ACT THREE. AW’16

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ACT THREE. ‘s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection! It feels like we shot this lookbook ages ago, and I have been dying to share it and these perfect little dresses ever since. We were lucky to find a room at The Gladstone Hotel that would made all our Ballet meets Renoir meets Versailles dreams come true and I think it helped to bring out the magic and elegance of this collection. As always, I am so proud to be a part of Sarah’s little team and I hope you all love the collection as much as I do.

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You can shop most of the current collection and previous collections online at ACT THREE., some dresses in store and online at Victoire and in store at Coal Miner’s Daughter

Photography: Danielle Suzanne
Art Direction: Sarah McGowan
Stylist & Model: Alex Spence (dat me!)
Assistant: Lauren Fairservice
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One Woman’s Trash…

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One of the things I love about my day job as a second-hand clothing buyer is having amazing – sometimes one of a kind – clothes fall into my lap, figuratively and quite literally. Take for example this vintage Wrangler denim jacket and page boy hat; two pieces I knew I would like in my closet after seeing others wear similar ones, but pieces I would likely never actively seek out on my own. Thing is, neither of these things are essentials (is anything other than one of something ever essential though?), so they become something left to fate…if I happen upon it one day, certainly I’ll purchase it (as long as it’s not too expensive), but if I don’t, that’s okay.  However, I am damn pleased these two came into my life, especially this denim jacket. I love this jacket! Love it. To be honest, I’ve never even owned a denim jacket. I’ve tried on my fair share of them in my life, but I never truly fancied any…until this one. The second I saw this one, before even trying it on, I knew it was what I had been holding out for – the indigo colour, the 70s cut (to the best of my knowledge it is from the 70s), the slightly worn, however sturdy denim…it’s just the best. I hope to be able to carry it with me throughout my life, so it kind of baffles my mind that someone decided to give it away. But as they say…one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure and whatnot.

-WHAT I WORE-
Jacket: vintage Wrangler (similar) | Top: H&M | Skirt: BDG | Shoes: Nine West | Hat: vintage
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Things I Like / 2

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Well, it’s been a good while since I last shared some of my current favourites with you lot, so I figured it was due time I do another little roundup of some stuff I’m into or have been doing. So let’s get to it, shall we?!


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Larkspur Vintage | I Like These #2TAKE NOTE.

For the better part of my life I’ve been writing. Before I started this blog I had another blog, sort of like an online diary – very different from this space – where I would write a ton. Before that, I had a LiveJournal, and before that, an actual diary. I’ve never really considered myself a writer, but I’ve always written. However, since starting this space several years ago I don’t write near as much. Well, I do write, actually, a lot, but it’s not the same type of writing. So I have recently made an effort to put actual pen to paper and write just a few sentences on a single page, whenever a thought comes to mind. I’ve been enjoying it so far, so hopefully I keep up with it. Not sure what I’ll do with it…maybe share it one day…


Larkspur Vintage | I Like These #2disco fever

I mean, it is certainly no secret that I love all things 70s – the fashion, the music, the dancing – and I grew up watching Saturday Night Fever/Staying Alive, so it’s a bit weird that I didn’t jump right into watching The Get Down as soon as it came out. It should have been an obvious choice for me – Baz Luhrmann and disco meets hiphop? Yes please! Anyway, I did get into it, and I fell in love with it. It’s theatrical, fast paced and brilliant the way you’d expect anything to be with Baz Luhrmann’s name on it. If you’re looking for something new to watch, I highly suggest it. The fashion alone will pull you in.

 


Larkspur Vintage | I Like These #2Bath time

Certainly another unsurprising thing for me… baths! But, since it’s been Summer, I haven’t really been taking many the way I did in the previous colder months. I mean, who really wants to get into a warm bath when you are sweating? However, theres been a bit of reprieve from the humidity and heat since September began, so I decided  to get back into my bath routine, and ahhh how I missed it! I usually light some candles (nice smelling ones if I have them on hand), add some Lush products (which I am running very low on now) and put on something I really enjoy watching (which is usually YouTube or a current show I am into). If I’m having a bad day, this is one of my go-tos. It never ceases to make me feel better.


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Larkspur Vintage | I Like These #2sorbet nails

I’m going to be honest, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish does not work as well as it purports to. It claims to be more chip-resistant than regular nail polish with it’s no light gel system and top coat, but my nails definitely chipped the day after applying. But, whatever, I’m not a stickler for that sort of thing (maybe you are though)…colour matters more to me, and these two colours, Malibu Peach and Electra Cute are gorgeous! The color pay off is great with only two coats and it’s getting me out of my red nail polish comfort zone. Not sure that I will continue to buy this polish the way I do with OPI and Essie, but I def am into the shades, so we shall see.


