Saturday, November 27, 2010

Downtown Downturn

Dublin graffiti depicting Ireland's Finance Minister Brian Lenihan and Prime Minister Brian Cowen as the Blues Brothers
Photo courtesy of, Cathal Mcnaughton

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Do you listen to Elvis Costello? I never did, but after seeing this record album at the flea market, I think I'm going to have to start.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I rarely declare a true love for something. Crave, yes. Lust, yes. Yearn for, yes. Like a lot, a lot. So maybe you've seen my declaration for a lot of things on my blog, because when you're passionate about something you have to share it with the world right? This weekend I went to see "Gezeiten" by Sasha Waltz & Friends at the Howard Gilman Opera House in BAM. Needless to say where I'm going with this post, but I fell in love.

"Gezeiten" literally translates to "tide" in German. The dance begins slightly purist, with quiet, contemporary ballet, and a cello playing a slow harmony in the background. The dance troupe is organized in single file lines. The mood then shifts to fear, confusion and disarray with rolls and rumbles, choreographed fights; the dance troupe organized in circular huddles. The fight is then interjected with smoke and fire, red lighting, and a slow, melting dance takes place. Finally, the show finishes with destruction --- literally, the performers tore up the floor boards and started pulsating from beneath like an earthquake. There were holes in the walls, dust was flying everywhere, and a lady had cardboard in her pants --- the true works. Every single moment of the dance was a rhythmic interaction between the person, and the environment; sometimes with even the most mundane actions or props.

I thought I'd share some more Sasha Waltz with you thanks to our friends at YouTube.


Dialogue 9 @ Neues Museum


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another Steel Bananas Issue!

Every time another Steel Bananas issue rolls around it reminds me of how fast time goes by. I took the opportunity to do an interview with Nokomis since I was in Edmonton early October, as I think it is the true heartbeat of women's fashion in Edmonton. You've probably seen them in my blogs before...and you've probably seen their little turquoise, screenprinted reusable bags all over Edmonton (or Canada?).

I remember those screenprinting days in the summer as an intern there. One time we ran out of navy paint, so they asked me to choose any colour I wanted. I thought a complimentary colour like orange would be fits the louder side of my personality I guess! So if any of you lucky Edmontonians own an orange Noko bag, it was limited edition!

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Friday, November 5, 2010


I crave these Maison Martin Margiela Work Moc Booties.

I've always wanted to add these Margiela Turtle Dove boots to my wardrobe too. They would both make me look so smart!