Thursday, January 31, 2008

Because I Love to Shop

So there is so much to buy and so little money that I have so I've decided to find new and creative ways to make more money.

That's like the best story EVER!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Being a Newbie Sucks

So Fashion Week in NY is upon us and there are sooo many parties to attend but unfortunately, I am VERY NEW to this city, as in like 3 weeks and I still don't have too many hook ups. Actually I have a MAJOR hook up but sometimes people don't want to help so oh well.

However, my lovely Aiko has put me on the list for the party on Sunday which will be totally dope and which NY Mag has deemed as one of  "the" parties to be at this week. She is also getting me into the Karen Walker fashion show, if I can only just squeeze out of work b/c this is a MUST!!

Party that I would give my right arm to attend...Alexander Wang after-party at the Annex. Party I would give my right arm to attend...Chloe Sevigny/Opening Ceremony's at Webster Hall. I'm thinking I may chat up my buds at the story the store. 

I have contacted everyone I think can help and hopefully things will pan out. Being new sucks!!! Well at least I can use this opportunity to network my PR ass off!! Now the hard part...deciding what to wear to all these fashionable parties!!! 

Know you were all wishing you were here with me watching the city fill up with 5'10" amazonian, gorgeous models!!!!! xoxoxoxo 

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sometimes I Want to Gauge My Eye Out

Does anyone else here know how it feels to call about 40 journalists in about 4 hours and have 99% of them tell you that:

a) they're on a deadline and can't talk (which I'm sure is true)
b) they're not interested even though I haven't even told them what
c) to email them which I already did
d) hang up as soon as I say public relations

Hey man, I'm just trying to do my job just like they are trying to do theirs. Actually, I am trying to HELP them do theirs by giving them a story idea in their beat!! GOD!!!

Um, new found love, I had to change since my Barney's boots have yet to go on sale. These are a beaut and they fit so well. I had a pair of riding boots in grade 9 that I wore with my kilt that I begged my parents to buy me...this is an homage to them. Um, I can't handle this place, everytime you finally buy something you want, you turn around and theres something new you want. I may eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and ramen the whole time I live here, beware I may lose weight but I'll look fine with all my new duds!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Self Realization?

So last night I was with a friend who had asked me a couple of days before if I had heard of this musician/harpist who's name escapes me right now. I asked last night why since I had no clue who she was. Her response, "because she's playing at my fashion show and it's some lame-ass hipster shit that I thought you'd like."

Um, is this true? Am I what I hate? I mean yes, I am a pretentious fuck. I do think all is lame and I do hate all parties, clubs and especially the way people dress but that's how I've been all my life. It has nothing to do with what is cool or in, I've always been a bitter, cynical, miserable bitch-that's part of my charm.

Oh dear, I think I must go reassess my life and my values, including those I am attracted to. This is hard for me to believe right now.

Side note, go to Wikipedia and search Metric, this is my favourite Wikipedia entry ever for obviously reasons! Long live Emily!! I wish everyone were farmers and knew how to grow sweet potatoes.

Friday, January 25, 2008

I'm So Cliche

I just said one of the most retarded things I've ever said in my life as I was talking to my cousin about finding a hairdresser in New York as I've just cut 9" off my hair in December.

"I rather have a hairdresser that does rockstar cuts as opposed to hipster cuts."

"That's a fine line Janet."

I am so cheesey I want to gauge out my eye with my pen!! Um, I still need to find a winter coat, I've had one on hold at CM for like a week now but I keep thinking there's something better out there and I will not succumb to the Mackage!

Updates on my life:
  • I have found a wing-woman/girlfriend in this HUGE city so my NYE resolution is going to be fully in effect ASAP.
  • I have become an indecisive crazy.
  • I have already sworn off alcohol twice since moving.
  • My tonsilitis cured without the need for antibiotics.
  • I have cooked, twice.

Have a great weekend, I know I will!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Practice Moderation - Correction

So another story of another famous actor pass away due to a "suspected" overdose. Another so lost, another talented actor taken away from us too soon. When you have the whole world in your hands, I guess it's hard to fight all the evils, bad and poison in the world.

Weird how it keeps happening. For some reason every couple of years young Hollywood goes nuts, then something tragic happens, chills out for a bit, then goes nuts again. Guess Heath is the token for our generation, like River Phoenix was for the one before us. Hope all the others, especially the "IT" girls, Winehouse, et. al. will use this as a lesson.

I don't preach but let's practice moderation. Do what you want, when you want but realize the consequences and implications. All I have to say is poor Matilda and Michelle. He was born in year. RIP.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Let's All Make Ourselves Better

So instead of posting about the innane and superficial I have decided to post about something that I have cared about for a while now. It truly amazes me how many people still have not heard about Darfur even though the conflict has been going on since 2003.

