December 6th, 2014
I’ve been working a lot with Easter Seals this year — at woman2warrior and, as evidenced by the picture above, at their terrifyingly terrifying Drop Zone.
It’s a nausea-inducing rappel down the side of an office building in downtown Vancouver.
Which, if you actually look over the edge, has a beautiful view of the water, mountains and tiny little people 20 storeys below.
I was scared. So scared.
But I did it!
And tomorrow night I’ll be supporting Easter Seals at Timmy’s Telethon, co-hosting the social desk for my third year in a row with the lovely Bianca Solterbeck (Sunday, December 7th from 6:00-8:00). Tweet at us @TimmysTelethon or holler at us on Facebook and we’ll share your stories on the air!
P.S. I’ll also be sharing behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram so follow @KelseyDundon.
December 2nd, 2014
I’m a big fan of handmade things. I’m just not a big fan of handmaking them. I’d much prefer someone else do that for me. So I’ve picked a few of my favourite handmade holiday gifts, all of which you can find on Etsy.
1. Peach and Gold Dish ($32.75) by Up in the Air Somewhere.
2. Pastel Drip Nesting Doll ($82.37) by Sketch Inc.
3. Harrold the Jellyfish ($73.22) by Sara Carr.
4. Aspen Magazine Holder ($140.35) by Ciseal.
5. Slip Cast Porcelain Hanging Planter ($29.74) by Bean and Bailey.
6. Tonala Pequena Zip Wallet ($60.82) by Vancouver’s own scout and catalogue.
7. Nodo Outdoor Chair ($608.19) by Petrified Design.
8. Columns Cushion Cover ($50.65) by Si Sauvage.
Now forward this to Santa — or your Secret Santa — and your holiday wish list is complete!
November 23rd, 2014
The Anthology’s Pinstagram column marries the dream (Pinterest) and the reality (Kelsey Dundon’s Instagram photos of places and faces in and around Vancouver).
To the rescue! A behind-the-scenes look at a promo I shot for Wardrobe Rescue, which I’m doing with Metropolis at Metrotown and Global TV + a beautifully embellished skirt I’d love to have in my wardrobe.
Moody greens. A beach in Tofino + a forest in the morning light.
Orange you glad? A trip to the pumpkin patch + a stylish young lady rocking pumpkin orange.
The holidays! I dressed my house up early this year for a holiday decor shoot for Canvas by Canadian Tire at my place + a whole world of wreaths.
Werk! My very cluttered desk (with a ring from Vincent Park) + a far less cluttered workspace.
Selfie! How did Kumiko Ide and I finish a day spent running a social media boot camp at SFU? With a selfie(!) + an inspiringly bright desk.
P.S. There are more photos where these came from so add The Anthology on Facebook and follow @KelseyDundon on Instagram.
November 17th, 2014
‘Tis the season to light up long, dark nights. How? One of two ways: with a stunning brass chandelier (my dining room needs this) or a party-perfect sequin skirt.
Where: The stunning Dandelion 32 Chandelier by Tony Duquette.
Wear: A sequin skirt from Anthropologie.
November 12th, 2014
I used to be an old t-shirt and oversized flannel pants kind of sleeper. But these days I’ve stepped it up a notch with my cat print set by PJ Salvage (they’re the cat’s pyjamas – ha!) and my menswear-inspired set by J.Crew.
Now if I wanted to step it up two notches I’d opt for the limited edition Bonne Nuit set by my friend Alexandra Suhner Isenberg of the Sleep Shirt and the lovely Rebecca Rawlinson of Rebecca Bree. The shirt and sleep mask are made in Canada of Japanese cotton. And they’re designed to last through many winters of hibernating.
November 10th, 2014
I was never a runner. A dancer, yes. A reluctant runner, sure. But I was never big on it. And I now know why that is: I had never gotten over the hump. I had never done it regularly enough for it to feel like anything other than punishment. Until I started training for Seawheeze Half Marathon this summer. Then I had no choice but to run regularly. Out of pure fear. And that’s a powerful motivator.
I got over that hump and learned to love running. So much that I read Born to Run (thank you, Katie!) and haven’t stopped talking about the book since. One of the biggest lessons I learned from my experience — and my reading? Run far and run often.
P.S. Both these photos are from Instagram so follow @KelseyDundon
November 8th, 2014
They always say you should dress for the job you want. But what if you don’t have the means to? That’s where Dress for Success comes in. The Vancouver chapter alone served more than 2,000 disadvantaged women last year. And they did more than dress them for interviews; they provided career coaching, interview prep, resumé polishing — the works.
I stopped by the Vancouver chapter to meet with their marketing and sponsorship manager Christina Florencio and style a few mannequins for them. You know what kind of donations they need? Cash. ($30 a month will put one woman through the suite of Dress for Success programs.) And work-appropriate handbags.
A little while back The Anthology hosted a dinner in support of Dress for Success. It was such a fun night. Were you there?