Following Nature

031_8I met Heather Wells, designer of these exquisite headpieces and the creator behind Heart of Gold Designs, through instagram last summer. Her headpieces are made from vintage and precious materials crafted into these incredibly romantic and ethereal pieces that would make any gal (or guy) feel like an elegant, otherworldly creature. I knew I would want to shoot some of her pieces at some point and luck would have it that Meaghan and I had envisioned a shoot like this almost one year ago (except with a lot more snow…snow, she’s never there when you need her), so Heather’s pieces felt like the perfect fit once we finally brought this shoot to fruition. I’m pretty happy with how the images turned out. Meaghan and I took turns behind and in front of my pentax on this somewhat mild winter day.

Photography: Alex Spence and Meaghan Kelly
Models: Alex Spence and Meaghan Kelly
Headpieces: Heart of Gold Designs
Nightgowns and sweaters: personal wardrobe, except for the blue nightgown via Larkspur
Patterned blanket: Cambie Design
Footwear: Samantha Pleet x Wolverine and personal wardrobe


2014 Outfit Recap / July-Dec

As promised, here is part two of my outfit recap for 2014. I didn’t use my film camera near as much as I would have liked this year, so that will have to be something that I work on for this coming year. I’m hoping to save up to get a film camera with a self-timer since my pentax does not have that function and thus I always need someone to help if ever I want to photograph myself with it (and we all know how much I prefer to have full control of everything). While I love sharing my outfits with you guys, the feel of the photographs are just as important to me as the actual outfit itself, so I hope to implement a lot more analog photographs for you that are both creative and showcase my style.

Happy New Years Eve, dear friends! Have a safe and lovely one!

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Belle Vie / 03

DSC_1946DSC_1884DSC_1909DSC_1892DSC_1911DSC_1903DSC_1925DSC_19530000220000231. Ryan & Gus – these two together melt my heart.
2. This summer I want to improve my green thumb so that I can have more than just fake flowers in the house.
3. Lola – I miss the days when she and Gus were best pals, before they got sisters.
4. However, Frankie is one of the most hilarious dogs, and she currently looks like a fluffy teddy bear.
5. Toronto isn’t the best about preserving it’s history, but sometimes you’ll look to the tops of buildings and see what once was.
6. Meaghan – We went for a walk to get coffee on a day that felt especially like Spring. I’m looking forward to days spent outdoors with this girl.
7. The Dollar Store sometimes feeds my candle obsession when I am too busy poor to get the good stuff.
8. This guys gets away with murder. He stole a loaf of bread off the table yesterday – I’m getting better at letting him know I’m not pleased, but a part of me has trouble ever being really upset with him.
9. Upjeet – My oldest and dearest friend just let me know he will be moving to Toronto come September with his better half. I couldn’t possibly be more excited. We haven’t lived in the same city in 7 years.
10. Cleo & Maya – I miss these two a lot…mostly Cleo. But, don’t feel bad for Maya, she is indifferent towards me. The only person she has a connection with is my father.



Hello all, I am still here! If you follow me on instagram then you probably already know I had my tonsils removed, thus explaining why this space has been quiet all week. I honestly thought I would be updating as usual, but the pain, exhaustion and recovery from the surgery has been far greater than I expected. To be totally frank, and not to scare others who have to have it done, but it sucks! I had heard and read horror stories about adult tonsillectomies, but you never really understand until you are experiencing it.

Ryan and I have postponed our Valentine’s Day plans until the following Friday (not that I’m a huge Valentiner, but I have a dress I really wanted to wear out), and we are going to make a list of all the things I want to eat as soon as my throat will allow solid foods. Top of the list, Pizza Libretto, which also happened to be my last meal before the surgery (surprise!!!)

Anyways, just wanted to give you all an update and let you know I have not abandoned this space. Have a very happy Thursday — it’s almost the weekend!