let's jump the broomstick

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another teaser of the things to come - below are a selection of portraits of the attendees of my sister's Halloween Spooktacular Wedding Extravaganza Best Day Ever. It seems the processing of wedding photographs is a lengthy affair and I am patiently waiting the arrival of the bridal party portraits. Until then.... please enjoy this aesthetic explosion of the witchay variety. 

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outdoor portraits by Kefkism Design
inside partay shots by Miss Elise

This was by no means a conventional wedding and if anyone knows my sister, they know she would have it no other way. Catered by Edmonton's finest Fat Frank's hotdog vendor who also moonlights as a magician, this was an event so spectacular it could only have happened in South Central Edmonton. 

Since Halloween fell on a weekday, my sister and her fiance opted to jump a broom in leu of a proper ceremony....  which we saved for Vegas. That was followed by copious amounts of drink and dance - fortunately everyone was well disguised resulting in very few shameovers the next morning.... aside from the guy who woke up on a bus bench downtown only to discover his cell phone was broken (the least of his problems I do imagine) 

Soon to come - our Vegas adventure and the proper bridal party portraits! Who can hardly wait? 


Miss Sandy




witchay woman

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Remember when I was going on about that Halloween wedding? The photographs are beginning to surface slowly but surely. Here is the Witchay Wedding Series kick off post. I threw a spooky shower for my sister co-hosted by my lovely mother - the dress code was of course WITCHAY. (How many times can I put that word in one post?)  All the pictures I took from the evening (aside from the decor details) were on a film camera which it turns out... is not so easy to develop as it used to be. Perhaps one day I'll be able to share with you gals all the grainy gritty shots.... but until then! 

Miss Cecily came over the night before to help decorate for this spine-chillingly sinister event complete with cobwebs and creepy crunk goblets. We fittingly watched Bridesmaids afterwards. I'm certain I was the last person in the world to see it, but it was hysterical none the less. If only I could have given a toast that paralleled the amazingness of this. However, I did earn the title of "Iron Maiden of Honour." Awesome.


miss sandy

p.s. this video goes out to Miss Katie, the witchay-est bride ever. I would love to meet the person who compiled it.

dazed

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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wearing: levis jean jacket - vintage. the jesus and mary chain t shirt - borrow. satin shorts - vintage. fur hat - vintage. tights - american apparel. shoes - winners.

Enough with the apologies for the dated photos because I'm not sorry, I still think they are relevant and great. I said it. There is nothing quite like borrowing guys clothing. Now that I no longer reside with Jash and have access to his wonderful dandy duds I have to look elsewhere for a bit of guy garnish on my wardrobe. Enter the borrowed Jesus and Mary Chain band T. I have yet to return it but it was wonderful while it lasted.

With music in mind, one of my friends from Toronto started a new show listing site that just launched today and is TOP NOTCH. Back in the day when I lived there I would use the Rotate This ticket board to find out about upcoming events, it pales in comparison to Just Shows. I wish there were one of these for every city. Magic.

Dazed - Bleached
and a drink to go with the band

Miss Sandy

i want to be your girlfriend

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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I feel like a shyster using photos that are so clearly from a month ago but I fully intended on posting all of these to begin with. It's hard to look at these images of fall while looking out my window into a white abyss. I was fortunate enough to experience only one day of it on my way to England last year. It's hard to believe that a year ago I was starting my life over as a sad immigrant in a different country living with The Funk. 

I am beyond grateful to be back home with a proper standard of living but there is a laundry list of all the English bits and bobs I miss - flower markets, day trips, mulled wine on the street, drinking in the streets in general, decent public transportation, country inns, seeing amazing bands weekly, my best friend Jash... I could go on but I'll spare you the agony of my nostalgia. This much I will say:  Christmas 2011 is going to be on steroids; Sandy's Christmas Village will be bustling once more. Our Sad Immigrant Festivus was befitting of the times but was not my usual style of celebration. 

Enough about the distant past! This outfit you may remember from a recent music video by The Old Wives in which I get mugged for my lovely car. The tattered frock was also a semi repeat from a Weekend Kids video that came out a year ago. I am a recycler, what can I say? Or perhaps it is just my music video outfit.

Tired of all the links? Well here's one more! I have recently become incredibly fond of the television show Bored To Death. In my wildest dreams I am Jonathan Ames and I should be making a craigslist posting shortly about being a local Nancy Drew.  If none of this is making any sense, I suggest you start watching this HBO original series and listening to all the wonderful tunes featured on it... like this one:

i want to be your girlfriend - bachelorette

Miss Sandy