Thursday, July 31, 2008

love goggles

Have you ever caught yourself wearing love goggles? Do you even know what love goggles are? It's a term coined by our coolest friend Natalie and it's basically what losers wear when they're dating other losers...Ok, wait a minute, horrible description. Take 2: Love goggles are something people put on unknowingly when in a relationship. Love goggles alter the way you see the person you're dating, which can later create some regretable moments. Trust us, we've been there. Here are a few examples of what love goggles can look like. This way, you'll know what to look out for...

would you wear this? WE WOULD!!!

Designer: Sandra Backlund

...Yes, knits in the summer...WE WOULD!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

movie review: the motel

"Puberty sucks, and nobody knows it better than 13-year-old Earnest Chin." That was our grabber. Earnest is a chill child of an immigrant who quickly grows up with the help of a new friend, Sam Kim, a Korean Rico Suave. The movie is set somewhere in American so you won't have to read through the movie (aka subtitles), but you will have to deal with a couple of hick american characters who you just want whipped off this planet. We give the movie 3½ stars and Earnest 5!


This might be old news for some, or all of you, but it's official, Mischa Barton and M.I.A. have entered the fashion industry. First, lets talk about Mischa Barton's new handbag collection exclusively sold at asos, an online fashion store. Weird. Her bags are ok. Nothing special. Hold up, that's exactly how we used to describe her acting too...until her dying scene. That was something else and nothing short of amazing. Just thinking about it brings tears to our eyes.
Next up, M.I.A. left her music behind her to pursue a career in fashion designing. Cool? You be the judge...but no judging till the collection comes out...cuz if you start now, you'll be judging a whole bunch of nothing. We really hope what she puts out isn't a whole pile of bright coloured t's with words on it. For now though, check out her site:


Sejuiced is a Vegetarian/Vegan friendly eatery and looks just like a smaller version Fresh (a loved veggie restaurant chain in Toronto). They have a really good hummus wrap and they even sell really good crunchy apples! Tasty smoothies also available. Hello! 5 stars. You can find Sejuiced at 1958 4th Ave. in Vancouver. It's steps away from Zulu. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

(we) love yelle

This post is actually about this new online magazine we just discovered. It's called PRIM MAGAZINE and it's currently wrapping up its 2nd issue (June/July 2008) and making way for its much anticipated 3rd! We love how they did a thing on the lead singer of Yelle, Yelle. Her style rocks our socks off. Check the complete interview in the June/July 2008 edition before you're soooo last month at And you can find more Yelle at

would you wear this? WE WOULD!!!

Designer: unknown

Monday, July 28, 2008

craft of the week: july 28th, 2008

What do you do you when you find a small abandoned mirror in your giant craft box? Glue gun the shit out of it. We love pomp pomps. Doesn't matter the size.

Sister Pants 2

We decided to start a many days till Sister Pants 2 hits the theatre!? omg omg 10 MORE DAYS PEOPLE! Who else is excited about this? Arezou? Paige? Kachal? Dave!

Scamble Intersections in Toronto

In a few weeks, Toronto is going be introduced with its first scramble intersection; an intersection that stop all car traffic to allow pedestrians full access to cross the street how ever which way they want. Even diagonally! Cars on all four sides of the intersection have to sit it out while pedestrians laugh in their faces. We think it's awesome that Toronto is implementing this. Yonge + Dundas is going to be the first intersection to be scrablefied in August. Plans to give other major Toronto intersections a scramble makeover are also in the talks and include Yonge + Bloor, Bay + Dundas and Bay + Bloor. Look out for them in the fall.

People of Toronto, don't look like a nadid-badid when August rolls around and you're standing at Yonge + Dundas waiting to cross. Diagonally walk that shit with style...just like we used to in Lennoxville, Quebec, the small university town that has been rocking the scramble intersection for years now (so beyond their years). Japan and our own très chic Montreal are other places where you can find this system. Toronto, way to have a shat load of pedestrians too. We love you.


Neil: No one is more gangsta.

Friday, July 25, 2008

for the vegans out there

When I first saw cousin Ashkon rocking vegan shoes, I thought great, now I have to find an even cooler way to out cool the kid....and that's a hard thing to do. I failed miserably. Like a chump, I was still wearing non vegan everything. Until now! hello Vegan Queen! It's eco-luxury at its finest. Check out their bags at: Here's a couple we really like:

Ps, dressing in the latest vegan wear doesn't come cheap, my friends. Vegan designers and producers mean serious business. And they're coming out for all of us...and our pocket books... Wouldn't matter, cuz we at What's Up Buttercup are secretly really excited for the Vegan Invasion.

we are one...holla!

We thought about making fun of edmonton, but then we said no! that wouldn't be very positive of us. Instead, we decided to channel all of our energy into talking about the amazingness that is Hypernova. And so this post was created.

Hypernova is a kick ass band of talented musicians who collectively drive to break all musical boarders, prejudice and stereotypes. They play with heart, passion and instruments. We really dig them. And so does a massive chunk of the world. These guys have a seriously serious fan base. We're totally jealous.

