Posts tagged fashion
“Our shirts are simple, and they say one thing: ‘home.’” reads the company’s website. “By combining that statement with the border of a state, the impact is instant and you stylishly confess your pride for the state you call home.”
For canucks like me, we can stylishly confess our pride for an entire COUNTRY: Canada.
Not only does the Home T use high-quality American Apparel tees (those really soft ones — you know the ones,) a portion of the proceeds for every shirt sold is donated towards multiple sclerosis research. Guilt free purchase. I dig that.
And now, because I never did actually blog about it (SORRY, STUFF HAPPENED) here are my photos / tweets/ grams from World Mastercard Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2014. Thanks for all of the show invites, homies
Happy humpday homies!
I’m blogging to you from my new pad this evening for what feels like the second time ever, despite the fact that I’ve been here for a solid three weeks now.
What can I say? organizing your own apartment with furniture and appliances and lamps and stuff takes a lot of time — especially when you’re skint on minutes in the first place and living in a neighbourhood that just beckons you to go outside and play in the grass BECAUSE IT’S SPRING NOW HELLO and look at all of the pretty flowers and dapper gents and THINGS TO SEE.
I’ve been trying to lay low on certain types of events lately — focusing more on professional happenings, good parties, work work work and hanging with friends.
I’m really good at billiards, guys. vine.co/v/b9h5BblQDZm
— Lauren O’Neil (@laurenonizzle) May 20, 2013
Also big in my life right now is the comedy thing. In a slow, small way, that’s moving forward. I booked two gigs without even trying out of a standup showcase I did a few weeks ago, and I’ve started taking improv classes at the Second City Training Centre too.
When the time is right, I’ll share more of that stuff online. For now, I’m having fun doing me IRL (and on the Twitter, natch.)
Here are a few recent happenings of note, so that when I come and read this blog in 40 years I remember the past month as something other than the month I bought so many lamps.
Mesh Conference 2013:
I hit the annual MESH conference last Wednesday morning courtesy of my homies at NextMontreal and, while I was stoked for the “Future of Journalism” keynote by Josh Benton of the Nieman Journalism Lab, winning a new Monster Factory friend in a game of internet pictionary was the highlight of my day.
The TFI New Labels Gala:
The Toronto Fashion Incubator’s New Labels gala is always a pleasure to attend — even if only for an hour or two. Working late saw me miss most of the party, but I arrived just in time for the fashion show / competition winner announcement which, really, is what I was there to see.
Sarah Stevenson (deservingly) took home the prize for 2013 — and what a prize it is. Not only did she score $25,000 from Suzanne Rogers and a full page feature in Flare, by this time next year, her collection will be sold in 124 Target stores across Canada. Props, Sarah!
Canadian Media Directors’ Council Conference:
I recently got the cool opportunity through work to play MC for a day-long series of top notch speeches and panels at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Here’s what I wore, because I know that’s what you’re most curious about if you’re anything like me.
Never one to shy away from the stage (GIMME DAT MIC,) I had a blast. I love that stuff. I was stoked to be asked, and even more stoked to meet the makers of said speeches (er, speakers) in the greenroom / at dinner before the conference.
It was fascinating to hear what the Atlantic’s Derek Thompson had to say about millennials, in particular, as I’ve been writing a lot of generational demographics lately.
“Young consumers have a way of forgetting everything. In 2004, the most popular phone was the Motorola Razr. It no longer exists.” #CMDC2013
— Lauren O’Neil (@laurenonizzle) April 23, 2013
— Lauren O’Neil (@laurenonizzle) April 23, 2013
You can relive the entire day through Tweets in this excellent Storify.
I’m not just saying this because I was involved, but that was one of the strongest single-day conferences I’ve been to in years.
There are four zillion things I want to share with you here that AREN’T related to my social comings and goings and snappings, but ain’t nobody got time for (or the liberty to speak about some of) that. You may notice that I added my RebelMouse feed to the front page of this here site!
Think of it as a personally curated feed of interesting things, important news stories and photos of my face, just for you.
Last but not least, this man took the same video of himself at the ages of 20 and 30 to produce this splitscreen video. Enjoy it. It’s great.
Nevermind, I lied. THIS is last — and the furthest from least there is. Daft Punk’s Get Lucky x Soul Train, YEAHHHH!