Thursday
June 29, 2017

"You've got to give something sometimes
When you're the sweetest cherry in an apple pie"
-- Tori Amos, In The Springtime of His Voodoo


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Blazer: Boutique Colori
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Wednesday
June 28, 2017

"Twilight blue, my bone and marrow
The river's path is old and narrow
First evening star
To comfort the scarecrow
Pull me up by the roots of my hair
Into the rosy atmosphere"
-- Cocorosie, Roots of My Hair


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Tuesday
June 27, 2017

"Mutter, oh gib mir Kraft."
-- Rammstein, Mutter

(Translation: Mother, oh give me strength.)


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Lapel pin: Vintage (1970s) borrowed from my daddy
          (it's my mom's initial)
  • Blazer: TWIK by La Maison Simons
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Friday
June 23, 2017

Ok, so it's my day off from ghostwriting for money, but I never take time off from my unpaid job as Co-Ruler of the Nest Empire. My Fridays off involve hookin' for wildlife chez my parents, and my mom almost always insists on going out for ice cream when we hang out together, and what's the point of going out for ice cream cream if you don't look hella cute. So, voila.

I give you bare trollop knees in lieu of song lyrics.


  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Socks: Sock It To Me
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Thursday
June 22, 2017

"Before you know, I'll be over the water like a swallow."
-- Kate Bush, Night of the Swallow


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Brooch: Su Owen Textiles (via Etsy)
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Wednesday
June 21, 2017

"I'm looking for a man who knows the rules of the game
Who's able to forget them to realize my aim"
-- Front 242, Headhunter


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Tie: Le 31 by La Maison Simons
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Tuesday
June 20, 2017

What Vee Wore to Question Period in the House of Commons today.

"I come from downtown, born ready for you
Armed with will and determination, and grace, too"
-- The Tragically Hip, Grace, Too.


* This wasn't the original set of lyrics that inspired the outfit, but it seemed fitting to revise them!

** The choice of skirt colour is not a political endorsement. I wasn't expecting to be asked to go to the House of Commons at any point in my life, least of all today. AND, best of all: I may very well be the only person in history to attend a session wearing Docs, and also, to be complimented on them by security staff.

  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Thursday
June 15, 2017

"Thought I'd been through this in 1919
Counting the tears of ten thousand men
And gathered them all but my feet are slipping"
-- Tori Amos, Yes, Anastasia


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Earrings: By me!
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Wednesday
June 14, 2017

"How many Fates turn around in the overtime?
Ballerinas that have fins that you'll never find."
-- Tori Amos, Spark


  • Ring: Shameless Envy
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Tuesday
June 13, 2017

I wear ties now. Inspired by mon ami, Monsieur James Mangold. The man. The myth. The Lazy Ahab.

"Man-sized, I'm heading on
Handsome, got my leather boots on"
-- PJ Harvey, Man-Size


This is the tie from the Sticky Fingers video, and the one that my husband (and bandmate) wore on our wedding day.
  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Chain + wallet: Working Class Punx (via Etsy)
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Friday
June 9, 2017

In honour of this year's final Chimney Swift Program mailout.

"All of the birds are laughing
Come on let's all join in
I want to be up on the roof
I've gotta be up on the roof
Up, up high on the roof
Up, up on the roof in the sun"
-- Kate Bush, Aerial


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Earrings: By me!
  • Moon phases bracelet: IFL Science Store
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • T-shirt: TWIK by La Maison Simons
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Thursday
June 8, 2017

Yes, I strike this pose whilst walking into meeting rooms.

"Devils speak of the ways in which she'll manifest."
-- Nine Inch Nails, Reptile


  • Necklace: Shameless Envy
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Wednesday
June 7, 2017

"She appears composed
So she is, I suppose
Who can really tell?
She shows no emotion at all
Stares into space like a dead china doll"
-- Elliott Smith, Waltz #2 (XO)


  • Brooch: Unknown Stratford artist
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Tuesday
June 6, 2017

"She shines in a world full of ugliness.
She matters when everything is meaningless."
-- Nine Inch Nails, The Fragile


  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Friday
June 2, 2017

Thus concludes FIRST OF JUNE Week.

"Starlight, starbright, I feel I'm fading."
-- First of June, Noctua


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Blouse: TWIK by La Maison Simons
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Thursday
June 1, 2017

FIRST OF JUNE Week continues.

"Kitten, I've unrolled all my ball of yarn
Some trails have grown cold, all these false alarms"
-- First of June, Der Jägersmann


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Blazer: Boutique Colori
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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