How amazing was the weather last weekend? After those few craptastic weeks of spring (ha!), it felt like being in para-para-paradise! So instead of wasting my time on my mom’s comfy couch, le bf and I went out shopping for one. We hit up Queen St West, King St West, Dundas St West…walking everywhere, with little pit stops to grab Yogurty’s, and other yummy snacks along the way. It was amazing! Leather jacket weather, how I missed you so!
So what about you? Did you enjoy the sunshine last weekend? Share in the comments!
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Style Blog, April 30th 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 |
Who rule the world? Apparently, Beyoncé does. After a crazy-amazing year in the spotlight, Queen Bey is not ready to slow down her world domination. This time, she has her sights set on H&M’s affordable summer fashion. Starring in the brand’s summer ad campaign, Beyoncé will be seen frolicking on the beach, showing off her toned body in H&M swimwear.
“I’ve always liked H&M’s focus on fun affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements – fire, water, earth and wind,” said Bey. “It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial.”
And while the entire campaign titled Beyoncé as Mrs Carter in H&M is not yet out, we do have this sneak peek photo to satiate our curiosity.
So, what do you think about this collab? Is this a smart move for Beyoncé? Would you rather see a Solange for H&M collab instead? Actually…that’s not a bad idea. Dearest, H&M, can you please make that happen? In the meantime, I’ll stay tuned for more images from Beyoncé as Mrs Carter in H&M.
Photo Credits: H&M
Style Blog, March 21st 2013 |
Good news, lovelies! H&M Conscious Exclusive collection will launch on April 4th worldwide! Following the success of H&M Conscious Glamour capsule, The Conscious Exclusive collection will consist of glam party attire and accessories for both men and women created from sustainable materials like organic cotton, recycled polyester, recycled polyamide, and Tencel. Prices will range from $19.95 – $399.00, making this collection an affordable way to add some Hollywood glamour to your closet.
“Old Hollywood comes alive with Conscious Exclusive, a collection perfect for celebrating the arrival of spring. Rich in detail and eloquent design, the collection is full of dramatic gowns and sharp tailoring for women, and a rock-and-roll, red-carpet style for men. A floor-length dusty pink gown is elegant from the front – and dramatic at the back, which is entirely open – and is made from 100% recycled polyester. The three-piece suit has been given a feminine twist, with a fitted blazer and fitted, high-waisted pants that zip at the ankle, in an organic cotton blend.
There are so many options for living the Hollywood life. An off-white, loose-fitting kimono set has a bohemian air of faded glamour, especially with its pants that sweep to the floor; a jumpsuit has modern edge with its cutaway back; a demure white dress has rock-and-roll romance with its sheer sleeves, asymmetric train and bird embroidery; and there are seemingly endless layers of tulle in a corseted dress that feels like it just stepped out of a bygone world. The collection is completed with accessories, such as an embellished box clutch and elegant minimal heels with the slenderest of ankle straps. Everything is made from more sustainable materials.”
I, for one, can’t wait to get my hands on a few pieces from this collection, but the one MUST HAVE dress on my list is the below white long-sleeved “mullet” lace dress, which needs to be in wardrobe RIGHT NOW!
What do you think of this new Conscious collection? Will you be hitting the stores come April 4th? Share in the comments!
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Style Blog, March 19th 2013 |
On the heels of Zara Canada’s online shopping announcement, according to She Finds, H&M is allegedly planning to launch its North American e-commerce in June 2013! Shopaholics, rejoice!!!
It remains to be seen whether this launch will include Canada, and whether this juicy tidbit will even prove to be true, but in the meantime, I will pretend like it is. Being able to shop both Zara and H&M online will be a serious win for Canadians, and is definitely overdue.
Are you hoping that H&M will offer Canadian online shopping options soon? Which brand are you more excited to be able to shop online? Share in the comments!
