Streets of Fashion Month||Tommy Ton

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Tommy Ton is simply spectacular, and I find street photography to be so fascinating. Specifically during fashion weeks. Every one is just ready to take chances and that’s what style is all about.  Just going for it no matter what and wearing what you feel like. Yes, fashion week is where everyone finds out what the next trend is, but on the street, there’s a conglomerate of trends and decades of fashion and style being tossed about. It’s not about one look or one designer, it’s about the power of choice and individuality among the chaos.

Here are my favorite looks from Fashion Month, all captured by Tommy Ton. <3

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Thank you style.com & Tommy Ton!

For more of his photos from this album, check out this link: http://www.style.com/street/tommy-ton/2014/090514-tommy-ton-street-style-spring-2015-ready-to-wear

Titika || Active Lifestyle

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Words by Kate Wotherspoon

For some reason or another, I feel like the better you feel/look walking into the gym the better and harder you work out. It’s the same when I’m dancing.  If I’m wearing an outfit I can move in but is also super hype at the same time, my confidence is raised and I feel like my dancing is wayyyy more on point.

Well if you’re like me, and want to update your active wardrobe just as much as your fall outfits, I would definitely check out Titika. Their collection is full of cute cutout designs, four-way stretch materials, and awesome prints. I mean come on, working out shouldn’t have to be boring and a must do, it should be exciting and full of energy and slipping on some hot cut-out leggings makes it even more appealing. So go for it! Check out titika.ca and look and feel great whether you’re in the gym or spending the day running around doing errands. #werkit ;)

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NARS || Nail Polish

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Iconic Colour. Nailed.

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Words & Images by Kate Wotherspoon

I’ve always been a fan of NARS. I think it all started when my sister brought home a beautiful shimmering pink blush called Orgasm. Maybe it was the blunt title of the blush that made me look into the brand further… I mean, no one else was naming their product with such a sexy innuendo… Then I looked further into their collection of lipsticks, eye shadows and nail polish and soon found my makeup drawer housing names like Deep Throat, Super Orgasm and Rated R… Don’t worry, I wasn’t 14 at the time or anything….

“When I created NARS, I was either going to name them with numbers or give them intelligent names. I wanted to give the products a character and an identity. The names make you dream and transport you to another place. It gives the colours a fun twist.” – François Nars

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Top to Bottom: Back Room, Night Flight, Soup Can

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Left to Right: Bad Influence, Zakynthos, Trouville

NARS has recently launched a brilliant new collection of high glossy nail polish that lasts and strengthen your nails. The brush is specially designed for easy application for that freshly-painted look. There’s 19 new iconic hues from the 42-shade collection including 23 fan favourites!  These hot tamale polishes will be available August 1st at select NARS retailers and narscosmetics.com  Pictured are seven of my go-to colours!

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The Wild Ones || Sarah Bahbah

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Australian music festival photographer, Sarah Bahbah, simply transports to me to the time and place of each photograph she takes.  As a lover of music and festivals alike, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve wanted to capture key moments during a concert where I wish I could bottle up forever.  Sometimes they pass you by so quickly, taking a video or photo won’t cut it.  And if you do… it’s never like what you saw with your naked eye.

Somehow, Sarah captures those moments and is not only photographing the artists on the stage, but has stepped back and started a series called “The Wild Ones”.  Here she focuses on the individuals who attend the shows, and it’s in these pictures, where I fell in love with her photography.

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“People thought I was capturing the festival, but I really wasn’t capturing it the way I really saw it, raw organic moments. I was getting really frustrated and decided to step back and photograph the subtle wild ones.” – Sarah Bahbah

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“I heard this quote once [...] “Observe everything around you as if you’ve never seen it before,” and it’s so true.” – Sarah Bahbah

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“I will go around festivals and dedicate certain lighting hours to trying to find people who are going against the norm.”- Sarah Bahbah

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“He was really good looking, I was just like “Hey, um you look really good smoking that cigarette, can I take a photo of you?” He had really big blue eyes. I just said, “Okay look at me and smoke.” And then I took his photo and ran away.” – Sarah Bahbah

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Follow Sarah Bahbah’s tumblr for one raw moment after another! @raisedbythewolvesau

Quotes are from Nylon’s interview with Bahbah by Jackie Yaeger. Click to see full interview!

Follow me on instagram and twitter :) @theparallelroad

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All images by Sarah Bahbah

Mine||Tell No One

Spring-Summer pieces from designers including Louis Vuitton, La Perla, Maison Martin Margiela, Kenzo and Bottega Veneta are styled in a playful & interactive short featuring contemporary dancers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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“The film doesn’t straightforwardly distinguish between male and female roles, and so it was important in the styling that the clothing could also be understood in masculine and feminine terms. [...] It was important for the styling to support this mix of reality and oddity.” – Agata Belcen

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“I thought they should be dressed in clothing capable of expressing emotion. [...The] film feels magical but still of this world” – Belcen

To shop the pieces and for more info on this short film click here! 

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Brika Box

Father’s Day is just days away!  But have no fear, BRIKA is here!

BRIKA – a Canadian start-up online experience, celebrates modern craft and storytelling by featuring the work of authentic makers. Either choose individual products or pick a gift box! This makes any gift-giving process a breeze! Need to find a host/hostess gift or a baby shower gift? Check out all the gift boxes online here: http://www.brika.com/categories/gift-boxes

BRIKA is offering a special deal for Father’s Day: Boxes are $49, with a retail value of $68 and are available online until June 9th at BRIKA.com. You will receive facial care products by Crux Supply Co., a leather card case by Moniker Goods and a Sierra key chain no.1 by Son of a Sailor!

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Want to know more about BRIKA? Here is their pre-launch video. Happy Gifting! ;)