Collaboration w. artist Vlad Kato.
Model: Alex Kerr // Beauty: Christina Spina
This is Cricket, the 18-year-old beauty queen who stopped off at my studio to shave her head en route to represent Canada in the Top Model of the World pageant in Egypt. The photos were shot on 120mm film and are published with Cricket’s full interview on Herself.com. Take a peek! xo
What does the word ‘woman’ mean to you?
The word woman to me means strong. Regardless of the sex assigned to you at birth, your ethnicity, your race, your religion, your sexuality, you are fighting a systemic pull. Of course, the factors stated above can make this pull stronger, and the battle harder. There’s the trickle-down effect of ingrained systemic misogyny, leftover from the fights fought by women before us, and the alive and thriving oppression that we have not yet tackled. We’re all fighting. And it’s important to help each other in our battles. It is especially crucial for woman born with privileges (e.g. white, cis) to assist our sisters in their more heavily-rooted battles.
Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese performed her infamous martini glass routine at Northbound Leather’s 26th Anniversary Party last night in Toronto at The Phoenix Concert Theatre. God bless Northbound for bringing Dita to Toronto for the first time! She was such perfection it was otherworldly. Dita is all diamonds, silky skin, maddening teases, and old school Glamour with a capital G. I caught the act from the balcony and shot my little heart out. I am so pleased to be able to share a peek of the show with all of you who weren’t able to attend. I have never seen the Phoenix so full! The event was further proof of Toronto’s major come-up right now. Exciting times! xo
Yoga teacher, masseuse, & leader of Global Tribe Retreats, Tom Morley, had me out to a gorgeous home in Malibu for a photoshoot last week. We were blessed with an out-of-the-ordinary, overcast day that shone a soft, muted light for us. I don’t often get the opportunity to shoot the male form, so this shoot was a welcome challenge in shape and line. Taking inspiration from Michalangelo’s statues, we worked toward the embodiment of those ancient gods. Tom is available for bookings in therapeutic massage, private yoga lessons, personal training, & luxury retreats HERE. xo
At the heart of Toronto’s cultural epicentre lies entertainer Pastel Supernova. In addition to being a gorgeous dancer Pastel has been the driving force behind the Love Letters Cabaret. Pastel is the artistic director and choreographer for the company that keeps downtown’s entertainment scene visceral, sexy, and ripe with human instinct. The company will be performing The Bacchanal at Lula Lounge on October 29th. The show is dinner theater set in a mythical place where magical forest creatures set a seductive spell in search of Dionysian ecstasy. Lose your inhibitions, enter an exotic and primal world where the celebration of Bacchus, the god of wine and reverie will give you a true interactive dance theater performance. Definitely not to be missed! Buy tickets HERE. Watch a little teaser of the show below>>>> xo
Shot at The Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto.