Tuesday, 30 April 2013

You Just Keep Shining On And On Through My Time








More shots coming at you from what I did with Paulina!
I am still in love with the efffects that light can have. 
These shots were the first few that we took.
What basically happened was that I moved when I was supposed to be 'rock steady' still, I had to remind myself that I was wearing a super duper short item. 
This resulted in my looking like a two headed, four limbed mythical creature
The real topic of this post should however be the amazing live version of Words You Shouldn't Believe by Nell.
Those guitar riffy things (ohh, I know my guitar terminology is far too technical) had me reminding myself that only fishes should have gaping mouth holes....Like is this for real? How can this much flawlessness be live? How are his vocal chords to versatile, seriously? but the real question is How can it be so far away from me?
I know that alot of people feel that the future of music is something that can't even be thought of cheerily as a future, to them I say stop listening to North American English music.
Heck, turn off the top fourty and find some underground.
When it comes to my own music listening adventures I try and apply a rule (not really, more a statement) off thumb. 
Struggle breeds amazingness; there is a reason that necessity is the mother of innovation.
That and "Mo money more problems". 
With that I am off to sleep, hopefully this time I can dream of something other than integrals.
Bijoux,
Akoyi

PS - Take a listen to this boat load of deepness!


(Lyrics can be found here)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

RUDY BOIS


When you hear the words young fashion designer, one will implicitly begin to think of dramatic origins stemming from cities such as Paris, London and New York. The world of fashion, as seen from the accolades given and news stories fawned over, rarely seems to have designers who embark on their journey from different places.
Enter Rudy Bois.
As a  young Canadian designer, at twenty four, he believes borders should not be viewed as boundaries when it comes to achieving your dreams.




Sunday, 14 April 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim Wants You To....





Even though I am not 100% with him on the slut part I find this hilarious!
Just like the eponymous Comme des F*ckdowns logo by Comme des Garcons that seems to have been pasted on EVERYTHING! the message of calming down is one that I feel more people need to listen to, becuase at the end of the day, you're still alive. 

Friday, 12 April 2013

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it,” - Mark Twain


I've spent two days trying to think of something to say.





As you can probably tell I have nothing to say; or I suppose I should say nothing that will change your world view in anyway.
So let me tell you how this shoot came to be.




After I worked with Paulina in the fall, the results were so good that I itched for another opportunity to work with her. 
The second time around she wanted an environment in which we could play with light. To be quite very frank with you, all the photos that I had previously taken were one off deals. A tentative agreement between friends who had better cameras than I do, to fool around for a bit. 
This time however I was pushed out of my comfort zone; which is good as that is the whole reason I started a personal blog, but bad at the same time because I was taking up the responsibility of acting as model.
No take backs.









I think that this is very hard as I tend to be the kind of person who is okay of leaving my comfort zone; as long as it's on my own terms.
But the moment we began I relaxed and all the pressure was gone.
I fell in love with the idea of light as it created an atmosphere I rarely felt (?)
Plus Paulina is armed with the best playlist evah! 
Her mix of American rap and G Dragon had me feeling like a swaggy thing (oh yes! I went there SWAAGGGYY, props to the Beebs y'all)
Anywhoo, after singing "One of A Kind" a few times, who wouldn't be like 
"LET'S DO THIS!!" (Bahaha I lie! I was like hellloooooooo the whole time)
More to come later....
XX
Akoyi
PS: HAPPY FRIDAY!!
 Go listen to Loooveeeeee Song by Rihanna ft. Future, and tell someone you Looovveeee them. 
Seriously.