It is often touted as the world's largest humanitarian crisis of our generation and in the past year, I have met over 10 people who have never even heard of Darfur. If I would ask everyone, I'm sure that number would grow. What's surprising to me is that half of these 10 were in PR as I am and the whole point of PR is to know the news so this is absolutely astonishing to me. How does this happen? How can our generation be so self-consumed and uncaring?

Our generation is probably the most f*cked up and the most cynical (myself as a prime example) who have this sense of entitlement. Let's try to educate ourselves, just educating is making a difference because when you know, you teach.

That's my thought for the day, for once it's hopeful and optimistic.


Every Little Girl's Dream...Well At Least Mine

So Chloe Sevigny, the role model and hipster goddess that every little girl in Williamsburg, Shore Ditch/Hackney and Queen West/Parkdale has been appointed the new "style advisor" of U.K. Elle. Um...what the fuck is a "style advisor?" Oh maybe that means that she really has no journalistic talent (besides doing an internship when she was like 17) so she can't really be an fashion editor or director, OR maybe Elle is just trying to market to a different demographic????
Not too sure how I feel about this. I mean: she's pretty risky and unpredictable when it comes to her fashion choices, she did start off MAJOR trends but really? I mean they invented this job and would never have done so if she wasn't this famous "hipster it girl." Trust me, I love Chloe Sevigny, I think she's AHMAZING, seriously I do. I love her style, her choices, the fact that she was picked off the street for an internship, her knowledge of the history of fashion, the fact that she was a creative director for Imitation of Christ, etc. Guess I'm just bitter b/c it's not like they would ever invent a role for us common folk.

Oh well, it could've been worse, they could've chosen dumbass Sienna Miller who 90% of the time has heinous fashion choices. Plus, Chloe's bro does own the most impossible places to get into in NY...Beatrice Inn...where all the hipsters go to be ironic, cool and high. All the hipsters in the world will be cheering their Red Stripes while wearing their jazz shoes and RayBans.
I kid, good for Elle, move in the right direction. Hopefully it'll pick up their lackluster (IMO) magazine!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Patience is a Virtue

So as everyone knows, my love of shoes is unconditional. I mean I love bags, jeans, etc. but I REALLY love shoes. From the time I was a little tot, I would prance around in my mother's shoes dreaming of the day I could fit into them. I even used to watch Who's the Boss and Kids Inc. to see the shoes that Sam and Stacy were wearing. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE shoes.

So today was my first real shopping day back in NY. Since I had first seen the flyer for the Opening Ceremony sale I have been talking about my black Acne pumps, the ones I've loved since my first trip to NY back on Canada Day long weekend in July. At that time they were $400 and I couldn't justify buying black pumps for that much so I said screw it. I went back to NY the next week and went back to the store, still no sale. I longingly fingered them but resisted the temptation. Skip ahead to Labour Day weekend, still no sale which I found odd since there was only a 5 left meaning obviously, no one fit into them. So instead I buy a pair of grey, rubber heels...don't ask. Skip forward even more to October when I first moved here, no sale still (this is about 3.5 months now) and then back in November, still no sale. 

So then I get rudely deported and while I'm in T.O. I am dreaming about these shoes. So I figure, totally a spring/summer line gotta be onsale online. Check ShopBop, check Acne website, google search...nada. All I can find is a post that some girl did about them on her blog. So I was sad and mortified but getting over it and giving up after 6 months.

But then, I get back into NY and the first thing I see is the flyer!! So talking to my cubical neighbour all week about these shoes b/c I had to wait to get paid on Friday, I finally go today to the store. Obviously thinking, NO SHOT will they be there still since they were the last pair of 5's I slowly go downstairs and lo and behold are my beautiful pumps. I slowly turn them upside down and yup, size 5 and yup on sale for $210. I run to the back, rip off my boots and prance around. 3 salespeople come up to me all saying, "you're soo luck you fit into those, everyone's been wanting them but they fit no one." I proceed to tell them about my journey for these shoes and they realize, wow, that's love and passion for shoes!!!

In the words of the cute salesperson, "Girl, you're going to KILL it in those!!" Laugh all you want but seriously, I may kill it in them! 

Moral of the story, patience and persistence = GOOD, with both visa and with shoes!! This shows my passion, now if I could just harness that into more useful stuff...hmm!! Side note, everyone needs to visit Opening Ceremony, by far the best store in NY, very expensive but amazing!! Thanks CC for the referral back in July!!!

Pics to come as soon as I get my hands on a camera. FYI - this is the longest post thus far on my blog and it's about shoes...dear God that's a call for help!! Intervention or REHAB anyone?

2 Koreans, 1 Philipino and 1 Half Japanese

So last night was hilarious. After work I went to go meet my friend Aiko and her friend Mia for drinks. We started off at some random bar where the drinks were $2 for happy hour. We then moved onto Pianos, again and as always, it got packed with LAME ass people but we still obviously had fun as more people joined us. We then left Pianos with another friend of Mia's Vanessa and proceeded to Max Fish. This is where it starts to get interesting. We walk in and everyone literally stopped and stared at us. 

