Tuesday, July 28, 2015
vintage denim jacket / vintage crochet top / Zara denim skirt / Forever 21 sandals / vintage straw bag / handmade jewelry
When I came across this rusty blue building close to Laurier Park, I just knew I had to shoot a denim story. I love the juxtaposition of different denim tones, the colors just work! I paired them with a neutral crochet top, ladylike sandals and my new floral embroidered straw purse to add a whimsical touch and break away from the grungy look you normally get from head-to-toe denim!
Shot by Simon Leujeune
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Henna comes from a leaf that is crushed into a paste to stain the skin and achieve intricate body art, it's Indian tradition for brides to get henna designs on their hands and feet on their wedding day, to bring them luck, joy and beauty.
I've always found it really beautiful and artistic so I decided to try it out myself. I found the henna at a middle eastern grocery store called Akhavan, this one comes in an aluminum cone with a tiny opening which makes it easy to apply, like icing a cake! I was only able to do it on my left hand because I'm so not ambidextrous, but it was quite fun to do and the result is so beautiful and exotic!
I plan on bringing a few tubes to Burning Man to paint some fun designs on others! It only stains your skin for a few days, and if you stay in the sun long enough it will give you the prettiest tan lines you've ever seen! There are so many designs to get inspired from, I found great ones on Pinterest, check out my favorites here.
Also wearing one of my favorite pieces in these photos, a vintage silk kimono that I love to wear around the house, and more often than not, really want to wear in public.. haha
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Ever since I was young I've always had super long and healthy princess hair, until a few years ago when I started to colour my hair once a month; it became very damaged and it just hasn't been growing back to its full capacity. I decided to try clip in hair extensions from Irresistible Me. They're made from 100% human Remy hair, which basically means the hair follicles all go in one single direction to give the most natural effect possible.
I had never worn extensions before and I was so pleasantly surprised with the result! I picked the 18 inch clip ins in Honey Blonde to add length and thickness to my locks, they are so silky and a such a perfect colour match, that I almost forgot they weren't really mine! Check out their website for a helpful video on how to pick the right colour and weight for you!
Thanks to Irresistible Me for sponsoring this post!
Friday, June 12, 2015
thrifted dress / Forever 21 sandals / H&M bag / vintage necklaces & rings
I found this light cotton embroidered dress encrusted with tiny mirrors at a thrift store in LA last summer while looking for burning man outfits! I absolutely love it, it's the ultimate hippie dress and I was waiting all year for a hot day to wear it again!
Speaking of burning man, I just got my ticket last week.. I can't wait to be out there this September, I daydream about it all the time. It's an experience that I'll never forget, the heat, the sun, the art and the incredible people that I have met... I can hardly wait to see them again.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
vintage top / Zara skirt / Forever 21 sandals / H&M bag / Anne Klein sunglasses / vintage necklaces & rings
A few more photos from New York the other week. I absolutely love the city, every time I go, I get to discover a new neighbourhood. It's such an thrilling place to be... full of hidden gems, an endless source of great new things to see, hear and experience. Even amongst all the craziness, the more I visit, the more I could see myself living there.
I'm curious to know... what is your ideal city to live in?