Friday, December 31, 2010

Rant

You know what really bothers me? The term 'real woman' (as used to compliment a fuller figured woman)
As much as I appreciate the kindness and compliment behind the term I feel it's distasteful.
I mean, what makes a 'real' woman? I don't see how anyone who is a size 0 is any less woman them I am.
I don't even think our biological gender defines us as man or woman perse..It's our soul, our heart, our mind..Not what bra size we wear..
I was thinking about this the other day because I have friends within the transgendered* community and they are just as much (if not more) woman then I am. They were just born in the wrong body.
The beauty of woman is our diversity, we come in all different shapes and sizes and we are all beautiful.

Us bigger woman receive a lot of abuse and pressure, we have been labelled as 'unattractive' by the media for years, thus influencing people's perception of beauty. But I don't feel it gives us the right to disrespect woman who are of small built. Bear in mind, they are often criticized as well. Being called a 'twig' or told to 'eat a sandwich' is just as hurtful..Truthfully there will never be such a thing (to the media) as 'the perfect woman' as they enjoy nitpicking at others way to much because they are often insecure themselves. (plus gossip sells)

Beauty truly IS in the eye of the beholder. And every woman out there, big or small, is a Goddess is someones eyes.





(*for those confused between transgender and transvestite terms, a transgendered person is someone who was born in the wrong body and decides to live the life of the opposite sex permenantly, often transforming their body with surgical procedures and by taking hormones, therefor becoming the person they always were on the inside. A transvestite or cross dresser is someone who likes to impersonate the opposite sex but doesn't live as the opposite sex. They are fabulous beings. Transgendered people or Transvestites can be Straight, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual, you name it...)

I know there will be some people reading this who have different views then I do and disagree with my post, which is perfectly fine, I'd hate for everyone to agree with everything I say..

Dear 2010

What a year it has been, full of up's and downs. I'm looking forward to see what the new year will bring..

A list of the stuff we did in 2010
-We decided to leave Montreal and move to Vancouver
-I modelled for the cover of one of my favorite magazines, Secret, it was my first cover and I was so proud!
-I modelled for the 2010 Polymorphe Latex catalogue, which was an incredible honor. Such an amazing team of people.
-We drove across the country on a huge Canada road trip. It was magical seeing the landscapes change each province.
-We gawked at the majestic mountains in the BC rockies
-I met my in-laws in 'the flesh' for the first time.
-We settled in our new condo in Vancouver
-We got into a car crash
-We almost went bankrupt only to pull ourselves out and come back stronger
-I started a new daytime Cosmetician/Make Up Artist job to pay the bills
-I started shooting with local photographers who soon became good friends (Shimona, David and Jenny)
-I realized that Vancouver is kind of overrated and boring


So that was pretty much it for me.

Let's raise our glasses to a happy and healthy 2011

Happy New Year to all of you!

Love,

K.D

Friday, December 24, 2010


































Wishing everyone Happy Holidays.
May all your dreams come true in the new year.


Love,
K.D

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dear woman all over the world, big OR small..

Start a revolution..STOP hating your body...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New pictures by Shimona Henry

Some photo's I recently shot with my girl Shimona Henry (pinupperfection.com) at the Biltmore Cabaret.
Wardrobe was provided by Deadly Couture (Vancouver). Make Up, Styling etc by myself.





RuPaul's Drag Race season 3!

I'm SO exited for the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race!
I love my 'queens' and and I love this show. (Nina Flowers froms season 1 is my hero)

FIERCE!!!


Gentlemen start your engines, and may the best WOMAN win!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Night portraits

Here are some new shoots from my shoot with David Denofreo.

This shoot was super casual, no dressing up, no studio lights, no props..We just used the streets of Granville.

Here are the results:

































Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vacation

I've been absolutely DYING for a vacation lately...

I'm hoping to make it to Jamaica in the new year..

Reggae music and Jerk chicken on the beach? Yes please!




Mother of London rip-off

So sad and pathetic.

Mother of London is such an amazing designer (as well as person) it's a shame to see that what she works for so hard has been so cheaply ripped off...Not to mention Will Smith needs to fire this stylist for making his daughter look horrid...I mean WTF?!

http://www.stylenoir.co.uk/blog/index.php/mother-of-london-ripped-off-by-willow-smiths-stylist/

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Machete

I'm super mad at myself because I STILL have yet to see Machete...


