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Blogger Drama & The Importance of remaining True to Yourself by Didier Young

As I sat down to write this blog post, it dawned on me that my blog is almost at its two year anniversary. I still feel immensely blessed to be able to call this my full time job and it truly wouldn’t have been possible without all of you. What started off as a platform for me to review new food places and openings in Toronto slowly transitioned into a lifestyle blog and a place where I could share my thoughts and feelings. I remember the first time I decided to publish a personal blog post and I felt so anxious about how it would be received and you guys were so supportive through it all. However, when it came down to somewhat polarized subjects, I obviously garnered a few nods of disapproval.

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Festive Outfit and Holiday Wishes by Didier Young

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that everybody has been nice all year long and ended up getting the presents that they wanted. Now that this portion of the holiday season is over, we are finally in the finish line towards the new year. Just hold on everyone. You. Can. Do. It. While most of you are now on your Christmas break, as an freelancer my workload isn't quite fully done yet and my days are still somewhat busy. As such, I find myself requiring an outfit that will translate well from day to night and that is end-of-year party appropriate.

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Comme Des Garçons by Didier Young

I remember there was a time when I would be awaiting fashion week eagerly, hoping to see a fresh new take on the classics from the designers worldwide. Unfortunately, it seems that season after season, the general level of creativity going into fashion design has diminished greatly and we are now left with a certain fashion ennui. Of course, I am not referring to the J.Crew and Club Monaco of this world but rather to bigger fashion houses that created revolutions of their own. 

 

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Blogger life by Didier Young

June 2016. I packed my bags and left for Scandinavia. After nine days in Stockholm and Copenhagen, I had an epiphany, a revelation of shorts. I realized that I was not happy doing what I was doing and that I needed a change. Thus began my career as a full time blogger. Was it everything I thought it would be? Above and beyond. Was it as much of a breeze as everyone thinks it is? Absolutely not.

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City of Stars by Didier Young

City of Stars, Are you shining just for me? Those few words, lyrics to La La Land’s City of Stars, have been stuck in my head ever since I saw the movie last week.  After winning a record breaking seven Golden Globes this year, the movie is a front running to amass even more gold at the 89th Academy Awards to be held on February 26th. The movie has been a critical and commercial success so far and has been applauded for its revival of the old Hollywood musical genre. It is a story of passion, love and the love for the things you are passionate about. La La Land is a movie about dreamers, made for dreamers, in a time of uncertainty in the world. It is a reflection of what we hold dearest to us and the sacrifices we incur when we strive to reach for our dreams. More than anything, It is a piece that seems airy on the outside but acts as a reflection piece on our own lives.

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Overcoat by Didier Young

December is upon us and that marks one thing: winter is here. The frozen season can be a source of many joys including hot chocolates for children of every age, mulled wine for children above the legal drinking age, sleigh rides in the snow and lots of shopping for the ones we love. Winter is also the harbinger of something else. It is the vehicle for snow storms and sub zero temperatures in Canada. While it might be lovely to look outside your winter while you’re cozying up next to your fire place, stepping outside is a whole other story. Thankfully, the market abounds of nice coats to keep us warm.

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Aubergine by Didier Young

Roses are red, my favourite colour is blue. Purple is an intermediate between the two. The colour purple may refer to multiple things: It could be a reference to a movie featuring Whoopie Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey, a symbol of royalty or in today’s case, it could simply be the colour of my whole outfit. The specific shade we are looking at is aubergine, a fancy word of eggplant or simply how you say it in french. 

 

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Fall Beach Look by Didier Young

Ever since moving to Toronto in 2009, I have been subjected to some irregular weather patterns. While it usually gets scorching hot around August/ September and gets the coldest in February/ March, the months in between can be somewhat erratic. However, it is common consensus that in November, all the trees burn crimson and the temperature gets close to zero degrees celsius. Imagine my surprise when my weather app indicated 12 degrees this past weekend. Instead of complaining about it, I decided to make a small trip to the beach before the beginning of winter.

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