Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vendome

I was in Calgary last weekend visiting my boyfriend and spending time with a dear friend on her 21st birthday! On my last morning, we went to Vendome (which the birthday girl introduced us to), a small cafe near Kensington that serves amazing breakfast in the morning. It's a seriously cool place, with original wood flooring juxtaposed by their sleek black framed photos hanging on every wall.


I ordered French Toast with caramelized banana and dollops of whipping cream/cream cheese...truly amazing. My mouth is watering just thinking of it! My boyfriend ordered Eggs Benedict, which was also up to my very high breakfast standards.


[ photos edited via instagram for iphone ]

Monday, July 25, 2011

L'Amour Fou

I just adore this man. As I've said before...not only is Yves Saint Laurent the cutest man that existed, he's also the most influential designer of our time. His personality & inspired outlook are just the cherry on top. This clip is taken from the documentary 'L'Amour Fou', meaning 'Mad Love' - tracing the romance between YSL and his life-long partner, Pierre Bergé.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

come sail away








Over July long weekend, my family and my boyfriend's family went on a little Canada Day sailing trip. We stayed overnight on the boat - ate & drank lots, enjoyed each other's company, and took lots of pictures. These were some of my favorite that I took...as you can see my photography skills are slowly improving!
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Monday, July 18, 2011

manicured

My first gel nail experience was with the OPI Axxium manicure, which claims to give you "your nails, only better". I've never tried gel nails because my nails are already brittle enough and I don't like the look of the awkwardly long fake tips they add on. The OPI 'soak-off' treatment uses a gel painted directly on top of your natural nail and is super light-weight...it feels exactly like a polish. This photo was taken 7 days after the application, and they are only starting to chip today, after 11 days. Now the only thing I'm worried about is how my nails will be after the "soak-off"..I'll have to keep you posted.


[ photo inspiration from 5inchandup ]

Thursday, July 14, 2011

stairways



[ Jewelry from everywhere, Urban Outfitters sweater & heels, Wilfred scarf...smashbox lipstick ]

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

UK meets Canada

My Dad (yes, he reads my blog!) suggested i post a few pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge on her visit to Canada featuring the Canadian designs she wore specifically. While I'm sure many people are sick of hearing about her outfits and the Royal visit altogether, I think it's important that such an iconic and popular woman is highlighting Canadian designers by wearing them...and bringing attention to the Canadian fashion world in general. It's important people!

[ photos via fashionmagazine ]




[ Wearing UK-based Canadian Designer Erdem in above two ]


[ Wearing Smythe jacket - a Toronto-based label ]


[ Kate's boots & hat were handmade in Calgary for the Stampede visit ]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

the king of fashion - rive gauche

I bought this beautiful Yves Saint Laurent shirt from Deluxe Junk in Gastown... I'm still trying to find out the Collection it's from and I'll let you all know when i figure it out. I've become a bit obsessed with YSL since learning about his lengthy career & the impact he has had on the fashion world.






Sunday, July 3, 2011

it's been a while

I feel like it's been a long time since I posted on here...which it has. I've been away on a break & recently went sailing so I'll be posting a few photos. Here's a few until then..