Last week at the swanky Shangri-La hotel in Toronto, Swarovski held a lovely event, showcasing their Fall 2013 Secret Treasures jewellery collection. And while, as usual, I found most of the pieces appealing in one way or another, what really caught my attention was the Swarovski by Shourouk capsule collection. Parisian jewellery designer Shourouk collaborated with Swarovski to create a stunning collection of modern heirloom pieces that one would never want to remove…even at bedtime. From the surprisingly light statement earrings, to the beautiful rope and crystal bib necklace, to the fun neon bracelet, every single piece from the Swarovski by Shourouk collection seemed to be calling my name. Needless to say…I spent A LOT of time by the Shourouk showcase that night, trying things on, and daydreaming of the fab parties I’d wear them to.
So what about you? Do you like the Swarovski by Shourouk pieces, or are they not your cup of tea? Share in the comments!
Photo Credits: Swarovski
Style Blog, April 29th 2013 |
Last week something awesome happened – Viktor & Rolf’s Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren stopped by The Room at The Bay while on a press visit to Toronto…and I got to meet them! Dreams do come true…for real!
The party was incredible! A string quartet played some modern tunes, there was plenty of yummy Perrier-Jouët bubbly to go around, and the crowds were dressed to the nines (The Room parties are always great for people-watching!). Bonnie Brooks was there, as were Stacey Kimmel, Rufus Wainwright, and Jeremy Laing…oh my!
As for my outfit…I decided to go less formal in my fave Club Monaco faux leather skirt, a soup tee under my trusty moto jacket, a pair of my new fave shoes from Aldo x Preen capsule collection, and a sparkly necklace to dress it up. Funny enough, I ran into Anita Clarke at the party, and we were both wearing the same shoes AND the same clutch from ela handbags! Twinsies! Well…except Anita was wearing a gorgeous Roland Mouret, while I was wearing Forever 21. But still…great minds think alike…and also, this totally shows off the versatility of fun accessories, non?
After having a quick moment alone with the belles of the ball (they were super-duper nice, by the way), my friends and I continued to mingle, checking out the new Viktor & Rolf spring collection, and making our dream wishlists, which included the clothes off designers’ backs, because those adorable embroidered jeans they both wore (one with mustaches, and the other with sunglasses) were just too awesome for words. Alas…I never got the courage to ask them about their jeans, so they stayed firmly in my dreams. But hey, Viktor and Rolf…if you see this…I’d love to do a Sisterhood of Travelling Pants thing with you. And though I’m not exactly sure how it works, I think we could start by you sending me your adorable jeans, and me wearing them…Ok? Sounds good to me.
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Style Blog, April 26th 2013 |
For a couple of months now, I’ve been obsessed with an empty perfume bottle…But not just any old perfume bottle – a Charlotte Olympia one! First the kitty flats, then the bird clutch, then the Paris flats, and now the perfume clutch. The woman sure knows a way to my heart.
And after seeing the lovely Nicole of Gary Pepper wearing hers so well, my want turned into a need, and now I have to hide my credit card in the freezer, in order to avoid pulling the trigger on this one. Although I do feel like Charlotte’s bags and shoes are almost like pieces of art (don’t judge me!), and I’d cherish them for years to come…so it’s somewhat justified…right?! Or is it my denial talking?
What do you think of these lovely Charlotte Olympia Perfume Clutches? They come in different shapes and colours (1, 2, 3, 4) too! Which one is your fave?
Photo Credits: Gary Pepper, Disney Roller Girl
Style Blog, April 25th 2013 |
“Hi Nelia, I’ve recently discovered your blog and I LOVE your style. I’m having a style dilemma, maybe you can help.What type of accessories would you wear with this dress, and is it ok to wear flats? I’m a mother of 5 so I never wear heels.Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.” – S
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Style Blog, April 23rd 2013 |
Last week, Holt Renfrew hosted designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of rag & bone, with a New York-inspired bash. There was a graffiti wall, a pretzel cart, hot-dogs, and cotton candy. My friends and I enjoyed the delicious drinks, and danced the night away to DJ Fathom’s tunes, while drooling over rag & bone’s latest collection (that green jacket, you guys!!!). It was one of the best parties I’ve attended in a long while. So good, in fact, that I really didn’t want to leave at the end of the night. Or was it that I didn’t want to leave without that amazing jacket? Probably both.
