Wedding Inspiration – Look 5

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Finishing off this special wedding inspiration series this week with a bit of magic. Look 5 was inspired by this beautiful NARCES dress. The detailing, deep v neck and champagne color make the dress absolutely stunning. I’ve always dreamed of wearing such a pretty dress and am so grateful I got the chance to.

With the sun setting behind the forest, it also made for the prettiest backdrop. This would be a breathtaking location for a wedding ceremony.

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For the hairstyle, we went for a side braid. “Braid on one side of your head not all the down just halfway. Pin it let the rest of your hair fall however you’d like , again curl or leave straight,” explains hairstylist Aylin.

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I hope you enjoyed this special wedding inspiration series. The goal was to get inspired by both bohemian and rock n’ roll elements to create some beautiful wedding looks and hairstyles. Can’t wait to take this inspiration and put it into practice at my own wedding on January 1st!

 Photos: Aleyah Solomon
Hair: Cabello by Carolina
Makeup: Michelle Gardeen
Dress: NARCES

Wedding Inspiration – Look 3

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Today’s Look 3 without a doubt has more of a bohemian feel to it. Not only with the setting we chose but also with the hairstyle and dress we picked.

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We decided to go with a short but incredibly cute floral lace gown. Wedding dresses don’t always have to be long with a train. Short dresses can be just as cute and also a lot more practical. We accessorized it with a gold belt and gold shoes.

As for the hairstyle, we decided on a fishtail braid and added a strand from the bouquet in the braid to complete the look.

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This look is super romantic and flirty. Perfect for a more casual wedding.

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Photos: Aleyah Solomon
Hair: Cabello by Carolina
Makeup: Michelle Gardeen
Dress: NARCES

White Out #DailyOutfit

Today we were reminded that it’s still winter in Toronto. Mother Nature graciously gave us enough snow to last a couple of months! I really felt I was living in a snow globe today!

All this snow didn’t prevent me from spending the day in a dress. Lace is going to be big again in the spring so I’m excited to have this Zara dress in my wardrobe. What I love doing every season is buying a few dresses that can be dressed up or down and mixed with other items in my closet. Do you like wearing dresses in winter? Are you a fan of lace?

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 Zara black polka dot dress

Steve Madden leather booties (similar ones here)

 Zara Biker Jacket with zips (similar one here)

Pamela Love High Tide Pendant (get it here)

Purply #DailyOutfit

Happy Monday everyone!

Delighted that there are only two Mondays left (including today!!) before I leave for France! So excited! I’m also really happy to be going to a special Porter Airlines event this evening. I’m a proud supPorter of Porter’s expansion plans. The local airline has been key in not only my career development but also in keeping family and friends close over the past couple of years.

For the event, I’ve dressed up in this cute bodycon purply dress that I got last season at H&M. It’s probably the comfiest dress you could ever own plus it also keeps me warm with its long sleeves. I’m not a big purple fan but I find that this color suits my red locks pretty well.

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H&M flower quilt bodycon dress (similar one here)

H&M diagonal zip jacket

Biko Jewellery Kyma Neckkace (get it here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Vanessa Mooney Little Ways Gold Bracelet (get it here)

Lionette SINEAD bracelet (check the site for more info)

Zara laced ankle boots with block heel (get them here)

Black & Blue #DailyOutfit

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I spent my Saturday in Wasaga Beach with friends. Though not a fan of Wasaga’s jersey shore type vibe, it’s always fun to spend a day with your toes in the sand and swimming in a beautiful lake. The waves were so big this weekend, it almost felt like I was swimming in the ocean… almost! I also did two of my favorite things yesterday: had a yummy brunch at The Federal and did a BBQ with friends! Grateful for such a fantastic weekend!

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For today’s outfit, I’m wearing a cute little dress I found last summer in Vermont. I love the silky feel to it and it’s fun print. Today’s arm candy is a mix of black and gold.

