I went to the opening of Maya Hayuk & Jacob Ciocci’s show at my favorite gallery COOPER COLE last night. Fun all around, mixed with crazy colors, shapes and mediums. Large pieces took over the space popping off the walls like pieces of candy waiting to be eaten. The fashion wasn’t lacking in any sort either. Mr. T chains, leather bags and hats, and at one point, not realizing I was chatting with the artist, said to her, “you look like the art show” cause her dress was in the same theme as the art, only to find out it was a print she created for Billabong! Too funny! Enjoy the flicks and skip down to CC if you have a chance to see these coolio pieces.
In true long weekend style I got out and enjoyed myself and feel like a new person because of it. It was so sunny and hot and not since moving to the Junction have I skated the way I did this weekend. All over the frigging place and officially mastering the streetcar tracks! Those things are easy to get over, you just need to hit them the right way. I went to the Ex and rode my favorite ride the “swings.” I also cut Sugar’s hair, went for an adventure in High Park, found out a dear friend is playing at Burning Man next year, saw a kick ass air show with fighter jets and to top it all of, got to shake my ass at Cherry Beach to JELO, who I haven’t seen since the rave days of the 90s in Calgary and he is using his hair in a much more effective way than I remember. There are no words to describe how much I needed to dance like this. To be able to do so, uninhibitedly, with 500 of your fellow music lovers all while feeling sand between your toes and breathing lake air is heaven. Pure Heaven.
Thanks for the awesome weekend Toronto. You’re starting to show me how cool you really are!
Was riding my bike down Queen W today and came across the cool new pop up shop for North Star and Geoff Mcfetridge’s colab. Located at the back of another store, sorry can’t even remember what the shop was, I was so taken by the front mural of a running bear with the very adidas-esque running shoes on. Oh it was Magic Pony, that’s right.
No pop up should be without a babe to welcome you and North Star went all out. Short shorts, bleach blond hair, and of course repping one of the best tanks in the collection.
All of the stuff is very retro 70s skate style stuff with a lot of throwbacks to Canadian imagery. Moose, bears, arrows. They have taken the same model Roots works from and made it really cool. Kind of a skate edge to it.
I like it a lot. I used it in one of my style posts for Shedoesthecity.com (see below)
680 Queen W until Thursday.
LG’s super cool images which she will be painting directly on our Lilly Lab gear.
Vateze is one of Toronto’s coolest DJs. Part of the Summer Camp crew he will be mixing up tunes for everyone to shop to. This might evolve into a dance party, who knows!
Tappo Wine bar is super chic and located in the famous Distillery district of Toronto.
I saw this girl on my way up to Angus & Company and quickly pulled over to get a shot of her. #1 Moon Boots are the raddest boots EVER! #2 she rocked them the way they are supposed to be rocked. Minimal, all one color and totally chic. I love how she stuck her hand out to the side.