Big City Style: eLuxe Spring Lookbook

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 28 0

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Words can’t express how much I love blogging.  I can’t imagine my life without it, and I never could have imagined the lovely people that I would meet, the awesome opportunities that would come my way, and the wonderful experiences I would have.

 

One such “wonderful experience” happened a couple of weeks ago when eLuxe, Canada’s online source for designer fashion, asked 9 Toronto bloggers to style and model for their 2014 Spring Lookbook.  Shockingly, yours truly was included!  The experience was both thrilling and terrifying.  I’ve never modeled for a professional photographer before, so I’m looking a little stiff and nervous in my photo, but the entire experience was so amazing, and the people I had the opportunity to work with were just stellar.

 

Here are a few behind the scenes photos from the shoot, and be sure to check out the entire eLuxe Spring 2014 Lookbook.

 

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The amazing team at Aveda took on the task of getting us all dolled up.  Kristjan Hayden worked his magic with my glamorous make-up and Benn Hutchinson had the challenge of giving me movie-star hair.

 

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For my outfit, I chose this sweet yet elegant Rebecca Taylor dress, paired with this white ELA leather clutch.  I added my own sparkly jewels and pink pumps to complete this feminine look that felt totally my style.

 

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Our photographer, Vincent Lions, was just amazing.  He made me feel as comfortable as I possibly could in front of the camera, and made the experience slightly less terrifying.

 

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A major bonus was that I got to experience this fabulous day with my girl Gaby (from The Vault Files) who was also selected to style and model for the lookbook.  Doesn’t she look just gorgeous!  Thank you to Gaby for the behind-the-scenes photos of me and the pretty Aveda make-up shots.

 

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A huge thank you goes out to eLuxe for including little ole’ me with such an amazing group of women, for making me look “pretty” for my photo, and for providing me with an experience of a life-time.

 

 

 

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Out and About: 7FAM Styling Party

Friday, June 7, 2013 46 0

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I never win anything.  Well, what I should say is that I never won anything, until this year.  I’ve been on a bit of a hot streak lately.  First I won a Shopbop gift card from the lovely Kristin on her blog (Doll Parade), then I was the lucky winner of a Topshop gift card through another blog.  Then, a few weeks ago, I won a pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans and an invite to a shopping party at the 7FAM store with Stefania from Textstyles!  So, my lesson of the day. . . enter more blog giveaways!

 

Last week, my “date” Gaby (from The Vault Files) and I attended the 7FAM event.  The evening was full of shopping, champagne, cupcakes and great conversation.

 

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{Me with the fabulous Gaby from The Vault Files.  Isn’t her outfit so chic!  I’m still drooling over her Aritzia top and Zara heels.}

 

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{Gaby and I with the fabulous hosts of the evening, Stefania from Textstyles and Sharon from The Backseat Stylers.  These 3 ladies are all super sweet and super stylish.}

 

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{The fits-like-a-glove 7 FAM jeans that I won, and this great 7FAM distressed denim skirt that I couldn’t resist purchasing that night.}

 

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{Gaby with Élana from Camera & Clutches in the background, another incredibly sweet blogger buddy.  Photo via Textstyles.}

 

 

 

 

Blogger Love: The IT List, July 20

Friday, July 20, 2012 30 0

This is my last week participating in the IT List.  I hope you’ve enjoyed discovering and reading these wonderful blogs as much as I have.  Thank you Jill for having me!

 

 

  • Rachel’s Look Book is showing us some European flair by recreating outfits she saw while across the pond! A must see! (find Rachel’s Look Book on Twitter!)
  • Crazy Style Love is in full-on “ladies who lunch” mode with a pretty pastel look. Monochromatic at its best! (find Crazy Style Love on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations recreates a casual Jessica Alba look complete with mint jeans and pink loafers. Head over to find out where to get the goods – all for under $140!
  • High Heeled Style is having a polka party with her fun top! Paired with green accents and a pencil skirt, it makes for an office look that is sure to stand out! (find High Heeled Style on Twitter!)
  • Ash ‘N’ Fashn loves the classic combination of red and blue together long after Independence Day! Head over to see how she pairs blue with a little red dress! (find Ash N’ Fashn on Twitter!)
  • Pink Margarita Pearl remind us how important accessories are to our look! Pop over to see how she turned an all black outfit into something special with a few key pieces!
  • Urban Frill goes red-hot while pairing a long, flowy vest with her usual work attire for an unexpected twist to business causal! So cute! (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now is sporting a little drop-hem number that is reminiscent of the 20s. A seriously sassy look for date night! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average shares with us her “Tall Girls Guide to the Mini.” Head over to see how she puts her rules to use! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Runaway Style is letting her shorts take center stage in this California cool look that is ready for any warm weather you can throw at it! Love those shorts!
  • The Queen City Style has discovered something all you fashionistas need… a running dress! Yes, a running dress! Go check it out! (find The Queen City Style on Twitter!)
  • Olive and an Arrow is channeling Jess from “New girl” with her adorable polka dot number! I’d say she wears it better than Zooey, what do you think?? (find Olive and an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is letting her hair down with a geometric skirt and denim top – a fun look to brighten the day! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style looks ahead to cooler weather with Madewell’s fall preview. Head over for tips on how to predict fashion trends for next season! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)

The IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second St. East.  For more information on how you can be involved, click here.