Tuesday, 30 September 2014

TREND REPORT: Menswear Fall/Winter 2014

I recently put together 5 outfit ideas for a friend of a friend who is a public speaker and needed some tips to help shape his personal style. 

Check out the outfits below + lists on where to find the items :)

Look #1
Jeans: Diesel
Blazer: J. Crew or Harry Rosen
Shoes: Converse
Shirt: Paul Smith
Glasses: Tom Ford
Belt: Diesel

Look #2
Jacket: Band of Outsiders
Sweater: Band of Outsiders
Chinos: J. Crew or Club Monaco
Belt: Band of Outsiders
Glasses: Blue Gem
Shoes: New Balance

Look #3
Chino: J. Crew or Club Monaco
Boots: J. Crew or Aldo
Belt: J. Crew
Shirt: Carhartt
Cardigan Sweater: Phillip Lim or Club Monaco
Tie: Hugo Boss
Watch: Various
Bag: J. Crew

Look #4
Jacket: Diesel
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Shoes: Converse
Belt: J. Crew or GAP
Watch: Versus
Bracelet: David Yurman
Glasses: Ray Ban

Look #5
Jacket: Mackage or Hugo Boss
Plaid Shirt: J. Crew or GAP
T-shirt: J. Crew or GAP
Chino: J. Crew or GAP
Boots: J. Crew or Holt Renfrew or Browns Shoes
Blet: J. Crew or GAP
Glasses: Oliver Peoples

We can make it easy for you boys! Book a shop with us for a seasonal wardrobe update! 

~XO, Phaedra 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Phaedra's Napa Vacation

So, I confess...I love wine! To my friends that is not a surprise lol. With that proclaimed it is a bit of a give-in that I have always wanted to go to Napa Valley. 

I didn't realize how immensely beautiful it is there. The hills and valleys, the eucalyptus in the air and the lush foliage. The vineyards that we visited were stunning and unique in their own way and the hosts spanned from a little dull to cool/casual to playing the banjo and enticing us to karaoke to 'Love is a Battle Field' (Erin Baker wink wink) 

I had the pleasure of experiencing the trip with three of my best friends. From landing in San Francisco to driving into the wine country there was never a dull moment!

Below is a snap of us 4 ladies and then just one of the outfits I wore while wine tasting.

Me, Erin, Anna, Lillie in San Francisco #hoteltomo 

Dress: Club Monaco, Shoes: Zara Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Dress: Club Monaco, Shoes: Zara Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Dress: Club Monaco, Shoes: Zara

XO, Phaedra

Thursday, 18 September 2014

PARKLUXE Fashion & Art Show Calgary

One of our favourite organizations PARK is having their annual PARKLUXE fashion & art show in 2 weeks, on Oct 4th. Designed to connect fashion and art lovers to local designers and artists that are making an impact outside of our city. 

Phaedra attended this event last year and had a blast! For tickets click here

Enjoy the show!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Get the Look: Cara Delevingne

Cara is the It Girl right now. 

She is everywhere; Instagram, a million ad campaigns, cover of  Vogue, in movies and of course on the party circuit. 

I think she has the most stunning beauty of any model right now and her signature style is pretty laid back (think toques and t-shirts) but I love when she gets glam.

Here is my 'get the look' inspiration for Cara, a mix of street style and glam.

cara delevingne inspired

XO, Phaedra

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

What to Pack: Napa Valley

My girlfriends and I are going on a Napa trip to enjoy fabulous wine, spa + health and adventure! Since there will be many different types of activities here are my suggestions on items to pack: Dresses for dinners and wine tours, denim + jersey for causal days by the pool and at the spa and work out gear for bike rides and strolls.

Dresses: Dressy, casual and chic

Casual: Denim, Workout wear and tops

Shoes + All Purpose Bag: Dressy, Casual and Work out

I can't wait to spend this quality time with my best and closest friends in the Napa Valley. Also, the vino!!!

XO, Phaedra

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Diner En Blanc Calgary 2014

Diner En Blanc 2014 was another huge success bringing together 2600 of Calgary's finest. 
Dressed head to toe in white for a mass 'chic picnic' held annually at a secret location in the city.

Here's what we wore:
Phaedra in Topshop, J Crew necklace. Brenna in Club Monaco, Marciano Belt
Debated wearing our wedding dresses as this beautiful girl (Treena Elliott) did

There were lots of great outfits:
Stephanie Buytels, Jen Thompson, Jennifer Mehalko, Ali Robertson

Karen B, Brenna Hardy, Katy Bond

Brenna Hardy, Lindsay Cristal, Thea Fallow, Kaeli Stuart

The look on the left was one of our favourites!

Supreet was stunning in this long lace-like look from Marciano

Don't miss out on this awesome event next year!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Jessica Stam for Holt Renfrew's Fall 2014 Magazine!

Holt Renfrew shot the fall 2014 issue of HOLTS magazine in inspiring landscapes across Alberta and Ontario.

Models Jessica Stam, Liisa Winkler and David Guillo were shot by award-winning photographer Chris Nicholls at various locations across Alberta including the incredible hoodoos of Drumheller, the mountains of Banff and Bow Lake and a private ranch outside the beautiful city of Calgary.

Here are some behind the scenes shots!

Jessica Stam 
Jessica Stam

Liisa Winkler

XO, Styleista

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Fall 2014 Shoe Trends

Shoes. I adore shoes. Often I plan my entire outfit around my shoes, boots, booties or sandals. I am not partial to flats, unless completely necessary due to sore feet. 

The runways were packed with many trends for footwear but 4 particular ones caught my eye. 

#1 Navy Suede

Navy is such a great alternative to black and is still a perfect neutral to pair with almost any colour. And please know that NAVY & BLACK CAN BE WORN TOGETHER!!!!

Jimmy Choo $1,395

#2 Printed Pumps

We all try to wear more pattern and colour but often we stick with solids and neutrals so what better way to add fashion to your look then a printed pump!?

Mary Katrantzou $695
#3 Woven

Woven lends a bit of tribal or ethnic influence to an ensemble not to mention they are actually very comfortable because they stretch to the shape of your foot.

Proenza Schouler $1,175

#4 Fringe

This trend has carried over from S/S 2014 and adds a bit of rock 'n roll to your look.

Aquazzura $1,175

Happy shoe shopping Styleistas!

XO, Phaedra