Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday Threads - Marvel Cardigans To Warm Your Heart Again

art by Hanie Mohd
It's finally beginning to warm up outside! YAY! I'm trying not to get my hopes up, since it's still March, but it's hard not to. Soon we won't need our big, warm, heavy, winter coats and we can just go outside in sweaters and cardigans. You can finally show off your geeky pride again with these great Marvel cardigans from We Love Fine

I'm in love with this Captain Marvel cardigan. It's subtle enough that you can get away with wearing it to work, but for those in the fandom it screams geek in the best way possible.

These ones aren't as subtle, but they're still fun as hell

Order these now and enjoy them just in time for it to inevitably snow again... 

Thanks to Fashionably Geek who is trying to make "take a sweater with you" into something you want to do. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day!
Being a Woman is awesome, but it does sometimes come with some draw backs; mostly misogyny and period cramps

We've come a long way towards gender equality, but we're not there yet. We still need to keep talking about it and working with everyone to make it better. 
The Government of Canada put this on their website today, explaining the ways that women are not yet equal and what we can do to help. They also had these awesome pictures expressing different ways of  why #equalitymatters and trying to break stereotypes

Not only did they post these, they also included text of what the pictures contained as an extra accessibility. You keep on rockin' GOC

One of the things I love in the World is Barbie. 
"But you're a feminist!" you say. 
Yes, that is true, but loving Barbie doesn't change that. Barbie can be anything, do anything, and I don't know anything more empowering than that.

This year they have released this amazing ad and I think we can all learn a lot from it

Now imagine the possibilities if we taught our children this instead of focusing on looks and bodies

Also check out today's Google doodle, as it's pretty awesome

If you're in the Toronto area this Saturday (March 11th) there's the International Women's Day March Toronto taking place and yours truly will be there.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thursday Threads - Elhoffer Designs

for a long time, I kept seeing beautiful, geeky clothes made by Elhoffer Designs, but they were always just prototypes or not for sale and my heart always sunk a little. But now she has a website where you can buy or pre-order her new designs! And let me tell you, they are incredible.

Here's what her about us section says:
Elhoffer Design was founded by Catherine Elhoffer to create higher-end apparel for high quality geeks. The geek fashion world is saturated with clothing, but there are still gaps in the market that she hopes to fill by designing and sewing pieces that flatter the body, pulling from modern fashion trends, and helping her fellow geeks of the world to be both stylish and chic. She prefers a subtle geek nod in her designs, using silhouette, color, texture, and lines to tell the story of the fashion. Catherine hand-makes her custom pieces in her Los Angeles-based studio, designs new pieces in her studio, and oversees small productions run with Los Angeles factories for her mass produced pieces.

Let's check out her awesome collections

Galactic Royalty Collection

based on our beloved Star Wars ladies

You have no idea how long I've wanted an Amidala collection of clothing! Be still my geeky heart! I want that yellow Naboo sweater soooo much!

Galactic Apparel Collection

The Force is strong with this collection of awesome Star Wars sweaters and dresses

 Can I just say that I love that the Poe/Finn sweater is called the Galactic Bromance! Swoon!

Heroes and Villains Apparel

I'm in love with this collection of Marvel, DC & Ghostbuster outfits!

I ain't afraid of no Ghosts or Villains but I am afraid of living without these amazing sweaters

Interstellar Collection

It's easy to stay warm in the cold of space with these great sweaters and ponchos

I can't decide which I want to be: Command, Security/Engineering or Medicine/Science (or Green? and Wesley)

Everyday Witch Apparel

Which house do you belong to? I say I'm a Ravenclaw, but Adam thinks I'm a Hufflepuff 

 Can I be a Ravenpuff or a Huffleclaw if it means I can have more of these incredible sweaters?

Oh I just can't decide which ones I want the most!
 Guess I'll have to save up and get them all!