Tuesday, November 29, 2011

If You're Ever in Vancouver: Front and Company

Main Street in Vancouver is chock-full of great vintage stores and small clothing boutiques such as the Barefoot Contessa, Lark, and Twigg&Hottie but my favourite of them all has to be Front and Company. Front and Company carries new, vintage and consignment clothing as well as a ton of bags, shoes, and other cool stuff. I was mostly impressed by their awesome selection of cute and quirky jewelry and by their extensive consignment section which features a lot of pieces from contemporary and designer brands like DVF, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Isabel Marant, Wilfred, Thakoon, and much more at quite reasonable prices and in great condition. When I was there last, I picked up these two items:
Isabel Marant tunic for $110 (color is off in the photo, it's actually a blue-grey check pattern)

Alexander Wang silk top for $70

Front and Company recently opened up an online store which sells a ton of accessories, beauty products, and home decor. The jewelry section is particularly enticing: there are many cute necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that are perfect Christmas presents for me the people I love.

Front and Company
3772 Main Street,
Vancouver, B.C.

Monday-Sunday 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

Images via

Monday, November 28, 2011

Temptation Island



Cyber Monday, be gone with you. You're too much of a tease.

All boots via Net-A-Porter

You're In: Sequins and Sparkle

While this is the time of year that the Gods deem most appropriate for sequins, sparkle, glitter, and shimmer, my personal take on the sitch is that they are suitable all year around, and for any occasion (baptisms, job interviews, jury duty, you name it!). However, the Gods are right in saying that one should pair anything sequin'ed or glitter'ed with something more toned down - such as shoes, tops or bottoms with solid, neutral colours - so your look is not totally overwhelming.

Here are some of my favourite looks that feature my favourite embellishments. 

Hailee Steinfeld and Miu Miu booties via 

Free People skirt via 

Versace for H&M dress via

Free People pullover via

Anja Rubik for Self-Service via 

Thurley shorts via

Mikkat Market skirt via


Iro jacket via

via lemademoiselleuk 

Zara jacket via

Nasty Gal dress via

Club Monaco skirt via

Maryna Linchuck for Vogue Mexico via

And if you're feeling even more adventuress, check out these glittertastic DIY booties from a Pair & a Spare. So great!


Friday, November 25, 2011

I couldn't resist....

(Hosted by a pair of awkward legs)

After mourning the loss of the Theory pants, I was in a vulnerable state so I couldn't help myself when these merlot Rag & Bone skinny jeans rolled in work. I mean they're pretty great...and merlot, which is a colour I've come to appreciate a lot lately after purchasing this sweater (and yes, I'm aware it's a men's sweater but I really don't care).  This is how I am justifying this purchase:

1. Needed a distraction to get my mind off the Theory pants
2. I don't have any pants in that colour AND I wanna rock M-on-M (merlot-on-merlot)
3. They are sooooooooooo insanely comfortable. Like leggings minus the awkward 90's throwback

Dancing 'cause I feel fricken' great!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Amen, Rick Owens

Quote Rick Owens from his interview on his rules of style with Details magazine:

"Sometimes you just want to say 'Stop destroying the landscape with your outfit'"

While he was referring to the poorly-dressed American tourists he sees in Paris, I think it can be said for any person sporting an offensive outfit anywhere.

You can read the rest of his rules here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


How I would have loved to be in New York to witness the opening of Lady Gaga's workshop in Barneys, to purchase chocolate armadillo heels, and to see her boudoir made of hair.

All images via

Monday, November 21, 2011

If You're Ever in Paris (part 3)

Image via Google
The final leg of the Parisian journey of awesome vintage clothing takes us to the 2nd arrondissement near Les Halles. There, one finds Killiwatch, essentially Urban Outfitters on crack. The store is insanely large and is packed with clothes and accessories, which you can see from the photos below.  

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While the store does carry a wide selection of contemporary brands, I was (naturally) drawn to its very large vintage department which contained an amazing array of bags, belts, boots, and more. The guys' section has an awesome selection of denim, leather jackets, and plaid button-ups (perfect for your hipster boyfriend), while the girls' section has colourful sundresses, cool leather purses, Levi denim cutoffs, and zillions of shoes. I bought the following three items, although I could have purchased much, much more. However, I found Killiwatch towards the end of my stay in Paris and at the that point, I was worried about how I was going to get all my Parisian purchases home so I had to restrain myself.

Turquoise dress
Brown leather shoulder bag
Elastic rose-patterned belt from the 1980's
The prices are pretty standard for non-label vintage clothing and their contemporary brands go for around the same prices as Urban Outfitters. So if you have a lot of stamina and any inclination to the hipster style, check out Killiwatch.

64 rue Tiquetonne
75002 Paris
Metro Etienne Marcel, Les Halles
Monday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday, November 18, 2011

Vintage Vogue

Aren't these old school Vogue covers awesome? I would love to blow them up to poster size, place them in black frames, and hang them in my future shabby chic living room.

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Today marks the one month anniversary of this blog** and I'm celebrating by listening to Rebecca Black's Friday all day at work thanking all of you readers - friends, acquaintances, and strangers - for your patronage and awesome feedback. Clearly I severely underestimated the amount of people who would be interested in this thing (way beyond my grandma and my cat). So thanks again for your past, current, and hopefully future reading and look forward to what I've got cooking in my brain.

Image via Google

PS. I apologize for the lack of posts/content this week - work was quite busy! However regular programming will be resumed starting now.

** While I have posts dating prior to Oct. 18, the blog officially went "live" on that date

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Obsession: Theyskens' Theory

I have a minor obsession with these jeans from Theysken's Theory S/S 2012 collection. While they won't be in stores until the spring, I could buy them now through the Theysken's Theory trunk show on Moda Operandi. The sale ends today, however, and given my financial standing multiplied by the fact that Christmas - and hence Christmas shopping - is rapidly approaching, I may have to wait and dream until March. Adieu mes pantalons bleus.

Image via Moda Operandi

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Badass Tuesdays

Badass outfit:

Street style featuring Alexander Wang via

 Badass Boots:
Balmain S/S 2012 boots via

Badass Song:

BAM at 3:03

Badass Image:
Photo by Manolo Campion for Gravure via