Welcome back for the first installment of my 2017 Monthly Soundtracks here at JustineCelina! January was a reflective, low key, work-behind-the-scenes type of month for me, so January’s soundtrack is pretty mellow. I love to listen to feel-good, instrumental, electronic music when I’m thinking, working and creating — so if you’re looking for some fresh tunes to help inspire you creatively, give my January 2017 Soundtrack a listen!
Standout tracks this month include Mating Ritual’s How You Gonna Stop It?, Haarm’s In The Wild, Stalgia’s Heaven + Mimosas, Anna Renee’s What You Seek, Swim Team’s I’ll Always Come Back, Port Cities On The Nights You Stay Home, Chauncey Jack’s LZYMTHRFCKR, The Chainsmoker’s Paris, Infinitefreefall’s Beautiful People, Wush’s Wave, Vanshire’s Driftless, Recycle Jordan’s remix of Midnight to Monaco’s One Way Ticket, Funeral Advantage’s C.E.O.T.7.K., Zoology’s Negai, Flagship’s Mexican Jackpot, Chase McBride’s On the Other Side, The Dig’s Jet Black Hair and Utah’s SFSG. I also stumbled on Spotify’s Lush Vibes playlist and fell in love — it’s brimming with lush, hazy, chill, instrumental hip hop that allows to transport yourself to a tropical island (at least musically) this January!
To celebrate the last day of 2016, I have not one, but two fresh playlists for you today! First up, my December Soundtrack is a short and sweet playlist featuring 38 of my favourite tracks from the month — including standouts from St. South, Kultur, Trent Dabbs, Luunes, Freedom Fly, Micah Visser, Los Campesinos!, Zhu, San Holo, Saint Mesa and Celadon City. It’s an eclectic mash up of different genres that sounded good to my ears this month, with quite a few instrumental tracks thrown into the mix!
Spotify also compiled 2016 Soundtrack automatically for me earlier this month, highlighting my most played songs from 2016 (how cool is that?!) — and I have to say it’s pretty solid! If you’re looking for some great music to decorate the last hours of 2017 today, or my top recommendations for the best tracks of 2016, this playlist is for you. Whether you’re hosting or attending a party, heading out, or spending a quiet night in, I hope you all have a wonderful New Years Eve! Thank you for coming along on this crazy ride with me, I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. I have some big plans for JustineCelina next year and can’t wait to see what 2017 brings — Happy New Year and cheers to an incredible 2017!
I’m back with another monthly soundtrack for you today — is it just me or did November fly by?! November was packed full of so many exciting things, including a road trip to Jasper for Christmas in November, lots of work, photo shoots and blog projects that I’m excited to share with you soon! November’s Soundtrack is a bit shorter than most at just 50 tracks, so let me know what length you prefer for these playlists. I start them at the beginning of each month and add tracks as they catch my ear, so there’s never any rhyme or reason to the length!
A few standout tracks this month include this remix of Blood in the Cut, Lowell’s West Coast Forever, this awesome remix of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car (that I discovered driving out to my childhood home in rural Alberta earlier this month!), Glass Gang’s Wild Light, Molly Marlette’s Do Me a Favor, Matt DiMona’s The Universe We Dreamt, pronoun’s just cuz you can’t, Day Wave’s Wasting Time, SteHouse & Nick Leng’s Been So Long, Kirty’s Get To You, Oliver Tank’s Swerve, Sure Sure’s Fat Lady, pronoun’s snowed in // there’s no one new around you, Oscuro’s All In My Mind and Blonde Maze’s Antarctica. If you’re looking for some new music as we roll into December, give my November Soundtrack a listen!
Need a fresh playlist for the weekend? I’ve got you covered with 62 of my favourite tracks from the month! October was another very busy month for me with lots of exciting new projects on the go — a couple that you’ve seen already and a few that are still around the corner! I also had tons of photoshoots this month and relied on this soundtrack to keep the momentum going (expect so much fresh collaborative content to roll out here at JustineCelina before year end!). A few standout tracks this month include Francis Lung’s A Selfish Man, Best Coast’s Feeling Ok (we attended their amazing show hosted by Fido Mobile at The Palomino earlier this month), SOUL’s Bad Girl, Computer Magic’s Gone for the Weekend, Elohim’s All That Gold, Ripsy May’s When In Love, Jome’s Brushstroke, Vinyl Pinup’s Heart Shaped Sunnies (remember my June Soundtrack?), Wolfe’s When You’re Alone, Miynt’s After The Gold Rush and Belle Mare’s How Much Longer. Get cozy and throw on some great music this weekend — there’s something for everyone in my eclectic October Soundtrack!
