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March 25, 2012

cake cake cake cake

My 22nd birthday spent with amazing friends and the ones that know how to party best ;) unfortunately I didn't get to take pictures with about half my friends :( either way I hope everyone had a fabulous night. I know my best girl/guy friends definitely did because of all the stories I heard the next day about each and every one of them lol. If I go down, my besties gotta all go down with me!! puhahaha
Ps. thank you Anton and Jd for being my papparazi aka great photographers!

 my macaron tower - thanks girls
 first picture of the night! while we all can still stand
 thanks for the multiple shots and the balloons - had loads of "laughs" ;) LOL
 Derrick: why so serious? LOL. everyone throw your hands in the ayeeerrrrr
the two best. too much love. 15+ years and counting. it doesn't get better than this :')

March 20, 2012

weekend getaways

Bonjour Montreal you gorgeous city! Explored the outdoors, the shops, the clubs, the hipster scene, their infamous smoked meat from Schwartz, and everything in between. With one of my best guy friends, had a great weekend. Restful, yet productive, yet never skimping on the amount of fun we have!
our paddd for the weekend

Beautiful view from Mt. Royal Park. Biggest struggle of life to get up there. Don't be fooled - took a lot of effort to smile in this picture LOL

 Walking along a street full of shops. Basically the "Queen Street W" of Montreal
 Walking along Old Montreal, saw this pretty window display of an art gallery. Not going to make any art-related claims here because I'm definitely no artist LOL
club labooooommmm. Found $5 on the floor that night hehe
if drunk had a face ..

until next time Montreal!

March 18, 2012

VAWK F/W '12

Last Wednesday, Bonita and I attended the VAWK / VAWKKIN F'W 12 show at Toronto Fashion Week (or more formally and newly called, World MasterCard Fashion Week) ^____^ I wanted to watch Pink Tartan and Adrian Wu this year too but I unfortunately had work, boo.
Anyways, here are some pics of the show, the clothes and the freebies we picked up hehe

 Kreesha Turner is so gorgeous in real life o my 
 finale of VAWKKIN

finale of VAWK
complimentary maybelline mascara, random mix cd and magazines weee =)

March 15, 2012

Adrienne Landau RTW Fall '12

Recently discovered designer, Adrienne Landau, whose clothes/designs I'm really loving. Almost every piece (or every piece?) is embedded with either fur trim or simply entirely fur. Her RTW Fall 2012 collection (@NYFW) looks amazingly warm!! Although there are two or three pieces that stand out in contrasting colour, I wish there was a wider variety of colours experiemented with. Looking at the collection as a whole, you can tell the leading contenders are blacks, browns/neutrals and whites (still gorgeous though). The only downfall is her collection is not so easily accessible in Canada - it doesn't help that I've been searching for a black fur vest since last winter and I've seen a few in her collection yet they're nowhere to be found in Canadian stores :(

Anyways, here's a compilation of some of my favourite looks from her collection this year -

March 13, 2012

normal gets you nowhere.

Over the weekend I finished Kelly Cutrone's second book, "Normal Gets You Nowhere". I haven't read her first one yet but plan on reading it once I'm done with this week's overwhelming number of essays and presentations calling my name. I've heard her first book is better though, so hopefully it lives up to the positive reviews once I get my hands on it! Its successor, Normal Gets You Nowhere, surprisingly does not really touch base on as much insider fashion PR industry facts and stories as I thought it would. In fact, most of it is on her personal life including her father, her daughter, her religious beliefs and sex (even sometimes all at once in the same paragraph which is a bite of irony). It almost seems Cutrone was ambivalent about the synopsis of her novel to be honest. 

Nonetheless, this is one of my favourite quotes from her book that got me thinking:
"When you really start to look at our modern holidays, you'll see they have almost nothing to do with history, religion or tradition and everything to do with capitalism - which wants to keep us acting "normal", or distracted from what's real and numbly consuming as much stuff as possible...[t]hese holidays have become huge booms to retail; stores stay open to capitalize on the fact that the government has given us all a mandatory day off when we're free to shop!
Let's be honest. Presidents' Day? Is there one American who actually spends this day celebrating our presidents? Why should I be forced to take a day off on Columbus Day instead of on my own guru's birthday? I'd probably also take a yearly holiday to Amsterdam with a few girlfriends to celebrate our friendship and our love for each other. Doesn't this all make much more sense? What matters to you and what you would celebrate?" 

So true and makes you re-think your values, the holidays you celebrate and the money you spend. This may seem paradoxical for Cutrone to be arguing since her career is based OFF of people spending $ on clothes, fashion shows and so forth but regardless of who states it, this excerpt speaks of nothing but the sad reality of materialism and its lingering presence in 21st century American youth culture. I think we all kind of know this already but don't do anything about it. Just an interesting piece of *food for thought*

Another one of my favourite parts, that i think girls tend to forget, is this:
"We shouldn't call someone our partner or even our boyfriend if they're really just our lover. Sometimes in life, you'll have a lover who is not meant to be a partner. And sometimes it's okay to just enjoy having a lover for a few years. We need to figure out the reasons we want a relationship first" 

The next 2 books I'm tackling are: her first book "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside" and Jen Lancaster's fiction novel "Bitter is the New Black". Will be back w/ more updates on those after I'm done 8)

Happy Readings x

March 12, 2012

SSSK & FAY Fashion Show 2012

Like any other fashion show, chaos is the only appropriate word to describe backstage of the Sick Kids Foundation x Fashion Association @ York Fashion Show, March 6 2012. Congrats to the rest of the exec team for all your hard work - we did it!! 
Unfortunately I had to watch the show from backstage so my own pictures were not taken at the most flattering angles, THEREFORE this will provide better footage :) Enjoy x
ps. WMC Fashion Week is kicking off tonight with Holt Renfrew's Show @ 8pm - available via livestream through YouTube ;)

 backstage chaos
 with our model Bolun looking fierce meeowww*
half naked models all over the place nbd