September 4, 2014

I'm having a hard time accepting summer is coming to an end. IT'S NEVER OVER. And since I refuse to put my dresses and shorts away, I wanted to share the incredible Pastel Pool Party I was apart of at the end of July. Organized and decorated by Alyssa (Random Acts of Pastel) and Paige (Bicyclette Boutique), there was enough sugar and glitter to put everyone in a coma for several days. Below are just a few snapshots from the late afternoon backyard bash. And if you want to see even more then be sure to visit Random Acts of Pastel. Thanks again for the invite, ladies!

Creative Direction & Styling: Random Acts of Pastel & Bicyclette Boutique
Photographer: Scarlet O’Neill
Flowers: Blush & Bloom
Cake, Donuts, Cookies & Cupcakes: The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Candy: The Candy Bar
Custom Confetti: The Confetti Bar
Invite & Printable: Alex Perlin
Spirits: Dillon’s Distillery
Syrups & Mixes: BYOB
Clothing & Accessories: Bicyclette Boutique
Pink Hair: Amanda Quarshie at Blyss Salon
Balloons: Northstar Balloons
Tassel Garland: Studio Mucci

goodbye summer, hello fall

September 2, 2014

not ready to accept that this may all be a mistake...

Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Urban Outfitters dress, Daniel leather jacket, Camden Market bag


August 25, 2014

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You know the feeling of not being able to fall asleep? When your heart starts to beat fast and you worry about wasted hours and how you can't bear to be trapped inside any longer? And the air feels sticky as your breath becomes heavy and your thoughts get louder. But you're unsure how to change it and you're scared about the future and all the spaces in between now and then. So you make a cup of coffee. And then another. And you pace the only hallway in your apartment until the sun rises and you tell yourself tomorrow will be better. So hi. Hello. How are you? It's been quite awhile since we last spoke.

I'm currently holding out for tomorrow, how about you?

1. Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything 2. Jungle - The Heat 3. ∆ - Every Other Freckle 4. Sylvan Esso - Hey Mami 5. Chance The Rapper - Smoke Again

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Getting a Bumkini to Recreating Solange

June 5, 2014


If you follow me on Instagram then you probably already know I've started contributing at xoVain. If you live in Toronto and have naturally curly hair then you want to take a visit to The Curl Ambassadors. And if you've never tried a wax before then consider taking the plunge with a Bumkini. To read these articles and more be sure to visit my profile. And if there's anything specific you would like to see covered don't hesitate to leave a comment or email me! I'm always up for a chat, obviously.



simple symmetry

April 2, 2014

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i once told myself i'd never write about you
not about the mornings spent together
or the first time i noticed the soft edges of your eyes
i promised to never pen the number of freckles scattered across your milky surface
or share the peculiar ways in which you breath in the middle of the night
i never wanted to describe the warm corners of your neck
or illustrate the winding folds along your hips
i had no need for your hands to be the basis of every narrative
or the desire to seek your lobes whenever i felt cold
see, i knew your fleshy scars would destroy not flourish
the same way your bitten finger nails were never allowed to grow
the tip of your kisses would smother me underwater
and the yellow in your eyes would fill my lungs with salt water
therefore, i would not place you in the centre of my art
for you are a flaw and i need no reminder
that what you do is tarnish and ruin
and i refuse to be amongst your past lovers
painting a face that never mattered


finding unfinished poems from last year and positioning plants in every corner of the apartment,
welcome April.

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