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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: Cynthia Rowley dress (as tunic), Twik denim (c/o, Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes, Zara belt, Franchi clutch }

Last evening saw England’s Mary Katrantzou at The Room at The Bay downtown Vancouver. The designer gathered a big crowd and a fabulous party including fashion bloggers, socialites, clientele of The Room, journalists and photographers. Also amongst the crowd was the new addition to my StyleStruck & LOVE + MARK’D team, Rae Stevenson. Rae is a Blanche MacDonald student studying fashion merchandising and now interning with me! Actually, for all official LOVE + MARK’D biz we’ve named her “Creative + Social Media” because she does indeed take care of a lot of creative things and our social media. What did I ever do without her??

{ With Lisa Kwong and Niki Blasina (of A Haute Mess) }

Many thanks to The Bay for having us at the lovely fête, it was very much enjoyed! Now on to the rest of today:

12:30 – Pulling clothing options at The Bay with Rae for Monday’s hotel shoot.

2:30 – Male model fitting (don’t tell George… haha. I kid, I kid. Rae will be there too.)

3:00 – Creative work for LOVE + MARK’D, we’re working on an email campaign right now and I am quite excited to show you what we’ve come up with!

5:00 – I won’t want to work anymore. I will want to go play outside. Maybe I’ll go to yoga.

{ Wearing: scarf from Le Chateau, Soleone t-shirt (c/o), JNBY fancy-pants sweatpants (c/o, and that’s not their official name), Converse sneakers, Fossil watch, Bfrend bracelet (c/o), H&M aviators, Marc by Marc Jacobs necklace }

Last week I received this very soft white, oh let’s just get technical: organic eco-friendly bamboo basic! from Soleone Luxury Basics. And oh yes, it is indeed a luxury basic. Perfect for a casual and comfortable working morning at the local Starbucks (we have yet to have our internet set up at the apartment). My first thought when I received this T was to give it my twist: how would I style a plain white t-shirt? So I gave it a go with a fur chubby, skinny faded denim and court heels. The end result, while fashiony, was that I looked something like the QBs we’ll be watching this Sunday: top heavy and overly padded. So those photos were nixed and I decided to give “my take” on the T a more organic approach: how would I do comfy casual? And here ya go. Dressed up sweats and a colourful scarf! How do you wear your white t-shirt??

See that little “classy” button?? That was a treat from an event last night at The Bay’s The Room downtown Vancouver. The Room hosted Derek Blasberg to fete the launch of his second book: Very Classy. The event was really a fabulous production: the fashion elite came out in all their expensive shoe glory (I got on this train, sporting my forever-favourites, these Spring 08 Chanel heels), big hair (seriously, those mamas go big) and mega-tron cameras (no doubt the easiest way to spot a blogger). The fashion was eye-candy, as were the displays. And those stacks of yellow books! Derek was kind enough to sign each and every one of ours, generous on the hearts. To get your own taste of Mr. Blasberg I HIGHLY recommend following him on twitter, he writes the most concise 140-character witticisms I have ever seen.

Pre-”Very Classy,” Alicia of Alicia Fashionista, Monika Hibbs of The Doctor’s Closet and Jen Tam of Her Waise Choice and I met for drinks for blog photos and drinks! Alicia snapped this shot of Jen and I. More outfit photos to come. Wearing: Zara coat, Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch, H&M tights & Chanel heels.

Mon snapped this gorg instagram shot of the to-die-for necklace above.

So. I spotted Leigh Lezark of The Misshapes and nearly fell off my chair Chanel heels. Fashion darling of Karl, total “it girl” and definitely stylish. I awkwardly (emphasis on awkwardly) walk over to her and offer something like: “IreallylikeyournecklacecanItakeapictureofit??” (With a very heavy undertone of: “Oh my god I am such a fan dork I love you please oh please can I blog about you?!!”) So then she stood there for me to snap my pic and I lost all camera control. Give me your usual Hollywood celeb and I don’t bat an eye, give me fashion industry insiders and I fall all over myself. (Did I ever tell you about the time I waited for an hour outside the Conde Nast building in NYC’s Times Square just hoping to catch a glimpe of a Voguette??)

{ Wearing: Cynthia Rowley blouse, Zara skirt }

Upon meeting Derek I asked him if he could give me a “classy” tip for our photo op, his response? “Keep your shirt on.” That I will Derek, that I will.

Jen and Mon have their books signed. I think we’re all in love.

Okay, that was a big post. My earl grey tea is getting cold. Au revoir! 

{Wearing: mystery turtleneck sweater dress (folded up to shorten – there is no tag in it and I don’t know where I got it), Basix II dress (London – last seen here), BCBG Max Azria heels and Zara bag – sooo excited to mean the man of the hour! So excited.}

{A guest’s Chanel bag and watch – the bag was begging to be photographed}

{Meeting Wu}

- All clothes and accessories above displayed: Jason Wu -

What a fabulous event. Thank you very much to the ladies at The Bay for including me in such a gorgeous evening. His clothes are just a dream – and to think he’s from Vancouver! What a treat. Ooh, and look out for more event photos on B Insider!

{An invitation as fabulous as the clothes themselves}

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By Suzanne Timmins and Lisa Tant at The Bay. Below are five of my favourite looks shown on Friday night. (Event was blog-posted here!)

{Trend: (Above & Below) Mixing prints – LOVE!}

{Trend: (Above & Below) Mens wear inspired}

{Trend: Layered, Boho-grunge}

What is something wonderful that you’re doing today? From sitting down with a new glossy to taking your dog (or other pet, Marie has been known to venture out on a leash…), for a walk in this brilliant Vancouver weather we’re having today or putting on your favourite bright lipstick, make sure you do something that makes you smile. Every day. Bisous!

Wearing: Black v-neck from who knows where – I’ve had it for years and years and cut the tag out ages ago, vintage pony hair leopard print belt from Darling in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village Neighborhood (posted here), pleated leather skirt from Zara, tights from The Bay, suede-buckled boots found at Winners. Dior Haute Couleur Lipstick in #361 - my new favourite!

Painting of Kate Moss by Monika Loevenmark, my twin sister. She did this piece when we were 17, pretty amazing, hey? Monika focuses mostly on band photography now, check out her blog!

Xo StyleStruck

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