TGIF my little chickens! Another week has come and gone, and so much has happened, I can barely wrap my mind around it all. We had a wonderful weekend after posting our new EATS section, followed by a very scary and dramatic week, which thankfully is now technically coming to an end. Family is everything to Peter and myself, so when our loved ones face a crisis we tend to take over. Helplessness is not a pleasant feeling, therefore doing everything in our power to better the situation has been our priority these past days. I know everything I’m saying is annoyingly vague, but no matter how personal I get writing this blog, I’m simply not the type of lady to posts the tough stuff as my Facebook status, and this is no different. For now, we are concentrating on creating solutions, and trying to prepare all we can before our departure from Miami. There is nothing like seeing a stubborn person, finally seeing the benefits of changing a negative behaviour. Now all I can hope for is that this new change lasts, even when we’re not there to guide and oversee it.
We decided to go away this weekend as a kind of trial run, and head up to this new place I’ve heard of called Walt Disney World. We’ve been pretty down lately and apparently this location is assured to create happiness, so it should be just what the doctor ordered. My crisis philosophy of “keep calm and head to Disney”, will be in full swing on Insta all weekend, and though I’m horribly worried to leave the big kids I call my parents alone, I know it’ll need to happen sooner or later and am confident they can handle it without us. I apologize for a serious and obnoxiously nonspecific post, but promise my sailor mouth and dry wit will be back next week. Until then I have a trouser-wearing mouse to go visit, and I heard he has pretty good food in his kingdom. Who knows, maybe we’ll tell you guys about it…
I can’t believe it’s not butter…I mean Missoni
Topshop shirt and pants, Cartier bracelets, Chanel watch and bag, Louis-Vuitton Skin Rings, and Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandals.
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!
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.
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.
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
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?
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.