On Friday I met up with artist/designer/photographer Ibraheem Youssef for a portrait session in his Portraits by IB collection. I took him through my internet and creativity fuelled, hyper connected reality. We did a quick Meerkat livestream at Jimmy’s coffee then popped into graffiti alley, Queen West to capture a video in the sunshine.
Portraits by IB on Instagram
Meet Casie Stewart @casiestewart. A fashion, travel & technology blogger. She self describes her style as “Bright, vintagy & always changing”. I personally like her passion and willingness to experiment and push boundaries of style! Spotted at Portland and Queen in Toronto, Canada. //// Shades by@Burgerandfriends – Rings & Necklace by @shopforjayu – Blazer vintage – Scarf from #Thailand– Leather jacket from @rudsak – Shoes by@lechateauStyle – Tights by @joefresh
Saw these two little Doge at Jimmy’s. Much cuteness!
It’s so nice outside today, get off the computer and soak up the sunshine!
The sun is shining, and I’m gonna head outside, make the most of the day. Spent the morning finishing up House of Cards Season 3 and reading magazines. I won’t share any spoilers but man I really love that show. Clair Underwood (played by Robin Wright) is amazing.
I remember doing a magazine review a few years ago (2011) and putting a little cut out of my face on the magazine, funny.
Finished S1 of Transparent on Shomi today. Good show. The music is really great.
I’ve added NextIssue added to my weekend relaxation routine since starting the trial last month. I love reading magazines but buying a whole stack is 1) heavy and 2) expensive. This morning I read Wired, W Magazine, and HouseBeautiful. I’ve been given a code from NextIssue that allows you to get free 60-day trial of the app too.
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I love scar Jo’s hair right now and am still on that mission to grow mine out. Now that I made it through House of Cards without being influenced by Claire’s hair, I feel I’ll make it to a bob no problem.
This *slight* winter warmup has be thinking about the cottage and what we can do this spring to make some changes around there. We’re building a new deck and I’d love to get some new patio furniture and curtains. There’s so many great design ideas out there. I’d love to get my sewing machine in action and actually MAKE new curtains for the cottage.
These lamps are lovely. I’m sure there’s a Pinterest on how to do this in detail.
It’s been ages since I made anything but I really want to this spring. (I feel like I say this every single year but this time I mean it!) Maxi dresses, skirts, slip dresses. I really need to work on spring cleaning the house and spend less time on the Internet! I was so excited that Lilly for Target was coming to Canada but now that there’s no Target, I’m determined to create some things myself!
Bring on Spring!
Last night I went to Toronto’s castle to check out the Spring/Summer 2015 collection from Ted Baker London. I love Casa Loma, it’s especially beautiful at magic hour or in the summer (great garden out back!).
These are one of my latest pairs of shades from Polette Eyewear in France. Polette is an online optician, a leader on the French market, glasses are made-man, and come in a various material (wood, hand-polished acetate, plastic, metal). These are the Monroe. The Monroe Apple has purple mirrored lenses and light green frames! Looooove.
The Conservatory inside Casa Loma was decked out like a beautiful garden party complete with a string quartette playing pop songs. You’ll have to believe me because I accidentally deleted the Vine I made.
More gorgeous prints are coming to a Ted Baker London store near you. In the GTA there’s stores at both Yorkdale Mall and the Eaton Centre.
I would like to make a flower wall like this too.
Love these colours and this peach bag. I have the FW2014 version in Candy Apple Red.
One of the things I love about the Ted Baker London brand is the attention to details. Ted is alllllll about the details. The clothes were beautiful and the food was great too. We had deep fried asparagus, candy sushi, ahi tuna, and my fav was a tiny little beef cupcake.
BANANA PHONE! Ok, that’s all for now, off to DX3 conference and then Stage TEN TV to talk about making shows. Stopping by the Lacoste SS15 preview to wrap up the workday.
Sending sunshine your way! 🙂
Started the day bright with a nice little brekky in our home office. I do social media coaching and consulting aside from my blog so the morning is when I check those appts off my list. My love for granola is still going strong. I need to get some good running shoes. I’m ready to hit the pavement again too. I love daylight savings spring forward.
