August 21st, 2016

Bookmark | Julie Ansiau Photography

In The Anthology’s Bookmark column we explore some of the most inspiring places on the wild, wild web.

Julie Ansiau Photos

Portrait photography strikes me as being very hard. I don’t do it much (unless you count shoving a camera in my babies’ faces) but I imagine it’d be a real challenge to capture your subject in a natural, expressive pose that actually conveys whatever it is you need that portrait to convey.

Julie Ansiau Photography

That’s why I find Julie Ansiau’s work so compelling. The French photographer’s portraits are lovely. She captures such creative people in their beautiful spaces in a way that reminds me of Todd Selby. And everyone is so effortlessly chic – her portfolio is filled with as much style and decor inspiration as it is photography inspiration.

Julie Ansiau Photo

So bookmark Julie Ansiau’s site already. And bookmark The Anthology while you’re at it.

August 19th, 2016

Style | Beautiful, beautiful fall trends

H&M handbag fall 16

It’s everyone’s favourite fashion season, isn’t it? Seriously, ask around. I’m willing to bet everyone will tell you they love fall the most. Maybe it’s the lingering effects of back-to-school outfits? Or maybe it’s the prospect of putting on clothes you’re not going to sweat right through five minutes into your day? Who knows.

What I do know is I’ve got a ton of beautiful fall pieces to share tomorrow morning on Global BC. Set your PVR, mom!

July 27th, 2016

Style | Trends that travel

Kelsey Dundon at Global Television

I have a confession to make: I am by no means a sleek packer. I take the biggest suitcase I’m allowed and I stuff it with everything I could possibly need. So as my doctor once told me: do as I say, not as I do.

Kelsey Dundon Global BC Television

For my latest style segment on Global Television I talked trends that travel, featuring looks from Joe Fresh (at Superstore), Plenty, and Winners.

Take a look! Thanks for having me, Global Television and Metropolis at Metrotown! Thanks for your help, Jerome Insorio and Hayley Hudson!

[Photos by Hayley Hudson]

July 27th, 2016

Pinstagram | White dresses and watermelon onesies

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).

Park and Fifth Co

Wear white. Trying on bridesmaids dresses at Park & Fifth Co. + a dress that would be like wearing a cloud.

Baby pink

Baby pink. Learning to crawl (on the kitchen floor, no less) + the sweetest, summery-est outfit ever.

Kissa Tanto

Brass tacks. The beautifully decorated Kissa Tanto + a set of lights I could see fitting in beautifully there.

Dining room

Dining set. Elsa and Anna joined us for my book club brunch + a loft where I wouldn’t mind hosting my own brunch.

Olive Oil Cake

Homemade. Quite proud of my olive oil cake (so easy! so delicious!) + a berry crumble I’d love to test.

North Shore and Mountains

Trail running. Racing through the North Shore Mountains as fast as her short legs would carry her + a mountain lake I’d love my legs to hike me to.

P.S. There are more photos where these came from so follow @KelseyDundon on Instagram and Snapchat.

July 22nd, 2016

Style | When styling becomes shopping

Plenty shoes

Often when I’m pulling for a segment I have tunnel vision — I am looking for such specific pieces to fit such a specific story that I don’t even consider the fact that I could technically buy the pieces I’m pulling. I compartmentalize things; I’m never shopping when I’m styling.

So this, this is rare. These shoes would fit so perfectly into my lifestyle, so beautifully with my wardrobe, that I am very tempted to get them. They’re from Plenty at Metropolis at Metrotown, by the way. More on my segment (it’s all about trends that travel) coming up!

July 12th, 2016

Wear/Where | 1980s cool, 1970s glam

Gucci Loafers

black brass chairs

When it comes to foolproof colour combinations, few are as glamourous as black and brass. The 1970s knew it, the 1980s knew it, and now, my friends, we’re getting to know it once again. Sure, it feels understated as an accessory, but boy does it feel bold as part of your decor.

Wear: Black loafers with brass detailing, like those by Gucci as seen on @deborabrosa.

Where: Farrah dining chair, as seen in the Create & Cultivate offices.

June 29th, 2016

Diary | Roaming the Streets with Surreal Theatre

Surreal Theatre Gastown Vancouver

The last show I saw in a theatre was Raffi (ha!). It had been a while since I’d been to the theatre theatre. Until last night, when I went to the theatre, it just wasn’t, you know…in a theatre.

Vancouver fountain

Surreal Theatre is set in the streets of Gastown, a favourite neighbourhood among Vancouverites and tourists alike. Although the play isn’t just set there, it actually takes place there — on the sidewalks and crosswalks and action-packed alleys.

It started in a courtyard where the audience gathered alongside the actors…

Who needs red velvet seats? Surreal Theatre takes place on the streets in Gastown.

A video posted by Kelsey Dundon (@kelseydundon) on

…and then we roamed the streets like a big theatrical tour group (snapping as we went) while the characters debated love, childhood nicknames and apps.

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The show ended, much as it started, on the street. (Last night was the play’s premier so there was a ton of media in the 25-person audience, like Dana Gee, pictured above.)

Bauhaus Vancouver

Since we were on the outskirts of Gastown, we went for an after-show cocktail at Bauhaus, something I definitely did not do after that Raffi show.

Thanks for having me, Surreal Theatre!

June 28th, 2016

Trippin’ | Las Vegas, Kind of

Polaroid Cosmopolitan Pool Las Vegas

If I went to Vegas for 24 hours, but didn’t leave the hotel once, can I still say I went to Vegas?

YVR

I flew there (without either of my babies, which was perhaps the highlight of the entire weekend!).

The Cosmo Hotel Las Vegas

Spent some quality time by the pool (not at the peaceful one pictured above, but the pool at Marquee Day Club, which was so crowded it looked like human soup).

Las Vegas Airport

Then flew home the next morning after a delightful in-room breakfast. It was pretty well perfect.

[Photos by @KelseyDundon on Instagram]

P.S. Trying to figure out what to wear to a pool/beach party? You’ll find a few ideas in my recent (blooper-filled) segment.

June 27th, 2016

Style | Hit the Beach

Global Beachwear Wear It Well Kelsey Dundon

My segment at Global BC started out smoothly enough this morning.

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I brought three of my favourite sand-friendly looks from Old Navy, H&M and Swimco, pulled from their Metropolis at Metrotown locations.

Then it quickly turned into one long blooper reel. (I don’t think I have ever laughed as hard as I did the second we stopped airing!) Take a look…

Thank you, Global BC and Metropolis at Metrotown, for having me! Thank you, Jerome Insorio and Hayley Hudson, for your help!

[First photo by Jerome Insorio, second photo by Hayley Hudson]

June 24th, 2016

Style | Totes summery

H&M Tasselled Tote Bag

Bright and early Monday morning I’ll be stopping by Global BC to talk beachwear — the kind of thing I’d love to be lounging in right about now. And you better believe this tasselled tote bag from H&M at Metropolis at Metrotown will be making an appearance. It’s totes beachy!