@paperfashion is one of my favorite follows on Instagram. Her paintings and sketches are incredible.   Full of movement, her paintings seem to capture these perfect fashion moments almost like a photograph but with far more depth – if that makes any sense.

paper fashion

Katie Rogers is the magician behind Paper Fashion.  She started painting at the age of seven as an escape and hasn’t come back ever since.  With collaborations with Valentino, Coach, Swarovski, among others, she’s got the world by her paintbrush and I can’t seem to get enough.

paper fashion

paper fashion

paper fashion

Check out her full site HERE.




I’m Totally Fine….





I, like most of us, have this habit of being ‘fine’.  When someone asks us how we’re doing we’re always just totally fine.  It’s easier that way.  Who wants to hear that you’re not?  Who really cares?  A good friend of mine and I have gone so far to as to use ‘I’m totally fine’ as a our secret phrase for when we’re completely 100% not, as a twisted way to find some humor in incredibly uncomfortable situations.

But after reading this a while back I’ve been mulling over the implication of always being ‘fine’.

My father recently went through some major surgery and leading up to it I was a bit of a mess but really didn’t want to deal with it.  I was of the mind that if I didn’t give it much thought, give his tumor any power, then it wouldn’t amount to much.  After he had come out of surgery I made a casual comment about it to my friends and they were not only floored that I hadn’t shared it with them in the first place, but also a little annoyed that I didn’t allow them to be there for me.  Once they knew and were checking in on me I realized that I probably would have been able to deal with the whole situation way better if I could have told them, “hey guys, I’m not fine.  I’m actually pretty scared.”

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Bucket (bag) List




Though Wang’s Diego has basically become iconic, this season’s bucket bag offerings has me lusting something awful.  Neither too big nor too small it’s such a convenient shape; perfect to stuff full of your essentials and throw over your shoulder or rock cross body.

Though Mansur Gavriel is the name on every fashionista’s lips, there are a few more envy worthy pieces that will have you crushing.  Including some the Diego in some beautiful new colours.

Alexander Wang

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Our friends and Toronto natives,  Ashleigh and Matt, aren’t only the most stunningly gorgeous couple, they are crazy talented.  Him, single handedly changing the fashion landscape in Toronto – Goodfoot, Nomad, Stussy.  Her, creating one of the first members only culture clubs in Toronto called The Society – (which I was desperate to be a member of) that eventually grew to include chapters in New York and Miami.


And now they bring us AKID.  After having a child of their own they saw a hole in the market for cool, functional kicks for kids.  They set to work on a line of shoes that are not only incredibly stylish but are complete with all of the things that are necessary to make our little ones comfy on their endless adventures.

-EVA sole, typically found in sports shoes- a great shock absorber.

- side zipper makes it easy (for Moms and Dads) to get the shoe on and off.

-no-slip rubber sole to keep them from falling (as much as possible)

Plus with a range of kick ass colours and prints they’ll leave you saying, why cant they be in my size?


H is particularly fond of the Jasper in Coloured Leopard

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Congrats guys!

Check them out HERE




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