I have decided to pay a lil tribute to the look of reading glasses, or rather, the dark rimmed, slighty oversized at times, look that is so popular and trendy at the moment (and perhaps longer than that!!)
Had the chance to see some great shows this week/weekend.
Wednesday night at Casa Del Popollo was Share, Lost in the Trees, and amazing talanted singer Conor O'Brien of Villagers.
Share apparently changes their performers often when playing live shows giving it an exciting new sound each time. I am very excited to check out their duo sound of Coco et Co! Lost in Trees performance was...wow! Think Arcade Fire meets classical orchestra. Each member, extremely talented playing more than one instrument (accordian, violin, cello, tuba, bass, etc...) adding a classical turn to an indie sound. Conor J. O'Brien's acoustic sounds was both eerie and entrancing. The Irish native came to Montreal sans band and still managed to blow the crowd away!
Friday night consisted of Zola Jesus, Warpaint and The XX. All three bands amazing in their own way. The gothic-rock sound of Zola Jesus, the girl punkrock band of Warpaint and the 90's electronic and mellow sound of The XX made for an incredible experience.
Last night, after getting home from work, my baby girl Mika passed away in my lap. I miss her terribly, though I am happy to know she is running in green fields eating all the almonds, bananas and avocados she can!
Let's recap a beautiful photoshoot I did with her.
So...it is fall and to those of us who love fashion, it is the best time of year! My main challenge of course is resisting all these temptations that we call clothing. I particularly have a weakness for sweaters and can always seem to justify purchasing these, especially thinking ahead to the chilling winters in Montréal.
I was browsing online, and in the stores and came across a few items in which I would love to add to my own closet. My favourite sweaters happen to be the ones with the cool, retro designs, and I am absolutely loving the animal knits.
Check out this unbelievable hotel which literally appears as a stack of houses. This can be found in Zaandam, the Netherlands. I would love to see what the inside looks like. Not yet ready, but opening this fall. Check out more about WAM architecture at http://www.wam-architecten.nl/site/index.php
The past weekend was a sidewalk event on St Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont Royal. My friend and I decided to take a walk down the street, through Chinatown to Old Montreal and then back up for a drink on a terrace. The weather was perfect, maybe a touch too hot, but otherwise a great day to be walking and shooting (and eating ice cream which of course we did!)
Here are a few images I happened to snap and a couple I played with to add a certain je ne sais pas!
Notre Dame 1
Notre Dame 2
Hotel Place d'Armes
I also brought my analog camera with some lomography film. Of course, it will take time for me to both finish the roll, and get it developed. Those images will make an appearance later on :)