September 21, 2009

Best Dressed at the Emmy Awards

The 61st Emmy Awards were last night and, agree or disagree, these are my choices for BEST dressed:
Some hated but I loved Leighton Meester in this white goddess gown, Gossip Girl, Bottega VenetaLovely Ladies in Purple
Lindsay Price, Eastwick, J. Mendel

Mary-Louise Parker and her killer gams, Weeds, Zac Posen Mila Kunis looking stunning in wine, Family Guy, Monique Lhuillier Perry Reeves, Entourage, Naeem Khan
Chloe Sevigny always does something different, Big Love, Issac Mizrahi
January Jones, Mad Men, Versace Jennifer Carpenter with a Jessica Rabbit silhouette, Dexter, Zuhair Murad And the best looking award goes to Hunter Parrish of course, Weeds, who cares they would look better on the floor anyway

September 5, 2009

Step 2 buy a canoe

So golden! I know that you wanna be Canadian.

I've reason to believe we all will be recived in Graceland

One of my favourite childhood songs, Graceland by Paul Simon.

August 21, 2009

Diez Vistas would be the death of me

So yesterday Alexa(sooo freaking happy your home) and I went to Buntzen Lake for a hike. We pretty much killed ourselves doing the Diez Vista trail and then today I find out we didn't even touch a chunk of it. All in all the trail is 6-8 hours return and 7 km one way. We did the first mountain and I was ready to pass out or keel over so we chilled for a bit at the top and then headed back down. We thought the way we took up was brutal cause it goes up for what seems like forever, keeps twisting and turning, and around every bend theres more uphill, but then we took the way back down under the power lines. I never suggest going up using that path. It's basically a cliff that you scale down winding back and forth. I slipped several times, falling only once, luckily only on the path and not off the edge. The trail is also quite overgrown and had it not been for the stick we were using, we would still have spiders in our hair. Even though I really felt like death during the hike, afterwards I felt like a million bucks and we went for a nice swim on the dock which was perfect.
In other news I just got back from a week of mayhem in Osoyoos with Tara and two wonderful world travelers have come back to the COQ. Osoyoos was a complete gong show, as always, it was great to see old friends and great to meet new ones. We floated tons and got suuuper dark, which is always lovely. The only down fall of the week was that my parents came up Sunday(Tara and I drove up Saturday) and brought the boat but never put it in the water. The poor girl had to sit on the side of the road all week! WTF guys put the freaking boat in if your going to bring it up! So that was super depressing but we still managed to party on.
Theres only one thing that could possibly make me leave Oso a day early and it's the arrival of Alexa Lupul in Vancouver after 7 months in New Zealand. To make things even better she brought Kris home with her and to be honest I thought he caught the world travel bug and we'd never seen him again. There's really something special about seeing the world. It opens your mind up to new ways of life and new ways of being that were never even a thought in your head. I couldn't be happier that more and more of my friends are getting opportunities to experience this. There's a little sparkle that they bring back in their eyes and it's the sparkle of adventure and wanting to go do and experience more.
Sadly Summer is winding down so lets make the most of whats left of it! Grab your friends, some beers, and get your ass near the water.
Peace xox

July 27, 2009

You may have noticed that I'm not all there myself

It's finally here! Or well it will be March 2010! Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland will surely blow the 1950's Disney one right out of the water. That's not to say that the older one isn't a classic and one of my favorite movies but it's definitely time for an update. The cast is pretty much stocked with the weird, beautiful, and talented including Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Alan Rickman(Professor Snape) as the Caterpillar, Helena Bonhom Carter(Tim Burtons wonderfully strange wife, Bellatrix Lestrange) as the Red Queen (aka the Queen of Hearts?), Anne Hathaway as The White Queen (didn't know there was one), and a bunch of others I've never heard of, such as Mia Wasikowska playing Alice herself. The trailer looks amazing and I really can't wait for the movie to come out. Thank god Alexa will be home by then because I don't think I could drag myself to see it with out her. One year for Halloween I really REALLY want to go as the cast of Alice in Wonderland or well as many characters as we can get people to be. The only problem for me is I can't decide between the Mad Hatter (which I almost was for Halloween last year after finding this emerald green iridescent silk puffy sleeved jacket at VV) and Tweedle Dee and Dum! I'm kinda super obsessed with getting top notch Halloween costumes and already have visions of how great those two costumes could be. I also really want to go as the characters from Clue one year (aka next year Im here), with myself as Mrs. White, Alexa as Mrs. Peacock, and Tara as Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard and Mr. Green are pretty much up in the air at this point though so we'll have to see. Anyways the sun is shining and it's a scorcher today so I best get out there and enjoy it before the sun goes down!
Peace xox

June 30, 2009

Bettina Rheims

Bettina Rheims is a pretty wicked photographer. Her work is provocative without being trashy, sexy without being sleazy. It's playful, seductive, beautiful, and artistic. She shoots women from a woman's perspective and is able to draw out this raw sexuality in her photographs without making her models look like skanks. Rheims prefers to shoot celebrities but over the years she has approached hundreds of women on the streets asking if she can photograph them and of course most of them agreed. You can see she uses a lot of bold colours in her photos, mostly reds and black with a lot of flesh tones and gold. As the daughter of a french artist (her mother was a member of the French Academy, a big deal in the art world) and a photographer, Rheims was immersed into the arts her whole life. She began working as a model but at age 26 switched over to photography. Her work is documented in several books such as The Book Of Olga (which is $850!!) and Chambre Close. I would love to have my photo taken by Rheims one day, maybe if I go wander the streets of Paris I have a slight chance!
Peace xox

June 29, 2009

Coco Avant Chanel

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but someone." -Chanel

Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel has been one of my idols pretty much since I learnt who she was. I could quote Chanel all day for she was an extremely talented woman with a brilliant mind. She was given the nickname Coco during her brief career as a cafe and concert singer and it stuck with her. She revolutionized women's wardrobes in the 1920's with her signature cardigan jacket in 1925 and, every girls staple, the Little Black Dress or LBD in 1926. She is also known for her perfume Chanel No. 5 which was created in a little town in the south of France called Grasse that I was lucky enough visit and even make my own perfume there. The movie trailer above is a new film made about the life of Chanel. It's in French, of course, but the hope is for it to show with English subtitles at a theater close by! Enjoy the sun today and I'll finish off with another quote from the extraordinary Coco Chanel.
Peace xox

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” - Chanel