Ok EVERYONE and anyone that reads my blog and travels to any other city, country or whatever it may be that incurs obnoxious and almost fraud like charges onto your mobile bills just for using your phone while abroad.. Like you know that feeling when you want to make a call but you are in another country and so you do it then you see the end result and you’re like #OHHELLNO… Well.. Honestly.. You will LOVE me for this.. Because.. STRUGGLE NO MORE!!… ENTER KNOWROAMING.. You guys.. This is no joke.. I have been using this service for months now and it has literally been one of the most amazing experiences about travelling.. I have travelled the world, Jamaica, Sweden, London, Milan, Paris and in the last few months I have been using KNOWROAMING i have NOT PAID ONE ROAMING CHARGE to my wireless provider… The best part is, I have probably used well over tens of thousands of dollars in data and talk time.. I mean, I upload more when I am abroad then when I am home #LIKEHELLO!!!

I have to tell you about KNOWROAMING and the genius technology behind this sticker that will literally change your life… KNOWROAMING is a start up company here in my home town Toronto. They have developed a technology that you apply to your regular sim card.. When you are in your home country nothing happens but once you leave and go abroad KNOWROAMING activates and the magic begins. Here the technology overrides your regular sim card and activated the KNOWROAMING technology and literally frees you from any barriers.. All it takes is an app and a sticker, literally. I am so excited sharing this with you guys right now that I can barely write properly!!!… Carrying on, so you are in a new country, your KNOWROAMING activates, now you are tuned into the extremely exclusive and discounted rates that the company KNOWROAMING has negotiated with international carriers.. Meaning that KNOWROAMING has gone out of their way to talk to phone companies around the world so that when you are abroad you don’t pay the HIGHWAY ROBBERY prices your regular phone provider had you paying.. If you were paying $100 for like 100MB before.. Now you are paying like probably a 80th of what you paid to get x80 what you paid for.. You follow?? It’s actually the craziest thing and literally makes me have a certain disdain for my wireless provider knowing that this was possible… ANYWAYS.. PLEASE CHECK OUT KNOWROAMING and save yourself lots and lots of money…

If you have any more questions check out their website http://www.knowroaming.com or e-mail me/comment and I will be happy to share more of my point of view on this amazing technology!!

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If you guys have been keeping up with my escapades over the last few weeks from London to Milan to THE CITY OF LIGHTS, I have been busy runway hopping and capturing all the moments with my new 41 megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 #WINDOWSPHONE camera. Through thick and thin, it has been by my side, documenting every #OMG moment and sharing them literally the same moment as I #OMG lol…

As you can Imagine fashion week is a crazy time and being constantly on the go doesn’t really permit to carry so much uncomfortable heavy products with you.. With that said you can only imagine how excited I was to find out that this #WindowsPhone is the only phone with with a 41 megapixel camera sensor, full HD video #DETAILSBABY and Nokia Rich Recording to capture that #RUNWAYLIFE!!! Aside from that, the fact that I had the power to adjust my camera setting’s ISO, exposure & etc. was amazing and really helped with the dramatic and dark runway settings…

With a 720p HD screen, it’s 43% sharper than your average phone screen. I’ve also been able to chat into the wee hours with its 19 hours of talk time, talk about #BATTERYLIFE! The phone also offers 32 GB of internal storage, ideal for anybody with a TON of pictures/videos/music! Aside from all the technical goodies, obviously what this really comes down to is the Windows 8 interface.. With all the apps (yes there is Instagram now #SNAPSforWINDOWS) and a extremely smooth flow I have had nothing but an amazing experience with this device. Not to mention it get’s signal just about EVERYWHERE! Literally, every corner, crack and alley from Toronto to Paris has proven unable to block my Windows Phone from acquiring it’s signal…

Make sure to stay tuned to the #STRUTwithWINDOWS hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. while I travel Europe from fashion week to fashion week capturing exclusive content from some of the world’s most epic fashion houses with my #Windows and #WindowsPhone devices.

