vintage fur coat, aritzia dress, vintage scarf, urban outiftters socks, aldo boots
urban outfitters dress, aritzia sweater & turban, aldo scarf & clogs
as part of park, maeghan has been around to see the fashion scene in calgary evolve over the last few years. we went out to shoot some outfit photos last week and i found out, like everyone else, her long term goals are to leave the city for better opportunities in the industry. that has got me asking, yet again, as many of us here wonder, how can we make these people stay. i am one of those people (on both sides of the coin as of recently), i spoke to many people about this and the money is definitely there, more so now even with $1.6M going into arts and culture. but the support, i think is definitely what is lacking. here's to questions impossible to answer. that is what has been on my mind for the past couple of days. for now see what inspires maeghan on her blog http://maeghanjane.tumblr.com/ xoxo
childish gambino, a.k.a. donald glover, a.k.a the guy who played troy on nbc’s “community” has absolutely taken me by surprise. since starting on community two years ago, the guy has made millions of people laugh through both his role on the show and his wonderful stand-up career (check it out if you ever get the chance). surprised, then, is the perfect word to use when i heard he was releasing an album. at first i thought it might be a joke, or at least a bit silly, but there is nothing silly about it. what i found instead was deep, clever, and at times profoundly intelligent album that only an equally intelligent man could write. the dialogue is refreshing, honest, and even funny, but funny in a way that someone like lil wayne WISH they could be. when he’s being cliche, he’s not afraid to be the first one to tell you so. as someone who doesn’t find myself attracted to rap and hip/hop in much of any way, it takes a scary good album to make me listen, and this album is just that. the album is called “camp”. go get it.
left: suss beanie, cashmere scarf, cardigan & v-neck, pamela love necklace, htc belt, r13 harem jeans, dries van noten shoes (gravity pope)
right: sisii fox fur stole, house of gods kiss t-shirt, gary graham skirt, love heals necklace and cuff
left: raquel allegra mohair cardigan, nola singer necklace, l'agence sequin dress
right: l'agence dress
left: headmistress turban, swallow bird skull necklace, melissa joy manning necklace, goldhawke slip, kite & butterfly kimono, current/elliott jeans
right: sisii lamb fur stole, hoss dress
every sunday of november welcomes a new fashion show at one of calgary's 17th avenue eateries. it kicked off at tubby dog about two weeks ago (which just like it sounds, is hard to imagine as hosting a fashion event), nonetheless this past sunday calgary's fashion crowd gathered at borgo, which happens to be my personal favourite place to eat these days, to top it off one of my favourite boutiques was hosting the event. i don't think it is possible to ever be disappointed with what lisa touches. we ate and were merry and admired beautiful things, what could go wrong? see more photos from the event on vincent's blog.
zara blouse, helmut lang skirt
big changes happening in my life at the moment. with the lack of creative outlets i have decided that i have been trying to excuse my environment for long enough. there are things i would love to change and opportunities i would love to have that do not exist in calgary. i have not yet worked out all the details but i know that i want to be in a different place. i am still trying to think logically about this whole situation and i have come up with this: i am going to apply to the london college of fashion in hopes of combining my commerce degree with something i love and trying to find my way as a small fish in a huge huge pond, trying to pursue what really interests me. obviously nothing is going to change on the blog, except perhaps the amount of alexander wang purchases (which is enough to make me incredibly sad) and the fact i will now have probably a ton of new things for you to see. maybe not this second, d-day is estimated for may. i will be going in january to scope things out, it's a mild understatement to say that my mind is entirely occupied with this new development.
here are the pictures from the november 3rd show at dade for lauren bagliore's s/s 2012 collection. amazing show, amazing crowd. the event brought out people from different facets of the industry. prior to this show lauren presented her collection at toronto fashion week. the show was partnered with ratanak to bring awareness of human trafficking in cambodia. the team was as usual incredible, sue from chrome worked on hair, dana mckinnon and joanne black did makeup. you can see more photos from the event on my facebook page or my twitter (via instagram). >>>
video courtesy of calgaryfashion.ca
it's only been about two weeks since we went out to drumheller to shoot for the globe & mail style section with wilkosz & way. the paper was out this saturday, i scrambled really hard to get a hold of a couple of copies. i have been swarmed with work, officially not having a single day off until christmas eve, which is insane you might say, but there are too many good opportunities to pass up and not enough time, so one must say yes to everything, as my new motto dictates. so far so good. i am assisting with weekend events at holt renfrew here in calgary, and there isn't another place i would rather be during christmas season. i have a ton of blogging to catch up on and things still keep rolling in. stay tuned for all the updates, i promise i am not going anywhere. xoxo
the team (clockwise from bottom left): stylist jennie lyle, marta wilkosz, me, art director kate larue, alicja wilkosz and stylist tiyana grulovic
obsessed with these new v magazine covers shot by terry richardson. everything opposite of what is happening outside our windows <3 have you heard the new foster the people song, call it what you want? together these two make a perfect pairing, let's hope i get to dance to it this weekend. i'm still confused how they are playing on the radio, mgmt phenomenon perhaps (not to mention the sound).