Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Take a listen to this album. Blue Hawaii performed a couple tracks from their newest album a couple weekends ago at the Great Hall as part of the Wavelength music festival.
I danced my heart out. It was an amazing set.
Need to get this album immediately so I can play it over and over again.
Monday, February 25, 2013
This past weekend, my friend Alexis was in town visiting. Being so new to the city, I have yet to spend a weekend bored. There is so much to do, and so much to see in Toronto!
Saturday night, we went to Wallflower, which is an adorable bar with a wonderful atmosphere. The food selection was decent, but what got me was that they served Preseco on tap!
Sunday morning was brunch at one of my most favourite spots, Whippoorwill. They are always playing the best music, from mo-town to fifties jive. Their brunch menu is out of this world!
|Kensington Market's food food variety|
|Grind House's amazing smoothie|
|Sub Rosa has the best vintage selection in the market|
And then Sunday afternoon was spent wandering the streets of Kensington Market. For how adorable and great the market is, I haven't spent as much time there as I thought I would have by now. Either way, I enjoyed the friendly baristas and delicious smoothies as Grind House, and the cute boy and top-notch clothing selection at Sub Rosa!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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Monday, January 14, 2013
My Friend Goo (Beauty Daily December) from Oyster Magazine on Vimeo.
I absolutely love the visual imagery of this video. This is the second video by Rene Vaile that I have seen on Oyster, both of which have peeked my interest.
Take a look at some more of Rene's work here.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Nowhere Girls is one of my favourite photoblogs that I turn to for inspiration. Each day, the photo flow is beautiful, working well with its overall aesthetic. In a sea of visual overload, The Nowhere Girls is a great work of collected photographs and images, and I recently chatted with, Chelsea, the creator of this wicked Tumblr who told me a bit about what makes her and The Nowhere Girls tick.
Who is behind The Nowhere Girls?
So far, just myself. Which may seem a bit odd considering the plural name. When I first started the blog and was deciding on a name, I came to this idea that I wanted to be able to reach different people with unique interests. Girls (or guys!) who don't fit into one specific aesthetic or style. They fit in nowhere, yet everywhere.
What occupies your day-to-day? What are you currently working on/working towards?
I currently work on a TV show in Los Angeles which I love doing, but The Nowhere Girls is my baby. Every morning I gather tons of images from blogs, fashion websites, online shops etc., then I decide which images best fit my mood/color theory of the day. Eventually I'd like to expand the blog and build a fashion lifestyle brand around it....stay tuned ;)
Any plans for your Blogspot?
I actually started The Nowhere Girls on Blogspot not long before the Tumblr. But then, I decided that I would begin with just posting images and gain a following with that, which tumblr was great for.
Now that I have a fantastic reader base, I'd definitely like to continue with the Blogspot to dig a bit deeper down into fashion.
Who are your style inspirations?
I have to admit, I find myself most inspired when I'm flipping through random photos from street style blogs. But just to give a visual sense I'll list some specific people always on my radar:
Erin Wasson- for her "stray from the norm" aesthetic. That girl has cool written all over her.
Gillian Zinser- her mix of feminine elements with tomboy edge keeps me intrigued ALWAYS.
Taylor Tomasi Hill- for her adventurous style. Is there anything she doesn't look good in?
Rumi Neely of fashiontoast- her style is always evolving and in the best of ways.
What is your dream job?
My dream job would be to run my own fashion-based company, surrounded by creative people who share the same passion as myself.
Any last words?I'll end it with one of my favorite quotes on fashion:
"Fashion...for me, is purely and happily irrational." - Heidi Silmane
Thanks to Chelsea of The Nowhere Girls for taking the time to be a part of Day Caller!
Monday, January 7, 2013
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Last week, I attended a talk at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, which was absolutely amazing! It was such a treat to hear Judd speak about his process while working on hilarious comedies such as Pineapple Express, The Five Year Engagement, and 40 Year Old Virgin.
This spawned a serious commitment to completing the entire series of Freaks and Geeks, start to finish. Everything about the series is great, especially the (now) all-star cast. Linda Cardellini is perfectly angsty, while James Franco has all the right moves for a do-nothing badass.
While the cast isn't immediately known for its style-icon fashion sense, I can't help but find a couple style inspirations each episode, whether it is the short-sleeve-button-up-over-long-sleeve combo that Daniel and Ken sport, or the high-waisted bell bottoms that Cindy and other 'hot girls' rock throughout the halls of McKinley High, I've become obsessed with picking up style cues from the Freaks and Geeks wardrobe!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
I have never been a huge fan of Kid Cudi, but when I heard his latest track, I flipped. The beat and vocals are infectious, it has moved right up there with my repeated songs along with Frank Ocean.
"Just What I Am" is the first single off of Kid Cudi's upcoming album titled Indicud. I'm curious to hear the full album.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
I might have an addiction. To Bruce Spingsteen.
I may have created an entire playlist dedicated solely to covers of "I'm On Fire." Although no one does it better than The Boss himself, I do a few top picks for Bruce covers. It was a close tie between White Arrows' version and the cover by Chromatics. I have been obsessed with the Chromatics' rendition of I'm On Fire for a couple of years, and it is undoubtedly on almost every one of my 'feel-good' playlists.
The version that is on repeat every morning while I get ready would have to be this one by a good friend of mine, Travis Lefebvre, a very talented musician (and not to mention highly attraction male). Travis is part of a great musical group (troupe, some might call them), The Richardson Band. I guarantee one listen of Travis' sweet, sweet chops, and your heart will be on fire too.
With so many ties still in Ottawa, I can't help but get excited when I see my friends and familiar names/faces doing such cool stuff! My good friends at Antique skateboard shop have been coming up with some pretty great stuff since their opening almost a year ago. Most recently, their custom collaboration line with N-Product has me sending two thumbs up to these guys!
N-Product is a pretty wicked company, also Ottawa-based. A husband-wife duo, N-Product has committed themselves to making products that are unique, beautifully-crafted, and, for the most part, local. Love it!
I might have just made a special order for one of these crew-necks, and will be eagerly waiting for a size XS to arrive at my Toronto door step.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Joaquin Phoenix on the cover of AW05 issue, part of their AnOther x tumblr: Cover Stars series
AnOther is well-rounded and original in content and layout, which keeps me and millions of readers coming back for more. If this website isn't in your bookmarks, or the magazine isn't on your coffee table, I encourage you to take a look and grab a copy!
AnOther is released in print biannually and Issue 23, featuring Carey Mulligan as their cover girl, is on sale now.