Category: Accessories

Preen x Aldo Rise Shoes Fall 2013

The Preen x Aldo Rise collection ($160 – $230) continues this fall with yet another amazing collection launching in October. The collection is only available in black, grey and red with the prices at $160 Cdn for the stilettos and $230 Cdn for the amazing ankle booties. From the images of this collection it will be well worth the wait. I am currently coveting every style in every colour. Hoping to narrow it down once October arrives.

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Mackage Debuts Handbag Collection

Rubie bag from Mackage's fall '13 collection. Photo By Courtesy Photo
Rubie bag from Mackage’s fall ’13 collection.
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I got to spy some early looks at the Mackage handbag collection this past spring when I was in the Toronto showroom pulling for shoots. These bags debuting for FW13 are a definite must on my wish list. I love what Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan have created. These are completely on trend and a great extension of their outerwear that they have been successfully doing since 2000. This 12 piece collection shows all the current handbag trends for fall at a great price point with bags ranging from $225 -$600, which is much more achievable for many of us, while not compromising quality. I love the structured bags with the top handle keeping it very lady like, but allows you the use of the cross-body strap when you need your hands free. You can find them on their own site, in some great retailers and on Shopbop. I definitely recommend checking them out, especially with all the great press they have been receiving including an amazing write up in the fashion insider bible WWD.

Currently Inspired By:

Dazed & Confused

One of my all time fave movies about the 70’s is Dazed & Confused and recently it seems to be gaining popularity again. I have been finding amazing wardrobe inspiration from it. Here is some pieces to get you started:

BDG skinny leather belt $15 @ Urban Outfitters

Peace be with you crop top $40 @ Global Warming Tees

Denim Sheffield Cut Off Shorts $165 @ Rag & Bone

Lulu Fringe Bag $275 @ Club Monaco

Champions Originals $40 @ Keds

Sierra Women’s Strappy Wedges $80 @ Toms

High Waist Flare $225 @ 7 for all Mankind

Jules Smith Coachella Necklace $85 @ Shopbop

Joie Sadira Top $270 @ eluxe

Dara Ettinger Stephanie Ring $115 @ Shopbop

Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 $22.50 @ Fresh

Line I Love Update…

The other day I was touring around Dannijo‘s website and I was going through their press section when I saw the most exciting thing, Dannijo is launching a shoe collection. How did I miss this? I am so excited to see it when it launches this fall. Until then, here is the WWD article I scooped off of Dannijo’s site, as I just had to share this exciting news.

Line I Love…

So it is no secret that when I find something amazing I usually become obsessed. Dannijo is definitely no exception to this. Dannijo, the brainchild of two sisters, Danielle and Jodie, is an amazing jewelry line that makes some of the most incredible statement pieces, and has a huge fashion following especially with style fave, Man Repeller.  Yes the prices are on the higher side, but I can definitely vouch that they are well worth it, as they are items you will keep and cherish for years to come. As well whenever I wear mine I get stopped everywhere over them. Dressed up or down, wearing one of their pieces always brings me joy. I have posted some of my fave pieces to start your addiction with!

CECILE Earrings $300 US

MAUI bracelets $220 US each

BAHLIA necklace $688 US

MEDINE necklace $495 US

SATVI earrings $195 US

LINDSAY iPhone 4 Case $98 US


Pantone Colour of the Year:

PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango

Pantone the authority of colour, announced that 2012’s colour of the year is Pantone 17-1463 Tangerine Tango. I am so excited for this to be the colour of the year. It is such a vivacious and happy colour that is both fun and sophisticated. You can easily incorporate it in your beauty, home decor, fashion and accessories. What more could you ask for? Here are a few inspirations for you to take home:

For the Home: Vases from CB2, Pillow from Crate and Barrel

Clothes: J Brand Jeans at Dealuxe, Tank at Aritzia

Accessories: Giussepe Zanotti shoes at SSense, Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings at Net-A-Porter, Marc by Marc handbag at Shopbop

Beauty: Deborah Lippman Lara’s Theme Polish, Stila Outrageous lipstick at Sephora

Spring 2012 Trends

Light Bright Accessories

Colour is one of the biggest trends seen on the runway this season and a great way to start incorporating it without it being too scary is with some great accessories. I also recommend starting to incorporate them now to help get into the fresh spring feeling during the winter blahs that everyone is feeling. Here are a few great pieces to get some inspiration.

