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!
My August Soundtrack is a 3 hour playlist full of good vibes and my favourite late summer tunes! I discovered so many new artists, as well as a few new songs from bands I’ve listened to for a long time (like RAC). A few standout tracks this month include Even by Gold Spectacles, Catch the Rider by The Dubarrys, A Minute or Two by Cider Sky, Choose You Twice by Ben Zaidi, Young, Naive & Reckless by Grace Wood, Closer by Halsey & The Chainsmokers, Box Wine by The Foxies and Method Acting by Work Drugs (a band I first heard last month). If you’re looking for a feel good playlist to hold onto that summer feeling just a little bit longer, click through for 41 fresh tracks!
My July Soundtrack is a 3.5 hour playlist of free spirited indie, upbeat alternative, tropical house and a healthy dose of hip hop! It’s a perfect soundtrack for long weekend adventures — whether you’re roadtripping, camping or enjoying the summer weather with friends over cocktails. A few standout tracks this month include Happy Now by Shapes in Calgary (who actually hails from Brooklyn!), Waking Up by Mr. Little Jeans, Kicks by Lauren Aquilina, American Fool by Work Drugs and Don’t Worry Bout What The Fuck I’m Doing (yep, that’s really the track title) from Negative Gemini. For you hip-hop lovers, Complex Garden’s Shinobi Gaiden, Bright’s Doing Things and Chance the Rapper’s Summer Friends sounded especially good to my ears this month. Tune in for 58 fresh tracks to jam out to this summer!