Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the launch event for the new collaboration between Microsoft Surface and GelaSkins at GelaSkins’ headquarters in Toronto’s west west end! It was a high-energy event filled with a bunch of creative people and good vibes!!! To launch Surface Studio in Canada, Microsoft Surface partnered with GelaSkins and six Canadian artists to create a new line of skins that were created on Surface for the Surface line of devices. The six designers, Candice Kaye, Sam Shuter, Lloyd “Tablloyd” Arbour, Soteeoh, Claire Desjardins and Darshie Designs were provided with a Surface device to design their art!! It was so cool to see what the artists came up with while at the event… Also another plus was during the event, one large-scale canvas print from each artist was available so that guests could bid on them to win during a silent auction…and the proceeds from the silent auction went to benefit SKETCH (a Toronto non-profit focused on youth arts)!! I personally got to try out one of the Surface Studio devices as the event and was floored when I used the DJay Pro software by Algoriddim and everything worked so smoothly on the touchscreen.. Another thing that really got me (I am so geeky for admitting this) but I literally was dying over the zero-gravity hinge that allows the device to move at the literal touch of a finger #OMGAWD lol!!! All in all, it was a fun evening with good people and cool tech 🙂 Here are some pictures I took and some from the photographer of the night! Enjoy Xx
In the gay world, more specifically amongst homosexuals, to act or be fishy is to act or be feminine. Also in the tranny world, to be fishy means to excel at being a woman, without much effort. Fishy is an adjective from the noun fish.
#1 – Girl, I didn’t even recognize Jacob, he looked so fishy, who did his make-up?
#2 – Look at Matt trying to be all fishy with those fake eyelashes!!
(source Urban Dictionary lol)
Example A) above.. My outfit I wore to the 2017 CAFA Awards a few days ago now.. I was so nervous leading up to arriving to the event but now in hindsight, I am so proud of myself for unequivocally dressing exactly as I want to and feel the best version of myself in… This is a very proud moment, not only for this and myself but also because I know that when I push these boundaries I am helping open the minds and expose something different to people who may not understand or think something not positive about people like me for being the way we are!! I am really on this whole liberation of the human nation thing right now and am just so happy (although I do still have some fears) that I get to live in a place a city, a world, and a time (not for all, I understand) where I can SLAY THESE HEAUXS TO THE GRAVE and GIVE MORE LOOKS THAN EVER BEFORE!! YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS…. I HOPE YOU wherever you are ALSO have the courage to push yourself to your happy place whether it be make-up/fashion/art/etc… AND I also hope you stay tuned for more of this personal evolution I am on…… XOJAY
So the last couple of months I have been fortunate enough to have been getting to use and wear the highly coveted Apple AirPods! I can’t lie.. I was super happy when I got them early because they were so coveted but I was actually a little hesitant because I know how much of a SPAS I am and that I literally lose so many things, especially with how hectic my life has been lately travel/work/etc.. I finally sucked it up and accepted that I may lose one or both but at least I got to experience them LOL!!… Now, again, I am going on a couple months and some weeks of wearing them (got them in January) and have to say I am actually really really happy about how things have gone! I have been wearing them through airports, through trains, to/from fashion shows and they actually have ended up being more convenient then the burden I assumed them to be.. Of course, I am a bit more aware but I have to say they stay in when I am on the treadmill, when I am running around the city, when I am basically doing anything.. Another plus is the battery life, they on their own can stand multiple episodes of me streaming my netflix and keeping up with the kardashians.. They keep going from boarding to landing on my flights to Miami and actually have been easy to use during phone calls/etc… I MUST ALSO SAY.. THIS IS NOT A PAID OR SPONSORED POST… I am actually sharing this because I think good things should be shared.. OH AND THE BIGGEST PLUS!?!? Never having to untangle wires again #HALELUYAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! On a side note.. I am also doing a collaboration with Browns Shoes & Puma and am helping give away a pair of tickets to see The Weeknd live in concert in Canada!! So if you have a few minutes go check out my recent instagram and enter for your chance to win!!! XOJAY
What a weekend! What a beautiful dream like effing weekend!! I am still not over all the magic and love I was apart of this past weekend in Aspen, Colorado for my friends Mike & Chloe’s wedding! It was literally a fairy tale come to life (IM STILL SHOOK!!!!).. I am still in awe!!! From bottom of the mountain dance parties ft. Chloe’s favourite rose, Whispering Angel (LOL!!).. To a magic mountain top wedding ceremony outside while the snow elegantly fell against the bride, groom & guests.. OH and Coco (Chloe’s) iconic wedding dress from my moms store Powder Bride!…. Oh god.. And now the fantasy is over and back to reality for now (although, reality really isn’t all that bad <333).. I just know... Now... To see a love like that.. Really inspires me!!!! WHERE IS MY PRINCE CHARMING!?!?!? haha xoxoxo..
