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I'm kinda starting to like these glitches, despite the lack of efficiency, they are appealing to my aesthetic sensibilities.  MacBook Pro don't die on me now.


Viviane Audet

For the February issue of ELLE Québec I was pleased to style the triple threat singer/songwriter/actress Viviane Audet in a portrait session with Daniel Cianfarra.  The mandate was lingerie and fur, in a laid back kind of way...That luscious pop pink coat was courtesy of Natural Furs,  the pink and blue slip is from Studio La Perla (La Perla's younger sister brand), and an inky blue black one piece from Princesse tam.tam.  The end result? Audet's easy going vibes portrayed that really cool girl just hanging out at home in some fur #nbd.


thin black lines

Everyday symbols
1. women's washroom sign at the Phi Centre
2. on the wall at Cafe Falco: bicycle cart, unknown (to me) triangle, and a siphon coffee maker

anyone want to let me know what the middle symbol is?
a tent with an ottoman?
a tunnel in a mountain?
a tea light holder?
other ideas?

**UPDATE 27.01.13: a clever reader just clued me in that the mystery symbol is an onigiri.  Thank you.**


Sun.Cloud.Fog.Rain in CR

The crazy climates that exist in the almost equatorial and ecotouristic country of Costa Rica are pretty amazing.  From sweltering hot beaches to cool evenings in higher altitudes, best be prepared for everything.  Sandals, socks, shoes, bikini, tanks, long sleeve, sweater, scarf, rain jacket, shorts, pants!  Check, check, check, check!
Still better than snow and -30c.
Let's start in San José where some days are hot and some days are cold.  Where colonial architecture still remains, with or without some street art adorned upon it.  Oh and barbed wire is a stylistic touch on residential homes here and there.

Enough with the sweaters-let's hit the beach! Coming up: tide pools, crazy tan lines, and one yummy organic lotion (with lemongrass to ward away mosquitoes!!) made by a friend who has relocated to the sunny shores of Santa Teresa to become a beach bum and surf the waves.

On a sunny/foggy ferry ride, I met this wonderful looking man named Jorge who possessed a remarkable mane of white hair.  In my tragically basic Spanish I managed to convey my love for his look and asked if I could take a picture.  Muchas gracias Jorge.  On to Monteverde!
In the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reseve (above) a cloud obscures the view

Sometimes the best things in life are free.  A friend who had visited the area counseled: "find that crazy tree you can climb up the insides." Whaaaa?  The above images are taken looking up the hollowed "trunk" of a Banyan tree aka the Strangler Fig tree.  This shit is from Lord of the Rings! Prehistoric crazy roots!  Ok I exaggerate, but climbing up the belly of this tree made me giddy, and poking my head out among the branches at almost three stories high was pretty rad.  You said it Luther and Janet. Hasta luego.


Getting away in CR

I don't ever get tired of seeing the sunrise-no matter how cliché.  Especially through an airplane window and the sun is lighting up the earth.  Even more so is when that sun is taking me to the warmer climate of Costa Rica where I can escape the -30degree C Montréal winter, sprinkled with freezing rain...even just for a little bit.