Milan Fashion Week

Doing exchange in Milan means one thing… MILAN FASHION WEEK!!! *Cue tweens me at JBiebs concert screams*

But seriously, I prepared for this moment ever since I submitted my application for exchange  #EagerBeaver. I even bought my outfit months in advance and just took off the tags yesterday #FashionOlymmpics?. The only thing that didn’t go according to plan was my 6 pack that never showed up #OhWell #MaybeNextYear.

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lugged this cape around for months just to wear for one day #lisalogic

I was traveling in the beginning of fashion week so I wasn’t able to catch Gigi, Aimee Song, and the other bloggers on site (I know, I had one job) but we came right in time for the last day 😀 #thankgod #MyOutfitWouldGoToWaste. Thankfully, Monisha also just got back from traveling and needed to check out MFW as well so we headed over to the Duomo right before class.

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So how did we get in??? #FAQ

Long story short we showed up armed so they pretty much had to let us in.

Just kidding, but the real story’s pretty anticlimactic.

Basically we walked to the entrance and there were guards up at the front. We saw one girl walk up to security and said, “my name should be on that list” – which it was, and she got inside. I felt pretty discouraged but another group of girls looked like they were talking to the guards and he didn’t pull out any type of list, so we decided to give it a try. We simply asked, “can we head inside?” He looks at his partner, and turned to us and said yes. Once we got to entrance #2, Monisha and I kept saying to each other, “act cool, act cool… gotta pretend like we belong”. Later, a woman approached us and asked if we were press, bloggers, students, or whatever (okay she didn’t say whatever but she might as well have because who are we to be there?). We answered “students abroad” but she heard “from a blog” so she encouragingly led us to our seats. I mean technically this is going on a blog… 😉

Moral of the story: Lie??? or accidentally lie???

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We were able to catch the last show of the entire week – Daizy Shely’s Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection.

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I wanted to vlog my entire experience but I didn’t gather enough clips so here’s a gif I learned how to make just for this blog post LOL:

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and this one:

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The last walk

The entire show is exactly the way you dreamed it would be: The venue was grand with classic European architecture. There’s also classical music in the background before the show commences with photographers and press everywhere, especially towards the end of the catwalk:

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The show itself was not very long but there was a lot to take in. There were a lot of details on each of the outfits so it was almost overwhelming as my first time trying to take in everything: the venue, the models, the music, etc. What was almost as amazing to watch was the audience. The entire audience was extremely dressed up, sunglasses in their faces, clutches in hand, and speaking a bunch of different languages.

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When the show was over, everyone took the opportunity to take pictures in the venue. INCLUDING US OF COURSE 😀

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Angle #1

We were really lucky and found someone that took photos for us in all different kinds of angles. This is the type of people we need to surround ourselves with :’) #MakesMeTear #Grateful

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Angle #2. This guy rocks.

Maybe next time we’ll get an invite and not have to accidentally lie our way through??? LOL #OneCanDream

PS. For people thinking of sneaking in: make sure you dress the part, you never know what’s going to happen! They’re also more inclined to let you in if you look like you’re part of it!

Love,
Lisa

Summertime Madness

Aloha, summer…

….. school.

Who else is spending the summer looking at books instead of tanning on a beach? #IFeelYa

As much as I love Vancouver, I really wanted to try something new this summer. More importantly, I really wanted to learn something #NotCheesyAtAll. But really, I feel like summer is the perfect opportunity to learn more about yourself by building on your existing passions or to explore new ones. I’ve spent way too many hours locked up in the library dreaming of doing something else other than deciding whether or not to Reject or Fail To Reject Ho (#StatProblems).

AND THIS IS WHY… I’ve decided to take matters in my own hands by spending another few months away from home (I miss you Mom, Dad, and sometimes even #StinkyJohn) in order to do some of the things I’ve always wanted to do. Luckily, I’ll be spending almost the entire summer in one of my favourite cities (that would be you, Toronto). I mean, my roommates even got me my first pair of Roots sweatpants so I’m pretty much officially  an Ontarioian now. Anyway, if you’re in downtown Toronto… give me a holler ;). Also, if you have any food recommendations/summer activity recommendations (but mostly food), you better be messaging me right now so I can add it to my summer bucket list.

Speaking of summer bucket lists, a few of the things I would like to accomplish before the end of the summer (please help me expand this!!!):

  1. Explore Kensington Market
  2. Try Chipotle  done!!!
  3. Try Jabistro also done!!!
  4. Vancouver (August..?)
  5. Go up the CN tower because I’ve been in Ontario for 3 years and this still has not be done
  6. BIKING ON CENTRE ISLAND
  7. TO food fest
  8. Go to a concert/music fest (WHICH ONE #ThatsTheRealQuestion)
  9. High school musical marathon
  10. Harry Potter Marathon
  11. Marathons in general
  12. Drive in movie-theatre (does this exist)
  13. Hike @ Squamish / the Chief
  14. HOT YOGAAAA (in the process)
  15. Paddle boarding
  16. Bonfire
  17. Eat a bunch of raw oysters
  18. Visit Canada’s Wonderland because I still have not gone #WhatIsWrongWithMe
  19. Watch the sunrise from my apartment
  20. Go to a spa (much needed)

 

 

my attitude towards this summer

 

But for now, my weekdays are dedicated to school. Oh yeah, I go to Ryerson now. WESTERN, IT’S BEEN REAL. THANK YOU. Lol jk I’m just here for the summer.

my dads :') #2isBetterThan1
my dads :’) #2isBetterThan1
:') #MadeHimProud
:’) #MadeHimProud

ALSO I MADE A NEW FRIEND :’) Her name’s Karen (Hiiiiiiii Karen). And here’s us being tourists on campus because so far we’ve managed to get lost every day of the week.

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Me: pants = Babaton Errol Pant // top = Babaton Carson Bustier 

Karen: pants = Wilfred (similiar here) // blazer = Wilfred Chevalier Jacket

I hope you all have a wonderful, amazing summer and let me know where I should eat/explore in Toronto!!

Love,
Lisa

PS. I miss you, my Vancouverites

 

 

Ritz Gals x JBRs // Happy Birthday, Hanna!

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Still a bit pretty sick but didn’t want to miss out on Hanna’s birthday last Saturday!

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I don’t know who made the Jell-O shots but they were amazing :’) #TeachMeYourWays

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If you’ve ever wondered what a bunch of girls dressed in Aritzia looks like, just refer to the picture above. I think literally every single article of clothing is from ritz #WeDontShopAnywhereElseAnymore

Thought it’d be neat if I included what is being worn above so check out the following links (and visit us ;D) #SalesAssociateAfterHours #myaritzia?

 

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Love,
Lisa