Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I am even more excited about this Whistler Reality Show now. My friend Dhillon just reminded me that when we were in Whistler earlier this winter, there was a reality show being filmed at the club we were at. I can't believe I forgot about that. It was such an unbelievably fun night/trip.

I have a feeling that this guy is going to be one of the stars. At the time I had no idea who the cameraman was following, he seemed to be around me and my friends a lot (we were pretty much the whole club - there were 30 of us). But this guy jumps out in my memory as reality show marterial. He was crazy dancing with my friends and I all night long. He was quite entertaining.

I really have no idea if the two events are related, but I am looking forward to finding out.


Whistler Reality

I just noticed on Perez Hilton that they are making a TV show about a town I used to live in. I'm actuallyreally excited about it. Above pictures are from my Whistler days.

Ready for another "unscripted" reality TV show about bored rich kids who have nothing better to do than stir up the dramz between each other?
Hang onto your indignation, because here it comes!
Peak Season "takes an unfiltered look at the lives, loves and true-life drama of a tight-knit group of twenty-somethings, coming of age in the
resort town [Whistler, British Columbia] where relationships change as often as the weather. As the popular Whistler saying goes, 'You don’t lose your girlfriend, you just lose your turn.'"
From the folks at MTV
Canada, CTV and Free Form Productions Inc. Peak Season goes from "a snowboarder doing everything she can to make it pro, to a scrappy outspoken bartender, to a womanizing party animal, to the Whistler imports from Australia adjusting to life on the peaks, there’s no shortage of drama when personalities collide."
And no shortage of reasons to want to tear your eyeballs out by the nerves either.
We can't wait!

Monday, March 30, 2009


Juno - the Awards, not the movie... Although, both were filmed in the same place.

I love that there were Mounties there.

A glimpse of the red carpet. Dhillon and I passed it as we went to pick up our tickets from will-call.

Jessie Farrell was the only celebrity to pass us on the red carpet, and this was the only picture I could find of her outfit. Trust me, she looked much better in person. She was also extremely nice. In fact, if she wasn't extremely nice, I wouldn't know who she was as I've never seen her before (but I do like her music). There were a few girls that were really excited to see her and one asked if she could take her picture. Jessie (oh, yes, we're on a first name basis now) was more than happy to pose and offered to get someone else to take the picture so the girl could be in it too. It was just a small thing, but it made me like her enough to put her picture up.

You can't really tell from this picture, but Nickelback is performing. Big suprise - I didn't hate it! I'm sure the fireworks helped my opinion of them. Our seats were very nose-bleed, but it was still fun.

Best performance award goes to City and Colour featuring Gordie Downie (of the Tragically Hip)... Not that you can tell who anyone is from this picture.

I think it's fairly obvious by now, that I am attracted to males with dork-like qualities. Don't let the glasses and bow tie fool you, Dallas Green is hardcore. I can't get enough City and Colour. Check out his myspace page and fall in love with Dallas' angelic voice. It's hard to believe that he also belongs to Alexisonfire. Nothing against them, except for the fact that they make my ears bleed.

Loverboy accepting a lifetime achievement award.

And this was my Juno outfit: Dress - Salvation Army, Sequin Belt - Value Village

I was so close to wearing my black sequin dress, but instead decided to go shopping. I'm glad to chose not to, since that seemed to be the popular choice. It did make me smile a lot seeing everyone decked out in sequins. I even saw a few black sequin dress repeats (worn by pseudo celebs).

Dhillon and I, sitting in our seats waiting for the show to start.

