Boots & Pine


Misty Fox & Violet Keeler Fox in Downtown Core

Where did you grow up?

Misty: In the outer western suburbs of Melbourne – I’m a Westie. Please Google “Skeleton Creek.”

Violet: I growed up in June 17th.

What do you do for a living?

M: I act in a series calledĀ IT GIRL. It’s a comedy so it feeds my need to be hilarious. I work as a make-up and special effects artist, and that feeds my daughter and her puppy.

V: I like playing with my dog.

How did you get started?

M: I was a model at 18 – got scouted at an alcoholic slushee bar called Frostbites. Modeling/acting led to make-up, etc.

V: Well, I got started with being good and listening to my mum.

What’s your favourite thing about your neighbourhood?

M: Can I be honest? It doesn’t suit me and I don’t hang there as a result…I usually head west. If I had to choose an attribute, it would be the convenience.

V: My favourite thing about Toronto is that it’s just a great street and I love Toronto because the noise of the traffic helps me fall asleep. Toronto is peaceful.

What’s the last treasure you found?

M: A beautiful old blue glass bottle from Chief Salvage Co. on Dundas street. I put a couple of flowers in it and keep it on my windowsill.

V: The last treasure I found is my dog because he is so great and I love him so much and I am so sad that he had to go to the vet.

If you were going to eat your last meal in Toronto, where and what would you eat?

M: A burger from Burger’s Priest, and since they don’t have a dine-in atmosphere, I would like to eat it next to the water. God that is a morbid question, haha… Might affect the next few answers. Now I am imagining eating a burger at Lake Ontario before I kicked the bucket! If it was an execution situation, I probably wouldn’t eat because I would fear being killed and my nerves would probably have me ordering a martini.

V: I would eat some risotto and I would also eat some salmon and I would also eat spaghetti and meatballs sometimes.

If you could have a sleepover with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be?

M: I am such a deep sleeper that it wouldn’t really matter who was there.

V: It would be my friend Bodi or my friend Emese because they are so great and the bestest friends I could ever have.

If your life was a TV show, what would be the theme song?

M: Billy Joel – My LifeĀ 

V: A song about love, because love is the sweetest thing. And when people love each other, it’s like hugs and kisses, like when you like your mum. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars because my mum sings it to me.

What does Toronto need that it doesn’t have now?

M: More juice bars. More kids’ shoe stores that sell well-made children’s shoes fit for little growing feet. Another Mexican brunch place that is authentic and central, new lanes specifically for streetcars, bike lanes, a drive-thru organic fast food restaurant, a late-night coffee shop, stricter monkey ownership laws.

V: Toronto needs streets that are not so busy. It needs a bit of noise. It needs a lot of greatness in it because I want Toronto to be the best street ever. I want Toronto to be like New York because that is my favourite country.

See Misty’s portfolio and the trailer for It Girl.

© 2012 Arden Wray