Giving Thanks

It may not be the Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, although we’re certainly reminded of that fact daily with the constant Black Friday ads/emails/signs. Still, it’s as good a time as any to reflect on what we have and, more importantly, who we have in our lives.   Counting your blessings may seem cliche but it…

Fashion Conscious

As I mentioned last week, I’m writing one of my term papers on the website LOOKBOOK.nu. Through my analysis of the website in the context of global communication, I’ve come across some disturbing figures and have become more educated about the fast fashion industry. Fast fashion: Retail structure that moves (rips off?) designs from catwalk…

Stay High

Study jams are a fine balance – you don’t want to fall asleep but you’ve got enough distractions (because internet) without your playlist tempting you to predrink. My perfect balance comes in the form of “Stay High” by Hippie Sabotage. 2 brothers from Cali who are putting together some great tracks. So cool. Great vocals,…

Chia & Flax Seed Powder

It’s always nice to give your meal or snack a little nutritional boost. Especially if it doesn’t compromise flavour and adds a jolt of energy throughout the day. Enter Organic Traditions’ Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder. It’s a great addition to snacks and makes you feel like a health nut regardless of the actual…

Review: Hunger Games Catching Fire

Today’s (yesterday’s) post was delayed since I went to the 10:45 showing of Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Even though most of you probably know exactly what happens, here is your SPOILER ALERT.     I read the books in May and thought the second one was the best, so I was very eager to see how…

Beautiful Words

As I begin digging into the pile of term papers that await me (so that I don’t get crushed in a few weeks) I’m taking on female body image and the global fashion community, concepts of the maternal, and race. I came across this beautiful poem on Tumblr. Enjoy (and happy paper writing if you’re…