Thursday, 18 August 2011

i could drink a case of you

I say I've got the prairies, instead of the blues.

Growing up in a land where there is only two halves: the sky and the fields, where the horizon is never clearer, where the sky is so open you wonder who cracked this world open, really makes you miss it when you go. Living in the big city with the beautiful architecture, metal buildings, people wearing walking art, makes one constantly amazed, but also always a little homesick for home. For fresh air. For driving for hours and seeing nothing.

You know,  Joni Mitchell was a prairie girl too.
You can hear the soul in her songs, the prairie singing out from deep in her soul, the beautiful nothingness singing out from her soul.  I am leaving home next week, and going back to the big city. And I am excited! But I am nervous, too, to leave the ones I love, and to leave the familiar, and afraid to go back to where I failed and to do it all over again. But I will change.  I will become a famous and talented actress. I will be happy, I will be surrounded by wonderful friends, and I will be more than okay. Here is my third summer playlist (You can tell it starts to sound more like fall!):

1. Long Shadows - Josh Ritter
2. Night Terror - Laura Marling
3. Strings - Young the Giant
4. Jumpstart - These Kids Wear Crowns
5. Nothing to Worry About - Peter Bjorn and John
6. Rococo - Arcade Fire
7. Woods - Bon Iver
8. Armistice - Phoenix
9. Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse
10.  Up From Below - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
11. Hang Me Up To Dry - Cold War Kids
12. Hard Headed Woman - Cat Stevens
13. Music - Madonna
14. America - Simon and Garfunkle
15. A Case of You - Joni Mitchell
16. Loving You - Paolo Nutini
17. Timshel - Mumford and Sons
18. It Was Love - Julia and Her Piano

Went for lunch today at a new restaurant called Browns Social House. I had a Baileys and coffee, water, another coffee, shared classic hot wings, the veggie burger with a side of Cowboy salad. The wings were really hot and quite tasty. The rest of my meal was mediocre, not amazing. They charged extra to sub the fries for anything; I subbed in the salad for the fries, and the extra charge was no problem, but just interesting. I thought it was overpriced for the quality of food, but it was a good experience. I wore my sexi wide leg floral pants from Zara, and felt like I was wearing my pyjamas. But in my rush to run out the door, I slipped into my black loafers that did not match at all, so I was disappointed! Changing into boyfriend jeans and a white tee with hot pink lips for work, I made sure to grab the right shoes on the way out! I wore my black sneakers to walk to work, and changed into the caramel clogs as soon as I arrived.


carrot baby

excuse the boxes, please.  so sleek and romantic!

My sister put together a darling outfit, with her brand new khaki carrot pants from Zara, and an old French Connection darling girl tee, and a pair of her brazilian wedges. Check out that adorable leather bow in her hair! 

what a cutie in the kitchen!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

stress bucket (full on peaches)

This is me editing my resume and cover letter. 

Ontario peaches are delicious. I ate five today, so I should know.

I am editing my resume and cover letter to submit for a position as an Artistic Intern at a theatre in Toronto. It is just what I want, but tomorrow is the last day that I can apply, and I just discovered the advertisement today. Typical me!

razzle dazzle manifesto

All I wanna do is my fingernails just like this. 

So gorgeous. Magnificent shapes, colours:
it's like a beautiful kaleidoscope explosion all over! 

Instead, my instant gratification has to settle for this.

This is all I have for sparkly polish right now. (OPI Sparkle-icious) 
It's light, and barely there. But barely the best. 

Monday, 15 August 2011

froggy went a courtin'

Ten days until I fly away to Toronto! And then I am hopping onto a bus with my dear sister to Ottawa for my dear cousin's wedding. I remember singing this old folk song at my uncle's wedding reception when I was four or five; my cousins were dressed up in costumes and acted out the lyrics of the song as my aunts and uncles led the song. I was reminded of it, because my sister came home from the Yukon singing a slightly different version she had learned on the (extremely) long car ride up, and then home. Her and her boyfriend had learned the "King kong ki-chi ki-chi ki me oh" version. She taught it to me on the way home from our family trip to see the final Harry Potter movie! That movie was fantastic. It is fascinating to me, that a series that I grew up reading has finally come to an end, in all of it's forms. It's a little sad, actually. I wonder how many people followed this series from JK Rowling's first book, the first movie, the last book, and then the final film. And those boys, MMM HMM, so good lookin' now!! Daniel Radcliff, Rupert Grint. And Emma Watson is just so fantastic. 

