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Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2013

Although I have always enjoyed dressing up and eating loads of candies, I have never quite fussed about Halloween. But that doesn't mean I don't enjoy watching other people dress up. Isn't this little one adorable? 

Wishing you a wickedly fun Halloween!

Catherine xo

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A Sophisticated Handbag Collection At Danier

Oct 29, 2013
The Kelly satchel by Danier, Fall 2013
The smooth leather tote by Danier, Fall 2013
The Rachel tote by Danier, Fall 2013
The drawstring tote by Danier, Fall 2013
The Celia gold tone pyramid studded satchel by Danier, Fall 2013

This season, I am having a major style crush on the handbags from the Canadian leather goods company, Danier. On a recent shopping expedition, I visited one of their stores and immediately got drawn by the stylish design and luxurious leather of their handbag collection. Here is my top five:

Catherine xo

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As Much As I Like Pearls...

Oct 26, 2013
Dior Fine Jewelry, photographed by Jason Kibbler and styled by Jason Rider,
New York Times T Luxury, October 2013

...I am also a diamond lover when I see striking ones. Could these diamonds be any more dazzling and elegant? I can't decide if I like the necklace or the ring better. What about you?

Enjoy your Halloween-esque weekend!

Catherine xo

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Time To Shop the 'Fresh Off The Runway 2013' Collection From Joe Fresh

Oct 25, 2013
Cape, 'Fresh off the runway 2013 collection', Joe Fresh
Camo print dress, 'Fresh off the runway 2013 collection', Joe Fresh
Damask skirt, 'Fresh off the runway 2013 collection', Joe Fresh
Dot shirt, 'Fresh off the runway 2013 collection', Joe Fresh
Did you know that Joe Fresh recently debuted its online shopping in Canada? 

Like many online retailers, the brand offers free shipping on orders over $50. This is great news because smaller sizes tend to vanish at the speed of light in stores. And if like me, you are not a fan of waiting in line in a jam-packed store to try clothes on, you now have the opportunity to purchase them online and return them after, if necessary. 

I have tested their online store yesterday and I must confess that it has been quite a pleasant experience. As an extension of their website, the Joe Fresh e-commerce platform is beautifully designed and very straightforward when it comes to handling the transaction. Canadian retailers are slowly jumping on the online shopping bandwagon. As a consumer, I have seen some pretty disastrous platforms around. Therefore, I find it so refreshing to come across a well-designed online purchasing process.

As I was browsing through their fall collection, I discovered something utterly interesting: their chic and dark 2013 runway collection (#FreshOffTheRunway), showcased during the last Toronto Fashion Week (read my previous post about it), is NOW available online. Here are some exquisite (and affordable) pieces to complete your fall wardrobe. 
Hurry up, it's a limited-edition collection!

Catherine xo

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'The Grand Budapest Hotel', Wes Anderson's Next Quirky Film

Oct 24, 2013

The American filmmaker and screenwriter is back with what seems to be another hilariously wicked movie, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', which is set to be released in March 2014. 

Starring Ralph Fiennes, Anderson's latest opus takes place in 1920 and follows the friendship between an hotel concierge with a new younger employee. The impressive cast includes Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, F. Murray Abraham, Owen Wilson, Léa Seydoux and Adrian Brody just to name a few!

Why am I such a fan of Wes Anderson? Simply because with each new movie he demonstrates the ability of creating a whimsical universe, with the help of a rich and detailed aesthetic combined with a colorful narrative style. And all that makes his movies remarkably cool and quirky.

If you have enjoyed 'The Royal Tenenbaums' or more recently 'Moonrise Kingdom' as much as I have, you will most certainly get a kick out of his latest trailer.


Catherine xo

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Chic Snakeskin At Salvatore Ferragamo S/S2014

Oct 6, 2013

One of my favorite shows from the last Milan Fashion Week, was undoubtedly the Salvatore Ferragamo one. The Italian luxury goods company known for its sophistication and timeless elegance delivered a sports-chic spring collection with a neutral palette composed of oat, khaki and camel.

Here are some of my favorite looks, which include some utterly exquisite snakeskin pieces. Isn't the exotic trench coat beautiful or what! 

Catherine xo

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Tweed Extravaganza At Chanel S/S2014

Oct 3, 2013

As a tweed aficionada, it's with eager anticipation that I await the Chanel fashion shows every season. And the last one did not disappoint. Indeed, just as expected, the setting was extravagant and the clothes were strikingly fabulous.

To introduce his latest looks for the spring/summer 2014 season, Karl Lagerfeld created an imaginary art gallery with some Chanel-inspired art pieces. Though the intention was probably to reflect upon the strong bond between art and fashion, it wouldn't be surprising to see all of these fascinating objects be sold for a pretty penny at the next Art Basel.

The white hangar photographed just before the Chanel s/s 2014 show

I was utterly charmed by the eclectic color palette ranging from atmospheric soft greys, delicate pastels and chic navy to explosively bright pink, which made tweed even more appealing and elegant. While the models wore quite vampish nail polish and eye makeup paired with funky bob wigs, the silhouettes presented in the white hangar were refreshingly classic with beautiful proportions and feminine lines.

Last year during the s/s Chanel show, all eyes were on the interestingly large circular beach bag. This time around, the cult objects were undoubtedly the cuff bracelets and necklaces with massive white pearls, adding a modern edge to each look.

My favorite piece? The A-line dress embroidered with white camellias, Coco Chanel's favorite flowers. Fancy anything you like?

Catherine xo

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Royal Purple Palette

Oct 1, 2013

Long time seen as a royal color, purple hues are everyone wear this autumn from interior design to fashion and beauty. And I couldn't be more pleased about it because this myriad of amethyst, eggplant, lavender and violet adds a vibrant and sophisticated vibe to the dark Fall color palette.

Here are some of my favourite picks to channel your inner royal highness this season:

1. Alberta Ferretti jacket, $715 CAD 
2. Steven by Steve Madden purple stiletto, $155 CAD 
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch, $265 CAD 
4. Kate Spade leather drawstring purse, $235 CAD
5. Oscar de la Renta teardrop chandelier earrings, $410 CAD 
6. Charlene K purple necklace, $155 CAD 
7. BCBG Max Azaria fragrance, $57 CAD 
8. NARS nail polish, $20 CAD
9. Butter London black nail polish, $15 CAD 
10. Eichholtz purple accent chair, $1,330 CAD

I can't take my eyes off the elegant Kate Spade bow handbag. Fancy anything?

 Catherine xo

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