Tuesday, July 27, 2010

how to train your dragon

Instant favourite.

black and white decadence

Anna Jagodzinska
Ph: Hedi Slimane
Vogue Nippon August 2010

Anything sheer and lace is so much more amazing in black and white.


mitch baker

Mitch Baker
Ph: Tina Chang
The National Magazine

So much love for these beautiful photos. The minimalism and pastel colors is absolutely wonderful, and Baker is a cutie. What's not to love?


Monday, July 19, 2010

oysho spring/summer 2010

Such beautiful campaign photos for the S/S 10 collection by Oysho. Perfect summer pieces!


autumn anticipation

We are well nearing the end of July and it really is kind of sad. In just a few short months, the ridiculously hot and humid weather will give away to an oranges and reds on the ground and then eventually (for all you northerner's) snow. While I do love the fall, I don't love that it's one season closer to winter. And I can't ever stand winter. I'm like a bear-- all I want to do is sleep during the cold and dreary months.

But even with my strategic avoidance of viewing the Fall/Winter 2010 collections, I'm still constantly reminded that the seasons are coming, whether it be through my Refinery29 daily e-newsletters (which I recommend you subscribe to, they're super easy to read and fun) or other blogs. I can't even walk into a store now without being bombarded by knits and boots, which isn't all that bad...until I feel my wallet start calling out to these beautiful items and then I'm basically screwed.

There's still some time before I can actually walk out fully covered without melting...so maybe enjoying these F/W looks won't be so bad. Here are just a few photos to get you in the colder season's mood. It's not too much, but have I mentioned? I hold a great dislike to cold weather.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

uptown, downtown

James Cox
Ph: Joseph Bleu

What I love more than a male model with tattoos is a male model with the ability to inhabit different styles. These photos shot are really quite simple, but yet so inspiring and beautiful. I always love looking at photos with such candid ease. And James Cox is definitely one to look out for..

thefashionisto / josephbleu

Saturday, July 17, 2010

pepe jeans fall 2010

Alexa Chung, Jon Kortajarena, Gaspard Menier

Maybe it's just me, but Alexa Chung reminds me a lot of Freja Beha sometimes. They've both got that simple shoulder-brush cut and their facial features are strong yet pretty. I miss her MTV show, it was actually really entertaining and cute.


Friday, July 16, 2010


Just watched this the other day, and I really liked it. The trailer is really misleading, so if you plan to watch this: watch with an open mind.

I'm sure it was the whole secret agent/assassin plot that won me over, along with the dramatic action scenes. And Ashton Kutcher. (Can't ever go wrong with that yummy voice and cheeky grin of his.) Heigl did a good job, too, but I feel like she's a one-trick pony with these romantic comedy films. I didn't find a problem with their chemistry throughout the movie like reviews dipped in on; their witty banters and one-liners made it that much more hilarious. But I should probably say now that I'm not an overtly critical person when it comes to movies-- I don't think I've ever fully disliked anything I've watched.

The only thing I didn't enjoy was the totally unexpected and unsatisfying ending. When you're dealing with assassins and all that jazz, it should be action-packed, never boring, and with a good conclusion. It had everything except the last; it kind of felt like after putting so much effort in everything else, they slacked off on the ending. You need to be able to feel some sort of triumph over the downfall of the bad guy (or sorrow at the rise of the bad guy, though when does that ever happen without a sequel?). But instead I just sat there, confused and very unamused. If the plot had been deeper and the conclusion less lousy, it would have been a great film because the parts before it were really brilliant.

I give this movie a rating of 3/5. I love spies and espionage too much, that it may or may not be unhealthy. Have any of you seen Killers? What are your thoughts? Regardless of the fact that I didn't like the ending, I know that in the future I will re-watch it again for the exciting, action-y bits. Like Kutcher with his shirt off, sliding underneath a jet on a yacht to plant a timer-bomb.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

mixed media

Yuri Pleskun
Ph: Marley Kate
Soko Magazine

So much love for the flower art-- it adds such a great twist to the simple photos. Definitely wanna try something like that out.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

into the wild

Kelley Ash
Ph: Harper Smith
Tokion June/July 2010

Taken by Harper Smith, who's portfolio is more than amazing and worthwhile to take a glance at.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

faze magazine's 10th anniversary x conGRADulations party

Last Wednesday (June 30th-- which was also report card pick-up day and the last day of school officially) I went with M to Faze Magazine's 10th Anniversary/conGRADulations party and it was so much fun! The venue was great, and just the right size with the cutest disco ball decorations that got a lot of attention from my camera. There was a Daisy by Marc Jacobs table full of testers and gave out the most adorable daisy lollipops that tasted like marshmallows.

There was also a Vera Wang perfume table, and little stations where you could get your make-up and nails done! So cute. They had giveaways throughout the night for full-sized perfumes and other stuff, but after a while the contests got a little unorganized and whatever. But other than that, it was a great night. Alex Lacasse, Menew and Danny Fernandes performed (how funny is it that it's an all-girls event, and the performers are only guys? ahhaha ;)

I did M's hair, but you can't see it :( It has two side french braids that all go together in a ponytail at the back!

oversized white tank - bluenotes / cardigan & leggings - american apparel / belt - urban behavior / shoes - forever 21 / bag - the sister

Those boots are from Forever 21 (it was around 30 bucks or so) and they are so amazing. Comfortable, WATER RESISTANT (treadin' through puddles like a boss) and give that chic vintage feel.

$25 gift certificate to The Sewing Studio, perfume samples, Sally Hansen Base & Top Coat, Tampax tampons, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polish in Flashy Fuchsia, mood bracelet, March jacobs Daisy bubbles, Rimmel London lipgloss and mascara

Annnnd as everyone left, we were given goodie bags! They were in the sweetest little sacks, hand-made and all of them were different. I make these kinds of bags for myself all the time (I'm a pack-rat, I need a way to disguise that from my mother) so it's going to be a great addition to my collection! I was so happy to find a Neutrogena Wave Duo inside; I've been wanting to try it out for ages but wasn't sure if I wanted to spend my money. Can't wait to go to another one of these events by Faze! It really was a good time.

Hope everyone had a lovely Canada Day and Fourth of July!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

amazon amazing

Nadine Wolfbeisser & Tania Onishchenko
Ph: Gaetan Caputo
L’Officiel Ukraine May 2010

The textures and patterns put together are so beautiful. Love the styling, especially
that studded belt! It's like the infamous Sex and the City belt x 3.


Friday, July 2, 2010

toy story 3