November 3rd, 2015
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).
In a cinch. A #tbt to when I wore elastic-waisted pants because I wanted to and not because I had to (vest c/o Patagonia, jacket from Danier, pants from Anthropologie) + a floral dress with a cinched waist.
Artiste. A painter in her studio + a pop art print.
Yeah! The best wedding-themed card I’ve ever seen (at Front) + electric love.
No-makeup look. My favourite after-segment ritual is taking off my stage makeup (Bioderma is such a drugstore miracle!) + beautiful bottles.
Come as you are. A Halloween costume made entirely of my kid’s everyday wardrobe + a little one with similar fashion sense.
P.S. There are more photos where these came from so follow @KelseyDundon on Instagram.
November 2nd, 2015
In The Anthology’s Bookmark column we explore some of the most inspiring places on the wild, wild web.
I’ve said it before (twice) and I’ll say it again: graphic designers have the best blogs. It’s all about the imagery after all — even though I make a living as a writer, I get that — and they have the imagery thing down pat.
Take The Fresh Exchange for example, a blog by the graphic design duo — husband and wife actually — behind the branding firm Wild Measure. It’s all about their creative process, travel, fashion, you know…all the good things in life.
The photos are beautiful, the write-ups heartfelt, the effect inspiring.
So bookmark The Fresh Exchange already and bookmark The Anthology while you’re at it.
[Images from The Fresh Exchange, of course.]
P.S. Beef up your list of favourite links with The Anthology’s Bookmark picks.
October 28th, 2015
Fall/winter seems to be everyone’s favourite time for fashion. Maybe because you have to wear so much of it in order to brave the elements? Or is it just the size of the fall fashion issues that get everyone drooling? Or the prospect of holiday parties and the dresses that go along with them?
All I know is fall/winter clothes get people really excited. Which made me (and my bump) especially excited to share three key trends for the season on Global TV featuring beautiful pieces from Geox (like the jacket pictured at the top), Club Monaco, Plenty, BCBGMAXAZRIA (like the faux suede top I’m holding above), Bench., and Ecco.
Watch the full clip here.
October 27th, 2015
I can’t fit my go-to costume this year, but I can sip some spooktacularly gruesome-looking mocktails. Like these two-ingredient masterpieces: just 7-Up and grenadine (plus a baby medicine dispenser or two). You could add a little liquor to adultify them a little, I’m sure.
You’ll find a million more Halloween party ideas — like witch hat toss and pin the googly eyes on the monster — that I shared on CTV Morning Live here.
October 25th, 2015
There’s been some talk around our place of redoing our home. A soon-to-arrive baby seems to do that to people. So I’ve been spending a lot of time researching architects and designers, and studying their minimalist portfolios.
Then I stumbled, yet again, on this kitchen designed by Jean-Louis Deniot (photo from Elle Decor, in case the watermark didn’t give that away). I don’t remember where I first found it (Pinterest probably), but I love everything about it. It has such high-impact glamour in such a tiny space, and makes me think minimalism is overrated — over-the-top is where it’s at.
October 22nd, 2015
Florals? For fall? Groundbreaking. (No, really.) When they’re deep and dark and as moody as these are, they’re awesome in autumn.
Wear: A flowy kimono with your favourite mom jeans (as seen here).
Where: A bit of wow for your walls by Ellie Cashman.