So Fresh For Spring

March 24, 2011 § 1 Comment

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, I purchased a few Joe Fresh beauty products to liven up my drab beauty routine with some pretty Spring colours! I’m a little late to aboard the Joe Fresh beauty train, but after hearing raving reviews on some of their products, I decided it was time to give ’em a chance. Melissa and I explored their beauty section at Superstore, and I bought five items for under $20. And lemme tell ya, I was pretty impressed myself. Not only was I getting a bang for my buck (all make-up items were priced under $10) but I was also getting the kind of quality and colour pigmentation I would expect to find from brands at Sephora.

Joe Fresh Cheek Tint in Peach, $4
Joe Fresh Cream Lipstick in Pink Rose, $6
Joe Fresh Nail Polish in Coral, $4
Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Pot in Gold Rush, $3.33
Joe Fresh Lip Stain in Apple, $6

The items that stood out to me the most from my pile of goodies were the Joe Fresh Cheek Tint in Peach and the Joe Fresh Lip Stain in Apple. The Cheek Tint ($4) comes in six shades with a creamy texture that you smudge on your cheeks then blend with your fingers for a hint of colour. The Lip Stain ($6) was a bit odd to use at first because of its precise felt-tip applicator, but the colour lasted me a good few hours – even after I had stuffed myself with some sushi and a bagel and downed two bottles of water. There was still some hint of colour even after I brushed my teeth and washed my face (errr, this thing comes off right?). The eyeshadow pot in Gold Rush and the cream lipstick in Pink Rose were nothing beyond spectacular but nonetheless, I was quite pleased with the results of my latest beauty finds.

For those who aren’t familiar, Joe Fresh (www.joefresh.com) is a clothing, jewelry, and beauty line created by Joe Mimran and available at the Joe Fresh flagship store in Vancouver and all Superstore and Loblaw stores. By the way, lots and lots of nail polish colours to choose from for Spring (I like Coral and Lavender) and at whopping $4 or 3 for $10, who could resist? This definitely ain’t your Average Joe.

Look Out for Joe Fresh beauty products for Spring,
Sellina

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Jaide Clothing Spring Collection Sneak Peek

March 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

With Spring quickly approaching, ladies, it’s our cue to replace thick chunky knits, wool coats and all things dark toned with splashes of vibrant colours, bold patterns and draped silhouettes.

Blessed with an eye for style, Teresa and Christina Le were able to curate an extravagant Spring collection for their Jaide Clothing line. And guess what? We got ourselves a sneak peek! What you can expect from this collection: ultra chic maxi dresses with Jaide’s signature form fit, bright hues, exotic prints and of course, some floral action. Inspired by the tropics and appropriate for the increasingly warmer temperatures, Jaide’s Spring ’11 line is far from the norm.

Images provided by Jaide Clothing

Whether you’re jet setting off to a much needed vacation hot spot, or stuck here in Vancouver, their dresses will have you feeling warm, exotic and sexy. We recommend accessorizing their pieces with gold hardware, but keep it minimal. Opt for gold jewellery with black gems over colourful ones. You don’t want to over-do it, after all.

We had the chance to meet the lovely ladies of Jaide a few months ago and love their passion and excitement for their designs. Jaide Clothing is worn all of over the world including the Middle East, China, Australia, Israel, Jamaica, South America, the U.S. and Canada. Their collections include sensual dresses, tops, outerwear, and swimwear. Visit www.jaideclothing.com to view their collection and follow them on Twitter (@JaideClothing) and Facebook for updates!

“Our designs don’t hide the woman’s body, we accentuate it, and celebrate it”
– Jaide

LOOK OUT for Jaide Clothing’s Spring 2011 Collection,
Sellina & Melissa

Jumping On Board: Jumpsuits for Spring & Summer

March 17, 2011 § 2 Comments

Last year for Spring and Summer the romper prevailed as last season’s must-have. I loved wearing my Lucca Couture Zip Front Romper from Urban Outfitters because it was so versatile – I could create different looks by incorporating different layers and accessories over top. It looks like rompers are here to stay, but this year we’re also looking at full-on jumpsuits as part of this season’s 70s trend. In more casual and contemporary styles, of course. Did you flashback to the original Charlie’s Angels for a minute there? Jumpsuit styles are gracing the runways in a big way, and designers such as Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Donna Karan, and Roberto Cavalli are all jumping on board.

Roberto Cavalli

Marc Jacobs

Vena Cava

Donna Karan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Pictures from www.style.com. If you’d like to see more resort-style jumpsuits click here.

Vancouver-based trend boutique Aritzia is slowly introducing this iconic fashion piece into their Spring and Summer collections in stores (you can “test drive” their jumpsuits on their blog here), and I’m excited but apprehensive at the same time to see if I’ll be able to rock a jumpsuit. I’m a tiny girl and this look might engulf me completely (like my utter fail with maxi-dresses). But whether it is well-tailored, floral, casual knit, body-hugging, flared or flowing, jumpsuits are a clear winner for Spring and Summer.

Do you dare? Are you springing on board for a jumpsuit?

