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A lost art

This is a video promo for an upcoming exhibit in Paris but it’s also a tribute to a style of entertainment and film, with giant stages, incredible costumes and a huge cast of dancers in perfect unison, that was once ubiquitous. My grandmother used to find old recordings of these videos and would watch them with me, pressing the fact that there were no computer effects, that there really were dozens of costumed women making kaleidoscopic formations, and that of course the production equipment was much heavier and clunkier than it is today. She insisted I be impressed by it. And even though I was just a little kid, I was impressed and always wondered why these productions had gone out of style.

Though this video clearly does have loads of CGI and whatever other computer animation tricks are in vogue these days, it’s still a treat to watch and beautifully done. The video is to promote the upcoming exhibit at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris that will exhibit the work of Louis Vuitton (the man) and Marc Jacobs, who has been artistic director of the Vuitton house since 1997. The exhibit will run from March 9 – September 16, 2012 … Perhaps I can take a little trip across the English Channel when I’m in London in a few weeks! BUT probably not.


Best Ethiopian Restaurants in Toronto

Yummmmmmmm. I go to Nazareth once a week. I have to restrain myself from going even more than that. So when BlogTO said they were running a Best of Ethiopian restaurants, with Nazareth topping the list – how could I resist??

Rihanna wants you to know she’s the 99 percent

K this is dark …

And also, I might have mocked a tad with my headline but this video is pretty awesome. It’s like Jenny from The Block on heroin. The song is not really my thing, but it’s a crazy video. I came across this on The Eye of Faith blog – Toronto vintage. Love.

“How do I look?” ~ my blog.

Dear all,

My blog needed a makeover, oh so badly. After hours at the salon, she has emerged thus.

exes and ohs.

Ode to The Sartorialist: Colours that Clash

pink and red man

This is an incredible photo I found on The Sartorialist, which is currently my favourite go-to for style inspiration. Just look at this guy! He’s wearing two different red plaids, paired with a pink sweater. And as though that isn’t enough, he spiced his look up with an orange belt, but he’s totally pulling it off.

And why not have fun with clothes? Life’s too short to take your outfits so seriously.

  • Note: I’m revisiting this post two years after writing it, and I have to say that I think of this photo often. The composition of the frame and the angle of the buildings really draws you in. His outfit looks comfortable, cozy, and well-tailored with warm colours. Maybe that’s the trick to wearing clashing colours – getting everything else just right. Or maybe it’s finding the right balance between attention to detail and not giving a shit.
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