Monday, September 15, 2014

Sport Bra Trend?



From nymag.com


I remember one day in high school when one of my female classmates decided that it was a good idea to mix two trends: sweatpants and black blazer on top. Back then, we knew that wasn't a fashion statement she was making... It was probably just before laundry day at her place, that's all. I think that everyone learned the lesson that mixing sportswear and work-like attire wasn't such a good idea. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

If You Hate the Gym #2 (Pole Dance Edition)

No, it's not as easy as Mrs. Moss makes it look in this... In fact, when you are a beginner like Solène and I, it may look more like this.

For people asking: NO, this is not part of my post-undergrad job search!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

If you Hate the Gym


Yes, I have tried to go to the gym... many times since my early teens. I hate the gym for many reasons. First, I can't stand running for no purpose. If I run, there will be a reason; my dog decided that a leash did not exist in his world or I am late somewhere*. I also hate it because I have to discipline myself to go, it is not scheduled classes. Not to mentioned that, in my university gym, they've placed the treadmills facing the walls and the weight stations just behind them, creating a nice view (or not so nice) for the boys-club**.  
Anyway, so to get in shape and to feel energized and good in my own body, and to get that ballet-dancer-volleyball player body without actually playing the sport***, my friend Vanina and I decided to try that new thing in town: Essentrics. It is a mix of Ballet and Yoga moves that focus on creating long and lean muscles. That way, you don't end up with a man-like muscular body, the exercises are designed so that the muscle because strong and long, like a ballet dancer. The classes usually last 1 hour and are divided into two categories: Essentrics Barre and Essentrics.   

Monday, January 21, 2013

100% Pure Shea Butter for Dry Winters

I discovered that trick 2 years ago when I went to Mali. I was wondering why all the women there had perfect skin. When I asked one of them, they told me their secret... it was 100% pure Shea Butter that they put on their skin. They were right, in the West (Canada, USA, Europe, etc.), we put all sorts of products on our face, without even knowing what exactly is in these products. Usually, they are made with plenty of alcohol; and alcohol makes the skin dry, even though these products are supposed to "hydrate"and "moisturize" the skin*!
Because we have very dry winters in Canada, I use 100% Shea Butter to put on the most dry areas (face and body), it helps more than this ultra-moizturizing Clinique Product, that I use for other seasons of the year. Also, you will not find that product at your Sephora, they sell it at Organic stores. So there, you read my well-kept skin secret!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

This is certainly one of my favourite places in the city. I go there to relax and every time there is a new exhibition. If you happen to go to this museum, I suggest you go see these paintings...


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Favourite (and least favourite) Spring Ad Campaigns


As a Marketing student, I prefer studying campaigns in magazines rather than what's in the textbooks. It's true, I have never actually "read" Vogue, I have always looked at the various ads instead. So these are my favourite ads from Spring 2013 and why I especially chose them...