Monday, November 14, 2011

Movember's my favorite month

I went home this past weekend for some much needed R&R and met up with Clare for a photoshoot. I love that woman to death. Lately I've been so caught up in school and social activities that I'd been unimaginative and uncreative. Hanging out with Clare re lit my creative spark and motivated me to put more effort into incorporating these things into my everyday life.
Here's my favorite shots.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Today's my half birthday

It finally cooled down!!!! I'm really pleased that I can wear jeans again and not be dying of heat. It's also good because I've been hella busy this week, tonight is the first night I haven't gone out to do some sport or activity, and that's only because I know I need to stay in and let my body recover from this damned cold I've seem to caught somewhere. Who gets sick in September? Regardless of how I got sick, it is very important that I get better, now. Because tomorrow I'll be driving out to Vancouver to play in an ultimate frisbee tournament this weekend! I joined the ultimate club here at UBCO and we started practices this week and so far I'm loving it. I'm still figuring out all the rules and stuff, but what better way to learn than to play right?!
I'm keeping this short because I really should be studying right now, but I wanted to share a few photos from the past little bit. This first one was taken last week at an organic farm we went to for Sustainability class. It was amazing! From left to right we have Cally, Hailey, myself, and Carmen. The next photo is one I get a kick out of; as you can see Carmen and I are singing Little Lion Man very intensely. Oh, and the jeans I'm wearing are amazing. That was the first time I wore them since I got them at BCBG before I left Calgary. They're great.
Okay, well, I'm off to a study date. Economics 101, awesomeee.
little lion man

Monday, September 12, 2011

Too hot to touch

I moved to Kelowna last week. It is really hot, all the time. I'm having serious wardrobe issues. I'm unused to this constant heat. What do stylish folks in warm places wear? Better yet, what do stylish folks who are unused to the heat wear when it's hot? As I think about the best resources to look at to find the answers, the best thing that comes to mind is WhoWhatWear. The site shows a lot of celebrity style, which is naturally located frequently in LA and places like it. Fortunately I found an article on transitional styling. Unfortunately, it's still too hot for most of these looks.
My favourite, and the most sensible for my situation is Zoe Saldana here:
Well, maybe I'll just have to stick it out until it cools down, or suddenly I'll figure it all out.
Please help me.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

What can I say, it's summer.

I'm a terrible blogger. I make no excuses.

I did a photo shoot today with my friend Clare, who is a very talented model and I'm positive will walk Paris, NYC, Milan, London, and anywhere else she wants in a few years time; I know it embarrasses her when I tell people, but I just think she's so damn talented I have to scream it to the world!
I really want to get better at photography and shooting with Clare today helped immensely.
Here's my favorites:


Please let me know what you think of them, I'd love all the feedback I can get!
Check out out Clare here:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I might marry him one day

Since I don't like in the States, I cannot vote for this fine young man this evening, so if I have any readers that can vote please do so. I have actually never had a celebrity crush like this before. Holy man.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday the thirteenth.

Just thought I'd share a photo with everyone this fine afternoon. As per usual I was messing around with my lovely rebel t1i yesterday and this is one of the results. Also this is one of the shirts I purchased at the last Market Collective and the lovely Jeanine requested I post photos soon, so here is one of them. More to come eventually :)
shirt - light and soul creations

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Heart MC

Happy Easter everyone; I hope everyone's having a great holiday weekend. I know I am. On thursday night I had a little slumber party with some of my rugby team mates. It wasn't anything too rowdy, just drank some beer (I'm 18 now you see!), watched movies and played pool. We've got some great players on the team this year, so I think it'll be a good one!

Yesterday I went to Market Collective with my good friend Katty. MC is a once a month market featuring local musicians, artists, artisans and interactive areas. It's one of the things I look forward to most each month for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons is just the creative atmosphere that the whole event has. I feel inspired as soon as I walk in the door sometimes because the positive energy is so strong. Another reason is the people. I meet someone new every time I go. The types of people that attend is very diverse, but they're all extremely friendly and positive. Katty and I spent hours there, more than I've ever spent before, mostly because of all these fine people. It seemed like we got into an in depth conversation with every second vendor.

One woman we talked to was Tannis Seufert of Quinnilla Designs. Katty and I fell in love with her bags! She uses recycled leather to create the most amazing and unique bags we'd ever seen. Each bag had so much energy to it. Tannis told us that each of her bags had one owner and weren't made for the masses. I thought this was really cool and seemed accurate. While I loved each of the bags she had, I didn't find any of them were my bag. Fortunately for my bank account seeing as I'm currently unemployed.

Daniel Kirk was showing his art at MC as well. His work was very quirky, like him, and puts more importance on the process of creating the piece than the end product. We had a great discussion about the interpretation of art and the creation process. He's a really cool guy that I hope to see at another MC in the future!
There were so many other people I spoke to, but those are the ones whose cards I managed to remember to grab.

