Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall Fashion I Adore... For Men! Feat. Bonobos

Who doesn't love a sharp dressed man? Fall is a time for tailored pieces, and every man needs a great blazer in their closet. Easily dressed up or dressed down, I think I am very simply attracted to the dressed down style. To me, it is still dressed up!

Bonobos Fall 2014

I created a board inspired by Bonobos fall men's suit line for 2014. I am also heavily inspired by men's street style, specifically in Paris. Because let's face it, every man in Paris is gorgeous (and every woman who are we kidding). Enjoy and let me know what you think! Would you like your best guy friend, boyfriend or a date to dress like this? I picked these pieces because you can easily mix and match them. Though they are also all fall staples.

Selection: 1.) The Jet Setter- Navy - $398 2.) The Nottingham Blazer- Grey - $425 3.) Fieldhouse Flannel- Red & Blue Plaid - $98 4.) Mill River Chambray Shirt - $128 5.) Travel Jeans- Manhattan Midnight - $98 6.) Red Maples Washed Chinos - $88 7.) French Corders- Stone - $125 8.) Alfred Black Calf - $450


Photos from my Pinterest board: Pour L'Homme

Inspired by Paris street style yet? :)
x Katie

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Look: Rose Quartz

A day off typically consists of me working at home. But I also set aside some play time to do a little photoshoot in my bedroom.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fresh Monday Feeling

Recent Photos Via my Instagram @katiegariepy

Life just keeps getting oh-so busy and I feel like I am in a constant struggle to get things out of my head. Blogging is a little release for me, and helps me clear my mind so I can fill it with all new things. Here are some things I have stumbled upon this past week, am really into right now, or just found and had to share with the world.

5 Truths The Fast Fashion Industry Doesn't Want You To Know... Just a couple more reasons to shop local and second-hand. Via Huffington Post

James Blake has a new track and I'm curious to here more where this is going... a little different from the last release from him. Via Pigeons & Planes

Here's a write up about my business KatieGariepy by Primary Fashion Music Management! Love their style and this pretty much exemplifies who I am. Via Primary Fashion Music Management

Skillshare... guys if you aren't on this site you really must be. I having been really curious to learn how to code and honestly, for $9.95 a month (with unlimited classes) I will be doing MUCH more than just learning how to code. Click here to join and your first month is free, which was the deal breaker for me! Also the classes I am currently enrolled in are: Build an HTML & CSS Website From Scratch by: Jonathan Grover and A Staple of Branding by: Jeff Staple.

I'm in love with No Fun Press! On my list of things to purchase from them first are 1.) Poop Emjoi Pin 2.) No Fun Beanie 3.) Bitch I Might Be Patch. Also these guys are from Toronto, so we're basically neighbors. Via No Fun Press

Little Dragon, whom I saw live at Bonnaroo this year, covered Andre 3000 + Kelis's track "Millionaire". Not only are they are amazing live, this video shows just that, they can preform so effortlessly. Via YouTube

Don't forget to contribute to my KivaZip loan! It is greatly appreciated and I can't wait to get my business that much better!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Music Mood: Todd Terje's "Inspector Norse" Live

I fell in love with Todd Terje's "Inspector Norse" this year. It's a weird bouncy lovely fun song, and it came to me by chance through Spotify. I found myself listening to this a lot while walking to the bus and it never fails to put a swing in my step.
This video from a festival in Oslo called Øya, and the dancer's make the video for sure. Enjoy & smile!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Little Piece Of My World: Bedside Table

My housemate and I moved into a new apartment in May and are still getting the place set up to our liking. For me it is an ever changing thing, I love to create small spaces in my apartment that are perfected and make me happy. This is one of them, my bedside table.

Having things within access and creating a lovely visual is something I love about this small spot in my room. I have an antique side table from my grandparents who passed, I then repainted it this amazing bright blue and added knobs from Anthropologie.

Most of the pieces of this table are thrifted or precious. The glass bottle was thrifted and it has printed teal flowers, I hold random makeup and beauty supplies that aren't necessarily needed all the time. I also put some fake flowers and real branches (from a halloween costume!). The trinket box was also thrifted, I have no idea what its real use is but it works great to hold my passport, Molami headphones, and my Nintendo 3DS.

The small ceramic plate is from an asian store in Toronto. Unfortunately it has a chip in it (which I think adds to the character) but is one of my favorite pieces on this table, with small bunnies jumping around. I keep my daily jewelry on this plate, easy to pick up and go. Next to it, my current favorite nail polish color by Essie and a small OPI top coat. My current scent is Elizabeth & James Nirvana in black, in love with it, and the rollerball I often throw in my purse for a refresh throughout my day.

More bits of my world to come, I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In The Studio...

These days lately have been non-stop. It's work, then a break, then some work, then business, maybe go out for a drink/meal, sleep, do it all over again. I am in no way complaining, I like to get the most out of every day and feel fully accomplished before going to bed. Thinking of all the things I checked off the list is a nice feeling.
I have been busy in the studio getting many things finished up, here are some photos from me playing around and some of the new products!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Featured Etsy Shop: Lux Divine

As a small business owner, I love to shine the light on other artists doing the same as I. We put a lot of time and effort into these stores and it really shows in Lux Divine's shop. Lux Divine is a bohemian collective, each piece is perfected and gorgeous. Here's a bit taken from Jessica of Lux Divine's profile:
"I began designing jewelry when I was in high school. I have always known that making jewelry is what I was meant to do with my life. I taught myself how to do wire wrapping and beading and also attended the Gemological Institute of America where I became certified in Gemology and Diamond Grading, Casting, Mold-making, design, CAD/CAM, wax carving and learned many other skills.

Gems are my real passion. I love mixing colors and making new combinations. I am so fascinated on how gems and minerals grow. It takes a lot of work for Mother Nature! I am obsessed with Gold but silver is a close second. I am mostly inspired by nature, the colors, the smells and even the sound of the ocean inspires me. People inspire me as well. I love designing when I have my family or friends around because I love getting opinions and feedback and usually the project turns out better when everyone I love is helping out:) My family is so supportive of my life purpose and motivate me to bring out my creativity in a way that can make any woman feel beautiful. I am truly blessed!"

Check out Lux Divine on Etsy.