Fringe Frenzy

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,
Sellina

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Look On The Bright Side

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,
Sellina 

Kersh: A Little Bit of Everything

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,
Sellina 

Hamburger Disco Tee For Me

May 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hamburger Disco. Three guys, some dope t-shirts with a fun & nostalgic theme, and an epic Vancouver entrance and exit. I went to visit this pop-up store today on their grand finale day to pick up my free tee (via Vancity Buzz + HD contest – thanks!). I was a little sad that the style I picked didn’t come in womens sizes but that’s okay (I picked up a mens small), baggy t-shirts are much more comfortable anyway. I’m capable of eating atrocious amounts of food, so I guess a baggier fit is more suitable for me! Here’s what I got, handed to me in a cute little white paper bag …

Please excuse my lame pose. I become awkward when you pull out the camera.

Hands down, Hamburger Disco came & left Vancouver with a BANG. I was talking to one of the fellas & he mentioned that they might come back to Vancouver in July, so for those who haven’t had their Hamburger Disco fix, there might still be hope. Otherwise, check out their t-shirts online at www.hamburgerdisco.com and don’t forget to follow them on Twitter (@HamburgerDisco) and Facebook (Hamburger Disco) for news and updates.

 Look Out for Hamburger Disco t-shirts,

Melissa

What Scales Entail

April 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Predator prints have never been my forte, but I admit that all things snakeskin (other than it being on the snake itself) have been catching my eye a lot lately. There’s something aesthetically pleasing about the imperfect alignment of scales and mixture of gray-blue-beige tones that make me do double takes. Snakeskin accessories in particular, pair well with a minimalist inspired outfit. Personally, I like wearing my python-esque scarf with neutrals, but hey, if you can pull off python print with warmer colours such as hot pink, bright green or neon yellow, let us know/see! Meanwhile, sink your teeth into these…

1. Dark Sand Python Zipper Wallet, Michael by Michael Kors
2. Style Stalker Venom Shirt, Nastygal
3. B.Makowsky Mary Flats, Nordstrom
4. Stella Mc Cartney Python Print Cashmere Scarf, Net-a-Porter
5. Dezenzo Peep Toe Pumps, Aldo

I’m seriously contemplating the MK Python Wallet & am looking for snakeskin flats for summer! So now I’m curious, are you a snakeskin print enthusiast or anti-snakeskin activist?

Look Out for Snakeskin Prints,

Melissa

Whip That Fishtail Braid Back & Forth

April 9, 2011 § 4 Comments

Last year, every girl I knew (including myself) sported the infamous and iconic Lauren Conrad aka “LC” side braid for Spring & Summer. This year, I’ve noticed the fishtail braid (also known as the herringbone braid) popping up everywhere and even making a splash on the red carpet. This is definitely something fun to try out if you’re looking forward to something new for your ‘do.

Images from Google

HOW TO GET THE LOOK

1. Part your hair into two.
2. Start the braid by holding the right section with your right hand, and using your left hand, pick up one-eighth inch of hair from the outside section and cross it over to the inside of the right section.
3. Repeat the same procedure on the other side. This time, hold the left section in your left hand. Use your right hand to pick up one-eight of hair from the outside section and cross it over to the inside of the left section.
4. Continue picking up small section and crossing them over until you’ve reached the ends of your hair.
5. Secure with an elastic band.

You can wear the fishtail braid more polished and sleek for formal settings or a bit messier for a day at the beach, depending how tightly you pull on the braid. I haven’t mastered it quite yet (two attempts, and then I gave up ‘cus I got hungry) but hopefully I will by the time summer hits. Let me know (or take a snapshot of your braid and send!) if you’re able to do it!

LOOK OUT for the fishtail braid,
Sellina

Drawstring Harem Trousers for Spring & Summer 2011

March 26, 2011 § 4 Comments

To be honest, I have  no idea what these kind of pants are called. They’re a hybrid of  last year’s harem pants, high-waisted trousers, and drawstring pajamas with a rolled-up hem. So we’ll call them drawstring harem trousers for now. Nevertheless, I am falling in love. They are the perfect pant silhouette this season – drapey, light, airy, and they look oh-so-comf relative to those super tight jeggings that I’ve been squeezing into all winter. Aritzia‘s variety comes in crepe de chine and linen cuts in an assorted array of soft neutrals and basic black (visit Artiza’s new clothing catalogue). Although harem pants are kind of tricky to pull off (they were big no-nos for most people last year when they were introduced), we’re looking at a slimmer leg and higher crotch line this season so that they’re less baggy, more toned down and a lot more chic and wearable. MC Hammer ain’t got nothin’ on this.

Images from Aritzia. Created by The Look Out.

Love it, like it, or would you never touch this?

LOOK OUT for drawstring harem trousers,
Sellina

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