And now for something more relatable... Thanks to west coast time, I was able to get home in time for Gossip Girl. Okay episode. The show just isn't as exciting as it used to be. Although, they always make me ridiculously excited for the next one.
I think this was the first episode where Blair wore an outfit that I didn't like. I don't hate it, but it's missing Blair flair.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Black and Blue

Dan Levy - I have to say, I think he wins the "Most Stylish Male" award. I love him. Despite my overuse of the word "love", I love him. Especially his glasses. Would he be Dan without his glasses? Probably, but it would take some getting used to. The glasses are really where the attraction lies. He has made me a fan of "The City"/"The Hills". Without him would I watch those shows? Nope, never. My friends often make fun of me because I tend to go for the nerdy, nice guy. I never got the attraction to the bad guy. Give me some spectacles and computer skills.

I have to admit, it's taken me awhile to come around to MTV Canada. At first I did not get "The Aftershow". My roommate used to be obsessed with "The Hills" and it just boggled my mind that a show exsisted to specifically talk about what happened in the previous episode.

I wish I still worked for MTV Canada. It is awesome now. It doesn't take itself too seriously and sometimes they even talk about music (gasp!). It kind of makes me sad when I think about it. No, I don't mean sad - I mean envious! My days at MTV were fun and I loved it, but the show/channel sucked monkey balls. It was just plain bad. Nobody watched it. Nobody had even heard of it. I would have much rather worked for this new re-incarnation. But alas, nothing about it is the same. It's not filmed locally anymore which is probably the reason for it's success... And the fact that it's on basic cable now.

And today's outfit looks like this: Shirt - DIY; Cardigan - Smart Set (guessing); Skirt - Vintage. Shoes - Payless (they have giant belt buckles on them that didn't show up). I'm thinking of adding some sequins to my skirt where the pokadots are. They are slowly but surely fading away. I bought some silver individual sequins awhile ago and haven't been sure what to do with them... until now.

I know this looks absolutely disgusting, but it tastes amazing. I am not a chef. I am not a very good cool at all, but I am going to compliment myself on my salsa. It's darn good. Laini's recipe, but I made it spicier. My first batch wasn't nearly as good as hers (still good, just not AS good), but hopefully this time I'll be able to compete (okay, not really a competition). The judging will be held during tonight's office party*. No actual judging will take place, since no one coming over tonight has tried Laini's salsa. Okay, maybe I'm a little bit too proud of my salsa. I have my reasons. I'm not really much of a salsa person, but I absolutely love tomatoes. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be tomatoes, hand down.
*Office Party - Not an actual party. But every week that the Office is on, a bunch of friends come over and we all watch it together. It's been a ritual for the past two years. I love it. The people who come over consistantly change and sometimes there is just two of us and other weeks there are 15. The same thing happens with Gossip Girl every Sunday. I don't really like watching TV by myself.

I'm so excited about Sunday. The JUNOS!!! (Canadian version of the Grammys). Two of my friends bought tickets and then one of them backed out, so now I get to go instead. I've been scowering through my closet trying to find something appropriate. But nothing. I am going to have to give in and go shopping. Not exactly torture, but I've been trying to spend less.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I went for a really nice walk today with my dogs in the park behind my house. I'm so lucky to live where is live. My backyard is actually connected to the forest. It's so beautiful there. I'm so glad that the snow the weather is changing. Lately it's been pretty gross and yucky, so I don't get out there very often. But it's so beautiful. One of the lakes is still frozen. The other one probably is too, but I didn't make it over there.

I just got home from seeing an interesting play at my old college. It was about how horribly people with disabilities used to be treated. The play ("Imperfect") was good, but not the route I would have gone. It was interesting to learn about the old mental "schools. Although, I felt the play could have put in a bit more information. The message got kind of lost in the middle of random loud noices and moaning.

This is what I am currently wearing and wore to the play. Shirt - H&M; Skirt - Smart Set; Tights - Le Chateau; Everything else - Vintage. Most Expensive item would be my velvet blazer at a whopping $8.

This is what I wore to school yesterday. Blazer, Belt - Vintage; Shirt, Pants - Ricki's

- Ellie

Sunday, March 22, 2009


HIT: I love love love the green jacket, the brooch, the dress. Adele looks so amazing and glamorous. Is it any wonder that Anna Wintour personally styled this outfit?

