Lavish & Squalor

A little while back, I had the amazing opportunity to be styled by Bobby Raffin with pieces from one of my favourite stores on the Queen West strip, Lavish and Squalor. I am wearing a vintage leopard print coat with leather riding gloves. When we were looking around the store, something about this jacket called my name. I’m a sucker for animal print, and the pony hair texture was so luxurious. I love that it has brown suede panels to break it up, and the contrasting lapels are a detail that’s very in vogue right now. Underneath the coat, I’m wearing a burgundy velvet dress, also from Lavish & Squalor. All of us involved in the shoot had so much fun, even if it was a freezing December day. I got a bit lucky though, the leopard jacket I’m wearing kept me pretty toasty! I think all of our looks showcase how layering can keep you warm,… View Full Post

Sunnybrook Stables

If I could picture a perfect fall day, today would be it!  On my lunchbreak, I decided to go to Sunnybrook Stables, a riding school in the heart of Toronto. It was a beautiful day in November with clear skies, and warm temperatures, so I decided to wear a cape instead of a wool topper.  I love the tweed texture and rustic toggles on this cape.  Underneath I wore a sheer chiffon blouse, and skinny grey pants. Ironically, I was wearing saddle shoes… I’ve always loved horses, but my father has something against them, and never let me take lessons.  As a kid, I grew up watching My Little Pony (MLP), and I’m loving the resurgence in popularity now with MLP.  I gasped in excitement when I saw that the ring had a mini Shetland pony! I fell in love with the sweet ponies that would come right up to… View Full Post

Alice + Olivia Fall Collection

Alice + Olivia’s Fall 2011 collection combines lady-like elegance with retro inspired looks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieE89gHoX48 I adore the way this video captures the essence of the collection.  The styling is cute and doll-like.  I can’t get over those cat-eye glasses (0:41) and the hats. I adore this Bailey High Neck Dress ($614.47) for its elegant lace and sexy keyhole cut out in the back. I’m also in love with the Sutton Fur Cuff Dress ($378.38), which comes in a rich shade of burgundy.  And the fur cuffs? So luxe. I love the way the collection captured some key trends (snakeskin and navajo knits) while working them into their chic aesthetic of simply tailored cocktail dresses. If only they sold the hats in this video… Images courtesy of Shopbop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjGyObHxI6I&feature=related

Fabulous Four: September 1

Just in time for September, here’s my list of Hot New Things. Cashmere Boyfriend Sweater Nothing celebrates the arrival of the fall season more than a new cashmere cardigan.  Now that classic American brand J. Crew has hit the Canadian market, we can all take advantage of their classic cashmere sweaters.  This one has a modern twist with its easygoing boyfriend shape.  The deep v-necks turns the sweater from frumpy to fabulous. Find it at J. Crew. Hourglass Film Noir Lacquer If eyes are the windows to your soul, your eyelashes must be the velvet drapes that frame the window frame. Add drama to your lashes by simply slicking on this eyelash gloss after applying mascara. The gloss leaves a high-shine finish that will make your eyes sparkle.  The top coat also strengthens, lengthens and adds shine without harmful chemicals or synthetic dyes and fragrances. This revolutionary new makeup product is… View Full Post

Fabulous Four: August 22

Here are my picks for this week’s installment of Fabulous Four! The Pippa Bag: Channel the Duchess’ cheeky younger sister with this gorgeous leather bag from Modalu London.  Pippa herself has been seen with the bag that features functional pockets and a modern silhouette. The textured leather is as stunning as Pippa herself! People from the UK have been calling Canada and begging to have this bag shipped across the pond, so grab yours before it’s sold out. Find it at Town Shoes. Rosegold Watch: Season after season, the oversized gold watch has been a permanent fixture on the wrists of fashion bloggers, editors and businesswomen alike. Finally, a new hue has taken over as the ultimate timepiece. Rosegold is warm on the skin, and compliments earthy tones in an outfit.  This accessory will add instant interest to your look, while keeping you on time.  Find it at Michael Kors.… View Full Post