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

The Balconies Album Release Show Livestream

Don’t miss The Balconies‘ album release show livestream tonight happening live from Toronto’s Moniker Gallery at 10pm EST. The band will be playing their excellent new album Fast Motions front to back! I had the privilege of listening to the finished record earlier this week and it blew my mind! There’s nothing quite like it out there right now. It’s balls out, fearless female-fronted rock n’ roll and pop from beginning to end. The Balconies’ record will kick your butt, I promise you!

If you have never heard of them, this is the perfect opportunity to see how great their live show is and how awesome the record sounds!

Tune in live at 10pm EST TONIGHT right HERE.

You don’t want to miss it!

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WMCFW SS14 Day 3 #DailyOutfit

Last night I had the pleasure of surprising one of my best friends – Jacquie in Hamilton for her birthday. Not only is she a truly wonderful human being and friend, she’s also an incredibly talented artist and inspiration. Her band The Balconies are taking over the world. They’re the whole package. Not only can they write killer catchy songs, their live set is tight and explosive, they have the right attitude and are some of the nicest people in the biz. Mark my words, with their upcoming release Fast Motions, this band will be big! The band will be doing an album release show THIS Friday October 25th live in Toronto. If you are like me and can’t make it out, you’ll be able to stream their entire set online via BRBR at 10pm EST right here. Don’t miss it! Happy Birthday again Jacquie!!

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Today is day 3 of World MasterCard Fashion Week. A bunch of shows are on the menu for this evening including Klaxon Howl, Maison Matthew Gallagher, Mackage and Joe Fresh. Who are you looking forward to seeing? Last season, Mackage had been my favorite show so I can’t wait to see their SS14 collection tonight. Check back here tomorrow for a full review of my evening!

My love for all things leopard print will be on display this evening. I adore my stunning new Zara TRF furry leopard coat. So happy I added it to my closet, it’s the perfect coat for the season. I’m also wearing my favorite hat from Topshop and my Anine Bing boots. Ready for yet another inspiring night of fashion! See you tonight?!

PS. Can’t help but hear this song play in my head while I’m walking around with this outfit today… LOL

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Zara TRF Leopard Furry Coat (get it here)

Topshop clean edge fedora hat (similar one here)

Topshop snake print tunic dress (get it here)

Vanessa Mooney gold brass necklace

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

Helloberry mini smoothie bracelet (get them here)

Karl Lagerfeld ’7′ Beveled Bezel Bracelet Watch (get it here)

Biko Jewellery Tall Slice Ring (get it here)

Biko Jewellery Solo Grid Ring (get it here)

Vanessa Mooney Little Ways Gold Bracelet (get it here)

Vanessa Mooney With A Tiny Tender Kiss Charm Bracelet White(get it here)

Lionette Gilmore bracelet (to order please go here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Anine Bing boots with silver studs (get them here)

Pink & Dolphin shorts #DailyOutfit

Happy Wednesday!

Beyond excited to share with you the new The Balconies track from their upcoming release Fast Motions coming out early fall. It’s been a long time coming but it was well worth the wait! Listen to “The Slo” right here:

For today’s outfit, I’m wearing some brand new Dolphin shorts I got earlier this week at Forever 21. It’s the second pair I’ve gotten this summer and they’re perfect for the current heat wave. Light, flowy & comfortable! I combined that with a pink muscle tee and my newly repaired Steve Madden leather booties, yay!

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Forever 21 spotted dolphin shorts (get them here)

H&M pink muscle tee (similar one here)

Forever 21 Swirled Pearlescent Bead Cuff (similar one here)

Forever 21 etched Geo cuff set silver (get it here)

Forever 21 silver studded bracelet (similar one here)

Steve Madden leather booties (similar ones here)

Jacquie Tee #DailyOutfit

Sorry for today’s delayed post. It was a crazy day of shooting with BRBR. We shot episode 28 of 30 today, so we’re really nearing the end of the season. Ahh!!

Still can’t believe what happened in Boston today. So saddened by the fact that innocent people were injured and killed during a marathon. My thoughts go out to everyone in Boston tonight!

For today’s outfit, I was inspired by my new The Balconies tee that I acquired last week. It’s not just any kind of tee, there’s actually a picture of one of my best friends (Hey Jacquie!! :)) shredding on it! It’s awesome!! Officially called the “Jacquie” tee, it’s part of the new merch line the rad pop-rock outfit from Toronto recently released. They just came back from a super successful tour in Europe with Rival Sons and will be heading back to the UK and several other European countries in May. I couldn’t be more excited with the band’s recent success. Their new full-length is finally done and will be out in the fall. I can’t wait for you all to hear it! I’m also rocking two brand new Biko Jewellery pieces: A third eye bracelet & a spear necklace.

