Category Archives: Photography

A Message to my Subscribers!

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Happy New Years eve everybody! As some of you may have noticed, I have changed my site url from dreamcreate.wordpress.com to www.dreamcreate.ca!

 A year ago when I started this blog I had no idea what it would turn into and the change to self hosted site allows me SO much freedom to make the site better! The layout has changed, and there will be a few more changes as I play with the code, but I only want to make it better for all you awesome people out there!

Everyone who subscribes by email will be automatically carried over to the new site!

To all my lovely wordpress reader subscribers:

You have all given me so much support and love over the last year and I couldn’t be more grateful! Waking up to comments and “likes” makes my mornings significantly better, thank you. As I have moved my blog to self hosted wordpress, it means the wordpress reader is no longer a native function.

If you would like to continue on this journey with me at the new URL you can either
sign up for email notification in the right sidebar
or
In your wordpress reader edit the “blogs I follow” and add my new url http://www.dreamcreate.ca (as seen below.) If needed, find further instructions here.

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A big hug to everyone, I hope the transition will go smoothly and I love you all!

xo Alana

(jeans: Zara basics, shoes: Guess, parka: Sheinside, purse: Le Chateau)

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Free As A Bird

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I always breathe a big sigh of relief when Christmas is over, ever. It always feels as though a weight has been lifted and it’s time to look ahead to the new year.  2013 is shaping up to be a really exciting, really busy year, so I’m enjoying a little down and freedom!

Thank you to every single reader, those who stop by once or everyday, I love you all!!

Xo Alana

(vintage skirt: Shoppalu, last seen here)

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Rise Up

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One of the most gloriously strange days of the year, it began to blizzard, then the sun rose up, warm and strong. My morning started with mittens and snow shovels, then became one of the  warmest, most beautiful days this winter.

Isn’t life beautiful!

I know most photographers would say I don’t have enough light on the subject, but I’ve never been one to stick to any sort of artistic or life conventions:
Backlight? GREAT! Washing a paintbrush when you switch colours? Pfffffttt!  Wearing the thinnest clothes while there is snow on the ground? OF COURSE!
I think it makes life more interesting!

In other news, I’m OBSESSED with this vintage pleated polka dot skirt from Shoppalu. It’s perfection and it’s going to be making regular appearances on this blog.

Cheers!

Alana

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Dream, Create on Instagram

IMG_30511. A lovely birthday gift from my girls!
IMG_30522. Having fun with said lovely gift.
IMG_3106 3. Another gift that is so strangely perfect for me! I spray paint everything, I may or may not be Banksy.
IMG_29804. A birthday gift from my mom, which hasn’t left my side since I got it!
IMG_30145. Pairing a vintage polka dot skirt and leopard heels the other day.im6. Drive through Christmas light extravaganza in Saskatoon this weekend. I was there for  total 24 hours and that was enough “Canadian winter” for me. Burrrr!
IMG_3071 7. A blurry chandelier from Style night at Ma-Luxe last week.

Cheers!
xo Alana

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Tikka

A Living Photo from this day, hanging with my Indian tikka!

xo Alana

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Shades of Aloha

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From the red sand, to the cerulean ocean, and everywhere in between, my time spent in Kauai was saturated with inspiring colour.

xo

Alana

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Paradise Photo Diary

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I’m technically back to reality after my honeymoon, but I’m fighting it every day!

Thankfully ukulele music is keeping me suspended in bliss.

Aloha!

Alana

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The Gentlewoman

Some of you may remember this post where I found out I would be blogging for Guess! Well my first post is up and I couldn’t be more excited!

I focused on my love for menswear, featuring classic tailored pieces with a feminine edge and of course a great oversized Guess watch.

Check out the full post at Guess!

In other news, I’m leaving for my honeymoon today, and I’ll be taking a week off from posting to enjoy life!

xox
Alana

(watch: Guess, hat: Le Chateau, blazer: BCBG, pants: Zara)

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In Memorandum

In possibly the most frivolous post ever, I pay my respects to my blonde hair which is now chocolatey brown. I never intended to be a blonde, but I just let me hair dresser do what she likes and ended up loving it. Funny how we get attached to something so…unimportant.

And for the record, it’s true; blondes do have more fun!

xox

Alana

(dress: BCBG, lipstick: Nars Carthage)

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Denial

This weekend was amazingly sunny and warm, allowing me to get away with my favourite wrap dress, last seen here, a blazer and an eternity scarf.

I’ve since realized that I live in Canada… and it’s winter. It’s a tough pill to swallow.

While I try to remember how to dress for winter please enjoy these photos!

Cheers!
Alana

(dress: Aritzia, blazer: Zara, scarf: made by my sister, lipstick: Nars “Heat Wave”)
photos by: Jeannie Markowsky

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