So Hot Right Now

by Kristen Bass in ,


I actually cannot get enough of this. Who cares what else happened at Paris Fashion Week. All that matters is this moment...

 
Image courtesy of the Maison Valentino Instagram.


Image courtesy of the Maison Valentino Instagram.

 

Zoolander was absolutely the most watched comedy of my adolescence. One could even say it started my interest in fashion... well okay, maybe not. But regardless, it was a defining movie for my friends and I. And what a way to announce a sequel!

Here are Derek and Hansel as they closed off the Valentino show at Paris Fashion Week: 

I wasn’t like every other kid, you know, who dreams about being an astronaut, I was always more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree. Richard Gere’s a real hero of mine. Sting. Sting would be another person who’s a hero. The music he’s created over the years, I don’t really listen to it, but the fact that he’s making it, I respect that. I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I’m selling? No. Do I know what I’m doing today? No. But I’m here, and I’m gonna give it my best shot.
— Hansel

Let's Talk About the Weather

by Kristen Bass in ,


Il fait frais, mais il ne fait pas mauvais.

My Wednesday French class was a lesson in how to "parler du climat". If I were in a French-speaking area, I could now successfully make small talk with elderly people while waiting for the bus. 

Edmonton's weather is supposedly warming up. We are being told that this upcoming warm spell is the beginning of Spring, but with all the snow still around, it is hard to believe. However, if this weekend is as nice as the forecast claims, I will definitely be taking advantage of the remaining snow combined with above zero temperatures. If anyone feels like cross-country skiing, give me a call! 

What will you be doing to enjoy the nice weather this weekend?

Jasper AB, January 2015


Jasper AB, January 2015


Slower Black

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For the March issue of Honey Club Magazine, I had the privilege of photographing the incredibly talented Jenna Bouma who goes by the moniker, Slower Black. She is a tattoo artist from Edmonton whose work has taken her all over the world. Her artist name is derived from her artistic medium: rich, black, hand poked tattoos. The pieces Jenna produces are beautiful and have such a distinct style. To me, the women portrayed in her tattoos are very reminiscent of 1920s illustrations, which I absolutely adore! I cannot wait to see where Jenna's work takes her next.

Head over to Honey Club to see the entire issue.

Thank you to Rashell Campbell for your creative direction, to Brittany Schulz for your assistance with styling, and mostly, to Jenna Bouma for being such a good sport in front of my camera!

Jenna's clothing was provided by gravitypope.


Jenna's clothing was provided by gravitypope.