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BCBG MaxAzria Spring Summer 2016

2015-09-10 at 10-08-32 (1) New York, New York

It’s already been a week since we left New York and all the chaos and magic its fashion week had to offer. Every occasion where we attend I become incredibly excited to view collections live, yet a little anxious due to the inevitable impending stress about to be imposed on my being. Alteration whatsup! This year was a little different thankfully, perhaps I’m becoming used to the process, but I’ve learned to give a little less of a fuck and stop taking the experience so seriously, and now it’s a ball!

The first show we got to attend was BCBG Max Azria in the new “main tents” at the Arc Skylight. After braving the rain and traffic, it was so lovely to be put in a sunny state of mind while viewing the collection which was somewhat reminiscent of what The Beach Boys’ wet dreams might have been like. Lana Del Rey’s High By The Beach, could not have been more perfectly picked as the collection’s theme song to accompany the tie-dyed knits and sweaters, intricate patchwork fabrics and richly textural embroideries all cut in easy silhouettes and layered in unexpected ways. As for colours; crisp whites, water-washed blues, golden yellows and shell pinks transitioned into pigment-dye indigo, henna and olive with touches of gold. Impossibly cool California beach vibes were present in every look, and being a fan of the bucket hat since my early 2s, I could not have been more pleased to see one on every model’s head.

My favourite look was a bit of a surprise even to me, as it consisted of women’s board shorts,  which I had rarely seen “work” when translated to a feminine aesthetic…but man did it ever look so very fucking cool. I’ve always been attracted to menswear inspired anything. From tuxedos to Calvin tighty whities, I just feel most confident, cool, and effortless when dressed like one the boys, therefore these board shorts will deffs be in my closet come next spring. It was so great to see a brand which began my fashion awakening in my tween years, embrace the urban “So-Cal” aesthetic and surf/skate culture I have grown to worship and has become embedded in my every look. Don’t we all just want to be California girls? 2015-09-10 at 10-09-43 2015-09-10 at 10-08-44 2015-09-10 at 10-05-49 2015-09-10 at 10-08-32 2015-09-10 at 10-10-01 2015-09-10 at 10-09-33 2015-09-10 at 10-04-20 2015-09-10 at 10-04-47 2015-09-10 at 10-07-09 2015-09-09 at 16-32-06 2015-09-10 at 09-52-43 2015-09-10 at 09-33-45 2015-09-10 at 09-34-03 2015-09-10 at 09-34-22 2015-09-10 at 09-34-40 2015-09-10 at 09-35-01 2015-09-10 at 09-35-20 2015-09-10 at 09-35-36 2015-09-10 at 09-35-54 2015-09-10 at 09-36-12 2015-09-10 at 09-36-29 2015-09-10 at 09-37-22 2015-09-10 at 09-37-41 2015-09-10 at 09-37-59 2015-09-10 at 09-38-16 2015-09-10 at 09-38-33 2015-09-10 at 09-38-52 2015-09-10 at 09-39-42 2015-09-10 at 09-40-17 2015-09-10 at 09-40-35 2015-09-10 at 09-41-11 2015-09-10 at 09-41-28 2015-09-10 at 09-42-42 2015-09-10 at 09-44-17 2015-09-10 at 09-44-53 2015-09-10 at 10-47-07 My hair truly didn’t care for the humidity

Marc Jacobs shirt, Alice + Olivia culottes, braelets from David Yurman, Cartier and Hermes, Apple Watch, Louis-Vuitton Petitie Malle, and Stella McCartney platform brogues.