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Okay you guys, do I have some exciting news for you!! In t-minus like 48 hours I will be leaving for EUROPE for the Men’s fashion week and Haute Couture fashion shows in London, Milan & Paris covering shows from Versace & Cavalli to Balmain and Elie Saab! I can’t wait! The best part is that I am teaming up with Windows to showcase and share everything I see from the Windows Phone & Windows Surface devices (above).. I am crazy excited about this because the Windows Nokia Lumia 1020 phone I will be using has been getting a lot of attention for its 41 Megapixel camera #YASSSSSS #RUNWAYLIFE #UPCLOSE&PERSONAL #HIGHQUALITYSWAG.. I will also be syndicating all my content by using the #STRUTwithWINDOWS hashtag so you can stay up to date and in-tune with everything going on across all the social media platforms…. I actually am crazy excited to get myself on that airplane and over to Europe!! I also have some other surprises up my sleeves in the next couple of days! So stay tuned because the #STRUTneverSTOPS haha!! #HowCheesy #YesIJustDid #ImStoppingNow haha!! See y’all at the airport!!! XO

“Make sure to stay tuned to the #STRUTwithWINDOWS hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. while I travel Europe from fashion week to fashion week capturing exclusive content from some of the world’s most epic fashion houses with my #Windows and #WindowsPhone devices.

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The amazing team over at Sony Canada just hooked me up with the new Sony Nex 7 Camera, which I am so excited to try out! I am really digging the size and usability of it! It’s interface is quite easy to get a hang of and the overall design and aesthetic is really dope!! Most importantly, the photo quality is really stunning! I have to say this is a great camera for a blogger and/or someone who is constantly on the go but wants to capture a moment with quality… I will share some photos I capture it in the week! XXJAY

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Time to turn to my geeky side. I am beyond elated like literally giggly like a little school girl to find out that at the end of the month T-Mobile will be releasing UNLIMITED WORLDWIDE DATA & TEXT.. This is like, the craziest news I have ever heard. You can now travel the world and not have to worry about annoying data and texting charges. I used to pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars and now the answer is finally here. I am not even from the states and I love this! I will be making a much necessary trip to the states to get my hands on this plan!!!!

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As you know I currently use the BlackBerry Q10 and have been loving it! It’s been the best companion for TIFF & New York Fashion Week and has allowed me to just get the job done – Whether it be confirming movie appearances and red carpets in Toronto or RSVP’ing yes to my seats in New York for Fashion Week. Another plus to the device is the multi-media capabilities, first being the focus HD camera & video-camera. The camera’s are great and the apps that allow them to shine are equally as MAJOR! I thought I would share the official tutorials of two of my favorite BlackBerry app’s with you, first being Story Maker and second being Time Shift! With Story Maker it’s a few easy steps to building a wicked video comprised of your captured moments on your BlackBerry.. And with Time Shift it’s easy as 1,2,3 to getting the perfect picture moment of you and/or your friends. You can move back and forth in time after you’ve already taken the picture to set the perfect facial expression for the photo! This was ideal when I was shooting runway shows in New York and at red carpet after parties for movies in Toronto! BlackBerry is making it easier and easier to capture, build and share moments whenever, wherever! LOVE! Anyways check out the tutorial videos below!!!

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I am constantly on the go, running around all day, making appointments, at appointments taking notes, on set for this or running to meet something for that. To make a long story short, I am a busy bee! I mean, it’s part of what I do! I am always moving and not to sound cheesy or anything but it’s important for me to have a device that can ‘keep moving’ with me.. Enter the BlackBerry Q10 – BlackBerry was kind enough to equip me with their new Q10 device and It couldn’t have come at a better time! It’s probably one of the most busiest times of my year and here I am! I have been trying out the new device and am already finding it to be a necessary part of functioning throughout the day.

If you know me personally then you know I am an original keyboard user! I love a good keyboard on a phone, especially, when it’s most notably, a BlackBerry keyboard. With that being said, the statement is no different when it comes to the new BlackBerry Q10 – The sleek design and easy to hold (may I add) curve of the phone is so major. Also, the keystrokes are perfect to, I just started using it and still am waiting to make a mistake (easy to adjust and utilize to the phone right from the beginning)

Oh & what’s this!?!?!? The new BlackBerry 8 megapixel camera’s have great built in sensitivity, exposure and focus! Also the 3.1-inch screen is a great size and at 320-pixels per inch, it’s even sharper than the iPhone’s Retina display. Blacks are deep, colors are vibrant, and viewing angles are wide. There is also a great camera application called “Time Shift,” which captures multiple shots and lets you choose the best expression for each face from the burst of photos the application took at that time. You can also record 1080p high-definition video or chat with the 2-megapixel lens on the front.

