What a whirlwind of a day! I’m spent!
Today started off bright and early. The BRBR crew and I headed to the Centre Phi to host a livestream at the unveiling of the Polaris Prize Long List. Thoughts on the records that made the cut? Happy? Mad? Sad? I’m definitely content with the overall list. I’m happy to see that five French records made it into the Top 40. Though I didn’t vote for all five personally, it’s nice to see that the rest of the sometimes unilingual jurors can still really appreciate a record crafted in another language! I’m super happy to see some of my personal favorites Young Galaxy, Hannah Georgas, Peter Peter, Purity Ring and Les Soeurs Boulay make it into the Top 40. Really curious to see who will make it into the next round…
Following the livestream that I hosted, I was also asked by the fine folks at the Polaris Prize to take part as a panelist in their Polaris Salon. I’m terrible at public speaking but didn’t feel so nervous this time around because the room was filled with many friendly familiar faces! What a great experience today was overall! A big thank you to all the artists who came to chat with us during the livestream. Stoked to do a third one, live from the Short List announcement on July 16th in Toronto.
For today’s Polaris livestream and salon, I rocked some rad Zara prints and some of my favorite jewels from Biko Jewellery, Lionette & Bing Bang NYC. I kept the armcandy rather simple to avoid making too much noise on camera… (tv host problems!)
Looking forward to starting our coverage of the Francofolies officially tomorrow! I kicked off the festival tonight with a lovely set from Fanny Bloom! You have to listen to her track “Respirer la fumée” if you aren’t familiar with her music yet!
Zara Batik Mini Skirt (get it here)
Forever 21 Bleached demin vest (get it here)
H&M white jersey top (get it here)
Biko Neon Blue Colby necklace (get it here)
Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)
Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)
Lionette SINEAD bracelet (check the site for more info)
Jeffrey Campbell Don’t Even white sandals (get them here)