As an avid phone case lover, it's been hard narrowing down my collection to less than 10 cases. Quirky phone cases are great conversation starters and add personality in the subtlest way. My favorite designs are whimsical and minimalist, and 1of1cases is just that.
Although the store may be brand new, the designs she offers are unique and absolutely adorable. I'm not a fan of color for phone cases, but I couldn't resist the turquoise dogs. The "material" used for the cases is the soft hard cover type that does not protect the front of the screen. They are easy to stain, but they are extremely light and sleek.
These cases start at $5USD and take around a week or two to ship, which is amazing! The owner is the sweetest girl I have ever collaborated with, and I will definitely purchase another one soon. Plus, the cases come with small dents on the side, which are meant to attach charms to!
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The title might sound like I am talking about a backpacking trip around Europe, and I wish! Between my finals, journalistic events (I always love saying this), and graduation, I have to squeeze in packing for a 3 week trip to my home country. Visiting China to me was always symbiotic with shopping for things I absolutely do not need and eating more food than my stomach can handle, and although I will keep up the eating tradition going on this year, I've decided to ditch the shopping (as much as I can, sh!)
Maybe I'm getting older but the more I bundle myself in my bed late at night and watch hauls on Youtube, the less I want to shop. Hauls once excited me irrationally and fuelled my, and many others', materialistic urges, yet now all I can think about is how much money they could have saved from buying yet another pair of black boots. I am in no way shielded from the capitalist society we live in, but I've decided that every time I want to purchase an item of clothing I probably won't wear, I will think about what I can do with that money instead.
China is the land of cheap manufactured clothing and dupes of popular brands that I love, such as American Apparel and Stylenanda, and because of how well (or badly, I guess) the dupes are made, no one could ever guess that they are fake -- and for the longest time, that seemed like the best concept ever. I could spend $10 on denim shorts that looked identical to the Instagram-famous AA ones and no one would ever comment that they weren't authentic, they'd only comment that they love AA as well. This idea of having more for less gets more ridiculous as I grow up, and simultaneously, I realize that all this money could go on something that can't be bought for everyone: experiences.
Trips, coffee dates, restaurants and museum tickets are all things that I've always valued more than a mere lipstick, yet it always made more sense to spend money on the things everyone could get their hands on. So in the light of my upcoming trip, I've decided to pack light and get the most use out of the things that I own, and experience heavy. Whether it's going to be on visiting Disneyland in Shanghai or the Madam Tussauds' (I really want to see that Kris Wu figure), I'm ready for you, summer 2017.
Travelogues will be posted, so stay tuned!
A few months ago I was invited, through my wonderful boss, Caroline at The Everyday Luxury, to attend one of the three yearly private events hosted by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts's Cercle des Anges. From private guided tours of the Chagall exhibition to a live music performance, the art history fanatic in me definitely enjoyed the evening.
My co-worker and lifetime fashion consultant Catherine, who is based in Toronto, was in town that night and was able to attend the prestigious event with me. We caught up between seafood appetizers and a few glasses of champagne, and people-watched the philanthropists and businessmen who attended the same event. Montreal's art life is definitely a dynamic one that is constantly changing, and events like such allow art enthusiasts across the country to enjoy the works of their favourite artists in a much more in-depth and tangible way.
The evening started with a live performance by young Montreal talents, and soon both Cather and I had a glass of champagne in our hands. The presenters talked about the event, and we listened between two bites of their delicious seafood and caviar on crackers. Although we had to leave the evening early, it was definitely an utmost enjoyable experience.
Events like such occur three times a year for the members of the various circles at the museum. If you want to find out more about these unique ways of experiencing art, read my full article here.
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