New York Fashion Week Recap : Day 1 & 2 - FW17
This was my fourth experience at NYFW and I can definitely say that it is one of the best parts about being a fashion blogger. I repeat this every year, but New York is so exciting and vibrant, I fall more and more in love with every trip. I usually go for 2 days (except last season when I was there for 5 hours and still breastfeeding), but this time I had such a busy schedule that I stayed 4. Let me tell you about them
One jacket, 3 ways
Packing for a quick jaunt in New York for Fashion Week can more often than not turn into mission impossible. You want fly in with a small enough suitcase for your outfits, but also have room for your shopping ;-) Keeping warm is a must during Fashion Week because it is still February when the events debut. So it is crucial to create outfits around a good and warm jacket. That being said, I traveled with an Isabel Marant beauty from TNT and styled it 3 ways.
Paul Andrew FW17 New York Fashion Week
I am a shoe lover, a lover of all things shoes and if you are too, then you've definitely heard of Paul Andrew. He is a designer that creates stunning footwear that is originative and extravagant. With invitation in hand, I gladly attended his Fall/Winter Women's and Men's presentation during NYFW and he did not disappoint.
J.CREW fall/winter 2017 New York Fashion Week
J.CREW presented its fall/winter 2017 men’s and women’s collections at Spring Studios on February 12th and I was beside myself when I received and invitation. Needless to say I was beyond excited to attend their presentation because I love J.Crew and I shop there regularly for myself and my kids. You have to shop their collection online in Montreal, but it is definitely one of the first places I go to when I am in Miami or New York.
Gifts On-The-Go with Holt Renfrew on line
I hate showing up at friends and family’s houses empty handed. I know firsthand all the planning and stress that comes with putting together a dinner or cocktail party, so I always love to show my gracious host just how appreciated their efforts are, and there’s no better way to show someone you care then by bringing along a perfect packaged magenta bag or box from Holt Renfrew!
As you all know, I have a post baby body and it has to go, like pronto, so I have been very committed to my workouts 4 to 5 days a week with Body Barre Movement. With the desire to have my body back came a desire for some new activewear and in my search for something fresh and different, I discovered the brand Aurum.
Top 5 Trends & Styling Tips for Fall
My Top 5 Styling Tips AW16
#1 - Layering : Bundling up doesn't have to be boring! You can stay warm and cozy while looking stylish just by keeping the colors, fabrics and accessories all in the same family. Don’t be afraid to mimic the men in your life with some dapper menswear apparel (just like my OOTD below!).
New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 16
Experiencing NYFW for the first time last year was incredible, but unfortunately I had to cut my trip early and didn’t catch all the shows I had planned to see. When I received my invitations this season, not even the fact that I’m 21 weeks pregnant could stop me from attending!
Calling all brides to be!
When you are in the know, Montreal has so much to offer by way of fine dining, culture and fashion. It isn't everyday however, that I come across a home grown gem like this; If you are looking for a bespoke bridal experience, look no further than the atelier of Rachel Perez Haute Couture.
Over the winter, I’ve been spending a lot of weekends up north in St-Donat with the whole family and it has been wonderful! It’s so quiet & peaceful, and there are plenty of activities to keep my daughters amused all day long! Though the cold is the ultimate excuse to stay inside and cozy up in the city, I always love to get outside, get moving, and have some fun with my fam! With all the great rinks around town, ice-skating has quickly become one of my/our favorite winter sports.
The design of the boutique is simple, yet elegant – just like the clothes that fill up the space. Natural, minimalist elements match the neutral palettes and silhouettes that make up the fall/winter collection. It’s the ultimate relaxed atmosphere to shop wardrobe essentials that you’ll be wearing for seasons to come. Anticipating the launch of the store all summer, I went on a total shopping frenzy on the night of the opening!
In LOVE with Aquazurra
You don’t have to be a fashion fanatic to appreciate the quality design and aesthetic that Aquazzura footwear is known for. The Florence-based brand is behind the must-have shoes of the year that are all over social media, as well as the industries biggest influencers. Designed for the modern woman, Aquazzura creates glamorous shoes with stunning details offering the best in style and comfort.
Fuel Happiness with Lululemon
My most recent coup de coeur is the Shine on holiday collection by Lululemon. The special edition designs hug and define your curves for an ultra feminine silhouette with mesh-panelled. The effortless styles take you from morning to night, whether to and from the gym, running errands, or lounging with the fam. They even offer a cozy yogi line full of basics, hoodies, and pants, perfect for running errands and weekends in the country.
Ogilvy en Fête
The holidays are fast approaching and I couldn’t be more thrilled to kick off the season at the Ogilvy en Fête event! This evening (Wednesday, November 18, 2015) between 7-10pm, join us for a fundraiser to benefit the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.
WMC Fashion week in Toronto SS16
Finding the balance between being a mom and lifestyle blogger isn’t easy. I’m always juggling caring for my daughters with the chaos of store openings, restaurant tastings, photo-shoots and the rest. With my hubby constantly travelling for work, slipping away to attend Fashion Week isn’t an easy feat. But I wasn’t going to pass up the chance to support a few of my favorite Canadian designers, so I convinced my mom to take over at home so that I can experience Toronto’s WMC Fashion Week in 24 hours.
Glow on the go
As women, we experience an abundance of external pressures to always look our best. The struggle to attain the perfect body, hair, skin, and stay forever young is constant, as is our search for quick health and beauty fixes. Being a fashion blogger means weekly photo shoots and attending media filled events, so I definitely feel the strains of maintaining my appearance. Though eating well and exercising are the foundation of it all, I recently discovered an easy and affordable way to achieve a healthy glow on the go!