Monday, June 6, 2011


Daphne Guinness: Undressed on

Daphne being Daphne: artsy, exhibitionist, "shy."  She's pretty fucking cool.

In other news, Blogger sucks and is seriously hampering my usual blogging practices what with not being able to upload photos and all.  It's becoming problematic in a real way and I'm missing what had become a regular blogging routine.  I'm considering switching to Tumblr, although in my mind that's a day long project and a free day is difficult to find these days.  Anyway, staaaaay tuned.

Video from Nowness

Monday, May 30, 2011


For the past month I've been interning in the fashion department at FLARE Magazine in Toronto.  It's been aMAzing so far.  Check out this post I wrote for all about the sunglasses of the season.  Yeeeee.

For some reason Blogspot is not allowing me to upload any photos right now or for the past week - veryyyy frustrating.  As soon as it's working again, we'll be back to regular posting.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

the waves

I just spent a lovely May long weekend up at my cottage - lot's of sun, beers on the dock, boat rides, friends, and the promise of an amazing summer ahead.  The above is from T Magazine featuring my  fave Canadian model, Daria, who, as it turns out, is a sailor, not unlike moi.  Imagine that.  Hey Daria, how do you feel about joining me for Tuesday night races at Toronto Harbourfront?  It's no St. Barts, but it's pretty damn fun.

Photos from T Magazine

Monday, May 16, 2011


Though certainly not my favourite city in Canada, my best friend hails from this place so I love it despite is suburban sprawl and perpetual earth tones; also, this is the title of Bon Iver's brand new song off their newest album.  Not so behind on music after all...thanks Vulture.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I know I'm behind on the times, but my God, I love this song.

she's golden

Lorna Simpson: Momentum

Above is Lorna Simpson's Momentum, exclusively on NOWNESS.  The film is conceptual and surreal and yet the frenetic tension between stillness, waiting, wild and repetitive movement, followed by heaving exhaustion and stillness again recalls for me my own lengthy flirtation with pointe shoes and leotards.  It's reminded me that an art form I've long loved for its serenity and grace is rarely so.  (Also that ballet so often requires the oddest costumes, although I never had to go so far as body paint.)

Video from NOWNESS

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

drink milk, love life

Every fashion publication has covered the white trend at this point, but I still can't get enough.  It doesn't hurt that these photos are so graphic and bold that it makes wearing all white look exciting and audacious.  Nathalia Oliveira is here shot by Alvaro Beamud Cortes for QVEST.

Photos from Fashion Gone Rogue

Sunday, May 8, 2011


ksubi kolors from ksubi on Vimeo.

Ksubi's Kolors video: somehow political, post-apocalyptic, and otherworldly all at the same time.  Also: coloured jeans.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

que veux tu

I'm going to see Yelle tonight with a couple girlfriends at the Opera House in Toronto.  I really don't understand what she's singing, but love this music anyway.  Also, I could watch this music video forever.

Monday, May 2, 2011

on to the next one

First day of my next life - for the first time my primary occupation isn't 'student.'  The next step for us fashion/media obsessed is interning, and that's exactly where I've landed.  Pending graduation be damned for the moment, however, because I've been featured on College Fashionista (if you care to see what I wear to the library, check it out).  Let this be my symbolic 'adieu' to McGill; bring on the next adventure!

Photo from Jak & Jil

Friday, April 29, 2011


Bambi Northwood-Blyth for Oyster.  This spring: graphic prints, saturated colours, and a deep tan for the win!

Photos from oyster magazine tumblr

swap your stuff

Tradyo is a brand new mobile app that acts as a virtual swap party; pretty ideal for people like me (and I'm guessing you) who by consequence of always wanting more (clothing, art, books, music, films) are in constant need of getting rid of the old.  Instead of throwing the old away, however, Tradyo allows you to trade it for something new.  Out go all the summer dresses I've tired of wearing, in comes a fab new pair of shoes - for free! - get what I'm saying?  The app is launching in a few weeks, but for the time being you can submit your email on their (pretty cool) landing page and get exclusive ins when the app becomes available for smart phones (there's lots of info on their Facebook page as well).  Full disclosure: one of the founders of Tradyo is my bf (shameless promotion, I know), but the app nevertheless promises to be a much needed companion to my otherwise rampant consumerism.  So, check it out already!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

sprung backwards

I'm leaving Montreal in two days after four amazing years, and packing up my apartment today I'm feeling quite nostalgic - emotions will be running high for the next few days.  The next step has me moving back to Toronto and taking on some decidedly non-academic projects, which is all very exciting, but this whole leaving thing is a bit rattling (I never do well with changes).  In other news, Hanneli is looking ethereal and spring-like above, and reminding me that I must find a white dress for the warm months that are (hopefully) upon us.  (Also: the title of this post was inspired by a song by Scott Biggar, who is a great friend of mine, and makes really cool music with his band Poplar Pines.  Check out his MySpace here.)

Photos from Hanneli Mustaparta

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The most beautiful photographs, shot by Josie Miner, have just been posted on Proenza Schouler's Facebook page (yes, I follow fashion designers on Facebook) from their Spring 2011 show.  And there are even more on their website.  See? the business of fashion can yield art.

Photos from Facebook (Proenza Schouler)

land + water

This combination - the camel coat paired with bright blue - feels very classic, but more refreshing and a little younger than navy or black.  This particular street-styler also has me hankering for some vintage scarves, and (even after more than a year of growing it back) a strong desire to chop off my hair again.  Chic bob or long, straight hair - what say you?

Photo from all the pretty birds

Monday, April 25, 2011

paris, la nuit

My style tends towards the masculine and boyish - I'm more likely to be found in a shirt than a ruffly blouse, and I'm currently wearing a pair of pants last seen on a Floridian male retiree (they're sexy, I swear).  When I'm mature enough to handle the price tag and the care of a proper suit, you will find me trying to imitate the impossible chic of Anja Rubik in this Vogue Paris shoot.  (In the other half of this editorial Rubik is wearing some very glamourous gowns, if you're interested.)

Photos from Fashion Gone Rogue

Monday, April 18, 2011

sun staples

Coachella is a hotbed for music (obviously), but coming in at a close number 2 (maybe number 1 for me) is fashion (obviously).  Summer staples as illustrated by sartorially gifted festival goers: white dresses, belted midi skirts, short-shorts (especially of the high-waisted denim variety), white blouses, and ankle boots with shorts.  My style plan for the summer in three photos - thanks for the inspiration Coachella!!

Photos from Refinery29

Friday, April 15, 2011


Grace Coddington's fashion besties gathered at Indochine in NYC for her 70th birthday.  I suppose if you're as prolific and influential and respected as Coddington is, you're bound to be surrounded by luminaries.  Above are shots of Jack and Lazaro of Proenza Schouler, Karen Elson and Hamish Bowles (forget Beyonce, I'd rather have these two singing me Happy Birthday), Anna Wintour, Pat McGrath, Naomi, Shalom, Liya, Carolyn, and many others.  Click for the full album.  There's nothing like a little birthday love, Vogue-style.

Photos from

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

she's a lady

The above is a pretty fantastic editorial from April's Vogue Italia as shot by Steven Meisel.  For me, this shoot encapsulates everything that lady-like dressing today should be, which, when it comes down to it isn't really all that "lady-like" at all.  Bring on the big hair, bright lips, lush colours, and body flattering (but not body con) proportions.

Photos from Fashion Gone Rogue