When this issue of Lula magazine came out, I was pretty excited to see that Charlotte Gainsbourg seemed to be rocking a pair of high waisted underpants & visible panty lines on the cover. I have always been a fan of the high waisters, and am happy that independent designers are making them, and making them look so amazing. "Full bum coverage" is a beautiful string of words, and I find that this shape can be so flattering on the hips, emphasizing curves. I'm sure the right sorts of boys would agree, should you care about their opinions in the first place.
A few weeks ago over lunch my friend Carole told me about a local company called Fortnight Lingerie. I looked them up once I was back at home and was immediately smitten. I love the Rita knickers, available through their Etsy shop and at the Drake General Store here in Toronto as well.
(Sidenote: I wouldn't mind trying out one of Fortnight's tailored balconette bras; if I have one piece of advice I can offer any lady, it's to get properly fitted at a lingerie store. I'm sure a lot of you know that already, but to submit a true story: I thought I was a 38C, and it turns out I was a 34DD. It feels weird to admit that here but I think that those numbers and the disparity between them illustrate my point rather well! Wearing a bra that fits properly and that features the proper amount of support -- in my case, a seam through the cup is essential -- is a huge confidence booster. So to speak.)
Of course, I can't mention bums & high waists without immediately thinking of Hannah and The Loved One! Once "Sin in the Suburbs" is back in stock in my size, I just might have to treat myself.
It doesn't end with underpinnings; I love the high waist effect of this swimsuit from Minnow Bathers, another local company. I've blogged about them before and was thrilled to see this post of Alison's, Little Minnows. Maybe this will be the year I take the plunge (har har) and actually buy one! Available through their Etsy shop or at Penny Arcade Vintage on Dundas.
Sarah: Aw, well I wish I could visit Vancouver! I've still never been, can you believe it?
Jane Flanagan: It was really fun!
rike: It's actually tiny acorns and leaves!
kenzie: I didn't really know what it is! It was described as a terrine but when I read about it later I realized it was more scraping? Whatever it is, it's delicious. I like the idea of no waste, too! I guess it's an instance where it was better not to know too much before I ate it. Although I will try almost (almost!) anything!
erin: Yes! I agree.
May: Aw, good-bye Hoof!
Hetterson: I know! It is so sad. I know what you mean about lemon being your happy fruit. It really does seem the happiest of all fruits, alongside maybe watermelon and mangos (the really juicy ones from the Philippines).
Robin Sharp: I'm glad you liked them! And I'm with you. So sad to see it go. I've actually never been to the Black Hoof, but maybe I should pay them a visit.
Elaina: The camera is so great!
katie merchant / thank you, ok: So good. Oh man. Next! Um... how about Saving Grace? Can't go wrong! Although not this week, haha.
katrina: I'm glad you like the nails! Katie is a genius.
Miss Crowland: It really was!
janis: Here's hoping the new restaurant will be so great no one will remember brunch.
Hannah Percyowl: Ha! That's true!
caroline: I guess in the restaurant business you can never stay still and have to keep moving things around! But yeah, it's too bad that brunch was a casualty of the evolution. Maybe the new restaurant will be so much better!
miss sophie: Ugh, mediocre places! There are far too many of those!
Camille: Yeah, I think her nails look super cute too! She is so good at neutrals.
danica: I hope that one day you can join us!
June: Thank you for saying hello!
Victoire: The scrapple was delicious! I read about it later and I guess it sounds kind of gross but it was so good. Just kind of soft and fatty with a bit of crunchy texture around. It was almost dessert-like?! Hard to explain!
zoë: I'm glad you noticed the lipstick on the mug because I like that detail too! Thank you so much! I do love my film camera.
Siubhan: We didn't take it home! I don't think either of us wanted to look at food by the time we finished. Thank you!
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