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HM faux-leather pants (similar ones here)

The Balconies Jacquie tee 

Zara TRF Combination Biker Jacket (get it here)

Zara fabric wedge ankle boots (get them here)

Lionette the JOPLIN bracelet (check the site for more info)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Forever 21 spiked and rhinestoned bracelet (get it here)

Biko Zenha Spear Necklace (get it here)

 

 

This Is What Rock N’ Roll Looks Like! #DailyOutfit

It’s with little sleep but much excitment that I start what will probably be the longest work day of my life… or at least of the last little while. After months of planning, the day has finally arrived! Tonight is the first ever Canadian Music Week BRBR showcase “Le French Tickler“. Starting at 8pm at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, some of our favorite Canadian artists will be showcasing tracks from their latest releases. On the bill, we’ve got Eight and a Half (ex-The Stills & Broken Social Scene), Peter Peter, Karim Ouellet, Pandaléon, Loud x Lary x Ajust and Claude Munson & The Storm Outside. I couldn’t be more excited to know that the showcase is almost all sold-out! There will be a few tickets at the door and some passes/wristbands will be accepted. More info about the evening here:

The entire show will be livestreamed on our facebook page, so if ever you can’t make it out to the show, you can watch it live starting at 8pm EST here.  We’ll also be taping a special BRBR show with the artists during the afternoon that will be airing on April 1st.

My anthem for today couldn’t be more fitting and is a great pump up track by Porcelain Black!

Last night, I had a blast at Day 3 of World MasterCard Fashion Week. I went to see two shows: Mackage and Joe Fresh.

I absolutely fell head over heels in love with the entire Mackage collection. The first look, as seen below floored me. I loved the mixed leather and fur biker jacket, the burgundy leather skirt and leather leggings paired with their amazing new line of handbags and rad platform heels. I loved the red wool plaid skirts and shorts, all of the leather jackets, the fur, the long trench coats with leather trim, the schoolgirl backpacks and the little leather biker gloves. To me, Mackage’s fall/winter 2013 collection was the perfect mix between class and rock n’ roll! I can absolutely see myself wearing every single piece of the collection, it’s totally my style. I couldn’t be more excited to have seen such an inspiring runway show. Definitely my favorite this year! Now, I need to start saving up, if I want to add the new collection to my wardrobe.

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*Photo taken by the Mackage team, backstage just before the show.

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photo 2*picture taken from FAJO Magazine’s instagram

The second collection I saw was Joe Fresh‘s Fall/Winter 2013. The room was absolutely packed for the show, which started off with some lovely French indie/electro music. That definitely got my attention! Though I don’t own many Joe Fresh pieces, I’ve always respected the line for creating quality affordable and stylish pieces that can be paired up with just about anything. They’re perfect for basically any occasion. Last night’s collection, was all about black and white, shimery fabrics, biker jackets, studs and headscarves?! Yup, a handful of models were wearing headscarves over their short black bob wig. I can’t say I was a big fan of the headscarves but… My favorite items of the collection were the black and white biker jackets, the black faux fur jacket and all of the black skirts. I also loved hearing French music throughout the show. Also, not sure if it’s just me, but Joe Mimran‘s final wave at the end seemed so heartfelt. He really seems like a sweetheart! Overall, I definitely see myself adding a few of those pieces to my wardrobe.

photo (52)Channeling my inner Mackage as I wait for the Joe Fresh show to start…

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*Photo taken from @Hautecanada’s instagram feed.

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So for today’s special CMW show taping, I was inspired by the new Mackage collection and put an outfit together that mixes: leather, platform heels, a biker jacket, black.

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Zara diagonal zip studded green blazer

H&M graphic masquerade ball tee

Forever 21 combination faux leather skirt

Lace-Up Platform Boots (similar ones here)

Stella & Dot gold renegade cluster bracelet (get it here)

TOPSHOP arrow necklace

Lionette the JOPLIN bracelet (check the site for more info)

Kitson LA leather and gold bracelet 

VERAMEAT gold brass initial ring

Rockin’ Monday #DailyOutfit

Happy Monday! Woke up to a surprise snowstorm this morning.  Today we’re shooting episode 17 of BRBR. I can’t believe we’re done more than half the season already.  Feeling a little rock n’ roll this morning so for today’s shoot, I decided to wear my snakeskin leggings, my camo camisole and my favorite studded diagonal zip blazer.

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Zara diagonal zip studded green blazer

Necessary Clothing combat jane top (get it here)

American Apparel snakeskin leggings (similar ones here)

Steve Madden brown booties (similar ones here)

H&M gold cuff