Browsing Category

Style & Gift Guides

Style & Gift Guides

Boutique Geekatorium: Profile & Style Guide

As of September of 2014, Montreal geeks finally have a store catering exclusively to their geeky style needs. Boutique Geekatorium is the brainchild of Cecilia Katan, a veteran geek crafter who decided to take the plunge and open a retail store specifically targeting geeky females (although they do carry lots of men’s and unisex items). Located in the heart of the Plateau on trendy rue St-Denis, Katan said she specifically opted for a lady-friendly look for the interior of the…

Continue Reading

Style & Gift Guides

Nerdy Brooch Round Up

I don’t know if it’s just that I’m getting up there in years, but lately I’ve developed a thing for brooches. You know, those big gaudy things your grandma wears? The most ostentatious of costume jewelry? Big clunky pins that catch on your hair and weigh down your sweaters? Yeah, those. I think this has largely with my recent propensity for wearing blazers, since brooches and pins allow me to dress them up and add quirky personality to what can…

Continue Reading

Style & Gift Guides

Everyday Cosplay: Menswear Edition

Everyday cosplay posts are popular all over the blogosphere, but they tend to be focused on looks for women, since I guess that’s who’s creating them. The poor guys always get left out. So, when menswear site Paul Fredrick contacted me about putting together some everyday cosplay looks in anticipation of NYCC, I jumped at the chance. I opted to focus on video game inspired looks, using this Esquire article as a guide. Full Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.…

Continue Reading

Style & Gift Guides

If My Blog Was An Outfit

I first saw this post idea on Gwen’s wonderful A Geek and Her Oven, although apparently it was originally a link up hosted by Hairspray & Highheels and A Dose of Paige. I know I didn’t get this done in time to actually participate in the link up, but since The Nerdy Girlie, Girl Gone Geek, Nerdjoy!, The Princess And the Geek, Geekphoria, and Mama Needs Mana had jumped on the bandwagon I figured I would too! If My Blog…

Continue Reading

Style & Gift Guides

My Birthday Wishlist!

So…. I’m about to have another birthday. And while I’d say in general I’m comfortable with aging, this year’s hit me a little harder than other recent birthdays. I found 30 to be a pretty good year, and I’ve relished telling people I’m in my thirties, mostly to see the absolute shock on their faces as my Asianess and my littleness make me look far younger. But for some reason, 35 has been tougher to reconcile. Maybe it’s my rapidly…

Continue Reading