Sunday, August 31, 2014

FASHION | Shelfies

Although summer is sadly coming to an end, I'm glad I got the chance to spend some of it working with a company whose goal is to make clothing that makes people smile. Shelfies is a Toronto-based clothing company that does just that by creating memorable clothes featuring anything from sloths and pineapples to hamburgers and Kanye West eating ice cream (one of my personal faves). I spent a few months as the brand's marketing intern, helping out with social media management and media outreach, and I had a blast.

Take a peek into my Shelfies experience:

Saturday, August 30, 2014


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I sat down with the guys of The Glitch Mob earlier this month in Montreal, where we chatted about their new album, the world of EDM and the ever-growing Glitch Mob community. Made up of Josh "Ooah," Justin "Boreta" and Ed "edIT," this LA-based trio has been working hard on making their music known worldwide.

Check out some of the interview below:

Earlier this year, you released your second album, Love Death Immortality – what went into the making of it?

Justin: It was about a two-year process where we had been touring our previous album and decided to stop and take everything we learned on the road and put it back into our new record. The focus for us is always on the emotion and the story and feeling of a song. This time, we put it into a package that was ready to be performed live and toured. It sounded like music that was engineered for the live stage and had the energy of the drama of a big live show we wanted to put on.

Friday, August 29, 2014

INTERVIEW WITH | Local Natives

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I got the chance to chat with a couple of the guys in Local Natives, a cool indie-rock band from Los Angeles. I saw down with Ryan Hahn and Nik Ewing, who gave insight into the touring life, working with each other and what's coming up (the group also includes Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer and Matt Frazier).

Thursday, August 28, 2014


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Yndi Ferreira, or better known as Dream Koala, makes music to inspire change in the world. His latest EP, Earth. Home. Destroyed., takes place in the future, where he hopes to see a difference in the way things are moving. “I really wanted to write about saving the planet and to change our mentality and think about our environment.”

Originally from Paris, the 20-year-old producer made his first trip onto Canadian soil to perform at the Osheaga music festival in Montreal on August 1. He hit the electronic stage and brought his energetic and ambient sound. His music brings together a mixture of genres, which he says comes from listening to so many different types growing up, ranging from traditional Brazilian music to metal and jazz.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kollar Clothing Mid Summer Collection | EVENT + LOOKBOOK

I visited my friends at Kollar Clothing on August 16th for their midsummer pop-up shop at 498 Queen St West. They released a special mid summer collection and held a fun party, complete with cake and champagne.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Osheaga 2014

Being so close to Childish Gambino that I could see his sweat dripping down his back, being front row for a truly magical performance by Lorde, and having some pretty rad interviews with some very talented artists was definitely what made Osheaga 2014 stand out.

This was my third year covering the festival in Montreal and every year, there are moments that just make me have such a stupid smile on my face. I'm such a fan of live music and I love being able to fully immerse myself in so many cool events and atmospheres.

Check out my highlights via photos:


 Childish Gambino
I had the pleasure of watching his set from side stage — a pretty unreal experience. I stood there alongside uber-cool rockstar sisters HAIM, who were supporting their friend Donald.
My view:

Monday, August 11, 2014

MY LIFE | A Vancouver Visit

As most of you know, I'm originally from the West Coast - what up Vancity! This summer, I took a trip back out to my hometown for a week to catch up with friends and fam. Take a peek:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

GIVEAWAY | Happy August!! [CLOSED]

It's crazy how summer is flying by...August sure came quick! I've put together a huge prize pack for this month's giveaway—hope you enjoy!

Here's what's up for grabs:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

MY LIFE | Toronto Summer

This summer has been pretty fantastic. It's been full of friends, food and fun times — no complaints! Here's a glimpse into my TO summer so far, via photos.

Becoming besties with pets of friends | Crepes in parks

Monday, August 4, 2014


It's been a crazy busy time—agh I've been seriously lacking on the blogging. Anyways, here's an interview I did with British popstar Cher Lloyd this summer. Make sure you give her new album Sorry I'm Late a listen!

Christina Dun: Congrats on the new album! How does it compare to Sticks and Stones?

Cher Lloyd: My first record was very bubblegum pop and very pop-driven, but this record has so many different musical elements. You can’t really pinpoint what genre it really is and that was a conscious decision made by me. There are songs you can cry to and songs you can go out and party to. It’s quite an emotional record and it’s very up and down.