Friday, March 19, 2010

new home...

Well I did it...bought a house with my boyfriend in Calgary. It happened so quick that I had complete break down. I mean come on...I'm moving cities, houses, away from my family (I'm a total Daddy's girl) and with my boyfriend who I just started going out with 7 months ago. But it's been a week and I can finally say I'm excited. It's a mid century modern home, it not quiet like the houses above (love to own one of them one day) and needs an update badly so my new obsession is Home. Everything to do with home.

Friday, March 5, 2010

on writing my editor's letter...

So I sit here trying to piece my editor's letter...Metric's Twilight Galaxy plays over and over in my head. This is where our new issue started with an interview with Emily Haines, her honestly inspires me. We f**k up and we follow our hearts and we soar. I have thrown myself into this magazine, sometimes I drop the ball because I get caught up in my dreamland and I don't pay attention to the small important details. But I follow the lead of my heart and do what I feel is right (even if some don't agree). With every cell in my body I know what Parlour is and what Parlour stands for and I do my best to make sure Parlour stays on it's course.

I'm changing my blog...I want my blog to be about me about what I go though with this wonderful magazine, my inspirations, my loves and everything in between. The hope is that I inspire you and for you to know you aren't alone in your ups and downs in following your dreams.

Miss Parlour

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The new AGA

Last weekend I was lucky enough to get a press pass for The Refinery party at the new Art Gallery of Alberta. It was my first inside view of our new gallery and absolutely loved exploring every exhibit and every nook and cranny. I must say my favourite exhibit was the Karsh Image Maker...I could of spent hours getting lost in every photo.

Just a little horsing around...

The interactive BLOCKHEAD installation by local designer and artist Gabe Wong...we made our very own blockhead.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Parlour is out!

The new issue of Parlour is out, it took way too long making its way out onto the streets. But I'm proud of every page, the team did an amazing job and onto the rest for dreamers. Please check out to see the whole magazine.

The cover was a dream of mine, to be surrounded by flowers and draped in fur, leather, lace and denim and of course only the best costume jewellery. One of the wonderful things about owning a magazine is living out your girl fantasies.

Monday, November 2, 2009


I know I have been missing. But I've been trying to get this next issue together, and any chance I get I drive to Calgary to see my boyfriend... excuses....excuses.

Today I'm cozied up with my laptop and a warm ginger tea and ready to catch up on everything I have been pushing to the side.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

parisienne YSL...

Kate Moss takes my breath kitten!

the sweetest thing...

I really can't believe how wonderful my boyfriend is. We were on location for our fall fashion layout in the foothills near Calgary and he came along for the adventure. The day was long and tiring and when I came back to my car, there was this wonderful wild flower bouquet waiting for me on my car seat. I must say the man has a talent for flower arranging.

my first vogue...

Vogue September 1991
Wild at heart
photo : Peter Lindbergh
style : Grace Coddington
models : Linda, Cindy, Helena, Naomi, Claudia, Tatjana and Karen

I can't believe this issue is 18 years lucky I would never let my parents throw out my massive collection of Vogues that I stored at their house. I told them that Vogue is like fine wine.

where it all started...

Vogue September 1991
A Shot of Scotch
Styled by Grace Coddington
Hair by Didier Malige for Frederic Fekkai at Bergdorf Goodman
Makup by Sonia Kashuk for Aveda
Photographed by Arthur Elgort

Stored at my parents house are all my old Vogue magazines that I have collected, it's crazy but the first one in my collection in the September 1991 issue. This one is in the worst one in the collection, I would pour over the pages day after day. Never in a million years would I have dreamt that one day I would have my own magazine...but here we are.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

all I want for my birthday is...

My birthday is tomorrow and all I want is this adorable bambi necklace by Yse. I am a little bit in love with it.

oh I may want some other items too...will add