T – 7 #DailyOutfit

Yup, only 1 week left before my trip to France. Thrilled! That said, I will miss my city while I’m away. Yesterday, I had the chance to going to an event located at the Steamwhistle Roundhouse, which is right beside the CN Tower. I’ve always been fascinated by this enormous structure. When I first moved to Toronto, it would always help me orient myself in the city and find my way home, something I really appreciated. I also love that they light it up in so many colors all-year-round. The thing you learn from traveling a lot is to really appreciate the time you’re at home and your city. I never had that feeling while I was living in Montreal, I used to get panic attacks when my airplane would be circling over the city to land but in Toronto, I always have a sense of comfort whenever I get back. So I will miss you Toronto!

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For today’s outfit, it’s black and burgundy with some silver accessories. I don’t have nearly as many silver jewels as I have gold jewels but once in a while, I like wearing only silver for the day.

So excited for the Song Of Style for eLUXE event tomorrow evening! Will I be seeing you there?

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 Photos by @Offner

Anine Bing boots with silver studs (get them here)

TOPSHOP Moto Wine Supersoft Skinny Leigh Jeans (get them here)

Uranium White Stripes tee

Verameat Mermaid Sword Yes silver necklace (get it here)

Springsioux Horns Ring (get it here)

Springsioux Lady Muerte ring (get it here)

The 2 Bandits large Naja bangle (get it here)

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

 

A Few Of My Favorite Things

I remember being a child and making a Christmas present list every year for Santa Claus and then as I got older for my parents. Though I don’t make lists anymore (because let’s be honest, I have more than I could ever need – I’m healthy, I’m surrounded by amazing friends and family, I have a roof over my head, I get to eat 3 meals a day and I get to do things I love!), I thought it’d be fun to make a fake fashion holiday wish list this year. There are just so many beautiful garments that exist in the world, a girl can dream can’t she? Here are a few of my favorite things…

Pamela Love x VEDA jacket

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MLLE Mademoiselle Rumi Leopard Biker Jacket

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Springsioux Bison Cross Pendant

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Rag & Bone Hudson Skirt

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Styligion White Skater Dress

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Urban Outfitters BDG Crushed Velvet Leggings

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Pamela Love High Tide Pendant Necklace

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Modern Vice The Dove Booties

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Mackage Jori Medium Tan Cross Body Bag

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The 2 Bandits Franklin’s Tower Cuff / Antique Brass 

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Hudson Jeans Stark Moto Super Skinny in Crimson Wax

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Vanessa Mooney’s The Celeste Ring

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Modern Vice Holiday Handler (the perfect black boot if you ask me!)

handlercroco Vanessa Mooney The Sky Above Necklace

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Vanessa Mooney Wherever You Wander Bracelet

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Anine Bing Burgundy Double Zipper Leather Pants

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Styligion Shades of Red Lace Dress

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Pamela Love Aeternum Pendant

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Anine Bing Bohemian Black Hat

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Pamela Love Occulus Arrow Ring

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Anine Bing Leather Skinny Pant

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Pamela Love High Tide Cuff

cuff

Springsioux Leather Gloves

leather-gloves

Sincerely Jules Watercolor Donut Tee

DONUT_TEE

What would be on your fashion holiday wish list? Let me know!

Mel xo

Laid Back #DailyOutfit

Today was a much needed day off! After working over 100 hours + in the last two weeks, it was nice to finally sleep in a little and not have anything to do!

The one thing I did take time to do, was to take care of myself – meaning eating healthy homemade food, nap (I never nap!!) and go for a run! Though it’s getting a lot colder in Toronto, I’m still making it a habit to go run a few times a week.

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For today’s outfit, I opted for a very laid back look. I rarely wear wool socks and plain leggings out but today was that kind of day. I tried to accessorize my look – by adding a bunch of silver and green jewels to make it a little less plain.

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Vanessa Mooney Black Queen Necklace (get it here)

Zara bejeweled camo vest (similar one here)

Biko green chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Camel 2 stripe shin socks (similar ones here)

Clean seam black leggings (similar ones here)

The 2 Bandits Bow Tie Ring – Antique Silver With Green Enamel (get it here)

Aldo beige lace up boots (similar ones here)

Grey Leopard #DailyOutfit

Happy Wednesday! How’s your thus far? In a week from today I’ll be back on the road for work, probably my last work trip of the year before the holidays. Back to Montreal again to amongst other things, co-host a music gala. Once that’s over, the mental prep for France will commence. For those who’ve been to France before, what were some of your favorite hotspots? Your favorite areas? Anything to recommend? I’m always on the lookout for new things to check out while travelling!

