Have you been following the shows? I have been trying my best to keep up. This is a quick illustration I did of one of my favourite Celine looks. I always love Celine <3
I have decided to be more mindful of what food I am putting into my body. Most of the time I am so busy that I end up not really paying enough attention to the food I eat. I am no longer happy to be like this. I really want to actively attempt to think about what I am actually eating and make better choices every day.
My friends have been teaching and telling me a lot about health and food lately. There are so many things that I am just used to having and not thinking twice about it. I’m not talking about fast food like McDonald’s and the like. We all know those foods aren’t good for us. But I’m talking about anything that is processed, anything with an ingredient as a number, or preservative or something artificial. Even simple and ordinary things like say an ice-cream. I just assume that things are food, they’re being sold, and they wont kill me today so it’s ok. But actually it shouldn’t be ok, because these foods aren’t natural and they aren’t doing me any good.
Anyway, I am sure I will talk more about these things as I learn more, for today though I want to tell you my first step toward thinking about it. I’m going to make some delicious brownies that my friend had made the other day. These brownies were Raw Chocolate Brownies. They were actually so good that I would choose them over any other brownie.
The recipe comes from The Healthy Chef, and I purchased the Raw Cacao from The Spring Street Grocer.
I have been reading so much lately. It is one of my most favourite things to do. I have illustrated above all the books I read in January. I’ll try and do this at the end of each month.
I have challenged myself to read fifty books this year and I have read nine so far.
The Goodreads app is a good way to record what you’re reading and what you want to read. I also make lots of handwritten lists of books to read.
1. Life Lessons From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. My friend V leant me last year the book ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’. It actually inspired my life, so I picked up this book just as a refresher. It was helpful. I agree with all the lessons.
2. Stardust. My lecturer Sue leant me this book last year. Not something I would normally read, however surprisingly I really enjoyed the story. I also realised I like Neil Gaiman as a writer.
3. Northanger Abbey. My friend Elena let me borrow this book about three years ago. I tried reading it back then and I couldn’t. It was just slow and boring. I thought it was about time I read it and gave it back to her. I struggled with it to begin with and then toward the end it just got so good. I started getting into the story and really understanding the character. Funnily enough I rate this book.
I heard about mason jung today. Actually I only heard of him about 30 minutes ago, and I already think a lot of him. His philosophy and source of inspiration is really interesting. It is also interesting learning about Korea through him/his story.
First day back at uni and we looked at Flat Collars. Like the Peter Pan collar.
A flat collar is flat, it has no stand and lies flat on the garment. We made a pattern for one and tested it onto the mannequin. Below is a photo of my first attempt. For homework I need to design another flat collar, which I will end up actually making in fabric.
I also researched flat collars and other collars, and found some really cool ones and also a wordpress blog dedicated to collars and neck lines, it is actually pretty cool.
Here’s the link to the blog: HERE
1. The world is in my head. My body is in the world.
2. The world is my idea. I am the world. The world is your idea. You are the world. My world and your world are not the same …
(A quote by some philosopher or psychologist, I tried to find out for you but my google and I aren’t really friends right now. It’s a cool quote right? Makes you think?)
My Merleau-Ponty book arrived in the mail today. It is a philosophy book I ordered online a while ago. My copy of Vogue arrived in the mail yesterday (my sister bought me a subscription for my birthday, so excellent). I bought the latest Harpers Bazaar today because I read it at the hairdresser yesterday and it had some really good bits on models and Karl Lagerfeld. Also a shoot Karl photographed and Carine styled. And also a bit about Dolce and Gabbana, the designers and their daily routines. It also had a snapshot and bio of all the current models and so that’s why I bought the magazine so I could have these articles to keep forever. Then I also bought a copy of he latest Time magazine, because I think it’s important to keep up to date with what’s going on in the world.
Also just so you know, I have this tendency to call these famous people that I admire by their first names. I don’t say Karl Lagerfeld, or Carine Roitfeld, or Anna Wintour, or Jay Z. I say, Karl, Carine, Anna, Jay. All my friends know who I’m talking about most of the time without me having to say their full names. It’s really funny when I’ll say to someone, “oh, yeh, I’ve also seen Anna wear the same necklaces over and over again. It’s worthwhile investing in good jewellery.” And then my friends are like “Anna? Who is Anna.” And then I’ll have to say “Anna Wintour, duh!”. Haha, and then my friends will be like, “Of course Anna Wintour.” Haha, am I the only person who does this? Is it normal? What is normal anyway?
So, basically, I have all these things to read. And also my current book; some short stories by Alice Munro. I WANT TO READ THEM ALL AT THE SAME TIME, BUT I CAN’T. So for now I flipped through the magazines and looked at the pictures. Vogue is actually excellent because the inspiration is art and they have a feature on Kathryn Del Barton. I LOVE KATHRYN DEL BARTON. She has actually helped to create the covers, and possibly some of the other features in the magazine. And I read the intro to the Merleau-Ponty book, but I had to stop because I want to read the Munro book. But I don’t have time to read TIME. lol.
1. Riding the train into the city. 2. Arriving outside Eastern Market. 3. Cool hanging vase in Eastern Market. 4. This bag holds my new purchase. 5. Fifty Acres Cafe in Richmond. 6. Entering the cafe. 7. My latte. 8. Inside my coffee cup. 9. Door knobs in a random store I found reminded me of going into Anthropologie in New York. 10. I like these pots. 11. I was a bit early for my hair appointment so read my book in the sun. 12. Inside Salon XVI, such glamour. 13. A before pic. 14. Feeling spoilt and fancy. 15. A shoot in Bazaar styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Karl Lagerfeld. I liked this one especially. I want to dress like that. 16. The inside of shnitz looks cool. 17. After shot of my hair. 18. Nom nom.