Friday, November 20, 2009

I want! I want! I want!

Seems like this whole cut-out-leather bootie design is the trend. I know that I would find plenty of outfits to wear a pair of purple, suede swash-buckling high-heeled booties with.

These boot are great hybrid between something practical and something romantic without looking too frou-frou or too frumpy (not that I have anything against looking a little frou-frou). Ah! I really just love all of Steve Madden's shoes.

This grecian goddess dress looks as if its made of girly dreams and a sorbet. Just look at those little crystalline buttons down the front! This reminds me of a dress that I had borrowed from a neighbor girlfriend back when I was in the 5th grade. It was the same color, but had this sheer, angel-like sleeves. My sister and I would wear it around the house and jump off the edge of the sofa, hoping that the sleeves would sprout into real wings.

Oh my gewdness! How sweet is this little blue-eskimo princess coat? I have such an obsession with furry collars...they are so wonderfully luxurious. I have one kind of like this, but not in blue!

Man oh man, I stumpled upon a gold mine of a band today. I don't know why I havent heard of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's sooner, but I cant get this song outta my head. I love how warm and down home the girls voice sounds. This song is approrpiately called "Home". It conjures up all the heartbreakingly wonderful memories of everyone I love back home. They are actually playing Monday night here in ol' Montreal! Sweet!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

So...Im thinking about going to grad school to get my MFA in photography...I know that I have announced with great pride to all of my peers that I am forever "done with school", but I think I may be changing my tune. I mean, why the hell not? Change seems to be the running theme this year, might as well take it another step further into the realms of academia. Well, to be honest, my intentions are not purely for the goal of mastering my craft; it might be a great way to integrate myself into this new place, make some connections and learn a bit more while I'm at it. Once I become a resident here, I should have access to the insanely cheap tuition rates...well, seems like I have already made up my mind about this...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our house is shaping up to be a funky little pad. The living room is nearly we just need a credenza and record player, then we will be in-like-flynn. He and I have had our eye on this Electrohome Apollo record player for about 2 weeks now...we spotted it in a furniture store, but it wasn't operating at the time. Hopefully the owner got it fixed, because Im already day dreaming about where Im gonna put it!

This city really is like non other. There is just this charisma that vibrates through the mish-mash buildings and rings across the bike-path laden streets. On days when the sky is covered up, its good to know that night and city lights can make up for the ugly weather. Matt and I went for a walk the other evening around the Mile End. On one hand we held each other while on the other hand was holding a fresh bagel. We dipped into a little cafe that I had been eyeing for a couple of weeks. No sign above the door, just large, steamy windows and a menagerie of chairs, books, art, plants, and warm looking people. Its a good sign when you walk into anyplace that is playing music that you know all the words to.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Decorating and the home sick blues.

Know what time it is? BULLET POINT POST!

  • Matt and I have slowly been undoing all the beige that our condo came standard with. Its now an oasis of green and 70`s orange.
  • I took off all our verticle blinds and layed them gingerly in the dumpster. Who the hell ever thought those were a good idea?
  • I miss the obnoxiousness of American television. Canadian TV lacks all the explosions and yelling that I am so accustomed to.
  • Im getting used to the language barrier here. I may not be able to respond in French yet, but at least I can understand a bit more.
  • One day Matt and I were strolling through China town and decided to take a chance on a "Mongolian Hotpot". Wrong! We didn`t have a clue as to what we were supposed to do with the boiling hot pot of broth and all the unidentifiable vegitables...boil it I guess?
  • Modern furniture is nothing but compressed wood. Nothing really compares to the quality and design of vintage.
  • Fall in Montreal is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
  • I have my own personal bat cave (a.k.a. underground parking).