Monday, September 27, 2010

Iced Tea and ADD

This past week has been a little crazy. School's been a little crazy, mostly because it's the end of the month and I'm trying to make all my unit projections which hasn't been as successful as I would've liked. This lack of units however is partially due to my unusually busy social life this week.

On Thursday a few friends and I had to take advantage of one of our houses being parent-free for the weekend, so we had a small girl’s night! This mostly involved kicking Shannon's boyfriend out; after all it was a girl’s night, dancing, and other such riff raff and shenanigans.

Then Friday was my good friend Jesse's 18th birthday, so of course we had to celebrate. Unfortunately due to my not being 18 yet, I couldn't accompany Jesse to the bar on Friday, so to make up for it I took her to Architecting at Theatre Junction on Saturday. It was amazing. The plot was a bit confusing, but I have come to expect this from contemporary theater. The technical aspects were all amazing though. What I found most appealing about this show was all the different mediums used. This piece had aspects of classic theatre, movement, film and music. Architecting had numerous settings including post-Katrina New Orleans, a remote gas station, road trips and a modern day Hollywood set of Gone with the Wind. It explored themes of how humans react as the world changes around them. I enjoyed that they used characters and the author of Gone with the Wind as characters in the show; although I’ve never read this book or seen the entire movie, I found it a very effective vehicle for their message.

If you should find Architecting showing anywhere near you, I highly suggest going to see it.

Dance party on the drive home

The birthday girl and I during the intermission

Jacket - thrifted GAP, scarf - metro station in Paris, jeans - unknown brand, shoes - spring

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hello There.

I suppose I should introduce myself seeing as this is my first post. My name is Suzanne. I live in Calgary, which as most of you know is one of the biggest fashion capitals in the world.

"Hold on a moment," you're thinking. "No it's not."

You're right. It's not. At all. Which is precisely the point. Don't get me wrong Calgary has a lot going for it; oil, cowboys, skiing, high schools with self-directed learning, that last one's a godsend, but it is lacking in a diversity of culture and creativity. In the last year I began to explore the hidden pockets of the arts in this city and was pleasantly surprised.

Last year I had the opportunity to take part in the Theatre Junction high school mentorship program. It was an eye opening experience. I was encouraged to explore any and all creative outlets and combine them however I please. I'd never known that kind of creative freedom. As a result I now have a desire to continue exploring and creating, which is exactly what I plan to do.

shirt - thrifted, shorts - mavi, shoes - spring, belt - vintage, necklace - vintage

Ps - You should check out Theatre Junction's 2010/11 season. It looks like it'll be a good one. The first show Architecting by TEAM (NEW YORK) starts tomorrow!! Tickets are only $20 for students and artists!