Photo Credits: H&M
Style Blog, March 1st 2013 |
Last night one of my most favourite brands – H&M held their first-ever runway show during Paris Fashion Week. Attended by stylish young things like Ashley Olsen, Emma Roberts and Chloe Moretz, the Fall 2013 show was set in a lusciously-decorated tent set at the Musée Rodin, and showcased the gorgeous fall collection on notable models like Arizona Muse, Cara Delevigne, and Isabeli Fontana, styled by George Cortina.
Apart from the unbelievably beautiful setting, the collection itself sure did not disappoint. Moody, dark, and glamorous, in fabrics like velvet, faux fur, leather, and silk, the collection was reminiscent of those wild 70′s rock stars – edgy, but feminine. “Delicacy and a sense of faded grandeur is found in pieces such as an open-backed sequin dress or an embellished and fringed shoulder piece, while knitwear is key, especially with an intricate cable knit sweater.”
I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with at least half of the collection…and luckily for me, I can actually afford it! Yup, finally, a runway show that we can not only draw inspiration from, but also be able to afford. How novel is that?
Anyway, what do you think of H&M’s Fall 2013 collection? Are you as obsessed as I am? Share your fave pieces in the comments!
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Style Blog, February 28th 2013 |
Yup, Paris Fashion Week starts next week, and I am still catching up on my New York posts. Sorry? But not really, because life has never been more hectic than it is right now. So I apologize in advance if the next few weeks are lighter on content than usual…but life trumps blog, you know?
This was one of the only outfits that I got to photograph in New York. Not because I didn’t wear clothes (I did, I swear!), but because my photographer had to go back to Toronto, and I’m not very good at selfies. So this one will have to do. The rest of the fashion show coverage posts are coming next week. Have a great weekend!
I Wore: Coat – Club Monaco; Shirt, Military Pants – Gap; Boots – Margiela for H&M; Clutch – falconwright; Belt – Moschino
Style Blog, February 22nd 2013 |
Last month, Canada’s leading digital fashion magazine FAJO invited me to participate in a fun little photoshoot for their Love Issue, and of course, I couldn’t say no! I got to wear my own clothes, with the only suggestion being that I wear a little bit of red, because…LOVE…duh! And here’s what I came up with.
The first look represents one of my favourite spring trends – black and white stripes. After searching for a pair of Beetlejuice pants for what seemed like forever, I finally stumbled upon these H&M skinnies, and have been happily wearing them since. For an obligatory pop of red, I chose my brand-spanking-new ela editor clutch, which I won (yay!) from Holt Renfrew, and a swipe of red lipstick.
For my second outfit, I wore more stripes, because that’s what I do best. I also threw on my Charlotte Olympia Luna pumps that I scored on MAJAH sale at The Room, a pair of good old boyfriend jeans, and heart sunnies from my wedding. Simple, fun, and oh-so-me!
For more photos from the photoshoot with the lovely Aleyah Solomon, and for my interview with FAJO’s Julia Eskins, please CLICK HERE. Enjoy!
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Style Blog, February 15th 2013 |
Shooting outfit posts in the winter sucks. There, I said it. Half the time, I am bundled up to my chin in a blanket-like Canada Goose jacket and a pair of comfy boots, while the other half, you can find me in my PJs. Not very blog-post-worthy. So this outfit is from October, when the weather was still leather-jacket-perfect and going tights-less didn’t feel like an act of rebellion and/or insanity. Sorry for recycling, but fresh outfit posts are coming SOON! I promise.
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Style Blog, February 5th 2013 |
“I am a 19 year old university student who just landed a job working in an office at my school. There is no official dress code, but I want to look professional and put together while working alongside women with advanced degrees, often 20-30 years older than me. I am struggling to find outfits that work both in the office as well as hanging out in the library, riding the bus or sitting in a lecture hall (i.e. not too stuffy or overdressed) since my working hours are mixed throughout my school schedule. Also please take into consideration that my hometown has a long, cold and snowy winter season. I want to look youthful, conservative, professional, yet blend in with a casually-dressed student body.
I am thinking along the lines of fitted pants (no denim, but not “dress pants”) and blouses, cardigans, maybe a casual blazer, and flat closed toe shoes and boots.” – Nicole
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Style Blog, January 29th 2013 |