Who: Lydia K, clothing designer, artist, actor, model
WHERE: Alexandra Park
WHEN: Thursday afternoon
Clothing: "My felt hat was my grandmother's - she wore it in 30s. The Mexican skull earrings were a gift from my boyfriend, Seth. This scarf was my mother's. I think she made it in the 80s. My necklace and bone bracelet are from Courage My Love (14 Kensington, 416-979-1992), and I picked up my pre-Columbian stone beads in Mexico two years ago. My cotton and linen jacket is a piece from my spring 2005 collection - I'll have some at the sale coming up for around $80. My friend Nika gave me this cotton camisole as a gift. My custom cotton corset with suspenders is from Lovesick Corrective Apparel (www.lovesickcorrectiveapparel.com). My mother bought this black suede purse in NYC in 1968. My black cotton skirt is from my fall 2005 collection, available at Georgie Bolesworth ($275, 891 Dundas West, 416-703-7625). The Victorian petticoat is from Cabaret ($18, 672 Queen West, 416-504-7126). I made the bloomers in 2001 with fabric scraps and lace. The socks are from Clic Clak (427 Queen West, 416-598-2862). My 1940s oxfords were a gift from my friend Andrea. The tattoos on my forearms were done by Eric Thrice at a tattoo convention last year, and Bill Baker."
Hair: "I cut and style my own hair."
Style: "Rag doll pin-up."
INTO: "Sook-Yin Lee's short film, Unlocked, in which I appear, at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 10, 9 am, at the ROM, and September 15, 8:30 pm, at the Varsity); my September 10 sale with my friend Erin from Las Valentias, featuring garments from our past collections as well as one-of-a-kind pieces previously unavailable off the rack. (See Sweet Deals)."