Jacket: Mackage // Tank: Aritzia // Watch: Michael Kors // Rings (left hand): Aldo // Swirl and Tiger Rings: Aldo // White Gold Ring: Gift from Italy // Cuff: Juicy Couture // Skort: Zara // Tights: Wolford // Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell // Bag: Miu Miu
Photos by Jules Testard
Despite moving to Montreal in 2009, there are many areas of this beautiful city that I haven’t explored to my satisfaction yet. I really have no excuse either, because some of these areas like Dorchester Square aren’t even that far from McGill. Undoubtedly, the resurgence to get to know this great city a bit better is spurred by my impending absence from it over the summer. I have quite a few mixed feelings about packing up my life in Montreal and moving to Toronto for the summer, but it’s a necessary and rather monumental step in furthering my career and growing, both professionally and personally. At best, it will be the leap that jump starts my future. At worst, it will be an important lesson that teaches me when to follow my gut instincts and when to be logical.
Dorchester Square was one of these hidden gems that I often passed when walking down Rue Peel towards the Old Port. I always knew the square existed but I never really took the time to stop and glance at the monuments located within its grassy borders. As a little kid growing up in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, I became used to at a very early age of seeing monuments and memorials at almost every turn. I always loved running up to the metallic plaques and reading about what each statue or monument and imagined transporting myself back to that time period, that moment. Wearing an outfit comprised of mostly monochromatic pieces like my favourite Mackage jacket, Miu Miu Matelasse bag and this drool-worthy Zara skort, the stone, oxidized copper and grass backdrop seemed like an appropriate backdrop. Speaking of war memorials and monuments, I’ll be in Ottawa for a few days this week for a variety of meetings. Despite leaving my hometown many years ago, returning to Ottawa brings a kind of happiness and calmness to me that can only be attributed to going back to your roots.