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Friday, February 14, 2014

hot dreams

model: laura


song/artist: hot dreams/timber timbre




HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! 

i hope that all of you are having a great day. 

now,
i am going to reveal a little about myself.
 most people who know me, 
probably do not know that,
 i really love valentine's day. 
(insert gasp/shock) 

the reason most people would not know this about me, 
is because, 
i wear all black all the time. 
i am very sarcastic. 
i have a very dry 
(sometimes off putting)
 sense of humour. 
and i am always bluntly honest.
to the point of discomfort.

with all of that said. i love, LOVE! 

and to know that there is a whole day dedicated to love.... well that is just perfection. 

it is my belief, 
that valentine's day, 
should be the one day you send out
 "i love yous" 
to all the people in your life who matter most. 
being single or coupled is irrelevant. 
buying shit and making reservations at restaurants are not the theme to this holiday.
LOVE is LOVE.
it doesn't need propaganda!
 everyone in you life who matters should know that you love them.
and why not tell them today.

i would like to take this opportunity to segue into subject number 14.
 
this gorgeous creature, 
is my cousin laura. 

this post is my published valentine to you, laura... i hope you enjoy.

now, 
to those of you that have looked at my blogger profile on here,
you will see that i am a mixed girl.
 not just black. 
i am half white too. 
so, don't get any ideas that laura is my cousin through marriage or adoption. 
because she is not! 
we are blood cousins. and we are first cousins. 

as you can tell, 
by my immediately defensive tone,
the general population has a hard time understanding the reality of a mixed kid (me!) 

anywho, 
this little nugget of a human, 
is my favourite. 
she is my partner in crime, in life and in love! 

growing up we never met.
(family bullshit)
we met for the first time in 2009.
as adults.
which in hindsight was probably the best thing for both of us.

laura had gone out to california, to visit one of our uncle's 
(i had also made this trip, a few years prior to her's) 
upon his encouragement, laura reached out to me.
we organized a meet.  
and in march of 2009 we became inseparable. 
we even got matching tattoos.

thank you uncle david for bringing us together. 

laura is a true beauty.
 not just her outsides. but her insides too. 

laura has zero social media 
(which is very commendable IMHO). 
laura does not enjoy being put on display for the masses.
she is.... a "private party" kind of gal. 
an exclusive experience. 

because of this, 
i try,
 to rarely ask her to pose for me. 
because i know she does not really enjoy it. 
but she will do it for me. 
which is true love. 

i am sooo happy that she agreed to participate in this series. 
because her fashion sense is out of this world! 
she, like karen, has a true fashion sense. 
and always does her own thing. 
not what is trendy or cool in the moment. 

laura is a women who can do it all. 
she is very creative in a multitude of things. 
she can have a deep existential conversation and with ease transition to a simple surface conversation. which is a rare ability.
she always has a book in her possession. 
and she is a musical savant! 
seriously. 
her music knowledge is so respectable.

laura is my best friend. 
she has been with me through some of the hardest decisions and situations in my life. 
 she has sat across from me at a wide range of bars helping me through 
break ups, 
job losses, 
and 
bad fashion decisions since 2009. 

her post,
for this series,
is the only one that i knew i wanted to feature on this day. 
she is my valentine. 

so, without further talk... here is my little laura.

i love you kid. 

bye for now
marla

ps.- today's music post was sent to me by laura weeks ago. 
i also knew i wanted to post this song with her feature. 

i have included the video at the very bottom because visually it is soooo stunning. 
enjoy it!


q&a 
(1.) do you love or loathe winter?
a: well, uh considering i am a canadian girl and was born in the dead of winter... i fuckin' love winter.

(2.) what is your favourite item you are wearing right now? and why?
a: uhhh.. i do have an affinity for the australian label, 
not to get too fashion-y right now, 
but uh i do have a affinity for many australian labels, 
one especially being 
one teaspoon. 
and this is a little one teaspoon romper. 
i try to live in it as much as possible. 
it is great for layering, 
it's comfy it makes me look like i have no bum (chuckles).

(3.) what is your zodiac sign?
a: my zodiac sign.... i' m an aquarian. 
aka the best sign.

(4.) describe your style in three words...
a: "i please myself"
spontaneous, comfortable and a bit of sexiness in there as well.

 ad-lib... favourite winter activity?
a: drinking whiskey, in my underwear, in my bed, watching hockey.


the "hot dreams" by timber timbre vid.



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