Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My January

My January.

I have been on a bit of a break from my reality these last couple weeks. I have 3 photo shoots on the go right now and I am getting quite busy with school, on top of this I have been sneaking off to Whistler for the AMAZING snow they have. Im practicing my photography skills with my new Nikon D7000. Yep,  it's official I am in love with this city even more now with all the fun photos I get to take. January is a month that people reevaluate their lives. It is the New Year, it is a fresh start. But why do we end up in our routines once again by the time February rolls around, and why do we wait till January to decide we want to start doing something different? Who even said you have to do something different? Maybe not different maybe just better. So with this I say:  I will be better at blogging again I promise. This is just a photo diary of some random things I have been up to. I can't wait to show you more. JC

Wednesday, January 11, 2012



My teacher once said, "every opportunity we have to engage in dressing up we should grasp, since we are the makers of our own beauty" ending with a under-her-breath "Ahem--life is too short to wear sweatpants everyday." In class the other day I had another teacher ask me what I plan to do in Fashion and I told her I want to be a stylist and writer. She got us to write down a 5 year plan or goals for ourselves, have you ever done that? It seems silly at first but I got to thinking about it and when you write things out on paper ideas and plans seem so much clearer then before. It's almost like a guideline to your life. This one of course might of been a tad over the top considering I had to sign and date the bottom of it..I felt like I was handing over a pass-or-fail life contract or something. Nevertheless it made me think about all the goals I had set for myself since moving out to Vancouver, things I have been able to check off the list and things that I still need to learn. Time is so precious we really don't ever know what might happen or where life is heading. Makes me want to stop and remind myself not to take the little things for granted and to capture every moment, good and bad, and to learn from it.

I have some updates on my life.. My internship at Holt Renfrew has come to an end and what a great experience it was, I am so thankful for all the amazing people I have met over the past few months there. As some of you know, I am a stylist assistant to Yvadney Davis, a brilliant stylist from Central St. Martins. Her most recent editorial which I assisted on has been released with Famed Magazine check out the editorial here. The very first editorial with actual, real, 100%, legit credit for my assistance with my name on the page! The photographer Kelly Jill and makeup artist Talysia Ayla were both amazing. I have assisted on two shoots with them and they are extremely talented people in the industry. I just about jumped off my seat with the editor of Famed sent me a message with the link to it.

I am working on a few new editorials over the next couple months with the talented photographer Nina Pak hoped to be in Vigore Magazine. I am quite happy to do some work on my own and see the results. Half way through the week, School again tomorrow, and Whistler this weekend. Life is good. JC

 Dress & Shoes by Zara

Monday, January 2, 2012

99 is not 100


99 is not 100.

This holiday home has been just what I needed. I had such an good time with my family and friends saying goodbye to one year and hello to the next. 2011 was a year of change for me. Moving away, setting out on this career I have chosen. Have you ever reflected on your moments? Asked yourself if you are where you are meant to be, or if everything that has happened was for a reason? Was it chance you ran into an old friend you once knew 10 years ago? Or was it meant to happen? Were you supposed to briefly meet new people and then say goodbye, most likely to never speak again? If so why?  Most people live life on the path that is set for them, too afraid to explore any other. But once in a while people come along who will knock down all the obstacles put in their way. People who realize freewill is a gift that you'll never know how to use until you fight for it. They are the ones who will make a change. I really believe that when you set your mind to something it is possible. If someone told you that you could go out into the world and do anything and you would not fail, would you do it? That one person, like you, could make the difference..because 99 is not 100 and that single one will make the difference. This year make room in your life to change the spaces that you left empty last year. Be that one. JC

dress: asos

photos by KJC