That sun, feels so nice. Warm air, free hair. This photo has a couple ‘Sia’ comments on IG. Busted out the leather this weekend and threw on a fur vest. Anything to ditch the old winter jacket! Glasses are from Polette Eyewear in France, jacket Rudsak.
Had lunch w/ April in Kensington. So bright and colourful round there.
Went to buy her some flowers and realized I forgot my wallet. Thank heavens for Uber being connected to my card so I could pay by phone. Have I mentioned my excitement about mobile payments coming soon? Learned about it a bit in a dinner with Interac last week for Fraud Protection Month. Read the post here.
I think I’ll do a bit more work and head out for a walk since we’ve got more daylight today. It’s amazing the motivation that comes from a little sunshine. Take it where every you go 🙂
Oh hey, it’s me, these flowers are for you and if you scroll down I’ve got new glasses for you as well. Happy Friday!
Over the last few years I’ve done a couple giveaways with Derek Cardigan glasses via ClearlyContacts.ca. The recently launched eyewear collection incorporates a subtle cat-eye, key-hole accents, that same retro inspired look we saw on the runway at NYFW.
You’ll find burgundy, emerald and amethyst jewel colours with metallic gold accents in the new Gold Collection. As a lover of all things vintage, I’m into it.
Scroll down and enter to win a pair of these lovely lilac glasses by Derek Cardigan for yourself. Contest is open to anyone in Canada (except Quebec) and closes Monday, March 9th.
Good luck and thanks for reading!
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I’m a little bit late the game with this but it’s still February and there’s always time for LOOOVE!
Earlier this month Lauren and I were featured in the latest lookbook for Le Chateau. This was especially fun for me since I used to work there back in high school, Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener FTW!
Le Chateau gathered some of their favourite Toronto media, had us pick outfits, and scheduled a shoot day to capture the love. Ours is BFF love obviously. See the whole gang in this post by She Does The City or on the Le Chateau blog.
We had heaps of fun shooting! Lau and I have been having our photos taken together for years so we’re ready to roll as soon as the camera is on. We picked the same necklace and gloves without even knowing. We planned the same hats in different colours. Dressing the same as your bff is really fun.
I loved the cuteness in Daniel and Julio’s photos. All the love! Find them on Twitter at @DoTheDaniel and @Fashionights.
Sending love to you across the internet!
A couple weeks ago I was on set at a Toronto studio w/ Canadian jewellery designer Sally Han of Shop for Jayu. Last summer Sally and I exchanged emails about their first look book and I wasn’t available to take part at the time but this round I was. We had heaps of fun on the full day shoot and I’m happy to share the final product!
For my looks I went with, ‘Glamour Calling’, inspired by big hair and bright colours a là 1992, and ‘Vintage Traveller’ inspired by Twiggy & Pan Am Air in the ’60’s, with a bit of Edie Swgwick.
The other bloggers featured are Jodi Blk in monochrome and Victoria Simpson from Haute Canada in with the pink balloons (and the legs!).
Here’s a behind the scenes video by David Sztrimbley and a peek at the lookbook. See the whole thing here and check out the latest collection at shopforjayu.com.
You don’t have to leave your house to see what’s happening at NYFW, watch the shows right here!
Today’s NYFW shows:
Le Petite Robe, Carolina Herrera, Taoray Wang, Angel Sanchez, Dennis Basso, Ready To Fish, Pamella Roland | Reem Acra, Vivienne Tam, Libertine, Oudifu
As a publisher in the world of fashion, I’ve got access to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week LIVE. I’ll pop a link in my sidebar so you can watch the shows anytime, over the next few days. Scroll down for the video and the list of designers on the catwalk today. People are getting seated for the first show of the day right now!
Today’s NYFW shows:
Nicholas K, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Richard Chai, Costello Tagliapietra, Tadashi Shoji, Desigual, TOME, Nike Levi’s Kids Rock, Todd Snyder. Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection, Charity Water
Looking forward to the Desigual show as one of their recent campaigns features Canadian model, Winnie Harlow. I imagine she’ll be walking the runway. Team Canada!