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Blue and black print dress 

Forever 21 black bejeweled bib necklace (similar one here)

Rebel & Fuss black and gold skull wrap bracelet (similar one here)

Helloberry mini smoothie bracelets (get them here)

Steve Madden leather booties (similar ones here)

Biko Jewellery at the Juno Awards

Last Friday, the lovely Corrine from Biko Jewellery invited me to stop by her Toronto studio to pick out some jewellery for the Juno Awards. I was ecstatic! I first found out about Biko Jewellery through Dainty Girl. She was wearing some of her lovely chainmaille bracelets an I immediately fell in love with them. I took a look at her website and instantly became an even bigger fan, especially of the great vintage-inspired necklaces on her site. I love her mix of feminine and tough, her mix of vintage and new, how she casts and reshapes a lot of the pieces she finds. Corrine travels a lot to find unique jewels, stones and little gems that she reshapes, modifies and embellishes herself.

While at the studio on Friday, she explained to me that though she was always crafty, she only started making jewellery after doing a photo shoot with a friend, not liking the earrings she was supposed to wear and deciding to make her own pair.  From then on, she became obsessed! And from all the materials, tools, designs, etc. in her studio, you can definitely tell it’s something she’s constantly working on. She’s always creating; she even has designs ready for next year but sometimes has to hold herself back from releasing them right away. I think that that’s a good problem to have 😉

Just last week, one of her necklaces made it onto the cover of Seventeen Magazine. She says that her business has really been picking up in the last 2-3 years, that she’s been getting a lot more interest from the United States as well. I personally think it’s only the beginning for her.

I had sent Corrine a few pictures of the  RUDYBOIS dresses I will be wearing at the Junos this week, so together we picked out a few pieces that would definitely make a statement in front of the camera and on the red carpet. Though it was really hard to pick, we finally narrowed it down to a few favorites. Curious to see what I ended up picking and what I’ll be wearing? You’ll have to keep checking back on the blog later this week to see the final look!

Can’t wait to rock some Biko on the red carpet in Regina!!! A big thank you to Corrine for letting me wear some of her fabulous designs this week. I couldn’t be more excited and honored!!

xo

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Feeling Sleepy #DailyOutfit

I did it! I survived one of the busiest weeks of my life! Canadian Music Week x World MasterCard Fashion Week, woah! Saw loads of great artists play and inspiring designs. Definitely feeling real sleepy today though. This morning, I snoozed for over an hour, not able to get myself out of bed. I couldn’t be more excited that this week is only a 3-day work week for me. Looking forward to a long relaxing weekend 🙂

Since I moved to Toronto three and a half years ago, I’ve been searching for a cool hair salon to go to. Over the years, I’ve had bad experiences with hairdressers (who’ve burnt my hair off amongst other things) and have only really been able to trust my Montreal hairdresser and friend John Paliotti at Flair. After a few recommendations from friends, I finally tried out Parlour Salon on Queen and Ossington yesterday to spice up my natural ginger locks. I was honestly really pleased with the service and result. Though hairdressers are way more expensive in Toronto than Montreal, I’d rather pay a little more and make sure I like the final result. If you’re looking for a good salon in Toronto, definitely check out Parlour.

For today’s outfit, I decided to take out one of the brightest dresses from my closet and styled it with some gold and colorful jewelry.

Happy Monday to you all! xo

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H&M denim jacket (get it here)

Lionette ASHLEY ring (check the site for more info)

Blue and black print dress 

Gold cuff (similar one here)

Orange faux stone triangular necklace (similar one here)

Day 3 Ottawa – Dressin’ Up #DailyOutfit

It’s my last day in Ottawa at Contact Ontarois. It’d be a lie if I said that I wasn’t excited to get back to Toronto tomorrow.  Definitely looking forward to warmer temperatures and being home.  As a kid, my mom used to always pick out dresses for us on Fridays and over the years that tradition kind of stuck with me. Though I don’t wear dresses EVERY Friday, it’s something that I often do, just by habit and because Fridays feel like a celebration to me: the work or school week is over and the weekend is here!

So today, I wore one of my favorite summer dresses from Zara and “winterized” it a bit, with my new H&M diagonal zip jacket, a pair of dark stockings and my Je voudrais être une princesse boots from Paris.

Happy Friday!

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Zara black polka dot dress

H&M diagonal zip jacket (get it here)

Je voudrais être une princesse boots 

The Way We Are Bracelets (get them here)