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Alexa Chunged

2015-09-09 at 18-35-42 New York, New York

Happy Tuesday y’all! We just got back from a little getaway in Miami (follow our daily adventure here) and I’m all kinds of sunkissed and relaxed. All of these good vibes of course are just in time for midterms! Life’s funny sometimes isn’t it.  I have so many #OOTDs stocked up from our travels this summer that you might be seeing some New York and Ireland posts for a good little while after they actually took place. My OCD is not pleased with this nonlinear narrative, but hopefully you guys do not suffer from the same neurosis, and will enjoy our adventures no matter the order in which they are presented. Wow I’m boring and technical today. These particular photos were taken on our way to dinner during our trip to NY for fashion week. I’m a big fan of Alexa Chung’s collaboration with AG Jeans, so much so that not only did I turn her name into an action verb, but I also stocked up on the collab while we were at Fred Segal in LA (which you will also be seeing a post from soon). Mama likes herself some 70s denim and corduroy vibes for fall. Here’s to all the autumns #OOTDs ahead of us, and to making this zen last as long as possible. Have a fantastic week my little chickens! 2015-09-09 at 18-32-47 2015-09-09 at 18-33-51 2015-09-09 at 18-34-06 2015-09-09 at 18-37-49 2015-09-09 at 18-36-13 2015-09-09 at 18-33-22 2015-09-09 at 18-37-21 2015-09-09 at 18-32-04 2015-09-09 at 18-39-15 2015-09-09 at 18-35-31 Channeling my inner Felicity Shagwell

AG by Alexa Chung denim jumpsuit, Louis-Vuitton “Petite Malle”, Cartier bracelets, and Balenciaga boots.

Hervé Léger Spring /Summer 2016

2015-09-12 at 11-14-59 New York, New York

Paris fashion week is about to begin on the other side of the pond, but it wasn’t so long ago we were attending a french brand’s show in New York. Well a french couturier later acquired by an american designer, but you know….tomayto, tomahto. It was the 30th anniversary of the brand I wore religiously in high school, and I was blown away not only by what I saw, but more so by what I didn’t see. Hérve Léger’s Spring/Summer ’16 collection didn’t have one bandage dress in sight, instead the line evolved to innovative surface design and high-impact textured patterns created by hand-weaved techniques like macramé, knotting and intricate floral appliqué work. Do not fear…the bodycon silhouettes were still very much present, but the addition of flared trousers to the line added an element of cool, that I couldn’t have predicted would look so damn slick paired with their particular aesthetic. Also, anyone putting bell sleeves on the runway this season has my vote, and the ones presented were beautifully structured and brought a contemporary edge to the style usually reserved for flowing fabrics. The collection was followed by a curated finale of retrospective signature pieces from 2009 until present. Each piece embodied the vision and the evolution of the brand’s iconic techniques and took me on a pleasant stroll down memory lane. One thing is certain…Heve Leger will no longer be a brand synonymous with school dances, YSL tribute pumps,  or my closet archives. I want me some printed Hérve pants and I want them now! 2015-09-12 at 11-05-02 2015-09-12 at 11-06-56 2015-09-12 at 11-04-19 2015-09-12 at 11-08-10 2015-09-12 at 11-09-05 2015-09-12 at 11-05-50 2015-09-12 at 11-08-53 2015-09-12 at 11-07-42 2015-09-12 at 11-11-20 2015-09-12 at 11-09-22 2015-09-12 at 11-12-27 2015-09-12 at 11-58-11 2015-09-12 at 12-00-02 2015-09-12 at 12-01-00 2015-09-12 at 12-29-16 2015-09-12 at 12-29-35 2015-09-12 at 12-29-51 2015-09-12 at 12-30-29 2015-09-12 at 12-30-46 2015-09-12 at 12-31-05 2015-09-12 at 12-31-21 2015-09-12 at 12-31-41 2015-09-12 at 12-31-58 2015-09-12 at 12-32-18 2015-09-12 at 12-32-33 2015-09-12 at 12-32-50 2015-09-12 at 12-33-31 2015-09-12 at 12-33-52 2015-09-12 at 12-34-05 2015-09-12 at 12-34-23 2015-09-12 at 12-34-39 2015-09-12 at 12-34-58 2015-09-12 at 12-35-16 2015-09-12 at 12-35-52 2015-09-12 at 12-36-11 2015-09-12 at 12-36-30 2015-09-12 at 12-36-49 2015-09-12 at 12-37-05 2015-09-12 at 12-37-44 2015-09-12 at 12-42-03 2015-09-12 at 12-45-34 2015-09-12 at 12-45-55 2015-09-12 at 12-50-45 2015-09-12 at 12-54-57 2015-09-12 at 12-55-52 I decided to commit to this NYFW thing, and wear the Wang leather and fur jacket in the hot hot heat

Dior “Technologic” sunglasses and missmatched earrings, Alexander Wang jacket, Nasty Gal blouse, Zara belt, vintage Calvin Klein shorts, Louis Vuitton “Petite Malle”, and Balenciaga boots later switched for Adidas “Superstar” sneakers.

