September 15, 2015

Free (1)
Top: Tobi racerback crop top (similar)
Bottom: H&M high low skirt (similar)
Bag: Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag (similar)
Shoes: Raye Sara sandals
Bracelet: Brandy Pham Ella cuff bracelet
Ring: Brandy Pham triple needle ring

I felt like I was on top of the world as we stood at the top of the Griffith Observatory in LA again this year. It's such a stunning building and the view was spectacular because it looks out at the entire city. You can even catch a glimpse of the Hollywood sign.

If you love architecture or appreciate a beautiful sight, it's a definite must-see if you're visiting LA for the very first time. Every inch of this building was charming and worth photographing. Even though I have yet to visit Greece, this place resembles Santorini so much. I was so happy to be able to enjoy this view again and to be able to share the experience with Terrance and a new group of friends! The least exciting part of this visit was our $93 parking ticket. Make sure you find a spot in the parking lot and not on the side of the road — even if you see everyone else doing it!

Sunshine & Palm Trees

September 14, 2015

Sunshine & Palm Trees (1)
Top: ASOS white boyfriend shirt (similar)
Bikini: Triangl Poppy marshmallow yellow bikini set
Hat: J.Crew Panama hat
Sunglasses: Celine Audrey sunglasses
Bracelet: Brandy Pham Ella cuff bracelet
Ring: Brandy Pham triple needle ring and Gem & Blue looper ring

Happy Monday! Wishing that I was back in LA where there's ample sunshine and palm trees at every corner. While summer is just on its way out in Toronto, here's another set of photos by the pool to remind me of the warmer days. This Triangl bikini is my current favourite — I love the fun, bright colours and mesh fabric. I'm looking forward to wearing it again next month in... Jamaica!


September 12, 2015

Poolside (1)
Swimsuit: French Connection mesh swimsuit
Hat: J.Crew Panama hat
Bracelet: Brandy Pham Ella cuff bracelet
Sunglasses: Celine Audrey sunglasses

We started off our vacation in LA with an abundance of sunshine and scorching weather. We stayed in a beautiful apartment in DTLA which had an outdoor pool and sweet amenities, perfect for shoots. The water was so clear and clean, especially since they don’t have many bugs over there. I can’t say I took a dip in the water because I can’t swim, but I did jump in a few times to keep cool!

Beauty & The Braid

September 11, 2015

Beauty & The Braid (3)

The one thing that I miss most about my long hair is being able to put it into a raid, either messy fishtail or a simple, classic three strand braid. It was the perfect lazy sunday in hairstyle to keep your hair out of the way. The "Book of Braids" is likely the handiest guide I've seen to date — and with its beautiful illustrations, it reveals the various types of braids for every occasion and teaches you how to achieve them yourself.

This look I have here is a bit of a messy up-do, perfect for special occasions or a date night. I had this done as a part of a complimentary service at Her Majesty's Pleasure for their #PreTIFFPampering happy hour!

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Feminine Chic

September 9, 2015

Feminine Chic (1)
Jacket: Mackage Kenya leather jacket(similar)
Top: Babaton lace camisole
Bottom: 1. State circle skirt (similar)
Shoes: Valentino 'Rockstud' patent leather courts
Bracelet: Brandy Pham Ella cuff bracelet
Rings: Gem & Blue ring (c/o Shop Goldyn)
Bag: Forever 21 lock crossbody bag (similar)

One favourite places is the coffee shop. I don't drink coffee, but I find every reason to go so I can grab a cup of hot drink to catch up with old friends or get to know new friends. SOMA is actually a chocolate factory in Toronto, but they have a coffee & gelato bar as well. What I didn't know until finally stopping by for a sit-in was the secret seating area at the back. I met with Verne for the very first time for our photo shoot and decided to get acquainted over a cup of classic and rich hot chocolate (my favourite!) here. I love getting to know someone first prior to shooting with them and it was a real pleasure meeting Verne and learning about his background. What was neat was finding out that we were actually raised in the same neighbourhood and even attended the same middle school and high school!

Pink Field

August 24, 2015

Pink Field (1)
Top: Tobi racerback crop top (similar)
Bottom: ASOS skirt (similar)
Shoes: Zara lace-up heels (similar)
Bracelet: Brandy Pham cylinder bracelet
Rings: Gem & Blue rings (c/o Shop Goldyn)
Bag: Forever 21 lock crossbody bag (similar)

How striking and beautiful is this pink covered park? It was like a pink wonderland featuring a maze that was beyond fun to shoot in. When we decided to shoot at the June Callwood Park, an urban park located in the heart of the Fort York neighbourhood, I was beyond thrilled. I've been meaning to visit this place all summer and had little idea that it was only about a 20-minute walk from where I live.


August 9, 2015

Silhouette (1)
Dress: Babaton dress (similar)
Shoes: Zara lace-up heels (similar)
Sunglasses: H&M cat-eye sunglasses
Bracelet: Brandy Pham cylinder bracelet
Bag: Forever 21 lock crossbody bag (similar)

So in love with this photo that Cynthia shot for me a little while back when we met. This is such a fun backdrop — can you believe that it's the window of the Louis Vuitton store in Yorkville? We had a blast getting to know one another over brunch at Wish, followed by a mini photo session, and a trip to Avenue Rd. pick up beautiful, fresh peonies.