Thank you to Peter Reid, my better half/photographer, for being a trooper and standing in the back to shoot some photos of the show

Forgive Me Father For I Have Split My Pants

2015-07-16 at 16-15-27 Montreal, Canada

I know, I’m late, I’m sorry. From Ireland, to LA, to a half marathon in Disneyland, and now having finally arrived to New York for Fashion Week, we’ve been a tad busy/fucking exhausted lately. My most sincerest apologies for the delay, but hopefully you have been keeping up with our daily shenanigans on INSTAGRAM, cus we’ve been up to a lot of cool shit. Anywhoo, as I mentioned I just woke up in New York, super jet lagged, and with a fun little plane cold, so if this post feels a little confused  blame the NyQuil. We will be covering a couple shows this week, and I cannot wait to share it all with you guys! This post however is long overdue. Earlier this Summer we had the chance to attend Montreal based brand, Kilani‘s 7 deadly sins collection reveal in Montreal. From crocodile embossed leather, to rich cognac tones, every clutch, purse, and weekend bag was beautifully structured, lush, and kinda to die. I even confessed to the designer that I developed a little crush on his Pride City Bag. I pined myself for more of a Gluttony gal for obvious reasons, but hey, I can work with pride. Here are a couple photos from the event and the #OOTD that came with it. Side note: I slightly ripped these pants on the way to the event and then totally split them on the way home, so this will be their last appearance on the blog. Thankfully I was wearing underpants, and left my cock ring at home, so it was only mildly embarrassing. Sorry Lenny. I will make sure to report back sooner rather then later, pinky promise, and to stay in the loop, be sure to follow our Fashion Week adventures on INSTAGRAM. It’s gonna be good. 2015-07-16 at 16-04-02 2015-07-16 at 16-12-56 2015-07-16 at 16-03-50 2015-07-16 at 16-12-40 2015-07-16 at 16-05-11 2015-07-16 at 16-06-38 2015-07-16 at 16-03-59 2015-07-16 at 16-11-49 2015-07-16 at 16-07-03 2015-07-16 at 16-05-43 2015-07-16 at 16-04-59 2015-07-16 at 16-08-02 2015-07-16 at 16-40-43 2015-07-16 at 17-02-13 2015-07-16 at 16-42-53 2015-07-16 at 17-02-14 2015-07-16 at 16-58-15 2015-07-16 at 16-42-03 2015-07-16 at 16-58-22 2015-07-16 at 16-14-10 Went too hard on that JLo glow

Dior Technologic sunglasses,  Givenchy necklace, T by Alexander Wang tank, Zara cargo vest and pants, bracelets byt David Yurman, Cartier, Dodo and Hermes, Apple Watch, Chanel purse, and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Jon Snow does Osheaga

2015-08-02 at 11-30-13 Montreal, Canada

So we just got back from our very adventurous trip to Ireland, the jet lag is still in full effect, the husband surprised me with a birthday party with all our buddies when we got back, currently on day 2 of that hangover, and now I must face the world, start packing for LA and play the travel game all over again. I’m also a whole year older and therefore weaker, easier to exhaust, and plain old closer to death. Due to this, you will have to forgive me, but that lil’ run-on sentence probably won’t be the worse part of this post. It’s gonna be directionless, nonsensical, and full of unrelated tangents. This little #OOTD took place on the last day of Osheaga and marked the end of festival season. That’s right kids…Winter is coming. Well technically Fall is is coming, but I’m never gonna miss a chance to stick that reference in there. When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die, ya’ know. Sorry, I’m still on a Game of Thrones high after visiting Winterfell in Belfast (check out our INSTAGRAM, to see all the fun). The Lannisters send their regards btw…Just kidding! If you guys don’t know the fuck I’m talking about well, you are just a bunch of Jon Snows and know nothing. Nonetheless I lav you all and thank you for putting up with my Game of Thrones geek out rant. I bid you adieu! 2015-08-02 at 11-22-57 2015-08-02 at 11-23-05 2015-08-02 at 11-26-08 2015-08-02 at 11-28-36 2015-08-02 at 11-22-52 2015-08-02 at 11-24-53 2015-08-02 at 11-30-11 2015-08-02 at 11-23-42 2015-08-02 at 11-24-30 2015-08-02 at 11-25-37 2015-08-02 at 13-40-06 2015-08-02 at 13-49-01 2015-08-02 at 13-53-49 2015-08-02 at 14-09-40 2015-08-02 at 14-21-47 2015-08-02 at 16-49-35 2015-08-02 at 15-50-54 IMG_1246 2015-08-02 at 17-30-18 IMG_1252 2015-08-02 at 19-48-29 2015-08-02 at 21-58-03 IMG_1273 2015-08-02 at 11-31-31 My sexy little Night’s Watch ensemble