BCBG MaxAzria Spring Summer 2016

2015-09-10 at 10-08-32 (1) New York, New York

It’s already been a week since we left New York and all the chaos and magic its fashion week had to offer. Every occasion where we attend I become incredibly excited to view collections live, yet a little anxious due to the inevitable impending stress about to be imposed on my being. Alteration whatsup! This year was a little different thankfully, perhaps I’m becoming used to the process, but I’ve learned to give a little less of a fuck and stop taking the experience so seriously, and now it’s a ball!

The first show we got to attend was BCBG Max Azria in the new “main tents” at the Arc Skylight. After braving the rain and traffic, it was so lovely to be put in a sunny state of mind while viewing the collection which was somewhat reminiscent of what The Beach Boys’ wet dreams might have been like. Lana Del Rey’s High By The Beach, could not have been more perfectly picked as the collection’s theme song to accompany the tie-dyed knits and sweaters, intricate patchwork fabrics and richly textural embroideries all cut in easy silhouettes and layered in unexpected ways. As for colours; crisp whites, water-washed blues, golden yellows and shell pinks transitioned into pigment-dye indigo, henna and olive with touches of gold. Impossibly cool California beach vibes were present in every look, and being a fan of the bucket hat since my early 2s, I could not have been more pleased to see one on every model’s head.

My favourite look was a bit of a surprise even to me, as it consisted of women’s board shorts,  which I had rarely seen “work” when translated to a feminine aesthetic…but man did it ever look so very fucking cool. I’ve always been attracted to menswear inspired anything. From tuxedos to Calvin tighty whities, I just feel most confident, cool, and effortless when dressed like one the boys, therefore these board shorts will deffs be in my closet come next spring. It was so great to see a brand which began my fashion awakening in my tween years, embrace the urban “So-Cal” aesthetic and surf/skate culture I have grown to worship and has become embedded in my every look. Don’t we all just want to be California girls? 2015-09-10 at 10-09-43 2015-09-10 at 10-08-44 2015-09-10 at 10-05-49 2015-09-10 at 10-08-32 2015-09-10 at 10-10-01 2015-09-10 at 10-09-33 2015-09-10 at 10-04-20 2015-09-10 at 10-04-47 2015-09-10 at 10-07-09 2015-09-09 at 16-32-06 2015-09-10 at 09-52-43 2015-09-10 at 09-33-45 2015-09-10 at 09-34-03 2015-09-10 at 09-34-22 2015-09-10 at 09-34-40 2015-09-10 at 09-35-01 2015-09-10 at 09-35-20 2015-09-10 at 09-35-36 2015-09-10 at 09-35-54 2015-09-10 at 09-36-12 2015-09-10 at 09-36-29 2015-09-10 at 09-37-22 2015-09-10 at 09-37-41 2015-09-10 at 09-37-59 2015-09-10 at 09-38-16 2015-09-10 at 09-38-33 2015-09-10 at 09-38-52 2015-09-10 at 09-39-42 2015-09-10 at 09-40-17 2015-09-10 at 09-40-35 2015-09-10 at 09-41-11 2015-09-10 at 09-41-28 2015-09-10 at 09-42-42 2015-09-10 at 09-44-17 2015-09-10 at 09-44-53 2015-09-10 at 10-47-07 My hair truly didn’t care for the humidity

Marc Jacobs shirt, Alice + Olivia culottes, braelets from David Yurman, Cartier and Hermes, Apple Watch, Louis-Vuitton Petitie Malle, and Stella McCartney platform brogues.

Thank you to Peter Reid, my better half/photographer, for being a trooper and standing in the back to shoot some photos of the show

It’s A Beach Of A Living

2014-04-04 at 13-36-13 Soho Beach House Miami

The weather in Montreal has been…let’s just say less than awesome, so being able to head down to Miami this past weekend to catch some rays was a treat. As soon as we landed on sunny turf we changed into beach gear and headed to Soho Beach House to meet up with some friends and take advantage of the tanning opportunity, as I myself, had become a little translucent over the past weeks in my homeland of Canada. After spending a couple hours enjoying the sand, surf, and coconuts…yes rum filled coconuts, we did a little shopping down in the Wynwood art district at the Del Toro store and I got myself a couple of pairs including one from their Disney collaboration…duh! We ended our first day back in the sunshine state with date night at Nobu followed by watching Chelsea Handler make an ass out of herself at the Filmore Theater. By the end of it we were spent, pooped even you might say. The combination of all of my favourite things from beach to shoe shopping, to sushi to Chelsea was pretty fantastical. Twas a great day, and it all started in my indian potato sack. 2014-04-04 at 13-35-02 2014-04-04 at 13-29-14 2014-04-04 at 13-34-08 2014-04-04 at 13-30-43 2014-04-04 at 13-36-53 2014-04-04 at 13-29-49 2014-04-04 at 13-31-03 2014-04-04 at 13-34-42 2014-04-04 at 13-32-28 2014-04-04 at 13-36-21 2014-04-04 at 13-32-47 2014-04-04 at 13-34-16 Summatime is that you?

Nasty Gal hat (similar), and knot chain, Porsche Design aviators (similar), Jacquie Aiche body chain, BCBG cocktail ring, Louis-Vuitton bathing suit, Vintage jumper, and Chanel bag and espadrilles.