The Anderson Sisters

8I’m finally able to share with you the first shoot I styled (and modelled) with Gerald that was just published in the latest issue of Elegant Magazine. I’m quite excited about this, because it’s an actual print magazine, which means I can get my hands on a copy (as can you!!!). The pain about styling and modeling in shoots that are mean’t for publications is that you’ve got to wait and wait (and wait) sometimes until they have been released by the magazine. So while I had seen these images months ago, I had to wait to share them with you all (save for the few teasers on my instagram). But here we are! I’d just like to say, there is something so fun about being surrounded by gingers all day! To be honest, I don’t really know many gingers, at least not ones I see on the regular (we are very rare and we are mostly men…Girl, Interrupted anyone?!) I felt an immediate connection to these gals. A gingerly bond, if you will.

Photography: Gerald Larocque
Art Direction: Annya Karina
Styling: Alexandra Spence (dats me)
MUA: Lisa Arsenault of Pinch Cosmetics
Models: Kiana Pedersen (Peggi Lepage), Tara Van der Kolk, Alexandra Spence and Quinn Bell (Peggi Lepage)
Clothing: Larkspur Shoppe and my personal wardrobe

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Bonjour!

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 presetWell it’s been a minute hasn’t it?! Just giving you a little update on what’s been going on in my little ol’ life. Ryan and I just got back from camping and adventuring in the Bruce Peninsula National Park, which is why the blog was all crickets and tumbleweeds last week. I’ve got tons of photos and stories to share with you this coming week to make up for the nothingness of last week, but everyone deserves a break once in awhile I think, and this was well overdue.

I’m mostly here (posting on a Sunday) to let you know Whim Online Magazine featured Larkspur’s Summer 2014 lookbook on their site, and wrote about me, this blog and the shop, so I’d love for you guys to check it out, and to give their magazine a gander, if you have not already. It’s so so sweet, and made my day yesterday when they sent me the link.

Hope you are all having a lovely Labour Day weekend. I’ve got a lot of work to catch up, and I’ve got to start packing and throwing away/donating my things for my move this month.

Bra: TLO
Bloomers: Petrune

Larkspur Summer 2014

photo (13)And it’s finally here, Larkspur Summer 2014 lookbook! I know, I know, summer is basically well and over now…almost. What took me so long? Well a ton of things really. But the nice thing about running a vintage shop is you can pretty well do whatever you damn like. There are no rules in my opinion (right?!). So here we are. I hope you enjoy! All items in the lookbook will be available in the shop by the end of the week. So keep a lookout (although I’m sure i’ll let you know).

Photography: Gerald Larocque
Styling: Alexandra Spence – yours truly
MUA & hair: Lisa Arsenault of Pinch Cosmetics
Models: Alexandra Spence and Marta Andrzejewska

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The Virgin Blue

img185I’m so excited to able to share the editorial that styled for ROMM magazine‘s upcoming Issue 8. All outfits I styled are either Larkspur garments or from my own personal closet – I’m sure you’ll recognize some of them!

No outfit post today, I got too exhausted last night trying to edit photos after a late night performing at an event – could not keep my eyes open. I’ll have something posted for tomorrow.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Photographer: Gerald Larocque
Model: Gwendy Darling – Peggi Lepage
Stylist: yours truly 🙂
MUA: Leesa Arsenault of Pinch Cosmetics
ROMM magazine Issue 8 – to be released soon

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You look so familiar

DSC_3331Recently, Meaghan and I were talking about getting out of our comfort zones. We are both people that get nervous about the unexpected and unfamiliar, and so we sort of avoid it, convincing ourselves that nothing good could come of it. We both came to realize we have always had best friends or partners that pull us from our comfort zones and show us that the unfamiliar is not always so bad. In fact, it can be great. And while that is really nice, it’s something I wish I could do on my own more regularly. The same rings true for my appearance. I pretty much wear my hair and makeup the same everyday. I used to be far more experimental when I was young, but maybe as you get older you just know what you like. I have not had the desire to change around my makeup routine in years. Probably because I wore far too much of it as a teenager, and I like to keep things as natural as possible nowadays. But – not to toot my own horn or anything – I’m quite good at makeup. It’s something that has always felt natural and easy for me. I cannot draw a picture for shit, but I can make a perfect cat-eye in no time. It makes me consider possibly adding a beauty series to this blog, because I’m going to be real, you won’t see me walking around with blue eye shadow any time soon, but I’d happily share some tips and fun ideas on here. But I digress… My hair is much the same way, although I have never really considered myself very savvy in hairstyling. As a teenager I’d play around with different styles all the time, nowadays I go through months and months of wearing my hair the same way. When I was growing it out it was always up in a bun, when it was a little longer I would rag roll it, and now I wear it wavy, which takes the least amount of effort out of any of those and I really like that because I have a shit ton of hair. In the grand scheme of things, wearing my hair and makeup the same everyday is small potatoes and honestly doesn’t matter, but it is an example of how I generally stick to what I know and feel comfortable with. The familiar is good, I like it, but adding a little spontaneity to my life probably won’t kill me.

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DSC_3257Button-up: vintage via Common Sort
Skirt: vintage via Odd Finds General Store
Clogs: vintage via House of Vintage