Better than You

Only the mediocre are always at their best.
Jean Giraudoux (1882 – 1944)

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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.


Shield Shades

Ever since the limited edition Dior Blow blew my mind… and when I saw these mad scientific shades at MAGIC last August… I can’t wait to rock in sunnies in LOS ANGELES.
So, to prep for my move:
1> 1980s vintage sunglasses with smoke lenses and neon pink bar across top! Ultra wide temple for maximum drama that tapers to ear.

2>Testarossa Safety Shades – Blue Mirrored

3>Jeremy Scott Gold Tool Box


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Litter SF

Talk about a creative campaign idea. LITTER is a San Francisco jewelry line specializing in vintage chains, chain links, necklaces, bracelets, Grecian head jewelry and all sorts of amazing and innovated statement pieces.

Check out their latest model call.

“This is how we have decided to start styling some of our jewelry shoots…We are looking for male and female models. Please send us an email if you are interested.

The Beauty & the Brains!
San Francisco designers Mackenzie Burdick and Rachael Mann have never been ones to throw away junk. Because without all that trash, there would be no LITTER.

The sisters create bold, one-of-a-kind adornments from materials found at flea markets, salvage yards, and in hardware bins. They started LITTER, their aptly named jewelry line, in early 2009. “We love taking something old and giving it a new life and form,” says Burdick.

2161 Union Street #1 San Francisco, CA 94123

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Toronto Urban Film Fesitval & TTC

Silent 1-minute films on the TTC
September 11-20, 2009


The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) is programmed on the network of 270 LCD screens on over 50 subway platforms of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). The third annual TUFF runs in September, at the same time as the Toronto International Film Festival, offering artists an audience of 1 million daily commuters.

TUFF is based on an open call for participation from both trained professional, and untrained amateur, filmmakers. We accept all genres of silent 1-minute film, video, and animation.

Filmmakers are asked to submit to one of 7 urban-themed categories that engage the imagination of an urban populace.

TUFF 2009 Categories:

Urban Imaginary – the hopes and fears that help form our concept of city
Urban Encounters – the moments that make city-living worthwhile
Urban Diversity – the differences that make us stronger
Urban Journeys – the multitude of ways we navigate our city
Urban Ideas – the opinions and politics of an engaged populous
Urban Natural – the living city, both nurtured and oppressed
Urban Secrets – stories about the hidden or forgotten city

Trinity Square Video Pitch Award – Deadline May 30th, 2009

Send us a one or two paragraph pitch that describes your 1-minute film idea. The seven submissions that best capture the spirit of the TUFF themes will receive a TSV membership and up to $600 of in-kind support towards both the production and post-production of their TUFF movie. TSV Pitch Award Winners will be screened on the 8th day of TUFF. For more information about TSV:

Send your short pitch with CV and contact information to:

TUFF 2009 Judge and Guest Jurors

We are pleased to announce that Don McKellar (award winning Canadian writer-director-actor) has agreed to be our judge for 2009, selecting his top picks for the festival.

The jury for 2009 includes Pablo de Ocampo (curator and Artistic Director, Images Festival), Christina Battle (experimental filmmaker), Jennifer Chen (Director of Acquisitions and Programming at Channel Zero), Dara Gellman (video artist), Ali Kazimi (documentary filmmaker and Professor in Department of Film at York University), Janine Marchessault (Professor in Cinema and Media Studies at York University and Co-Director of the Visible City Project + Archive), Lisa Steele (video artist and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Toronto).


Our guest Celebrity Judge chooses the top 3 films of the festival. Each of these is awarded a prize, one of which will be a trip for 2 generously donated by BelAir Travel. Each of our 7 guest programmers awards ‘Best in Category’ to the top film in their category. Audience votes determine the winner of the TUFF Choice award. Prizes are dependent on corporate sponsorship, and will be announced shortly.

For more information or to submit your film online:
TUFF is co-produced by Art for Commuters ( and Onestop Media Group (

Contact: Sharon at

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Shoe Heaven

Shoe heaven aka the Petite Feet Sample Sale!

These were size 7 🙁 too big
boat shoes!

Wanna see what I bought?

Tan over the knee, peep toe leather boots – Jessica Simpson

These are crazy! Shannae saw them and told me I HAD to get them.. So I did. I think I’ll wear these with denim, with leggings with a killer skirt, with a LA attitude, with some statement jewelry… Go see what Shannae bought over at What Women Want.
Sunshine yellow leather pumps with corset details – Jessica Simpson

Every since I saw those yellow t-straps in that Old Navy spring ad campaign, I have been looking hard for those statement yellow heels. These just might be it! So fun and playful, if you like the play the games I play! I’m gonna Polyvore these bad boys soon. Sigh. So this is what true love feels like.

Olive super sexy CFM heels 🙂 – Jessica Simpson

These shoes are so bADDDDDDD they are so teetering high that it’s probably a staple for those ‘i date a basketball player’ type. Just saying… love all of them! Make sure you check out the sale its on all weekend.

Yowza, that’s right!

(Scroll up and click the pink flyer on the right.)

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