Me: "What the fuck is everyone staring at?"
Vanessa: "It's b/c we're Asian, the Asian fever is everywhere in NY."
Me: "Huh, I heard about this my cousin told me."
Mia: "Well it's crazy nuts here, me and Vanessa usually get mobbed."
Aiko: "Let's get the fuck out of here."

So we continue onto the Dark Room which to me is hilarious because I've been there so many times and have always thought it was called the Dark Horse because I rode a play horse in the corner (don't ask). We had hilarious laughs, stole drinks from the bartender and realized this was also lame and left to go. 

So we go to China One (remember the name b/c this will get ironic). While in the bathroom there are lame ass Jersey people in there so they start smoking and so do we. While one tries to converse with me I kind of brush him off and his friend proceeds to say, "fuck it dude, fuck this SEAWEED!!" So Mia asks, "what the fuck did you just say?" He tries to cover it up saying he said "wee wee." Oh okay, so we leave being mature rather than causing more shit. Outside we start pissing our pants because we got called an asian slur at China One. Plus, none of has ever been called a seaweed!! So then we proceeded to list off all the asian slurs we've been called:
  • Chink, Gook, Nip, etc.
  • Flat nosed chink 
  • Slanty eyes, constantly being asked if we can see or other references to eyes
  • Random people coming up to us saying Lay Ho Ma (or however you spell it)
  • And others that I can't remember, Vanessa had good ones
Funny thing is, growing up in Bolton/Castlemore/Woodbridge area I had heard these slurs very often but haven't had someone call me anything in a very long time, as in years. Their response, welcome to New York.

So, this was the events of a night out in NY with 4 asians. What a dichotomy, you have the asian fever then you have the racial slurs. Although I would never count people from Jersey to really be from New York , they're like what do you say...905ers?!!

Truly hilarious and fun. Off to shop!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


So I've decided I HATE Cashmere Mafia, what crap television. Charachters - stupid, plot line - stupid, all stupid stupid stupid!!!

Tomorrow = 2 pay cheques = SHOPPING!!! Checking out my fav. vintage stores then going up to Barney's (le sigh) to see if my boots (check 1st page of blog archives) are on sale yet. Then probably crazy Japanese tapas on St. Marks b/c I love!!

Theory sample sale on Monday...good work clothes!!

Lunch cost me $13.46 today ... fuck, shit, balls!! It's okay b/c besides shopping, probably chilling this weekend, still must detox from T.O. ironically!

Happy Janet, Life is Good!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Life is good...finally...

So today was my first day in the office after working for about 2 months from home. It was awesome, my boss and colleagues are hilarious and awesome, plus there's a company dog and that was the real reason I accepted the position. His name is Charlie and I love him. I will be busy though, media, media, media.

I love being back even though I have yet to do anything really. Yesterday went to my friend's in East Village and watched a bad movie b/c that's our "thing," to watch really shitty movies...not my choice but his. Nice and chilled and a great way to spend my first day/night back in NYC.

Fashion week is upon us, hopefully in the next 2 weeks I will meet and receive MASSIVE hookups...haha, not likely and there are also SOOO many shows coming up and I've decided to go to all even if I have no one to go with.

Shopping for roommates on craigslist, so damn competitive here. It's like writing an essay for university applications or something. I wanted to live in East Village or LES but that's not likely due to economic restraints so now looking at the sooo cliche Willyburg (shut up to all who want to make sarcastic comment about me and my likes). At least it'll be safe and I won't have to travel far for parties.

Hope everyone is as lovely and peaceful as I am!! Love the fact that I got a break, love even more the fact that I made it through 2007 and beyond!! LOVE IT!!!

Nighty night from NYC!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Back to NYC

So I'm back to NYC, was way easier than I thought. I ended up doing wayyy too much this weekend. Friday was a gong show with Deanne, Saturday was Luisa's birthday and another gong show. I ended up going to bed on Saturday night at 3:30, woke up at 6:00 am to catch my flight at 8:00 am. Landed in Ottawa from TO at 9:00 am figuring immigration would take hours but it took 30 minutes and so I was out by 9:30 with nothing to do until my 2:25 pm flight. But I'm back, and safe, with a visa and totally 100% legal. First thing I said to my cousin when I was unpacking (for like the 5th time in 4 months) was, "yes, so I wanted to do this right? I wanted to come back, I can do this." Guess I got really comfortable being back home with all my friends and family. Now I'm back to having very little friends, working PR in cut-throat PR market for probably close to 10 hours a day but I'm strong and I have faith!!! I wanted this, I NEEDED this.

