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Jason Wu For Target

I had the pleasure of attending the Jason Wu for Target event yesterday morning at their pop-up shop on King West.  I’m usually not one to get hyped about designer collaborations with mainstream retailers, but this one was legit and I was pleasantly surprised!  The pieces were pretty and feminine, and made me want to dress up and go for a spring walk while holding tulips in my hand.  The best part was good quality material and affordable prices.

Jason Wu spoke to a crowd of excited fashion media and bloggers, and famed stylist Brad Goreski was in attendance too!  Looking forward to the real Target stores.  Sweetness. JD

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The Wild West

Just got back from an amazing trip out west and I’m missing the mountain air.  I stayed in Canmore and went snowboarding four days in a row – Sunshine Village, Kicking Horse, Lake Louise, and back to Sunshine.  The views were incredible, it was sunny, and the weather was pretty mild.  I’ve always wanted to experience those spots….it adds to my Canadian credibility.
I was a bit scared on the steeps and hurt my knee on a rock, but I’m still in one piece so all is good. Here are a few of my favourite shots….

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Dreaming Of

This…

The private roof top terrace I had last week in Mexico.  Look at the happiness on that face.  And today I’m wearing long johns under jeans, a long john top under a wool sweater, and a big puffy vest.  I’m basically the Michelin tire man.  Oh Canada.  JD

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Grand Electric

If you’re looking for a dope new restaurant to try – you should definitely check out Grand Electric in Parkdale (1330 Queen St. W).  I went there on the weekend and loved it.  It’s a tiny little spot with good vibes, and most importantly mouth-watering delicious food.  It’s tapas style Mexican and we tried a little bit of everything, but not everything so I’ll have to go back.  We had tuna ceviche, shrimp tacos, Baja fish tacos, chicken, beef cheek and pork belly tacos, and a few more little plates.  The menu is on the chalk board, and items are around $3 – $8.  I can’t wait to go back….I’m hungry again.  JD

I didn’t have my camera, so the pics are from here and here. Great food blogs :)

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Comfortably Dressed Up

Whenever I’m asked how to define my style, I say “comfortably dressed up.”  This outfit is a perfect example of that.  It’s dressy because I’m wearing a dress and mink collar, but comfortable with wool tights and flat boots.
I bought this dress at H&M and it’s another versatile piece that can be worn year round with the right accessories.

The rest of my outfit…
Green anorak jacket – M for Mendocino
Beret – Joe Fresh
Mink collar – 69 Vintage
Purse – Vintage Coach
Tights – Winners
Boots – Cole Haan

Photography by Silvia Drugea

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Songs With Soul

If you read the About section on this blog, I say I love songs with soul.  I recently discovered Alex Clare and he has lots of it.  He’s rad.  He’s a British singer-songwriter composer from London, UK and his debut album was released this past July.
Side note – isn’t it weird when someone with a thick British accent doesn’t sound like they have a thick British accent when singing a song? This will forever baffle me. Take a listen to these tracks….

Caroline

Damn Your Eyes

When Doves Cry

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Top Shop Personal Shopping

Do you ever wish you could get someone to put amazing outfits together for you without having to pay for such a service?  If so, you’re in luck.  If you didn’t know, Top Shop at Yorkdale has a personal shopping service that’s free of charge and it just so happens that their amazing personal shopper is a friend of mine.  Meet Lindsay Bell.  She has an impressive background in fashion, a wicked eye for detail, and puts outfits together so effortlessly, you’ll forget how difficult is.  I caught up with Lindsay in the personal shopping suite and asked her a few questions….take a look-see.  JD

Q&A with Lindsay Bell
JD  How would you describe your style?
LB  Modern vintage with a boho rock n’ roll edge. I can’t live without my leather biker jacket and a pair of vintage boots.

JD  What are your favourite trends of the Fall/Winter season?
LB  There are too many trends to choose from. I’m a firm believer in creating your own trend. All you have to do is pick something you love and wear it with confidence. But as a shoe gal, I would say don’t forget your platforms!

JD  How should we dress for a holiday party in December if we want to look stylish and pretty?
LB  I always start with shoes as they are my biggest vice! You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. For a holiday party, I would wear a platform ankle boot, tights, and high waist velvet shorts with a glitzy embellished blouse. Velvet is a great holiday fabric because it’s always rich in texture and colour. Throw on a blazer and you’re good to go!

JD  What are the different types of looks you can style up?
LB  Styling a look is about listening to the needs of the person you’re working with. The key to being a successful stylist is to not impose your own style on others. I can style anything you want according to your needs, but I’m good at business casual with a unique or creative edge, bohemian chic or grungy glam. However, I’m not tied to those, they just resonate with me.

JD  What’s a good gift we can buy our best friend or sister for the holidays?
LB  A good statement necklace can go a long way. It doesn’t have to be a huge investment and can easily complete an outfit. And who wouldn’t want the gift of that finishing touch?

JD  Thanks Lindsay! How can people get in touch with you to make an appointment?
LB  You can call me directly at 416-789-8666 or email me at topshoppersonalshopping@hbc.com

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