All bruised up

So I hot hit (hard) by a cyclist yesterday while crossing the street (it was my light)

Dude came racing through red light and hit me and then yelled at ME (wtf?!)

Total jerkface! Karma will bite you in the ass!


I'm super bruised up and sore:(

Monday, November 15, 2010

Plus size friendly clothing that doesn't resemble a potato sack

Being a big girl and a fatsionista I often get emails from girls asking where I buy my clothes..Because let's, let's face it, it hard to find cute/sexy/classy plus size clothing that isn't:

A: a baggy tunic shirt
B: some unflattering moomoo dress
C: ugly pants with an elastic waist
D: all of the above...*sad face*

I find most plus size clothing stores extremely disappointing and often find they give a
you must cover everything up kinda message..Thanks but no thanks..Style is wearing something that makes YOU feel good and beautiful. Its all about attitude and confidence!

The list below is of places I frequently shop at (online) and who I highly recommend, all are plus size friendly.


Pin Up Girl clothing (upto 2XL)
Mode Merr (upto 3XL)
Unique Vintage (select items upto 2XL)
Stop Staring clothing (upto 3XL)
Chic Star (some cute finds on there, carries upto a size 28)
Whirling Turban (custom sized Pin Up and Vintage style wedding dresses)


More to be added soon..

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Brains + The Hypnophonics show @ The Fairview...

Had such a great time at the show last night and it was amazing to see some of my Montreal friends...I was so eager to leave Montreal but now that I'm gone I do miss the city and certainly my friends over there...
If you live in Canada make such to catch these guys on tour!


As for today, I just got back from shooting with Shimona Henry (of pinupperfection.com)
Tons of fun as usual and we were joined by Burgundy Brixx and Maila Harlow:)
Sore + tired!

Sons of Anarchy + pizza tonight!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rant

So I've pretty much come to the conclusion that Twitter us a completely pointless piece of crap...

Account deleted...

A quick note

I would just like to point out that my husband (Jerry) is THE BEST EVER.
I just got home to find that he had surprise purchased the bathroom cabinetry I've wanted FOREVER, plus a bunch of pretty bathroom accessories (candles, new bathmat, soapsdish etc).

I'm so thrilled, I've wanted to finish up our bathroom forever but it for some reason always got put on hold..

It feels SO good to have somewhere to display my perfume bottles and stuff..


Yay:) I'm a happy wifey.



Friday, November 12, 2010

Rant

This





















should have NEVER happened..


I love how this Coyote Ugly/Showgirls/Moulin Rouge bastard child will now create swarms of 14 years olds wanting to do Burlesque without having a clue who the following ladies are:




































Day off

So the husband and I had a day off together yesterday (which we don't get often) and decided to do one of our favorite things, go to Homesense and snoop for stuff for the house..This is one of our favorite past times to do and since we recently moved into a new condo it at least gave us an excuse. I'm a total fanantic when it comes to home/interior design and I will be the first to admit to my guilty pleasure of watching HGTV design shows. I'm pretty sure I missed my calling as an interior decorater. (I went to become a make up artist instead)
Sadly enough we left empty handed this time as nothing tickled our fancy so we went home and watched back to back episodes of Sons of Anarchy (win)

Tomorrow I have an early day as I'm meeting with Jenni from Deadly Couture to put together an outfit for Sunday's photoshoot with one of my favorite girly photographers miss Shimona Henry of Pinupperfection.com
Shimona and I instantly hit it off the first time we worked together and this will be our 3rd shoot, we will be joined by Vancouver's queen of sass and Burly-q miss Burgundy Brixx and the beautiful Maily Harlow...
Can I say 'trouble'?

Saturday night I'll be heading to the Fairview Pub on W Broadway to see some dear friends from Montreal who will be playing a show, The Hypnophonic and The Brains..

Perfect for this season (or any season really)

If you love the scent of comforting winter and fall baked goodies then you'll love Philosophy's 'The Gingerbread Man' body scrub..


I fell crazy in love with Philosophy's products about 4 years ago and this scrub has been among one of my all time favorite things to treat myself with...It's so comforting and leaves your skin soft and smooth, plus you'll smell like a cookie...NOM!




http://www.philosophy.com/

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New blog

So I haven't done this (blogging) since forever but I figured it would be a good way for me to share my thoughts, tips and tricks and ramblings (mostly just rambling)
Keep checking this space!



K.D
kerosenedeluxe.com