This Week in Toronto Tech – Data Science, Women in Tech, Bots, and HoloLens

This Week in Toronto Tech – Data Science, Women in Tech, Bots, and HoloLens

In the life of a Technical Evangelist, there is no such thing as a typical day. Every single day is different. Sometimes I meet with colleagues at the Microsoft Canada HQ, sometimes I code in coffee shops, and sometimes I speak on stages or in lecture halls around the country. This week I spoke at four [...]

Serenity

Serenity

I've always been mesmerized by jellyfish. They're such graceful, ethereal creatures, but they have so much power hidden in their seemingly delicate tendrils. Like fairies or angels they float by slowly, twisting and winding through the water with ease and showing off the tiny creases and ripples of their transparent bodies. You can almost hear [...]

Minnie Style Throughout the Decades: Mercedes-Benz Start Up Competition at World MasterCard Fashion Week

Minnie Style Throughout the Decades: Mercedes-Benz Start Up Competition at World MasterCard Fashion Week

Every year at World MasterCard Fashion Week, the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competitors have the opportunity to showcase their collections in the final element of their competition. As I mentioned in my Day 1 coverage post, Sid Neigum took home the big prize with his beautifully structured monochromatic garments. But the winner was not chosen based [...]

NARCES SS15 Collection: A Modern Take on Old-Hollywood Elegance

NARCES SS15 Collection: A Modern Take on Old-Hollywood Elegance

Influenced by iconic women of the 1940-60s, evening and special occasion wear line NARCES presented a collection of elegant silhouettes and dreamy materials. Designed by Nikki Wirthensohn, NARCES is a Toronto-based womenswear line that specializes in after-five and evening wear. This flirty, classic collection for Spring/Summer 2015 pairs airy colours with elaborate feminine details, creating the perfect [...]

World MasterCard Fashion Week Day 1 Highlights

World MasterCard Fashion Week Day 1 Highlights

Welcome to Day 1 of World MasterCard Fashion Week SS15! Held in Toronto every season, WMCFW is the Canadian complement to the internationally-renowned season of fashion weeks that take place throughout fall and spring and display the next season's collections from the world's most influential designers. This year I had the pleasure of attending my [...]

Food Phoneography 101 at Thoroughbred Food & Drink

Food Phoneography 101 at Thoroughbred Food & Drink

Last week I had the pleasure of joining Henry's Photography at Toronto's new "it" restaurant, Thoroughbred Food and Drink. Over a beautiful three-and-a-half-course meal we practiced our hand at photographing food, particularly with our phones, under the expert guidance of Ren Bostelaar, professional photographer and manager of Henry's School of Imaging. Bostelaar calls this "Food [...]

Business Beautiful

Business Beautiful

"Business casual" is a term often thrown around to represent the way women should dress in the office or at functions, or anywhere else they need to look "professional". But that is so vague, and can mean anything from a pinstripe pantsuit to a summer dress with a blazer. Last weekend I had the opportunity to [...]