Spring Collective

posted on: Friday, April 29, 2011

Today was my friday off of work. I spend my day first by getting my car into the shop for some repairs, then afterwards my mom and I headed to a nearby pool to swim lengths. I hadn't swam in such a long time. I didn't realize how much I missed it. It's just so relaxing. I feel rejuvenated and reenergized. I'm going to have to commit to going more often. 

Last weekend KD and I headed over to the April Market Collective to check out some local art and music. You can find photos of mine and KD's Market Collective adventure on my facebook page. You can also check out KD's post here.

(jacket - Community, romper as shorts - Roxy, sweatshirt - J. Crew, tights - Joe Fresh Style,
shoes - Aldo, necklace - American Eagle)

Royal Wedding Fever

posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2011

The upcoming royal wedding is making me all nostalgic for my own recent wedding in February. No matter how simple or extravagant a wedding may be, I think every girl feels like a princess on their wedding day. 

Calgary Model Search & People's Choice Contest

posted on: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Today I attended a media presser announcing exciting news for Calgarians. Sophia ModelsAlberta Fashion Week and Live Cosmo have teamed up to create a online/social media model search and peoples choice contest coinciding with the upcoming Alberta Fashion Week.

Here are the details:

Ever Thought of becoming a model? Or maybe you just want to have a chance to Live Cosmo for a day? here is your chance!

Simply upload your picture, share with your friends, and get them voting. The Live Cosmo People's Choice Award winner will be chosen by you, the public! The photo with the highest number of votes wins!

Sophia Models International will be making selections from all qualified entries for a chance to appear in front of a panel of judges to win an exclusive modeling contract in the Sophia Models AFW Runway Search

Go to http://www.facebook.com/livecosmocalgary for more details or to enter

Get Fabricated

posted on: Monday, April 18, 2011

Saturday I attended Fabricated, a fashion event held at The Grand Theatre in downtown Calgary. The show featured designs by Peeko Apparel, Apiana Que, Jalu Clothing and Kaadiki

The venue was magnificent. The perfect setting for mingling and chatting with fellow fashion loving Calgarians. While we waited for the show to start, myself, KD and Chelsey sipped on champagne and white wine while browsing through the talented vendors. 

All the designers presented lovely collections. In Ania B.'s words, "The models rocked all four shows". The show that really caught my eye though was Jalu. The collection was very wearable, and I could see myself acquiring every single piece. Every time a model would walk down the runway I would exclaim to KD "I want that!!"

All in all, I had one spectacular night. I'm so excited that so many wonderful people have been pulling together to make fashion events more frequent and prominent in Calgary. It's making life that much more inspiring. 

KD tweeting, and Chelsey trying on a birds nest hat
Chelsey bought this amazing necklace at the event. Love it. Keys, a crystal, and a deer tooth.
Peeko Apparel - Brook Fung
Apiana Que - Ashley Quan
Photo by Ania B.
Jalu Clothing - Luanne Ronquillo & Jacile Herbert
Photo by Ania B.
Kaddiki - Haithem Elkadiki
Photo by KD
With Shea Kerwood, Jenny Lyle, KD Faustino, Alicja Wilkosz, & Ania B.
Photo by KD

H&M in the Core

posted on: Friday, April 15, 2011

Wednesday I attended the pre-opening of the flagship H&M store at the CORE in downtown Calgary. It was an amazing evening filled with shopping and mingling with friends. 

My always stylish friend Chelsey, accompanied me to the event. We were greeted with a glass of champagne,  then immediately explored the store for fabulous new finds.  I picked up  the blouse on the mannequin in the photo below, floral shorts and an assortment of accessories. Chelsey grabbed the blazer and white jeans from the mannequin below along with a couple rompers. 

After perusing the store, Chelsey and I met up with fellow Calgary bloggers KD of The Girl with the Messy Hair, and Amy of Flying a Kite. It's always great when I get to see these two girls. 

Next up: Fabricated Saturday April 16th. Can't wait!
Me and Chelsey
Photo by KD
(jean jacket - American Eagle, tank top and skirt - Aritzia, tights and shoes - Aldo)
Photo by KD
Me and KD, and me and Amy
Photo by KD

Delta's in the Park

posted on: Monday, April 11, 2011

Another amazing Sunday. I met up with some of my dearest friends, Mel, Mackenzie, and Hayley for brunch. Mel and I have known each other since high school, and Mel and Mackenzie have known each other even longer, but we all became good friends at University. I can't imagine my life without these girls. 

(jeans - Gap, t-shirt - Joe Fresh Style,  leather vest - Mom's, shoes and jacket - American Eagle) 

Terrible Snowball

posted on: Friday, April 8, 2011

I had the day off of work today so I spend it with my mom. It was a really great day. We had coffees and chatted in the morning, went out for lunch, picked up my little sister from school, then headed to the mall, and went on a little shopping spree for my sister. She seriously has the cutest clothes! She picked out some items on her own, and she picked out this amazing zebra scarf. I'm so jealous. Love it. I wish I was as stylish as her when I was in grade two! 

I'm really looking forward to next week. I have some exciting events coming up that I can't wait to share with all of you. 
(top - TNA, shorts - Talula, tights - Joe Fresh Style, boots - thrifted, scarf - H&M, bag - Spring)

Still Got My Stripes

posted on: Monday, April 4, 2011

I am so in love
With my husband, and with our new camera. Yesterday we had a blast together taking pictures for the blog. I'm seriously having so much fun being married. I know that in reality not much has changed. We've been together for almost eight years, we've lived together for two years, yet, something is different. And I love it. 

(dress - WInners, jean jacket - American Eagle, cardigan, Joe Fresh Style,
belt - thrifted, necklace - little shop in Vancouver, purse - Dooney & Bourke, shoes - Arturo Chiang)