Thursday, 25 April 2013

Night on the Town

Warmer Nights Means More Fashion Options

I think the snow is finally done...KNOCK ON WOOD! With the winter slowly fading behind us and the warm spring air blowing in our faces I can't help but get excited to wear nice shoes again! Oh and not to mention ditching the parka for a cute outerwear piece that doesn't have to have fur trimming the collar. 

There are a ton of fabulous restaurants and lounges in our city and its time to venture out and enjoy them! So with that being said I was inspired to suggest a going out ensamble to get your evening fashion ideas flowing.

Night on the Town


Monday, 22 April 2013

Maxi + Gladiators


Maxi Dresses and Gladiator Sandals

The most effortless outfit you can pull together for S/S 2013 is the maxi + gladiator ensemble. Although the dresses are long they are still sexy because of the flow and the fit. 
Pair with a flat gladiator or one with a heel. Below is a post with fabulous styles and fits.

Bring on the sun!



Maxi + Gladiators


Roberto Cavalli belted dress
$1,750 - flannelsfashion.com


Vix jersey knit dress
net-a-porter.com





By malene birger
$685 - bymalenebirger.com


Dsquared2 strappy sandals
couture.zappos.com


Yves Saint Laurent ankle tie sandals
$920 - harveynichols.com


Dorothy Perkins studded sandals
dorothyperkins.com


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Pre-Stampede Styling with Lisa Ng

Pre-Stampede Styling with Lisa Ng

Yes, you read the title right...we are already thinking about Stampede even though there is still snow on the ground!

Today I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Lisa Ng - Founder of The Hip and Urban Girl's Guide 
Together with The CORE Shopping Centre, I outfitted Lisa in a contemporary Stampede outfit with items from Aritzia, Club Monaco and Aldo. Check out the link below for a snippet of the experience! 





~Phaedra 

Monday, 15 April 2013

2013 Spring Shoes

2013 Covetable Spring Shoes

Spring shoes are out in full effect in stores and online! The weather just needs to cooperate for us to get our toes in these must have, covetable, and fabulous shoes! 

Top trends in footwear this spring are: The ankle cuff, the single sole pump, the bright and bold, the kitten heel and of course, the flat.




What's your favourite style?

~Phaedra

Saturday, 13 April 2013

West Coast Island Style

West Coast Island Style

I was lucky enough this weekend to steal away from Calgary and visit my mom on Salt Spring Island, BC. I grew up as an island girl and would like to believe that I have taken some of that easy going attitude towards dressing with me when I moved away. On Salt Spring Island almost anything goes but if you look closely you will notice that there is an undercurrent of consistency that differentiates a local such as; organic and natural fibres, colour and texture, layering with lots of scarves, and backpacks. 

Although I love to dress up, I also love the west coast and the relaxed style of dressing that is a signature. Below are some of the many west coast and Canadian brands that offer a ton of fashionable yet comfortable options; Mackage, Aritzia, Holt Renfrew and Silver Icing



~Phaedra

Monday, 8 April 2013

Mix and Match for Spring 2013

Mix and Match for Spring 2013

One of the top trends this season apart from black and white stripes are florals and prints. One way that you can wear them and make the trends your own is to mix and match according to your own personal style! The trick is to take some risks with pattern pairing.

Here are some basic tips to ensure you are on the right track:

  • When pairing different prints and patterns together aim to have one to two colours that are the same in each item, this way the outfit will appear more cohesive
  • Floral, patterned and coloured denim are in for spring in a major way so update your bottoms by wearing them as cut off shorts, cuffed or capri or long and lean!
  • Bold florals and prints are always sophisticated when worn with black if you are feeling less adventurous 
  • Finally, have fun with it, it's a playful way to update your wardrobe and remain on trend for Spring 2013!
For great ideas for mixing and matching your wardrobe try: www.zara.com and www.style.com 
~Phaedra








Friday, 5 April 2013

What to Wear to Coachella Music Festival



With Palm Spring's famous music festival, Coachella just around the corner, I thought I would re post one of last years favorites with a few modern trend updates. I had the pleasure of going to Coachella Music Festival last year, the wonderful hippie-meets-high fashion festival of the desert. Which, by the way was f^*king awesome! There was everything from feathered head dresses to neon spandex to high-waisted/camel toe shorts, all of which, in my opinion, need to go! See below for some summer festival appropriate attire that will be comfortable and stylin'.

Note: it was very warm during the days but cooled off a lot at night so dress appropriately.



What to wear to Coachella