Monday, April 25, 2016

Florence + The Machine - No Light, No Light / 25.4.16 RENAISSANCE ~ www.tedore.at

I loved all the looks chosen. EVERYTHING! 
...but these were the ones that made me shift in some way.




 #Art. Simply put. BRAVO!

Tears for Fears - Pale Shelter (HQ) / Balenciaga 2016-2017 Fall Autumn Winter Womens Runway ~ denimjeansobserver.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_kN_DJQJ3U
http://www.denimjeansobserver.com/mag/2016/04/25/balenciaga-2016-2017-fall-autumn-winter-womens-paris-fashion-plaid-parka-quilted-coat-curved-waist-floral-denim-jeans-observer/
" ICYMI, Balenciaga conducted their 2016-2017 Fall Autumn Winter Womens Runway Catwalk Looks during Paris Fashion Week Mode à Paris in France. From the collection, we selected only the top fashion forward styles and our favorite pieces. "

Balenciaga. Balenciaga, love saying it. It's sounds rich, chic, edgy and luxurious. I am huge fan. From the images shared I chose these as my favourites.
Always "cool".

 I really love these two looks. DENIM...can't go wrong. The simple 'deconstruction' for reconstruction of the classic denim jacket is so simple but effective, in a good way. The somber earth tones make for a trending 'vintage' feel. Awesome.

 One of my ultimate fave's of all the looks. I like the oversized coats with clever 'folds'. It creates this modern silhouette that I really appreciate.

 Something about these coats are fascinating, yet at the same time it's somewhat strange, no? I DO know I love the checkered plaid and tartan print. It seems as though Mr.Wang formed the female body into this almost 'alien' like silhouette. Love it. I do. #highhippychick

 I am loving these 1960/70's table cloth prints. The purple dress in particular has quite spectacular details. The shoulders secures it's modern edge. Love.

BELOW: Here we go again with the 'cray-cray' prints and styling. I can't help it, but it's still alluring when appraoched with innovation. ;)!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tinie Tempah - Girls Like ft. Zara Larsson (Official Video) / APR 23 TRIPARTITE: A STILL LIFE at #NFFV16 - Sara Armstrong, Evan Clayton + Alex S Yu | New Fashion Festival Day 3 Going Invite Public · Art · Hosted by Paperroute

TRIPARTITE: A STILL LIFE

SARA ARMSTRONG
sararmstrong.com

EVAN CLAYTON
evanclayton.ca

ALEX S. YU
alexsyu.com

@ NEW FASHION FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD
9:00 P.M. SHARP
434 COLUMBIA STREET

PART OF NEW FASHION FESTIVAL
NEW FASHION FESTIVAL
APRIL 21-25, 2016

4 DAYS / MULTIPLE VENUES

New Fashion Festival is a decentralized fashion weekend in Vancouver, Canada. #NFFV aims to showcase and foster the development of emerging Canadian fashion brands and young creatives by merging a dynamic assortment of workshops and contests with showcases, presentations and fashion shows.

All events are open to the public!

Weekend passes available at newfashionfest.com

PRESENTED BY Paperroute.

Paperroute is a creative and digital marketing agency based in Vancouver, Canada.

Paperroute has been featured locally in LEEN, ION, Scout Magazine,Savoteur, Vancity Buzz, The Vancouver Sun, WE | The Westender and more!

www.paperrouteofficial.com
instagram.com/paperrouteofficial

INQUIRIES
general: newfashionfest@paperrouteofficial.com
pr + designer registration: jamie@paperrouteofficial.com

SAFETY/ ACCESSIBILITY
New Fashion Festival is safe for all genders, shapes, sizes , ages (some events are 19+) and sexualities.
Venues are wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help accomodate you, please email newfashionfest@paperrouteofficial.com.