Back with the prints on today’s outfit. I’m wearing a more subdued version of the leopard print with these grey pants. I’ve paired that with some gold brass and grey stone accessories.

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Zara basic blue scoop neck shirt

H&M grey leopard print pants

Uranium Glazing necklace (from the upcoming Fall 2013 collection)

Vanessa Mooney Little Ways Gold Bracelet (get it here)

Lionette SINEAD bracelet (check the site for more info)

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

Steve Madden leather booties (similar ones here)

The 2 Bandits Spurr Cuff (get it here)

Small Details #DailyOutfit

I spent part of the weekend in Ottawa with some of my childhood friends. Thankful to Porter Airlines for always making my air travels so efficient and painless. I was in Ottawa because I will be a bridesmaid for the first time ever next summer, an interesting experience to say the least! (dress shopping, flowers, shoes, etc.). It’s always nice to see girlfriends you’ve been friends with for over 25 years. Though I don’t see these girls nearly as often as I used to, it always feels like no time has passed since I last saw them. Grateful for these lifelong friendships!

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I got back to Toronto in time for the VMAs last night. It was fun to be live tweeting during the event, seeing everyone’s reactions to the now infamous Miley Cyrus performance, what people were wearing, etc. My highlights of the evening were:

The Good – the Justin Timberlake performance, Drake, Taylor Swift’s “Shut The Fuck Up” during One Direction’s acceptance speech

The Bad – Daft Punk not performing, the Miley Cyrus performance, the 30sec NSYNC reunion, Bruno Mars’ snoozefest performance

Lot’s of great looks on the red carpet. I appreciated seeing stars dress up for this event, even if it isn’t renown for being the fanciest gala. Here were my top 3 looks of the evening:

CIARA

CI

SELENA GOMEZ

SG

IGGY AZALEA

IA

For today’s outfit, I’m wearing my new 90s inspired buttoned up shirt that I got on Abbot Kinney in Venice and my new “Small Details Make A Big Difference” tee from Uranium.

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Skylark Acid Wash buttoned up shirt (similar one here)

H&M basic black mini skirt (similar one here)

Uranium Small Details Make A Big Difference tee (from their upcoming Fall 2013 collection)

Verameat Mermaid Sword Yes silver necklace (get it here)

Springsioux Horns Ring (get it here)

Springsioux Lady Cabellos poncho (get it here)

The 2 Bandits large Naja bangle (get it here)

Steve Madden leather booties (similar ones here)

 

 

 

 

Grey Knee High #DailyOutfit

It’s a pretty chilly summer day in Toronto today and because I wanted to still wear a pair of shorts, I found a great alternative to keep my legs warm – Knee Highs Socks!!

I love today’s outfit because it feels pretty badass with my new faux leather biker jacket from Zara, my Springsioux poncho, my The 2 Bandits cuffs and the rad Verameat mermaid sword necklace. I love the mix of black and grey!

How do you keep warm on cold summer days?! I saw a few people wearing scarves and beanies yesterday. Pretty wild if you ask me! I’m not ready to admit yet that fall is just around the corner…

Happy Wednesday!

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Zara Biker Jacket with zips (similar one here)

H&M felt-print black cut off shorts (similar ones here)

Verameat Mermaid Sword Yes silver necklace (get it here)

Springsioux Horns Ring (get it here)

Springsioux Lady Cabellos poncho (get it here)

The 2 Bandits large Naja bangle (get it here)

Steve Madden leather booties (similar ones here)

Little Summer Dress #DailyOutfit

Happy Thursday!

This morning I was taking a look at some of the videos taken at the Festival d’été de Québec this year. Though, I missed most of the shows that took place this year, I keep great memories of the few that I did see. Here are some of my favorite performances from this year’s edition:

For today’s outfit, I’m wearing one of my favorite summer dresses from Zara! I love that I can wear the dress as much in the summer as in the winter. Such a great purchase! I’ve paired that with my rad Steve Madden boots & some of my favorite gold brass acessories!

