Sunday, July 17, 2011

Le Soleil

So here is the second film that Francine and I made this week. We filmed it last monday on the most humid and hot day that Toronto has had yet this summer in my apartment that has no air conditioning! If we didn't put a filter on the shots you would be able to see that I was actually dripping with sweat- I had a very real sweat towel for inbetween shoots. I grew up in Northern Canada (Thunder Bay to be precise) and I just don't think I'll ever get used to the humidity of southern Ontario.
For this film I remembered to take still shots of my outfits, although I have to say it was difficult to switch from "acting" (I know don't really act in these) to posing, so I apologize for the less than perfect facial expressions I am making in them. Anyway, this outfit consists of:
- chambray shorts made by me
- MADRAS for A.P.C. blouse
- London Office oxfords
This outfit is just a dress that I thrifted a few years back. I rarely wear it but I think I will more now that heels are everywhere, some dresses just need heels.
I recently bought this lovely dress at this great store near my house that my friend Allison just discovered. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside there's lots of great stuff. I would tell you the designer but it's written in another language, possibly Korean, but I love it. All I can say is if you live in Toronto I would suggest you check the boutique out, it's called Cherrie and the location is here.
I bought this the day after I saw Midnight in Paris because I couldn't resist something that looked so 1920s. It's from one of my favourite Toronto boutiques called Charlie. The designer is Jack which is apparently a line by BB Dakota. Or maybe it's all just BB Dakota, I'm not going to lie I'm a bit confused by that. But either way, it's a beautiful dress and I've surprisingly got a lot of wear out of it even though it's a lacy drop waisted dress. I know that you are never supposed to wear drop waisted dresses unless you're really tall or something, but I love them to death, and I really don't care, I wear them all the time even though they are definitely not flattering.
Lastly, this is my favourite summer dress by Mink Pink that I picked up at Bicyclette a few weeks ago. I went there after work one day just absolutely determined to buy something (I know that's not a healthy state of mind, but you may know the feeling) and I tried on a bunch of stuff but nothing really grabbed me until this girl walked out of the change room wearing this dress. I just thought it was perfect, like Marie Antoinette meets ballerina (two of my favourite things) so I quickly asked the sales lady/owner if she had any more of them and she said that it was the last one, but that I should "wait it out." I then proceded to putter around for 15 minutes while the girl hemmed and hawed over which dress to buy, it was painful. She didn't get it though, so as soon as she went to the till to purchase another dress I went into her change room, picked up the dress, tried on the dress, and bought the dress. It was all very exciting.
Oh and before you watch the film I should perhaps introduce you to Lily, the dog that Francine was babysitting while we shot the film. She mainly followed around Francine the whole time (it was very cute) but she makes the odd cameo. Ok so without further ado, here is the film, I hope you enjoy it.

28 comments:

  1. Love the fire escape clothes line shots. And also, the mess left behind in the apartment. Makes me want to find a dress in my closet and forget the work.

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  2. Gosh you are such a cute little actress! I love your shorts too, perfect on you.. x

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  3. Those shorts are such a dream! <3 I love the colour!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  4. so many beautiful things - an absolute delight for the eyes. Caitlin and Francine are a dream team.

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  5. Oh my I really Love your shorts! Nice Blog!

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  6. gorgeous film! and lily is so sweet. you look like such a 1920s gal :)

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  7. So cute! I love the fire escape. Also, it's so funny to me that you grew up in T-Bay -- I know a lot of people who are from there and landed here!

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  8. oh, this is so lovely! i wish i could make my own clothes, your shorts are perfect

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  9. um AMAZING! the stylings are all perfect and the video looks like a dream <3

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  10. these shots are so dreamy!

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  11. What a visual feast - especially the sequences on the fire escape. And I can't believe it was so hot when you filmed it because you look so perfectly composed and dreamy.

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  12. I love your style! Very old-fashioned in a modern way...

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  13. OH Mandy you just made my day! I love vintage things, but I don't like when I come out looking like a costume, so vintage in a modern way is exactly what I'm attempting to do!

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  14. Ahhh you are so fabulous! I loved it x

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  15. this is so sweet! i love everything, your outfits, your apartment, looks like such a perfect little summer afternoon :]

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  16. You have such an old fashion beauty and style! I love it!xx

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  17. I love your style so much! You're such a beauty and so creative.

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  18. I love the vintage feel and the creativity in al of these photos!

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  19. My goodness, this is pure loveliness :D You're so cute twirling with your dresses in front of the mirror! And well done with those handmade shorts, they suit you heavenly my dear ;)
    Ale
    x

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  20. you are like a beautiful vintage model! i am in love with that drop waist 20s dress. you look gorgeous in it!

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  21. oh my, how many beautiful things in one post! Love all the clothes and the film is so cute!
    + thanks for talking about Midnight in Paris, I think I'll watch it today! (a lot of friends told me about it but I forgot! :-p).

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  22. awww cute blog!! :) randomly ran into it!

    check ours out! have a great week!! :)

    - Jessel

    http://thelaplaylist.blogspot.com

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  23. The both of you are so talented! Really really great photos too.

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  24. Really you look nice. Shorts are just amazing. I am impress with your dressing style.

    Debt

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