Fun & Interesting Things

Must Read: Fashion – The Definitive History of Costume and Style

I was lucky to get a preview of  Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style at the Bask-It Style Lounge during the Toronto International Film Festival a few weeks ago. I could have spend a good 10 hours flipping through the pages. It truly is the definitive history of costume and style and takes you through the ancient times all the way to today documenting various periods of [...]

September 26, 2012 // 2 Comments

Uber Car Service Arrives in Toronto

Last week I attended the one-year anniversary of Blowfish‘s Bay Street location and was offered the use of the new-to-Toronto car service, Uber. I have to say I am in love. As someone who takes cabs a lot (too much sometimes), I have to say the service from start to finish was impeccable. For only a few extra dollars than taking a regular cab, you can simply order from your phone via [...]

April 5, 2012 // 1 Comment

Postcards From London

Before heading north to Glasgow, I took my first short trip to London, England to visit Danielle Meder and to get a brief glimpse of the city. We crammed so much into those three days, my head is still trying to recollect all the sights we saw from the old buildings, museums, pubs, markets, and more. Thankfully, the rain held off for the most part, which made for some great photo opps. I [...]

June 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

International Women’s Day: 100 Years Later

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. (Which really should be every day.) Working in the fashion industry, which is dominated by women in power positions, it’s easy to forget how unbalanced the world really is. This powerful video with Dame Judy Dench and Craig Daniel was released today to remind us of how the sexes are still not equal four generations [...]

March 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

My List of The Most Romantic Movies of All-Time

In honour of yesterday’s Valentine’s Day celebrations, I made a list of some of my favourite romantic movies of all-time; in absolutely no order of any kind. Most are heart-wrenching love stories, some are just good Hollywood fun. Gone With The Wind Best line: “No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with [...]

February 15, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Century of Self: The Engineering of Consent

The Century of Self is a fantastic BBC documentary series I recently discovered either by a random Tweet or from my trolling on YouTube. I’m not sure anymore. I save so many links and resources in my bookmarks with promises to revisit them. During the holidays I did a clear out and re-organizing of my saved links and thankfully I did. Released by BBC Four in 2002 by filmmaker Adam [...]

January 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Pressure Party: New Years Eve

So now that we’ve gotten all that Christmas stuff out-of-the-way, it’s time to figure out what the heck to do for New Years Eve. New Years Eve – or Hogmanay, as we call it in Scotland – always build up big hopes to find the right party to throw away the old year and bring in the new. I’m ridiculously superstitious about it as well – cleaning my house from [...]

December 27, 2010 // 0 Comments