Posts Written On April 2009

Sunny Days

Woo! First warm day after a long cold winter ^_^ Blogging to you live from a sunny patio.

With lots of summer events coming up, I went to two malls in hopes of finding 6 cute outfits in one go. No luck! This is why D-I-Y is always better. For those of you who are not crafty, D-I-Y stands for Do It Yourself! That is exactly what I did. I spent 2 hours at the Bay and Dundas Canadian Tire with automotive expert Dellon.. and made these!

All you need is the right tools, a good imagination, a vision and a plan… et voila!

These look ultra slick over boots but stilettos work also.


Stiletto… Run??!!

So excited, hello Shay! Double the blogging and so much fun ^_^

Are you KIDDING me?!??

Rules are: 3-inch plus. 100 metre dash, winner’s time was about 14.7 seconds. HOLY SMOKE STACKS. No running in high heels for me.

Happening in Toronto this summer

Here is what the 2008 winner in Berlin said:
“The 24-year-old office worker claims to not have trained specifically for the event, but apparently she didn’t have to. “I have to run around every day with high heels on, and I’ve always been a good runner,”

she spent her prize money on… shoes!

If you are interested in getting involved or sponsorship opportunities – get at me


New Kid on the Blog – Shay Ironmonger

Hey guys… as you may have already realized, I am the new blogger partnered up with Yvonne as! Hardly able to contain my excitement, I thought I’d use my first official blog entry to introduce myself…

This is MOI
Born Shayna Christina Ironmonger, background is bi-racial; Mum’s from England, dad’s from Jamaica… a true Capricorn in nature; “resourceful, ambitious, organized, realistic, loyal, witty, fearless, thoughtful… simply irresistible” :p

Stuff I like
writing, the hills, singing in the shower, word plays, reading, summer nights, strawberry milk, snapping pics, Amy Winehouse, a cup’a tea, pastels, summer dresses, good friends, getting inked, bronzy tans, pad thai, down time, Tropicana oj, boxer briefs, Yorkshire England, blogs, galleries, pantomimes, warm blankets, manicures… and pedicures, lupe fiasco, bracelets, black & white photography, tights, my city, top shop, hats, sunny side up, high heels, NCAA basketball, UK Vogue, vintage shopping, bed head hair prods, sex in the city, white-sand beaches, slow jams, opal, artists, museums, French toast, fun stationary, European fashion, concerts, festivals, hair dye, lipstick, Etta James, cotton candy, ”…”, xoxo’s


Skeleton Key

Since Obama’s been elected as the President of United States, a new hope really has been sparked amongst all those who are paying attention. In this world where truly anything is possible; how can you not be excited about the path that lies ahead? There are so many things that remind us of our purpose, the motivations and the rewards that inspire us. To me, a key also represents initiation – a trait that overcomes fear of failure.

Ever since I saw Coraline, I wanted a Skeleton Key necklace. Having a skeleton key (master key) means I can open any lock, any door and is a confident reminder for myself.

The key is an object symbolic of opening and closing powers. It represents knowledge, mystery, initiation, and curiosity. Traditionally, a silver key refers to temporal power. (relating to earthly life) and gold keys represent spiritual power. I am eyeing the silver oval Tiffany one. Here are some of my favorites.

Tiffany & Co. at ShopStyle

According to Dream-Land, this is what it means when you dream of keys:
“The key represents your ability to open and close doors. This dream usually is a message saying that with the logic, intelligence and reasoning you can solve any problems. Looking at a key in the dream means that you will be told a secret or you will find a solution to a puzzle. If you are unlocking something, be careful, you might get involved into a risky adventure. If you are losing a key in the dream, because of your carelessness you might lose good opportunities. Finding a key in the dream foretells good chances in work and love. If you find a key which belongs to somebody else, you will soon find out a secret.”

Here is the DIY version on COSMOgirl


World Creativity and Innovation Week

This week is World Creativity and Innovation Week in Toronto! APRIL 15-21 There are a tons of events to ‘spark’ your imagination and get you on the right track but being around like minded people. I am extending an invite to all my readers to join me on Thurs April 16 for ‘Admit it. You’re Creative’. The keynote speaker is Marla Lukofsky, Stand-up Comedienne – she will be sharing “To Be Real, You Gotta Feel”. Then the CEO of Essential Message, Michele Neray will be presenting an interactive workshop called “What Drives You Crazy Makes You Great!” and Michele Meleis (Singer, songwriter) will be sharing her the creative evolution of her music.

Admit it. You’re Creative.
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Time: 7:00 -9:00 pm
Space is limited.
Admission: pay what you can
Where: Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 120, Toronto M5T 2C7

RSVP to and tell her we sent you!

FYI: If you don’t know who Marci Segal is you better ask somebody! Marci attended the International Center for Studies in Creativity in New York, where she became the first Canadian to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Upon graduation, she was named to the distinguished Who’s Who Among Students. In her 20+-year career, she has put her training to good use, giving keynote. presentations and facilitating seminars and workshops. using strategic creativity, innovation and personality type in South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Europe and North America.

This week’s events are co-founded by Marci Segal.