Finally, it’s here!

The Toronto based creator and fashion icon Dani Roche along with her talented friends, Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo, have created an ultimate selfie station (click the link to watch the video!) at Scarborough Town Centre to celebrate Zara’s grand opening. The fluffy pink wall, odd colorful shapes, the carnival mirrors, and the whole creation, was just everything we’ve been waiting for.

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Although we’ve been long-time admirers of Kastor & Pollux‘s work, this installation motivated us even further. They started off as a blog of two, like us, and have attracted so many talented contributors to become the digital and experiences agency they are today. It made us realize, dreams do come true, and as long as you put your heart into what you love, people will follow.

IMG_0585Yico: Mustard is my new favourite colour, I just feel that this top goes perfectly with my purple hair (Yes, I dyed my hair purple recently and love it!). The material is velvet so it’s absolutely soft and comfy. It gives an effortless look as both of the sleeves and collar are a bit wider. I do not usually wear jeans because I have a massive collection of skirts/dresses, but this pair is a must-have! It’s a relaxed fit, and the light wash highlights the uneven cut. This little stylish detail will make a huge difference to rock your outfit. The round hair clip is from H&M, and such a simple accessory definitely elevates the whole look. 

IMG_0586 Yu: Mom-jeans are BACK. And it’s about time. Although I do favour skinny jeans since I’m pretty short and anything baggy makes me look even shorter, I thought I’d change things up a little. These black jeans are now my closet essential, but I’m still on the hunt for a pair of mom-jeans in the perfect shade of blue. The green cropped sweater is thrifted at Value Village, and it was love at first sight ♥ It gives the sporty touch that’s right on trend, but also gives off a street feel.

As of now, we are still searching for our style as Rhapsody Monday (you may see that we’ve evolved a bit from our past posts). But we hope to deliver more and more inspiring posts, so that one day, we can inspire you just like Kastor & Pollux inspired us.

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 ♥ What we are wearing ♥

→ Yu ←

Cap: Tommy Hilfiger

Cropped Sweater: Thrifted

Mom-jeans: Topshop

Sneakers: Vans Old Skool

 → Yico ←

Top: Haco Studio

Sneakers: Adidas Original

Uneven Jeans: Urban Outfitters (Similar)

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Hello, lovelies! This week, we visited the Sunday Antique Market in hopes to find some vintage goods. The Sunday Market is a weekly antiques and collectable show and sale that takes place every Sunday near the St. Lawrence Market, Toronto. It is where all the savvy collectors come for those ‘one-of-a-kind’ finds.

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You may think that it is one of those touristy location with over-priced items, but that is not the case. If you look hard enough, you will for sure be able to find things that are rare and at a good value. As a trick that we used, is to try the vendors outside of the building, because they may have similar items to the inside vendors, but they will offer you a way better deal.

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Also, be ready to spend the whole Sunday afternoon at the market, because you may have to shift through all the junks to find the goodies that you’re looking for. The more earlier you go, the better stuffs you will find! It opens at 7:00AM every Sunday morning and closes at 5:00PM.

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Lastly as a quick reminder, be careful with your belongings when you are in this marketplace! This place can be very cluttered with people, and it can be very easy for thefts pick-pocketing while you gazing at all the amazing stuff.

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As the spring is fast approaching in Toronto, we decided to take a stroll around in the downtown area to grab some coffee and spend our Sunday afternoon (sorry it wasn’t a Monday!) with one of our good friends. We stopped by Tandem Coffee located in Corktown on King St., a coffee shop filled with unique and subtle interiors. We definitely want to do another post to include details of our experiences featuring many other coffee shops in downtown Toronto.

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Yu: I got way too excited when this skirt came in the mail the other day, and decided to match it with Aritzia’s thick cocoon turtle neck to protect myself from the chilly wind in Toronto. These pair of Vans’ Old Skool is also something I recently purchased, and they fit me so well! They are very true to size, however, to prevent the edge of the shoes from scratching my feet, I had to wear them with a pair of thick socks. They are definitely high maintenance, especially in the rainy spring weather, but little spots of dirt will easily come off by just using Vans’ Gel Cleaner (about $14CAD), which saves so much time from me bleaching them periodically.

IMG_9823Yico: Bomber jacket is the newest trend of 2016, and for outwear I prefer slightly oversized fit so it gives me enough space to layer with other pieces. Almost every brand has one, get yours at Topshop, Zara, and Mango (a pink one)…Some of you guys may notice that my bag is from Mansur Gavriel, and it was so hard to buy in 2015 because this bucket bag was the “It Bag” of that year meaning everyone should get one. The design is so simple yet functional, it provides another detachable wallet as well. There are over 20 colours for you to choose but I personally like to stick with neutral colours for designer bags since those colours are classic and never go out of style. White shoes are my favourite as they just match anything. This low-top canvas sneaker is from Eytys, a Swedish brand. What caught my attention to this pair was the minimalist look,no big labels but unique with purple tab at back of the shoes.

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Last but not least, a big shoutout to our friend Yogi who took these lovely photos! He is amazing, and we definitely look forward to do more collaboration projects in the future. Don’t forget to check out his Instagram feed 🙂

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♦ What we’re wearing ♦

→ Yu ←

Turtleneck Sweater: Aritzia

Skirt: Topshop

Shoes: Vans Ols Skool

Backpack: Forever 21 (Similar to Kara)

→ Yico ←

Shoes: Eytys

Bucket Bag: Mansur Gavriel

Bomber Jacket: Topshop (Similar)

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The weather in Toronto is extremely unpredictable, as it can bring lots of sunshine on Monday, yet got a major snow storm on Wednesday. I literally experienced two seasons in three days… The good side is: everything is fully covered by snow after the storm.

I was thinking to do a shooting at sugar beach with snow so it gives a fancy look since the background is a combination of pink and white colours. However, I didn’t get a chance to go in the past few weeks due to midterms and endless assignments. Thus, I was actually excited about the “bad” weather and decided to go right after.

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It looks unreal, like a fair-tale.

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Sugar beach is located at 25 Dockside Drive in Toronto’s eastern East Bayfront. This is a cute little spot to relax when your down by east side of Queens Quay (Click to see more information). It has chairs, umbrellas, and super soft sand. However, it is actually an urban beach park because the “beach” is not meant to allow swimming, but still provide functions as other social activities. Some people considered Sugar beach as a paradise in the busy downtown area, as they can come chill and relax during lunch break or after work. During the summer time, it holds several events such as music festival. You could come to read, people watch, or fall asleep under the sun, and for kids to play with the sand.

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 So I decided to take off my winter jacket when it was -10 degrees that day just to look nicer. I gotta say it’s worth it (hopefully haha). I chose to wear a all black outfit because it creates a strong contrast with the brighter white background. To make it fun, I picked this square disc necklace from COS. I like how big the necklace is and it’s really eye-catching as well. The midi skirt is from Forever 21 that I purchased last year, and I remember it was around $25, such a good price right!

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Lastly, special thanks to my amazing friend Kristy for this lovely behind scenes shot, you could visit her personal page at http://kristyjqcheung.tumblr.com. She is absolutely talented yet creative at photography and editing, please take a look  <3