Saturday, June 14, 2014


As you might of noticed if you're still following the blog, I haven't been quite present for the last month or so. Usually I'd feel really sorry for not posting anything. But this time, I'm not. I had a great time enjoying my last moments in high school. I wrote a play with my friends for my theater class, I got to go on a field trip to Quebec city, I celebrated the end of classes. All and all I made great memories with my friends. I also came to a realization during this "time off".

If you have known this blog since the beginning, you remember that I started blogging during my second year of high school and now that it's ending though I feel like it is the right time for me to end this blog. It was a really hard decision to make but I think it's the right one.

Small Walking Mannequin, or Miss Tutu, started in 2010 as a way of sharing and archiving my numerous outfits. Now that you've seen my whole wardrobe, I realized I don't have anything to show anymore. Some people said this could be a great way of challenging myself. They may be right, but I think this blog is a representation of my progress through high school. Now that it's ending, I feel like it's the right time to end this and to enter a new chapter of my life.

The end of the blog doesn't mean I won't have future projects. Indeed, I'm thinking of some new ones all the time. And when I do create a new project, I'll tell you guys, don't worry! In the meantime, I will continue posting my inspiration on my tumblr blog and creating music mixes.

So long!

Le Silence du Chevreuil
(our play)

Quebec city

Last day of class

New shoes! Woohoo! 
Last fashion item on Small Walking Mannequin

Au Revoir!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

You Don't Have To Worry

This Easter weekend I did everything but celebrate Easter. On Sunday, I went to an art exhibit called The Clock and I was quite impressed. My mom and L. told me it about it, but I didn't know what to expect from it. After waiting half an hour in line, I finally got to see the show.

Basically, Christian Marclay, the artist, collected thousands of clips that featured time in a physical and mental state (e.g. a watch and people waiting for something). He then took all the movie fragments and collaged them together to create a 24 hour realtime installation.

It was so mesmerizing, I could of sat there for hours watching this movie with no story. There wasn't a narrative pattern, but that didn't stop me from wanting to see more. Sometimes it was overwhelming to see the time go by before my eyes. It made me realize how much I base my life on time. It also made me realize how time is the only international language we all understand. Everyone knows what time it is.

When you think about it more, time has only been a big aspect of our society since around the time cinema began. So the choice of medium for this project was perfect. Before films appeared, people had just started worrying about their 10 to 5 jobs and they didn't yet notice how it would affect future generations.

I'm not saying calculating time is bad. It's just something that deeply influences all of us. As I write this, I'm worrying about whether or not I'll have enough time to write this, eat dinner and then go see a play at school. All that in less that 45 minutes.

Oh no! Another minute went by. I should go eat.

Friday, April 18, 2014

I Found Another Way To Caress My Day

Monday, spring came back to Montreal. The sun was shining and my hairy legs were out and about. It was quite exciting. This winter was treacherous this year, so I think we really deserved this. Everyone here would agree with me.

After two days went by, everything was still wonderful, but then something happened. It snowed. I was wearing only summer clothes and some knee socks to cover my legs, and in my feet were my new summer shoes (that you can't see in the pictures really). It was saddening, but I know it won't last. In the meantime, I'll make the best of the last days of winter clothing before it's too hot.