March 5th, 2014

Style | Spring Fashion Features in The Province

It’s a jungle out there. And in here. I spent the last few days shooting a spring style series for The Province at Metropolis at Metrotown. In this particular shot we’re shooting part of a very jungly, very tropical, very floral spread. There will be eight in total, all of them running in April.

I haven’t even counted how many pieces we shot. But it was a lot. Trust. And I can’t wait to see the finished product!

[First photo by Vanessa Choot for Metropolis at Metrotown -- thank you!]

February 28th, 2014

Diary | Pre-fall Trend Forecast on Global TV


I don’t have a crystal ball. But I do have runway photos. And they can tell me a lot about your future, or at least your closet’s future.

I stopped by Global BC on Friday to talk about some of the biggest trends for summer and pre-fall (my favourite non-season season). My favourites? Long ladylike skirts, short culottes and luxe lace. I see a lot of them in your future.

Thanks for having me, Global Television and Metropolis at Metrotown! And thanks, Jaclyn, for the photo!

February 5th, 2014

Food | My Sister the @HealthFoodSnob

Ugh. Health food snobs are the worst. Unless they make you chocolate peanut butter pies and more almond milk smoothies than you can shake a bag of nuts at. My sister is one such health food snob. In fact, she’s the @healthfoodsnob on Instagram, sharing photos and recipes of meals that are delicious, nutritious and often ambitious (at least by my lazy chef standards).

Drink it in, friends!

January 30th, 2014

Diary | SFU’s Social Media Boot Camp 2

I love photography. Love, love, love it. So when I spoke at SFU’s Social Media Boot Camp 2 a few weeks ago, I included a few of my favourite photography tips.

Turns out, they inspired at least one attendee. Donna Mei-Ling Park tweeted these pictures afterwards with a note that made my picture-loving heart soar.

Love the shots, Donna, thanks for sharing!

January 6th, 2014

Home | Pretty 2014 Calendars

So far 2014 is looking good. And it would look even better if you took down your Kitty Cats of Greece 2013 calendar and hung one of these in its place.

Clockwise from top left: Weeds botanical calendar by Amy Sullivan (which I have hanging in my kitchen), a bird-print calendar out of New Zealand, and a downloadable design from My Scandinavian Home in case you feel like DIYing.

January 6th, 2014

Beauty | Kiehl’s Limited Edition Midnight Recovery Oil

I don’t believe in miracle products. But I do believe in this.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is as close to miraculous as I’ve seen an oil come. I lather the stuff on. And I happened to run out right before Kiehl’s released a limited-edition version. A partnership with Alicia Keys and Keep a Child Alive, proceeds fund life-saving HIV treatment and care for children living with HIV in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India.

Miracle product indeed.

December 25th, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hope your day is filled with all sorts of crazy family fun and a ridiculous amount of turkey/perogis/whatever your family stuffs their faces with on a day like today.

Clockwise from top left: Christmas sweatery chocolates, handmade using organic fair trade ingredients by The Cocoa Nuts.

My baby girl’s favourite party guest.

Laser cut Canadiana ornaments by Henderson Dry Goods at Eugene Choo.

[Photos by @KelseyDundon on Instagram]

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