On Wednesday, I was lucky enough to miss a day off school to go to the capital of Quebec: Quebec city. (Isn't that an original name...!) You would think it would be fun walking around town with friends and a guide, but honestly it wasn't. I was a little disappointed. I did have a good bus ride there. It was the highlight of my day as my day would put it. Other than that, I was able to take a few interesting pictures. Sadly, my camera acted all weird and didn't transfer my pictures right so I only have half of them left. So here are a few for you!
Today, I present to you what seems to be the most minimalistic and sober outfit that has ever been on Small Walking Mannequin. Indeed, it is an outfit entirely composed of gray and features no accessories. Surprising one might think? I think not. Every one needs a time to transition from one faze to another.
I got rid of many clothes in the purpose of creating a new(er) wardrobe. I wore this new outfit as a canvas for my future creativity. Talking about creativity, I was lucky enough to get clothing from G. and her mom. So with these wonderful new pieces I will present to you a canvas filled with beautiful things.
After spending half a day practicing for my dance show which is next week, A. and I attended another dance performance presented by the graduates of the Montreal Contemporary Dance School. I was very happy to go see it, because A. and I are going to dance there next year. The performance of the students wasn't perfect but made me feel so inspired to pursue dance as a life career. I have doubted so much about whether or not I should jump into this rough lifestyle and this weekend made me realize I should. I have danced all my life. It helped me stay fit and motivated me to do bigger projects throughout my life. And right now, it is one of the only things that is keeping afloat. Dancing makes me feel alive. It has almost become a form of meditation for me. The way I focus on my body, my breath and my environment calms me down. If I ever hesitate again, I can remind myself why I want to do this all my life with what I just explained to you.
Without further ado, here are pictures A. took near the train tracks with my new coat.
Lately, I have been in a clothing crisis. I would wake up every morning with the motivation to create a fabulous outfit, but I would scream in horror when I found out that nothing inspired me. I would roll around in the constant pile of clothes on my floor and cry to the gods to help me. Surprisingly, one day they did. I guess Venus saw me from her cloud and thought: "that girl is in a need of a makeover. I can't stand her anymore." And that's what happened. Well, not really. I didn't get a makeover, but I did get new clothes. I was on a roll. Thursday after school, I went downtown and got myself a pair of platform sneakers and two shirts. Friday, I was busy. Saturday, I went to the American Apparel warehouse and got a pair of jeans and a shirt. Right after that I went to Value Village where I found a dress and a shirt (a Backstreet Boys shirt which is absolutely hilarious!). Later that day, I went on a quest with my mom to find this beautiful dress we rented for my play (in the prospect of making it my prom dress for next year.) At this point, I think Venus thought I had been materialistic enough, so I never found the dress. But that's ok because you can't always get what you want. Plus, maybe Venus thought it wasn't the right dress for me.
Two weekends ago, the Sun was shining high in the sky and warmed our cold hibernating bodies. People naturally felt the urge to run outside for their own dose of sunshine and I was one of those funny individuals. My friends and I were in fact so excited that we walked all day. From one end of the city to the other and back. I got enormous blisters from this adventure, but it was all worth it.
I'm so excited for vacation to come along so I can do these kinds of things over and over again. It made me so very happy.
Summer (Spring) is back! But that doesn't mean school and work is over. Indeed, I am in the last week of production of a Vaudeville theater show and in the next month or so I'll be studying... a lot. Also, I'm starting to have a life. Let me explain. Since I came back from Senegal, I have been hanging out more with my friends and my new friends. There not really new, but I had never hung out with them out of the context of school. Anyways, all this to say that I'm happy as always and that social life is booming. Here's my first spring/summer outfit from last week. (sorry for the exposure)
Before I forget, next week I shall post pictures of my play. And for those who live in Montreal, come and see "Trois temps pour un Feydeau" at 7PM this Thursday and Friday at PGLO!