Monday, 15 September 2014

Rings and Things

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Sunday's sunny afternoon was perfect to take pictures of the new present I received last week courtesy of 9th and Elm. This feather ring was love at first sight - I can see us becoming best friends for the long run and taking many sunny vacations together.

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For those of you who don't know yet, 9th and Elm is committed to bringing you fashion from the best handmade and independent designers. Make sure you check out their collection of drop dead gorgeous jewelry and accessories.

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Feather ring courtesy of 9th and Elm.

Friday, 12 September 2014

5 Fabulous Trench Coats Inspired by 60s Vixens

5 Fabulous Trench Coats Inspired by 60s Vixens

Ever fantasized about prancing the streets of London or Paris in the 60s on a warm autumn day, hair in the wind and a chic trench wrapped around you tightly? While unfortunately my superpowers don't extend to traveling back in time, the do however allow me to present you with this fabulous list of trench coats inspired by 60s vixens.












Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Prep it Like Andy

Andy Warhol inspired outfit

Midway through "The Life and Death of Andy Warhol" I'm becoming more and more infatuated with his style. The mixture of preppy, minimalist and pop somehow feels so contemporary and relevant for the beginning of this cold season, showing that fashion once again finds a way of recycling itself. Are you going to prep it like Andy this fall?

Andy Warhol inspired outfit

Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Image source Polyvore


Monday, 8 September 2014

Hey Ho, Let's Go!

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We were still in Montreal when Tudor found this Ramones t-shirt on the shelf of an H&M store we wondered in, and handed it to me with an enthusiastic grin. "This is so you!" he said very proud of his discovery and I totally agreed. The t-shirt went home with me along with a pair of over the knee socks that I wanted to rock ever since 5th grade and never had the chance to (more about those in a different post).

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fashion blogger Canada

Today I'm wearing it with my trusty Levi's, a pair of old Converse and my studded Guess bag for that extra punk rock flare.

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Friday, 5 September 2014

Weekend Shopping Guide

Fall Essentials

If last year, fall caught me somewhere between my infatuation with the 50s and an obsession with statement jewelry, this year I can't help but notice the strong influences of my rising interest in the Bauhaus movement. The german design school educated a whole generation through its stand on minimalism and functionality and made us all ponder about the essence of beautiful things. In honour of the artistic phenomenon, this week's Shopping Guide is all about quality essentials that make a strong impact while never going out of fashion.

Fall Essentials


Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Fall Basics : The Perfect Pair of Jeans

Brigitte Bardot

This beautiful photo of Brigitte Bardot rocking cropped denim on her bike has really got me obsessing about the perfect pair of jeans for fall. Locating the ideal high waist cropped item proved to be more difficult that I though, with a lot of stores still mostly promoting low waist versions (why anyone would walt to spill out of their pants during the cold season is beyond me). I've still managed to find some lust worthy options for those of you who, like me, long to show off their natural curves without having to continuously pull up their pants worrying about possible unwanted bits peeking out.

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Photo via Pintrest

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