Watson wearing a covetable French Connection striped dress

I just love her. At the staff party last night, we were discussing the question "If you could have any celebrity's wardrobe, who's would you choose?" I was a little stumped- being put on the spot seems to drain my mind at times. My boss suggested that a good match for me would be Emma Watson's street style, and that is one suggestion I can jive with! That girl is sweet, but edgy in the most sophisticated and put together way possible. She never looks frayed, or tired- her clothes are very much her own, and they make her stand out, instead of so many who let their clothes wear them. She knows her style, but is unafraid of variations and pushing her limits. (but, sometimes she can be a little boring- but regardless, she is still a doll.)  

Her Burberry campaign has stocked her wardrobe with the most amazing trench jackets. THE MOST.
I forgot to take a picture of my staff party outfit, because, well I was just in a hurry! Per usual, I did not time my "getting ready" amount quite right, and underestimated the difficulty in finding the right things to wear. It didn't help that I had chowed down on fudge, and my belly bloat was putting me in a "i hate everything on me" mode. But I remember my fantastic leopard dress, and yanked it off the hanger with ten minuted left before I absolutely HAD to leave, and voila! So presto. With my v.v caramel waist belt, my caramel clogs, and a top knot and pink lips (still my makeup from work) I was good to go! I wanted to wear a intense rouge lip, but remembered I had hot pink shiny lids, and was too lazy to wash my face (and simply did not have the time) so I went with the quick and easy. 

It's still summer- and I still only want to wear something like this! What a cutie. 

Sunday, 14 August 2011

neapolitan proletariat

I've been living out my reoccurring avocado day dreams this weekend. I ate avocado with cucumber and mayo and S&P on toast yesterday. I ate avocado au naturel this morning in a mad dash to get out of the house. And I ate avocado, tomato, cuke, basil, coriander salad with my cob of corn and side of radishes for lunch. It has been not even one hour since I ate lunch, and I want avocados again. Because they are not only so delicious, but are so gorgeous. A creamy green, smoky yellow, in that armadillo shell. nom nom nommers. And just salivate at this food porn: avocado-dragonfruit-spinach-prawn salad aaaaaah!! But I do believe that my spur of lust for avocado is condoned by my conscience who is appalled at my late night eating habits. It is just very unfair for a girl with a full set of sweet teeth and no will power to be taunted by my dad's very generous purchase of 1/2 price bryers ice cream! For dessert last night, I dined on ice cream like a queen. I had a scoop of cookie dough, one of chocolatey explosion, one of mint choc chip, and one of heavenly hash. I died; it was that good. Later, watching Summer Heights High with the bestie, I snacked on popcorn and peanut m&m's. Oh My Gosh. Those lusty summer nights for me, are with sugary sweets. Hey- my rationale is that I "make up for it" the next day after a sugar binge. No carbs (because I ate so many yesterday) and tons of nutritious leafy veggies. Savoury is the best sugar hangover cure.  Ze absolute best!!!

teal vintage skirt from the patch in cambridge + kensie blue/tan striped tube from DOTS

Peter Som Spring 2011 show - using MAC cosmetics 

I desperately wanted to try out spring 2011 neon eye colours, a la sun-gold yellow at Peter Som. But sadly, I have no yellow eye makeup, and am super broke so don't want to go and BUY some knowing it'll either a) look terrible or b) be something i wear only once. So I've been thinking about these bright eyes, and popping colours, and like people who want to get pregnant but can't often say that they see babies EVERYWHERE, I too was seeing bright colours everywhere. Terribly disappointing, I must say. But this morning, I groggily awoke and grabbed for my glasses, but in my incredibly sleepy stupor of last night, I was an idiot, and did not put my glasses on the bedstand, but somewhere/anywhere else. Well fuck, cause I am terribly blind without my glasses/contacts, so being tired and blind trying to locate my glasses was not fun. But a silver lining- I found them in my "hardly evers" makeup bag, and simultaneously found hawt pink glimmery shadow! Hurray! It's no yellow, but yellow is no pink either! So I ran to put in my contacts, and then ran back upstairs to my room to put on the powder! It's staying power is pretty miraculous too. I put on a few coats of mascara (which I need more of, it's getting gross old), this Quo cheek glimmer too, and matched it with my sissy's Body Shop lipstick in #48 (I was hoping it would have a much better name. Which I love.  I love OPI's amazing nail names for each of their shades. They are so creative! I think it would be so so so much fun to have that job of naming makeup shades! I can't think of anything better!) These Sunday shifts go so quick. Staff drinks tonight, I don't know what to wear. HUH.

It was hard to catch the glimmer and shine of this shadow, but I tried my best!