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Trouble in London by Didier Young

Something rather unpleasant happened to me on my way to London: I found out that I had lost my PR card. For those unaccustomed with the term, a permanent residence card allows me to remain permanently in Canada and is the one piece of government issued identification that also allows me to re enter the country as I please. Needless to say that when I found out that I had lost it, I became a nervous wreck on the brink of tears.

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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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Travel Wear by Didier Young

Travelling. When you are a blogger or insta-blogger with the slightest interest in fashion, that word usually evokes images of pretty sceneries where you get to be the model of your own editorial. When it comes to travelling, bloggers tend to spend weeks (if not months) prior simply securing fashion partnerships, doing pulls of clothing that is yet to hit the shelves and going on whirlwind shopping trips to find the perfect outfit for the perfect location. However, the journey to those utopian locations sometimes require a plane ride or two. Those are the moments when we shed away our glamorous garbs in favour of comfortable coats like everyone else. 

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Personal Style by Didier Young

As shocking as it may sound, my wardrobe is composed mostly of minimal pieces in solid colours. What is that you say? You’re not surprised? Ok, I’m not either. Like everyone out there, it took me some time to find a style that fit me and defined me as a person. I went through the stage where I had the Dawson’s Creek hairstyle (those photos have since then been destroyed), worn chinos in an array of colours that would make a unicorn nauseous and I have worn bowties paired with suspenders. Unsurprisingly, those outfits were inspired by things that interested me at the time: a television show about a group of friends, others with Japanese cartoon characters and yet another one featuring nerd chic. Yes, I watch far too much television but my point here is that everyone is influenced by the environment they are subjected to.

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