This past Art Basel, Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the LVMH Watch Division, announced the appointment of super cool American artist Alec Monopoly as Art Provocateur for the brand… That being said… One thing I am exciting about post-Art-Basel-2016 is that when I get back to Miami in a couple weeks for holidays there is going to be this super iconic 50 foot wall tag by Alec Monopoly at the Mondrian Miami a.k.a the hotel y’all know (if you’ve been following) my family (cousins/aunts/uncles/parents/etc.) all have been staying at the last 10 or so years since it’s opened!!! Continue reading for more photos from the event/unveiling!
IT’s been a couple months now since I got my iPhone 7+ and after now really utilizing it and it basically becoming an extension of me, I am confident and ready to share a couple of favourite things about it! First impressions obviously had me at Hello… The overall aesthetic of the Jet Black were very captivating.. It’s a sexy, sleek and seamless shell with a very alluring darkness to it.. I was torn between the matte black and the jet black but then JUST fell in love with the jet black when I saw it!!!
Of course, I went with the + size, because since going + I have never gone back and I also learnt that the + camera’s have better low light sensitivity which basically translates to better night time Instagram and Snapchat posts!!! Another plus of the overall build of the new device is the new sense of speed I feel while using the device.. Flipping between apps and windows has never been more seamless… Then there is battery life and that storage… Apple is REALLY putting me to the test with all 256 of the gigabytes that are available in the new iPhone’s, I really want to time how long I could go before using all the space (probably NEVER LOL!!).. No but in all honesty.. For someone who is one their phone 24/7 having THAT MUCH SPACE really brings a sense of relief because I don’t feel like I will ever have to be traumatized by the “STORAGE FULL” pop-up ever again (or at least for a very long long time!!!)
WITHOUT A DOUBT… One of my favourite features of the new iPhone 7+ but mainly a feature of the update (that of course is most easily compatible with the most up to date mainframe) has to be the new intelligence of the photo album… Being able to see memories from different places around the world and/or with certain people you are most photographed with are such a treat.. THE ICING ON THE CAKE!?!??! Being able to get as specific as to search specific cities, specific things like “jackets” “boots” etc.. It’s kinda freaky but freaky in all the right ways!
There are so many other fabulous features that are to be detailed and of course still to be discovered!! So of course, please stay tuned as I share more as I learn 🙂 XOJAY
Apple does it yet again! Off the highlight of last-night’s Drake debut for his Apple Music commercial, Apple shares a heartwarming and I say, always needed reminder to ‘Open your heart to everyone’ especially during the Holiday season!! Apple reimagines the modern day Frankenstien who just wants to get in on the holiday action, using his device to share one of his favourite holiday carols.. OMG SO CUTE I CAN’T!!!! Enjoyyyy & happy holiday season!!!
For Halloween this year I didn’t really do much because…. In all honesty, I had (in my opinion) the most epic costume two years ago and have not been able to top it since so I pretty much feel defeated every year due to the lack of inspiration or idea that could possibly top Michelle Pfeiffer as Cat Woman… That being said, I was on the cusp of LITERALLY not even putting a layer of anything scary on for this years festivities.. BUT.. of course, I couldn’t allow myself to hit that much of a low so I used whatever I had in my drawers and put some faces together, for the Halloween weekend look, I did a more of a cat inspired make up.. On Halloween night I made my attempt at doing a somewhat/kinda pretty glam ghoul skeleton inspired look and quite actually ended up really liking how it turned out.. I ended up using nothing but 2 shades of, Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 3 Eyeshadow, 1 of the colours on the NYX Strobe Of Genius Highlighter Palette and a simple felt tip Guerlian Liquid Eyeliner for the entire face!!! It got the point across but still definitely maintained a pretty vibe which (I guess) made it doable for the night!…
UBER COOL swedish style brand COS, maintains their sleek and minimal design but incorporates a utilitarian chic aspect to it all for their Spring/Summer 2017 collection…. With (for the brand at least) a spectrum of colour ranging from blues and sands to salmons and greens, the Spring Summer 2017 collection features a range of styles.. Personal favourites? I love the blue jackets, the proportions to the shade of blue is perfect, I also love the green jacket above! I think it’s a great layering piece and I can just imagine it with a pair of black leather pants, my favourite boots and a black turtle neck under while I stomp through the Jardin Des Tuileries, in Paris, come January for fashion week!!
ALSO, in other COS related news, the brand has opened it’s third retail location inside of Toronto’s (NOW ICONIC and luxury infested mall) Yorkdale Mall!! I had the pleasure of checking out the store last week and must say it is another beautiful space by the brand!! Can’t wait for many shopping excursions to the mall with COS in mind!
I first discovered this restaurant online about a year and a half ago and was just memorized by the dream like state it left me in and more if anything the dream like state it was! I had really never seen anything quite like this before, it is magnificent to me!! Now some time later I am hitting myself on the head for being to zombified by this beautiful venue that I forgot to share… Here is the luxury dining space by Alain Ducasse in the Paris’ 5 Star luxury hotel, Plaza Athénée… You know that iconic and magical hotel Carrie Bradshaw stayed at in Paris!?!? See some pics of my next MUST-GO spot when I am in Paris next!!! And maybe you are doing what I am doing, but based on how beautiful the venue is I am just assuming that the food is equally as magnificent! I am literally planning my rehearsal wedding dinner here for when I get married.. NOW.. ALL I NEED IS THE GROOM!! LOL!! You know that iconic and magical hotel Carrie Bradshaw stayed at in Paris!?!? See some pics of my next MUST-GO spot when I am in Paris next.
I instantly fell in love with the work of Donald Martiny, upon coming across his work online while scrolling through some of my favourite tumblr’s and websites. I love how he has taken something so practical and overlooked, being the simple stroke of a brush and turned it into it’s own being and work of art, the simple curves and twists that the brushes make evoke emotion and play with light without having to do anything…. As you can imagine a Martiny piece does not come cheap with the general range starting at about £17,000 to upwards….
Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Am I ever excited to share with you the newest addition to my Hermes collection! I am still in a state of disbelief that I was able to acquire this beautiful piece so quickly and effortlessly.. As I’ve read and been told in the past, the Hermes Kelly Cut (the clutch version of the Hermes Kelly Bag) is one of the rarest leather bags to acquire from Hermes, mainly because it’s produced in such low quantities in comparison to the (of course, iconic) Birkin & Kelly bags. From some insight that I received and overheard since inquiring about acquiring this piece, I learned that at the Madison Avenue store in Manhattan they had only received about 11 Kelly Cut bags this year so far which when you really think about it is quite crazy considering the the volume of the other products they have even including Birkin’s & Kelly’s. I personally fell in love with the bag quite some time ago after seeing it countless times flaunted ever so chicly by it’s wearers… I made my inquiry about a month and a half ago for my dream Kelly Cut bag.. It would have to be in silver hardware and black swift leather which I thought would be so edgy, simple and chic AND of course, go perfect with my mountain of leather jackets and leather pants!!! AND fast forward a month and a half later and there it was! Exactly what I wanted (my FIERCE little dream!)… Keep scrolling below to see a few more pics of the bag being unboxed!!
I don’t know what it is about this collection but there is something that just makes me say DOWNTOWN COOL SUPER HERO UBAN GIRL CHIC!?!?!? AM I right or am I just have another wave of delusional thoughts that come and go from the excitement I get every time a Versace collection comes to the runway? This season Versace presented a cool collection featuring a svelte and sleek aesthetic infused with hints of MOD style vibes.. The collection was also accompanied by powerful contrasting colours and luxe textures, all blending perfectly to make this seasons collezione!