Wednesday, 23 April 2014

An Evening with La Biosthetique

 A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend an evening being primped and pampered by the amazing ladies and gents of Black 2 Blond in Kits. I have to be honest, I haven't had my hair done (other than a super cheap trim every once in a while) in over 2 years because I really hate when people touch my hair. I had bleached my hair for many years and it really showed with all of the breakage and dryness, so I decided to grow it out and completely leave it alone. You've probably noticed that I don't style my hair all that often, preferring a more low-maintenance approach, but I really am envious of those women that have thick gorgeous flowing locks no matter when you catch them. I always wondered whether they wake up 2 hours earlier than I do to style their hair, or are they really just that lucky to be born with it? Well, I still don't know their secret, but it was really nice to speak to some experts about proper hair care and get some suggestions on easy styling and how to keep it healthy.

I had the privilege of being paired up with Marlee, who took the time to test my scalp and hair's health and dryness to best determine how to move forward and what products to use. I won't bore you with all the details, but if you are ever wondering if you have healthy scalp and hair, I really recommend it! Also, I'm not sure if you can tell in these photos, but I am wearing patches under my eyes that are probably the most amazing miracle workers in the world. They are from La Biosthetique (the product line that they use throughout the salon) and are called Anti Age Patch Gel Liftant. If you are worried about under eye puffiness and fine lines like I am, you must try them out. I'm already hooked!

La Biosthetique and Black 2 Blonde will be providing all of the hair and makeup at next week's Vancouver Eco Fashion Week and I can't wait to see what they come up with. I'll try to get some backstage shots to show you!
Photos by Natasha Novakovic and myself

I was wearing:


Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

Monday, 21 April 2014

Baggy

I hope you had an amazing Easter long weekend! Ollie and I went to Victoria to visit my Grandma for her birthday and see some friends that I don't get to see anywhere near often enough. It's always so nice to spend a weekend on the island to get away from the city and spend some time in different surroundings. I love the people on the island and it's good for me to be reminded of the courtesy and manners that people just a short ferry ride away possess. I feel like I can use the little refresher every once in a while and I've left feeling recharged and newly inspired.

On another note, how amazing are these jeans?! I was so happy when I found them because they remind me so much of the baggy jeans I was obsessed with during the '90s. They are so perfectly destroyed and oversized -- I couldn't have asked for anything more! I know they won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I honestly can't get enough. What do you think? Would you wear something like these? I would love to hear your opinions!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Moto

I love a good moto jacket and the way that it can easily toughen up any look. The last time that I wore this romper (here), it was in a much more ladylike way, but throw on a moto jacket and suddenly I'm badass! I just love this new piece that I received from my collaboration with Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren and I've already got plenty of other ideas on how to wear it. I think there will be many a floral dress that is toughened up with it this spring and summer.

P.S. If you happen to be in Toronto on May 2nd, make sure to stop by The Bay at Queen Street or Yorkdale. You have the chance to get 2 free tickets to the Avicii concert on May 17th when you purchase over $150 of Denim & Supply!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The PJ Shirt

 Isn't it such a tease when the sun comes out for 3 days and then it's back to winter weather? Not that I'm complaining about these beautiful sunny days, but now it's back to winter coats, long pants and boots. Oh, and umbrellas... So these photos clearly weren't taken today, but rather on the beautiful weekend that I am now missing so much. But luckily, it's a long weekend for Easter and I can't wait! There's always a bright side to everything, isn't there?

This shirt is another one that I "borrowed" from Ollie's closet and I just love the pajamas feel of it. It's just as comfy as pjs too, so it's really the best shirt ever! I'm pretty obsessed with this Alexander Wang Romper, so anything that recreates that pj look is a winner in my books. Now I just need to find some matching shorts!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Hello Sunshine!

 Isn't it just glorious? I feel like a whole new woman! This was the first weekend that I was able to wear shorts for an entire day and I couldn't be happier. We took advantage of the sunshine and went for a nice bike ride along the seawall to soak it in, then had lunch on a patio. I just love patio season and it has breathed new life into me. I feel so inspired and motivated to take on the day. Except maybe not this morning -- it was Monday after all :)

I was wearing:

H&M Shirt
Aritzia Tank
H&M Sunglasses 
Rebecca Minkoff Bag

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

Saturday, 12 April 2014

VFW Day 6

I can't believe I am so behind in my Vancouver Fashion Week posting! This is the last set of photos that I have from this season, although there was a seventh day as well. Make sure to check out the photos from it here!

My feet were killing me by this day so I decided to go with my Isabel Marant sneakers to be casual and comfy. I was so happy with my choice because my feet didn't even bother me for one second on this day! Plus, it was so gorgeous out, I thought I would take advantage and wear a super short mini to give the legs some sun. In the end, it was absolutely freezing, but now that's all past history because today is soooo beautiful outside. I'm going to get some exercise and take as much advantage of this beautiful weather while I can! 

Make sure to check out the photos from the shows after the jump!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Inspiration

 We all find inspiration in different places -- whether it's from art, nature, architecture, fashion or the millions of other sources; it's always so important to find out what that is for us. On any given day, I can find inspiration from the most random of things but on this particular day, I found it in the beauty that is Vancouver weather. It's true, I usually complain about our rainy days, but last Sunday we had the most amazingly unpredictable day. We ran outside as soon as we saw a stunning rainbow and decided to shoot the clothes I had just received from Denim & Supply and was in the middle of trying on. The clouds were moving so quickly -- going from bright, sunny and warm to dark, cloudy and raining. It was actually near impossible to shoot because the light was so extreme from one end to the other, but we were both just laughing and trying our best to get the shot. My very favorite is actually the last photo in this post because the rain looks so magical against the sun.

It turns out that I was quite lucky I was in the middle of trying on these Denim & Supply clothes because I absolutely love them and am so happy that I was able to capture them on this day. I love a good ripped jean and I think these ones are the ultimate. How amazing is the zipper detail within the rips? So badass. And don't even get me started on the jacket. It really can't get much better than a leopard print bomber. Especially in black and white. A couple of Spring staples have just been checked off the list.

I'm so happy to be teaming up with Denim and Supply by Ralph Lauren to show you the new Spring line which is now available at Hudson's Bay. Make sure to check out B Insider for your chance to win a $1000 Denim & Supply wardrobe!