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Listened to Hole while doing house stuff today. The angsty 90’s seemed appropriate for my mood.

Currently channelling rockery, grunge vibe in my clothes too. Has anyone else fallen on love with all the denim jackets and vests at Forever 21?

Say bye bye to this mani. It’s getting changed today. But I did feel rather sweet while sporting it. Time for something darker.

Starbucks. And an hour to veg out. Ahhh. Happy Good Friday.

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Inspired by past trips to Japan I tried some Gyaru inspired make-up last week.

This look is harder to achieve than I thought it would be. I have some work to do if I want to wear it again. I especially need to practice the under eye application. It seems I’ve just mastered lashes on my upper lash line; adding some to the bottom was a real challenge.

Like my faux Moley mole. Shhh don’t tell anyone.

I recently had the pleasure of doing the hair and make-up on a photo-shoot for the Marcelle Bénédicte line.

The experience was lovely. The talent in front and behind the camera was stunning and a real treat to be a part of.

For the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Émilie Parisé, the designer behind the label, was inspired by time spent in Paris and Taïzé.

Here are some beautiful pics from the shoot – don’t they make you crave spring!

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Clothing from: the Marcelle Bénédicte Spring/Summer 2013 line (these pieces will be part of fashion event ‘Passport to Paris’on April 27th, 2013 )

Photos by: Greg Amponsah

Jewelry by: Mary Eng

Hair and Make-up: Me 

Only a couple more months on winter until we can sport beautiful designs like these again!

Hope your looking forward to spring as much as I am 🙂

K

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I spent a wonderful weekend in the largest city in Canada. Toronto. The home of one of my best friends, Laura. So one of my favourite places as a result.

We spent the whole day on Saturday shopping at Yorkdale mall. We didn’t leave the mall with much, I got some awesome socks at H&M and we both got some false lashes at Sephora. Even though we went easy on our wallets, after six hours of scouring the mall for new finds we were both exhausted.

Thankfully we refuelled with lattes and lashes. Using false lashes is one of my favourite ways to play with a look, to create some drama or just go completely over the top for a night. I think Laura is a new lash convert. Although I had to laugh when I asked Laura “How do they feel” and she responded happily “Great… I love them. It just feels like I have hair in my eyes all the time.” Not exactly how I would describe the feeling, which to me feels like butterflies on top of my lashes… But hopefully next time wearing lashes will be a more comfortable for her.

After our looks were complete we headed to little Italy to a little restaurant called “La Forchetta Ristorante“. I’ve been to the restaurant twice and love it there. The food at La Forchetta reminds me of eating in Italy. Simple, fresh ingredients are combined in unique and uncomplicated ways, yielding food that demands you just sit, relax, and enjoy every forkful. And the service is impeccable. If you are in Toronto I highly recommend it.

After dinner we went to Eat My Martini, so delicious. 6$Martinis. We ordered the Pumpkin Pie and the Chocolate Factory Martini. The Chocolate Factory is my favourite so far, but with over 130 Martinis to choose from I might find a new favourite next time.

It’s wasn’t a late, late night. But we are already planning our next night out. Looks like it might involve dancing and drag queens and I can’t wait.

I had a wonderfully weekend. I hope you did too!

K