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Keep Calm And Carry On...

Today marks my four year anniversary of living in the UK. I have lived here before, but I’ve also lived a lot of places before. This four year anniversary is different. Different because it marks the anniversary of making a life for myself. Not the life I often found myself living because of my career, but the life I’ve always imagined and dreamed of. And like many dreams - it did not come into reality the way I imagined and hoped it would. It did, and continues to, come into reality everyday, regardless.

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Success or Sucks-ess?

So let’s face it, as beautiful as Mother Nature is being in many parts of the world with her colours of golden, orange and 50 shades of burnt, we are also entering into shorter days. The mornings are darker and night seems to fall before our keys are sliding into the intricate mazes that make up the locks of the front doors of our homes. How do we keep our daydreams of success alive? And what is success exactly?

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Slowing Down Is The New Speeding Up

Aaahh October! Living in the northern hemisphere this is the month my personal style preferences begin to shine. I begin to bring to the forefront all the cashmere and oversized jumpers I love to wear, start perusing my abundant inventory of scarves and a variety of similar toques (that’s Canadian for knit caps, eh) start to find pride of place atop my head.

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Be Yourself

Happy August to all of you! I'm writing from London where after a couple of days of intermittent rain and cooler temperatures, we are back to blazing sunshine and the mercury hovering consistently at 30 degrees celsius. I've always been a lover of the heat and have for many years referred to the Sun as "my boyfriend, Mr. Sunshine", but I'm learning that I like everything in moderation much more as I've gotten older - even my boyfriend. 

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Everything I Know About Life I Learned From Sesame Street

You know how we are always being inundated with messages to not judge people? Or, we verbally articulate "I'm not judgemental" (which is a sure sign you're judgemental, btw) while communicating with others... well guess what? I judge people ALL THE TIME! Yep, true story. Upon meeting people, I size them up as either an Ernie or Bert. You know, those two characters from Sesame Street. It's how I build rapport with people really quickly. Curious how and why? 

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Our Duel With Duality

When my styling career began to transition from working on fashion editorials to working on music videos and with celebrities from film & television, I found myself in a bit of a quandary. It was exciting to be approached to work with some of the most talented artists of the day, and yet also a bit crippling. Not due to imposter syndrome. I didn't even know what that was back then. 

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