Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Clarisky Business x Vous Valet Designer Challenge

Now when I said I was a busy busy bee this fall I meant it, but don't be fooled I have not left the fashion world high and dry!  In fact I have been involved in a unique local fashion project that you are most definitely going to want to follow.

Elizabeth Savenkoff, owner of the designer consignment boutique Vous Valet in Yaletown, has put together an amazing opportunity for Vancouver Designers..... think Project Runway's upcycling episode + 5 young Vancouver designers.

Designers are given 60 seconds to grab previously loved clothing articles from the Vous Valet store and then challenged to design an outfit from the pieces they collected in 48 hours that incorporates their personal style and a theme from their randomly chosen "inspiration piece".  The winner gets a whack load of fabulous prizes including having their designs featured in Vous Valet.  My favourite part of the competition is that the Runner Ups get to donate their  creations to a charity of their choice to be worn by some very special ladies.

I almost forgot to mention  that the winner is chosen by viewer votes, so after the final episode is aired you must head on over to the Vous Valet facebook page to get voting!

The first episode is up for viewing now so click on the screen shot above to watch.  This episode gives you a little introduction to the designers that will be participating in the challenge.

Be sure to check back often for more episodes and to see our final creations revealed.. who knows maybe the very next Donatella will be discovered right in front of your eyes.

P.S. if you haven't yet checked out Vous Valet (1241 Hamilton) ummmmmm what are you waiting for??! we are talking Louis Vuitton, Louboutin, Chanel, etc. at amazingly discounted prices.

So go on and get watching and tell me what you think.  I'll be sure to let you know when the next episodes are up and ready for viewing. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

me + FASHION magazine

With the days getting shorter, darker, and wetter and work and school creeping into my play time, there are few things that can pull me out of the doom of gloom of what looms ahead (midterms)....

...flipping through the latest  fashion magazines is one of those things that can offer me a short escape, but flipping through FASHION magazine and seeing yourself cropped beside some fabulously dressed ladies on pg. 80, can really give your mood a 180!!


 The picture was taken during Fashion Night Out at the VIP Pre party at Secret Location in Gastown.  That evening I was wearing a FULL full skirted, wrap dress from All Saints that seemed to really catch peoples eye.

The November issue of FASHION is obviously pretty spectacular for me, but it is also a special edition in itself.  This month FASHION celebrates its 35th anniversary so go on and pick up a copy for yourself ! 

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Fringe-ing it!

My sincere apologies to all of my readers for neglecting to post for a while.

Unfortunately my sewing machine has been replaced with homework, clutches with backpacks and, my schedule that was once crammed with glamourous fashion events now only houses projects and test.

Don't worry it's not all doom and gloom, amidst full time work and school I am still making time for the odd fashion event here and there and I still have some exciting projects coming up, but you will have to bare with me for the next little while.

For now I wanted to share an outfit post from a couple months ago.  I refrained from posting it because I thought I was bound to see this dress scattered all over the internet by other purchasers. The dress hasn't received as much attention as I thought, so I thought it was time to share my take on this fringe dress from h&m! 

I think it's the perfect 'ode to a sunny October.....

....and the back is obviously right up my alley!

I love how the fringe is waaaaayyy to long, it just makes me want to burst out into my own rendition of "If I Could Turn Back Time" ...  cheers to you if you got the Cher reference!

Paired with some sky high Nine West Wedges and a gold necklace from Charlotte Russe there's no party I can't tackle!

What do you think of this dress? Could you find a way to rock and roll it?