Sarah Stevenson for Target Lookbook!

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Canadian designer Sarah Stevenson is having a pretty damn good year so far! Not only did this Toronto Fashion Incubator New Labels Competition winner scored the Emerging Talent Award at the inaugural CAFA Awards, but her highly-anticipated Sarah Stevenson for Target collection will be hitting the stores in just a few weeks on March 23rd…and it’s GORGEOUS!

After seeing so many well-known designers do fast-fashion collabs (some more successful than others), it makes me really happy to finally see a Canadian designer collab that’s not only really well-executed, but  also true to the designer’s aesthetic. “As a textile and fashion designer, her collection features richly hued florals and feminine, sophisticated styles. Inspired by nature, her collection is timeless, elegant and romantic.”

Pieces from the collection will range from $24.99 to $59.99, making this one of the most affordable designer collabs ever. And at those prices, I just know that I’ll be picking up at least a few of Sarah’s beautiful pieces (floral blazer, laser-cut blouse, peplum dress, and blue laser-cut dress are my must-haves from this collection).

So what do you think of Sarah Stevenson for Target? Share in the comments! And I’ll see you at Target on March 23rd!

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Wishlist: Charlotte Olympia “Elsa” Lobster Shoes

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Phoebe: Hang in there, it’s gonna happen.
Ross: What? Okay, now how do you know that?
Phoebe: Because she’s your lobster.
Chandler: Oh, she’s goin’ somewhere.
Phoebe: Come on, you guys. It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what? You can actually see old lobster couples walkin’ around their tank, you know, holding claws.

Remember that awesome Friends episode?! Well, I’ve had a soft spot for lobsters ever since then, so it’s no surprise that seeing these Charlotte Olympia “Elsa” Lobster shoes sent my heart aflutter. How fun would it be to wear these in the summer with a crisp white shirt-dress? They are simply perfect for date nights with your own lobster, and would even work as whimsical wedding shoes too…if lobsters are your thing, that is. Either way, I’m adding yet another pair of Charlotte Olympias to my wishlist. The woman just keeps on designing things that speak to me…like cats, lobsters, bird cages, gummy bears…you name it. And I don’t mind one bit!

Photo Credits: Charlotte Olympia

The Complete Peter Pilotto for Target Lookbook is Here!

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We are now less than a month away from February 9th launch of PETER PILOTTO for Target collection, and the lookbook is here! The printastic collection features nearly 70 covet-worthy pieces that range in price from $14.99 to $79.99 for apparel and swimwear and $16.99 to $39.99 for accessories.

The collab will mark the first time designers behind the brand, Christopher De Vos and Peter Pilotto try their hand at accessories and swimwear! Said De Vos, “The starting point was swimwear, and we were very happy that we could do it first with Target. We found it exciting to build the looks around that category. That was the idea that there are all these pieces in swimwear like rash guards and tops that you build an outfit around.” Funny enough, even though I can be a little print-crazy at times, swimwear and accessories from the collection are what caught my eye, and I can totally see those sell out in a heartbeat.

But tell me, which pieces from the PETER PILOTTO for Target collection are you coveting? Will you be in line bright and early on February 9th? If you are…prepare for MAYHEM. Judging by my Phillip Lim for Target shopping experience, I would recommend bringing a bodyguard…or two. And may the odds be ever in your favour!

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Peter Pilotto for Target Collection Sneak Peek!

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Back in September I wrote about the upcoming PETER PILOTTO for Target collaboration, launching on February 9th, 2014…and now, we have the first official look at the highly-anticipated collection. And OMG…it’s amazing! If you’re a print lover like me, I can imagine that you’re already obsessing over every detail of that photo above. I mean, that gorgeous romper is only $50, and the printed skirt is $35! That’s bananas!

Here’s how ELLE described this photo: “Designers Pilotto and De Vos, center, in their own clothing, with models wearing, from left: Stertch-nylon swim top, $25, cotton, nylon, and spandex skirt, $35, cotton and nylon slip-on sneakers (shown on all three girls), $30 a pair, spandex-blend romper, $50, spandex-blend racer-back tank, $25, skirt, $35, all PETER PILOTTO FOR TARGET, at select Target stores nationwide starting in February, call 800-800-8800 or visit target.com.”

And while I may or may not have promised myself to avoid designer collabs, I think this ban will have to be lifted for this one. I am only human, and getting a piece of Peter Pilotto for $25 sounds like something that I just won’t be able to resist. What about you? Are you excited about this one? Share in the comments!

Photo Credits: ELLE

Wishlist: Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Collection

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It’s no secret that cutesy prints are my thing. So it’s no big surprise that I’m all over the new Banana Republic L’Wren Scott collaboration! Not only is this capsule collection chock-full of gorgeous holiday-ready dresses and separates (sparkly cardi, anyone?), but the whimsical prints are making my heart race. Lip-print PJs, purses, blouse, and skirt? Umm, yes, please! So pretty and so fun.