Prince - When Doves Cry / 22.4.16 PRINCE ~ TEDORE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6omvjmbHCHk&list=PL8cFaF2b783Ls-_n2LcW25VzdHXJphxSx
http://www.tedore.at/2016/04/prince.html#more
At least I can say I went to one PRINCE concert. It was during, "Purple Rain". Even though it was a PRINCE concert it seemed quite intimate. I was actually a bit mesmerized. I was younger then, so I commented that it was 'boring", when really we were all just staring at him. Silence speaks volumes.  I didn't realize at the time that I was watching a legend of music. He is stunning, and his music will remain in my heart and all the memories that come with...
REST IN PEACE, PRINCE. Is this what it sounds like when doves cry?
#GOCRAZY #purpleworld #Purpleskies #purplerain #whendovescry

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince - Little Red Corvette R.I.P. thank you for this song./ THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016 EDITORIAL: Bhumika Arora for Vogue Italia, April 2016 ~asianmodelsblog.blogspot.ca

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEHCNMuX-64 ....R.I.P.
http://asianmodelsblog.blogspot.ca/2016/04/editorial-bhumika-arora-for-vogue.html...more!
Model: Bhumika Arora (The Society)
Editorial: Beauty
Magazine: Vogue Italia, April 2016

Photographer: Emma Summerton

Another set of inspiring images of Bhumika Arora.





My words. / Muse - Madness - Lyrics

I'm just going to write. 
My motivation is strong and my inspirations are high. My life has been 'easier' than most and I am happy I can recognize that and accept my blessings instead of focussing on what I do not have. I am truly grateful. I have chosen to just live my life DAY by DAY.

 Today, Prince died. One dies, and then more angels are born. Bye Prince, bye bye Bowie. #myLEGENDS

Yesterday was like summer. It was hot and crazy busy. It was also 420. Those who don't know it's our 'MARIJUANA DAY', so the 'cray' were out. Vancouver is always so ghetto stupid when the "BURBS" come into town for our silly events. They come from EAST and they break the rules. Break trees, knock down trash cans and signs and messy up our "Vancity". 
There is something fabulous about having so many people in downtown Vancouver on a beautiful day. It somehow makes me feel proud to be a Vancouverite. I dunno..?  At the same time, why do people have to be so obnoxious? Do they not know? Hasn't anyone told them? It amazes me, in life and online. I know I'm not 'perfect' but I am trying, and KNOW when I am inappropriate. I do. ;0

I have a shit load of images from the many events I attended in the past 2 months that I haven't really invested some time for editing and blogging. I leak out a few at time when I have the time. Honestly, when I have a moment, I have been known to use that moment to do absolutely anything I want to do. If it's sitting on my butt watching all my DVR'd shows and movies, than that is what it! As I get older, I feel like I am slowing down on the silly factor and focussing on being a little more responsible and just a bit quieter. Silence speaks volumes! #FOCUS

I am working with a great friend, on a fun photo project. Thanks to Rene Menendes for helping me discover a new true passion...photography. I know, I am a photographer, but I noticed that knowing so many talented photographers makes me wonder about my own work. It wasn't fun for a long time. I am self taught with creative and instructional guidance and some courses here and there. I have soon noticed that I do not like the 'traditional' or the "proper" photography techniques. I just go with what I feel at that moment or what is given to me. It can be 'over-edited', blurry or too bold. The "white balance' has tumbled in my world in most cases. I really don't care about that. Just me.
 I do not avoid the photo pit because I am "photo snob", it's because everyone always has the same images. BORING. Why would anyone want that? So that whole "media' thing only means free entrance, unless you know friends in the right places. I understand that paying guest should have priority, but we see some silly nothingness in the front row, who are "MEDIA". They just are wearing something crazier than we are, so they win.
Fashion is so 'high school' silly. We all know it, but we still love it. I have created my own tools to remain sane in this world. #ILIVEFORFASHION. Just because I'm not wearing a number of prints or larger than life jewelry, or a man dressed like a girly girl. Doesn't mean fashion is not in my blood. I have been looking through fashion magazines as long as I can remember, remembering. I stick to my t-shirts and jeans, but the CHANEL in me remains.

I kind of want to talk about something that I can never talk about with my friends as some of them think I am silly and ridiculous. A "drama queen", if you will. They do not like to listen to my relationship issues. I get it, but who do I talk to then? It's not a good feeling. TRY TO FIND A COUNSELLOR in this 'crazy' world. Forget about it. NO HELP. I tried. White flag is up. 
I don't think some of my friends really understand how much I really know, and truly understand about relationships. I am traditional. I go into a relationship in hopes for forever. Is that so wrong? My longest relationship was almost 11 years! This is why I am so careful. I am so scared of feeling that kind of pain, so I protect myself...may be too much.  That is why I am still single. I'm too aware! I can't trust men. It could be because of my up- bringing and my experiences as a gay man, a man and son. I am gay and I am not enjoying it. I don't fit in the stereotypical gay man personas. Sounds like it was choice, but unfortunately it's not.
So single it is. I just have to remember I can do whatever I want whenever I want. Honestly it's the affection I miss the most. Hugging and kisses. That's all I need, for now. ;) Do I have be online to get a date? Do have to "clubbing", sign up on GRINDER? Is that how it is? 


