C'est La Vie!

I am very excited to tell you that for my summer holidays this year our family is travelling to Paris! I've been looking forward to this trip all year long, and planning outfits for about the same amount of time! This will be my first time to France and I'm soo excited for the touring, sightseeing, and shopping! Hopefully an unforgettable experience.

I've found some street style pictures of what the Parisians themselves
are wearing for a little inspiration and the fashions are fantastic.
These are pictures I have found on the web.

These are just all so chic and European its beautiful.
I'm definitely going to aspire to achieve something as gorgeous.
And I'll definitely be posting outfits from the trip!


*burnout stars they shine so bright*

This past spring I won a modelling contest from Loulou magazine. I flew out to Montreal and we shot a shoot addressing the lingerie trend and how to wear it appropriately. It was soo much fun!
They had a whole wardrobe of clothing for me and full hair and make-up. I just thought I'd share the pictures with you all :)

The lingerie piece in this look was the dress. It was a very light cotton dress almost like a night gown. The jean vest and leather shoes give the dress a tougher look while the scarf and red purse add interest.

The silk boxer shorts give a nod to the lingerie trend, but worn like this it doesn't look like they belong in the bedroom. The rich teal hued shirt cinched at the waist gives the outfit a light, summery feel. While the knotted pearls and the black heals add and touch of elegance.

The sheer lace cami is very sensual but completely wearable when its business chic. The black and grays of the outfit look very professional while the pop of colour and the caged heels take the look from boring to spectacular.

And that was my extremely fun and interesting shoot!

Let me know what you think.




Hi all :)
So I just saw the new Topshop AW2010 Look book, and it looks amazing!
I love Topshop and am so excited that they've started shipping to Canada!
And I've also heard the wonderful news that there is a store selling Topshop in Toronto!!
Very exciting. So I just picked a few of my favourite pictures from the Look book.
If you would like to view them all you can do that here

Don't you love these two looks! They are so luxe and layered looking, but at the same time have such a hard edge, gorgeous!

As much as I love all the black this camel and cream outfit really stands out and is soo beautiful!

I love this one as well, its so edgy but still uber feminine.

I love the lingerie as outerwear trend here.

Let me know what you think loves!


And she shines like the sun

So yesterday we presented my mum with the dress, and needless to say she was blown away! I was soo happy with the end result. Here are some pictures of the whole process:

This is Maegan, she was working on her headband :)

This is me, and I apologize for my sorry state.
At this point I was assembling the dress out of the white cotton jersey.
I didn't use a pattern, instead I copied one of my mothers basic t-shirt dress,
and then made some small adjustments like the 3/4 sleeves, and a scoop neck because my mum doesn't like boat necks on herself.

This is the sweater dress complete! :)

The dying process was a lot of fun and probably my favourite part of making this dress. We got dye from Micheal's that was in a spray bottle. Then to create the tie dye effect we twisted and scrunched the fabric. And to keep some areas really white we used strips of fabric to cover them. We also layered pink over orange to give it a richer hue.

Ironing on the crystals was also fun, they are soo pretty. We bought Swarovski iron on crystal from Micheal's and then applied them along the white pieces.

All done! My beautiful mum tried it on right away and then wore it out for dinner that night :)

So mission accomplished.
What do you think, was it a success?
All in all it only took 3 nights to recreate the dress and about 100$.
If you can't sew you could always buy a white sweater dress,
and do the dying and applying of crystals yourself.
If you try it out, I'd love to know how it goes!


“I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.” Audrey Hepburn

So here is my first post. :)

My mum was looking at my Burda sewing magazine the other day and she fell in love with this gorgeous dress from Blumarine Spring 2010.
She, however, wasn't too in love with the price tag...

So I along with my lovely sibling Meagan attempted to recreate the beautiful piece as a surprise. We picked up a beautiful white jersey knit material and I reconstructed the dress. We also got some spray on fabric dye from Micheal's and some beautiful crystals. At about 12:30 last night we were finally finished with the dyeing, and needless to say I'm super excited! It looks awesome.
I've taken pictures of the whole process and I will be posting those next. :)