I tried out a new type of film here (160 ISO rather than my usual 400) and I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I did get some pictures that I liked. I would click the shutter so tentatively but also, typically, with great haste. I wound up with far more blurry shots than usual as the result of my hesitation/haste, such as this one of pretty neon bobby pins that sweet Kater sent me, and this one of a cool living wall in the Centre for Social Innovation building.
Top to bottom: a break in the park with necklace-making supplies; vintage Ferragamo sandals from a few summers ago; Parkdale-style living wall; a salad party with Carlos' arm; neighbourhood feral kitten, we call her Tidbit; pretty colour, although it may be a weed; feeding little Tidbit, who makes my heart ache; two rooftop shots; some shots of the new Acne Paper, which I bought off the website and which made me wish I could afford to buy things from Acne regularly (it came so beautifully packaged). This is one worth collecting.
A few other things:
-An interview with me on Aldrin's fantastic new website, The Iceberg. So nice to be asked really good questions. The Stratum section was also enjoyable. You might see some familiar faces on the site if you look through the archive (Stephanie, Hila).
-On a completely unrelated note, but one that has been on my mind since we first heard of it, this photo from outside the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo: great beauty from great tragedy. I admire the dignified way the Norwegian people have handled themselves after this horror.
Ro: Yeah, I really enjoy it! I get the film from Japanese film sellers on eBay.
thrillofthechaise.com: Yeah, I'm wearing mine today! Always makes me feel great.
elegant storms: Luckily the Instax is so much more easy to use than the Diana Mini. It's pretty foolproof, actually, and fun too.
jlee: Hope you found some good stuff!
katie merchant / thank you, ok: Oh you!
Maggie: Oh, I hope you love them. I just ordered the Black Linen one myself. It's so easy to justify at that price. Plus I've discovered that you can have interesting results if you wear a few at once. Happy summer to you as well!
EvaForeva: You know, I'm usually fine with looking a bit like a slob in the summer, so I usually just throw on a cropped t-shirt with my maxi skirts and there, done. Pyjamas, basically!
Darcy: Eek, I know, I'm a bit addicted. I hope you find one you love!
Caitlin Rose: Sounds like a pretty good plan to me! I'm really enjoying our current weather, though. It's perfect.
Ella: Go, you! Glad you found it.
in dreams: Ooh, Sunset sounds amazing! I did that too, although when I first listened to it again for the first time all the way through there were a lot of "Oh yeah!" moments. I had forgotten a lot.
Jan | Poppytalk: Thank you!
Sara: I know what you mean. Polyester in summer is just such a bad idea. And I agree: love the new typefaces! I have never been crazy about that Empire one but they made it look so good.
becka: Nice! Someone told me that it smelled like her favourite perfume but I just found out from the internet last week that it was supposed to smell like church incense. Lollin' at "mini-tramp," and the idea of dancing on one!
Jaclyn: I can't even imagine. Oh man. I would own so much stuff I don't need!
Rizie: High fives for that!
Katie: Yeah, apparently just the first run of the album was scented. I just got a cassette of it in the mail and it does smell like incense, although I remembered mine smelling different (I guess the cassette is 20+ years old now). I hope you love the perfume!
hila: Yes, exactly! And I'm probably the last person who should be saying this, but I'd love it if there were a little less nostalgia. But it sure is pretty, and I sure am a sucker for it.
Orchid Grey: Cool! That is a very nice compliment.
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