Monday, September 28, 2009


I can't believe it has been over a month since my last post, where is my mind? I think I lost it at Shambhala, but after losing something, you often find it.  This festival was unlike any other experience, in that I was spiritually enlightened.  Im not sure if it was the people, the constant bass that was synonymous to my heartbeat, or the Salmo River that flowed through the festival, but something about those four days set my heart on fire and made me dance with joy.  

Here are some pics of my adventure, filled with beautiful people, mesmerizing art, and a yearning in my heart for next year's adventure! Best event of the summertime.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Last Friday we all went out to the Polo field in Okotoks and went to a Friday evening game.  It was so much fun, too much wine and champagne, but what's a girl to do at the polo game?  Check out the latest polo chic fashions featuring Sidney, Sandy, Jelena, Nesha, Katey and moi.  Very reminiscent of Julia Roberta and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lee Nielsen at The Weiss Gallery

Today come for Summer Happy Hour at The Weiss Gallery, featuring recent ACAD graduate, and Calgary's own emerging artist, Lee Nielsen, his paintings are absolutely breathtaking.  Happy Hour will run from 4-7pm and there will be wine and a lovely reception.  Congratulations Lee!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Julio in the Ghetto

So we did a crazy photoshoot after we went to the Stampede and encountered some  abandoned houses.  These are the results for some of them, we climbed a fence and everything

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Let there be light

I love chandeliers............stay tuned for more chandeliers to come.....something about them completely mesmerizes me.  This one is from the HiFi entrance.


I am so excited to meet this amazing artist, who is up-and-coming, but sure to be in the top hot artists of Calgary. Montreal based, France Jodoin will be celebrating her second solo exhibition at The Weiss Gallery on Thursday, September 10th from 5-8pm. When I first saw her paintings, I immediately assumed it was painted by a man. To my surprise, it was this tiny little woman names France who paints powerful seacapes that depict the tumultuous nature of the sea and the sky. My personal favourite painter at the gallery, as I never get tired of looking into the windows of the imaginative sea.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fashion Forward

Northern Soul: Tod's boots, Domino Jeans, Donna Karen jacket, and Donna Karen belt
Brittania Rules: Akris suit, Valentino bag, Christian Loubitan sparkle city pumps.
Brittania Rules: Wearing Gucci pants, Etro club jacket, Etro bow tie and Etro argyle pullover.
Streamlined Look: Valentino boot leggings, and Gucci sparkle hoodie.

The looks were styled by my sister, Kate and she did an incredible job demonstrating all of the new themes for the fall, as well as the must-have items.  This was outside of Teatro where Mode Models wore the trends.  Amazing.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

$$$Richie Rich$$$

Terry Richardson is a rad dude.  His photos are totally insane and 'heroin chic', and I find him such a huge photography inspiration. The other night when I was at Gerry Thomas Gallery I thought of Terry as I was sipping my Belvedere vodka slime.  His prolific content, and loud sense of humour is what makes him one of the most influential celebrity/photographers of our time.  I Love you Terry! 

The Silver Screen

Here are some snap shots from Factory Party 6..........tres chic.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Paris, Je T'aime <3

What is it about the french girls? Personally, I think its their sense of "je ne sais quoi?"   The french girl always looks amazing, whether its going out for the evening or coming home the morning after, the french girl always maintains a sense of style.  Whether it is the little black dress, scarves, gloves, or oversized sunglasses-the look is effortless, chic, flawless, simple, elegant and timeless.  

Coco Avant Chanel

I'm so excited for the new Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel film entitled "Coco Avant Chanel" just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France.  The film is directed by Anne Fontaine, and the best part is the movie is actually in French-with subtitles and everything.  I couldn't imagine a movie based on the famous Mademoiselle without a french actress, and who better to play her than Amelie's Audrey Tautou.  The movie will be biopic commencing with Chanel's childhood to making cabaret costumes for herself as a young women.  We owe so much debt to her from Masion Chanel to making modernist menswear-inspired garments, Chanel was one of the most influential women of the 20th Century.  Afterall, without Coco, what would we do? here would be no haute couture, no Chanel No.5,  as the designer once said "Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mise en Scene

Juergen Teller amazes me.   The German photographer is most notably known for his Marc Jacobs ads and has been involved with Vivienne Westwood Campaigns campaigns and has been featured in many magaznes including W Magazine, i-D, The Face, and of course Vogue. The tones in his photographs are so rustic, and the quality of the images reminds me of a film still. He has also exhibited at international museums such as The Tate Modern Museum.  He is one of the most influential and avant-garde fashion photographers of all time, and I always feel very inspired by him.  Finding beauty in the absurd and imperfections-the authentic and raw realism in his works are truly incredible.

The Aviator

Nothing says cool like the aviator, its a classic 70s look.  Ray Ban made the first pair of "pilot glasses" and Hunter S. Thompson inspired him who rocked them like no other  them, and its something that will never go out of style.  They were given their name to their oblique, teardrop shape inspired by the flying goggles of pilots, Ray Ban eventually sold them to the navy.