashion from hundreds to even thousands of years ago. Who knows? You may learn about how your favourite dress evolved from thousands of eras ago to now.

Hopefully my little history lesson wasn’t too boring, but some people have to understand what it is to be an individual and educate them on what interests them the most. For me, that would be MY own style sense J

Thankyou! TTFN!

-Aine Lasagna