Saturday, February 20, 2010

Reading Week + An Education

It seems as if I am in a quite nostalgic state in my life. School is about to finish in two months forever for me. It's scary but exhilarating at the same time. This week would have been my last reading week, and since that is so, I wanted to make it especially memorable and spend it with those I love.

First off, we went to go watch An Education. I was blown away by the story and the acting, but I was especially blown away by the great clothes that Jenny, Carrie Mulligan's character, wore. I loved the 60s style shift dresses and the coats. Carrie has a way of being completely transformed by the hair and makeup department.
My favourite was the white dress with the red running through it on one side. It was so romantic and beautiful.

an education

All images from
If you haven't gone out to see this movie yet, I encourage you to go! It definitely sparked conversation amongst us and it was well worth the time and the money.

I also ended up going to Sweet Flour Bake Shop, which was recommended by Marta from With Love. Her blog has to be my all time favourite blog ever. I absolutely loved it there. You can create your own custom cookies (so yummy!) and their drinks are fantastic. The mocha was to.die.for as was their hot chocolate. We made one with chocolate chips and m&ms and mine was oatmeal+chocolate chunks+macadamia nuts.

sweet flour

It has become my favourite place to go, but since it is quite far from my house, it will have to be a rare treat. There was photography involved in the day (that's me with my bf's camera), as Bloor street is a very pretty place. If you live in Toronto or near by, do check it out!

There was much more that happened during this week; going down to Buffalo, frequent trips to new cafes and bakeries, but the most special moment for me was when my bf got me these gorgeous tulips when I was feeling blue. I know I have a lot to be happy about in my life (especially him and my sister, they are both fantastic to me) but its nice to be cheered up when you're feeling down.


I hope you all had a memorable week as well, and if not, I hope you all take the time to make special memories with the ones you love.

Happy 101 Award

I just wanted to say thanks to Nina of the wonderful Ballerina's Closet Obsession for giving me a Happy 101 award! :) She is such a great blogger, so its such a treat for me to receive this from her. Thanks so much Nina! Here are a list of the 10 things that make me super happy!

happy 101

Another thing that makes me happy?
It's claim to fame is that it puts shopping and research together. I love this concept because I'm always cross shopping at different stores for the best prices and reviews, and this just makes it that much more simple. And they have everything from clothes, to jewelery, to beauty products. I love when things are just easy.Make sure to check them out next time you're doing some online shopping!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Elie Saab Couture 2010

It is no secret to anyone that knows me that Elie Saab is my hands down favourite designer. Seriously. I've been obsessed with him ever since I discovered that he was behind Halle Berry's winning Oscar dress. His designs truly embody all that I believe to be beautiful about fashion.

elie saab 2010

I've been on a serious romantic kick lately. All things soft, pretty and feminine have been on my wish list lately. It may just be because I am sick to death of all the dark and depressing winter days we have here. Plus, a little romance in February is always warranted.

elie saab 2010

I adore the details in all these gowns. But my favourite things about the collection are the subdued colour palette and the attention to detail (which he is famous for). The lace, matted sequins, rosettes and Victorian style buttons on many of his dresses are gorgeous, but not in a way that overpowers any one dress.

The water colour effects and the soft blues are stunning. I love the draping and twisting of the fabric, it creates texture without added bulk or ruining the softness that each garment is trying to portray.

elie saab 2010

I used two of Claude Monet's and one of Van Gogh's paintings for the background in each of these collages. I love the softness of Monet's water lilies. And van Gogh's Iris's are stunning. They are my favourite flowers.

Elie Saab is just a master at what he does. If I don't get to wear one of his amazing creations in my lifetime I will be utterly disappointed.


I would like to take a quick post to just share with you some of the fabulous awards that my fellow fabulous bloggers have shared with me. Thanks so much you guys (and sorry for posting this so late), this truly means a lot to me. Having this blog, a space to share some of the things that inspire me and my more creative side with all my readers has made me incredibly happy.

From Betz, from the amazing her armoire, the Happy 101 Award. Thanks Betz for sharing this with me :) Your blog makes me really happy and I look forward to seeing your amazing and unique outfits!

From Che, of the amazing (I LOVE her travel photos, they make me want to get away to Spain asap!) Adventures of a Pinay Neska comes this HiFashion Award. Thanks so much Che! 

And finally from the always unique and fashionable Style Artisan comes this over the top award. Thanks so much!
I just wanted to take the time to thank all my readers, followers and those who comment for being so supporting and just plain wonderful. You guys are the best! :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Black and White

chanel glasses

It's 3:00am and I'm finishing my third essay in a row that is due tomorrow morning

Yet I still can't help but to post

My new babies

Chanel and I were meant for each other :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dance and Romance

In keeping with my theme on romance, I decided to post some pictures from this Elle editorial featuring Natasa Vojnovic. Rarely do I look at editorials, but this one really caught my eye. This whole editorial screams romance and glamour, my favourite pairing. I only posted four of my favourite images from it, but please do check out the rest, you will not be disappointed.

elle editorial

Ps, Thank you so much for all the comments about suggestions on future posts for this blog. I loved reading them all. If you have anything more to add, please do so! I think I will hold off on the outfit posts for a bit, but if I do decide to do them, they will be when I think I'm wearing something a little extra special. Also, I received a comment stating that my images are too big; they do not load in one full screen. Does anyone else have this issue? I could go and change my photoshop template sizings for my posts, but they do load up fine on my screen, so I'm not sure if I should. Please do let me know if this is a concern for you :)

All images from Elle Magazine

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bows, Lace, and Romance

Hello my lovely readers. Valentines day is approaching, as we all know, and the abundance of romantic and pretty clothes, shoes and accessories are often overwhelming. Although Valentines day isn't really a holiday in my mind (but come on, which girl doesn't like to get a present on this day?), I love all the soft and gorgeous clothes that stores have on display. Especially dresses. Ruffles, lace and bows have their place, and it's definitely during this time of the year.
I wanted to show you some pictures of this incredibly romantic collection by French designer Alexis Mabille. He was the creator of that yummy Chanel inspired cake that I posted on much earlier. His collections, although dated prior to 2010, all have such a soft romanticism about them which I love to see. 



Tell me, do you like these designs too? And what are some of your favourite picks for valentines day?

My picks? This Swarovski Teddy Pendant and this really prety bow ring that I found on ebay.


PS,  I would greatly appreciate it if you, my dear commenters, would be able to give me some feedback on what you would like to see on this blog in the future. Did you want me to do some outfit posts (I'm a bit shy, but if you would like to see these sorts of things, the could be arranged)? More giveaways? Just let me know it all. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I will promise to become a more active blogger as soon as this week is over and my midterms are all finished.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

Hi everyone! 
Sorry this post came so late, this week has been the most super stressful week I've had in a very long time. I'd like to announce  the winner of my giveaway, ihchicky
Please send me an email back with your shipping address in 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen. 
I picked names out of a hat; I was going to post the pictures of me doing that, but I seriously am so pressed for time that even just this post has taken me a while to write! Thanks so much to all those entered though, and for commenting and visiting my blog, it really means everything to me :)