Polaris Long List unveiling #DailyOutfit

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.

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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!

http://musique.fannybloom.com/track/respirer-la-fum-e

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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)

Frigid Friday #DailyOutfit

Yup… Frigid! I biked to work wondering if it was March instead of late May today. I desperately should have worn gloves and probably could have done without the big wedges. @offneraurelien makes fun of me because I always bike in heels or wedges. I admit it probably isn’t the best footwear for biking but I’m definitely getting better at it. Anyone else bike in heels?

This weather just makes me more and more excited about going to LA next week. Seriously… the spring in Toronto this year has been pretty ridiculous. I’m back to wearing my big leather jacket and socks it’s so cold.

Who’s excited for the weekend? On my to do list this weekend: packing for LA, dropping by The Black Box Boutique for the I’MONIQ new collection launch (deets here), running and enjoying the sunshine! What are your plans for the weekend?

Have a fabulous Friday!!

xo

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TOPSHOP pink high roller neppy tank (get it here)

American Apparel snakeskin leggings (similar ones here)

Zara fabric wedge ankle boots (get them here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

Biko Rena Ring Necklace (get it here)

Biko Third Eye bracelet (get it here)

Karl Lagerfeld ’7′ Beveled Bezel Bracelet Watch (get it here)

White Wednesday #DailyOutfit

Happy Wednesday!

Hope your week is going well! I’m finding very hard to concentrate at work this week because I’m so stoked for my upcoming trip to LA next week. That said, I’m trying to stay focused and am working on planning out first two festival outings of the summer: the Francofolies de Montreal and the Festival d’été de Québec.

We’re putting together some of the new series that we’ve been working on for BRBR season 2. I should have a little preview for you all in the next couple of weeks 🙂  In the meantime, in case you missed it, you can now watch our 1hr special that we filmed in Ottawa at the Canadian Tulip Festival at the beginning of the month with Hollerado, Hotel Morphée and Pandaléon. Can’t believe over 1200 people showed up for our event! What a memorable night!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcLFx1sscQA&list=UUL6u5j-6kV6vOepVTIdl97w&index=1

For today’s outfit, I’m wearing white, off-white and a pop of neon green. I’ve also decided to layer some of my favorite necklaces: the Biko Jaci necklace & Biko Colby necklace as well as an older H&M neon green necklace. No arm swag today, just a few dainty rings from Verameat (obsessed with the Vampire Crown), Bing Bang & my daily staple – the Lady Muerte ring from Springsioux (have you checked out some of the new fall/winter 2013 items previewed on their site?! You can do so here).

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Forever 21 Ganado Denim Vest (get it here)

Forever 21 neon green tee (similar one here)

Zara white embroidered mini skirt (similar one here)

Biko Neon Blue Colby necklace (get it here)

Biko Jaci Necklace – Lilac (get it here)

H&M neon green bib necklace 

Verameat vampire crown ring (get it here)

Bing Bang Shard Ring (get it here)

Springsioux Lady Muerte ring (get it here)

Lace-Up Platform Boots (similar ones here)