Les Beaux Arts

a collection of things that inspire me and i love.

But, Honestly I'm just another boring suburban socialite

upstream.dreams: Manitoba aka don't touch the steering wheel


Helllooooo again

After spending a night out on the town in Winnipeg with none other than the lovely Jamie Flegg (who just released an album Life Science - go buy it NOW its awesome) - I am now in the good old province of Saskatchewan in a town called Yorkton. It’s alright - I mean it has a…



..mixed with other flowers in a bouquet



peonies bouquet..


pink peonies centre piece


white peonies centre piece

i love peonies..

Vancouver riots’ ‘Kissing Couple’ hires PR firm

Everyone has seen the picture.


In the midst of the riots which resulted from the Canucks loosing the Stanley Cup to the Bruins, a couple has an intimate moment.

Now, the Vancouver riots kissing couple is hoping to cash in on their iconic photo, Australian Scott Jones and his Canadian girlfriend, Alexandra Thomas have hired Australian PR firm Markson Spark in pursuit of interviews and endorsements and handle job opportunities for Jones, an actor and standup comedian.

The couple has already been on the NBC Today show and Daybreak, a British television breakfast show.

Markson Spark is Australia’s premier publicity, celebrity management and events organisation since 1982.


Christian Louboutin: ARTH 100


Christian Louboutin, the famed shoe designer known for the red soles on his footwear took an interesting approach for his fall 2011 look book.

Louboutin, along with photographer, Peter Lippman, took the notion that fashion is like art to a very literal level.

To showcase Louboutin’s fall line, his shoes are integrated into classical portraitures including the famous Whistler’s Mother.


Truthfully I think this collection isn’t his best (plz refer to the heinous shoe resting in Whistler’s Mother’s lap.) Nevertheless it’s a cool idea and I love any attempt to bring art into the mainstream.

I wonder if this would be considered plagiarism, considering Louboutin’s fall 2011 look book “used” classical portraits to show case his footwear. I wrote a paper when I was studying at Queen’s about whether one could be charged with plagiarism when it comes to art, since most artists find “inspiration” in other artists work for their own. I think this look-book could cause quite a debate.. what do you think?


Business casual…

i cannot wait to start dressing for my future PR internship…



I am absolutely obsessed with everything Club Monaco has in their store… good thing students get 20 per cent off!!

Photo cred: Club Monaco

H & M + Versace


H & M is known for their collaborations with high-end designers and their up-coming partnership is very exciting for a broke wanna-be fasionista like me.

H & M has announced that Ms. Dontatella Versace herself has designed an exclusive collection for men, women and home for H & M’s Fall season. 

According to a press release published by H & M, “The exclusive collection will look back to the vibrant heritage of the brand, full of leather, print, color and exuberance in exclusive materials at fantastic H&M prices.”

The collection becomes available on Nov. 17 in selected stores and online.

This is a great opportunity for  Versace  to introduce their high-end brand to shoppers who would normally not be able to afford to the luxurious company’s clothing (like me.)

Ms. Versace herself debuted one of the dresses from the Versace for H&M collection at the Versace men’s fashion show in Milan on June 20.



Lady Gaga the next Zuckerberg?


Lady Gaga can be seen as the social media queen, with over 10 million followers on Twitter and more then 39 million “likes” on her facebook page. Ms. Gaga rules the social media world.

Lady Gaga or Mother Monster as her fans call her has plans to be involved in the development side of the social networking world. Mother Monster along with Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, will be investing in Backplane, a social network for celebrities.

Backplane was founded by Lady Gaga’s manger, Troy Carter. The premise of Backplane is a, “”blend technology and entertainment and plans to provide a venue for online communities by combining brands’ various social media presences into one platform.”
The Google executive’s investment fund, Tommorow Ventures is leading the first investment round which has brought in over $ 1 million.

Ms. Gaga is said to hold a 20 per cent stake in the company; Backplane is launching this month.


Starting a new job in PR?! Here are tips from PR pros

After spending so much time preparing for the past two interviews I had, I found myself asking a lot of question like, “what’s it going be like at my first (well technically second) PR internship.”   


I found this great article which, asks 7 PR experts ‘What is the single most important thing you will say to a person starting a new job in PR?’

What a great resource for someone like me whose about to embark on her first PR job!
Reading over the article there was a lot of great information but, Jody Koehler advice really stood out to me.

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Tweets from the President


Even though U.S. President Barack Obama’s twitter account @BrackObama has been active since 2007, its been discovered that the President’s staff, not the President himself was tweeting from the account.

The @BrackObama twitter account was initiated for the President’s campaign for office.
The President has confessed to a group of Chinese students in a visit to Shanghai, that, “I have never used Twitter. My thumbs are too clumsy to type in things on the phone.”
That changed in 2010 when the President Tweeted for the first time in support of the @RedCross account.

Its been reported that President Barack Obama will start regularly tweeting from his official Twitter account. The President will be signing tweets of his own “-BO.”
It’s very likely that tweets from the President will cause extreme enthusiasm (and retweets) from his supporters.

The President who has 8,713,864 followers tweeted yesterday in honour of Father’s day.