Candy Striped

Friday, October 2, 2015

OUTFIT - housecoat - vintage | pj pants - Adeline's Attic vintage | silk tank - c/o Joe Fresh | bag - Louis Vuitton | ring - Artworks | shoes - Alexander Wang | sunglasses - c/o Komono

After three months I am finaalllllyyyyy able to reveal these photos! I was featured in this month's FASHION Magazine as part of their Alberta Notes which includes a list of my favourite things - one of which I no longer own (my loft). I will be heading down to the magazine stand asap to get my grubby little fingers on their latest issue. In other news.... IRIS is now on Netflix so if you need me, I'll be watching that. 

Photographs - Michael Borchert

Toner Wars

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


The thing I turn to the most when I don't have *time* (read: too lazy) to properly wash my face is toner.   I prefer toners that are not alcohol based which was quite tricky to find in the past but it seems as though more companies are getting the memo. Here are my top 4 toners in no particular order.


Micellar lotions are the best of both worlds; they tone your face while also removing make up. This one does just that and I would say is on par with the cult favourite Bioderma. The only difference is that the Avene one is lightly scented so stick to the latter if scents are a known irritant for you. 

This is a very toner that gently cleanses the face, has a very light fragrance, and leaves your skin feeling tingly. I am not 100% sure it is alcohol free but it didn't leave my skin feeling tight or dry after using so I'm guessing not. (I could not find the ingredients list).  


Thayers Witch Hazel Toner in Cucumber (rose is my default but cucumber is a great alternative)

Both the cucumber and rose options are fresh smelling and soothing. It cleanses the skin without leaving it feeling dry. It does not, however, remove mascara very well so best to start off with a make up remover first before you move on to toning with this. 


This miracle mixture cleanses, removes make up, and tones the skin for the ultimate lazy girl (me) who wants it all but doesn't have a lot of counter space for multiple products (me). Also leaves your skin feeling clean but not dry which I attribute this to toners without alcohol in them.

Manitou Beach

Monday, September 28, 2015


OUTFIT - coat - vintage | hat - c/o Aldo | top - c/o Burton | denim - c/o Joe Fresh | shoes - c/o VANS | backpack - c/o Sole Society

Back in the '40s, Manitou Beach, Sk. was a happening place to go. It's know as the dead sea of Canada with waters so buoyant, you need not even bother treading water. My grandparents even honeymooned there in style which is what prompted my mother and I to make a stop there in the off season. The cabins they originally stayed in are now being used as a camp but have maintained their old timey charm from yesteryear. 

Time hasn't been kind to the lake itself. Between heavy rains and melting snow in the spring, the lake has overfloweth slowing inching its way up the beach and drowning the parks.  The overcast off season lends to a very eerie feeling; I had willingly walked into a David Lynch-esque setting. 

Photographs - Audrey / Sandy Karpetz