The BlackbBerry hub, a.k.a the central control unit as I like to call it, but better described as a all-in-one space for your updates, e-mails, texts and messages from various sources, is such a “WHY THE HECK WASN’T THIS MADE BEFORE” kind of thing. The ability to check everything all in one central location makes the overall experience that much better and personally keeps me more efficient.. I personally feel like I forget to respond to people less because the message is always in the same place as my other messages so I inevitably pass it again. And it’s basically just easy to use so plusses all around over there.

I am also getting familiar with the apps and one stick out app to me has to be the BlackBerry Story Maker! An easy to use pick and choose style – Movie Maker that automatically pieces togethers selected pictures, audio and video into a functional mini-film! I love it because all I have to do is tap the screen on the pictures/video I want to use, select a song as a layer and then it does all the work! I can’t wait to put together a cool video together for you guys from TIFF!

Overall this device is proving to live up to it’s glorious expectations! It is efficient, easy to use and is doing an amazing job of keeping me organized and connected while on the go and especially at this crazy hectic time during TIFF! I have so much things going on so it’s nice to have a phone who’s alerts actually alert you! I love the sleek and thin design and the overall functions of the device internally. I think it’s safe to say I am just loving my experience with the BlackBerry Q10!

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I’ve come across a lot of things which I have used all with great functionality, style, etc. But none like this. When I first witnessed this device in action, it was instant love. I think my biggest thing personally when it comes to camera’s is the size and function, I right now use medium to big size DSLR camera’s with the interchangeable lens and all that jazz. I mean there is nothing wrong with that, I’ve captured some amazing moments but when I am going to VIP parties and wanting to document the action, people, etc. the bulkiness of the camera just isn’t chic, I mean, seriously, it just doesn’t work for me and honestly it never fits in my Balmain pants, soooOoooO lol!! But then it becomes an issue because I am scared of compromising the quality of my images if I bring a less intense quality camera, there is no winning!.. Until… UNTIL!!.. I am just to excited to share this with you all! Enter the Samsung Galaxy Camera! a very clean looking 16MP wondrous device that is not only a camera but also doubles as a Samsung Galaxy tablet which means, yes, you can instantly upload photos you take to things such as facebook, instagram, twitter & google+ **enter heavenly ‘Ahhhhhhhhh’**

I got my hands on the device not to long ago and have been obsessed since! Not only me but everyone that has seen me using this device is in instant shock & awe and definitely agrees that this is a powerful device and the ultimate social media & blogging tool! I mean, does it really get any better than this?? Equipped with 4G yes, you don’t even need wifi this thing is 4G capable – The Samsung Galaxy Camera has been the perfect size, the perfect speed and the perfect asset to my social media game right now! I am literally obsessed! I haven’t stopped using it for the past week now, all photos on my blog for about a week now have been captured with this device! Seriously, I am in love and can not wait to capture some more major moments!

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As you may know, right after I finished my work with Versace & Google in New York City, I stopped in Toronto for a couple hours to pick up the rest of my luggage and then I headed over to Stockholm, Sweden to be part of a wonderful experience with Windows/Microsoft & HP. The journey throughout Stockholm took us to some of the most beautiful picture perfect moments I definitely could not of even thought up myself. Being in Stockholm with the Microsoft team was also the perfect time to learn more about the new Windows 8 and all of its wondrous ways. Whether it be on a mobile device or a laptop and desktop device we got insight on it all, from the apps, swipe sides, down to the simple functions all made to make your computing experience that much more smooth and efficient (I mean, what more could you ask for!?)… All day, each day Microsoft had an amazing literary planned for us from beginning to end! Here are some photos from the first part of Day 1 of our Stockholm adventures which entailed boating to islands, touring the beautiful city, delicious food and much, much, more!

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Last month during New York Fashion Week I teamed up with HP & HP Play and shared a day in my life during New York Fashion Week with my beloved HP Envy X2 Laptop/Tablet device! From early morning presentations and afternoon & evening shows I utilized my device to capture photos and videos from behind the scenes to the rows of the runway! It even came with me to HP’s Project Runway party later that night to! It was a blast being followed by camera men all day and now getting to see the final product! As glam as it all looks, HUNNIE ITS WERK! but I love it to much to ever consider it a burden lol!! Anyways check out more of my day with HP by clicking here..

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