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Turkey Day

2015-11-14 at 13-49-08 Toronto, Canada

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American readers today! Also stop reading this, get off you computers, and go watch football with your families and eat tons of that stale bread stuffed up your turkey’s bums. Stuffing sounds dirty for a reason kids. Speaking of delicious foods, yesterday was day 10, and the end of my Master Cleanse, and I somehow did it! The girl who couldn’t go a day without ingesting something deep fried went 10 full days only drinking lemonade. Goes to show, you are all capable of more then you think, so don’t sell yourself short, dream big and be unrealistic, because you might be more badass then anticipated. Enough with the motivational speaking, I was just writing up a little post to wish you all a wonderful, food filled day with your loved ones. My Canadian family and I will also be celebrating, as we are currently in Miami and forgot to do so last month on our country’s own Turkey day.  For some reason I feel like I should keep that information a secret not to be excommunicated from Canadialand for treason, or be branded as an American imposter. This is you brain post Tom Cruise movies kids. Anywhoo this little festive looking #OOTD was shot when we were visiting our besties in Toronto last week, where the weather was lovely and Fall-ish. Have a wonderful, family fun filled Thanksgiving, and make sure to wear some lycra! 2015-11-14 at 13-47-35 2015-11-14 at 13-48-27 2015-11-14 at 13-50-28 2015-11-14 at 13-49-22 2015-11-14 at 13-48-39 2015-11-14 at 13-48-11 2015-11-14 at 13-49-48 2015-11-14 at 13-48-10 2015-11-14 at 13-50-15 2015-11-14 at 13-49-03 Suede would be a bad idea…doesn’t expand fast enough

Tom Ford sunglasses, Zara shirt and dress, Wolford tights, Louis-Vuitton bad with Anya Hindmarch stickers,  Apple watch, carter bracelets, and Balenciaga boots.

My Date With Jonathan

2015-10-22 at 13-26-59 Montreal, Canada

Last week I had the immense pleasure of meeting my favourite CFDA/Vogue nominee Jonathan Simkhai days before the verdict dropped and the winners of the fund were announced.  Today, I am so very glad to post about our time together, because as predicted, he very deservingly took home a win last night at the awards. As one does when meeting someone who’s work you respect and admire, I was a tad anxious heading into Holt Renfrew for my fitting with the infamous creator of the “Inseparable Separates”. His work had been so prominent in celebrity culture and well received by the fashion community that I couldn’t help but fear that his current relevance and recent acclaims might make him too cool to handle. Thankfully I couldn’t have been more wrong. Jonathan is the kind of calming, warmhearted presence you need on every bad day. His smile is infectious and even his shy boy persona cannot conceal his kind spirit . His character alone would be deserving of all of his recent praise…but then I met the clothes.

As Jonathan picked Fall looks for me, I couldn’t help but be hypnotized by pieces I had recently seen in Vogue from his recent Spring collection. The romantic technical lace, and embroidered macramé, in figure-skimming silhouettes had me dreaming of being in Lake Como, where the designer had researched fabrics for his collection. Having seen them presented on the runway with low top sneakers, made me feel that perhaps Jonathan and I were kindred spirits. As I cuddled up in his floor length soft lambswool cardigan, our conversations went from the recent tasks the fund had him execute, to his everyday muses, to our common styling goal of never letting an outfit take itself too seriously. After trying on almost everything the store was carrying, we settled on 2 inseparable separates parings, one of the Spring looks pictured in Vogue’s CFDA spread, and since I refused to remove the impossibly soft cardigan off my body, we figured I’d have to take that home too. I am so thrilled to have had a chance to spend time with, let alone be styled by this incredibly talented designer and his wonderful team. I was right when predicting his win, so I’m not going out on much of a limb here by saying that  Jonathan Simkhai will join the ranks of the great CFDA winners of the past, and be the household name he deserves to become. 2015-10-22 at 12-17-32 2015-10-22 at 12-19-53 2015-10-22 at 12-19-13 2015-10-22 at 12-16-53 2015-10-22 at 12-18-31 2015-10-22 at 12-19-27 2015-10-22 at 12-20-49 2015-10-22 at 12-45-06 2015-10-22 at 13-07-40 2015-10-22 at 13-08-25 2015-10-22 at 13-08-35 2015-10-22 at 13-09-29 2015-10-22 at 13-26-50 2015-10-22 at 13-19-28 2015-10-22 at 13-41-49 JonaFAN…see what I did there

Dior “Abstract” sunglasses, Nasty Gal Kozmic Ribbed knit maxi dress, Louis-Vuitton bag embellished with  Anya Hindmarsh stickers, and Stella McCartney platform oxfords.

