Thursday, 25 October 2012

Inspired: Red on Red

This fall, it's all about the red, all shades of red. It's amazing how this colour has blossomed from a single bright summer hue into a gradient of crimson, burgundy, ruby, oxblood - bolstering with richness and grandeur. The play on texture and shades adds depth to the story of the outfit, as if to say "forget about matching, I'm going to wear whatever the heck I want!" It's edgy. It's classy. It's chic.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Things I Love About Fall

Hello! Happy Autumn! As much as the cold breeze is sending chills down my spine, this week's Random Thursday topic is giving me a chance to appreciate the season, in all its deserving glory. Because really, fall is beautiful and it's REALLY not that bad.

Things I Love About Fall...

1. Pumpkin Pie

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

VFW Spring/Summer 2013 Recap

At last! I am ready to share my photos and tidbits from Vancouver Fashion Week. It was an eventful week - 5 days of VFW, the first week of our dodgeball season and the Jason Mraz concert.
This was my first time at Vancouver Fashion Week and I was thoroughly intriqued and impressed by the diversity of collections, designers and audience at both the fashion shows and the galas. True to the event's own mandate, this really was an event that reflected the multiculturalism and uniqueness of Vancouver as a city by bringing together designers from different countries and cultures (South Africa, Korea, Paris, etc.) and an audience consisted of local "celebrities", media VIPs (ie. bloggers and social media stars), professionals and students from the fashion industry and people like me who were merely fashion enthusiasts.

My favorite collections were the ones that surprised the crowd with their amazing creations. I loved details and cut-outs from QUBE. I was blown away by the intensity (water was sprayed on the model's hair before they hit the runway & they were literally speed walking) fashion-forwardness from Ha Sang Beg's show. Having had the opportunity to help out with Gertz's collection backstage, I was impressed by his intricacy with the dresses and his craftsmanship as he manipulated the LED light structures in the dress in preparation for the show. Their dedication and passion showed not only through their creations but also through their interactions with the models, makeup artists and people around them. Like artists, they were committed to showing the world their vision in their own tune, words and style. In all, it was inspiring.

{VFW 2012}

Peplum x 5 Ways

This fall, fashion is bringing peplum back! Peplum is a top that extends into a skirt-like fabric just above the hips. (Did you know that the word peplum meant "tunic" in Greek? Very cool.)

There are many fashion trends that are making a comeback, but to be honest, I have no problem with that (as long as they don't bring back tye-dye or neon spandex shorts...hmmm wait I think that happened already.). I am a fan of consigned and vintage clothing, and I couldn't be more happy to celebrating classic styles of the last century by incorporating it into modern day street fashion.

This striped peplum top is amongst one of my recent (and most satisfying) purchases from Egocloset. Ego Closet provides eccentric and affordable styles unique from your typical chain retail stores. If you want to be ahead of the game and find items that set you apart from the rest of the crowd, this is the place to go. It was my first time purchasing from this store and my package arrived within 2 business days! They have an online boutique as well as a store in Gastown. The fabric of the peplum top is soft which means that the shape was not super exaggerated and is appropriate for casual settings as well as formal occasions. There is also a black bow in the front of the waistline - extra points for cuteness!