Friday, 17 February 2012

Erotic Flower ~ ❀

 It was a beautiful winter's day - fresh snow had just fallen and bounced white light all around, giving the city the appeal of a winter-wonderland. Such purity...a perfect day to be a dirty, dirty girl.

I had quite the lovely day planned as I was attending the Toronto Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair with my girls, as well as celebrating a birthday with some erotic shopping and dinner afterwards. Of course, this occasion called for an extra-special outfit, and I had just the one in mind! I decided to go for black leggings and a short, black glittery skirt paired with a black belt. To "top" it all off, I chose my rhinestone mohair sweater in grey (to battle the chill) which worked lovely with the skirt, belt and leggings. My mohair sweater happens to be quite short - it ends just above my waist - so when I wear it, I need to wear something that sits quite high on me and above or at my waist level. For shoes I chose my black Chucks (which I wear with pretty much everything, seriously). The best part of my outfit, however, were my accessories: crystal teardrop-earrings, black victorian glovelets, a huge vintage turquiose ring, and my very own pink flower crown (hand-made by yours truly). With winter all around, I felt that a bright, pink flower-arrangement was the perfect contrast to the white, winter's day.

For a day of erotic sensations, there was no one more perfect to accompany me than the lovely Luna (who also happened to be the Birthday Girl!) and the sultry Sarah. Luna and I both decided to wear flowers in our hair ~ can you tell that both Luna and myself are huge Lana Del Rey fans?

The Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair held at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
There was some really great work being showcased at the Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair. There were tons of erotic sketches, drawings and photographs. One table had erotic pins called "Hanky Pins" - a new twist on a silent pick-up tool! These pins were absolutely hilarious and I had a complete riot finding out which pattern/pin meant which fetish you were into, and managed to pick one up myself! Can you guess which fetish I chose? ;)

Hanky Pins! Which one are you?
There were also tables set up with different jewelry, cards, food and clothing. Luna and I managed to haggle ourselves a brillant lock-necklace (steam-punk style!) and both picked out a victorian-lace choker and some crocheted nipple pasties. I also picked up an erotic card for my Beloved for Valentine's Day, and Sarah ended up with an oral fixation and bought herself a giant (of course) penis cookie.

Lace choker and steam-punk lock necklace creators

Sarah and Luna satisfy their oral fixations with a penis cookie and a free birthday cupcake

Adorable erotic card seller
 After we shopped until we dropped (or spent all our cash on sexy things), we took a breather in the Melody Lounge at the Gladstone and spent some chill-time with the dj and our friend, Kaleb (who is absolutely hilarous and quuuuite the social butterfly). The entire day we kept getting asked if we were part of a wedding party - it must have been the flowers. I made the joke that we were, and that Sarah was our stripper (who kept getting asked if she was a burlesque dancer) - ahah! Getting compliments wherever we go. That's our style.

Luna and Sarah

"The wedding party" - and their stripper!
 And thus, it was time to take the wedding (birthday!) party to Disegraceland for some eats. We had waited all day, and were absolutely starving by the time we got there - go (big)figure. After what seemed like hours of staring indecisively at the menu, I decided on deep-fried pickles, indian-curry poutine, a "trailer park" hotdog and a deep-fried Mars Bar for dessert. What was cool about Disgraceland was that they had tons of board games to play while you ate - if you could find one with all the pieces, that is...=/ After a game of "Trouble" played with jelly-beans (#winning!) we played a half-assed game of "Operation". Birthday Girl took the cake on that one.

Attempting success with my surgery skills

"BE QUIET I'M IN SURGERY." Game winner.

Deep-fried Mars Bar

Thus the day turned into night, and our day of erotic sex, shopping, food and fashion was over. Days like this are amazing - whether it be a birthday or any other special event - any reason for dressing up and spending time with your friends should be completely seized and taken full advantage of. When you look good, you feel good. It's quite a simple philosophy, but stands true. And it also makes you stand out.

Put on your Hanky Pins, people! It's going to be a sexy ride.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Big, FAT Spa Day at The Manor Hair Lounge and Spa

My fellow fatshion blogger ladies: Sarah from, and Luna from and myself were generously invited to a day of pampering at The Manor Hair Lounge and Day Spa this past Sunday afternoon, and we couldn't have had a more lovely day getting fabulous by the amazing staff!

The Manor Lounge and Day Spa is a chilled out salon/spa nestled away in a beautiful century home located at 584 Church St, Toronto, ON, in the heart of Toronto's downtown "Gay Village". It's also an "Aveda Concept" salon and spa, and follows Aveda's "green salon" practises such as the proper collecting, disposing and recyling of foils and chemicals. The best salon is a green salon that cares!  As for my own personal opinion, well - I absolutely *love* Aveda products, and I was extremely excited to see that the salon offers and embraces the "Aveda Concept".

 Us ladies were immediately greeted by a friendy and inviting atmosphere and staff, then rushed away to start our hair beautification!

Amanda Candow, Dan Heger, Chris Ryan, Colter McLean and Vanessa-Nash-Gale - staff at The Manor Hair Lounge

Luna and Sarah before their cut-and-styles

Colter has me in his chair! My hair pre-colour

The styling beings!
Stylist Colter gracefully applies some conditioner and pastel-pink colour to my hair
You can tell I'm quite excited for my pastel-pink tipped hair. Vanessa and Sarah also doing a hair transformation!
Hot headed

Rings n' things
Vanessa drying my pink-coloured hair!
Vanessa adds some bouncy curls to my hair for body and volume
My signature dip-dyed hair in pastel pink with lovely curls!

Stylist Vanessa cutting Sarah's hair
Vanessa demonstrates her "teasing" method.....
...which proves quite impressive! Her teasing tip: use a brush instead of a comb!
Sarah with her beautiful new haircut

Sarah's haircut from the back/side. Haircut by Vanessa
Colter styles and cuts Luna's hair

Smooth and silky!

Luna, with a whole new fabulous style! Long layers and a side-swept bang - hair by Colter
Luna and I are happy, pampered girls
All us girls - after our fabulous hair transformations!

We are all Beauty Queens

I truly had such an amazing afternoon with my girls at The Manor - thank you so much to the brilliant staff for their generosity, brilliant services and talent. A special thank you to Vanessa for hosting Big, Fat Spa Day and for inviting us all to be a part of it!

I highly recommend this salon to all my fellow Torontonians, as this salon offers all the essential beauty services you could ever require: hair cut/colour/blow-outs and extensions, facials, spa and massage services, mani/pedis, brow and lash services as well as tanning services. It's all there - stop by and let The Manor Hair Lounge staff pamper you!

And don't forget to LIKE them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to stay updated on their current specials!

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We are all Beauty Queens - cheers to those who live for being and making others Beautiful!