I’m so excited to share the first post in a of a series of AUTUMN 2016 TREND GUIDES here at JustineCelina, where I’m breaking down this seasons biggest trends and showing you how to wear them! I’ve mentioned previously that fall is my favourite time of year for many reasons and fashion in definitely one of them. There’s just something about autumn that makes me want to start anew and refresh my wardrobe to reflect current trends — so today I’m sharing a few of the updates I’ve made and how I like to style my new additions. Today we’re chatting about the new romantic trend and combining 70’s inspired fall florals, waistcoats, rich reds, military greens, statement sleeves, mini bags, velvet, matte lips, chokers, shades of grey, over the knee boots and suede to achieve the look! Oh… and you didn’t think I want going to publish a post without mentioning the Fall 2016 Pantone Fashion Trend Report, did you?
Contemporary Floral Dress | Ecru Waistcoast | Grey OTK Suede Boots (ancient! similar, similar, similar) | Tasseled Saddle Cross Body Bag (similar, similar, similar) | Velvet Choker (DIY — similar, similar, similar) | Dark Khaki Floppy Hat | Gold Faux Stone Ring Set (similar) | Black Frame Round Lens Retro Style Sunglasses c/o SheIn | Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Nahz Fur Atoo
Who’s ready for a fresh new playlist to welcome autumn? My September Soundtrack has you covered with just under 4 hours of new tunes! September was a really busy month for me and I’m constantly listening to music while I’m working on various projects — this has been my background music all month long and it’s also the music that’s been playing in my Instagram Stories if you’ve been following along! It’s great music to work, think and create to. A few standout tracks this month include a really dreamy, stripped down cover of The Smashing Pumpkin’s 1979 (my name is the lyrics!), Kasbo’s remix of Mutemath’s Monument, MOOD ROBOT’s Ghost, Attom & Ciele’s Afterglow, Softer Still’s New Age, Bird Passenger’s Cabin Fever, Zammuto’s My Dog’s Eyes and Bon Iver’s new track 33 “GOD” (I could go on!). I’ve also included a few other tracks from MOOD ROBOT — I’m a huge fan of their sound and all of their albums! Come hang out for awhile and treat your ears to 58 fresh tracks this fall.
If you’ve been following along on social media, you may have read or heard a few times how exhausted I was feeling at the end of last week. There are some incredibly exciting things happening behind the scenes right now that can’t wait to share with you soon — but it’s been a ton of work getting them off the ground! I’ve mentioned previously that I’m a major workaholic (I absolutely love what I do!) and sometimes it can get the better of me. I’m definitely more mindful of it these days since balance is something I seem to be constantly pursuing. It can be really difficult for me to step away from my work — especially since I find myself really getting in a groove creatively and wanting to keep up the momentum. But, as I’ve also mentioned previously, I need to remember that while consistency is important in producing great creative work, so is taking care of myself so I can stay inspired and not completely burn out (which I was on the verge of last week). I’m sure many of you fellow creatives can relate!
So, I took this weekend to rejuvenate and rescheduled every commitment I had. Friday evening we grabbed sushi and wine at our favourite place (Kabuku downtown if any of you Calgarians are wondering), gave each other massages set to spa music and went to bed before midnight (yes I know, we’re old). Saturday I chatted with my oldest friend on the phone for 2 hours, caught up on some housework, blog work and basic R&R. I’m talking skipping my daily HIIT workout and doing research for upcoming projects and content from bed with a big cup of freshly ground, french pressed coffee and a big messy bun — and not getting out of my pyjamas until I took an amazing, 45 minute shower (I actually had time to wash my hair!). I even did a face mask, which I used to do every Sunday evening, but sadly haven’t had the energy for lately. On Sunday, we decided to make the most of this beautiful, early autumn weather and head west towards the Rocky Mountains for a wine picnic. I hope you enjoy coming along with us in this photo diary of our Mini Mountain Getaway!