Friday, 31 January 2014


Calgarians, this is a must attend event! 

Join Brenna and I at the 4th MUSE Exhibit on Feb 3, 2014 in the uber modern Studio 122 in the SE.


Hope to see you there!

~ Phaedra

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Schmancy Style

Belgo Brasserie is hosting the second annual Schmancy Style in support of the Glenbow Museum. Just weeks prior to the must- attend gala of the year. This fashion show is a great opportunity to find inspiration for what to wear to 'Schmancy', the signature fundraiser taking place at Glenbow on February 22. Schmancy Style is a bang-up eveing of libations and nosh with an exclusive glimpse of the latest fashions from local leather designers. Tickets for Schmancy Style are $35. 

Schmancy is the must-attend, sure-to-sell-out, event of the year. A non-gala gala in support of the Glenbow Museum.  A night of arts, culture and fashion. This year, Schmancy's feature presenter is Bryan Adams. Attendees will be treated to a Q+A style presentation and Adams will discuss his photographs. An exhibition of his photography will be presented in conjunction with his appearance. Tickets to Schmancy are $250.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Monday, 27 January 2014

Grammys 2014

The biggest names in music converge on the red carpet for the top honours in the business. Here are my top picks for the Best and Worst dressed attendees.


Best Literal Interpretation: Katy Perry in Valentino

Best Metallic: Taylor Swift in Gucci

Best Neutral: Skylar Grey in Michael Costello

Best Colour: Guiliana Rancic in Alex Perry

Best Bump: Ciara in Pucci
Best Overall: Anna Faris in Fitriani


Bad Hair and Not a Fan of the Dress: Faith Evans in ???

Horrible Hair: Ariana Grande in Dolce & Gabbana

Too Much: Cyndi Lauper in Alexander McQueen

Not Chic: Zendaya Coleman in Emanuel Ungaro

Trashy: Kathy Griffith in ???

WTF with the Hat?: Pharrell Williams in ???


Hope you got to catch the show! 

~ Phaedra 

Friday, 24 January 2014

JNBY ~ New Store in the CORE

The CORE shopping centre downtown has some of my favorite stores and I have to add their latest addition JNBY - Just Naturally Be Yourself, to the list. This is the Chinese retailers first location in Alberta, the store has a contemporary, architectural design aesthetic which is an extension of their brand. 

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sundance Film Festival Fashion ~ Best & Worst Style

One of the most casual carpets is the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah - which took place this past weekend.
Here are some of my picks for best and worst dressed.

Best Dressed 

Chic and polished : Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors

Trendy Layering: Chloe Grace Moretz in Christopher Kane

Classic Comfort: Rachel McAdams in a Dolce & Gabbana coat

The not-so-good

Kristen Stewart in whatever was in her laundry basket

Anne Hathaway in a young boys army gear gone wrong

Josephine De La Baume in vampire rags


Monday, 20 January 2014

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014

The SAG Awards were on Saturday and again the fashion was out in full effect! Here are my top and bottom pics from the ceremony.


So Pretty: Emelia Clarke (Game of Thrones) in Calvin Klein
Chic: Amy Adams in Antonio Berardi
Colour: Camila Alves in Donna Karan Atelier

Edgy & Chic: Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior


Too Satin: Giuliana Rancic in Basil Soda
Too Much: Juliette Lewis in Vivienne Westwood
Typical: Mariah Carey in Saint Laurent

Boring: Meryl Streep in Stella McCartney

~ XO, Phaedra

Friday, 17 January 2014

Critics Choice Awards

Critics Choice Awards: Good (yet safe) Fashion

Love Sandy!

Fav dress

Safe choices but nice all the same

Alright, alright, alright….

~ Phaedra 

Phaedra's Spring 2014 Must Have's

I left the house today with NO COAT! 
Our changing temperatures range from -30 degrees to +5 in a couple days so it is something to celebrate when a Chinook arrives and stays for a week!  I may even be able to bust out my cute Christian Louboutins or YSL that have been peering at me longingly from my closet every day…or is it I that am peering longingly at them?

With these warm temps I, again, start to think that spring is just around the corner and therefore so is spring fashion. 

Here are my fav items for Spring 2014:

Cotton button up top - in any pattern, colour or shade
Orange lipstick - aim for a red/orange
Leather skirt
Denim jacket
Tribal inspiration - think home furnishings too!

My Spring 2014 Must Have's

Have a great weekend!

~ Phaedra

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Awards Season & The 84th Annual Academy Awards

Sorry we missed the boat on our best and worst dressed at the Golden Globes but we will make it up to you with the rest of awards season! 

To kick off the season as well as get you prepped for some great movie watching…Here are the Oscar nominations for 2014: Click on the title for the trailer



Christian Bale - American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyer's Club
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street


Amy Adams - American Hustle
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena
Meryl Streep - August: Osage County

Who are your favourites?

For the full list of nominees click HERE

~ Phaedra 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Cuff Love

One of my personal favorite pieces of jewelry is the cuff. It's funky, fun and versatile.

Cuff Love

Monday, 13 January 2014

Men: 3 Ways to Wear a Denim Shirt

Guys…this one is for you!

Three ways to wear your denim or chambray shirt; 2 casual and 1 dressed up.

Men: 3 Ways to Wear a Denim Shirt

~ Phaedra