Hat: Aritzia (similar here) // Shirt: Aritzia (similar here and here) // Bra: Elle MacPherson // Earrings: Chanel (similar here) // Gold Ring: Aldo (similar here) // White Gold Ring: Gift from Italy // Cuff: Juicy Couture // Watch: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Shorts: Aritzia (similar here) // Shoes: H&M // Bag: Balenciaga
The photos in this post are some of my favourites that I’ve ever posted on the blog. Due to limitations on myself and others, I can’t always create such an artistic backdrop, one that is literally steps away from my boyfriend’s apartment. I was always scared of back alleys as a little girl – living in the suburbs of Ottawa with lots of single, detached family homes, it’s instilled in you that back alleys only lead to trouble. Living on my own in Montreal, I’ve come to see them as the perfect secluded area to witness (illegal) art, and indulge in some fashion photography. Whether it’s in fashion, art, or other types of culture, I’m fascinated by bringing opposites together – opposite fashion styles, mixing opposite types of music into one track, that kind of thing. I had no plans to shoot a very girly, hot pink look by a graffiti-covered wall, but I love how it turned out, embodying my love of opposites.Taken on Sunday, it was another hot and briefly sunny day (before turning to rain, again) that inspired me to dress in some of my favourites staples of the summer season – silk tops and short shorts. I don’t wear these shorts often (the last time was here, in March of all months!) because they are extremely short, and I find they need to be paired with something less revealing on top for fear of looking too “hoochie”.
On a side note, expect lots more scenic shots like this, because I will be headed to England and France in a week! I’m beyond excited, and for once I haven’t over-packed (always an issue for me). Stay tuned, because I’m going to convert all of your hoarders with my new rules in a post on packing later this week.