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


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2014: Opening Gala

It's that time of year again! Vancouver Fashion Week is upon us! I'm excited to be working with London Drugs this year to cover the beauty trends which are hitting the runway this week. Tonight, we will be covering the runway shows, and doing backstage interviews with VFW Beauty Directors Chris Funk and Yasmin Morshedian to find out how to wear the hottest hairstyles and make-up trends of Fashion Week (all with products from Covergirl, Olay and Pantene!). Stay tuned, and make sure you follow me (Twitter and Instagram) & London Drugs (Twitter and Instagram) to keep up with our live posting from the shows.

Last night was the opening gala, which made for some stellar people-watching, a chance to catch some live entertainment, and of course the pièce de résistance....a sneak peek runway show of the designers' looks! I picked out a few of my favourites, just to give you a taste of what's in store this week. Lots of big hair (the bouffant is back!) and winged liner seem to be key trends, as were crystal-laden gowns (so in love!) and structural designs.

Jacket-Double Zero, Dress-KAS New York, Necklace-Stella & Dot, Shoes-G:21(via Walmart)

Kassandra of Kassinka Blog

Rosalia of Style Love Blog

Rony Walia of Darpan Magazine

Amrit - Hands down my favourite look of the night! (styled by Rony Walia)

Happy Styling! xo