Posts Tagged ‘costumes’

SATURDAY AT THE HORSE RACES

Monday, August 16th, 2010

This weekend was ridiculously chaotic… we went to the horse races on Saturday, then off to photograph a friend’s wedding in Whistler, and Sunday was our engagement party at my parents’ house. I’ve got a huge photo backlog but hopefully I can get some up over the next couple weeks.

A Day At the Races

The Horse Races is an annual event that Allan and his friends have been doing for several years. This year was my second (you can see last year’s horse races post here)… and it is always an amazing time.

A Day At the Races

The best part of the annual Horse Races is getting to go to Hastings Racecourse and dress up! Big hats, pearls, and your Sunday Best is a must! Here I am with my huge hat!

A Day At the Races

Of course, betting and cheering for your horse is all part of it!

A Day At the Races

Here’s a great shot of our accessories and the racing sheet, taken by Sheena!

A Day At the Races

Every year I take profile pictures of everyone who goes, so bear with me… this is gonna be a huge photo post! Here’s Venus…

A Day At the Races

Allan…

A Day At the Races

me…

A Day At the Races

Amy…

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Crista…

A Day At the Races

Kim…

A Day At the Races

Sheena…

A Day At the Races

Claudia…

A Day At the Races

Przemek…

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Trev…

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Chad…

A Day At the Races

J…

A Day At the Races

Max…

A Day At the Races

The boys and their moustaches…

A Day At the Races

Crista and Trev…

A Day At the Races

Sheena and J…

A Day At the Races

Allan and I…

A Day At the Races

The group!

A Day At the Races

And the BEST part of the horse races… the MASCOT RACE! We bet on the mascots ;)

A Day At the Races

It’s always freakin’ hilarious.

ALICE IN FASHIONLAND, SEWING, AND THE WEEKEND

Monday, March 15th, 2010

This past weekend was fantastic! I am finally starting to feel like myself again. We went snowboarding at Cypress, saw Alice in Wonderland, did a ton of house cleaning, and booked up all our Greenpoint campsites for the entire year early this morning at 7 AM for surfing in Tofino this summer. I think I pretty much kicked my cold too, FINALLY.

There is a TRUCKLOAD of powder right now at Cypress. Trees and powder all day baby!

Cypress was amazing. It was turn after turn in deep powder.

We're dumb. Went to Cyprerss even tho we're sick. P.S. Olympic bleachers HUGE! Yes yes yes yes yes yes Up to our necks in snow... Allan and J at the Olympic rings... Man, snowboarding kicks the flu right out of you! :D

It was a little foggy, so we rode trees all day. Felt so good to get back in the snow again.

Alice in Wonderland Dress/Costume

In other news, the costume design by Colleen Atwood in Alice and Wonderland is absolutely incredible.

Alice in Wonderland Dress/Costume

I quickly decided that I am going to be sewing a dress from the movie for Halloween this year. The question is… which one?

Alice in Wonderland Dress/Costume

The dresses are rich, lavish with tons of layering and detail. This “Alice Red Court” dress is stunning.

Alice in Wonderland Dress/Costume

Alice in Wonderland Dress/Costume Alice in Wonderland Dress/Costume

As much as I love the Red Court dress, I think the one I absolutely have to sew is either this “Blue Scrap” dress…

Alice in Wonderland Dress/Costume

… or this off the shoulder piece. I can’t decide! They are both beautiful. Can’t wait till they release proper stills for the movie.

Believe it or not, I’m actually no stranger to sewing my own dresses and clothes. It’s true, they aren’t to the level of Colleen Atwood’s designs, but they were still fun projects to work on and wear!

Layered Shirt & Bow Sewing Project Layered Shirt & Bow Sewing Project

I sewed this layered casual shirt and bow for a New Year’s house party one year.

Pink Silk Dress Sewing Project

Pink Silk Dress Sewing Project Pink Silk Dress Sewing Project

Here’s a silk draped dress that I made in 10th grade in high school.

Polka Dot Party Dress Sewing Project

Yes, there were some fashion faux-pas that I unfortunately made in university for formals. Haha. But hey, I still sewed it!

But probably the most challenging project I’ve ever done was my graduation dress for the end of high school. We had no money to buy a proper grad dress, so I scrimped and saved and put together the dress of my dreams!

Red Grad Dress Sewing Project Red Grad Dress Sewing Project

It took several months to sew all the tulle layers underneath the dress and drape all the satin.

Red Grad Dress Sewing Project

It turned out though! And it held together for the event as well, which I was crossing my fingers for.

Red Grad Dress Sewing Project

I still have it, and I am so glad that I did.

So, I’m really looking forward to getting back into sewing and putting together an “Alice” dress for Halloween… the only question is… which one? :)

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