If you want to check out rag & bone’s Spring 2013 collection for yourself, stop by Holt Renfrew, as most of the pieces are now in stores. But be warned…you might not be able to walk away.
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Style Blog, April 17th 2013 |
What is it about Coachella that makes me drool with envy? Is it the promise of hot desert sun, great bands, and fun fashion? That must be it.
This past weekend, a ton of celebs headed down to Indio, California, and brought their A-game, when it came to style. Katy Perry strutted around wearing a revealing Dolce and Gabbana two-piece, and a whimsical purse. Alexa Chung stuck to her signature style by donning a black and white Wednesday Addams mini dress, while Kate Bosworth looked amazing in a scalloped tank and shorts. My favourite Hollywood couple (Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson) also made an appearance, looking cute and stylish as always, as did Solange, in a pretty pink floral skirt.
Do you get excited about Coachella style snaps? Which celeb’s outfit do you like the most? Share in the comments.
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Style Blog, April 15th 2013 |
ALDO’s ad campaigns never disappoint, and this one’s no exception. The fun and colourful images make me forget about this rainy week, and transport me to balmy summer days, when we can fire up the BBQ, lounge by the pool, and wear shorts and sandals!
And speaking of sandals…I’m obsessed with more than one pair of ALDO shoes right now. From their gorgeous ALDO Rise x Preen collab, to the cut-out ankle booties, to some plexiglass heels, I want them all! Oh…and let’s not forget about accessories! How cute are those pixelated sunglasses? I want one of each, please!
What do you think about ALDO’s Spring 2013 ad campaign? Any shoes that caught your eye? Share in the comments.
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Style Blog, April 9th 2013 |
HUGE NEWS, lovelies!!! I am excited to confirm that after months of rumours, it’s been finally confirmed that Nordstrom will be coming to Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre in fall 2016!!! 3 years definitely seems like forever right now, but at least it’s a done deal, and we will be getting our very own Nordstrom store at Yorkdale after all. Bring out the champagne!
“We are thrilled to bring a store to Yorkdale Shopping Centre and view this as a tremendous opportunity to serve Toronto,” said Karen McKibbin, President of Nordstrom Canada. “Yorkdale is clearly a premier fashion destination, home to an impressive mix of retailers and we’re excited to be part of the centre. Ever since we announced that we’re coming to Canada, we have been humbled by the response from customers, and we can’t wait to get to work on earning their business.”
So tell me, are you thrilled about these amazing news? Doesn’t it make you wonder what else Yorkdale has up its sleeve? I am pretty sure the surprises will just keep on coming. Share your opinions in the comments!
Style Blog, April 8th 2013 |
Last week, you might’ve noticed a million tweets about the ela handbags sample sale, and if you weren’t sure what the big whoop was all about, this is what. This red ela Lardy satchel was one of my spoils from the sample sale
war, purchased for a steal! A beauty, isn’t she?
And since I have the tendency to become obsessed with shiny new things, I couldn’t part with my new bag for days after I bought it. And you know what? It’s a perfect bag! Spacious and roomy enough for everything I need to tote with me, yet really light and comfy to carry. Gotta love sample sales.
Also, I’m hoping, that this will serve as my ginger way of getting back to taking outfit photos for real (meaning: not in front of a bathroom mirror with my iPhone), so stay tuned for more What I Wore posts. Hope you had a lovely weekend!
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Style Blog, April 8th 2013 |
This Lovers + Friends dress on Olivia Munn is all kinds of perfect! Or is it just me? The print is definitely not for everyone, as it’s loud and busy, but since I love loud and busy, this is right up my alley. I also adore the back of this dress, and the high neckline…and the fact that I could probably eat a full meal and not feel like my dress is trying to kill me. You know?
If you are a lucky size XS, you can pre-order this beauty of a maxi HERE, the rest of us will have to wait, which is fine, I suppose…since it’s freaking freezing outside. Is it April, or February? I can never tell.
Photo Credits: Just Jared
Style Blog, April 5th 2013 |