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Zara black polka dot dress

Forever 21 brass vintage bib necklace

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

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

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

The 2 Bandits Spurr Cuff (get it here)

Steve Madden leather booties (similar ones here)

Francofolies Day 3 #DailyOutfit

Fun day of shooting today with Eli et Papillon! Eli was nice enough to invite her into her Montreal home to cook one of her favorite vegan/gluten-free recipes and desserts with us for our new cooking segment. Marc also joined us to be our official taster! What a fun time we had 🙂 Merci Eli et Marc!

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Make sure to check them out on June 18th at Club Soda in Montreal for the Francofolies. Here’s one of their cute videos, in case you need convincing!

Later in the afternoon, I met up with Montreal’s xe Illegal, an interesting duo that claims to have been around for over 40 years in the business, while barely being over 30 themselves. It’s all part of their stage personas and group humor. Interesting chat to say the least… I think the guys drank 7 shots of scotch and 1 beer each during our 10min interview.

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Today was also a very special day! Not only was it Father’s Day (Hope all you dad’s out there had a wonderful day!) but it was also my mom‘s birthday. Post-shoot, I had the chance to go have dinner with her and my step-dad since we were conveniently shooting in Montreal. Today, the strongest woman I know, the one who taught me just about everything and is the reason I’m where I am today, is 57 years old. If there’s one thing I wish her is continued health! Over the past 10-12 years she’s been dealt bad health cards and my biggest wish is for her to finally be healthy! I love you mom, Happy Birthday!

Love love my new Lady Muerte tee that I just got from Springsioux! It’s the same design as my Lady Muerte ring that I’ve been wearing since December! 🙂

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Springsioux Lady Muerte tee (get it here)

Biko Zenha Spear Necklace (get it here)

Zara white denim pants

Springsioux Horns Ring (get it here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

Jeffrey Campbell Don’t Even white sandals (get them here)

Off to the Francofolies #DailyOutfit

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s an early morning for me today as we’re off to the Francofolies in Montreal. Tomorrow, I’ll be hosting a livestream LIVE from the Polaris Prize Long List unveiling in Montreal. To find out what 40 Canadian records make the cut, tune in at 11am EST on BRBR‘s facebook page here. Following the livestream, I’ve been asked to be one of the panelists for the Montreal Polaris Salon being held at the Phi Centre at 1pm EST. It’s a free event that is open to everyone. If ever you’d like to join us for this conversation of music, you can RSVP and find all the deets here: Polaris Salon.

As of the 14th, I’ll be running around Montreal filming segments with Canadian artists for season 2 of BRBR as well as our social media. We’ll be posting a little recap of our day each day on BRBR’s youtube account that you can suscribe to here. We’ll be chatting to artists like Dumas, Jason Bajada, Sarahmée, O Linea, Eli et Papillon and a ton more!

For today’s outfit, I opted for some rock n’ roll comfort with my brand new Springsioux Horns Ring & Lady Cabellos poncho that I just received yesterday as well as my rad new Black Milk Clothing Beetle Juice style leggings that I got on my birthday 🙂 Have you been on the Black Milk Clothing website before?! They have SO many rad leggings, bathing suits & shoes!! As for shoes, I’m rocking my new Jeffrey Campbell “Don’t Even” sandals! So comfy!!

Have a wonderful day!

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Springsioux Lady Cabellos poncho (get it here)

Springsioux Horns Ring (get it here)

The 2 Bandits large Naja bangle (get it here)

Black Milk Clothing Beetle Juice leggings (get them here)

Jeffrey Campbell Don’t Even white sandals (get them here)

Statement Boots #DailyOutfit

Happy Tuesday!

Lot’s of people talk about statement necklaces, accessories, etc. but what about statement boots? A few weeks ago, I did my first styling exercise for a Karl Lagerfeld / Shangri-La contest. For the outfit I had put together, I found these rad fabric wedge design boots on Zara‘s online shop. Last night, while browsing around the Eaton Centre, I finally came across those boots and in my size!! (which rarely happens because I have such humongous feet!!) I couldn’t resist the temptation of finally making them mine and being one step closer to getting my dream spring outfit (see it here).

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So for today’s outfit, I’m letting the boots do much of the talking. I’m wearing faux snakeskin leggings, a black lace top and a few accessories.

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Zara fabric wedge ankle boots (get them here)

American Apparel snakeskin leggings (similar ones here)

H&M black lace detail top (similar one here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

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

Forever 21 etched Geo cuff set (get it here)

The 2 Bandits Spurr Cuff (get it here)

Forever 21 tribal style bib necklace (get it here)