O.k. update time…. Finally back and all settled in from the last few months of travelling and excited to start a new chapter of content and collaborations… But first, can I address something? Is it me.. Or has the last bit of time… and today specifically just FLOWN BY.. I swear I feel like it was the morning just a couple hours ago, and now it’s 7:00PM here in Toronto and here I am writing this… It scares me a little bit.. Time, just flying before my own eyes.. I don’t want to let time fly.. I want to live in the time!! Another thing is HOW majora is this photo taken by my guy Brett Clarke, one of my favorite photogs in the city!! Another thing I love about this pic is that it completely showcases where I am right now with my current state of gender/beauty/style/etc.. This is literally me in a nutshell! One thing I really am going to focus on, which really has been a part of me since I’ve started, is the entire androgynous/unisex/genderless approach to fashion, style, beauty & everything else I can get my paws on… I think it’s important to give this sector a voice, especially in social media and along sides with brands because when you really think about it.. There isn’t a real set place for someone like me.. I mean when I first started blogging it really was about personality, charisma, energy and who you were.. Now I feel like everyone is the same.. Everyone is doing the same thing, dressing the same, being one single isotope, they might have a couple different neutrons but all there protons are the same.. And it’s becoming a problem because brands are getting comfortable working with comfortable instead of working with outside of the box and out there… I have been very blessed and fortunate to be able to have worked with and continue to work with the brands that I do and I hope that I can continue to push the boundaries for myself, and of course, those to come!!! Anyways.. Stay tuned for more posts coming up, gonna share some of my favourite moments from the Chanel show I attended in Paris a couple weeks ago (which I haven’t shared on my instagram) as well as whatever comes next, I guess :):) <3 Love you all so much!!! XOJAY
I had such a crazy time at the Rihanna, Puma #FentyXPuma show in Paris during fashion week last week!! It was out of this world and I literally wanted every single piece of clothing that made its way down the runway… Here are some of my favourite highlights and moments I captured from my spot at the Rihanna Fenty show!!!!
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of getting up nice and early to have breakfast with Chanel at Toronto’s very own Coco Café, in celebration of the launch of Chanel’s new ROUGE COCO GLOSS! The cafe, which is running from March 1st to 26th, will be offering a variety of on-site activations from Chanel CHANCE “Juice Bar” fragrance consultations a Hydra Beauty “Bubble Bar” that will offer face or hand massages, a Lip Lollipop Bar, a Photo Station a Manicure Bar and Nail Photo Cam as well as Chanel Makeup Master Classes!!! XOJAY
Can’t believe this was already a few weeks ago! Seems like yesterday I was just in New York for Fashion Week and now already only a few more days away until Paris Fashion Week! If you follow me on insta I have NOT yet announced it but YASSSSS your girl is going to Paris for Fashion Week again this weekend for the Chanel show! So excited!! Can’t wait to share all the exciting moments with you guys while down there! Stay tuned! XX
AS you may know I celebrated the beginning of my birthday month (YES I AM TOTALLY DOING THAT THIS YEAR!) last week here in Toronto!! I had the pleasure of being hosted by one of my favourite restaurants in the city and also my weekly Thursday night spot STK Toronto!! The luxury steakhouse recently opened up a few months ago and has already made an impact on the city being one of the hottest spots to dine and party in the city!! SO… Where was I!! Last Thursday, I invited a few of my friends to join me for a multi-course experience at the hot spot and eat, drink and dance the night away!!! We of course, had signature steak dishes, the now legendary fries and mac and cheese and a bunch of other fab dishes which were accompanied by some of my favourite songs by their regularly scheduled DJ (yes.. this place is basically like one big fun party)…. Here are some of my (that I could capture) favourite memories from the night!
Probably one of my.. IF NOT.. My favourite collections from New York Fashion Week!! When I saw the crystal pieces come down for the final three looks YOU already know I started shaking in my boots! I literally have never needed anything more in my entire life then I need that crystal jumpsuit on Jasmine Tookes!