1. Dannijo Capucine Necklace. $445 USD. This is such an amazing piece, I instantly fell in love and snatched it up when I saw it in one of my favourite stores, The Narwhal, here in Toronto. I have already started wearing it with sweaters and it is a great piece to just add with a basic white tee or tank in the spring or summer.

2. Forever 21 Lacquered Heart Earring Set. $3.80 Cdn. These are so cute and a super affordable way to incorporate the Neon and bright colour trend into your wardrobe and also one of the most subtle and least costly commitments to the trend.

3. Christopher Kate Printed Modal and Cashmere Scarf. $530 USD. I am in love with any cashmere modal blend scarves, they feel like heaven when you wear them. This scarf buy Christopher Kane scarf would brighten up a winter coat now and then look great with a navy blazer in the spring.

4. Proenza Schouler Ps1 Medium Suede Satchel. $1975 Cdn. The Ps1 is such a classic and timeless bag and definitely on my wishlist. The tropical green is a a great way to brighten up the bag and helps distinguish it from all the boring black handbags out there.

5. CC Skye Neon Riviera Cuff. $375 USD. This cuff is such a great mix with the neon yellow and gold and is such a great statement. I could see it with one of the amazing printed maxi dresses that came down so many runways or with a military styled look for a fun pop of colour.

6. Aldo Fravel Suede Shoe. $90 USD. These suede shoes from Aldo are right on trend with the return to the pointed ladylike toe and the bright neon peach colour. I would love to see this with a great pair of skinny denim and a silk shirt.

7. Brian Atwood Claudia Embroidered Suede Pumps. $2115 USD. These shoes are a work of art, from the stunning electric aqua suede to the embroidered backs, they are a true statement. Your best bet, pair them with simple separates and let the shoes be the statement and show them off!

I’m Obsessed

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For the Love of Louboutin

Louboutin Spring/Summer 2011

I have to admit one of my major fashion addictions is Christian Louboutin shoes. There is something about the design and the sexy red soles that are extremely hard to resist, I also believe they are almost collector pieces as they may be for a specific season but you can seem to wear them season after season still. Here are some of my wish list pieces for Spring Summer 2011.

1…N°Prive 120mm $1695 US. This stunning multicoloured painted python classic Prive with a 4″ heel and 1″front platform will truly make a statement with anything you are wearing and in my opinion is a true work of art for the foot. Plus that front platform makes them comfortable for a night out on the town.

2…Loubout 100mm $895 US. The shootie is still here! This is a stunning silver cotton canvass corseted shoe boot that has a stunning utility look that will look amazing with all the spring trends coming up, and the 4″ heel makes it super sexy.

3…N°Prive 120mm $795 US. These stunning tie dye leather classic Prive’s in grey and black with the 4″ heel and 1″ platform are right on trend with the tie dye theme and are truly to die for.

4…Boulima 160mm $1125 US. This is the highest heel that Louboutin can make and when worn all eyes will be on you. Pair it with anything this silver cab chain link toe in Karung snakeskin will make any outfit that much better. The 5″ heel and 1.5″ platform is just incredible.

5…Miss Cristo 140mm $595 US. These 5.5″ cork wedges are light as air and right on trend with the 70′s influences in many of the spring collections. They come in both black and cognac and are a perfect mix of bows and bondage, who could ask for anything more?

