Lately – Sunshine, sluts, sparkles, socks and sales.

-About a month ago, my roomie Colby had a ‘Slutty Denim’ themed twenty first birthday party at our place. The theme was a total hit and everyone got really into their costumes, I may have even made myself heart shaped denim pasties, worn with a jean zip front jumper. Shhhh don’t tell my grandma (or my aunts, uncles and/or any extended family for that matter). It was one of the silliest and best parties I’ve been to in a while; we climbed the door frames, (slutty) dance partied & I covered everyone in blue glitter (of which is still showing up on friends skin all over the city) and climbed up onto our kitchen counters and dance partied there. It was outrageous and incredible and the next day was a hangover for the record books. That morning we also found Abraham wearing Jason’s socks:

So trendy! And, I was so out of it all I could do was watch the shadows from the glasses on our table at brunch. I just think they’re so beautiful, like light crystals. They make me want to do installations of gigantic ‘crystal’ shadows from light reflected through glass.

-Jera drew this portrait of Colby on Colby one afternoon in the park, so cute.

– I live here! Pentax Boy aka Colby and his latest accessory.

– We had our third Vintage Darlings Sale at the Creative City Center at which I bought almost as much as I sold and we found these killer work suits, I had one on too but it was fitted and pink, naturally. There was also a lot of dancing and general dress up, naturally.

To be continued…

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Take Back the City – Glide

The past couple of weeks have been pretty:
hectic, emotional, serendipitous, messy, hilarious, incredible.

I’ve been busy busy busy:

– SEED put on a fashion show for ‘Glide, A runway event for our oceans’ an incredible night organized by Avril Biggin, with proceeds going to Shark Truth (sharktruth.com) to stop shark fining (seriously, google it, awful).

Between modeling, working at the store, doing fittings, three days of rehearsals, helping Lisa get aprox 45 outfits by 16 different designers from across Canada and 12 models organized, making new friends, writing program inserts, intensive hair and makeup, the show itself and necessary ‘end of the day’ drinks; sleep was scarce that week but the exhaustion was well worth it. To be a part of an actual real live runway show of that caliber, conceptually and esthetically, was exhilarating. I felt for a moment like this is a city where things like that happen all of the time, and why shouldn’t they? Here are some photos I snapped in the chaos:

Robin Poitras rehearsing her silk dance (performed on the runway as a part of the show) at the New Dance Horizons Studio. This is also where we had model boot camp, aka practicing our runway walks all monday afternoon.

Models in waiting.

View of the city from Envy, the night club (on Dewdney) hosting the event.

Side note, while I was taking this photo a toothless man approached me saying, “Hey sweetheart, want some candy?” I’ve never actually heard that line in real life before.

The gorgeous Alyx!

Matching my booty shorts to the runway makeup… or was it the other way around?

Practicing my model face, ha!
You can see a video of the event, made by Preston Kanak, here.

…and my ‘Take Back the City’ post is to be continued…