Saturday, June 28, 2014

NXNE Part 2: Danny Brown, St. Vincent & More

Here are some other highlights from my whirlwind NXNE week of festivities:


 Danny Brown, June 19
He put on a seriously dope show after finally getting across the border

Friday, June 27, 2014

NXNE: 20th Anniversary Party

NXNE is always a busy time. I had a jam-packed schedule that I had to balance with my part-time job and other life stuff. But I love NXNE because there's so much going on and I can usually time things so that they work out pretty well. One of the first events I checked out was the 20th Anniversary Party at Edward Day Gallery on Queen West.

I had a spot at the red carpet and here's a glimpse of who came out to the party!

Adriiana, musician | Tre Armstrong, choreographer

4Count, musicians

Thursday, June 26, 2014

SNEAK PEEK: Alli Simpson Style Shoot

Via Facebook
Already a past Faze Magazine cover star, the adorable Alli Simpson will be featured once again in our upcoming issue. We had a fun back-to-school style shoot with the Australian beauty earlier this month. You may recognize her as Cody Simpson's younger sis, but she's quickly making a name for herself, through her own singing talents and her incredibly pretty Instagram.

IG: @christinadun

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MuchMusic Video Awards [Part 2]

My friend Naomi and I were super excited to cover this year's MMVAs on June 15th. Naturally, we took lots of selfies. It was pretty chaotic the entire night, with the streets blocked off, crazy screaming fans, and such. We mainly stayed in the media room though (photos of the celebs who stopped by HERE) so we avoided being amongst the massive crowds.

Fave performance of the night:

After the awards show, we checked out the Universal Music after party at Maison Mercer, which was pretty rad.

Overall, it was an awesome experience! Peace out, until next year!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MuchMusic Video Awards 2014 [Part 1]

I've always watched the MuchMusic Video Awards from my living room couch in Surrey, BC and this year I finally got to see inside the huge Canadian entertainment event up close. I got a media pass for this year's MMVAs to cover it for Faze Magazine and it was pretty cool!

Part 1: Photos from the media room -

Nikki Yanofsky
Jena Malone
Victoria Duffield
Laura Vandervoort
Down With Webster

Fefe Dobson
 Marianas Trench

Kiernan Shipka
Imagine Dragons
Sam Roberts
Alyssa Reid & Virginia To Vegas
Part 2 of my MMVA experience coming up!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Monday, June 23, 2014

Toronto's First Cat Cafe: Pet Me Meow

Earlier this month, I got to tag along with my friend Takara Small for a shoot featuring Toronto's first-ever cat cafe: Pet Me Meow.

Located upstairs at the RedFish BlueFish Creative Cafe (73 Harbord St), Pet Me Meow had a room set up full of playful and adorable kittens. I met Jeff Ro and Ashkan Rahimi of Pet Me Meow, who gave us the run-down of their latest entrepreneurial venture.

 This one was my FAVE. #grumpycat

Their pop-up cafe ran for a few days only, but they're working on opening a permanent location this fall! Keep an eye out :)

Find them on Twitter >> petmemeow

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Saturday, June 21, 2014

On Set: Degrassi

Photo via Facebook
This summer I've been working like crazy, trying to make money to save up for NYC. The hustle is real. Picking up random jobs here and there can be pretty interesting. Recently, I've been getting into some background work, which brought me to the set of Degrassi.

I used to watch the show back in the day (circa Drake era) so it was cool to get to set foot on location of the teenage television show. I obviously can't share anything about the actual episode, but here are some pics from my general experience.

Stay tuned.

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28