HIT: I love the tiered skirt and the shot of pink. So cute. That skirt is on my wish list.

MISS: As much as I love hair bows and Adele, this is an excellent example of what not to do. She looks like she should be at DisneyLand.
- Ellie

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hair Bow Tuturial

Wearing: Skirt - Value Village Kamloops (bought yesterday for $3!); Turtle Neck - Winners; Belt - Mother's Closet; Necklace - No idea, I just remember I bought it 3 years ago for the Matt Dusk concert.


1. Do what you need to do to your hair. My hair is pretty flexible, so I rarely put any product in it.
2. Decide how much hair you want in your bow.
3. Tie off that section of hair. If you want the bow to be in the middle of your head, make sure you secure the elastic off to the side (as shown). And if you want it to be on the side, put the elastic in the middle of your head.
4. Fold your hair so that the ends cover the hair tie and pin in place.
5. Seperate a small section of hair close to where you want the middle of your bow to be.
6. Wrap the new section around the middle of the pinned section as many times as it will go.
7. Pin the middle part so it doesn't unravel.
8. Secure everything with bobby pins and you're finished!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

All Things Green

I thought I would share some info on the new GG spin-off because a few people had questions about it. It's going to be about Lily's life in LA with her her older sister. Brittany Snow and Krysten Ritter star as the sisters - love them both... No Rufus yet. The pilot will air during the penultimate episode of this season of Gossip Girl (May 11) and then it will have it's own time slot in the fall. I'm really looking forward to seeing all of the excellent 80s wear.

My friends recently found a crimper and they have been trying to get as much use out of it as possible. Getting ready was a bit of a gong show. The picture is of Laini crimping my hair, while I am curling Nessa's, as she drinks. The train actually went a bit longer since Kiri (who took the picture) was doing everyone's make-up at the same time.

Wearing: Shirts - Nessa's 50 cent Butterfly shirt, and Joe; Skirt -Old Navy (bought specifically for 2008 St. Patrick's Day); Hat - Ardene's. I didn't start out with the Butterfly shirt on and I don't really like it with the outfit, but I was kind of forced into wearing it and how can I say no to sequins?

There were a lot of similarities between this year and last year. First of all both parties were at the homes of Beth and Nessa. Lot's of hand-made wall decorations, random crazy dancing, drinking games, and jello shots. But there were a lot of differences too. This year, everyone wore green. No hassle. Everyone was already excited about it. Last year, most of the party-goers had no idea about the holiday thus they wore a lot less green. Biggest difference would be that last year we were in Sweden, and this year Canada.
These are a few of my favourite green things that people were wearing. Beth's amazing feather head piece; Nessa's technicolour dream coat and her mint stockings; Janessa's scraf from a 7-up bottle since she had no other green.
My friend kiri bought this ring in Hawaii a few days ago. She got back from Hawaii yesterday and then drove up with me to Beth and Nessa's place (4 hours away). She's a travelling machine! Actually, that was her second trip there this year. We all went in the beginning of January. I may have to go back pretty quick to get one of these rings.
When I first arrived, I went up to Nessa's room to unload my luggage and noticed this scarf on her bed. Of course, as soon as I saw her, I had to compliment her on it. And then she revealed to me that it was actually mine. I was pretty excited about it. What a perfect day to receive it on too.

- Ellie
Coming up... Hair Bow Demo

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I didn't think I'd be able to post anything today... I'm going up North to visit some friends for a St. Patty's Day Celebration. I've been waiting for my ride though for 3 hours! But she did just get back from Hawaii this morning, so I'll let the lateness slide.

I am very excited about the new Gossip Girl spin-off. 80s - YES!

Those tights... Just WOW! Actually, I'm in love with Brittany Snow's entire outfit.

I feel like these boots were meant for me. I either need to find them asap, or find a similar pair and do a little DIY magic.

Another "Celeb" to rock the hair bow.

- Ellie