Copycats

 

Once upon a time, circa 2011, someone wore a pair of denim cutoff shorts and a flower crown to a music festival.

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Being original in an age of copycat fashion is a challenge that many are not ready to face. Putting together a look-du-jour can be daunting to those who’ve yet to discover their sense of personal style, which may explain why many opt for ready-made outfits (read: whatever the mannequins in the F21 window are wearing). This takes us back to that darned music festival in or around 2011. That one girl looked so cool that suddenly everyone thought they could throw on the shorts the cropped top and the crown and be just as cool. False. You might look the part, but you’re the sartorial equivalent of cheez whiz on a hamburger.

So I dare you to check out your local thrift shop for unique threads that are sure to put you in a celebratory mood after all the coins you spent on your festival passes! The trick is to mix and match trendy pieces with unexpected ones. Take inspiration (but do not copy) the photos above: Alexa Chung pairs her Hunter boots with a sparkly minidress, Leandra Medine pairs trendy white sneakers with a colorful draped dress.

Shout out to Joni and Leonard, looking fly always!

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GunStreet’s First Ever Pop-Up Shop!

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Photo credit: Caroline Perron

On the weekend of May 14-15, GunStreet hosted a first ever Pop-Up event at Brock-Art Boutique in Montreal. The boutique, which specializes in up-cycled decor and vintage curiosities all the while showcasing local artisans, was gracious enough to let us set up shop for the weekend. It was a hoot!

It’s hard to believe that my little hobby shop is growing into such an exciting project!  It’s hard to believe that so many bloggers, artists, and local fashionistas are taking an interest in my enterprise which, until now, was a solo project conducted anonymously through the internet!

It’s amazing how many doors open up when you step outside of your comfort zone!

All photos by Caroline Perron

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Return to Space

He fell onto our planet in 1947 to redefine music, fashion and art, and to test the limits of the limelight, which he would discover to be infinite.

The Man Who Sold the World
70s checkered elephant pants

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Ziggy Stardust
Fushia ultra-wide elephant pants

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Aladdin Sane
Green and white colorblock blazer

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The Thin White Duke
A tapestry vest in pastel colors

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May we forever be inspired by Bowie’s candid trajectory through this mad world of ours.

You are a gem

It’s true what they say,
you are a gem.
You sparkle, you vibrate. You are the earth.

You are precious and raw;
you are a luminous energy.
So shine on, you crazy diamond!

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Order anything from GunStreet during the month of December and score a free pair of raw gemstone earrings! Stones are Clear quartz, Dioptase, Blue Apatite, or Amethyst!

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For your face – A rose and elderflower toner

A little lesson in alchemy to share with you today!

This beach rose and elderflower face tonic is a refreshing way to pamper yourself just before bedtime. Sweet dreams guaranteed.

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Hydrosol infused with dried roses and elderflowers tightens and moisturizes your skin, while Witch Hazel deeply cleans and shrinks your pores. Using only 4 ingredients, this formula can be customized for different skin types by adjusting the Witch Hazel to hydrosol ratio.

 Rose Water is extremely beneficial to your pretty face! It helps to balance your skin’s PH, has antibacterial properties, and is said to even out skin tone (redness).
Elderflower also plays its part in this formula, evening out your complexion and giving you a healthy glow.
Finally, the Witch Hazel acts as the astringent in this recipe. It deeply cleanses your pores of any oils, which helps to minimize them for a clear complexion. The Witch Hazel also acts as a preservative, giving this all-natural toner a shelf life of about 3 weeks.

What you’ll need :
 1/2 cup dried rose petals (or 1 cup fresh, pesticide free rose petals)
 1/2 cup dried elderflower (or 1 cup fresh)
 2 cups distilled water
 1 cup Witch Hazel

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What to do :
 1 – Make your hydrosol – Place flowers (dried or fresh) in a saucepan over low heat. Cover with distilled water (water should generously cover flowers). Let the infusion brew for 3 to 6 hours over lowest heat. Allow to cool afterwards.

2 – Place a cheesecloth or a sieve over a jar (ie : mason jar), and pour the water/flower mixture through. Be sure to firmly squeeze any remaining oils out of the flowers before discarding them.

3 – Mix your toner :
Neutral skin types can mix 50/50 (1 part Hydrosol to 1 part Witch Hazel)
For oily or blemish-prone skin, increase astringent ratio (3 parts Witch Hazel to 1 part Hydrosol)
For dry skin, increase Hydrosol ratio (3 parts Hydrosol to 1 part Witch Hazel)

I like to keep my hydrosol in a jar in the fridge, and mix small batches of toner that can be adjusted according to my skins needs. Shake before using.

September for Syria – Psssttt….

Our September for Syria campaign is almost over! For these last few days, use coupon code ” S3PTEMB3R ” and save 15% on your order! Shop HERE, and remember, half of each and every sale will be donated to CARE Canada.

There is no better time than NOW to buy some unique vintage treasures! We’ve got plenty of genuine 70s garments, Autumn colors, neat footwear and accessories, as well as some mid-centiry style garments!
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