Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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Winter has come at us Vancouverites in full force this year, with uncharacteristic sub-zero temperatures and surprise snow falls. But along with the arctic tundra that is enveloping the city comes the holidays – one of my favourite times of the year. Why? Apart from Love Actually – and endless mulled wine, mince pies, christmas cookies and sparkling city lights – the holiday season means party dressing.

Party dressing can be a little overwhelming especially when you have an event that is neither black-tie nor ugly-Christmas sweater casual. So, here is my take on a semi-dressy party-appropriate outfit, that can go from day to night.

Pairing this silk slip dress with a structured leather jacket strips back the femininity of the look and adds a bit of edge (my go-to combination). Swap in a pair of flat booties or leather loafers for more day-casual comfort and for those dressier events, a tailored black blazer would lend an air of sophistication underneath the fur gilet (and may be more office appropriate!). To top things off, accessories for me are key as always. So layer on the jewelry, because Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a little sparkle, right?

silk dress: Aritzia / bodysuit: Le Fou by Wilfred at Aritzia / boots: Acne / leather jacket: All Saints / scarf: Club Monaco

Photos: Spencer Marsh

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Holiday Reds

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Holiday season is quickly approaching – along with snow, endless Christmas parties & holiday baking – and a pop of red is the perfect hue to make a big impact in the simplest way. Sheer silk brings a bit of femininity and the leather combination keeps the look edgy (and warm in the brisk Vancouver air!). 

silk top: Le Fou by Wilfred at Aritzia / bag: Chanel / shoes: Valentino / jacket: All Saints 

photos: Sasha Honey

 

Colour-Contrast collab with StreetScoutMe

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I had so much fun shooting with Sabrina and Jeremy from streetscout.me a few weeks back, before fashion week and when there was definitely still a brisk winter chill in the air. We decided to shoot at Lafarge Lake, with the beautiful fountains and not-yet-blooming winter trees. The sun was deceptively shining – teasing Spring temperatures that hadn’t quite made an appearance – but it made for a beautiful setting, and was perfect for Jeremy’s amazing photo-taking skills.

Sabrina had asked to shoot me in a fashion week inspired look, and also me a few questions related to my style, which you can find the answers to, along with more photos, here. Colour-contrasts are great for high-impact looks that demand attention. I sometimes find myself playing it safe when it comes to my colour combinations, opting for prints or jewellery to be the standout aspects of an outfit rather than eye-popping shades, so I was glad to have the chance to bring back some major contrasting. Pleats and midi-lengths are very feminine (and here to stay for the next season, judging from this past fashion-month), and I opted to bring a bit of understated sexiness with the sheer fabrics peaking through the sunlight and studs.

It’s always nice meeting people in Vancouver with similar interests, and i’m so happy to have met such an incredibly kind and talented couple. 


skirt, TopShop / shoes, Asos / top, H&M / jacket, Zara / bag, Chanel / belt, Club Monaco / sunglasses, Dior

photos: streetscout.me + Curran Sandher