Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Hopefully everyone had a chance to watch William and Kate’s wedding, because everything was beautiful! Everyone’s dresses and suits were all so elegant and then there’s Kate. Her dress was amazing! Her dress was perfect. It was simple and clean yet intricate and detailed. The bodice fitted nicely and her train flowed gracefully. The long lace sleeves gave the dress a vintage Victorian look which represents the British history. Her dress was by Sarah Burton the successor of Alexander McQueen (R.I.P).  I’m sure after watching this spectacular wedding, many engaged women will have a Kate Middleton inspired wedding dress. I would.

You must have also seen all the fascinators and hats on all the women that attended the wedding. I thought that was a very brilliant tradition. It’s not every day you can show off your over-the-top hats. I’d like to wear something like that one day.
Here are some of my favourite ones:

         Sophie Winkleman                           Tara Parker Tomkinson                         David and Victoria Beckham

And then theres' Princess Beatrice and Eugenie....

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Finders Keepers

It has been a wonderful two days!! I think these were some of my best purchases of my life.
Here are some of the stuff my sister and I got from the sales:

Dakota Group Sample Sale Spring 2011
I saw the PLV slingbacks that I mentioned in the last post, but unfortunately they were a size 6...

Co-Lab                              Matt and Nat                             Matt and Nat

          Jenny Han                                  Numph                                    Something Else (back)

My favourite purchase was the Matt & Nat backpack. I have been looking for a backpack like that for awhile. The Something Else dress has a really cool back to it that would be good for the summer.  love love love Matt and Nat (and penguins)!! (I'm also probably going to "borrow" my sister's Jenny Han Dress)

Army And Navy Annual Shoe Sale

G by Guess                                        Rocketdog  

Jessica Simpson                              Steve Madden

Whenever I go to a shoe store I always check out those blue suede Steve Maddens, but they were always too pricey. I freaked out when I saw them. They're 4 and a half inch heels but I manage. You always need simple black heels because they go with everything, so I got the Rocketdogs. The Jessica Simpson line has really cute shoes, so I've gained a bit more respect for Jessica Simpson. ;) And a classy nude kitten heel won't hurt either. :)

I'd say we did pretty good.

Monday, April 25, 2011

April Showers bring Sample Sales!

There's a sample sale coming up from the Dakota group on Thursday April 28th-30th. I am stoked. They have Matiko shoes, Matt & Nat bags and Soia and Kyo clothing and lots of other brands. The prices are like the wholesale prices.. thats pretty good! Now I can actually afford some of these items!
Hope they have these Pour La Victoire slingbacks!

And the day before, on Wednesday, is the Army and Navy shoe sale in Vancouver.  A week of shopping! They have shoes from Steve Madden to Elie Tahari. Prices are pretty good, and I’m really looking forward to shopping for new Steve Maddens. Again.

I’m excited for this week.


I found this website that has pictures of just regular people in Vancouver that have style. I wouldn't wear some of the stuff but I appreciate that they have their own style. It inspires me. Here's the blog, StyleQuotient. And kudos to that person that manages that blog. I don't think I can go up to random people and ask to take their pictures!

SWEAT it off

Last month during Spring Break I attended the S.W.E.A.T. program at the Art Institute for Fashion Marketing. There are other courses you can take like Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Recording Arts, etc. I learned a lot during this course. My teacher Guy Babineau taught us things like magazine advertising and historical fashion figures. During our 4 days there, we worked on our own individual pages for our mock magazine. I had to do the Runway Review. The hard part was making it look like part of the magazine. But I managed. By the end of this program I was jammed with information. I definitely will go back, but maybe for the Fashion Design course. 
This is the page I did (sorry the page had to be cut off bit).