Friday, April 18, 2014

Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Bestie's Bridal Shower

Last weekend I got to help celebrate one of my best friend's soon-to-be marriage with a super sweet Breakfast at Tiffany's bridal shower! Myself and another bestie/bridesmaid planned the whole thing, and had a total blast putting it all together, from the cutesy bow cupcakes to the teeny tiny Tiffany's boxes. Even more fun than the treats, though, was the photobooth! We strung up a damask backdrop, whipped out our fascinators, pearls, and paper props, and posed doing our best Holly Golightly.

We spent the afternoon sipping champagne, playing games (think musical chairs with Tiffany's boxes), and opening gifts: an excellent girly afternoon. Our bride-to-be even wore a Tiffany-coloured dress with the quintessential boat neck design: perfection! It's not often we really get excuses to dress up anymore (maybe that's just a Vancouver thing?), so occasions like this are the perfect reason to dawn your fancy hat, throw on some pearls, and slip on your 'tea time' dress!

Fascinator-Roxann's Hats, Hat-thrifted, Dress-Zara (thrifted), Necklace-Francesca's, Earrings-Forever21, Shoes-Fioni (thrifted), Gloves-Amazon

Happy Styling! xo


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vancouver Fashion Week FW2014: Day 2

Day 2, and my final recap of Vancouver Fashion Week this season, brought an amazing array of talented designs from the likes of LaSalle College, Na Hyun Lee, Connally McDougall, Maella Fashion Boutique, Grandi's Atelier, and Evan Clayton. To start, Na Hyun Lee's bright neon pieces with flouncy hemlines had me wanting a whole new wardrobe; the bright blue box-pleat skirt is the perfect addition to a bold, flirty look. I also loved the sassy yet classic taste of Connally McDougall's collection, right down to the cute complementing glasses! And on the complete opposite side of the spectrum, Evan Clayton's collection Jenova was feminine, but had a dark seductiveness to it. Congrats to Evan on not only being featured in Vogue UK, but also winning the opportunity to show at Vienna Fashion Week in September!

I stepped backstage with London Drugs to check out the trendy super-high hair do's being prepared for the Grandi's Atelier show. Vancouver Fashion Week Beauty Director Chris Funk walked us through how to create a voluminous french twist with Pantene products, so you can try it at home too!

Blazer-Mustard Seed(via Tobi), Shirt-Cake for Breakfast, Necklace-H&M, Watch-Fossil, Jeans-Banana Republic(DIY & thrifted), Shoes-Nasty Gal

Beauty Director Chris Funk working on a model for LaSalle College show

A hairstylist Louise creates romantic braids for Firan & Rose

Na Hyun Lee

Connally McDougall

Maella Fashion Boutique

Evan Clayton

Happy Styling! xo


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2014: Day 1

I was more excited than ever for the shows this season after seeing the Vancouver Fashion Week Opening Gala's sneak peek, and Day 1 did not disappoint! The designs of Green Embassy, Nina Tan, Pitour, Shelley Klassen, and Gabriel Lage were highlights of the night, but all were incredibly diverse and and a feast for the eyes. Gabriel Lage's collection of awe-inspiring beaded gowns was a truly beautiful way to end the evening, leaving us all to dream of wearing something so breathtakingly elegant one day. I'd say Gatsby-esque beading is still all the rage for the coming season (yes!).

I also went backstage with London Drugs Cosmetics before the shows to get the scoop on the latest hair and beauty trends, straight from Beauty Director Yasmin Morshedian. Heads up, smokey eyes and red vampire lips are big trends to watch for, as well as graphic liner (which is my go-to on a daily basis). Check out our Day 1 of Vancouver Fashion Week which includes a backstage make-up how-to on the models of Nina Tan Design:

If you want to try the runway-ready look yourself, check out the London Drugs Beauty Blog to find out which Covergirl products you'll need!

Sweater-Forever 21, Skirt-River Island (via Asos), Necklace-Smart Set, Sunglasses-H&M, Heels-Aldo(thrifted), Bow Shoe Clips-H&M

Yasmin Morshedian, Vancouver Fashion Week Beauty Director applying Covergirl make-up to a model for Green Embassy

Interviewing Stephanie Hung, the designer behind Nina Tan Design: she is awesome!!

Shelley Klassen - Blushing Boutique

With the blogger and design talent Kassandra Poleshuck of Kassinka

Happy Styling! xo