One more important reason I love MC is of course for the things to buy!! This month I got quite a few things; three shirts from a booth called Grade 4 (I'm pretty sure that's the name...) which are great, a cute vintage summer dress, and a shirt from Light and Soul Creations that I'd had my eye on for a while. I'll post photos of all these soon. I also love the interactive rooms like the photo booth and the creative room that the science center always has. This weeks was a cardboard forest.
IMG_6147IMG_6119IMG_6112IMG_6131Finally I should mention that the dress I'm wearing in the above photo is one I've been wearing for 40 days(yes I did wash it), ending today. It was a challenge I did with the support of the Youth for Justice club at school. I got the idea from The Uniform Project where a woman wore the same LBD for a whole year. Reading about her inspired me to try it for myself. I'll admit there were days that all I wanted was to put on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, and once or twice I did just that, but rolled the dress into a scarf and wore it like that. This was a really great experience for me. I go to know my closet much better and was forced into being creative every day, which sometimes I need.
IMG_6105IMG_6157Thank you for reading this excessively long post. :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

As of late

It's been busy busy as usual for me so I'm very glad my friend Sarah has been nudging me to blog. So Sarah, here it is!
I'll start with my trip to Ottawa. What can I say, it was an amazing experience. I've never learned so much or met so many new best friends in such a short amount of time! There were so many highlights I don't even know where to start. We went to parliament, the national art gallery, the Canadian museum of civilization and toured around Ottawa. I took over a thousand photos I was so amazed by it all! I became known as the photographer of the group, which wasn't such a bad thing because I found the freedom to get right in the action of everything to take photos. Here's a few of my favorites:


We went shopping on the friday afternoon which was really awesome. It was super warm out that day so it was enjoyable wandering around downtown Ottawa. We started at the ByWard Market where I found some mittens that look like seals, super cute I'll post a photo soon, a ring, and a pair of earrings. Then we wandered around using a map of the local shopping which was really helpful. When I find that map again I'll tell you guys the names of my favorites.

Unfortunately I have to make this a short post because I have to get to bed early tonight. I have rugby at 7 am and then I'm giving blood in the afternoon! Yeah for saving lives!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I never have been very good at sticking to my new year's resolution, but I promise I really am trying. The posts WILL be more often!

First off I'd like to encourage everyone to consider supporting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I've posted a link on the side of the page and hope you'll all take a look. One of my brother's friends has recently been diagnosed and those who know her are doing everything they can to support her. Thank you :)

Next, I'm excited super excited about my trip to Ottawa in exactly one week! I'm going with a program called Encounters With Canada. I'll be spending a week in the capital participating in activities and explorations based around the theme Arts and Culture. The program brings together teenagers from all over Canada, so it'll be an amazing place to meet people of different backgrounds and values, but who all have something in common. Now I've never been to Ontario, so I'm really looking forward to exploring more of Canada. I think it's wild to live in such an amazing, albeit huge, country and not try to see as much of it as possible!
My top things to see and do while I'm there? Well, here's a short list:

1. Parliament. Lame, I know, but I love politics and it's actually a little sad how little I follow Canadian politics.
2. Vintage shopping. I love exploring vintage shops when I'm in other cities, it seems like everywhere but Calgary has amazing vintage! I had some very good luck in Halifax this summer!
3. National Gallery of Canada. Some of the best visual art in the country, need I say more?!

Of course there are a million things I'd love to see, but that's just a preview for you. I'll be posting lots of pictures of my trip. Ottawa won't know what hit it!!
Photo courtesy of The City of Ottawa

Monday, January 17, 2011

The past week or so has been absolutely freezing here in Calgary. I dislike it immensely. Because of this weather I've been kind of hiding in my house wearing hoodies and long johns. I have been taking a bunch of photos around the house, so I'll share those with you!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

I was walking with a ghost

On boxing day I purchased a new Canon Rebel T1i that I'd had my eye on for some time now and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. Along with the camera I also got a tripod and a blackberry, which I'm also loving. I've always loved taking ghosty photos, but in the past not having a tripod has made it more difficult to get some good shots. I couldn't believe how much easier the tripod made it! These are two shots taken with the aid of said tripod the other day in my basement.
jacket - thrifted GAP, shirt - This City is Burning Records (Warped Tour 2009), cords - GAP, brooch - vintage, shoes - Spring

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

Hello there world and a warm welcome to 2011. As I'm sure all of you who've been through grade 12 can remember, it's a crazy time filled with home work, extra curriculars, and work. Now these all may seem like very valid reasons to be a lazy blogger, but really, they're not. That's why my New Year's Resolution is to blog at least once a week, even if it's just a photo or link that I like!

So to start this resolution off right here are some of my favorite photos of 2010: