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Born and raised in the heart of downtown Toronto, I am a true city gal. I am indulgent of superficial pleasures and is a loyal consumer of all things pretty, fashionable and pop cultured. In truth, I can be deemed as a brand sucker. Knowing this, it only makes sense that I would be the perfect fit for any marketing role as I already like to stay on top of trends and consumer behavior. Currently I am focused in completing my final year in my marketing studies and I cannot wait to hit the floor running.





What is unique that's not in your bio?
I love to eat but my most favorite food would probably be rice. I will freak out if I don't eat rice in more than two days, and when I eat it, I can easily have five bowls in one sitting. I will eat it with anything and everything (lasagna, shepherd's pie and bacon are some examples). As long as it's there, I am a happy camper.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Every time I try something out of my comfort zone is an accomplishment in itself.
How do you define cool?
I define cool as confidence. No matter what it may be, as long as there is confidence backing it up or a portrayal of confidence, it is automatically cool.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
I have always been an avid reader thus my Google Reader is filled with many different publications and blogs. I check it like I check my email (that means a lot).
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
I love writing articles and seeing them published on the front page. It excites me to know that people are reading my work and engaging in the same interests as myself. I also gain a lot of insightful, trendy information that I like to share with everyone else. It makes me sound smarter and cooler and who doesn't like that?
What is your favorite trend?
The online space of social media - it changes the landscape of business and one's personal lifestyle. It intrigues and excites me.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
When you find something juicy to share with the world, pay very close attention to the title and first image. It is the first and foremost impression to grab from Trend Hunter's million of viewers.
How do you reset to be creative?
Three words: take a walk. In this (digital) age, it's hard not to take your eyes off your smart phone, lift your head up from your laptop or stop procrastinating on Facebook. Sometimes a simple walk (IRL!) is all you need.
What inspires or excites you?
Anyone who has perseverance, determination and passion to achieve something out of their reach inspires me.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Every time I think of the future I think of Tom Cruise's movie from 2002, Minority Report. All the tech from that movie is what I predict for 2020.
Padded Shell Shirts
Padded Shell Shirts
The DQM Crescent Down Works Down Shirt Will Keep You Snuggly Warm this Winter
If you hate the winters like I do, layer up in the DQM Crescent Down Works Down Shirt. You can certainly beat the cold in this feather-filled button-down shirt underneath any coat. The clothing collaboration… MORE
Pumped-Up Paisley Heels
Pumped-Up Paisley Heels
The Charlotte Olympia Orient Express Booties Boast Impressive Prints
The Charlotte Olympia Orient Express booties pump-up the paisley prints this season on its new, shiny platform heels. Dressed in royal peacock blue suede, embellished with golden prints and detailed… MORE
Shaggy Nomadic Editorials
Shaggy Nomadic Editorials
The Harper's Bazaar UK November 2011 Issue Wraps Up in Woolly Warmth
For the Harper's Bazaar UK November 2011 edition, you can draw on some warm and cozy fashion inspiration for the upcoming winter season. Just browsing through the shoot’s images makes me want to snuggle… MORE
Stonehenge-Inspired Lighting
Stonehenge-Inspired Lighting
The Piani Lamp Will Look Monumental on Your Desk
This Stonehenge-inspired Piani Lamp takes the prehistoric monument and modernizes its iconic look into one sleek lighting piece. The desk lamp's structure is made of a flat base and a flat top held by… MORE
Smelly Pet Playthings
Smelly Pet Playthings
The WithMe Bone by Yunfan Tan Comforts Doggies When Their Owners are Away
It's so sad to hear your dog whimper at the door when you leave the house, but the WithMe Bone will dry your pet's eye with its smelly feature to keep them happy all day. Designed by Yunfan Tan, this… MORE
Glamorous Armor Accessories
Glamorous Armor Accessories
The Heaven Tanudiredja SS 2012 Campaign Will Shield You in Style
The Heaven Tanudiredja SS 2012 campaign showcases a fine French collection of geometric metal jewelry, but there is one outstanding bijou that will knock your socks off. The highlight of the set is a… MORE
