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. 

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Coral Creations

The Weiss Gallery is a new art gallery that I have been working at for the past year.  On Saturday, June 27th, come and meet the incredibly talented sculptor and printmaker, Susan Collett.  The Toronto based artist will be honored by the RCA (Royal Canadian Academy of Art), and there will be a reception at the gallery from 1-5pm.  The wine will be flowing, as will the conversations, come and support the artist with her organically inspired show entitled "Recent Clay and Prints".
1021 Sixth Street SW or visit for more information.  See you there!

Classic Chloe

Admiring fashion by the house of Chloe is always a constant in my life.  The fall 2009 collection is clad in capes, plaid, and bows-all embracing a feminine beauty.  Paired with high waisted pants and ankle boots-this makes me excited! 


This is some of my art.  My paintings are inspired by change and a constant flux.  I am starting a blog to encourage more art, and document the changes in which they undergo.  I love painting people, this one is of Mick Jagger.  All of the portraits that I paint are iconic, I can't think of anyone who is more influential and iconic than Mick. It's an abstract representation of him, with expression inspired by the music of The Rolling Stones, and exhibited as part of my grad project Although the photo is sideways,use your imagination, paintings can be interpreted as much as they like, in the eye of the beholder,keep in mind that this is my first post!