Onward and Upward With the Arts Pt. II

Went to City of Craft on Saturday. I got three arts by Toronto illustrator Greasychickenface. Two watercolour owls (pictured above) and, for Andrew, a bunch of bunnies (pictured below).

All New Review: L’Oréal Magic Smooth Soufflé Makeup

The folks at L’Oréal Paris were kind enough to send an advanced sample of the new Magic Smooth Soufflé Makeup, $20. So I gave it a spin. I like it’s light, mousse-y texture… Continue reading

Onward and Upward With the Arts Pt. I

When I’m sick, I like to clean. And I am feeling poorly this evening. So I’ve cleaned off my dresser and installed a sidewalk find mirror. I had to move some art around… Continue reading

Men’s Corner with Mr. Andrew: Nomad

AK and I stopped by the opening of the second location of Nomad in the old Commute space on Queen West Friday night. Lots of ultra hip menswear labels like Wings + Horns… Continue reading

Do Over: Copper and Brass Studio Necklace

These Do Overs are not very complicated. That’s the whole idea: it’s easy to take something broken and make it new again. In this case I found a very cool studio choker. It… Continue reading

Marc by Marc Jacobs Snake Bracelet

We interrupt my endless gabbing about my jewellery to focus on our friend Lois from Hello Girlthursday‘s amazing Marc by Marc Jacobs snake bracelet find. It’s soooo good. I thought it was a… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: David-Andersen Norway Saga Viking Ring

This ring, by Norwegian silversmiths David-Andersen, is a 1960s or 70s copy of an authentic Viking design. Part of the Saga series, the company copied jewels made around 300 A.D. and found in… Continue reading

Incoming: City of Craft

I’ve been waiting all year for City of Craft! Hand made jewelry, clothings, decorative objets and cool art. Plus check out my good friend Holly‘s awesome terrariums (as shown in the November Covet… Continue reading

Something Old: Georgian Miniature Painting

Here is my newest oldest bijou. It is a tiny water colour of a dove painted on Ivory which dates to the late 1700s, early 1800s. In the days before photography, folks would… Continue reading

Biltmore Beaver Fur Ushanka Hat

It is freaking cold outside. Thank goodness for my vintage Biltmore beaver fur ear flap hat. Technically, this style is called a Ushanka (that’s Russian for Ear Hat). So it’s a Russian style,… Continue reading

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