Crane City

Monday, May 25, 2015

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OUTFIT
b/w sunglasses c/o Polette // denim & top - T by Alexander Wang // culottes - thrifted // sandals c/o ZARA 

The Edmonton skyline is currently dotted with more than a dozen cranes, half of which are for the new arena. This is the most action I've seen in this city ever and it'll be interesting to see how much the landscape of downtown changes over the next couple of years. In the meantime, I'll happily reap the benefits of the industrial backdrops which seems to pair perfectly with this Wang'd out look. Have you heard? Culottes are a big deal this year and they're the elusive combination of comfortable, functional, AND stylish - a unicorn trio that's hard to find. And the sunnies? Well, they reminded me too much of a 1940s Vogue spread so I had to have them - they're also ridiculously affordable ($13.99!). 


Photographs - Michael Borchert

Gussied Up

Friday, May 22, 2015

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OUTFIT
earrings / necklace / dress / shoes / clutch c/o Le Cheateau
eyeshadow in Parallel Universe / blush in Silent Nude / lip gloss in Nucleus - Christopher Kane x NARS c/o

Wedding season is beginning to kick off and I, for once, am prepared. One can never be over dressed is the school of thought I subscribe to when deciding what to wear for a formal occasion. This mantra has yet to steer me in the wrong direction. Initially, this two piece dress wasn't cropped enough for my liking so I just tucked it underneath itself to show a little more skin. I also decided to go a little buck wild with the accessories - some may say I have magpie tendencies due to my love of shiny things. The balance of tasteful bling is a delicate one. 

As for makeup, I went on the subtle side, letting my outfit make the loudest statement. The Christopher Kane x NARS line was one I was hesitant about initially - it looks gorgeous in the package, but could I handle the amount of sparkle on my face? The answer is yes. It's subtle enough and the nude blush adds a layer of dimension to your cheeks for a very no makeup makeup look. And my hair... well... when has anyone ever known me to brush it more than once a week?

Photographs - Michael Borchert

Pink Suede Shoes

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Queen Pump - Stuart Weitzman via Shopbop // Lovisa - Alexander Wang via Nordstrom // Maya Platform - Kat Maconie via Nasty Gal 
Horsebit Sandal - Gucci via Net-A-Porter // Stella Pump - J.Crew via J.Crew // Tribute Platform - YSL via ssense

Forget about the blue suede shoes that Carl Perkins made famous thanks to his song by the same name (or the Elvis version if you're more familiar) - this summer I am lusting after a different colour and I'll be singing a tune about pink suede pumps. Here are my absolute favourites this season. Always make sure to condition the suede before wearing otherwise you'll be singing the blues in some seriously stained shoes.