If you’ve been drooling over L’Wren Scott’s glam frocks, now is the time to stock up on a few at a fraction of the price. The collection is comprised of more than 50-pieces of apparel and accessories for women ranging in price from $20 to $240 and will be available at Banana Republic retail locations worldwide, and online at www.bananarepublic.ca on December 5th.

What do you think of Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Collection? Share in the comments!

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Wishlist: Louis Vuitton Vivienne LV Handbag

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It’s been a while since I’ve coveted a Louis Vuitton handbag, but the new Louis Vuitton Parnasséa collection has just changed that. The Vivienne LV bag in partucular is so perfectly simple and chic – it’s an instant classic. With two removable straps, a stunning golden LV closure, and a perfect not-too-big-not-too-small size,  it was love at first sight…until I saw the price tag that is. At $5,000.00, Vivienne LV is certainly not the most affordable bag out there, so I think it’ll just have to stay on that wishlist for a little while longer.

What do you think of Louis Vuitton Vivienne LV bag? Is the LV clasp too much for you or is it just right? Share in the comments!

Photo Credits: Louis Vuitton

Wishlist: VAWK for eBay Holiday Collection by Sunny Fong

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Christmas will be coming early this year, thanks to Canadian designer Sunny Fong and his latest limited-edition VAWK for eBay Holiday Collection that will be available from December 2nd to 8th.

Consisting of 9 festive pieces, Fong’s second eBay collection is even better than the first, and I have no doubt that it’ll sell in a heartbeat…so if you really like something, do not wait! The Manta Dress from the first collection is back, but it’s been glamified with sparkly sequins – perfect for the holiday parties. Leather studs adorn the new tie, cuff, and collar pieces, and fox fur was added to the chic Manta Caplet. There are also silk scarves and a pocket square finished with beautiful custom-designed prints.

One very notable addition (and my favourite piece) this season is the one-of-a-kind White Manta Gown, made out of thick stretchy ponte fabric, with strategically placed sexy (but classy) cutouts with sheer netting, and one that will work for a wide range of sizes (size 2 to size 8 to be specific). The fit, the cut, the fabric, and the design are all stellar, and the crazy thing is – the bidding price for this piece will start at only $0.99, with proceeds from the sale going to Kids Help Phone. It’s simply perfect for an elegant special occasion, and I can even see this as a laid back wedding gown too – pretty, versatile, and for a good cause? I think you may just have to fight me for it.

What do you think of VAWK for eBay Holiday Collection? Will you be bidding? Share in the comments.

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Isabel Marant Pour H&M Collection Preview

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It’s so close, I can almost taste it! Isabel Marant Pour H&M collection will hit the stores worldwide on November 14th, and last night, I got the chance to preview the collection, touch the pieces I’ve been coveting, and make my personal shopping list. I have to say that I was sincerely hoping to walk away hating everything (for my wallet’s sake), but, alas…that did not happen. Instead, I left the preview wanting and aching to get my paws on at least a dozen of oh-so-Marant pieces. But since I am a responsible adult, my current must-have list includes a pair of black leather pants, black tuxedo jacket, and a cozy shaggy sweater – that’s it! Those are the only pieces that I will allow myself to buy…but ask me again on November 14th, and my answer may (or may not) change.

Are you getting excited yet? Share your must-have list in the comments!

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Kate Bosworth x Topshop Fall 2013 Collection Now at Hudson’s Bay

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In case you needed another reason to spend your hard-earned pennies, The Collection starring Kate Bosworth for TOPSHOP is now available at The Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada…and it’s pretty great! In her role as a design consultant to TOPSHOP, Kate Bosworth developed the collection alongside the design team. Kate wanted a different tone from the more bohemian inspired Spring Festival range that she starred in, and as a result, a capsule collection of chic modern classics with a twist was created. There are shirt dresses with leather trim, perfect t-shirt dresses, dreamy metallic foil leather (NEED!), sexy stiletto shoes – 46 amazing staple pieces that would complete any wardrobe.

“The collection is tailored and classic. For fall, we wanted to create luxurious pieces with a strong minimalist approach. Slim silhouettes are cloaked in a masculine shape, staying true to the mix of masculine/feminine balance that exists in my personal aesthetic,” shared Kate Bosworth.

What do you think of The Collection? Are there any pieces that you’ll be picking up for yourself? Share in the comments.

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Isabel Marant for H&M Ad Campaign Images and Video!

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November 14th is less than a month away and to celebrate the imminent arrival of the highly-anticipated Isabel Marant Pour H&M collection, we have a few leaked ad campaign images and a “behind-the-scenes” video to tide you over. Daria! Milla! Alek! Oh my! Love seeing their faces in this campaign, which is seriously giving me the collab jitters when I think about November 14th. GIMME EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW! Please?

Are you getting excited yet? What’s on your shopping list? Do tell!

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