Avaah’s favourites: M Beauty Bar

Mention this blog post, and get 10% off your nails at Em Beauty Bar with code AVAAH10 I’ll always remember the first time I met Jenn Tran. She mystified me!  After years of searching Toronto relentlessly for an affordable and friendly, yet chic and cool nail salon to no avail- a friend recommended that I […]

Avaah Stars in Odonis Odonis “Needs”

A music video I star in, “Needs” by Odonis Odonis, is on fiyahhh! In fact, it’s a staff pick on Vimeo!! Congrats Team! This video took the tools used to highlight my image (lighting, wardrobe, filters , angles) and flipped them, to make me look “strange” “weird” “alien” and truthfully, a bit “ugly”. It was refreshing […]

The Artist’s Evolution. Pt. I

Each situation is an opportunity for personal and artistic growth. The evolution of an artist is parallel to the evolution of our being.” Jeremy Mcmullin– President & Lead Designer, Designcorp. Something has changed. My world is in flux. I’m out of body.  As this year comes to a close, I’m looking back and reflecting- as many others […]

Toronto Fashion Icon, Whitney Linen.

I first met Miss Westwood on a sunny summer day in Yorkville, Toronto. I was captivated, by this powerful woman I saw standing outside her cozy-chic studio with a popup shop showcasing her Canadian made designs. Going through her line, I was deeply impacted by the subtle, relaxed luxury and customized care in each individual piece. […]

Fitting in with Yourself.

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden Recommended Reading: The Little Prince “What do you do?”  the most common question I hear, and every time I  get mental claustrophobia. It’s box time- […]

Audition Tips and Tricks with Top Coach: Dean Armstrong

There are no rights or wrongs, only stronger choices- Dean Armstrong Having attended countless  workshops over the span of my career as an actress, I found this one hosted by Dean Armstrong to be among the most informative, useful and candid. This is an ongoing theme at Armstrong Acting Studios. Why? 1.) The Armstrong team knows […]

Beauty & Business: The Power Women of Gee Beauty

Tip: Learn to delegate- If you try to do everything all the time you will stay lateral. Delegating tasks will help you grow.- From Miriam Gee. Power. Passion. Focus. Family.  These are the key impressions I am left with after seeing the dynamic all female Gee Beauty team speak at this mornings Fashion For Breakfast […]

Last Min Audition Win!

Tip: Focus on adding one or two small details to the Big Picture. Recommended reading: Your sides, directly after this post. The audition’s tomorrow. You got the sides this afternoon. You read them secretly during your survival job &  printed them off there since you can’t afford ink for your printer right now (but can […]

Recognizing, Acknowledging & Utilizing Fear Efficiently.

Everything we want, is on the otherside of fear. George Addair Recommended reading:  The Sandman- Neil Gaiman Fear marks where you need to go. The fear attached to ego. The fear that’s linked to failure.  Not the fear that keeps you from jumping off cliffs (without the proper gear that is). Keep that distinction in […]