Friday, 29 August 2014

Montreal Fashion and Design Festival Day 2

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on the red carpet

The presentations from Ecole de Mode Cegep Marie-Victorin and Lasalle College were the ones I've been aching to see most all weekend. Don't get me wrong, the other brands put on quite the shows, but I had a feeling that these young designers would be standing out and so they did.

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in the VIP area


Their designs impressed me with their fearlessness and creativity, while at the same time maintaing a versatility and wearability quite needed in today's market. The simple lines accurately forecasted the 90s inspired minimalism that is to be dominating this cold season's trends and the subtle futuristic nuances left me swooning for more pieces that I could ever fit in my closet (I still daydream about a certain dark green coat that was pure perfection).

Ecole de Mode Cegep Marie-Victorin
Ecole de Mode Cegep Marie-Victorin

Ecole de Mode Cegep Marie-Victorin
Ecole de Mode Cegep Marie-Victorin

Lasalle College
Lasalle College

Lasalle College
Lasalle College

Lasalle College
my favourite look from the entire festival from College Lasalle

All in all the festival was an amazing experience and I only wish that next year I'll be able to dedicate more days to it.

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Montreal Fashion and Design Festival - Day 1

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Which shows should we go to?

We had so much fun at the Fashion and Design Festival in Montreal this weekend that I actually needed two days to recover before posting about it. The festival had a refreshing take on the idea of a fashion week - a concept that previously described a very closed off event has been reworked in order to include the public, independent designers and small boutiques. Leave it to Canada to liberalize fashion.

the stage at Montreal Fashion and Design Festival
The Stage at Place des Festivals

The stage was set in the Place des Festivals together with pop up shops, patios and a VIP area that we were lucky enough to get access to with our media passes. The number of people attending was truly impressive and so was the overall electric/fun vibe of the festival.

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Our Media Passes
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Pop-up Boutiques

After getting our credentials in the afternoon, we proceeded to wonder around, check out the cool pop up boutiques and stuff our faces with some good Montreal food. Later we attended the Forever 21 show, or better said the Forever 21 party (that's how I would describe the vibe in the VIP section) and ended the night with a lot of champagne and star gazing on our hotel patio.

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The VIP Area

Forever 21 at The Montreal Fashion and Design Festival
Forever 21 Show

Forever 21 at The Montreal Fashion and Design Festival
Forever 21 Show

Stay tuned for our Day 2 adventures.

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Photo credits Jimmy Hamelin, Allen McEachern, S├ębastien Roy, Agniezska Stalkoper via Fashion and Design Festival

Monday, 25 August 2014

Lady in Red

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Turns out red is not only a colour that belongs on my lips, but on my body as well. I really adore this beautiful bright playsuit courtesy of 9th and Elm. Not only is it incredibly comfortable, but also perfect for these warm beautiful August days when you don't want anything to clinging to your skin too tight.

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For those of you who don't know yet, 9th and Elm is a flash sale site with some of the best handmade and independent designers out there. Their repertoire varies from beautiful jewelry to unique clothing and accessories, but it will also surprise you with natural cosmetics and innovative gift ideas. Pay them a visit here and let me know if you are are as impressed with them as I was.

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Playsuit courtesy of 9th and Elm

Thursday, 21 August 2014

10 Must Have Clutches for Fall

10 must have clutches for fall
Padded Clutch by ASOS

If you're just as eager as me about finding the perfect clutch to compliment your fall wardrobe, you're in luck. Today I'm listing the most swoon worthy pieces out there that pride themselves in good looks and versatility, while being friendly to your bank account. Which one would you take home?

Have a brilliant day!
Dora


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Once in a Blue Moon

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It was such a great surprise to find this pair of blue contact lenses from Spooky Eyes in the mail. Ever since I can remember, I've wondered what I would look like with blue eyes and today I got to find out.

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The Pure Natural Blue colour looks a bit darker on my brown eyes, but it also allows for some of the natural warmer tones to nicely blend into the sapphire accents, resulting in a quite pleasant shade of turquoise. It also makes me feel like a manga cartoon character which is always a plus in my book.

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To get your pair head over to the Spooky Eyes website and browse a never ending selection of contact lenses, from classic colours to the more "extravagant" choices - perfect for adding that special touch to your Halloween costume this year.

Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Contact lenses courtesy of Spooky Eyes.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Getting Ready for Montreal Fashion Week

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Can't describe how happy I am to be getting everything together for our trip to Montreal this Friday. It's going to be such a welcomed/fun escape from our daily routine. I've been thinking about outfits since last week and I decided to give you a sneak peak into the preparations. Stay tuned for more!

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fashion blogger Canada

Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Friday, 15 August 2014

Weekend Shopping Guide

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I'm super excited about my upcoming trip to Montreal, which inspired this week's Shopping Guide (for some reason I see a lot of plaid in my future). I'll be attending the Montreal Fashion and Design Festival so make sure you'll keep an eye on my posts for a close and personal look at all the excitement.


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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

9 Amazing Oxford Shoes to Transition into Fall With

Twiggy, 70s fashion

I have been on the lookout for the perfect pair for weeks now - a mix of timeless with just a little hint of manliness and a dash of understated that won't come at a price that covers half my rent. I'm planning to wear them (when I finally find the right pair that is) with skinny jeans or tights and retro inspired frocks. I'm getting excited just thinking about it. Are you on the lookout for the perfect pair of fall shoes?

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

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