Cricket.Herself

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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.

 

Pink Dawn

Here it is! My first stab at making a music video. I am so grateful to have been able to work with Carmela Antonio – a talented, brave and willing muse. From the art direction to the production to the editing and direction this video is a product of our imagination and hard work. Elena Pacienza did the hair & make-up. And Carmela is a superstar. I am already looking forward to the next video, whatever shape it will take. Thanks for watching. xo

Pink Dawn Video Launch Invite & Teaser

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This past May I was introduced to Carmela Antonio in a coffee shop on Ossington by an angel. Carmela’s vibrant energy and enthusiasm had me hooked right off the bat, but then she loaded up a new song she had recorded, strapped her headphones on me, and inspiration struck. I had been looking for a new artist full of potential to try out my hand at directing with, and Carmela’s muse hit me hard. “Pink Dawn” is the track. It is an ethereal rendition of the fragility of unrequited love. It is streaming now exclusively on carmelaantonio.com. Be sure to have a listen. The video will have it’s inaugural screening with a live performance by Carmela on Sept. 15th at Milk Glass Co. The video debut performance will naturally take place amongst the opening of The Goddess Array Pt. 2 art show. Doors are at 6pm. Show is at 10pm. Party until LATE. We have much to celebrate. Please consider this your formal invitation. RSVP to jennifer@jennifertoole.com. xo

Magenta Foundation: Flash Forward Incubator

I shot the talented teens in Magenta’s Flash Forward Incubator again this year. These are a few touching outtakes. Check out the students’ incredibly raw and personal works of art on the Magenta website HERE. The works will be on display and up for auction on June 23rd at the Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto. xo

The Flash Forward Incubator Program is dedicated to supporting emerging artists within the high-school setting. While proposing a new and exciting model for arts education and arts funding, the Incubator Program prepares students for their transition out of high school and into the next phases of their artistic careers.

www.jeaninemackieband.com

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It’s a beautiful thing to be able to celebrate my momma, singer Jeanine Mackie. I created a new space online where fans can watch her perform and listen to her sweet musical stylings. She’s totally magical. Click through and hear for yourself. xo

Web design for www.jeaninemackieband.com by Jennifer Toole

Amber Groen S/S16

Amber Groen is an up and coming designer currently studying at Parsons in NYC. We got together last January in Toronto with an incredible team to shoot her S/S16 line. You can learn more about Amber on her website HERE.

Photography: Jennifer Toole // Hair & Make-Up: Elena D // Model: Sarah Macdo @ Peggi Lepage