Sunday, March 24, 2013

He Could Get You 'Round The World

The last week has been a really busy because I'm going on a school trip tonight. No, I'm not going to Ottawa or some random place. I'm going to SENEGAL! For people who don't know where that is; it's a small country on the coast of Western Africa. It's going to be amazing! I will try giving you guys a small glimpse of my trip during the next week. I shall be back in two weeks. In the meantime, here's a mood board with my inspiration lately.

(Top to bottom: Map, Pirogue, Converse, Kate Moss, Lost Highway, David Bowie, Lana Del Rey, Tilda Swinton, Tilda Swinton, Unknown, Unknown, ME!)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I Gotta Love That Keeps Me Waiting

I haven't talked about my model casting yet so this is what I'm going to talk about today. Last Wednesday, A. accompanied me to the auditions for a runway show for some college graduates that studied fashion. There weren't any restrictions for me to participate except the height which is good and I only had to bring high heels to strut my stuff in front of the judges.

We got there and we had to wait in this classroom filled with people. People who knew they were beautiful and had potential to model. They laughed really loudly as if to say: "Look at us we are so funny and cool!" I wasn't intimidated by that, instead I was laughing about with A. When I finally got my number called, I went to this other room to get my measurements and picture taken. I made a pretty awkward pose but I was filled with confidence so that's all that counts. Then, I went back to the classroom only to get my number called again. This time, I had to wait half an hour in a hallway sitting next to all these people who were waiting to enter the next room. At this point, I was getting a little nervous because I knew my time to shine was around the corner. While I sat there, I looked at the people around me who all seemed extremely relaxed. I understood why when I peaked at the resumé of the women sitting next to me. Beside the question asking about our experience in the business it was written: "Miss Canada 2010". It dawned on me that this show meant a lot to me, but for most people they just wanted the money.

Finally, I got into the room where four judges sat. One was a phony lady in her late 40's, the one next to her was a younger woman with a very friendly face, the third one I didn't even notice and the fourth one was this Asian woman that was holding an Ipad in front of her face. I was really nervous at this point, but the older women made me feel better when complimenting my ballerina-like outfit. I then told them this was my first time so I didn't quite know how the whole process worked. They were very patient with me and told me that I would have to strut down to the front of the room and back a few times. I got to the back and one of the judges noticed I wasn't wearing the right type of heels. They wanted me to wear stilettos, so they gave me some that were too big. It was that or my feet were squished in some size 8 shoes. When the music started I started walking to the beat with loads of confidence almost falling once because of the big shoes. After, they told me they'd send me an email in the next two weeks to tell me if I got the job or not.

Over and all, this was an interesting experience. I always wanted to do something like this. If I don't get the gig, I won't be sad, because I know I will have the opportunity to try again.

The pictures you are gonna see today were taken while talking about the casting with L. I showed her a little how I paraded around and we goofed off a little.

Shirt: Aroona
Dress: Vintage
Crown: DIY
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Teenagers: A Rant

I find being a teen is frustrating. But I guess it's normal because so many people before me have said the same thing. It's almost as if us teenagers were stuck in a time warp or a parallel universe that no one other than us understands.

A child has no clue how it is to be our age because they haven't lived through it, whereas adults have, but they seem to slip out of that parallel universe once they're 18 (or 21 if you prefer) and they forget everything that happened as if aliens swept their memories away. When you want to party or do something crazy, they'll tell you: "Why do you rush things so much?". Honestly, I don't. But what am I supposed to do in the mean time while I'm still in this warp? Waste my time and be bored. No, I don't want to. I know I'll have a great life when I leave High School, but why can't it be great now?

I would love to go out, have a social life and meet people outside of school, but the only way it seems possible is by lying to your parents and going to open-houses (big parties) where everyone's drunk out of their minds. I mean sure that's an option, but why do we have to go through all that trouble? Why can't we be sober and do smart things for a change? (Don't get me wrong, I do like partying.)

I have all these friends I made when entering High School (and Elementary school) and they are great! They truly are! But we've changed. We have different goals, ambitions and interests. It's not something bad, but I feel like a need a fresh start. I don't want to loose these people, I just want to open up my horizons. The problem is that I'm never exposed to anything new. In school, I hang out with my friends, I do projects with my friends, I talk to my friends in class, but I never get the chance to talk to new people, people with whom I never thought I would have a bond. This is quite sad, but I can't do that much about it. So, I guess I just have to wait a year and half before being in a situation where I'm exposed to new things. Which isn't bad either.

The main consequence though is that I don't feel encouraged to be creative because as I said earlier, I am surrounded with people who don't have the same interests and goals as me. Therefore, I find it very hard to make these teenage years worth it. I want to create memories and things. Things I can think about later in life and say: "Wow! Being a teen was worth it."

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

This Could Be The Day That We Push Through

I thought I'd show you my new shoes by taking a picture of a new outfit. But I just had to wear black socks and frame the pictures so you could hardly actually see them. Smart! I guess there will be another occasion to see them better. In the meantime, here's what my last week looked like. I'm only showing you the weekend though because my weeks are meant for "studying".  ;)

Sweater: Vintage
Jeans: Calvin Klein (From my sister)
Belt: Vintage
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

My weekend started off last Friday when I finally got to get the new Tame Impala record. They sold out all their concert tickets, so I thought I'd buy their vinyl to compensate. It's an amazing album! I can't stop listening to them! <3


That same day, I watched Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, but it was really trashy. Luckily, I got my mind blown the next morning when I watched Stanley Kubrik's The Shining. It was simply amazing. The photography was so smartly done and Danny, the little boy, must of had an amazing concentration for doing his role. I can't forget to mention Jack Nicholson. I have only one word to describe him and that would be: Badass! He is simply rad in his role. Lastly, I have to give credit to the actress that played Winifred (what a name!). I would be so freaked out to be surrounded by "crazy" people all day.

On Saturday evening, I went on my first real night excursion. My mom finally let me go out late so A., G and I decided to go to the "Nuit Blanche" which consists partying all night long in the downtown area. So after babysitting until 11PM, we left to go have fun. Sadly, we didn't get to go dancing because we are minors, but I did get to go on a Ferris wheel for the first time which was fun even though we waited an hour in line. We then had some fries and headed home again around 3:30AM. It was fun!

By the way, I'm going to audition to model for a fashion show. I'll talk about more tomorrow!