Larkspur Vintage | I Like These #2butter me up

I am absolutely a NYX convert. Everything I have received or purchased from them I have loved. And bonus, you can buy at the drugstore, which is important to me since I don’t live close to any department stores or high street makeup shops and don’t enjoy trekking somewhere just to buy makeup…but I digress. Since I loved the NYX Butter Gloss so much, I decided to try out their Butter Lipstick in the shade Fizzies and it’s the perfect thing for every day wear. It keeps my lips feeling hydrated while adding a little life to them. Definitely would recommend if matte lipsticks are too drying for you, but you don’t love glosses.

Let’s Talk About It

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I’m going to be pretty honest with you guys and talk about how I’ve been struggling with my body and appearance for awhile now. I bring this up because while I wanted to write about how much I love this gingham set from Mod Dolly, and how lovely I felt while wearing it and biking around on this day…as I look at these images, I feel frustrated with my body and initially didn’t want to share these beautiful images Zach took.

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For the better portion of my life I’ve been happy with my weight and physical appearance. To be honest, I’ve been well lucky in my life to never struggle with weight gain or feeling like I was “fat” or hating the body I have. That’s not to say I didn’t have what I feel is normal insecurities as a teen (although, it really shouldn’t be or feel normal) – wishing my breasts were bigger or that I had an hourglass figure…basically just being more physically attractive to the opposite sex (boo!!!), but I never felt like I wanted thinner legs or a flatter stomach or smaller arms…until recently…those thoughts come up a lot now.

Being a dancer from a very young age I’ve spent most of my life, near daily, doing an incredible physical workout that felt like no workout at all. I never even had to think about that stuff because the thing I loved most in the world was also keeping my body fit (well that, and genes). However, more recently I haven’t been dancing as much – there just hasn’t felt like time and through that, from what I can gather, I have gained a little weight. It’s hard for me to know if what I see in the mirror is what others see, or if my mind is seeing and telling me falsities. The thing is, for most of my life I have prided myself on never worrying about calories or weight gain or issues of appearance – somehow seemingly ignored all societal pressures in that respect – and now suddenly I feel like a girl I never wanted to be…suddenly I feel like the girls I felt sorry for (that’s well pretentious, but I’m trying to be honest). I’m doing my best to be healthy about the way I am dealing with these feelings – I’ve been trying to eat healthier, drink a ton of water, bike everywhere and do pilates every other day, which honestly, has been making me feel really great. However, it feels embarrassing to talk about this or admit this, because I know there are girls out there who wished they looked like me, just like there are girls out there that I wished I looked like. But that’s the problem, isn’t it? Wishing we all looked like someone else, or lived the way someone else does, or have what someone else has. I don’t know how to rid ourselves of those behaviours or thoughts. I have no answers for that…there isn’t a workout for those thoughts, now is there?. But I do want you guys to know that however my life or anyones life looks to you, everyone has their shit. No one feels all that together or happy with themselves. For me, it has always felt comforting knowing I am not alone. So I speak about this for you, but also for me. Our world feels so perfectly curated now that when people are just acting like actual humans who are okay with their flaws we think they are pioneers…and that’s sad to me, but it’s also something I absolutely want to be a part of. I’ve obviously got my insecurities, but I want to actively talk about those things because those are things that we can share in. We can’t all share in a perfect home, or landscape, or hair, or wardrobe, but we can share in being humans with feelings, those are inclusive, and those are things that need more air time.

-WHAT I WORE-
Top & shorts set c/o Mod Dolly | Shoes: Dr. Martens | Hat: vintage via Common Sort | Choker: handmade
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*photos by Zach

Mexican Inspired

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After going to Tulum, I felt really inspired by Mexico’s interior and exterior decor, colour palettes and rich patterns. There’s something about seeing bright colours, intricate fabrics and distinct furniture that just feels welcoming and happy, and makes you want to settle in. There were many times Kristen and I talked about how we would love to live in a place that felt like Mexico upon walking into it, so since then I have been pinning away – as you do – tons of inspiring places that feel a little bit like the coziness of Mexico (possibly Morocco too), with their impeccable, yet unassuming styling .e66d1a6c23f34715937d029edaa2914bcd896a8540e035eb3a931397b2e8dcd7cb66f4f22082eb45702ad2f060bae2dcbaed31768250edcd53edeb689d1fa808b0f2a6ee6883db6431ded835d253f57fa797dc9f1d5159b91c29e8c10369c738a8f0f2371e8525c7dbcfbbb48446c1fd0ddb949e2b9435c87b73d5b3cfc292a92457a2f14ad2b97fdb64bf173151626f778f5b8ba76b77b5bc6d239a9168e6987b610819cc958f1dbcb9d34619477e9b7aaaf08f5e0c71f06f83368bb2b3ea8f1cdd244ec80c8e32504fdd0d04cad1433d3542bfb4ac0ddec00c07ec5b79d422