6…Ecotrash 150mm $1095 US. This is a Louboutin Boutique Exclusive! Now being eco-conscious is sexy with a 4″ heel and 1.5″ front platform. These are definitely collectors items as each shoe with it’s mix of cork, canvass and PVC will vary in trash and no pair will be the same.

7…Miss Marta 150mm $1295 US. A truly sexy mix of fishnet and suede in a perfect shootie for spring/summer and can even be worn now with tights. It has a 4″ heel and 1.5″ front platform. These are definitely on my wish list as I feel they will last me for seasons to come.

8…Une Plume 140mm $595 US. Another fabulous pair of light as air 5.5″ cork wedges that are a Christian Louboutin Boutique Exclusive! These stunning patent leather ones add a happy brightness for spring in the framboise. They are also available in black patent.

9…Fred Flat $595 US. The classic Louboutin lace-up is back with a new twist! Swathed in multicolour glitter they are a great way to dress up any old outfit for the day.

Be sure to check out the Louboutin site to see the other styles as this is truly a wonderful Louboutin season!

I’m Obsessed

Loving All Things Leopard

So one of the hottest trends this season is definitely leopard. It is everywhere and what I love most about it, is not only is it sexy and very now. It is also a classic, so if you find a fabulous piece you know it will remain a timeless staple in your wardrobe. One word of caution….please don’t do head-to-toe leopard, not good! But what is great is to incorporate one piece into your wardrobe. I have included some amazing pieces at different price points etc that I love and I am sure you will too.

Faux Fur Vintage Coat: Topshop

This faux fur vintage coat can be found at Topshop for $190 US, it is a great piece and not too expensive, and Topshop now delivers to Canada.

Christian Louboutin Lady Derby: Davids

These are absolutely stunning pony hair Christian Louboutin Lady Derby peep toe oxfords with a 5.5″ heel. They are definitely an investment piece at $1395.00, but in my opinion, well worth it, they are a classic shoe addition that you can wear for many years to come. You can find them at Davids. I love them with the skinny cargo trend as well as a great dress.

Wolford Leo Tights

These Wolford tights are a really fun way to add leopard to your wardrobe, and at $65 US definitely not that big of an expense. The statement tight has really started coming into it’s own. You can find these at any better boutique that sells Wolford or at a Wolford store.

Brave Helki Belt

This amazing belt by Brave Leather Beltworks, is truly a classic piece that can update a beautiful pencil skirt and is very work appropriate and also very affordable at $90 Cdn.

Emily Leopard Clutch: Club Monaco

Club Monaco has been really been catching my eye recently with their amazing products and their collaboration with Shopbop. This leopard clutch is amazing. It has enough room to hold all your stuff for the evening and it is chic and sexy. Who could ask for more…oh yeah, it is also under $200 Cdn!

Jenny Bird Leopard Grommet Pouchette

Definitely one of my favorite Canadian accessory designers, Jenny Bird has done it again with her leopard pieces. This pouchette is fabulous, it is small enough that it makes sense for evening, but it has the strap so you can remain hands free, and not bad at $225 US. She is definitely a designer you want to keep you eye out for. The pieces all have a bit of an edge and I can tell you, every piece I own, I get stopped by people, they are that great.

Jenny Bird Large Leather Wrap Bracelet

Again, another piece by Jenny Bird. I love the edginess of this piece and I find it is great for day and night. This one is on sale for half price on her website, so if you like it you better hurry before it sells out.

As you can see there are tons of leopard options out there. These are just some of my favorites. Have fun with it, and if you feel too timid to incorporate it into your wardrobe in a bold way, try the skinny leather belt or some great leopard print lingerie, I guarantee you will feel great wearing it.

Lanvin For H&M LookBook

Here are the stunning Lanvin ? H&M look book images. Photos: Stéphane Gallois models: by Irina Lazereanu & Vincent Olivieri.

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From the looks of these images this collection will be making some appearances at many holiday parties this season. Absolutely gorgeous!