StitchUp for Friday, August 17, 2012

tasha shot by //d. of the StitchUp1/3



Did you know that this week was Polaroid Week? It’s one of my favourite times of the summer, so I figured I’d treat you guys and myself to using my good old Polaroid 600SE “Lucy” to seek out some vintage style.

tasha shot by //d. of the StitchUp 3/3

Since I was kicking it old school with Polaroid 664 black and white peel-apart films, I wanted to find some people with a really subdued pallete, and that’s when I saw Tasha rocking a great Run-D.M.C. tee, and looking vintage enough to be Tasha Ramone. She even has the light coloured, extremely well-worn Chuck Taylors to add to the Ramones-esque look.

tasha shot by //d. of the StitchUp 1/3

I like that she’s separated her almost completely black ensemble with the lighter vest underneath the leather jacket, and I also enjoy the textures at play between the cotton tee, rougher vest, and shine of the leather.

Katherine shot by //d. for the StitchUp 1/3



I’d barely peeled the last print from its chemical sheet when across the street strolled Katherine, looking like a rocker from another era.

Katherine shot by //d. for the StitchUp 2/3

My favourite little details here are that she played the floral pattern of the tights with an accent flower in the hair. I think the boots here work really well with everything else happening. Had they been fresh new-out-of-box boots I think that it would spoil the well-loved style of it all.

Katherine shot by //d. for the StitchUp 3/3

This photo of the belted summer dress doesn’t do Katherines outfit justice at all. The dress flowed freely in the wind, and made for an airy, whimsical look.


  1. Allie · April 5, 2011

    I don’t get why people wear tights in summer.

  2. Mike · April 5, 2011

    For me i think its cause they want to be seen and noticed. :)
    The girl in the RUN DMC shirt looks pretty cute!

  3. Darrell Edwards · April 5, 2011

    Yea, as a member of the opposite sex, I am a fan of tights and leggings, as an appreciator of style I like that they can add texture or color to an outfit, no matter what the season.

  4. Eelanus · April 5, 2011

    Allie, I’m a tightsaholic.

    I wear em’ in the summer for a number of reasons. Maybe I didn’t shave my legs…they’re nice to wear with shoes instead of going barefoot..also I like to add colour and designs by wearing them with outfits. Oh, and they’re great at helping combat the old muffin top look, should you need assistance.

    Tights rule, and I especially like the ones on misses. Fine look indeed.

  5. practical shoes · April 5, 2011

    I’m cool on wearing tights and leggings in the summer because it prevents thigh chafing. YEAH. THINK ABOUT IT.

  6. lady · April 5, 2011

    tights also add a little bit of warmth that can be necessary in such a windy city, even in the summertime

  7. lee · April 5, 2011

    A bit o’ baby powder on that and all your chafing problems are over. I swear. It works.

  8. lee · April 5, 2011

    I also like tights because people can’t as easily see into your ladyjunk when you’re sitting. True story, bro.

  9. Katherine · April 5, 2011

    Hi. I’m Katherine, the girl in the picture. I’m wearing tights because they look good with the outfit. Simple as that. It was a cold-ish day, and it’s always windy downtown. They’re thin tights; there’s hardly anything to them at all. So that’s why.

  10. grownasswoman · April 5, 2011

    I just can’t handle grown women with fake flowers in their hair.

  11. Katherine · April 5, 2011

    Calm down b’y, I’m 17 years old. Leave my hair be.

  12. R · April 5, 2011

    Fake or real, flowers are awesome. They add a nice whimsical touch to the outfit and there’s nothing wrong with a little whimsy, regardless of your age.

  13. Darrell Edwards · April 5, 2011

    Gotta agree with “R” here, no matter what the age, a flower in the hair adds a nice touch.