Friday, October 26, 2012

A Week in Instagram

With all this erratic weather we've been having, the weekend couldn't come soon enough! Although mine begins with a bittersweet goodbye, I look forward to having some time to myself and a chance to tackle all those overdue items on my to-do list.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


A very wise mentor by the name of Heather, once told me that we stumble upon happiness through moments in life, rather than an achieved state of being or at journey's end. What she meant truly speaks to the saying, "Happiness is not a destination, it's a way of life", and every now and then I too catch glimpses of pure happiness. Whether it's catching up with old friends, taking a Scott Augustine Contemporary Jazz class or being blessed with a "get-out-of-jail-free" card - your whole being is left radiating with the kind of unwavering optimism and positivity that makes you feel like you're on top of the world.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


A friend recently mentioned her obsession with this video, so naturally, I had to see what all the fuss was about.  It took a few views before being able to fully appreciate where she was coming from, yet even at first glance, I couldn't deny that some elements had already piqued my interest.  You could say it's one of those videos you end up looping on replay, only for it to become more addictive with each passing view.

Where dance is used as an outlet for expression, you can't help but appreciate the raw and visceral nature of the choreography in this piece.  The desire, desperation, emotional pain and frustration - so typical of any relationship - is undeniably evident throughout, completely overwhelming you as the song progresses.

Bravo to Pink - coming from a non-dance background and being able to execute the sequences of partnered movement with such gusto, took some serious work.  Particularly, the strength and stamina needed to tackle some of these moves (see 2:43), if not attributable to her gymnastics training, is still all the more remarkable.

See for yourself.  (My favorites: 0:59, 1:30)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lost In The Light

TOP: Club Monaco, VEST: Once, JACKET + PANTS: H&M, BOOTS: D.Co, NECKLACE: Front & Co, WATCH: Movado

The subject matter of this post originally began as an indignant rant about my unnecessary attachment to solving problems that are not my responsibility to solve. Needless to say the details don't need repeating, but I have come to acknowledge that certain things can be easily misinterpreted when taken out of context and delivered over a written medium...

On a more positive note, I'm thrilled to be getting back into the studio for a Contemporary Dance collaboration with a very talented friend, Michael Kong, and other local Vancouver artists.  More details on that later.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Boots Made for Walking

Now that Vancouver has returned to its typical doom and gloom dreariness, it's time to whip out the boots!  I tried to put it off for so long but it seems like this torrential downpour renders flats and sandals unacceptable for outdoor foot attire.

When indulging myself in the latest shoe porn, I couldn't help but entertain the idea of getting my hands on at least one of these beauties :P (read: self control might be failing here).  I've already been through a few knee high boots and figured in my usual morning rush, these ankle (hopefully slip-on's) would be a better choice...

  1. Engineer Boot ($450) - JIL SANDER NAVY
  2. Anouck ($645) - ALEXANDER WANG
  3. Graphic Bomb ($395) - TRIPPEN
  4. X-Os Holy ($365) - TRIPPEN
  5. Kori ($555)- ALEXANDER WANG
  6. Petty Roccia Booties ($132.26) - SAM EDELMAN
  7. Meryther ($560)- CHURCH'S
  8. Marte Oxfords ($554.89) - ALEXANDER WANG
  9. Refine Snake Booties ($330.90) - REBECCA MINKOFF
  10. Lindsay Plate Short Booties ($293.93) - FRYE
  11. Paul Flat Booties ($381.81) ELIZABETH & JAMES

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Diaries of A (Recovering) Shopaholic Pt 1

After a weekend of turkey comatose overload, it's nice to be getting back into the routine of things.  Though admittedly I wish the weekend wasn't over, sometimes doing nothing and sitting on your ass all day, isn't something to be repeated for an extended period of time.

On another note, the concept of saving money for the purpose of moving out (and paying off student debt) has proven to be quite the challenge.  Especially when the bf gives you the stink eye anytime he notices a new purchase (which tends to be often), means having to resort to hiding tactics. Hence, when you do unveil the item in question, you can truthfully respond, "Oh this thing? I got it a while ago, just never had a chance to wear it..."

Just because I can't spend my hard earned cash doesn't mean a girl can't dream right? I figure making wish-lists somewhat fulfills my inner desire to accumulate new things without actually having to drop a dime...though it can't be guaranteed my self-control will always be victorious.

  1. Remy Spike Necklance ($388) - AUDEN
  2. Harper Necklace ($79.50) - CLUB MONACO
  3. Flynn Necklace ($648) - AUDEN
  4. Two Bangle Bone Set ($77) - WILDFOX
  5. Tusk Cuff ($160) - GILES & BROTHER
  6. Centurion Cuff ($22) - NEED SUPPLY CO
  7. Harper Ring ($29.50)- CLUB MONACO
  8. Helm Ring ($180) - SLEEP STANDING UP
  9. Franny Cocktail Ring ($59) - CLUB MONACO