Friday, October 31, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 9

So I ended up getting sick in week 9, resulting in a not-as-exciting array of photos haha. Here you go though: Oct. 20-26

Left: Just a typical day at NYU, practicing some on-camera skillz. | Right: Fall outfit post!

MUSIC | Dierks Bentley Announces New Country Music Festival in NYC

A brand new music festival is coming to New York City in June 2015 - and this one's for all those country music lovers out there.

Country star Dierks Bentley made a visit to NYC to make the big announcement about FarmBorough, which will be taking place on June 26-28 on Randall's Island (which is also home to other huge music festivals Governor's Ball & Electric Zoo).

Thursday, October 30, 2014

EVENT | Teen Vogue x Sportmax Party ft. Bella & Gigi Hadid

On Tuesday I got to hang out with the gorgeous Hadid sisters at Sportmax in SoHo with Teen Vogue. Bella and Gigi Hadid celebrated with fans in the store for a night filled with fashion, music and treats.

Take a peek:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 8

Cool street art in Williamsburg
Here's what I got up to from October 13-19:

 I finally got to check out the Jeff Koons exhibit at The Whitney during its final week! His gigantic balloon sculptures are my fave.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

EVENT | Canada's Walk of Fame 2014

I made a short visit to Toronto last week for an event that has become somewhat of a tradition. The Canada's Walk of Fame gala is something dear to my heart because, not only do I leave feeling like the proudest Canadian ever, but it also allowed me to have a hilarious "15-minutes of fame" type moment with comedian Russell Peters, Grey's Anatomy Star Sandra Oh and rapper Drake. Yeah.

This year's inductees included actress Rachel McAdams, hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser and actor (& soon-to-be daddy!) Ryan Reynolds. The Allan Slaight Award went to the incredibly talented artist The Weeknd.

For the past four years, I've been attending the gala as a seatfiller, which is usually a pretty rad experience. This year did not disappoint...I mean, I got to breath the same air as Ryan Reynolds and Rachel McAdams.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

MY LIFE | NYU Journalism In New Orleans

Only a month into my program at NYU and already I've gotten to travel on a reporting trip. On October 9th, a group of 10 of us went on an adventure to New Orleans, each covering a different topic to explore. I chose to focus on the music.

It was an interesting start to the journey. I went from NYC to a connecting flight in Charlotte, NC, where we were told that the plane was having issues—so we were delayed a bit before finally making it to our hotel in NOLA.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 7

Photo by Christina Dun
This week was a busy one. Class field trips ranged from throughout the city all the way to New Orleans. What a week. [October 6 - 12]

For my reporting class, we had a special guest teacher for a hands-on photojournalism lesson. It was really cool to have award-winning photographer Lori Grinker show us the ropes (she was boxer Mike Tyson's personal photographer!) - she took us to the Aperture Foundation gallery in Chelsea for a field trip and a photo walk along the Highline.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

FASHION | Cara Delevingne x DKNY


My Cara Delevingne obsession continues to grow and shows no signs of slowing down—especially with the debut of her DKNY collaboration. Guys, she's so cool. Side note - the fact that she and I are the same age makes me incredibly depressed......sigh.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

EVENT | Techweek Part 2

Part two of my Techweek NYC experience involved some amazing speakers and a cool tech fashion show. I heard from media big shots Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), Saraya Darabi (Zady) and David Arabov (Elite Daily), just to name a few. I definitely got inspired by being surrounded by such passionate and driven individuals.

BuzzFeed, RRE, and the Future of Media
L-R: Will Porteous (RRE Ventures) & Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

EVENT | Techweek Part 1

Image via Facebook
I was super excited to get to cover Techweek for a second year in NYC (check out last year's HERE, HERE & HERE)! The week kicked off on Monday, September 29th with a party at the Brewster HQ.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

FASHION | Pop Up Mob

Last week, I was intrigued by a black-and-white 'POP UP MOB' sign in SoHo when I was running around during Techweek.

I ended up stumbling into a chic and edgy boutique, a pop-up shop featuring Australian brands from Fashion Bunker and jewellery from designer Jessie Dib. The shop is located at 85 Mercer and will run through until the end of October.