Posts Tagged ‘Amarina Norris’

Wanderlust: California Dreaming on the Cheap (Part 1)

5 May, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

It didn’t take much (or any) persuasion to jump on an opportunity to leave this for a while. It all happened very quickly. February had just begun and it seemed as if there was no light left in the dark hellscape of Canadian winter.  I was checking my email when I noticed a major flight sale from my preferred airline, tickets to Vegas were going for less than $200 a pop. The catch was that you had to be wheels…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Margret Wittmer

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

  It’s been a few weeks since my last post on here, big love to the FGFS babes who praised their #WCWs while I was away in California. Will be writing a little piece about my trip really soon! One of my big plans for 2015 was to take that trip, another was to read as many books as I could. The ambitious and truly unreachable goal declaration was made – I WILL READ FIFTY BOOKS THIS YEAR! And I…

#WomanCrushWednesday: Garnet from Steven Universe

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

  So here’s a thing about me – my very first crush was half man/half cat beefcake Lion-O from Thundercats. If you haven’t laid eyes on this 80s cartoon classic, he’s a mulleted redhead catman stomping around in bright blue boots and matching wrestling singlet because no fabric in the universe could contain his raging biceps and thighs. Not exactly my type now. I watched a ton of cartoons and dabbled in animation appreciation but never fully got on the…

#WomanCrushWednesday: Jillian Mercado

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
[Toronto]  Amarina Norris - WCW Jilly

Jillian Mercado is a force. I can’t remember the first time I saw her because all of a sudden she was just there. She’s from New York City, where she works as a model, blogs and kicks ass as the Executive Editorial Director at WeTheUrban. Jillian went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and is a fashion-forward style queen, challenging beauty ideals and inspiring humans all over the place. You can/should peep her on Instagram, definitely check out her gorgeous Tumblr,…

#WomanCrushWednesday: The Ladies of Idiosyncratic Fashionistas

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
[Toronto] Amarina Norris - #WCW

Jean and Valerie don’t give a rat’s ass about what you or anyone thinks about them. They are fabulous. They are really smart. They are gorgeous. They have incredible style. They live in the moment. They wake up happy. They approach fashion as an art form, not as a status to be maintained or achieved. They are cool. Their positive vibes are infectious. They aren’t afraid to be themselves. They are tough. They are feminists. They know what they’re talking…

Woman Crush Wednesday: Lauren Crow

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

Lauren Crow describes herself as an “honest photographer”. The bulk of her photos are raw, gorgeous feminist portraits of herself, friends and people she meets when travelling and I find it easy to linger on her work. I am actually late writing this because I spent a bunch of time looking at her photos all over again. Sorry, not sorry. What strikes me the most is the kick ass feminism and unrelenting self-love of it all. Lauren says it the…

Women Crush Wednesday – Domonique Echeverria

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

Here’s where I’m at right now: I’m so effing bored with mainstream fashion that I didn’t even watch the Golden Globes this year, as I usually do, in track pants and eating spaghetti. I’d just watch and wait to see if anyone will show up in Rodarte and scoff at all the monotone floor-length fancy dresses as I get tomato sauce on my shirt. Too bored to even scoff now. Watched Sherlock with spaghetti instead. After I stopped putting fashion…

FGFS x Killer Kurves Plus Size Pop Up is TOMORROW

11 Nov, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

The wait is over vintage hounds! Our second plus-size pop-up is here and it’s worth going out in the cold for. Hidden gems and treasures await you. So does some damn fine coffee, parties and burgs from our pals Propeller Coffee and Burgatory Food Truck . We’re opening the doors at noon and will politely be draggin’ you away from the racks at 5pm. $5 gets you in. How to get there? See the handy map at the bottom. It’s that easy….

The Politics of Fashion/Fashion of Politics exhibit

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris
Proud to Protest Video Installation

On a warm night in September, I had the awesome privilege of standing a foot away from two incredible Alexander McQueen dresses. I can now cross that off my list of shit to do before I die. There was a moment when it didn’t look like it was going to happen, a mix-up at the door meant my partner and I weren’t on the list to get in. A brief moment of panic turned to victory as the issue was…

#WomenCrushWednesday – Jazzmine ‘Babydoll’ Rixen

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris

Jazzmine “Babydoll” Rixen is a German/Indian body positive activist living in Kuala Lumpur. She’s all over Instagram – her personal style blog was so successful that she branched out with her I Am Proud to Be page. The #iamproudtobe hashtag features women from all over the world flaunting their beauty with pride. Babydoll has unending confidence, amazing style and I am in constant hair envy – her pink grapefruit locks are now an incredibly vibrant fuscia. I am sure this…