Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Street Style: Creatives in Hiding...

Location: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto
Name: Kevin

These pics are out of focus sorry. Clearly I need to up my prescription...

I love the dyed 'do which matches the fox tail! Oreos and Good Wood, this kid is fresh!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Rundown: Vichy is The Shit

Well now, truthfully I don't know much about beauty products and the only time I wear make up is if I'm going out to an event of some sort.  I don't wear any foundation, primer or anything on my face besides slight eye makeup, lipgloss and maybe a little blush on a good day. Do false eyelashes count as make up? No idea, maybe it's more like a prop. 

Anyhow, I thought I'd let you in on a little beauty secret of mine when it comes to my skin.  Basically, I use an exfoliating cleanser, however I'm not particularly loyal to any brand. Currently right now it's Neutrogena of some sort. BUT, I can honestly swear by these 2 products below! I have no idea what it is about Vichy's Thermal Spa Water Spray but it's the shit.  Apparently it's bottled at the source from a spring in the town of Vichy, France and is exceptionally rich in rare minerals. All I know is that since I've been using it over the past year, my skin has less breakouts and has a smooth natural glow with an even complexion. Gimmick? I dunno man, if it is, don't tell me!

So anyways, after I wash my face, I pat it dry and then spray it on my face. After a few seconds, I then dab a bit of Vichy's Aqualia Antiox "Youthful Deoxidising 24Hr Hydrating Cream" (mouthful yes I know). I only use a very light amount as my face is still damp from the spray so the cream blends in nicely. 

That's my morning and nightly routine. Pretty low maintenace but it works wonders for me! It's not too costly either.  The thermal spray is around $12-$15 depending on where you buy it and the hydrating cream is around $35. Both last me a few months so it's a good buy. 

Bonus, Shopper's Drug Mart is having a 20% off sale on Vichy Products but I have no idea until when. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Street Style: Real G's Wear Pink

Fresh is fresh:

Tshirt: Stussy Dirty Bird Crew
Denim: Levi's "The 'Two Horse' Brand" Matchstick Skinny
Shoes: Vans 

Even though this is looks completely ridiculous now, you have to admit, at the time Cam'ron was doin' it big with the pink Range and basically pink everything. You have to respect his balliness. 

Below: Cam'ron when Purple Haze dropped in 2004

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Street Style: Laces are Lame...

Shoes laces are overrated. 

Below: Morgan Collett, co-owner of Saturdays Surf in New York.
Surfer. Skater. Designer. Entrepreneur.

I can't find my scanner so I took the pic with my Nikon straight outta September's issue of GQ (my fav magazine).

Rumi Neely:

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Me: For the record, I disposed of them and have no idea where they are...

You can always ofcourse use them for this:
Max at Ching Skatepark, early summer.

Street Style: Weezy and company at The Molson Amphitheatre

So Friday night, me and the homies hit up Weezy's show at The Molson Amphitheatre. The venue itself is an outdoor structure located inside Ontario Place, but it was so rammed that it quickly became a sauna, especially closer to the stage. The venue was jammed with superfans, scantily clad jailbait groupies, fun loving drunks, wannabe hustlers and everyone else inbetween. It was a great show! Also featured was Lloyd, The Far East Movement, Keri Hilson and Corey Gunz(which I missed GRRR), with a special appearance by Toronto's own Drake. Lloyd and Keri sound amazing live and put on an ace performance, but Weezy stole the show (obviously). 

Wayne has great style that reflects his creativity as an artist and his lackadaisical persona. I loved the baseball socks pulled up with high tops and cut off denim shorts. Kudos to his stylist!

Below: Chin and Mz. Keyz

Fresh Prince's exclusive YSL belt :

Below: Me and my $18 HM tank that I modified with a gold marker:

Denim vest: American Eagle

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Street Style: Ombre Hair

I can honestly admit I have a hair dye addiction and I haven't had virgin hair probably since I was 13. My first experience was when I decided to dye my hair electric purple in my bathroom.  Needless to say, it didn't really work because I'm Asian and my hair decided to say fuck you hell no. Since then, it's been every colour of the rainbow and in every style including: the blond TBoz, the layered Jennifer Anniston and the hot pink pre Nicki Minaj (that was an accident by the way. Fuck you Manic Panic), etc.

So as I've grown older, I've toned it down a bit  (well kinda because the side of my hair is shaved off) but whatever.  I'm kinda impulsive with it but hair is just hair and it grows back. You only live once!!

So 2 weeks ago I decided to jump on the Ombre craze and dye it yet again.  I do love this look though because it has a laid back, beachy, don't care my roots are out of control sorta look. The idea is to have a transition of colour from root to ends and somewhere in between. 


Alexa Chung and Kristen Stewart:

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Drew Barrymore:

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A model:

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My girl crush: Rumi Neely

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Nicki Minaj:

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Street Style: A Little Bit of Scotch and Soda Please

Location:  Scotch and Soda, Sherway Gardens Mall
Name: Kayla

This is a pretty cool ass holster that the employees of Scotch and Soda are required to wear to enhance your retail experience and provide ultimate customer service.  This utilitarian contraption hosts a measuring tape and probably some other nifty stuff in the pockets.  Bonus! The cute little button that reminds you that they're there to help as your personal stylist!

Fyi, I already asked: They're not for sale :(

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Street Style: Vintage Mid '70s

These lovely square pics are of my parents in the '70s.  I had to take the pic with my blackberry because my Nikon kept picking up the raised and grainy texture of the photo paper making it hard to see the actual photographs.

I love the spirited nature of both pics. My mom with her beautiful carefree smile and my father with his reflective gentleness. Can't miss the choppy bangs and layered fringes women often wore as hairstyles and my dad's flared denim, corduroy jacket and heeled boots that were so popular amongst early hipsters of their time.

So young and so free...