Last night here in Toronto I had the pleasure of attending the ‘CLUB YSL #YSLBeautyCrew‘ party which I have to say… Was such a blast!!!!!!!!! I was dying because I loved walking into the party and just seeing a sea of all black fashion…… SOOOO YSL😍😍!!!!!!!!! The party was filled wall to wall with so many people, lots of familiar faces and of course, enough champagne to keep everyone hydrated (tough life!!! LOL!)…. I actually had such a dope time turning it up with my friends but I have to say… more importantly FINALLY getting acquainted with YSL beauty products as (I’m ashamed to say) I have never used YSL beauty products before!!! It was my first time ever even trying them this night, and I only tried a couple!!! I actually ended up falling in love with a couple things :)… So obviously with that said I am super excited to get to know the brand a bit better and try some of these goodies and the VIP gift bag….. stay tuned 😉 xx
A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Spring/Summer 2017 launch party for Cutler & Gross’ new collection for the season. It was a fun night filled with some of my favourite people good drinks some yummy bites and of course some super fierce eyewear. That evening I had the pleasure of connecting with the amazing Cutler & Gross team all the way in from the U.K. and (of course) also trying on some new amazing shades!!! I fell in love with too many things to mention but then there was one pair that I could not get my hands off of (can you guess which ones LOL) – One thing I love most about Cutler & Gross sunglasses is the fact that they are all products that are handmade so you know that the workmanship, quality and I would say, most importantly durability of these frames are built to last!!! I’ve had a pair for about three years now and they have really been surviving the test of time, which with my hectic, busy lifestyle is such a plus!!!!!! Anyways enjoy some of my favorite photos from the night and don’t forget to check them out online or at their boutique here in Toronto at 758 Queen St. West!!!
Carrying on with my conversation about my conversation about bring androgynous and exploring a new side of myself – I now more then ever since writing that post find myself pushing even further than I ever have! My emotional connection to being concerned with other peoples perception of me when they see me on the streets quintessentially being in full FISH;
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)
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
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
2017 is in full swing and it’s so crazy that we are already in February… Where the hell did January already go!? Am I at the point in my life where days fly by, time moves faster? If so, which I think I am because #WELLDAMN.. I am training myself to look outside the window more, smell the air more, smile at people more because all these moments we get that we overlook are, before you know it, going to be gone, and truthfully so, so will we.. So one of my big goals for 2017 is to quite literally in every way possible “Stop and smell the roses” just that much more… Anyways.. Here is a quick little snap from behind the scenes during the cute little photo-shoot I did the other day with NYX Cosmetics here in Toronto WHICH EVEN IN BLACK AND WHITE you can LITERALLY still SEE MA HIGHLIGHTER POPPIN ON MY CHEECK BONES LIKE YASSSSSSS GAWD!!!!! Now.. time to pack my bags and off to the next!! Stay tuned for where 🙂 XOJAY
jacket – Diesel / bag – Hermes / boots – Aldo
IF you know me then you know I love a good pairing of visuals and music so before we carry on with any reading PLEASE press play on the music video below to set the ambiance!!!! O.k. Now that that is taken care of.. I am SO happy because after all these years of going to Paris I NEVER got to do this.. Such a simple little stop on the way to an event that made me literally the happiest.. I have always wanted to snap some photos at the Palais Royale, in Paris and just see it in real life, feel it with my own eyes and spirit and I finally got to!! Another thing that I am super excited about is the full acknowledgement of really finding my sense of style and look for the new year.. My style has really changed over the years, from frumpy and layery to confused and street chic to now what I call…. a…. very androgynous, sexy leather biker, casual but always cool vibe!!! This trip has been like a dream for me because I’ve been able to do it as the new and current me.. AS the me that is this dark and sleek creature, who loves to wear make up and get glam and who is just a lot more young, wild and free!!!… It’s crazy because the older I’ve got the younger and more liberated I feel.. That I must say is truly a blessing of age, aside from of course knowledge, wisdom and experience but it’s crazy because when I think about it I probably wouldn’t of let those attributes reach me without this new liberation so it all comes down to that!! UGH!! PARIS JUST GOT ME FEELIN MAGICAL!!!!!!!! Stay tuned for more!! Xo Jay
When I saw this J.CREW coat I just new that I had to give it some sort of me in some way! It just screams BIG PAPA TO ME lol!!!! So I paired it with a casual and cool, relaxed and kinda urban vibes look and voila.. It felt right at home on my shoulders! With the streets of Paris as the back-drop, this was definitely a moment!!!!
This trip has been like a dream… Being back in my favorite cities and doing what I love to do!! The city been so exciting between getting to see all my favourite places again and also seeing some shows, designers, familiar faces I haven’t seen in years! It’s so good to be back.. Another plus about this trip is the sense of ease that I’ve been able to have courtesy of my CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion Prepaid Visa Card! Whether it’s been on the go, in between shows, before a night on the town or whatever! I have been able to manage my funds and currencies all on one card from wherever I’ve gone.. I am not just saying this but the CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion Prepaid Visa Card has seriously changed my whole travel game.. In the past, I’ve had to bring a certain amount of cash with me and in some cases under-budgeted for the night or the other way around, I over budgeted and literally LOST my money! Can you imagine the nauseating feeling of literally loosing hundreds of dollars with so many more days to go! #UGH.. Yikes right!?.. With the CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion Prepaid Visa Card you are able to reload your funds from an app right on your smartphone or tablet and exchange your Canadian dollars to 10 different currencies (AUD, CHF, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, MXN, USD, TRY & CAD)!!! The way it works is, it locks in foreign exchange rates when you load a currency so you don’t have to worry about fluctuating rates when you travel and you aren’t charged any additional fees when you use the card (excluding ATM fees) – so you’ll know EXACTLY how much you’re spending on every single transaction! Plus, if you ever do need to make an ATM withdrawal, the card will allow one free withdrawal per month, per country. You can use it in 45 countries around the world wherever Visa is accepted, including online!! This card & technology (which comes with chip and pin security, tap-and-pay, and isn’t linked to my personal bank accounts) has really helped manage and budget my funds on the daily and feel secure while here in Paris which has made the trip that much better!! If anything ever happens to the card, or if I lost it for example, it comes with an emergency card replacement service, emergency cash service and protection from unauthorized use, so I know I’m covered and will still have access to cash when I need it. Oh, and did I mention? It’s free! Or $15 if you want it couriered to you. That all said… I have so much more to share from this beautiful trip so STAY tuned as there is much much more to come!!! XOXO BISOUS JAY
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