LOOK OUT for the jumpsuit trend for Spring & Summer,
Sellina


Nifty For Fifty 4th Annual Sale

March 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

If you love new finds and supporting local designers, then you don’t wanna miss the 4th Annual Nifty For Fifty Sale happening at Heritage Hall on Main Street on Sunday April 3, 2011. Local designers at this event include Adhesif Clothing Co., Aneu, Ashley Watson, Bianca Barr, Billy Would Designs, Bueno Style, Carny Love, Clutch Jewels, Dotted Loop, t o o d l e s BY TOODLEBUNNY, Hawks Ave, and Jacqui Kerr just to name a few. According to Melissa Ferreira, organizer and designer of Adehsif Clothing Co., “there are fabulous finds, friends, and fun. It’s easy to find one-of-a-kind designs that aren’t available anywhere else in the city and it is all $50 or less.” Frugalistas and vintage-lovers will find dresses, shirts, shoes, and accessories from size 0-24, all for 50 bucks or less! Bring along friends and cash to this one-day blow-out event to support local Vancouver designers (and to support your shopping addiction, ahem).

Images and info thanks to Nicole Stewart PR, nicole@nicolestewartPR.com

LOOK OUT for  the 4th Annual Nifty For Fifty Sale,
Sellina

Obakki S11 Launch Party

February 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Obakki and Boneta are teaming up for a Spring 2011 Launch Party to celebrate Obakki’s new Spring collection on March 10th at their flagship Gastown location. Obakki’s collections are known for contemporary and refined styles and I absolutely love their S/S 11 collection – lots of romantic and loose drapes, silk camis, crepe de chine blouses, and slimming ankle cut slacks all in neutrals and greys and clean whites. Their launch party is a road-trip inspired celebration and guests can sip on cocktails courtesy of Boneta while browsing through the new collection. If you want to learn more about Obakki or view their Spring & Summer collection, go to www.obakki.com & don’t forget ’em on Twitter (@obakki) and Facebook. If you’d like to attend RSVP at rsvp@obakki.com and get yourself and your friends on the list, but you may have to squeeze yourself in cus’ space is limited!

LOOK OUT for Obakki Spring ’11 Launch Party,
Sellina

BLVD22 Facebook Fans Party

February 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Calling all party hardies and night owls, the new IT club, BLVD22, located at 750 Pacific Boulevard (formerly Mint Nightclub)  just opened up! After being fully renovated, BLVD22 now is equipped with an unmatchable LED lighting system, exquisite VIP leather booths, a ginormous highlighted bar and of course, only Vancouver’s hottest promoters (including the infamous Lavish team), world class DJ’s and celebrity hosts. Open until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays, the BLVD22 team wants to make sure you partygoers have the time of your lives without cutting you short. Did we mention that they have a huge parking lot right outside the club?!

BLVD22 is holding an exclusive event on Friday February 18th for their Facebook fans. Want free cover? It’s easy. All YOU have to do is:

  • Like BLVD22’s Facebook fan page here and
  • RSVP to their BLVD22 Facebook here

Help BLVD22 reach 1,500 fans and cover is FREE. If BLVD22 reaches 1,000 fans, COVER is HALF PRICE.

So what are you guys waiting for? It takes less than a minute to RSVP and LIKE their Facebook page. Invite your friends out to experience what BLVD22 is all about. After all, the more the merrier!

Look Out for the BLVD22 Facebook Fans Party,

Sellina & Melissa

There’s rocks, and then there’s Rocaille

February 9, 2011 § 2 Comments

There’s nothing I love more than discovering new inspiration, which is why I have to share  my discovery with you guys. The other day I stumbled upon Rocaille Design, a one of a kind jewellery line designed and based out of Vancouver. Rocaille Design was founded by Amanda He in Spring of 2010. The distinctive thing about Rocaille pieces (pins, brooches, earrings, necklaces and bracelets) is that every piece is made from vintage parts that are broken down and recreated into new and modernized pieces. Rocaille meshes the past with the present, the edgy with the elegant, and the simple with the opulent, creating bold and statement making jewellery. This jewellery line embodies individual expression and female independence. That’s why every piece is creatively named after a historical and powerful female ruler. They have two collections, 9.16, which consists of antique parts altered to become contemporary, eye catching pieces and 10.3, a compilation of vintage objects, semi precious stones and metals with a modern twist.

9.16 Collection

 

10.3 Collection

My personal favourites are from the 9.16 collection (Bess, Zoe-III and Cara) which emits a very prestigious, “royal highness” aura. An added bonus feature is that Rocaille’s pieces are timeless, making them a great investment. Styling tips: for minimalists, you can couple your outfit with Rocaille pieces to really bring your outfit together. LBD’s would also look amazing with a bold and chunky Rocaille necklace, while their pins complement solid coloured blazers.

I’ll leave you guys with an inspiring and humble statement I grabbed from their website, “Jewellery shouldn’t just be an accessory or a representation of wealth, but rather an art form.” I couldn’t agree more. Check out their collections online at www.rocaille-design.com. For you avid social media users, they can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Look Out for Rocaille Design,

Melissa


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