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Close The Loop

Los Angeles, California

H&M has been a brand close to my heart for a long time. From designer collaborations to conscious sustainability efforts and taking action against animal testing, they make style with substance, and as an avid fashion consumer I am happy to support a business that can do both. This is why I was so happy to hear they wanted to collaborate on their sustainable fashion effort.

I recently did a closet purge on my YouTube channel, which put into perspective just how much clothing I was holding onto. It’s a lot btw. Pieces I would probably never wear again were piling up in my dressers, serving no purpose but to take up space. I donated 8 bags, and felt about 8000 pounds lighter. Not only did I no longer have clothes busting out of my closet where space was becoming a hot commodity, but my unused garments were off to live second lives, and serve a better purpose.

So, when H&M approached me with their global garment collection initiative I was pleased to hear that they were furthering their sustainable fashion effort in such an accessible and tangible manner. Here’s how it works. Bring garments you no longer want, from any brand and in any condition, to your nearest H&M, drop them off in their collection box, and they’ll make sure they get a new life. They’re not kidding around when they say any condition. From a lonely sock to a stained dress, even ripped sheets are welcome.

Oh, and if you need more incentive than closet space, H&M will be giving 5 dollars off your next purchase for every bag of clothes you bring in. If you want any more details as to where your clothes are going after donation, do not hesitate to check out HM.com!  Every piece counts…besides it’s spring, isn’t it time to clean out your closets?

Saint-Laurent sunnies, HM crushed-velvet camisole and pants, and Alexandre Birman sandals.

90210

Beverly Hills, California

Hello my little chickens! After all this YouTube content we’ve been uploading, it almost slipped my mind to share this understated #OOTD this week! Firstly, I wanted to thank you all for all the wonderful support and love you’ve shown for our new channel! We’ve had so much fun producing content for it, and hearing all your positive feedback has made it all worth while. I enjoy sharing more of myself with you guys in a medium other than the written word, and pouty pictures, and am so happy you like watching it as well.

After 2 months of traveling we finally returned from the last leg of our trip in Los Angeles and couldn’t be happier to be home. Well I was before I looked at these sunny Los Angeles photos anyway. Let’s just say Mr. Sun isn’t too eager to show off his winter bod over here in Canadialand. That being said it is a lovely change of scenery, and I am welcoming the snow with open arms…well not literally, because…well you know. I felt like I had so much to say how did this post turn into a conversation about weather. I should be ashamed of myself.

During our stay in LA we had the pleasure of staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and it truly was a PLEASURE. Everything from the service, to the decor, made me feel all kinds of special, and turns out living in a pink, banana leaf wonderland agrees with me more than I would have thought. Also there’s the fact that they leave you cookies at turndown service, so they won me over rather easily. We shot this #OOTD in the hotel’s gardens, which resemble what Lisa Vanderpump imagines heaven to be like. I hope you guys enjoy, and don’t forget to check out my first ever haul of all the goodies I brought back from L.A. on our channel!

Zebra print, elephant bags, safari vests, OH MY.

Balenciaga dad hat, Ray Ban sunnies, Balmain cargo vest, Kenzo X H&M maxi dress, Loewe elephant bag, and Celine flats.

Edge of Seventeen

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See what I did there…with the title. So clever I know. On the last day of possibly the worst year the 2000s had ever seen, I look back fondly on the less shitty times the big sixteen had to offer. My parents got engaged and married after 35 years together, we traveled Europe as a family for the first time in years, we visited Disney theme parks so many times we’ve lost count, my beautiful goddaughter was born, we launched WERKS, collaborated with amazing brands and met designers I admire greatly, oh and we started our YouTube channel, so that’s pretty cool. On a personal level I guess this year wasn’t as bad as all the kids are saying these days. That Dan Scott from One Tree Hill meme is still going to make me laugh though. I wish you all a beautiful last day on 2016, and look forward to all the blessing 2017 has to offer. We made it through one literal hell of a year…so it can only get better from here right?

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Time to sing Auld Lang Syne

Chanel sunnies and backpack, Kenzo X H&M dress, Christian Louboutin sock boots.

 

Mickey Style

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If you know anything about me, you know that I live and breathe for all things Disney. Actually,  I also eat, sleep, and dream Disney, and have been doing so since my toddler days watching The Lion King in my footsie pyjamas, and having the time of my life in the parks living large sitting on my fathers shoulders to watch the castle show. So, you can only imagine my stupendous enthusiasm, when I was invited to join the Disney family as a Disney Style contributor. Am I saying Disney too much? DISNEY DISNEY DISNEY! I’m sorry…I’m excited. I thought I would take a second to underline this dream come true collaboration with my favourite Mouse, by sharing an #OOTD from our day in Disneyland Paris this past September. We had to visit our friend Remy’s new restaurant and ride while in the city of lights, and try his famous ratatouille of course (…it made me believe in vegetables again). It was a perfect park day with the people I love, reminiscent on the ones I had as a little one, and we made memories I’m going to remember for a very long time. I may not have ridden on my father’s shoulders this time, but being there all together, made for a pretty magical day. Make sure to check out Disney Style for all your Disney fashion tips, news, and ideas, and to see all the fun park/street style I muster up! See ya’ real soon!

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H&M hat, Bottega Veneta sunnies, Topshop blouse, Vintage Disney overalls, Louis Vuitton bag, and Nicholas Kirkwood flats.