Seductively Masked Editorials
Seductively Masked Editorials
The Judith Bedard Fashion Magazine Spread is Mysteriously Sultry
The Judith Bedard Fashion Magazine editorial inspires fashionistas' fall/ winter beauty to look mysteriously seductive. Bedard, a ravishing redhead, takes on a fiery look with juicy red lips, flaming… MORE
Botanical Beauties Shoots
Botanical Beauties Shoots
H&M Conscious Fall 2011 Campaign in Head-to-Toe Floral Prints
The latest H&M Conscious Fall 2011 campaign shows off a chic collection of flirty floral prints and delicate embroidery pieces. Starring models Frida Gustavsson and Caroline Brasch Nielson the brunette… MORE
Social Shopping Streams
Social Shopping Streams
The Tweetalicious App Aggregates All Your Favorite Deals into One Timeline
The growing popularity of shopping deals promoted through social media platforms paves way for a new Twitter client called the Tweetalicious App, offering consumers an easier way to shop through discounts… MORE
Green Gadget Boosters
Green Gadget Boosters
The Ray Charger Sucks the Sunlight to Energize Your Devices
Finding just the right amount of light can be challenging when you have solar-powered gadgets, but the Ray Charger makes it all too easy to bask in the sun. Soak in the rays with the Ray Charger, a solar-powered… MORE
Sparkling-Bright Sneakers
Sparkling-Bright Sneakers
The Christian Louboutin Holiday 2011 Collection Glimmer and Gleam
Kick it into high gear this holiday season as the latest Christian Louboutin Holiday 2011 Collection, offering a high dosage of sparkle and shine. The highlight of this glimmering collection features… MORE
Fiercely Feathered Footwear
Fiercely Feathered Footwear
the Jimmy Choo Kevan Sandals Take on a Terrific Tribal Theme
Kick up your heels in the new Jimmy Choo Kevan sandals, "charmed" by dangling feathers on the side of these exotic heels. This renowned shoe designer makes it evident that feathers still fly high in… MORE
Buckling Gladiator Sandals
Buckling Gladiator Sandals
Michael Kors Spring 2012 Collection Takes a Walk on the Wild Side
Seen on the New York Fashion Week runway, the Michael Kors Spring 2012 collection takes a walk on the wild side. Under a nomadic theme, the African safari-inspired collection mixes up tribal looks with… MORE
Retro Cassette Converters
Retro Cassette Converters
The Player and Tape Concept Will Rewind You Back to the 80s
Kicking it old-school is the Player and Tape Concept, belting out all your favorite tunes. Recognize this musical bad boy? It's been a while, but this retro cassette design is nostalgic and will rewind… MORE
Haute Sportswear Shoots
Haute Sportswear Shoots
Erin Heatherton is Athletic-Chic in Harper's Bazaar Spain June 2011
Erin Heatherton gets active in the Harper's Bazaar Spain June 2011 spread by showing off her sporty side. For glamorous girls who want to get fit in the gym, the style from these smokin' pages is for… MORE
Spaghetti-Slurping Shoots
Spaghetti-Slurping Shoots
Lindsey Wixson is a Fashion Foodie in Vogue Nippon June 2011
Featured in the Vogue Nippon June 2011 editorial is Lindsey Wixson, lensed by famed photographer Terry Richardson in a western-inspired shoot that takes us back to the wild, wild west. Lindsey Wixson… MORE
Denim-Legged Shirts
Denim-Legged Shirts
The i-D Summer 2011 Issue Features Behati Prinsloo With Quirky "Overalls"
Behati Prinsloo dons a pair of jeans in an unconventional manner for the i-D Summer 2011 spread. It's certainly a new take on overalls as bombshell Behati Prinsloo cleverly turns them upside down for… MORE
Blurry Babes Shoots
Blurry Babes Shoots
Ming Xi for V 71 Magazine in Hazy Haute Couture
You may need to adjust your eyes a bit when flipping through the pages of the Ming Xi for V 71 Magazine spread. Its blurry images by photographer Nick Knight do a stunning job of showcasing glamor and… MORE
Fruitful Booze Branding
Fruitful Booze Branding
The Casillero Silva Wine Bottle is as Attractive as It is Delectable
Designer Daniel Eek came up with a scrumptious design for the Casillero Silva wine bottle that will entice eyes and taste buds to its fruity branding. Eek really wanted to focus on the strong fruity flavors… MORE
Multigadget Power Boosters
Multigadget Power Boosters
The Quirky Converge Charges Six Devices at Once
Unlike power pads, the Quirky Converge is a docking station that attractively displays your devices like a mini showcase while charging up. The Quirky Converge dock hides away USB wires in its elongated,… MORE
Funky Abbreviated Apparel
Funky Abbreviated Apparel
Work Out in Style With the Ground Zero Teddy Bear Lace Joggers
