Posts Written On March 17, 2011

An evening with Penicullus Bellum part one

Last night myself and many others attended the Penicullus Bellum Fall/Winter 2011 presentation at the spoke club on King. There was music, food, drinks, and everybody was chatting, laughing, smiling, hugging; it was so awesome. It was nice to run into some familiar faces, with the highlights of the night being the fashion show of course, not to mention all the new people that I met and now love!

A little about Penicullus Bellum: The line is described as a young avant-garde outerwear line for both men and women, and it’s defined by detailed design and construction. The line is locally designed and produced in Toronto and strives to maintain a high standard of artistry and luxury in the Canadian design world. The brains behind Penicullus Bellum, are design duo Partricia O’Connor and Claire Warwick, who quickly became friends while studying at the Academy of Design in Toronto. For more info on Penicullus Bellum, visit their website. Time for some pictures!!

Many many thanks to the ladies of Penicullus Bellum and Gail McInnes for putting together such a great presentation last night.

peace, love and health


part two coming soon!


Youngblood Minerals in the Mist


Here to review another product again from The Makeup Show LA, the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics ‘Youngblood Minerals in the Mist.’ The mineral mist I got was the red “recharge” one which is supposed to have a mix of mint, ginger, minerals, and nutrients that are supposed to recharge your skin. These types of mists can be used to a variety of things. I like to use them as a pick me up throughout the day to moisten my face. After putting powder on my face, I’ll use it to set the powder. Sometimes when I have the chalky, dryish look from too much powder or just dry skin, the mist helps smooth it over. The ginger and mint added a nice cool feeling after spraying it which is great. Other mists I’ve tried usually just feel wet until the mist dries. The scent, though, took a while for me to get used to. I thought it smelled a little  odd at first (smelling like a mix of ginger and mint of course) but I’ve grown to like it. The scent might not be for everyone but they definitely perk me up (me and my skin)!

It’s $24 for a 4 oz bottle… a little pricey for something I don’t really consider a necessity but one bottle will last you a really long time. If you’re looking for a new mist-type of product to set your makeup I’d definitely recommend it. Minerals in the Mist also come in two other versions: Refresh and Restore. Refresh with tangerine and grapefruit and Restore has grapefruit, lime, and rosemary. I have yet to try them but I’m hoping to in the future! 🙂


xo, June 🙂


Delikate Rayne

The way food you eat affects the way you feel, the clothes you wear build your identity as well. I often come across people that tell me they are not ‘into’ fashion and they are happy with khakis and polos. I think fashion became something so unique to me at a young age because I associate it so much with choice. Choice = freedom and Freedom = possibilities. That to me is happiness!  One of my new favorite brands from Los Angeles is anything but basic.  You often wonder how such sunny days and brew up such angst.  Well – it’s the fire in your belly. I love their convertible piece, double messaging, grungy casual look and authentic messaging. You will love them as much as I do, I promise.

Delikate Rayne is innovation incarnate. It rejects all that is typical and mundane, and disposes of boundaries in favor of a future lived now. Kindled in the fires of the unknown, Delikate Rayne plays upon fantasy, illusion, beauty, power, and sisterhood. It is the magical grunge glam future, the glittered regalia of women unfettered by their own mystique. The brand is spun in the spirit of the captivating wildcat temptress; the mold-breaking, unapologetic femininity of that girl you think you know, but really don’t. Daring silhouettes, asymmetrical cuts and a host of other apparent contradictions celebrate Delikate Rayne’s unwillingness to conform to expectation. The line stresses the power of individuality, and its pieces serve as a vehicle to express the natural allure of the unfiltered female.

“Style isn’t worn, it is embodied. A garment is only fashion forward when the right girl makes it her own. The only woman you can be is yourself. Come correct or don’t come at all.” -Komie and Meg, Delikate Rayne