September 4, 2011 § 3 Comments
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August 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
We attended the Know?Show, Canada’s Premier Lifestyle Tradeshow on Thursday August 18th. We were overwhelmed with the number of exhibits and didn’t know where to start, but thankfully we had a map handy and friendly staff to direct us. The tradeshow included surfer/skater brands such as Ripcurl, Roxy, Circa, DC, & Quiksilver, footwear brands such as Converse, Tsonga, Shoe The Bear, Stussy, Supra Footwear, TOMS, Native Shoes, and more fashion-oriented brands such as Toy Watch, Uranium, Gentle Fawn, & Lifetime. The event was an opportunity for distributors to showcase their Fall/Winter 2011 and Spring/Summer 2012 collections to buyers, the media, and of course, bloggers! We had a lot of fun exploring the tradeshow and speaking with different brand reps.
Media lounge by the “pool.” Just what we needed!
Boobies Rule! A cheeky organization that raises breast cancer awareness to the younger generation.
LOOK OUT for The KNOW?SHOW,
Sellina & Melissa
August 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
Fringe bags have been on my radar for quite some time now, and although they are a Spring and Summer 2011 trend, I don’t see the harm in wearing them in the Fall paired with leather boots and a long sweater cardigan of some sort. I am very particular when it comes to fringe bags, and I havn’t been able to fine one that I absolutely love. But how gorgeous are these two J.J. Winters fringe handbags? There’s something very je ne sais quoi about these bags – maybe it’s the perfect length of the tassles, the braided strap, the combination of gold, silver, and gunmetal studs, or the fact that you can wear it as a messenger or a shoulder bag. Whatever it is, it’s got me hooked. The question is can I justify paying $400 plus for a trendy bag that can easily go out of style, or do I opt for a cheaper (but probably less glamourous) version of the bag to avoid buyer’s remorse?
What do you think? Would you rock the fringe and do you think it’s a handbag I can wear often?
LOOK OUT for fringe handbags,
July 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
This year’s lackluster summer weather has been quite the aggravated topic among disappointed and bemused Vancouverites. It’s the end of July, and I’m ready to pull out my parka so I can’t help but to complain either. On the bright side, we have a month left of summer, so here’s hoping…
Speaking of bright, I am loving juicy, fluorescent, and neon-colored shoes and accessories to give neutral and black outfits that lil POP of colour. Neon colored clothing can be a tricky thing to pull off and a fashion faux-pas for most, but electric accessories are a surefire way to make a statement if you’re a little colour shy. Pair up neon yellow heels with a black dress or a fluorescent watch with a gray tee and jeans.
Hublot Geneve Watch
Marc Jacobs Fluoro Turnlock Bracelet
Ruthie Davis Ray Platform Pump
CC Skye Neon Screw Bracelets
Michael Kors Neon Pink Patent Leather Belt
Kate Spade Lemon Drop Small-Framed Lella
Just a few of my fave neon items. A quick-fix to brighten up the sunless weather, don’t cha think?
P.S. I’m sure you’ve noticed, but we havn’t posted in a very long time. Missed us? We’re in the midst of brainstorming & making some changes so please stay tuned!
LOOK OUT for neon accessories,
May 17, 2011 § 1 Comment
Images from Kersh's Spring & Summer 2011 lookbook at www.kersh.ca
I’ll confess that I’m no risk-taker when it comes to fashion and I hardly ever have any interesting outfits, but I love that this year’s Spring and Summer trends are so eclectic and how different styles and pieces can be worn to create a mash-up of new and unique looks. Not one trend is particularly dominating this year, and it encourages creativity and experimentation when it comes to this season’s must-haves. Kersh’s Spring and Summer ’11 collection embodies this eclectic trend so well, so I collated my favourite looks from their Look Book. Kersh (www.kersh.ca) is Vancouver-based and they are known for their laid back, fresh, and sexy styles. They’ve been on my radar since last fall when we purchased tickets to go see their show at the Empire Landmark Hotel for Vancouver Fashion Week. Unfortunately, the show got pushed to a later time and even though we sat through gorgeous collections from Chiyuki Sugimoto and Simin Haute Couture, I was mildly disappointed that we didn’t get to see Kersh on the runway and in the flesh. Their S/S 11′ collection features bold and bright colours mixed with textures and Aztec patterns, florals overlapping white, neutrals and cargo green, sheer bodycon maxis, paperbag shorts, and harem pants. There’s a mix and match between fun, romance, the West Coast, bohemian and hippy chic, and the 70s when Kersh’s pieces are put together. Eclectic to a tee (and so effortlessly too).
LOOK OUT for Kersh,
May 10, 2011 § 2 Comments
As we posted last month, we were invited to attend Obakki’s 2011 Fall/Winter Fashion Show and After Party, held at St. Andrews Wesley Church and Boneta Restaurant respectively. We admit, these pictures may be a little late, but hey, better late than never right? Because we want to provide our readers with authentic pictures that we’ve taken ourselves, you’re going to have to excuse the fact that these images are not SLR – quality! Sellina was busy recording the show while I, admittedly was snapping away with my beloved Blackberry, because I absentmindedly left my digital camera at home (oops!). Nevertheless, enjoy!
Looks on the runway included, but not limited to: gothic lace, sheer and romantic nude coloured pieces with a lot of draping action, chunky oversized knitted tops, and long tailed trench coats – all topped with heavy duty platform boots, fish tail braids and minimalist make-up. It was a great show and the romantic, yet eerie ambiance of the church was just the icing of the cake. It almost tempted us to walk hand in hand up to the alter to exchange … just kidding.
Look Out for the Obakki F/W ’11 Fashion Show,