These Ground Zero Teddy Bear Lace Joggers with abbreviated terms running down the calf will definitely have you going, "OMG!" and "WTF?" When you think of jogging pants, you would expect to see baggy… MORE
Drinking Fountain Faucets
Drinking Fountain Faucets
Quench Your Thirst With the Nifty Water Fountain Tap by Neils van Hoof
Wash your hands and have a sip of water at the same time with the Water Fountain Tap by Neils van Hoof. This smart and clever design integrates a sink's faucet with a fountain spout, making it super-easy… MORE
Popping iPhone Alarms
Popping iPhone Alarms
The Day Maker is a Toasty Design to Wake Up To
The Day Maker by Michael Kritzer of Simple Artifact is the most interesting concept I've seen for alarm clocks. It integrates the use of iPhone's alarm app, making your mornings more poppin' -- literally.… MORE
Pretty Plaid Packaging
Pretty Plaid Packaging
Camille Brunelle Fudge Packages Inspired by Friendly Canadian Culture
As a proud Canadian, this student designer kept up the friendly culture's tradition in the aesthetics of the Camille Brunelle Fudge Packages. Aside from sugary maple syrup, Canada is also known for other… MORE
Hair-Catching Sink Stoppers
Hair-Catching Sink Stoppers
Avoid Bathroom Clogging With the Crown Pop-Up by Choi Jongwoo
For someone who has long tresses, the Crown Pop-Up by Choi Jongwoo is the perfect item to catch those lengthy strands that get caught in the sink. To avoid these annoying and icky sink clogs, the Crown… MORE
Swanky Fire-Starters
Swanky Fire-Starters
Chic Camping With the Lightstarter by Michael Kritzer
Survive in the woods in chic style with the Lightstarter by Michael Kritzer of Simple Artifact. The Lightstarter concept is just like how you would rub together two twigs to start a fire. These two sleek… MORE
iPhone Floor Coverings
iPhone Floor Coverings
Swipe Your Feet on the FuBmatte 'Slide to Unlock' Door Mat
Apple fans and iPhone users will love the FuBmatte 'Slide to Unlock' doormat to further accessorize their lifestyle with uber cool Apple-inspired products. This floor covering uses the same design found… MORE
Time-Telling Bangles
Time-Telling Bangles
Leaves Bracelet by Andy Kurovets Infuses Jewelry & Gadgetry Together
The Leaves Bracelet by Andy Kurovets is a concept timepiece that is very fashionable and practical at the same time. It's a deceiving piece of jewelry that tells the time when you look closely at the ends.… MORE
Grocery Cart Chairs
Grocery Cart Chairs
Sit in the Shopping Cart Lounger and Feel Like a Kid Again
Put your feet up and relax back into the Shopping Cart Lounger, a chair that is very reminiscent of childhood grocery shopping with the 'rents. Remember when you used to ride in shopping carts while your… MORE
Rainbow Rolls of Film
Rainbow Rolls of Film
Rare Film Gift Pack Lets Photographers Develop Dreamy Pictures
The Rare Film Gift Pack is perfect for today's photographers. When it comes to modern day photography, people are inspired by the vintage look of photos. Even retro Leica cameras are coming back in full… MORE
Monkey Business Booze Branding
Monkey Business Booze Branding
The Playground Plays Around With Grape Blends To Produce its Wine
The Playground is an alcohol brand that experiments or "plays around" with different grape combinations to make its line of fine wines. Inspired by the popular 1980s Donkey Kong video game, the wine bottle's… MORE
Electric Blue Eye Makeup
Electric Blue Eye Makeup
the Toni Garrn Elle France March 2011 Editorial is Intense
The beauty spread for the Elle France March 2011 issue brings just the right amount of vibrant colors for the spring season. Starring Toni Garrn, this editorial proves that this model can be eye-popping… MORE
Lucky Horseshoe Lamps
Lucky Horseshoe Lamps
The LED Magnetic Night Light Will Bring You Good Fortune
The lucky horseshoe-shaped LED Magnetic Night Light is a creative and sleek new piece for the bedside table. The LED Magnetic Night Light doesn't just illuminate your room, but it also charges your gadgets… MORE
Cinematic Sound Systems
Cinematic Sound Systems
Klipsch THX Ultra2 Home Theater System Mimics the Movie Experience
The Klipsch THX Ultra2 Home Theater System is one mega-blasting sound system that will make you feel like you're in a movie theater. If you install one of these bad boys in your own home, I hope it's… MORE
Pom-Pom Pumps
Pom-Pom Pumps
The Christian Louboutin Autumn 2011 Collection Gets Furtastic With Footwear
The new Christian Louboutin Autumn 2011 collection proves that the designer is having some fun with fur. It's always so exciting to see what new creations will come out of these haute couture red-soled… MORE
Hazy Lingerie Lookbooks
Hazy Lingerie Lookbooks
The Loved One SS 2011 Collection is Vintage-Inspired
