in your space: creative minds

Who doesn’t want a sneak peak into the amazing workspace of such creative minds?? Heather Clawson, of Habitually Chic, covers the bases in her second book Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work. Get a glimpse above into the work spaces of Jenna Lyons, Albertus Swanepoel, Chris Benz, Philip Crangi, and Thelma Golden. For more, check out her book here. Happy Friday!

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by your side

And we’re into the new week already. Sheesh, things have been very busy lately. I feel like I have so many ideas for things I want to write, post, create… I just wish there were more hours in the day!

The November issue of Lonny mag is out, eep!

How to make a simple whiskey sour

Bloggers dish on holiday decorating

A flick about art, music, and culture – Hencho en Mexico

The ideal bookshelf for the home chef

Stitch the Stars; a cute calendar gift

A simple rustic workspace

Why not keep your ice in a vintage bucket?

A new name to know – LAVEER

Tuesday Tune

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the good stuff

I’ve got Fiest on the brain (after last nights concert)… could she be any cuter!! But I had this video all queued up, and ready to go, so she will have to wait until next week. Something about this video makes me want to don an oversized sweater and cozy up!

happy weekends to all!! xx

star-crossed lovers in tutu’s




“The National Ballet of Canada. Toronto

The roots of fashion are en pointe (like the ballerinas!) with the history of costume design. When the opportunity arose to shoot the majestic costumes of The National Ballet of Canada, we pliéd and pirouetted with joy! It’s easy to see the influence of the art form on current and past runways: Tybalt’s jacket was totally an ode to 80’s Chanel, the horned-head pieces screamed Alexander McQueen’s final collection, even the fabrics and embroidery seemed to be a current thread in Sarah Buton’s collection at the helm. Plus, we wouldn’t put it past Lady Gaga to rock one of those outrageous head pieces on her next trip to the 7-Eleven. And the influence has taken shape in our own closets in the form of our dear Repetto ballet flats on our feet. Costume couturier, Richard Hudson, the genius behind the Romeo and Juliet costumes—and Tony Award winner for his work on The Lion King—toured us around backstage and gave us the lowdown on Ballerina 101. We were so inspired by the craftsmanship of the costumes—hand-dipped, hand-dyed, hand-sewn—and the people who make it possible. Lorna Geddes, the ballerina-turned-Répétiteurs (that’s a fancy ballet term for coach) took us into the pointe shoes room, where we not only put our childhood years of ballet class to the test, but also got to live out our dreams of being a “real” ballerina and going en pointe. (And, yes. It’s not easy… or comfortable!) We give big props to those brave ballerinas who fouetté on the floor each night in those things. From the tutu room to the hat room, we were smitten with the artistry of the costumes. And although we were there to scope out the wardrobe for Romeo and Juliet, we couldn’t help but peek at the outfits for Nutcracker and, of course, Swan Lake.” via The Coveteur

The show { Romeo and Juliet } only runs until Sunday November 27 so I am buying my tickets now to take in a performance this weekend eep!

[ images via Haute Design by Sarah Klassen; source The Coveteur ]

ps just had to add this …

the ultimate inspiration is the deadline

The time to procrastinate is over…the time to work on my school project is now! After a lovely long weekend filled with champagne, macarons (more to come on that in the next edition of MATC), karaoke, dinner with family and brunch with friends I suppose now would be the time to get started. The reward at the end of it will be a new episode of Vampire Diaries  ; )

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