1.Don’t mention that it’s a piece on the slipperiness of the term ‘sustainability.’
2.Use an attractive and provocative featured image.
3. Avoid using the term paradigm at all costs.
4.Use the current meme of titling posts as lists of things and then reference it as a sly way of getting people to read a post that isn’t about lists.
5. Make up a half-clever list to make sure people aren’t too annoyed when they realize #4 is true.
Here is the first of many promotional posters for the film. It is from an original photograph by our friend and professional photographer Andrew Balfour. Enjoy.
Yep. I said AWESOME. As in SOME filled with AWE.
(A short while ago, the lovely ladies at Capital Oh gave Di the chance to guest blog for them. We here at SMC were delighted when Julia agreed to write something for us. Julia is my go to fashion expert and was willing to listen to me chat about Tom Ford everytime he showed up on a magazine when we used to work together. Julia has interned at Flare and V and is an all around lovely person. She even let us interview her at Ottawa Fashion Week. Thanks Julia! For more from the ladies of Capital Oh head on over to http://capitaloh.blogspot.com/) Read more
Mouthing the words ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ is pretty much the same as saying E=MC squared– if you don’t understand why it’s true and can’t explain it to others then it has less than no value.
It wears thin sometimes– the constant grinding against the whetstone of convention. And I often feel like ‘who the fuck am I to stand up for or against anything?’ I think it’s the inherent insecurity that goes along with even being slightly honest with yourself. Because I am profoundly aware of my many and varied flaws, the idea of certainty or even assuredness is slightly absurd. As well, there is the utter contrariness of my being: it’s starting to become reflexive, and I find that worrying. And it’s not just age or experience, I’ve always been suspect of conventional wisdom and the lax certainties it often provides, but I rarely possess the capacity or chutzpah to do what R.B Fuller suggested: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Read more
For many years, New Year’s Eve was the night I got to watch people with unrealistic expectations pay $50 to get into a bar (that on any other night they could walk into for free), get a dollar store party favor and a NyQuil cup half-full of cheap ‘champagne’ that would later be puked onto their good shoes while they wait 45 minutes for a cab. So just like Canada Day and St.Patrick’s Day, New Years Eve is a night where you won’t find self-respecting former bar staff (of which there are five) anywhere near a licensed establishment. The few years that I haven’t spent midnight kissing my sweaty bar-back I have spent in the company of friends in someone’s home. There are many advantages to a house party. The champagne is better, there are no annoying strangers at the next booth requesting ‘Sweet Caroline’ (bar staff hate that song*), no line-ups, no last call and everyone is there because they want to be, not because they purchased their ticket months ago and feel obligated to get their money’s worth. My BFF, Julie had the mother of all formal house parties several years ago that was catered, had a heated tent for smokers, and a horse and carriage for guests to take rides around the neighborhood. After all that excitement, several of us chose to doff our evening wear for bathing suits for a soak in the hot tub. Beats changing kegs and emptying slop buckets full of Guinness and regret any day. Read more
One of the most important aspects of the film and Di’s challenge is our attempt to answer some very complicated and multi-faceted questions. Just for instance– the word style. Now there is a slippery and dangerous word.
This past weekend, I picked up two of my favourite magazines: Glamour and Marie Claire. I like these two magazines because while they have the fashion and beauty I require, they also have inspiring stories and talk about issues for women all over the world. I was a little disappointed to discover that the January issue of both magazines had at least one Kardashian on the cover but I’ve moved past that.
So while I was flipping through Glamour, I came across an article about models and shoes. Now, this wasn’t your usual article about shoes, this was about TOMS. TOMS Shoes was created by Blake Mycoskie and the idea is that for every pair of shoes purchased, the company will give a pair of shoes to a child in need- One for One. These shoes help to prevent diseases transmitted through soil, protect children’s feet from cuts and sores and even allow children to attend school (shoes are often a required part of a school uniform).