Jonathan’s Fall collection and pre-order for his Spring collection are available here 

 

Adele Like Really Gets Me

2015-09-11 at 11-39-59 New York, New York

Finally the last #OOTD from New York Fashion Week! Did I mention I was sorry for how delayed some of these posts have been? You see I do this miserable thing called higher education, and well…it’s just not as flexible as a girl would like. This week has been manic to say the least, but somehow two midterms, a group project, and an assignment later I’m still somewhat cognitively able. I don’t think my concentration face had ever had as much screen time as it did this week, but now I am somewhat free from formal thinking activities so I’m glad to be retiring it for a while. It’s not real cute anyway. It’s always darkest before the dawn seems to be more accurate then most poetic metaphors, as I have so much to look forward to now that my stressful week has passed. Cool meetings, fun events, re-watching the Star Wars saga to prepare for “The Force Awakens” oh and did I mention were heading to Disney World for Halloween next week? Ya…my post darkness dawn is looking pretty fucking beautiful, am I right? Well, it is for my geeky self anyways.

Also I’m going to somewhat of a high school reunion tonight, so my feeling incredibly old kicked in pretty hard this morning. Adele really gets where I’m at in my life right now. It’s like the woman waited for me to have a mini crisis to release her song, and give me this epiphany. Here at 24, somewhere between an old adolescent and a full-fledged grown up, I miss everything about my younger years, but simply because they will never happen again. If you have no idea what I’m talking, about you should read this. Fucking Adele right? So here it is my little chickens, the last one from NYFW! Hope the rest of your weekend consists of Netflix and chill and…what else do you kids do for fun these days? 2015-09-11 at 11-33-03 2015-09-11 at 11-34-53 2015-09-11 at 11-32-47 2015-09-11 at 11-33-47 2015-09-11 at 11-36-37 2015-09-11 at 11-36-00 2015-09-11 at 11-33-50 2015-09-11 at 11-36-55 2015-09-11 at 11-34-35 2015-09-11 at 11-33-05 2015-09-11 at 11-38-25 2015-09-11 at 11-39-37 HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Gucci sunnies, my Papa’s paisley handkerchief, Kenzo tee, H&M skirt, Cartier and Hermes bracelets, Apple Watch, Louis-Vuitton “Petite Malle” and Chanel cutout oxfords.

Alexa Chunged

2015-09-09 at 18-35-42 New York, New York

Happy Tuesday y’all! We just got back from a little getaway in Miami (follow our daily adventure here) and I’m all kinds of sunkissed and relaxed. All of these good vibes of course are just in time for midterms! Life’s funny sometimes isn’t it.  I have so many #OOTDs stocked up from our travels this summer that you might be seeing some New York and Ireland posts for a good little while after they actually took place. My OCD is not pleased with this nonlinear narrative, but hopefully you guys do not suffer from the same neurosis, and will enjoy our adventures no matter the order in which they are presented. Wow I’m boring and technical today. These particular photos were taken on our way to dinner during our trip to NY for fashion week. I’m a big fan of Alexa Chung’s collaboration with AG Jeans, so much so that not only did I turn her name into an action verb, but I also stocked up on the collab while we were at Fred Segal in LA (which you will also be seeing a post from soon). Mama likes herself some 70s denim and corduroy vibes for fall. Here’s to all the autumns #OOTDs ahead of us, and to making this zen last as long as possible. Have a fantastic week my little chickens! 2015-09-09 at 18-32-47 2015-09-09 at 18-33-51 2015-09-09 at 18-34-06 2015-09-09 at 18-37-49 2015-09-09 at 18-36-13 2015-09-09 at 18-33-22 2015-09-09 at 18-37-21 2015-09-09 at 18-32-04 2015-09-09 at 18-39-15 2015-09-09 at 18-35-31 Channeling my inner Felicity Shagwell

AG by Alexa Chung denim jumpsuit, Louis-Vuitton “Petite Malle”, Cartier bracelets, and Balenciaga boots.