New York in 15 intriguing locations, the song “About You” by XXYYXX , an incredible dance duo and some rad oversized suits. Casey Brooks directed one damn cool video. Danced by Hillary Pearson & Maria Volpe this short explores simple movements across various settings. With slight time & speed manipulation there’s a sort of frantic vibration which is then layered with a cool slow beat, I fricken love it. Casey Brooks makes a flipped umbrella look cool and walking on all fours (in heels) is so dynamic, alluring and sexy. Well done.
One very close, and extremely talented friend of mine, Tamina Pollack-Paris is putting on the must-see show of the summer! Her roster of strong passionate woman from The Girls Club are presenting, BEV: The Woman Behind the Icon on June 30th at The Beverly Hotel. The Girls Club will showcase moments in history and highlight underrated iconic women that have revolutionized music, art, dance and fashion in their eras. Stories will be unveiled through live, immersive exhibits for art lovers and innovative, thought provoking performances.
Drink, Eat, and Dance the night away.
The party ends at the stroke of midnight.
– 1st Heat: Doors at 6pm. Show at 6:30pm
– 2nd Heat: Doors at 7:30pm. Show at 8pm
Photography and Words by Kate Wotherspoon
I attended Bestival this year and it’s the first time the music festival has made it’s way to Canada from the UK. Artists like Flume, Grandtheft, Banks, Florence and the Machine, Clean Bandit, Sbtrkt, Jamie XX, Nas and many more made it an incredible experience. I decided to take my camera and document some of the action. Nothing compared to one of my fave music festival photographers, Sarah Bahbah, but I hope you enjoy them nonetheless. xx
Parris upgrades any day – damn’t she’s otherworldly! This video is from 2012, and the precision and musicality blows my mind! By the way it’s real time not sped up. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you reach 2:30 time in the video. Enjoy ;) xx
P.S Let’s not even touch the styling in this video. Too on point for words.
Tommy Ton is simply spectacular, and I find street photography to be so fascinating. Specifically during fashion weeks. Every one is just ready to take chances and that’s what style is all about. Just going for it no matter what and wearing what you feel like. Yes, fashion week is where everyone finds out what the next trend is, but on the street, there’s a conglomerate of trends and decades of fashion and style being tossed about. It’s not about one look or one designer, it’s about the power of choice and individuality among the chaos.
Here are my favorite looks from Fashion Month, all captured by Tommy Ton. <3
I’ve always been a fan of NARS. I think it all started when my sister brought home a beautiful shimmering pink blush called Orgasm. Maybe it was the blunt title of the blush that made me look into the brand further… I mean, no one else was naming their product with such a sexy innuendo… Then I looked further into their collection of lipsticks, eye shadows and nail polish and soon found my makeup drawer housing names like Deep Throat, Super Orgasm and Rated R… Don’t worry, I wasn’t 14 at the time or anything….
“When I created NARS, I was either going to name them with numbers or give them intelligent names. I wanted to give the products a character and an identity. The names make you dream and transport you to another place. It gives the colours a fun twist.” – François Nars
Top to Bottom: Back Room, Night Flight, Soup Can
Left to Right: Bad Influence, Zakynthos, Trouville
NARS has recently launched a brilliant new collection of high glossy nail polish that lasts and strengthen your nails. The brush is specially designed for easy application for that freshly-painted look. There’s 19 new iconic hues from the 42-shade collection including 23 fan favourites! These hot tamale polishes will be available August 1st at select NARS retailers and narscosmetics.com Pictured are seven of my go-to colours!
Spring-Summer pieces from designers including Louis Vuitton, La Perla, Maison Martin Margiela, Kenzo and Bottega Veneta are styled in a playful & interactive short featuring contemporary dancers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
“The film doesn’t straightforwardly distinguish between male and female roles, and so it was important in the styling that the clothing could also be understood in masculine and feminine terms. […] It was important for the styling to support this mix of reality and oddity.” – Agata Belcen
“I thought they should be dressed in clothing capable of expressing emotion. […The] film feels magical but still of this world” – Belcen
To shop the pieces and for more info on this short film click here!