I’ve always wondered what occurs below us, under the streets and sidewalks, while we’re focused on what’s happening on the surface of our lives. Photographer Jeremy Kai shows us what lies beneath: Limitless awe and beauty. Kai went on a journey through the passages of underground waterways that lie below cities, and showcases these marvellous landscapes and unexpected life in his beautiful book, Rivers Forgotten. The tome is published by Koyama Press, whose mandate is to promote and support emerging and established artists.
Rivers Forgotten, $25, available at Indigo, Chapters and select independent stores including Book City, The Beguiling, Magic Pony and Nomad.
I became enchanted with Aaron Leighton’s illustrations thanks to a good friend who gave me Leighton’s book, Spirit City Toronto, as a Christmas present. Soon after, I emailed Leighton to declare myself a fan of his dreamy creations. Then, I was fortunate to meet him randomly at a Toronto bakery, and eventually, I had the pleasure of working with this amazing artist.
Leighton’s work is playful, full of humour and life, and includes a range of styles, from character design to layered collages that have an air of spontaneity, showcasing the kid that lives inside Leighton’s super creative mind. Check out Leighton’s work on the RSVP page of ELLE Canada’s August 2012 issue, and visit his website, aaronleighton.com
Fashion was on full-display in NYC for Fashion’s Night Out.
Midnight Madness at Henry Bendel and a window at Bergdorf Goodman; Photos by Beatriz Juarez
By Beatriz Juarez
New York City streets are always filled with amazing style, but for Fashion’s Night Out, they got an even bigger dose of high-end fashion. Live models were on display in store fronts (including a male model taking a shower at Gant!), celebs were on hand to DJ and party, colourful cocktails were served by models at the Juicy Couture store, and the streets were lined in yellow carpet, thanks to Tiffany & Co.