Summer in Canada this year is totally not what I have expected it would be. The heat and the humidity is unbearable and as soon as I leave my place, sweats start to drip down my face. Having been born in Indonesia, you would think that I would be able to tolerate the heat, but no. Compared to Indonesia, the summer here is nothing. In Indonesia, it’s hotter and more humid and at times the temperature could go up to 40°C.
I’ll be the first to admit that every now and then I like some me time, especially in the midst of busy schedules and being sick. A week after my parents left, my body decided to weakened–and as a result, I came down with a cold. It has been a torturous week, but I’m glad to say that I’m all better now.
Sometimes, good things come to those who wait, but the other times, they come in a spur of a moment. Like the latter, this photo shoot was unplanned, however, the photos turned out great and that we had a great time during the shoot. To be honest, this was actually my first time shooting with Gabriel, so I didn’t know what to expect. The first 10 minutes was more of a trial as I was trying to figure out his style and features. Once I figured it out everything was smooth sailing from there on. I told him what I was looking for, in terms of style and pose––by the time we started shooting, he delivered what I asked for. All in all, it was a great shoot and a quick one at that.
Linen is probably one of the most sought after fabrics, especially in the summer, simply because the material is light, breathable and somewhat cooling. Let’s be honest, many clothing with linen fabric end up being kind of sloppy, in terms of cut and how it sits on your body. Gosh, I can’t even remember how long it has been since I last wore linen anything. This summer, I have decided to give it another try –and boy, little did I know, I ended up kind of loving it. The linen shirt seen in the photo was actually a gift from my dad. My parents recently came for a visit and they brought so many goodies–this being one of them. Before I committed fully to this look, I gave this shirt a try and I actually styled it with different bottoms just to see which one worked the best. The fact that it’s slightly oversized and that it’s in grey worked out in my favour. I could now pair this shirt with my new Zara silver sneakers.
This is probably the most casual I’ve ever looked and that’s because I don’t wear tank top unless I’m going to the gym or at home. Some people may rock the tank top look effortlessly, but that’s not me. The reason that I wore this tank top was because my family and I were going to Centre Island and it was boiling hot that day too. I thought it would be cool to wear something different and super casual for a change – and so I did! I accessorized this look with a black bandana that I tied around my wrist and on the other wrist I wore gold Diesel watch and a gold bracelet from Gilt. For the bottom half of this look, I wore my cropped Zara jeans.