School Boy

J Crew Contrast Knit Blazer
J. Crew Black Jersey Eyelet Top
Gap Gingham Button-down shirt
Vintage Herringbone Mini Skirt
Banana Republic Chain Necklace
J. Crew Stud Earrings
Vintage Coach Cross Body
To Be Announced Esther Boots

My #OOTD for the Hamilton’s Super Crawl on Saturday.

I’m excited to share one of my favourite events that happens once every year in my hometown, Hamilton… the Super Crawl. It’s one of the few events that I’ve been attending for the last 3 years now and the inspiration for my first blog. Originally… For those who didn’t know– I started a street style blog called Steel Oneself based in Hamilton with my dear friend Matt. We started in the summer of 2011; photographing Hamiltonians who showcased individuality through their personal style. The idea of the blog was to showcase the positive and creative side of Hamilton, to replace the stigma outsiders had about Hamilton. For example people here in Ontario call Hamilton ‘Steel City’ because of their steel factories, or the ‘armpit’ because of the smell within the city because of the factories. Meeting people while photographing them lead to hearing about the Art Crawl. From there, we started attending, photographing and blogging about the people in Hamilton who went to the Art Crawls, including the Super Crawl that happens in September. Steel Oneself was a collective of Hamilton’s visual culture, charm and its folks.

Visit Steel Oneself.

 In the last year– It became increasingly difficult for Matt and I to continue Steel Oneself with our relocation to Toronto for school. My new year’s resolution is to maintain an outlet where I can express myself through various mediums which I’m passionate in producing and sharing with others.

Attending this year’s Super Crawl allowed me to reminisce about my previous experiences in blogging, photographing, and encouraged me to do what I do today.

What is the most inspirational event you’ve attended and why?
And for those of you who blog: what has inspired you to start blogging? 
Just curious!

Photos: Maximilian Kandler

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