Wednesday, July 28, 2010

first love//last love.

Miss you. But I don’t know who you are.
Need you. But I don’t know where you are.
Love you. But I need you to love me too.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stella McCartney Fall 2010

TOPSHOP upgrade

I realize I may be a wee bit late in the game,
but any one else notice the fantastic TOPSHOP website face-lift?
It’s sleek, beautiful and far less distracting then the last.
The Fall 2010 campaign images have taken bold strides as well,
and have successfully managed to make our minus 40 degree weather covetable! (well to me anyway)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Stud File

Among the artifacts was “a green metal card catalog labeled ‘Stud File,’ which contained a meticulously documented record on index cards of every sexual experience and partner — Rock Hudson, Thornton Wilder, ‘One-eyed Sadist’ — that Steward said he had had over 50 years.”

Estate of novelist Sam Steward courtesy of NYTimes


This means we’re best friends forever, RIGHT?!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Francis and The Lights – Darling, it’s alright.

Fashion sweatpants – casual chic or man-repeller?

As a former fat girl, current curvy girl – sweatpants are a giant no-no for anyone of normal size
- Me quoted in the Globe & Mail

Someone make me stop.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

curls & stripes

After much self-coaxing I managed to swing by Holt Renfrew and
catch a glimpse of Alexander Wang, current New York City design wunderkind, master of urban cool and possibly the cutest little thing on the planet.  And while the A.Wang die hards lined up to chat with the designer, I took a moment to catch up with a few good friends and run my fingers across the current A/W 2010 collection now available in store.
The footwear and accessories were the standout pieces for me, and of course the entire T-line but I can’t seem to justify spending more the $6 on a grey t-shirt. As luxe as said grey tee claims to be!

Me and Holt Renfrew's Natalie Lecomte

Striped Tee – H&M
High Waisted Denim – BDG
Wedges – Aldo

The photo above was take by the lovely Caroline Shaheed ( OfTheNow)

ps: don’t you just love how f*#ked up my cuffs are in the photo. BAHAHA fail.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

…belmont blues.

The cigarette burns the back of my throat.
Inhale. Cough.Exhale.
I sputter, trying to take some of it in.
“You’ll always be a rubbish smoker.” He says.

I pretend not to listen. Pretend not to care. Keep my self busy with this little cancer stick.
Wind whips about the ashes. Flecks sit on my dark skin, like dirty grey blemishes.
“Why are you ignoring me?”  He asks now.

I watch him, he twitches.
He wants to reach out and touch me, but decides against it.
He coughs, I spit.
There is no romance here. The promise of what was once, or could have been, burns away as quickly as this little disgusting cigarette. Staining my fingers.
Choke. Cough. Inhale, then exhale.

I flick the filter at him, and leave.

klaxons – echoes

i have been anticipating the new Klaxon‘s album for some time now,
and it’s finally been confirmed! Surfing the Void is set to be released August 23rd

meet alexander wang

Meet Alexander Wang!
Wednesday July 21, 2010
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Join us at our Toronto – Bloor Street store on July 21, 2010 to meet CFDA Award-Winning Designer Alexander Wang!

Lauded as one of the best designers of his generation, Wang is a three time CFDA Award Winner. A Native Californian, Wang has been living and breathing New York City since moving there at 18. Now 26 and at the helm of his eponymous ready-to-wear, eyewear, shoe and handbag line as well as his T by Alexander Wang diffusion line, Wang not only designs for the coolest girls around, he defines cool in and of itself! Like the collection itself, the girls he dresses stand out, not in the obvious ways but more like the black sheep in a crowd: inspiring, surprising and slightly mysterious.


sophia coppola
stephen dorf
lust, love, fame, magic
and a sprinkle of julian casablancas,

Friday, July 16, 2010

PS: Holly Fulton A/W 2010

And secondly
can we talk about how totally badass awesomsauce amazeballs the Holly Fulton Autumn/Winter 2010 collection is?
The color palette, the geometry!
Pop art print shift dresses,
trompe l’oiel Swarovski crystal rainbows.
For girls so cool, it hurts.

Kinda bummed that I can’t get my fingers on a single piece, here in North America.
Monochromatic me is wanting a change.

Holly Fulton x Smythson

Following the talented likes of Erdem and Giles Deacon, designer Holly Fulton will create a capsule collection for Smythson, the luxury stationary and leather goods brand. The collection is set to feature an assortment of diaries, notebooks and writing sets covered in her signature illustrations and blinged out with Swarovski crystal clasps. After combing the internet for some images, I finally managed to find a twit-pic photo, courtesy of Stella Magazine. The luxe pieces are set to hit stores in October, and are sure to be a sell out. As one of the stationary obsessed, I beg! Put me on some list, and let me get my hands on the goods!

So good!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


by Sarah Kane

watch this
in it’s entirety.
Start a conversation.

they call it Dragon Nails

Little Sister treated Big Sister
to a mani-pedi, a massage
and vietnamese conversation.
A delightful O.P.I blue, to beat this sweltering hazy heat.

Courtney Love, style blogger.

singer/songwriter/fem-bot/man eating machine
and now style blogger?
Color me excited!

What Courtney Wore Today
She’s seen
dancing in Preen,
shopping in Margiela
hobnobbing in Lanvin
PSchouler and Rick Owens (OF COURSE)
Most iphone snapped
and posted with quirky commentary.

keel – zem- all . com

What’s with all the hate Mr. Zahm? Tired of the blogger backlash I suppose.
Still love you mag though, but your blog, not so much.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kiwi Preach

I tend to preach, quiet a bit really.
So much so, that friends tend to tire of my sociological promises and I don’t know what I even mean anymore.
I mean yes, everything comes from a good place.
A good heart,
A good moment,
A loving thought.

These days, I fall silent. I mean really? Who am I to give answers?
She, who has been hiding behind her own false calculations,
behind her own formulation of mediocrity,

Who am I?
I know Scribble makes my soul dance,
and my friends makes my soul sing, and Alex Fury is Versailles king,
and Shilingford is stylist princess
and I am merely a chambermaid.

I know I want nothing more than to live in London*
to holdiay in a shire
to rave in Ibiza
and to mumble pleasantries with Mr.Hack
and to one day,

if the Lord would bless me,
perhaps have even a fraction of my
childish dreams come true.

For I am Kiwi,
and I dream massively always.

despite prejudice and time

i pray this moment
will lead me to higher ground.
So I keep my fingers crossed.

Till then,
it’s my cocoa skin,
afro hair
doc martens
and ninja stars
slicing my thoughts of love and peace
seeking peace
and creative lust through these
more than desperate times.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Margherita Maccapani Missoni

Margherita Missoni is’s latest digital cover star and looks stunning might I add. The brand ambassador and now accessories designer was shot by Lina Scheynius (one of my favourite photographers) at grandmother Missoni’s Italian countryside estate and styled by Katie Shillingford, in nothing but Missoni pieces both past and present.
Have always dreamt of over grown hedges, red brick walls, scuffed carpets and barbour jackets.
Fireplaces, fall and brandy.
Nestled quietly in to the depths of the countryside.
I am a city girl, yes. Looking for a little peace,finally. Please.