Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Peace out 2014, it's been rad.

At the start of 2014, I had no idea what to expect for the year ahead. Little did I know that I was in for a ton of amazing adventures and surprises that would take me to where I am today. I was open to new things and was ready to challenge myself in ways that I never would've imagined. Here's a look into this year's highlights:

I've always known about the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people, but I think this year it really stuck with me. The people who I've had the pleasure of knowing and meeting this year have brought experiences, opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime. My family and friends have always been there for me and their positivity and encouragement really keeps me going. Sorry for being a cheese ball, but I had to say it at some point. I'm honestly surrounded by the most talented and passionate people who inspire me on a daily basis.


Monday, December 22, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 17

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So I've been documenting each week since my big move to my favourite city, and I gotta say it's been such an amazing experience. I've finished up one semester and 2015 is just around the corner—crazy how fast time flies. Here's what I got up to Dec.15-21:

LEFT: Greenwich village strolls | RIGHT: Tried the super cute restaurant Prune (54 E. 1st St)

Friday, December 19, 2014

EVENT | Côte&Ciel Pop-Up Launch

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This month, I swung by the debut US location of French accessory brand Côte&Ciel—a cool pop-up space at 355 Bowery in NYC. If you're in need of a great travel bag that is a perfect combination of modern, stylish and functional, you'll find it here. Check out the pop-up shop now through January 23rd, 2015.

Take a peek:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 16

Last week of classes for the semester -- getting that much closer to the holidays!
Here's December 8-14:

 This week it got incredibly cold. My friends were all impressed by my ability to bundle up. #thecanadian

Monday, December 15, 2014

COMING UP | Charli XCX @ Urban Outfitters NYC [FREE]


Seriously, this girl is killin' it. I interviewed her back in Montreal at Osheaga and she's just as cool in person. Let me know what you think of her new album! #SUCKER

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NYU | Fashion Technology in NYC

It's crazy how fast this first semester at NYU flew by. My grad program is only three semesters in total and I can't believe I'm basically 1/3 of the way there. Weird. Anyway, I just submitted my final project for my reporting class—we could choose any topic and any medium. I chose to do a video looking into New York's fashion technology scene.

EVENT | Rebecca Minkoff x PS- I Made This

Earlier this week, I checked out a fun Girls Night Out event at the newly opened Rebecca Minkoff store in Soho. Guests were invited to take part in a fun DIY project with ultimate craftster Erica Domesek (aka the genius behind PS- I Made This): adding your own personal style to a simple baseball cap. You could add pompoms, feathers and/or jewels. And of course there were drinks and cute treats involved. Rebecca Minkoff herself even joined the party! Take a look:

Friday, December 12, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 15

December sure came quick. Here's Dec. 1 - 7:

 Holiday market at Union Square!

GIVEAWAY | Holiday Prize Pack [CLOSED]

Here's what's up for grabs this month - happy holidays!!

Prize includes:
- 1 boohoo t-shirt
- 1 pair of Secret tights
- 1 adidas NEO Label notebook
- 1 Shopbop 'December' notebook
- 1 set of sticky notes
- 1 Me To We Style 'Rafiki Friend Chain'
- 1 set of 'Real Life' Broadway Nails
- 1 imPRESS Press-On Manicure set
- 1 liplicious 'Marshmallow Creme' lip gloss
- Seventh Generation Lavender Cleansing Bar Soap


Saturday, December 6, 2014

EVENT | Teen Vogue x Man Repeller x Phillip Lim

As a longtime fan of Teen Vogue, I always love checking out the cool and fun events they have whenever I'm in New York. And now that I live here, it's nice to be able to get out to a lot more of them. I recently sat in the audience of a panel discussion and book signing for The Teen Vogue Handbook, featuring Editor in Chief Amy Astley and Editors Elaine Welteroth & Drew Elovitz, along with the Man Repeller herself Leandra Medine and fashion designer Phillip Lim. This is the second edition of the handbook, which has a lot of new information for anyone hoping to get into the fashion industry.

 Such a rock star panel:
L-R: Drew Elovitz, Elaine Welteroth, Phillip Lim, Leandra Medine, Amy Astley

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 14

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This week I didn't take that many pics, oops. Here's Nov. 24-30:

Stumbled upon a couple massive snakes...nbd.