I ‚ô° Toronto

I find one of the most common questions I get working downtown (aside from anything height related), is if I’m from here. My response, I grew up a few hours outside the city, but I’ve been living in Toronto off and on now for 7 years, and yes, I absolutely love it.

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I find it hard to imagine living anywhere else. This city always has something going on. Anything you need is generally accessible within a few blocks at any given time, and though it seems absolutely massive, Toronto is actually so small. I used to feel like just another number in the crowd, but nowadays, I can rarely go for a walk downtown without seeing someone I know. Probably part of the reason I love putting together dope outfits.. If I’m going to be seen by ANYone I know, I better look and feel amazing!

Another huge thank you to Long Tall Sally for giving me a taste of their new CURATD capsule. I’m always confident I’ll be on trend and looking well put together with the pieces they’ve been putting out. Perfect styles to be seen in ūüėČ
My ONLY downside this time around is the fit of these gorgeous pants. I don’t know if it’s the extra leg exercises I’ve been doing lately or what, but my thighs seemed a bit too thick for the silhouette of the pant, and the waist a bit loose in comparison. They wore well while I was standing, but any extra movement (including sitting) wasn’t the most comfortable.


Top: Tie neck detailed blouse, CURATD x Long Tall Sally
Pants: PU Zip detail trouser, CURATD x Long Tall Sally
Hat:¬†faux leather beret, Missguided (yes they also have a tall department, and often have sales running to make their already affordable items, even more affordable. I recently made a purchase during their “50% off orders $200+” sale. Click HERE to get $20 off your next purchase)
Shoes: Freda Salvadore


Photos by Austin Marshall


All Black Everything, almost..

I find the trickiest part of this time of year is trying to figure out how/where to take photos without freezing in the below desirable temperatures. So far this winter though, Mother Nature seems to be on my side (either that, or global warming is becoming more prominent this season *nervous laugh*).

When I finished styling this week’s outfit, I looked in the mirror and instantly felt like some sort of lost Spice Girl. Perhaps it was the high ponytail, or the thick choker, or maybe the shade of glasses. Either way, 90s fashion brings me back to my childhood, and I love a refined¬†throwback outfit.

I’ve still ¬†got nothing but great things to say about Tall Girls‘ pieces. Both the tights and this jacket are tailored so beautifully and are great pieces to style with any outfit. Though I styled the jacket on it’s own, it would lend itself beautifully to a crisp blouse underneathe, for a more conservative look, and would also be a great addition to any business casual/formal wardrobe.¬†Don’t let my photos scare¬†you away! This jacket is beautiful for ANY age.


Tall Girls
Leggings: Tall Girls
Bralette:¬†Victoria’s Secret (past season)
Shoes: Aldo (past season)
Glasses: The Store On Queen (sold out)
Choker:¬†DIY.. a simple piece of ribbon ūüôā



Photos by Naomi Peters

Model Bag

About a month ago, I came across one of Model Atelier‘s newest products, the Model Bag, and instantly wanted one. I was a bit sad I hadn’t come across something like this a decade ago when I was a new model trying to find my way through the industry, but realized¬†it’s equally as valuable to me now as it would have been then!

new_bag_4Every runway model needs 6 key pieces at all times! Our team of runway models created the Model Bag that includes all black essentials to make life easier for models on the go! Models will become obsessed with this bag because it’s perfect for castings, agency parties, and special events! Click on the bag to see what you get for the price of $150. —¬†Model Atelier

While every model needs 6 key pieces, I think that these 6 pieces are also great wardrobe essentials for any woman. This particular collection of pieces just happens to be tailored to¬†women (models) 5’8-6’1.

Standing at 6’2, I’m taller than the industry standard. My measurements are also bigger than that of a fashion model, so I knew the garments in the model bag may not all be the perfect fit. That being said, I absolutely LOVED the pieces I shot, and will expand a bit on each piece in the bag. The bag itself is also a perfect bag for any girl on the go! Small, but big enough to fit the essentials for go-sees and/or events, or simply just running errands.

Turtleneck: SO figure flattering (which you’ll hear a lot.. Models often need pieces that show off their figure when they’re going in for a quick audition). Not only is this piece great to pair with some denim and pumps (typical go-see attire), but it’s comfortable and a sharp look for all you non models too ūüôā


Skirt: What I love so much about this entire collection is how easily you can interchange garments to create different looks, to go from one audition or event to the next with no stress. I literally just changed from my jeans to the skirt and my whole outfit looks transformed!


3/4 Sleeve Dress: Again, SO figure flattering. This is something I would wear time and time again, and we all know that EVERY girl needs at least one little black dress in their closet.


Tank Top and Sleeveless Dress:¬†The only reason why I didn’t shoot these items was because I felt like I was perhaps a bit too busty for the cut of these pieces to sit properly. Models generally have a smaller bust so understandably, the pieces are made for that figure. Otherwise, the dress was again, a beautiful silhouette and I couldn’t stop staring at my butt in it! It also fit a bit longer than the above dress.

Leggings:¬†Black leggings are a pretty generic piece which is part of the reason I didn’t shoot them. I absolutely loved that they were a bit thicker than your general leggings. They were so warm and cozy to wear. I felt like a size up ¬†would be a bit more comfortable to wear, and at 6’2 they didn’t extend fully down to my ankle, but otherwise these leggings are the perfect piece to round out the collection.

Long story short (I know, this post has been quite wordy), I think the Model Bag is a pretty brilliant concept and has been executed beautifully! It’s definitely a great gift for any model. I know that I would have loved something like this when I was a young model, always stressing about¬†making a perfect and professional impression at each casting.

BUT — I also think this is a fantastic gift or purchase for any woman! Keeping in mind, the pieces are mostly catered towards typical model measurements, but it’s available in a small, medium, or large, so there’s some play room for women with more diverse shapes. Such a great way to get some staples into your wardrobe ūüôā

If you didn’t already get a head start on¬†all your holiday shopping this past weekend with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, gifting a Model Bag might be just what you need to kick off the season’s shopping! I would definitely appreciate one of these under the tree!



Photos of me by @viewsfromzach

NRT Fashions

Spring has sprung! Even though I see potential snow in the forecast over the next few days, I refuse to acknowledge or accept it and I’m in full jacket mode. Goodbye¬†winter coats!


If you read last week, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of local talent when it comes to shopping for my wardrobe, especially when I find someone who will make something long enough.

I came across NRT Fashions¬†for the first time on Instagram a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. I also happened to meet the designer, Nicole Rita Tomney, very briefly at the Calgary Tattoo convention just over a year ago, but didn’t buy anything at the time. A few months ago, I finally decided to splurge and buy myself a belated Christmas present after I wrote and asked if she could extend the sleeve length. I had been eyeing the Vengenance Coat for a long time so that was the piece I decided to add to my closet! Though the coat turned out to be much thinner than I originally thought, it’ll be perfect for spring weather. AND THE SLEEVES!! Nicole made sure there was extra length on my sleeves and it fits perfectly!!

Jacket: NRT Vengence Coat
Pants: TopShop TALL MOTTO Joni Jeans
36″ inseam
I wear a 28.
Shoes: Freda Salvador
(I got them for 50% off at a Hudson’s Bay Company sale)


Photos by Justin Robinson