So 2008 is sooooo kick-ass so far!!! I got rid of some poison, got back into New York and am ready to start my new life!!! This is going to be a good year, I can feel it. Me and Michelle have our New Years resolution in place and she's going to get er done in TO while I get er done in NY!! My 2 months in TO was the craziest bender and is more or less all a blur so I'm happy to be taking a break, a well-deserved break from the madness!! My first HUGE snow storm in NY is tomorrow, I seriously bring shitty weather with me wherever I go. Think it'll be a hoot to see the city blanketed.

I leave you with this photo, probably the real reason I wanted to move to NY, the goddamn shopping!! Maybe I can FINALLY pick up my ACNE pumps that I've been waiting to go on sale since July, they are truly lovely and beautiful. Don't be jealous!

Friday, January 11, 2008


I cannot DEAL with I seriously piss my pants laughing everyday and anxiously refresh my page with new updates. It makes me die and that's the kind of writing I want to do. Not anything deep or meaningful, just witty, sarcastic and humourous. Me loves.

My 2nd fav...the sartorialist. Honestly the pictures this guy captures are beautiful to me. Not really anything deep, just fashion and style which to me is deep and meaningful (whatever all you haters, to each their own). Everyone on there is chic, sophisticated and oh so stylish, he never gets it wrong, ever!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Wow, even though I don't really like her, this pic is near perfection. Doesn't get a 10/10 because I definitely wouldn't have put those shoes with that dress. Oh Lanvin, Lanvin, oh how I dream to wear you against my skin one day. One day it'll happen, one day. This is what I chant every night in my sleep along with Dior, Stella and Balenciaga!! A girl can dream can't she?

And life goes on

************** MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT *****************

Ms. Little One, Ms. Park, Ms. Janet, Ms. J has officially received her working visa. So step 1 is complete, step 2 is the hard part, getting across the damn border!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Flight is going to be booked for Sunday or Monday, wish me luck ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This may just be my damn break I was hoping for!!!


Monday, January 7, 2008

Let's value the art of writing...


Golden Globe Awards organizers plan to abandon the televised formal ceremony this Sunday and replace it with a press-conference announcement of the winners, according to reports Monday.

The drastic movie is in response to the Screen Actors Guild announcement that its members would not cross picket lines by the Writers Guild of America, effectively leaving the show without any stars.

Seriously people have been out of work since November 6, 2007, just over 2 months. Honestly, all they want is what they justly deserve. The arts have always been under-appreciated (I like to hyphen words).

Plus, we won't get any red carpet viewings. I was looking forward to seeing Angie and Brad sans le babies!! God, a girl can't get anything these days.

Oh how time has passed...

So one of my newest and bestest guy friends is back from his too long winter vacation in Florida. Weird because I was in New York for like 6 weeks but I missed him more in the 1.5 weeks he was gone...must've been the holiday season or maybe b/c I had more to preoccupy my time with in my fair city!!

So much has happened since he's been gone, new hair cut, new outlook on life, new everything! Yeah to being back, yeah to us partying again, yeah to us re-visiting the black hole!!! Oh yeah, and yeah to us having 2008 the year of the prowl!!!

Sunday will be a funday, we'll relive NYE since mine was so heinous!!! Welcome back buddy!!! FYI: you'll love my hair in person!

Everyone but Me

Um, I feel the urgency and the need to go back to school, to grad school. I feel as though EVERYONE has a goddamn Masters but me, I'm behind, someone help me ASAP!! I know, I know, not everyone has a Masters and I shouldn't compare myself but I feel as though I need and also desperately want. Hmmm, I really must consider this ASAP!!

Goddamn NYU and they're $25,000 a year tuition!!! NYU ruined everything for me this year!!! Just joking but not really. If I don't go back to NYC this is one of my top 3 things to do next.

Gawker has My <3

I love this website more than I love NY itself or my life and anything/one in it. Sorry, confused as to how to post links so just copy and paste.

1. So funny due to the irony this plays with myself.

2. Hilarious, just plain hilarious!


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Over it?

I don't know, I may just be trying to psyche myself out but I feel like I'm over going back to NYC or anywhere for that matter. I mean if I get to go back ... woo hoo, but if I don't, I don't know how much I care anymore. It's been such a rough ride, I'm tired and feel comfortable now. Problem is the job hunt in T.O. sucks ass, especially for my field...hmmm. London's still on my mind but even that...maybe I'm not supposed to move and this was my sign??!!!

I don't know, I don't know anything anymore. T.O.'s a bore, NY is a pain, London is expensive and far, I don't know if I even want to do PR anymore...God, indecisiveness is a bitch!!!

What I do know...I need a vacation on a beach with nothing to do but sleep, swim, tan and drink. I know I love my hair. I know that I am so done with someone it's not even funny. I know I need a home and I know that I need to be settled, ASAP!