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So I admit, in this photo I was super super hungover after an unexpected night out on the town. After 4 glasses of O.J., 3 advils and a cup of coffee, I made it to Mother’s Day brunch. Here’s what I wore: vintage blue silk top from Shoppalu; Zara floral pants; GEOX ballet flats; tweed blazer from Club Monaco circa 2003; and my Rebecca Minkoff 5-zip M.A.C. Ta-Da!
Here are some more photos from our lovely day spent in Yorkville. We had brunch at La Societe and it was delicious, as per usual. FYI every Thursday oysters are $1 at the bar starting at 5pm til close – it’s worth checking out!
Incidentally, today is my mom’s birthday. Wishing her a great one. Love you, mom! xo
Let’s go to my yacht in the West Keys, ride my jet skis. I spied 2 Rebecca Minkoff bags in Key West, including the one hanging off my shoulder. One of many so-thoughtful presents from my boy, the Rebecca Minkoff E-Zip Clutch with detachable shoulder strap is like my new best friend these days. I’ve never owned a Minkoff bag, although I’ve had my eye on the Morning-After bag for some time now, so I was really super excited when I unwrapped this one (he threw in the cashmere Missoni hat I had been eyeing at I MISS YOU VINTAGE in the bag’s inside pocket – ugh, heart palpitations!).
image: Velvetine ‘Steven’ handbag
Reading Dana Thomas’ Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre, has opened my eyes to the state of luxury in our day and age. It’s practically on death row. I won’t regurgitate Thomas’ extensive coverage on everything from Louis Vuitton to Coach but I will recommend that every fashion-whore read it before slavishly purchasing the latest ‘It’ bag with next month’s salary. The book shores up the stalwart adage that fashion has absolutely nothing to do with style.
Last year I was introduced to the French handbag company, Velvetine, designed by Anne Cecile Couetil. The leather is sourced from a family-owned factory in Italy; the bags are then produced in Paris and Portugal. I first saw her bags at Zane Aburaneh’s store on Queen West, A2Zane – one of two retailers to sell Velvetine in all of Canada. This year, I think it’s time I invested in one of her gorgeous pieces.
The Steven bag is my favourite. It’s like a PS1 without the drama – and that my friends, is a very good thing.