“Old ways won’t open new doors.”
“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan. Never the goal”.
“Well behaved women rarely make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“It’s all messy: The hair. The bed. The words. The heart. Life…”
– William Leal
“In a world where everyone is over exposed, the coolest thing you can do is maintain your mystery.” – TheGoodQuote (Instagram)
`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.
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”
“Work to become, not to acquire.” – Elbert Hubbard
“I just want to have a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life.”
– Jeff Buckley
Australian music festival photographer, Sarah Bahbah, simply transports me to the time and place of each photograph she takes. As a lover of music and festivals alike, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve wanted to capture key moments during a concert and wish I could bottle them up forever. Sometimes those moments pass you by so quickly, taking a video or photo won’t cut it or it’ll take you away from the present time. And, if you do capture the story… it’s never like what you saw with your naked eye.
Somehow, Sarah captures those moments and she’s not only photographing the artists on the stage, but has stepped back and started a series called “The Wild Ones”. Here, she focuses on the individuals who attend the shows, and it’s in these pictures, where I fell in love with her photography.
“People thought I was capturing the festival, but I really wasn’t capturing it the way I really saw it, raw organic moments. I was getting really frustrated and decided to step back and photograph the subtle wild ones.” – Sarah Bahbah
“I heard this quote once […] “Observe everything around you as if you’ve never seen it before,” and it’s so true.” – Sarah Bahbah
“I will go around festivals and dedicate certain lighting hours to trying to find people who are going against the norm.”- Sarah Bahbah
“He was really good looking, I was just like “Hey, um you look really good smoking that cigarette, can I take a photo of you?” He had really big blue eyes. I just said, “Okay look at me and smoke.” And then I took his photo and ran away.” – Sarah Bahbah
Quotes are from Nylon’s interview with Bahbah by Jackie Yaeger. Click to see full interview!
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All images by Sarah Bahbah
VANCOUVER, SEPTEMBER 2012
Words & Photos by Kate Wotherspoon
This guy, is one hell of a good dresser… I worked with him at Holt Renfrew and everyday his outfits would never disappoint. From head to toe and handkerchief to showy socks, his look is sophisticatedly on trend and a perfect mix of media. He works for Tom Ford and is a family guy with two sons who are quickly catching on to the definition of style. He plans to start his own label on the side catering to urban women who will feel sexy and powerful wearing his designs and you can always catch him walking with a certain je ne sais quoi… #swag
We planned for the style feature numerous times but it never panned out until one day I was sitting in Starbucks and he joined me for break. It was one of my last shifts and we were running out of time and decided we mineswell “get’er done now or never” (That’s obviously what I spat out, not him)… So, I borrowed a pencil from the barista and scribbled his thoughts, preferences and inspirations down on an Americano stained napkin and snapped some street shots with my handy dandy iphone! Check out the photos and interview below. xx
Kate W: What is your current state of mind?
Farhard Y: Happy. I’m very happy.
KW: Where do you feel most at home?
FY: When I’m with my family.
KW: What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
FY: “The world is full of idiots, you have to learn to live with them”.
KW: What’s your biggest fear?
FY: Drowning. I almost drowned when I was 17 years old and I still have a fear of it.
KW: What’s your most prized possession?
FY: My sword collection.
KW: What was your last purchase?
FY: The blazer that I’m currently wearing.
KW: What is your greatest extravagance?
FY: It would have to be working for Tom Ford.
KW: What was the last film you watched?
FY: “What to Expect When Expecting”. I hated it… But my wife dragged me along with her friends ahaha. I have to admit though, there were some funny moments in that film.
KW: Which designer(s) do you see yourself collaborating with?
FY: Isaia, Tom Ford and Brunello Cucinelli.
KW: Black or white?
KW: Suspenders or bow ties?
KW: Favorite fashion city?
FY: Florence, Italy for it’s perfect mix of art, history and fashion. They know how to dress there.
KW: What makes you laugh?
FY: Anything really, I’m easy going.
KW: Prints or neutrals?
KW: What is your go-to breakfast dish?
FY: Oatmeal with fruit or a little bit of honey.
KW: Your most desired drink?
FY: Rum on the rocks with a Cuban cigar.
KW: Your favourite fragrance?
FY: Tom Ford – Tobacco Vanilla.
KW: What song do you find yourself always busting a move to?
FY: I love to dance to any MJ song. I’m a big Michael fan.
KW: What are some songs currently on your playlist?
FY: Dr. Dre – “Next Episode”, Michael Jackson – “Off the Wall” and Neyo – “One in a Million”.
KW: Your magazine(s) of choice?
FY: GQ and Fine Cooking.
KW: So you like to cook! What is your signature dish?
FY: My homemade recipe for pasta – it’s damn good!
KW: Do you dress by your mood or the day’s events?
FY: My mood for sure.
KW: Thank you Farhad!
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