From the monthly archives: September 2012

1 – Pine cone candles from The Hudson’s Bay, wooden tray by Urban Barn, books from Louis Vuitton and Chapters, 2 – pillow from The Hudson’s Bay Co, West Elm lamp, Villa Beau Interiors mirrored table

Tomorrow morning a small film crew will be coming to our home to capture our taste for interior design and my taste for all things clothing and accoutrements. The camera will be at our home on behalf of the Vancouver Home + Design Show, who, in collaboration with Park Royal, is putting on the first Style Friday Fashion Show on October 12th featuring local style bloggers. The short segment will be shared at the show, and then on my soon-to-be-launched new blog! I can not wait to share it with you, but there is still much work to be done!

Like my nails… Vacuuming… Dusting… Those mirrored tables show everything!

Que Porter?! 

P.S. When my boyfriend came home, I very excitedly showed him the new candles I purchased today that are now proudly displayed on our wooden tray. It wasn’t until later in the evening when he was looking for a wick on the mini pumpkin did I realize he thought I’d purchased three different candles… Aww. #HadToShare

P.P.S. I’ve recently subscribed to Vogue Paris and considering my ambition to become fluent in French, I couldn’t be more excited to receive my first issue in the mail! Still have to get my hands on the September issue featuring Garance Dore though… J’aime la langue! 

Wearing: Zara trench coat, Rachel Rachel Roy top (c/o), Rachel Rachel Roy skirt (c/o), Zara heels, Clutches of Karma clutch (c/o), Fossil necklace, shades of moss and forest green nail colour by Joe Fresh and makeup by NARS. (I spent a good amount of time relaxed, sitting in a chair in The Bay’s cosmetics department as a pretty Australian make up artist – with freckles I could only dream of – gave me my new look yesterday afternoon. It was heaven. I took (paid) a few of the NARS products home too!)

Last night The Bay Downtown Vancouver hosted special guest Rachel Roy to their second floor White Space for a signing and informal fashion presentation. The space was packed, Rachel clearly draws a crowd. Her Canadian PR forces were kind enough to offer to dress a few of us bloggers, this being the outfit I chose. I love a girl who appreciates chic casual wear! I may wear the top and skirt (with sporty sport-luxe wedges and a sweater), to Vancouver Rowing Club’s rugby festivities today in Stanley Park. Chartreuse would really work with the field.

See it first on instagram.

Wearing: cuffed Joe Fresh cream cords (with a cream silk blouse), and navy silk and mesh Pauline heels by Charlotte Olympia (Find Charlottle Olympia at The Room at The Hudson’s Bay Co)

These towering heels and their most perfect accoutrement (hello pom!) accompanied me (or took me), to Vancouver’s Yaletown for a light salad sprinkled with prawns, a cosmopolitan, and a date. Well done Ms. Olympia.

On the walk home (walk!?) we stopped at a glamourous little ice cream parlor (7-11) for a most decadent treat (chocolate-and-nut-dipped ice cream on a stick). I loved every minute of it.

à bientôt.

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The ADR X H&M collab has given us a little “Fashion Shower” video to really get into the gold-covered, accessory-crazed, crazy fashion world that is ADR. Complete with full set of Fashion Rules from the lady herself.

Viral videos are a brilliant strategy on the part of retailers: they really deliver the lifestyle and essence of the brand and they provide fab content to be shared across a multitude (I almost took it to plethera) of platforms. There have been some vids that I have swooned over (the latest from Dior, this one by Hoss featuring Elin Kling), but Ms. Dello Russo is just too much for me. I have already shared that neutrals have me in a firm fashiony lock and in comparison to the elegant, rich looking smooth leathers and simply sumptuous fabrics that Fall brings (burgundy suede anyone?), Anna is just kind of giving me crazy. Remember that line from Sex and the City when Carries shares her financial troubles with her friends saying that all of her money has gone into her shoes rather than a apartment? She said, “I’ll be the old woman who lived in her shoes!” (Just in case: that’s in reference to the Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe nursery story since Carrie invested heavily in designer footwear.) Well, that’s the vision I have of this woman, except we know she can’t possibly have financial problems to speak of.

On the other hand, hats off to H&M for capitalizing on her current mega-popularity status as one of the “street fashion” (HA! More like Street-Elablorate-Production-With Weeks-of-Fashion-Planning – Don’t tell me you just thought of those feather plumes this morning) it thing.

Having said all of that, I still think this little video is interesting and worth sharing. Hope you enjoyed those two and a half minutes of your life.

Hey, speaking of H&M and Elin Kling, check out the below cute short video featuring a Day in the Life of Elin Kling:

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