Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Fresh Lemon Wakeup!

Body wash is not something I normally get excited about, but I had to make an exception the other day when I found this light yellow gem. I was walking through Sephora and sampling fragrances and colors when I came upon the Sugar Lemon Bath and Shower Gel from Fresh. It smells delicious, as though the sugar and lemons had been beaten in a pestle and mortar and then gently warmed. It's the perfect scent if you shower first thing in the morning or if you want a pick-me-up in the afternoon or after a workout. I've recently become a fan of fresher body wash scents (as opposed to the more popular vanilla/cake based ones) because they invigorate and perk you up. They're crisp and perfect at the start of your day. This wash from Fresh -also infused with vitamins C and E- is the best example I've found so far. It will set you back just under $20 for 300ml, so if you're not inclined to spend that I recommend just smelling it the next time you're at Sephora... heavenly!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Review: Spin Pin

I've been wanting to try Goody's Spin Pins for a while now, and I finally picked up a pair on the weekend. They are actually quite effective in holding my mane up in a neat-ish bun. I also got the updo pin from the same line. The picture is of the first time I put it in. It also does the job nicely... both do's would otherwise require fifteen to twenty strategically placed bobby pins and a fair amount of hairspray. Its nice having one or two pieces that enable chic do's on weekdays.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Louboutin Lust: Stilts for Spring

During one of our many excursions to Holt Renfrew in Vancouver (our favorite "museum"), my friend tried the astronomically high black patent Louboutins aptly dubbed "Highness". The heel measures 160mm (6.3"- approaching stilt status). We noticed that not only is there the factor of pure height, the platform itself narrows toward the base, decreasing the area on which you stand and increasing precarity. Obviously it takes a very practiced and strong ankle to be able to pull off actually walking in these babies (enter Gaga), but they are amazing in a photograph. For your viewing pleasure:

Monday, 16 January 2012

Drip Drawings

Another assignment from one of my classes was to use ink and paint drips to develop images. The following series uses conte, watercolor and nail polish. I found the polish to be very effective in interrupting the images as they were much more pigmented than the other media. I also decided on monochromatic theme so as to streamline the series and focus on the image itself. It also gave a more unified backdrop to the white conte.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Kafka assignment...

In one of my classes this past term we were assigned to do a series based on Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. I decided to focus on one of the lesser mentioned aspects of the work: the picture of the woman in the room that represents the main character's humanity. My series explores some of the possibilities of what that picture might look like... loosely interpreted of course. The portrayal does not take into account the era of the story.