September 3rd, 2014
People are always shocked that I’d never been to Toronto. And I suppose it is weird. I’ve travelled a fair share, I’m as Canadian as a loonie and I’ve passed through Pearson Airport a lot, but I’d never actually been to the city itself.
Until my friends at Canadian Tire turned me into a little Christmas elf and flew me out for a media event. (Long-lead publications plan things very, very far in advance so editors start thinking about the holidays mid-summer.)
I spent the day bauble-hanging, glue-gunning, ribbon-wrapping and sharing a few of my favourite decorating tips and tricks and DIYs.
Alongside Toronto-based stylist Renee Elliott of Re:Creative Studio.
Which was a heckuva lot of fun.
And then exactly 24 hours after I arrived I hopped on a sunset flight back to the West Coast. Thanks, Canadian Tire! Next time I’ll stay longer so I can actually explore the city.
September 2nd, 2014
The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.
It’s refreshing to see a desk with a sewing machine in place of an MacBook, isn’t it?
These shots are from Truvelle Studio’s new Gastown digs.
And boy, do they make me want to trade in my Word Docs for a sketchbook.
It’s here that designer Gaby Bayona makes custom bridal dresses that look as pretty as her workspace does.
So if you’re in the process of putting a ring on it, you’ll find plenty of aisle inspiration here.
[Photos courtesy of Truvelle]
P.S. Creep the creative spaces of some very creative people, like Erin Shaw of Shaw TV, Erica Lam of The Style Spy, Niki Blasina of A Haute Mess, and Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl in The Anthology’s Workspace column.
P.P.S. Know someone whose Workspace should be featured? Send a note to KDundon@TheAnthology.ca
August 22nd, 2014
It’s a colourful world. So dress accordingly in a very bright, very bold ankle-skimming skirt. But don’t let your walls be wall flowers. Let them shine by draping them in multicoloured lights.
Wear: A vibrant full skirt (this particularly beautiful one was photographed here).
Where: Rainbow lights from Bright Lab.
August 21st, 2014
I am terrified of heights. So, so terrified of heights. And the thought of doing rappelling off a 20-storey high rise makes me nauseous.
But I try to live by the law of Tina Fey: “Say yes and you’ll figure it out afterward.” So when my friends at Easter Seals asked if I wanted to do The Drop Zone this year, I felt like I was going to be sick and then I said yes.
Funds from this adrenaline-fuelled event support two causes close to my heart: Easter Seals Camps, which are fully accessible sleep-away camps for children with disabilities. And Easter Seals House, a supportive place where families can stay while their little ones receive care at BC Children’s Hospital.
Want to do the Drop with me on September 8, 2014? Sign up here. Rather keep your feet on the ground and pledge me instead? Donate here. If you’ve already donated, THANK YOU!!!
August 4th, 2014
It had been a long time since I’d run regularly. Like a looooooong time. Years. And lots of them. But after working with Easter Seals on woman2warrior I was inspired and motivated enough to attempt Lululemon’s SeaWheeze Half Marathon which I’ll be running very soon.
Have I been training hard? Depends who you ask. Will it take me a ridiculously long time to finish? Yes!
But with my running buddy (pictured above) waiting for me at the finish line I’ll survive.
P.S. I’ll tweet from the starting line so follow @TheAnthology on Twitter.
August 1st, 2014
People always ask if advertising is like Mad Men. And it’s not. At all. (For the most part.)
For one thing, I don’t have a bar cart in my office. But maybe I should get one, if only to display one of my recent projects.
Designed by AKA and written by yours truly, these bottles for Legends Distilling‘s Shadow in the Lake vodka…
…and Doctor’s Orders gin turned out beautifully.
In fact, I think they might just outshine everything else on your (office?) bar cart.
Thanks for bringing me on board, AKA! Cheers!
July 29th, 2014
People seem to either love being in front of the camera or behind it. I’m a fan of both. I’m thrilled when I’m able to talk about what I love in studio and I have a ton of fun obsessing over every detail at a photo shoot when I’m creative directing and styling. I feel very lucky to have opportunities to do both.
A few days ago I styled a series back-to-school trend spreads filled with outfits for the elementary school set. This outfit (fit for a leopard cub) is complete with faux leather detailing, and available at The Children’s Place at Brentwood Town Centre.
The spreads (like these behind-the-scenes pics) were shot by photographer Kevin Hill. And I can’t wait to see the finished product, which I’ll share soon!
P.S. Photo shoots are totally grammable so follow @KelseyDundon on Instagram.