Sunday, February 27, 2011


So, I might be going to Iceland in October and I can't contain my excitement - so much so that I just gave up on my attempt to sleep to make this post.

It started when my friend Jeff said he heard of a music festival in October called Iceland Airwaves. Iceland Air happens to be the main sponsor and they have amazing flight/festival pass deals. So long story short, I've been Googling everything Iceland and here are some images that basically sum it up.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

flare dream team

Art Director & Stylist #1: Rachael Meckling

Art Director & Stylist #2: Myself

Photographer: Lynsie Roberts

Model: Ellie (Elmer Olsen)

Hair & Makeup: Dee Daly (Judy Inc.)

Fashion Designer: Pam Card

Look out world! Ryerson/Flare Competition shoot tomorrow.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

exotic places

Monument Valley, Utah

Rongme Ngatra Mountain, China

Unreal... Village on stilts, Tongkil, Phillipines

Himalaya Mountains, Tibet

Ash Sharqiyah Region, Oman

Rock Islands, Palau

Mount Thor, Nunavut

Saksun, Faroe Islands

I recently stumbled upon a blog called Exotic Places. I can't get enough of it. These are some of my favourite images, but there are so many more if you visit the blog.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

vivienne westwood's london

This evening, I accidentally stumbled upon a Fashion Television special on Bravo called "Vivienne Westwood's London." I didn't think much of it at first, but it turned out to be one of the most inspiring programs I've watched in a long time. I've always loved the designer, but after watching her hour long special, my love for her has gone through the roof.

Vivienne and former husband, Malcolm McLaren

I had initially expected the show to be about Vivienne and her contributions to the fashion industry - was I ever wrong. The show features the Queen of Punk herself showing viewers her favourite things to do and places to visit in London, England, with a very strong emphasis on the importance of culture.

"Spend time, look. You may not have another chance. You will be another person tomorrow."

She takes the viewers to a number of galleries, a London Symphony Orchestra rehearsal, the Hampton Court Palace (former home of King Henry VIII), marketplaces, Electric Avenue (the first electrically-lit street), Chelsea, Brixton, and the store where her career took off - World's End, to name a few.

Vivienne outside World's End

When walking through galleries, she would stop and spend time talking about and looking deeply into each painting. She even knew much of the history behind each of them and her enthusiasm towards them was so inspiring. It was truly amazing to see Vivienne talking so highly of other artists of the past when she herself is such a significant person of our time.

Vivienne's favourite painting in the world
The Death of Actaeon, Titian, 1559-1575

Throughout the tour, she would describe the feelings and the senses you would experience if you were there with her, which drew me in even more.

"Watching an orchestra live instead of listening to a recording is like doing it compared to watching porn. It's just not as good."

What I liked most overall about the program was her emphasis on culture and how we are severely lacking an interest in culture today. I completely agree with her and believe that it's rather unfortunate that Toronto is such a young city because history is so inspiring.

"In the pursuit of art, you will discover the genius of the human race and you will start to understand the world you live in and it will give you purpose in life."

Anyway, I could go on and on about how much I loved this show. For my fingers' sake and your time's sake, all I will say is you should try to catch it on television yourself. I hope you like it as much as I do!

"You get out what you put in."

ps: I realize how poorly written this is, but I'm sick and my head's in a fog. Forgive me!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Photography: Leigh Farrell
Styling: Michael Thomas
Hair: Blake Arsenault
Model: Liam (Next)
Clothing by Thomas

Monday, February 14, 2011

♥ day

There's no music quite as sexy as the XX. Happy Valentine's Day. xx

♥ ♥ ♥

You're hotter than a summer day in California.
Ya got me melting like a sundae, & I want ya.
I know you've been wait - you've been waiting a long time for me,
But if you wait a little while longer, this is how it'll be.

Oh it's gonna be, hot like fire.
I'm gonna take you, take you higher.
You can't resist,
(One day) Kiss, kiss, & kiss & kiss & kiss.

You shouldn't rush it, take our time.
I'll let you know when I'm ready (If that's alright).
I won't keep you, I won't keep you, I won't keep you holding on,
But if you wait on me, I promise you it won't be long.

Oh it's gonna be, hot like fire.
I'm gonna take you, take you higher.
You can't resist,
Kiss, kiss, & kiss & kiss & kiss.

I'm gonna make it, hot like fire,
& I'm gonna take you, take you higher.(No you won't resist)
You can't resist,
Kiss, kiss, & kiss & kiss & kiss.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

andrej pejic

This is unreal. One of the most beautiful models I've ever seen... and she's a boy!

behind the scenes

natasha poly x tom munro

So. Good.
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