Tuesday, August 31, 2010

FALL FASHION FRENZY

I love Toronto. I love shopping in Toronto. End of August, early September I'm shopping for sweaters wearing a tank top! After living in Toronto for 6 years I realized when you really want something you have to act fast. H&M launched their fall collection a few weeks ago and I finally did a walk through last Sunday.. Now that I have had a few days to process what I saw I tried on everything today and came home one happy girl :D

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Monday, August 30, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: LANVIN X H&M ?

I LOVE this time of year.. End of August is better than Christmas... It's when H&M announces their fall/winter collaboration is. This year rumour has it they are keeping it quite secret right up until Sept 9th.. There have been teaser trailers made to provide us clues.. I'm freaking out. Especially because I just read that it could possibly be LANVIN !



This morning H&M Canada tweeted the videos.. I did a little research and read a lot of clues/similarities to Shiazty Chen. But I'm home relaxing responding (on Twitter), I think it could be Shiazty Chen or maybe Jason Wu.. Then this tweeter out of nowhere sends me this link... I'm freaking out. This is the best article I've seen but haven't been able to read all day.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

OH CANADA! BEST OF ELLE CANADA SEPTEMBER 2010

First of all I love the modern Canadian vibe I get get from this cover.

My favourite parts of this issue:
- Jason Wu's interview. I have to buy/rent the Fashion Film he recommends; "Breathless"
- Interview with Roland Mouret about his inspirations and fall/winter 2010 collection. Which looks divine!



- Interview Milla Jovovich. There's a great interview question, "What was your first fashion moment?" It made me think of mine.. When I was 16, my mom bought me my first pair of designer heels :D They were black (of course), faux croc leather, 2.5"inch thick strappy sandals with a thick heel :) Before that I could credit fashion file, but I don't remember the day I started watching, it has just always been there.. I related to Milla's response about discovering her style in her 20's, using fashion to express herself without words.
- UP YOUR SLEEVE by David Livingstone. I love summer weather, but I LOVE fall fashion! 3/4 length sleeves, layers, textures, leggings, sweaters, tunics :) Sometimes I feel sexier covered up than exposed.



- Quilted Secrets by Laura DeCarufel. I didn't get into the Chanel exhibit hosted back in the spring, but thank god for well written articles..
- High rate fashion editorial on fall fashion :) Some great looks, I especially LOVED the Michael Kors jacket and Stella McCartney's sweater.
- Canadian Fall Fashion Editorial. My fav's were the Pink Tartan look, Andy The-Anh, Jeremy Laing's, Rita Liethebber, and Comrag's!
- Last but not least; Perfect Storm Nail Polish feature. I'm now dying to buy Essie's Sew Psyched and OPI's You Don't Know Jacques!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A-HOY MATEY!

Yesterday my company hosted our annual summer party, and this year we went on a 4 hour boat cruise!!! It was AMAZING. I LOVE being out on the water :) Here are a few pictures of my friends, who I am so happy to work with everyday. We are all completely nutty in our own ways :D







The theme was actually crazy hats, but we dance to our own tune and went nautical!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

CASUAL SUNDAY

Wore my new sweater I bought for the bus ride to NYC. It definitely reminded me of my friend Meghan and our vacation together :)

If I was a cushion this is what I would look like. yesterday :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

ERIN FETHERSTON DESIGNS FOR JUICY COUTURE

I was never a big fan of Juicy's clothing. I don't like track suits, and found their clothing over priced. After I got back from my NYC vacation I found out the label's owners have left the Liz Claiborne Inc. owned brand, and are being replaced by Erin Fetherston!! Temporarily, Erin's contract is until 2011 sometime then Claiborne will have to make another call. I'm excited to see whimsical Erin Fetherston design for Juicy. The velvet 1930's inspired gown she wore at this year's Met Ball, is apart of the Holiday Collection! I LOVE this dress...

WEEKEND COUTURE

Outfit and photos inspired by my new Juicy Couture black stud earrings. Top from Necessary Objects in NYC - that shop is amazing - I spent $100 there on my last trip and bought 2 pairs of sandals and 3 awesome tops! Thick leggings/skinny pants H&M, love wearing silver sandals or quilted flats during the day, and my black gladiator sandals in the evening. Black purse of course.





Feel in love with this animal print top at H&M, only $18! gorgeous tunic. Wore it out last night with jeans and my black gladiator sandals :) Didn't take a photo though :( Took one while I was getting ready.. Meow!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I'M CLOG CRAZY

At the beginning of this year when I saw the Spring Clogs in ELLE Canada's editorial, clogs were on my radar for this year. My best friend Meghan was looking for a pair while we were in New York, she knew exactly what she wanted and just didn't find the right pair.. The other day I was checking out my local Aldo and found a pair that I feel in love with at first sight! I dreamt for Chanel or Miu Miu but found a pair that feel very me, and completely affordable! I'm absolutely obsessed with this pair Aldo clogs (BOHLEY).. I wasn't sure this day would ever come..

FASHION VISIONARIES NINA GARCIA AND RUBEN TOLDEO

I love reading all types of fashion books, and along my journey of fashion meets art, I found Ruben Toledo. His illustrations with Nina Gracia's personality is reason enough to own one of their books. I may not need or agree with Nina's advice, although there is ALWAYS something to take away.

Image from Nina Garcia The Style Strategy I bought last December.



Just noticed as I was cruising MarieClaire.com I noticed what seems to be a new Nina and Ruben book, What to Wear for Every Occasion!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

FALL FASHION OBSESSIONS

Camel, leather, cable knits, lady-like silhouettes, clogs, these are a few of my favourite things! I love seeing all the fall fashion transitions. In-store, ads, I love watching the fall runway collections early spring, but I love seeing it all over again in a fashion bible :) These pieces are a mix of spring and fall 2010 but that's my style..

FALL OBSESSIONS

Monday, August 16, 2010

MONDAY, FASHION, AND FLARE!

First day back to work after vacation and I was feeling it! With a relaxed outlook on life, I had the most comfortable outfit on and rock my new mani/pedi :) I went to Holt Renfrew after work for research I needed for a contest I'm trying to enter.. Unfortunately nothing to work with, and had more fun picking out my favourite window displays.

Wearing my new resort inspired shirt and metallic sandals from Necessary Objects in NYC, pants from H&M. Received my September Issue of FLARE while I was on vacation, I was so happy to see it waiting on my desk :)

My cat is a bit of a she-devil. but she means well...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

NEW YORK CITY: OUR FASHION TRIP

I was playing with iMovie and made this video of my New York pictures. Dedicated to my best friends Meghan and Tracey, and our love in the sky!

video

Saturday, August 14, 2010

BACK ALLEY SALLEY CONTINUES

During our walk yesterday we intentionally walked down a few alleys to discover these..



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