Melissa Araujo dress | Le Chateau heels | Element 7 body chain | Firmoo sunglasses
Currently listening to: Banks – Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)
I just adore these images I’m showing you today. For a few reasons… one being that they were shot by one of my dear friends and esteemed photographer Viranlly Liemena. Second being their of a dress designed by one of my favorite designers and last reason being they were taken at one of the most unique and ambient events I’ve ever been to.
Last Thursday I attended the Vancouver edition of Diner En Blanc. I passed on my invite to the event for the last two years because I just didn’t understand what all of the fuss was about. You have to pay to dress up and bring your own food, tables and settings? Absurd. With that said, I can’t wait until next year!
It was such a wonderful evening with 3200 of my closest friends (ha!) and it surpassed my expectations. Now, I don’t have any prior years to compare it to so as my first DEB, I was pleasantly surprised. Across the board, it is decidedly an event not to be missed!
I wore my Melissa Araujo dress that you may remember from my Street Scout feature. This time, I took a different approach to it. Instead of wearing it with the mesh X in the front, I turned my dress around and wore the X in the back. I added a silver Element 7 body chain to the front and voila! A new dress is born!
There are many more photos from the event, once I get my hands on them I’ll most definitely share them with you. In the meantime you can find some on my Instagram and Twitter at @RandasSalloum and with the hashtags #DEBVancouver and #DinerEnBlancVancouver.
On a sidenote, I should have known that at DEB I would run into at least ONE guy that I’ve seen/dated in the last 6 months. Of course it had to be the last one to break my heart. I ran into the “The Best Friend Of My Friend’s Boyfriend”. He was with his mother and it was actually pretty nice to see him. Funny enough, the last time I spoke to you guys about him it was a post with this same dress. Weeeiiiiirrddd!
Photos by Viranlly Liemena.
Cheap Monday shirt | Zara shorts (similar) | Adidas shoes (similar) | Firmoo sunglasses | Madewell bracelet
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Currently listening to: Tove Lo – Habits (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Photos by Leonie.
Cheap Monday tank | One Teaspoon shorts | Vans shoes | Fjallraven backpack | Madewell bracelet | Firmoo sunglasses
Sometimes, I’ll be alone going along my day to day and it’s the little things in my life that make the biggest impact on my relationship status woes. With that said, I have come to acknowledge that when I’m feeling like I need that special someone – I can just turn to social media.
Let me introduce to you the differences and similarities between having a boyfriend and a social media account.
1. I love taking photos. More than taking them, I love to show them to people. I used to want to show my boyfriend all the photos I took for that day because obviously I am trying to share my day – hello! So instead, I post to Instagram.
Difference - It’s to my followers and not to him.
Similarity - Likes and acknowledgements.
2. You know that moment that something happens and you just HAVE to tell him about it? Instead, I post it to Twitter.
Difference - It’s to my followers on their feeds.
Similarity - Nobody’s listening.
3. You ask him, “Do I wear the white shoes or the black shoes with this dress?” Instead, post it to Instagram.
Difference - You don’t get the eye roll with the “Baaaabe… I dont know.”
Similarity - You get an answer whether it’s what you wanted or not.
I practically spend the same amount of time managing my social media accounts as I would in a relationship so I guess that means I’m taken. Do you have any to add to the list? Share them with me and I’ll add them in a future post!
PS. Today’s a pretty big day for I See Noise! Head on over to the site (HERE) to see the latest curated collection in collaboration with Digital Darlings Creative.
Photos by Bria.