Check their music out at
or if you know what's good for you.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

devil wears zink

Zink is not your ordinary cardboard cookie-cutter fashion magazine. It serves readers with beyond-this-world-photography, high fashion, and exquisite art in one delicious, finger-licking-good page followed by another and we can't get enough! Great...we just made it sound so good I just got really hungry.

Make sure to look through one next time you get a chance. We guarantee you'll be hooked on it just like we are. You can also http ZINC at for more info!

would you wear this? WE WOULD!!!

Designer: Unknown...or some guy?

Dearest Ida,

You give us (and that building) butterflies.

Source: Unknown

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

we think we can dance

So You Think You Can Dance is the show we used to make fun of our sisters for watching.... until now. We're hooked. Is that lame? If so, lame feels amazing! Two of our favorite dancers (Gev and Kherington) got kicked out earlier this week. We can't believe Comfort (ya, that's her real name) didn't get kicked off instead! Who are we rooting for now? 25 year old cool guy Twitch and 18 year old blondie Chelsie.

We definitely wont be watching the Canadian version of the show when it comes out this fall cuz one of us really dislikes everything about Leah Miller...especially her face. na na na na Shoobidoobicandance.

Channel 5

Last night, while one of us was on a super cute date, the other was watching a documentary on the knowledge network about how Richmond, BC, and other parts of Greater Vancouver is sinking. The sink is already noticeable on tons of Richmond streets. Homeowners beware. The heavier the building (ie. apartment buildings) the greater the rate of sinking. In conclusion, the world is messed up. If you want to check the complete holy-crap-parts-of-Greater-Vancouver-are-sinking thing out for yourself, check out The Leading Edge show on local Vancouver channel 5. Who watches channel 5!? i mean seriously.

we want morales

Renata Morales is a Canadian fashion designer based in Montréal. If you're lucky enough to live in Montréal, check out her store on 5392 boulevard St-Laurent (Nina! That's pretty close to your place, isn't it?) If you are not as lucky, like us, you can internet hug her at

We're talking seriously kick ass stuff!

we like guys with z's in their name

Our friend Nooshin told us about...

Z-Trip is one of the biggest DJs of our time, doing over 100 shows a year, every year. Considered by many to be a founder of the mash-up movement, his musical tastes are eclectic and his mixing style rejects simple classification. His early independent releases have become highly sought after read more of his impressive bio click on:

You can see Z-Trip this summer when he hits up the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC. You Say Party! We Say Die! is also gonna be rocking the stage too! They're money.

we love moe

Moe Khajavi, yes. Moe Szyslak, even more! Sorry Moe.

How do you make a peach crumble? Kick it in the groin. - Moe Szyslak.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

how to wear keyboard

Keyboards are popping up as objects other than that thing attached to your computer. The shoe and the purse keybords were stumbled upon at random but I'm sure if we googled it, we could find tons of other ways crazy keyboard made stuff. Geek rockstar isn't really our look (yet) so it might be a while before you see us in this shit.

she's more than just a lizzy singer...

...She's a dating genius. The following is Katy Perry's “How to Date 4 Guys at Once”

1. HAVE A BOY IN EVERY PORT“As a sophisticated woman, you should have business in both Los Angeles and New York, and summer in Paris. You can’t just take an L.A. guy to Paris and expect him to know what the 6th arrondissement is. He would just take you directly to the Eiffel Tower with the rest of the tourists.”

2. STICK TO A TIGHT SCHEDULE“Guys like to surprise you. Girls don’t like surprises. Which is why a precise calendar is important if you’re going to be an international player. You’ll need it color-coded. If you do get surprised, just let the other one out the back door. Always have a back door. And a laundry chute!”

3. KEEP YOUR PICS RATED P.G.“Be particular about how you pose for photos, because the suggestive ones end up being tagged on Facebook. Trouble! We live in a world where you wake up and your whole diary from last night is on the Internet. You don’t even have to be a celebrity. You are your own paparazzi!”

4. DO NOT GIVE HIM A DRESSER DRAWER“They can never leave their stuff! I was bringing back the things an old boyfriend left at my house, and I accidentally returned something that wasn’t his. He saw it, and he’s like, ‘This isn’t mine!’ And it’s like, ‘Well, it certainly could have been. I mean, you all wear Fruit of the fucking Loom!’”
Source: Blender Magazine.

good one

Monday, July 21, 2008

What's up Buttercu... We mean Amirali!

We heard you are a year older. We wish you an amazing year!

Public art in Netherlands

craft of the week: july 21st, 2008

This was a special craft project made for a special someone. Hey hey, special someone. Internet hug from afar.

the new shoe

would you wear this? WE WOULD!!!

Designer: unknown

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

music makers

name: Listening Party
occupation: band, music maker
drum with maracas: yes

name: Run Chico Run
occupation: band, music maker
mexican: no
from: Victoria

occupation: band, music maker
trumpet: yes
from: Vancouver