LOOK OF THE DAY: she's got a cactus crown


(knit pullover - H&M; oxfords - vintage; trouser - ZARA; hat - H&M; sac - vintage)

Finally the weekend is here! I'm so beat after finishing my first essay of the semester this morning  and I could use some down time.
I'm heading down to New York City again in a week! My parents have an apartment in Manhattan for the month so I'm spending Thanksgiving with them and my brother, who is flying in from Calgary.


Listening to: Teenage Lust by MC5

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ready to start.


Oh wow, I am so tired. The only thing keeping me from falling asleep in the middle of my lecture is this blog post.. Even now I am not ruling out the possibility. Last night was Montreal's version of FNO (Fashion's Night Out) and quite a few shops held 'late night' shopping events in collaboration with LOULOU Magazine. Lindsay and I attended BCBG Maxazaria, Banana Republic and Indigo Books (I like books okay?!).

At BCBG there was a small gaggle of tweens gathered on the second floor, and out of curiousity Lindsay, Ashley and I waited with them. Within a few minutes though, Canadian "pop sensation" Lights stepped out to play and we booked it out of there. I did snap a quick photo though for all you Lights fans.. (Just Andrew eh? Okay then..)

Arcade Fire was already playing when we reached the venue (an outdoor stage right in the heart of the city), and their music thickened the night air for miles around. I can't convey to you the excitement we felt running through the streets, laughing and singing as we ducked through the 20,000 person crowd to find a good spot.

Later we headed to JEFF the Brotherhood, standing at the front throughout the show. Lindsay and I had spoken to Jamin (JEFF's drummer) earlier in the night and we were overjoyed when they played both the songs we requested.

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everything comes apart if you find the strand; all it takes is a hand


Last night I attended POP Montreal's fashion show with my BFF (Best Fashion Friend: Ashley Joseph), to take pictures for LOULOU Magazine. Though I was eager for an opportunity to be in the risers for the first time, the show turned out to be ridiculously unorganized and no such accommodations were provided. Moreover, the lighting was terrible (blue and red LED beams?) and the photos didn't turn out that well. Oh well, I ended up having a good time talking to other photographers, all of whom were similarly displeased.

Tonight is going to be a little hectic, to say the least. Lindsay and I are attending LOULOU's Shop Till You Drop event downtown, and then we have to rush back to her apartment to get ready for Arcade Fire and then JEFF the Brotherhood. In the next couple of weeks we're also looking to attend: The Horrors, Girls, John Maus, The Drums, PS. I Love You and Suuns.

Listening to: 6669 by Neon Indian

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it's only monday


Thilda, pictured above, from the Swedish blog 365 Days, is easily my favourite fashion blogger. Her photography is simply breathtaking, and her style so chic! Plus she's the only blogger whose hair is as long as mine! Haha

I'm really excited for PopMontreal: last night was Wilco, and on Thursday everyone is going to Arcade Fire and Jeff the Brotherhood. Looks like it will be another sleepless weekend! Oh, and Natalie has promised a blog post soon! So if everyone wants to e-mail her and bully her into doing it sooner rather than later, that would be great! :D

My articles about Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York are now up on the Vancouver Sun website. You can reach them by clicking Day One and Day Two and Day Three.

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MONTREAL FASHION WEEK. Seems like ages ago now. I was incredibly impressed with Melissa Nepton, one of the two shows I forced into my busy pre-NYFW schedule. The draping on many of the looks in particular was magnificent. If I was creative enough to design (more than the few rudimentary designs I have in my sketchbook), my designs would ideally be similar to those by Melissa Nepton.

I also saw Dinh ba Design that night. The collection over all was interesting, but not terribly innovative. Having said that, it occurs to me that perhaps his intention was not to shock and I really did admire the cream dress pictured above.

Okay, time to get back to class.

For my coverage of New York Fashion Day One for the Vancouver Sun --> clicky

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HELLO! Sorry for my lack of posting, things have just been SO CRAZY since Wednesday. I'm in the midst of writing a set of journal-style articles for the Vancouver Sun and have had no time whatsoever to do anything. When those articles are published, I'll post the link.

Fashion Week in New York is insane. I'll say it again..INSANE! Yesterday I saw Nicole Miller and Falguni & Shane Peacock. Today was Son Jung Wan and Farah Angsana. As I write this I am sitting in the media lounge waiting for the latter's doors to open. The collections have all been very impressive and my entire stay, incredibly exciting. Yesterday was a little awkward though because two different photographers mistook me for a model. Excuse me?! I'm definitely not eighty-five pounds, nor six feet tall. For you celebrity-obsessed readers, I've spotted Alexis Bledel, Joan Rivers, Ashley Tisdale, Joe Zee, Porcelain Black, and both Kelly Rutherford and Tika Sumpter from the CW's Gossip Girl. For those who watched MTV's the City, you'll recognize the woman changing from heels to flip flops in the last two photos. I did this too after every day!

Okay I have to run, my final show is about to begin and then it's time to take one last walk around the city before heading back to Montreal!

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NEW YORK PHOTO DIARY: on to the fashion..


First day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The runway show was Tadashi Shoji and the presentation, Candela.

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