Posts Tagged ‘shopping’
Last night we stopped by the J.Crew x Beckerman Bite Plate holiday party. Admittedly, I have yet to purchase something from J.Crew (like I need another brand to crush on), but after last night I can safely say I’ve been converted. I used to think J.Crew was too preppy for me – even though I do have a preppy side that comes out sometimes by way of the oxford shirt. Can’t really wear loafers because I have the world’s worst ankles. But monogrammed pyjamas? GIMME! I love these to lounge around the house; reading books, nerdy glasses slipping down my nose after every page turn. A big cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows floating to the surface; I eat each one with cabin fever fervour. As you can see, I don’t like to leave my house unless I have to. I’ll be ordering these online, thank you very much.
Only my friend-cum-personal-shopper, Irene Kim, knows my plight this season when it comes to finding the quintessential black ankle bootie with a stacked heel, just shy of mid-calf length a la Daria Werbowy for Celine. Well, I originally found the perfect pair on the first try – except to my detriment they were polyester from Zara. Pretty from afar, but far from leather. Who in their right mind would spend $89 on polyester boots? Not me. Not ever.
Countless pairs later – and a single left boot in size 7 at Aldo (to whoever has the right boot, that Cinderella shit ain’t funny) – this morning I finally found a pair that are equal to the Zara pair in appearance and greater in quality. Following basic logic and the story of my life, they are greater in price, too. But I can’t stop picturing these with everything I own, specifically that pair of waxed denim black jeans that have yet to be purchased however exist in my subconscious wardrobe under the category: MUST-HAVE. I’ll shelve these boots in there, too.
L’Occitane is perhaps most emblematic of the French joie de vivre, and least emblematic of the French aphorism, il faut souffrir pour être belle - because using L’Occitane’s sweet-smelling products, made with all natural ingredients sourced from Provence is anything but beauty torture. I grew up on their world-renowned Shea butter hand cream, but upon visiting the newly redesigned Bloor St. boutique in Toronto this past weekend, I realized there was much more to L’Occitane than soft hand. Incidentally, the hands have only gotten softer, as my one minute hand scrub treatment evinced. (L’Occitane, 102 Bloor St West). Read the rest of this entry »
Anna Wintour proudly declared, “coats are the new handbag,” in the current September issue of Vogue. I couldn’t agree more. Braving single-digit temperatures paired with wind, rain, snow, sleet and just unfriendly conditions is something we’re all going to be re-living soon. In addition to the requisite, mid-winter visit to Miami, I’ve always been an advocate for luxurious outerwear – I mean, if you’re going to be wearing a coat every single day for seven months, it might as well be good quality and gorgeous. And the right coat can actually alleviate seasonal depression – or I’d be willing to bet my money on it. Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday night in Toronto just got better. I’ll be DJ’ing the official launch party for this pop up shop hosted by Shoppalu in collabo with all these great people: Walk-in Closet, Singhnature.com and Kenton Magazine. Something old and something new, vintage meets all kinds of cool finds. So come shop, get a photo op with all of us bloggers-cum-DJs and enjoy what’s left of summer!
Big love to Septembre Anderson for suggesting this outerwear capsule collection between print maven, Mary Katrantzou and Moncler – the go-to brand for a winter jacket if you’re Eurotrash. I’d rock one of these in a heartbeat. Available in Moncler stores in August (my preferred is the Soho location).
Visited an old friend, MyTheresa.com, only to find that they now have a Canadian online store with shipping service, DHL (you pay a premium for it but it’s the best, in my experience). I love that they get new items in three times a week, and put a heavy emphasis on curation – they suggest what goes with what so you’re not deliberating for hours. For my inaugural purchase I’d like to take this Kenzo knit pullover here.
Visit ARMED jewelry at 1024 Dundas St. West and receive 10% off your purchase by mentioning “EUROTRASH”
I’m the kind of girl who is very picky when it comes to jewelry. Firstly, I don’t like to purchase my own. In my opinion, jewelry is best when gifted because it truly does have the capacity to be hold a lifetime’s worth of sentimental value. I think of every single person and place along the way when donning my charm bracelet, for example. Or bury at the bottom of my jewelry case the gifts of boyfriend’s past.
Just two weeks ago I posted images from my desert-inspired styling of the Michael Eardley Khloe dress. You can buy it online using my exclusive promo code EURO30 to get 30% off the entire store or at Homegrown Boutique in Toronto (16 Cumberland Street). This time around I styled a pair of silky smooth shorts from Michael Eardley’s Spring 2013 collection. Paired them with a DKNY cropped knit sweater and sequins Bottega Veneta heels to juxtapose comfort and razzle dazzle. My sunnies are vintage, Claudia Carlotti that sparkle with a degrade lens. What do you guys think? Read the rest of this entry »
Sunny Fong is the creative director and founder of Canadian ready-to-wear label, VAWK. He also has the best smile in the biz (unrelated but noteworthy). Vawk collections are available at The Room in both Toronto and Vancouver, but between August 12 – September 15, the Vawk for eBay capsule collection will be available at eBay.ca at fixed Buy it Now! prices with free shipping across Canada. My favourite piece from the seven limited edition items is the lizard embossed collar with fox fur ($79 CAD). The collection is all black, everything. Perfect for Fall and nighttime fairytales. Which one is your favourite?