Posts Written On November 11, 2009


 Please take a moment today, to honor those who fought for our freedoms.

Remembrance Day – the day of poppies. For millions of Canadians the poppy has long been the flower of Remembrance. It originally was a reminder of the blood-red flower which grew in the fields where many Canadians died in a place called Flanders. GreatWar 1914-1918
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

In the Biz: Lori Taylor

FiDM  is amazing because of all the cool opportunities we get to meet industry gurus, ask questions and get inspire.  In my Tuesday class, our instructor Jeanne Tamayo invited Smashbox’s Lori Taylor to speak with us. She is a powerhouse. Let me tell you. With patent over the knee boots, chic boyfriend blazer with leather details, her mini Smashbox kit, clear lens gold aviators and matte red lipstick…. loves it.

Lori inspires me

Starting at a counter, loving the biz, self taught and passionate, Lori is now the Pro Artist relations manager at Smashbox – aka – her dream job.  She never calls in sick because she loves what she does. And she is off to Hawaii this week, business trip! 

Found this over at

Lori says the best gift you can give someone is the gift of confidence. Make someone beautiful…I even stayed after class to tell her about using weave glue for lashes I heard over at 2BD. We were so fortunate to look through her portfolio and watch her demo on one lucky beauty student – my girl Ffiona in class! I think she looks just like Trish Goff from Making Faces. What do you think?

I forgot my camera and took these on my Berry, I know. > _ <

I asked Lori a few questions about everything, here’s my favorite question.
Do you only date industry guys?
The great thing about dating industry guys is what they understand. You are at a photoshoot til 3am and they say, aight cool, do your thing. When you are dating someone not in the industry, they will say oh I was waiting for you to come home for dinner *lol*. Yep. But the down side is that you are always around industry people – you need that balance. // side note, Lori is dating a uber famous photog who use to assist Annie Leibovitz. O_O wow. i love perfect couples. good to know.

What I learned aka realized:
Find out what you love to do, something you would do for free + being paid is extra. Find that thing you love so much that you would never stop doing it. Married or not. That is what I now know. My career is a part of me and not something to do til Mr. Right comes along. I will do what I love, do my best, be recognized for my talents and passion and inspire others. I will never stop doing what I love and I will hone the skills to make a profitable career out of whatever that is. And I will spend everyday figuring that out and letting destiny guide me. The world has a funny way of showing you things sometimes.
Open your heart, close your eyes and say thank you.


Haute Cho-co-laaaaa!

I’m a foodie, and I LOVE fashion, so when fashion and food come together…*gets shivers down spine* I love it!

Everything worn was either made with or layered in chocolate!

Pic source:
These pics were taken at the 2009 Paris Chocolate Festival; A five day event that featured the latest innovations by chocolatiers from around the world, as well as cooking demos, tasting shows, and of course an awards show! (us foodies love to be crowned for our delicious creations!). There were over FOUR HUNDRED exhibitors, and this year’s theme was the Opera!
There was a delicious fashion show where models, actresses and even TV personalities and Opera singers modeled dresses created by a variety of top fashion designers and chocolatiers. Mmmmm
Who ever knew edible clothing could look so haute!
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