Monthly Archives: November 2009

Henderson Dry Goods

More great gift ideas! From Henderson Dry Goods, a new-to-us line from Vancouver, we just got these beautiful mirror pendants with solid black walnut frames and copper chains.

Wardrobes We Want: Jordan from Real Genius

So our newest employee, Caitlyn, recently started working down the street at Black Dog Video, and that’s got us thinking and talking a lot about film and TV characters with awesome clothes. Of course there are tons of obvious ones – Diane Keaton as Annie Hall, Jean Seberg as Patricia in Breathless, blah blah blah – but surely there are some others that we haven’t really thought about in that way before??

Perfect example time: Michelle Meyrink as Jordan Cochran in Real Genius! You’ve seen this one, right? It’s an ’80s college movie starring Val Kilmer as a genius-turned-delinquent, working on a top-secret laser while showing young nerds how to let loose… pretty amazing stuff.

I re-watched it recently and not only is it as good as I remembered, but there are also some great wardrobe moments, particularly for the lone female genius, Jordan. Think oversized men’s shirts and sweaters worn with slim jeans, overalls (sometimes tucked into socks, but we’ll ignore that part), cutoffs and Keds, and one particularly memorable long-sleeved wetsuit… I’m sure they were trying to make her seem dowdy and off-trend (for 1985), but it’s all working for me! And not just because I accidentally got the same haircut as her last week…

(Thanks for the screenshots, Caitlyn!)

There’s plenty more good outfits where these came from, so you should probably just do yourself a favour and watch the movie… you won’t regret it, I promise.

Yarn Over Movement

You guys! We are so excited to welcome an amazing line of handmade knits into the shop, made by our new friend Tara-Lynn. Her unbelievably cozy cowls, scarves, and slouchy toques will be just the things to get you through the Toronto winter (you know it’s coming soon)…

Sunshine & Shadow fur trim hat

Wooooo, the holiday accessories are starting to roll in! I bet you know someone who would love this hand-knit wool hat with fur trim.


Just don’t bother getting it for Maggie Gyllenhaal – she already has one!

New from Erin Templeton

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, some handy new bags to stuff all your purchases in!

The TCB Tote:

The Good Girl in black and whiskey:

And more medium totes in black and whiskey:

New from ChainChainChained

So many necklaces we had to make a new display!  Here’s a sampling but there are lots more styles in the shop, both new and familiar…

Is it spring yet?

Are you a White Lightning fan? If you are, you probably already saw her Bodkin Spring 2010 preview post. It made me just a tiny bit giddy ’cause it reminded me of all the amazinggggg stuff we’re getting next year. Then I remembered that winter hasn’t even really started yet and I should be thinking more about their cozy Refraction dress than summery sundresses.

Check out some more of Bodkin’s Spring 2010 pieces here and get excited about next season!