It's Not that Complicated, I'm just Misunderstood

By The Starving Stylist on 11/25/2010

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Despite the tremendous pride I may have for my blog here, I don't tell many about it because to be honest, they probably either already know about it or will eventually know about it without me even peeping a word.

I went out on a coffee date with this guy once. He knew about The Starving Stylist but just couldn't wrap his head around the concept of blogging especially fashion blogging. He would ask me questions like, "Soooo… you have a website and you like …take pictures of yourself to put on it?... With clothes on or off?"

With a giant eyeroll so far back that I nearly went blind, I responded (as politely as I could), "It's a fashion blog, so with clothes on. If I had my clothes off… well I wouldn't be wasting time here when I can be elsewhere racking up money for everytime some perv clicks on my site."

…Needless to say, there was no second date and my snarky bitch remarks are probably why I'm still single. Oh well, there are always new shoes to keep my happy.


Got Caught Out in the Rain

By The Starving Stylist on 11/19/2010

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Peacoat: DIESEL. Shirt: ASOS. Pants: PRADA LINEA ROSSA. Rubber Boots: GUCCI. Gloves & Beanie: H&M.

Stretchy yoga pants aside, when you live in Vancouver, where it rains about 300 out of the 365 days out of the year, rainboots are basic essentials in anyone's wardrobe. Leopard print, camo, lime green with a splash of fuchsia to of course the rubber ones with the kitten heel, everyone has a pair; I just like mine black… and Gucci of course--Like I wouldn't have it any other way duh.

With all the snowfall warnings that have been forecasted over the weekend in the city, I'll be happily sporting these boots around town with pleasure. . . maybe even into the bar or club? Okay, okay, okay, I was kidding because thats just bad as when a girl wears ballerina flats to the club. Not cute.

p.s. Thank you everyone for they're wonderful comments, emails and messages of support on my last blog post on bullying. Thank you.


Keeps Gettin' Better. . .

By The Starving Stylist on 11/14/2010

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Law & Order by Steven Meisel -- W Magazine

I recently received an email in the past week that was a cry for help.

That cry for help wasn't looking for fashion advice or wanted to know what Spring 2011 trends were bursting on the runways but instead, It was a cry for guidance and someone that would listen to them because they were being bullied in school. I honestly couldn't feel anymore privileged to have someone want to seek any advice aside from fashion from me, especially when that person lives as far as the other side of the continent. With the disturbing suicides among LGBT youth in the past month or so due to bullying, I was happy to share my story in a response email of aid to my loyal reader and at the same time, I figured I might as well share it with everyone now in hopes of helping anyone going through the same problem.

I grew up as a kid with a huge target on my back for bullies in high school to fire at. I stood out like a sore thumb in school because I was differentflamboyant to be exact. There was not a lunch time that I didn’t dread getting verbally abused or there wasn’t a P.E. class where I wasn’t a dodgeball target. People vandalized my school locker and slipped notes of hate inside of it. I hated going school just as much as bullies loved to hate on me.

I tried taking my life, a few times actually and I have scars on my body to prove it. I was erratic, destructive, hurt, lonely, and irritable—I was suicidal. I may have had many friends and tons of support around me while in high school but I am the first to admit that I have trust issues and it takes quite some time for me to open up to people. . .and to be honest, I still do.

The only way I have learned to get through everything negative was just to be true to myself and to promise that I would try to continue living on regardless of how hard things may be because 'it' gets better.

Do a better job than me and learn to trust others; to open up and talk to someone about your problems. You would be surprised about how much better you will feel to have someone to talk to.

As corny as it sounds, life is a struggle but its well worth the battle when the fight is over. Even though my personal battle is far from being over but I can definitely tell you now, that I am far more happier than I ever was when I was younger and in high school.

I have the most amazing of loving friends, a family that will always support me, a blossoming career that many could only dream of and of course a wardrobe that could rival any fancy fashion boutique in town.

I'm happy and you eventually will be too if only you keep living.


V is for Vanity

By The Starving Stylist on 11/07/2010

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These black motorcycle jeans from JNBY are my current favourites of pieces in my wardrobe. With tons of stretch, they are ridiculously comfortable and with such intricate detailing from the seams of the knees down to the zippers at the legs, these jeans are just so beautifully made. . . .and of course they make my ass look hella nice too.

I would have posted a picture of my derrière in these jeans on this post but my blog is already overly conceited with countless photographs of myself with limited facial expressions and poses. So in that case, I'll spare you from anymore of my pompous vanity.

Anyways, much thanks again to Raff, Visual Director of JNBY Canada, and Lyndi of Lj PR for bring such gracious hosts and showing me JNBY's beautifully innovative holiday collection when I visited just this past week.


Welcome to The House of Hussy

By The Starving Stylist on 11/01/2010

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I've said it once and I'll say it again, Halloween is the one day of the year when you can dress up like a hussy (or in many cases, a tranny) and no one can say anything bad about it. Its basically a free day pass to let everything fashion go down the drain….Thank Lord it's only one day out of the year.

P.S. I should have been casted for someone from The Village People.

Amazing photographs provided by Shane Oosterhoff Photography.