faves.

hey lovelies! here’s a peek into what i’m obsessing over lately…faves of the moment

1. i’m still not over the baseball hat trend. i love the fact that i can get away with wearing a sporty ball cap with a more dressed up outfit. it’s fun to keep people interested and guessing. i like this stella mccartney one; grey wool is a new take on the typical black, plus the clean lines make the hat look more luxurious.
2. going through a superga obsession at the moment. i have two pairs… but wouldn’t mind having a gold lamé pair to wear with a pencil skirt or summer dress. these things are comfortable, preppy and fun to mix with the unusual.
3. love me anything t by alexander wang, but this sleeveless tank caught my eye as looking especially soft and versatile. my tees are my favourite items in my wardrobe; i get so much use out of them.
4. i have a similar skirt from plum, and i can’t get enough of the bold floral print. so easy to pair with a little wedge and simple t-shirt. dolce & gabbana, $1,005.
5. i’ve been obsessing over this anya hindmarch clutch for a while now. i love the idea of carrying a less structured clutch. plus, the colours are so fun!
6. when i saw these narciso rodriquez wedges featured on TMR, it was love at first sight. my “sole” aches for these beauties. perfect worn with boyfriend jeans and a fun blazer.
7. dannijo, dannijo, dannijo. damn you for being so expensive. anyways, i’m a bracelet girl, so naturally i have my “eye” on this cuff. {i have to stop with the cheesy puns, i know.}
8. this tibi dress took. my. breath. away. i love the colour. i love lobsters. it’s perfection.

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grundgified.

i met nick thiessen at a photo shoot earlier this year, and immediately recognized a talent i wanted to work with. when the opportunity came along to style a shoot for him, i didn’t hesitate.

nick is an amazing photographer with an eye for the perfect shot. we had such a good time joining forces to bring back grunge, along with hilary rhoda look-a-like, danielle flasha. i’ve been obsessing over editorials from the 90′s grunge era, and wanted so badly to recreate it. with the help of abbotsford’s seediest backdrops and a steady drizzle of rain, nick took some amazing shots.

all photos courtesy of nick thiessen photography


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spring 2013 trends: part III of III

PART III OF III - BUBBLEGUM PINK

pink power!
1. J.Crew Cable Knit Sweater – the perfect fuschia crew neck sweater! this one would look so cute with some boyfriend jeans and loafers. for bonus points? layer with a collared shirt underneath!
2. Essie Nail Polish in “Secret Story” – i love this colour. bright but classic.
3. Dannijo “Benj” Cuff Bracelet – fuchsia + orange. YES!
4. Kate Spade Stud Earrings – i don’t typically wear earrings, but if i did, i would totally rock these. so sweet.
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk T-Shirt – this t-shirt is so great. half dressy, half comfy-cute. the colour would look fabulous with denim or any patterned pants.
6. J.Crew Leather Loafers – i love loafers. these ones are so cute, especially with the beige piping along the edge. this pair would look awesome with a “canadian tuxedo” denim-on-denim look.
7. Anya Hindmarch Fabric Clutch – this clutch is so amazing. like, i would feel SO cool carrying this on a daily basis. too bad it costs more than my rent.
8. Stella McCartney Multi Coloured Knit Top – i love the combination of fuschia and orange (see above, duh). plus, sweaters are my weakness. so that’s a no-brainer.
9. Nike Dual Fusion ST 2 Running Shoe – even though i can’t pull off “running shoe chic”… these would add a pop of colour to any casual outfit – perfect for running errands. feeling gutsy? pair with some boyfriend jeans + a tuxedo-style blazer for a really edgy look.
10. Tarina Tarantino Three Row Lucite Choker – i envision this chunky necklace with a slouchy white tee and leather skinnies… something just perfect to jazz up a simple look.

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spring 2013 trends: part II of III

my second favorite trend for spring? stripes! i was in holt renfrew at the end of the year and i spotted the t by alexander wang spring ’13 collection. tried it all on, and left with a happy wallet (untouched). i have always loved striped separates and find it fun & easy to pair them with other pattered or solid pieces. all that talk about rules applying? ignore it!

if you aren’t sure how to wear stripes, start by pairing a striped separate with neutrals; for example, try wearing the bcbg max azria striped bandage skirt worn with a solid black blouse. if you are feeling more adventurous, throw on your spring stripes with bright colours or florals. that t by alexander wang striped tee would look so cute worn with some patterned jeans… i have a snake print pair that would be perfect. i have so much fun mixing prints!

PART II OF III – STRIPES

stripes

bcbg max azria colour block power skirt / marc by marc jacobs striped mouse flats /t by alexander wang striped t-shirt / jil sander striped skirt / dannijo diaz earringsissa london striped dress / t by alexander wang striped dress / clare vivier zip wallet / true religion striped skinny jeans

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golden globe favorites.

i don’t normally watch award shows, but i really wanted to see the cast of girls kick butt (which they did). SUPER excited that lena dunham & the cast of girls won 2 golden globes. so deserving of the recognition. she is such an inspiration to young women.

{here are a few of my red carpet favorites…}

anne hathaway wearing chanel couture

michelle dockery in alexandre vauthier couture

lena dunham in zac posen

jodie foster wore giorgio armani

although i wasn’t a big fan of her dress itself, jodie foster deserves an honourable mention. looking fabulous at 50, her acceptance speech was so moving.  anyone who can be themselves, speak eloquently, and be open about their sexuality is a rockstar in my eyes!

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