The Basic TshirtThe temperatures as of late have been feeling much closer to mid-September and we are not complaining! Fall is the best time of year for fashion an...
Spring Lookbook: Behind the ScenesWe had a great shoot this past Sunday for our Spring 2014 Lookbook debuting this Friday at our One Year Anniversary party! The inspiration for our ...
Baggu Bags are Back!With the changing weather we're excited to be getting lots of new products in the shop to help refresh your spring wardrobe! One of our favourite c...
Spring PicksHere are some of our favourite items we're coveting for spring! A Classic Carryall in nautical stripe pattern- perfect for days wandering around th...
Floral FolkThere's still a shiver in the air but with the recent reappearance of the sun, spring is the only thing on my mind! I long for the day when I can l...
Sweetheart Shopping PartyIt's been a while since our last shopping event and we're beyond excited to debut some new vintage pieces just in time for Valentines! This friday ...
Adina Mills JewelryI'm so excited to announce a new jewelry line in shop by the talented designer Adina Mills. I met Adina at the Bust Magazine Craftacular, which is...
Horsing AroundWell we're already 9 days into 2014 but let me officially wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2013 was a great year for the shop...I mean we opened...
Gift Guide: Canadiana
Some classic Canadian holiday gifts for your true patriot:
Vintage wool plaid blazer ($45), Set of 3 vintage Canada 1967 glasses ($16), Set of 3 vintage Canada shot glasses ($12), Vintage plaid circle skirt ($34), Vintage wool blankets ($60-75), Hansel from Basel wool tights ($36-38), 2568 Leather Boots ($75), Vintage Canadian Map screenprint by Smash ($40).
Terry and Deaner would approve!
Though the holidays are about giving to others, the one thing I can justify buying for myself is an awesome holiday party outfit! I love glittery seperates that can be quickly restyled into slightly different looks for all the various holiday functions. We just put out a bunch of vintage pieces that will be perfect for any celebration- come on by and check them out!
classic black and white can work for any party and worn for years to come! pair with a fur stole and festive turquoise and magenta accessories for a total holiday look.
stand out in metallic gold and bold cobalt. these seperates are great wardrobe pieces and can both be dressed up or down.
be timeless in this 1960's printed dress and hand-beaded cardigan.
this 1940's knit top would look amazing with a full skirt or high-waisted pants. the detail on the collar is sure to be a conversation starter.
if you have a really fancy event, this 1960's mint green ballgown is sure to make you the talk of the party...and generate a long line under the mistletoe.
the loly in the sky flats in the 'erika' style are perfectly paired with any holiday look!
all items available at Girl on the Wing.
Designer Spotlight: Amarina Norris of Hibou Accessories/ Ursa Major
They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but what about pyrite...quartz...chinese crystal? Or how about reclaimed vintage materials? If I had my choice, I'd pick precious gemstones and unique vintage detailing over carats! This is one of the reasons I love Hibou Accessories so much; they add a luxe touch to any outfit without breaking the bank and are always conversation-pieces. I met Hibou designer Amarina Norris years ago and we've had an amazing friendship heavily rooted in our mutual love for vintage clothing, kitty cats, unique style, nostalgia, dance parties and lady-stuff. So when I was ready to open up Girl on the Wing I couldn't wait to ask her for some of her beautiful jewelry to sell!
Each piece is carefully handcrafted by Amarina herself at her Toronto east-end studio and feature vintage materials mixed with high-quality gems and metals. I would describe her pieces as simple, yet interesting. Classic, yet trendy. Feminine, yet strong.
Like most designers, Amarina has an impressive background and resume that have prepared her for total fashion industry takeover! Trained in Fashion Design, Amarina specialized in plus-size fashion and while working for years in retail she decided she wanted to dedicate her energy to improving the attitudes towards plus-size shopping. As an inspiring advocate for real-not-ideal beauty standards and positive body image, Amarina first made waves with her fashion blog that showcased her own style and confidence. After gaining an impressive following, she decided to take many of her passions and put them together into one business. In July 2013, Amarina opened Ursa Major, an online vintage plus-size clothing shop. Her pieces are all amazing, affordable, unique and sizes 14 and up. She also uses the site to sell her handmade jewelry.
We're so happy to have her work in the shop, not only because it's beautiful and well-made, but because Amarina is a successful and inspiring female entrepreneur. Check out some of her pieces we have in shop and be sure to come by and see them in person! We are loving her recent move into hand-embroidered necklaces and her ever-evolving gem collections.
black magic woman
With the fall season upon us and the spooky times just beginning, I've been craving some hocus pocus in my life. I've always loved witchy style and black magic fashion and love this time of year for trying out some darker looks.
At the shop we're feeling very inspired and longing for layers of black in different textures, big brimmed hats and cozy tights with little ankle booties.
On a pop culture note, the new season of American Horror Story has started and this time it's all about witches. Best moment so far was when the "Supreme" witch Jessica Lange tells them all to put on something black and they all emerge with floppy black hats, shades and the moodiest outfits.
Check out some visual inspirations here and keep an eye out for our Witchy window display, which will be unveiled for our Fall Launch party this Friday.
P.S. Need a halloween costume? Be a high-fashion witch! No need for a fake nose or green makeup...just deck yourself out in black, get some dark lipstick and cast moody glances at everyone all night long.
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