BESTIVAL 2015 || Toronto Island

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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

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Between the Branches || O2 The Dance Company

O2 The Dance Company is a project based contemporary dance company and is directed by Sarah Dolan, an incredible human being and artist. This will be my second year with O2 and we have are performing our last six shows of `Between the Branches“ this weekend in Calgary, AB!
`Between the Branches“ is an interactive dance experience that invites you to people watch with us in the park. Be prepared to move around on stage and enjoy the show from our point of view.
Check out our teaser video here:
Since this is a passion project we are also participating in a Kickstarter fundraising campaign! Check out our video here and support the up and coming art and dance industry in Calgary :)

You can purchase tickets to the shows this weekend by clicking this link:
O2 The Dance Company’s “Between the Branches”

Here is a clip from last year’s show “Answers”

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“BETWEEN THE BRANCHES“
DIRECTED BY SARAH DOLAN

 

Bodies in Urban Spaces || Willi Dorner

Words by Kate Wotherspoon
Photographs by Lisa Rastl

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I discovered Austrian artist, Willi Dorner, via hintmag.com and became instantly intrigued from his project “Bodies in Urban Spaces”. Dorner choreographs a talented group of parkour artists and dancers into small nooks and areas of the urban jungle we pass by everyday and creates a new colourful perspective. He brings an alternative view to the city experience; a temporary intervention of public space.

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“I use the different positions of the bodies to direct [people’s] gaze and thus point out it’s interesting features, to break through the normal radius of eye movement, and the walkers imperceptibly adopt the perspective of tourists.” – Willi Dorner

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“I focused on the intermediate spaces; I sought out places that are often ignored and left open, and I extended the idea to trails that pass through urban areas but which are not familiar to most inhabitants.”- Dorner

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To purchase the photo book of “Bodies in Urban Spaces” please visit Willi Dorner’s website here.

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MINKPINK Spring 2014 || Christina Perri

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MINKPINK’S BRAND NEW SPRING/SUMMER 2014 CAMPAIGN:
‘THE MUSIC ISSUE’

 

So three words: The. Music. Issue! When the worlds of fashion and music collide in this fresh Spring/Summer Campaign, MINKPINK not only adds in their rad clothes, but also a multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter like Christina Perri to be the face of it all!

With another twist of awesomeness, Christina’s song “Jar of Hearts” shot to fame in 2010 when renowned dance choreographer, Stacey Tookey used it for a piece on “So You Think You Can Dance!  ‘The Music Issue’ is bringing together MINKPINK’s stellar designs, a trendy and talented Christina Perri, musical inspirations and unconventionally, dance all into a fantastic campaign. BAM That’s how it’s done folks!

Check out the wicked promo vid and pick your favourite image!

P.S. She pulls of those tats like no other! Am I right or am I right?

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Photography by: Mike Piscitelli
Stylist: Mark Vassallo
Images provided by: Lotus Leaf Communications

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Check out my previous post on MINKPINK here!

A Jacket Story

Words by Kate Wotherspoon
Street Style Photos by Tommy Ton, style.com
Images provided by Lotus Leaf Communications

Let’s be honest here…fall is by far the best season for fashion. The more layering the better and a great statement jacket keeps us on trend while staying warm and cozy. Whether you’re a fan of the classic parka or motorcycle jacket, having a variety on hand keeps your winter wardrobe interesting.  For one, if you’re chilled and don’t get a chance to show off your bangin outfit it’s all the more important to showcase the outerwear.  Don’t be afraid to layer a leather vest on top of your pea coat or throw your jacket over your shoulders for a super chic look! Check out key styles below!

Anoraks & Bombers

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Anorak Jackets || Left to Right: MinkPink & Raindrops

|| Left to Right: MinkPink & Raindrops ||

Motorcycle Style & Leathers

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Biker Chic || From Left to Right: Dr. Martens, Guess, MinkPink

|| From Left to Right: Dr. Martens, Guess, MinkPink ||

Male Influence

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Slice of Androgyny || From Left to Right: Dr. Martens & Guess

|| From Left to Right: Dr. Martens & Guess ||