Vans Minnie Mouse cap, Ray Ban Clubmasters, Nasty Gal necklace, For Love and Lemons dress, David Yurman, Links of London and Tous bracelets, Apple watch, Chanel bag, and Aldo boots.


Festival Queen

2015-07-31 at 12-22-36 Montreal, Canada

Hello friends. Yes, friends that is what all you little chickens are to me. This past weekend was Osheaga and not only did I have a great time dressing for the festival (I mean I wore a crown), and listening to some exceptional music, but I had an even better time meeting some of you! Your enthusiasm was so touching and appreciated I was afraid I didn’t convey how grateful I truly am. So here I am, writing a little note to say a big thank you to all who are reading these words.

I have been having a hard time recently, choosing what steps to take with this little labour or love. It has been a year and a half since we re-launched the blog on this new site and, as fun as I have had with it, it has become a daily challenge and a lesson in humility, accepting to take some giant leaps forward that are followed by rejection and more then a few steps back. I am not a fan of giving up, but on some days throwing in the towel and letting CC go has crossed my mind. It has been tough to persevere, when all the time, effort, and love we put into this, doesn’t always result in the growth we’d hope to see. My optimistic ambition was always to turn this little engine that could into somewhat of a career, but the journey is never as simple as one imagines it. Hard work doesn’t always pay off, and sometimes admitting defeat is the best call one can make…Not for me.

To all who ever glanced at the site and thought it not worthy, to all who lost interest, and to those who personally rejected what we are trying to accomplish…I say fuck ’em! I do not wake up in the morning and write CC for them, I do that for you guys. All who have followed our adventures, and enjoyed the ride, all who have let one of my dumb jokes make you smile on a shitty day, all of you who took the time to come up to me and give a stranger a hug because it feels like you know me. Truth is you guys do know me, probably better then most, and I feel like I know you too if that makes any sense…But I want to know more, who you are, your story, what you love, what it was that drove you mad enough to spend time reading my rants, and what it is that you would like to see from our little blog. We are a work in progress, on a journey as I had mentioned, and now it’s time for you to tell us in what direction we should be heading. Just click that little Contact tab and write what your little heart desires, I want to hear it all! God knows you’ve read enough of what my crazy ass has to say…After all of that, imma leave you with a little cheesy wisdom.

Follow your dreams, be empowered, never take no for an answer, and most of all don’t let those who reject you define your worth, because if you do, how will those fuckers find out they were wrong…

I adore you all! 2015-07-31 at 12-15-52 2015-07-31 at 12-19-05 2015-07-31 at 12-15-00 2015-07-31 at 12-16-11 2015-07-31 at 12-17-09 2015-07-31 at 12-20-36 2015-07-31 at 12-20-24 2015-07-31 at 12-16-41 2015-07-31 at 12-15-14 2015-07-31 at 12-16-29 2015-07-31 at 12-18-33 11811470_10153460923535450_3917145591612466477_n IMG_1100 IMG_1161 IMG_1086 IMG_1125 IMG_1094 IMG_7344.JPG IMG_1096 IMG_1137 IMG_7354.JPG IMG_1154 IMG_7367.JPG IMG_1154 IMG_7368.JPG IMG_7371 IMG_7417.JPG IMG_1169 IMG_7416.JPG IMG_7428.JPG 2015-07-31 at 12-20-38 xoxo

Wildfox x FAUXTALE basic tiara, vintage Gianfranco Ferré sunglasses, Nasty Gal necklace, For Love and Lemons dress and undies, Apple watch, David Yurman and Links of London bracelets, Chanel bag, and Aldo boots.