The Loved One SS 2011 collection is showcased in a hazy set of photos for a lookbook that feels very nostalgic with a retro look. The coy catalog features a vintage lingerie line that is very lovely… MORE

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$10K Macabre Mancessories
$10K Macabre Mancessories
Ralph Lauren Skull Cufflinks Fasten a Haunted Luxe Look on Your Sleeve
Would you pay $10,000 for these Ralph Lauren Skull Cufflinks? The macabre mancessories are a part of the Ralph Lauren holiday collection, and one of the band's many exclusive and luxurious gifts for this… MORE
Speedy Music Players
Speedy Music Players
The Sonic the Hedgehog MP3 Player is for Old School Sega Gamers
Remember the old-school Sega Genesis console and its popular Sonic the Hedgehog game? Well now, fans of this game can reminisce with the Sonic the Hedgehog MP3 player. This cute pocket-size music player… MORE
Peelable Booze Bottles
Peelable Booze Bottles
Unwrap the Fruity Flavors of the New Smirnoff Caipiroska Bottles
To launch the new flavors of Smirnoff Caipiroska, this popular Brazilian booze brand created an extraordinary packaging concept that is both fun and delightful. The fruity flavors being featured by the… MORE
Cat-Eyed Fashion Sketches
Cat-Eyed Fashion Sketches
This Series of Amy Martino Fashion Illustrations is a Looker
This design portfolio of Amy Martino fashion illustrations is interesting and attractive, with well-conceptualized style and texture matched with unique and odd characters. It looks like Amy Martino… MORE
Makeup PC Peripherals
Makeup PC Peripherals
Pretty Crystal Lipstick Mouse for the Beauty-Conscious Woman
The Crystal Lipstick Mouse is an attractive accessory to any computer or laptop and the perfect companion for a girly-girl. As the name suggests, this wireless mouse looks exactly like a lipstick case… MORE
Iconic Concert Branding
Iconic Concert Branding
Go Gaga for Merch From Haus of Gaga by Tanner Glaves
This concept design of Haus of Gaga by Tanner Glaves aims to bring the queen of pop's concert merchandise to a high level of artistic visuals. To match the scope of Lady Gaga's groundbreaking performances,… MORE
Trippy Type-Setting Tables
Trippy Type-Setting Tables
Typography Furniture by Marc Lauckhardt Alphabetizes Your Decor
Anyone who likes the art of printing with type will love the Typography Furniture set, which enables its owners to surround themselves in alphabetical order. The Typography Furniture by Marc Lauckhardt… MORE
Celeb Cancer Campaigns
Celeb Cancer Campaigns
The Marc Jacobs Skin Cancer Campaign Bares All Celebrities' Goodies
The Marc Jacobs Skin Cancer Campaign is a non-profit initiative that has been raising awareness since 2006. Fight for a good cause while wearing your favorite celeb on your chest. The 'Protect The Skin… MORE
Filthy Frugal Frocks
Filthy Frugal Frocks
'States of Dress' by Robin Barcus Slonina Designs Organic Biodegradables
The 'States of Dress' art project by artist Robin Barcus Slonina consists of dress sculptures from each of the 50 states in America. Each frock is a representation of Slonina's views on each of the… MORE
Gaming Console Desserts
Gaming Console Desserts
The Halo Reach Box Cake is a Gamer's Delectable Delight
Halo fans will love (and be jealous) that one lucky husband received this fantastic Halo Reach Box Cake dessert for his gaming-themed birthday. Included in this delicious birthday package were two controllers,… MORE
Sunny-Side-Up Photoshoots
Sunny-Side-Up Photoshoots
Vibrant Outerwear Looks from the Max Mara Spring 2011 Campaign
Setting the perfect backdrop for the Max Mara Spring 2011 campaign is a bright and sunny background, an uplifting look into the upcoming warm weather. Against a banana yellow setting, the contrast for… MORE
Bookworm Bus Shelters
Bookworm Bus Shelters
Read While You Wait for Transit at the Magazine Kiosk Bus Stop
Waiting for a bus to arrive can feel like forever -- unless you're waiting at a Magazine Kiosk Bus Stop. Found in Mexico, this shelter lets you kill time with reading material. Created by Paty Avelar,… MORE
Business Casual Accessories
Business Casual Accessories
Recycled Suit Tote Bags are Professionally Fashionable
These Recycled Suit Tote Bags are comprised of business suits and dress shirts. Even the handles of the tote bags are recycled; they're made from old couches. Each bag defines personal style through… MORE
Galactic Guy Fashions
Galactic Guy Fashions
Christopher Kane SS 2011 is an Explosive Menswear Collection
The Christopher Kane SS 2011 collection is bold with graphics that nearly take you to outer space. The new men's line features big bangs and black holes from space printed onto t-shirts, knitwear and… MORE