Anyway, there are my words for now.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCmSWw1gLrs

Monday, April 18, 2016

Lady Gaga - Donatella (Music Video) / 23 A D A M at #NFFV16 | New Fashion Festival Day 3 Invite Public · Art · Hosted by Paperroute and A D A M

Details
A D A M
@ NEW FASHION FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD
7:45 P.M. @ 434 COLUMBIA STREET


Recluse is a reflective collection.
Excess and restriction.
Exaggeration and compression.

The collection is A D A M coming back from solitude.

Recluse is returning. 

ABOUT A D A M
Adam Lin Bungag finds his inspiration in the movement of society, he finds clothing a unique instrument to mitigate emotions, feelings, and satire. He is a recent La Salle College Graduate, however has studied at University of Toronto for Psychology. Adam has showcased at VFW, RAWartists, and VEDS.

PART OF NEW FASHION FESTIVAL
NEW FASHION FESTIVAL
APRIL 21-25, 2016

4 DAYS / MULTIPLE VENUES

New Fashion Festival is a decentralized fashion weekend in Vancouver, Canada. #NFFV aims to showcase and foster the development of emerging Canadian fashion brands and young creatives by merging a dynamic assortment of workshops and contests with showcases, presentations and fashion shows.

All events are open to the public!

Affordable weekend and day passes available at newfashionfest.com.

PRESENTED BY Paperroute.

Paperroute is a creative and digital marketing agency based in Vancouver, Canada.

Founded in 2014, Paperroute has produced 50+ fashion events in the last two years alone. Paperroute has demonstrated a strong commitment to emerging designers and young creatives with events such as Chinatown Mall (a seasonal marketplace, catering specifically to streetwear designers), HI_FASHION (a monthly-ish event billed as a “free expression fashion party”) and Fashion Film Challenge (Western Canada’s first and only fashion film festival.)

Paperroute has been featured locally in LEEN, ION, Scout Magazine,Savoteur, Vancity Buzz, The Vancouver Sun, WE | The Westender and more!

www.paperrouteofficial.com
instagram.com/paperrouteofficial

INQUIRIES
general: newfashionfest@paperrouteofficial.com
pr + designer registration: jamie@paperrouteofficial.com

SAFETY/ ACCESSIBILITY
New Fashion Festival is safe for all genders, shapes, sizes , ages (some events are 19+) and sexualities.

Venues are wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help accomodate you, please email newfashionfest@paperrouteofficial.com

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (Official Video) / MODERN TAILORED MENSWEAR BASICS IN BRACHMANN SPRING-SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION POSTED BY LEO ~ thebestfashionblog.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgzGwKwLmgM
We believe menswear is a huge focus these days. It seems as though designers are trying to sometimes almost try far too hard to be 'different'. Some of us like some extravagance and glitz and glam, but as I do appreciate it I would never be that man. Here are looks that are...'closer' to my taste.
Thanks, Leo for sharing. Check all the looks at http://thebestfashionblog.com/mens-fashion/modern-tailored-menswear-basics-in-brachmann-spring-summer-2016-collection.

 Here are my most favourable looks.

 Take a look at the clever details. When a piece is one colour, details and tailoring is what sells for me.

 Vest is sewn on. #different ..me likey. It creates a sexy 'man' silhouette.

 If I were in a different country, I may wear this. Shirt for sure! I'd wear that anywhere.

M I N E !!!!! This looks so comfortable, modern and chic. The sophistication is there with just enough edge to give you that, 'cool' factor. #SICKENING 

Disclosure - Magnets ft. Lorde / I'll be back on track. SMILING!!!! Just a note. / Evan Ducharme ~ Eco Fashion Week / Frock of Ages Photography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_KfnGBtVeA
Literally every day something's going on. I try my best to pay attention to you, my dear blog. I will be  back on track. Coming soon...

Vancouver Fashion Week
Eco Fashion Week
...and an exciting project!

... and more sharing and comments, as usual...when I get a moment. Thanks for popping by! I'm still around!

