Sunday, March 15, 2015

Gingers meet Vogue Russia

Vogue Russia, March 2015 --Models: Madison Stubbington, Magdalena Jasek; Photographer: Victor 
DemarchelierFashion Editor: Olga Dunina; Hair: Jennifer Yepez; Make-up: Fredrik Stambro

It seems so infrequent to see editorials featuring redheads, and so I am always delighted to see them whenever they crop up.  I especially love the gorgeous feminine styling in this series of shots from Vogue Russia's March 2015 issue.  I may not have the wild Merida-like curls (much as I'd love them) sported by these ladies, but I am finding definite inspiration in the gorgeous beauty look. Most especially? The accentuation of freckles! Mine fade somewhat, and have done especially in this seemingly unending winter, but as soon as the sun peeks out more and more, so too will my face full of freckles, and I look forward to showing them off. Mix that on-point beauty look with gorgeous, feminine styling and you can't go wrong. There's so much to love here.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


Today I'm guest posting over on one of my favourite blogs, Coco and Vera. I'm sharing a peek at the snowy wonderland that is my Island at the moment (yesterday's spring-like day was just a ray of hope before another storm to come this weekend - groan! Winter style is still very much a reality on PEI.

All this to say, you can check out my full, snow-filled post at Cee's blog, here.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spring Dreaming

Spring Dreaming

Today marked the first real sign that spring might not be too far in the distant future - the sun was shining, the temperature was above zero (+6!!!) and the truly massive banks of snow were slowly but surely beginning to melt.  I wore a spring jacket and wasn't too cold!! Amazing!  

After the absolutely insane winter we've been having, I think everyone on the Island is grasping onto these early-spring-like moments. And with warmer weather top-of-mind, I've been slowly but surely adding to my spring wishlist.  It probably comes as no surprise that pastels, floral, feminine details and a hint of sparkle are in the mix, I think I'm pretty predictable in this regard.  That said, I thought I'd share a few of the things I'm loving for spring.

A cute umbrella - practical and adorable = a match made in heaven.

Simple, delicate earrings are a long-time, constant favourite of mine.

I described this sweater to my co-worker as the "trifecta of my-style awesomeness: mint, flowers, sequins". Three of my very favourite things = must-have.

Having fun with glasses is the greatest, and I love love love this pair from 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Remember what I said about loving flowers and sparkle? Yeah, this pansy bracelet fits the bill.

After hearing all about Jo Malone fragrances from my favourite beauty vloggers, I am dying to add one to my collection of perfumes.  Wild Bluebell, with its hints of spring flowers and citrus sounds like the ideal spring scent.

I have been obsessed with my Tarte Amazonian Butter lipstick in Plummy Rose, and would love to add Tulip to my collection.

My obsession with pretty notebooks continues, and I love this floral one from Rifle Paper Co. 

These printed flats seem like the ideal spring pick with bright colours and yes, sparkling jewel embellishment: of course they made the cut!

This bag might be more dream than reality, but it is. So. Incredibly. Adorable. A flowerpot = the best! Utter spring perfection!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Scene-stealing Book Cart

Photos by I AM KOO for The Cut
I eat up street-style shots from the international fashion weeks as much as the next person, but I have to say that in this series of MFW fashion winners posted on The Cut, that I am more intrigued by what's on the shelves behind them than by the admittedly fantastic style. 

As fabulous as Tiany Kiriloff and Giovanna Battaglia look, I feel like that humble Milanese book cart (!!!!) in the background steals the show for me. A perfectly chosen (if only by happenstance) backdrop which ultimately combines my two greatest loves - fashion and books. 

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Music Monday: What Have I Done?

Recently, on the long drive home on a wintry road, I was listening to CBC Radio 2's Drive when a song by Joshua Hyslop - who I'd not previously heard of - came on and I absolutely loved it. I made a mental note to remember the name of this BC-based musician so I could check out the rest of his music and I was impressed by the rest of his melodies as I was with the first one I'd heard - so much goodness!  This song in particular struck me as moving and absolutely beautiful, and so I thought it worth sharing in this latest Music Monday post. 
What are you listening to lately?
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