Image: Evan Ducharme 
Event: ECO fashion Week Edition10
Photographer: Rafael Escobar / Frock of Ages Photography



Nu Shooz - "I Can't Wait" (Official Music Video) / APR 23 STRUT Launch 2016 Going Invite Public · Neighborhood · Hosted by Foundation of Hope

Details
The official launch of one of the year's most important events for LGBT+ refugees. An evening filled with diversity, colour, community and entertainment... and shoes, oh the shoes! Produced by Dean Thullner and the Foundation of Hope, come help us take the world one "step" closer to launching one of the City's most community-focused evenings of entertainment. This is a free event.

Join the conversation: #STRUTLaunch

STRUT Vancouver FB: https://www.facebook.com/strutvancouver/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

If you can, please share this event and spread the word; sharing our event page can have a huge impact. Every little bit helps us get closer to supporting more LGBT+ people worldwide!

Guest Entertainment:

House of La Douche. House of La Douche was founded in 2006 by Jojo Zolina, who introduced vogueing and waacking to Vancouver after working in early 2000 with the pioneers in New York City. La Douche was originally formed to promote uniqueness, creativity and individuality of LGBTQ culture, but over the years the crew has grown to have a more cultural diversity in its group regardless of any gender, race, belief, and sexuality. La Douche won Vancouver Nightlife Award Best Performer of the year in 2011, and variations of the group have performed in Vancouver, Paris, Vegas, Seattle and Los Angeles. La Douche's mission is to play a bridge between LGBTQ and the mainstream through celebrating freedom of expression and the beauty of performing arts with humour and edge. Check out our fan page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houseofladouche

We have added Ria Jade to our entertainment lineup! Check out her Bio...Ria Jade is an 18-year-old rock/alternative/blues singer, songwriter and musician from Vancouver, BC. Her sound is the perfect combination of passion, empowerment, easy listening, and a strong beat.

LUX Dance Company will be on board to keep us entertained.  http://www.luxdancecompany.com/ The talent keeps on growing!

And the talented Molly Wilson!

Naturally... we will have a fun shoe-focused runway fashion show!

DONT MISS IT!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Missy Elliott - WTF (Where They From) ft. Pharrell Williams [Official Video] / 5 FUSE: This is Now Interested Invite Public · Art · Hosted by Vancouver Art Gallery...T O N I G H T!!!!!!!

Details
The city’s favourite art party FUSE will come back to transform the Vancouver Art Gallery again on Friday, April 15, 2016, turning the Gallery into a space for live happenings and unexpected encounters.

Guest-curated by Joyce Rosario (Associate Curator, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival), this edition of FUSE is in conjunction with the Gallery’s current exhibition MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, the biggest exhibition ever mounted at the Gallery to date, featuring 371 artworks by 156 artists from around the world.

This evening will feature an exciting lineup of performers, artists, dancers and musicians, including Justine A. Chambers, Project Soul, Natalie Gan, RARUFU, Milton Lim, Remy Siu and Jacob Krupnick.

Throughout the evening on the Gallery’s 4th floor pavilion, FUSE-goers can relax and get their groove on to a mashup-inspired playlist ranging from Missy Elliott to Joy Division's Ian Curtis, designed by Kareem Abdul Jabaastard, with dance by Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject and guests.

Tickets: $24 at the door | Free for Gallery Members
Website: http://vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/fuse.html

About FUSE: Since its inception in July 2005, thousands of FUSE-goers have converged at the Vancouver Art Gallery for this unique adult event. Live performances and music in the Gallery spaces, DJs, eclectic Gallery tours, contemporary dance and unexpected surprises have made FUSE Vancouver's favourite art party---a place to see and be seen.

Flume - Insane feat. Moon Holiday / Only 2 weeks until the Final Idea Deadline for ‪#‎VALT2016‬: April 30th!‪ ~ VALT.ca


Vancouver Alternative Arts & Fashion Week - VALT
#VALT2016 - YEAR V - November 17-20
http://www.VALT.ca/


CALLING ALL:
• Designers
• Visual Artists
• Musicians
• Performers
• Photographers
• Filmmakers
& Sponsors

APPLY NOW!

EARLY BIRD Application Deadline:
March 30th, 2016

FINAL Application Deadline:
April 30th, 2016

The Shacks - This Strange Effect / Menswear - Spring 2018 Pronounce ~www.businessoffashion.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2E1kYOk_hg https:// www.businessoffashion.com /fashion-week/menswear-spring-2018/pronounce/collection/l...