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I Wanna be a Cowboy Baby

_w7c0699 Austin, Texas

Happy Sunday funday my little chickens! Anyone else find that time is running away from us as 2017 approaches? This may be due to the fact that I’ve been all kinds of sick lately and therefore not leaving the house much, so my days are all kinda blending together. The lack of sleep and countless hours spent in the bacteria germ tubes often referred to as airplanes finally caught up to me I guess. In any case before I was all yucky and sick, I was traveling to Texas with my husband to rep for his company WERKS as sponsors for TejasTreffen in Houston. In case you were wondering WERKS is a lifestyle brand that revolves around vintage Porsches and racing, and is all kinds of awesome. Also a great place to buy man gifts for the holidays, but like actually though, it’s like Toys R Us for the entire gentleman race.

Before heading to Houston to work the WERKS booth, (see what I did there) we absolutely had to visit Austin as I had simply heard too many good things not to. It was all I hoped for and more. The BBQ, the vintage shopping, and the people, all contributed in giving us the Texan experience we’d always dreamt of having. Also I can go on record saying that South Congress is my favourite street I’ve ever had the pleasure of walking down on all of planet earth…come to think of it there are so many good streets in Austin! From watching Stand By Me on an outdoor big screen at Lucille’s on Rainey Street, to jamming to live music on Sixth, there were so many nighttime activities to choose from, beside my usual Netflix and just actually chilling. Austin, you’ve got all kinds of soul, and I dig you.

Before I sign off, I have to officially announce that there is a little something cool coming your way this week that  you best look out for. I’ve wanted to do this “thing” I’m referring to so illusively for a very long time, and am so thrilled to say it’s officially coming to fruition on ConscienceCoupable’s third birthday (which is December 13th, in case you didn’t mark it in your calendar for some strange reason). See you all on Tuesday with the big reveal!..a white triangle will mark the spot…

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Brixton hat, Tom Ford sunglasses, Sully shirt, and Chanel bag and boots.

Collabo with Malandrino

_W7C4793 Montreal, Cananda

Being able to collaborate with brands you’ve admired and worn through your pre-blogging life is kinda the best part of the job. When I was a young 17 year old lass interning in New York City, I spent an awful lot of time and money at my neighbours place in the Meat Packing District. As you probably have guessed from the not so illusive title of this post, my so called “neighbour” was the Catherine Malandrino store. So when we got a call to cook up something special with this beloved brand, you could say I was kind of excited or whatever.

Last week I had the immense pleasure of previewing Catherine Malandrino’s new jewelry line, created by renowned international jewellers, Delmar. These statement pieces, feature jem stones like black agate, guava quartz, and a touch of diamonds, because god knows those never hurt. I also had the privilege of styling #OOTD’s around my favourite pieces, and pulling from the Malandrino archives from the beautiful and newly rebranded Kast boutique in Montreal. Not a bad day of work if I do say so myself. I fell in love with every piece, from my favourite aquamarine bracelet to CM’s iconic flag dress, and hope you will too! If you don’t…well, you got some deeper seeded issues I simply don’t understand. _W7C4685 _W7C4640 _W7C4711 _W7C4596 _W7C4688 _W7C4649 _W7C4744 _W7C4788 _W7C4893 _W7C4769 _W7C4860 _W7C4891 _W7C4896 _W7C4810 _W7C4931 _W7C4989 _W7C5117 _W7C5099 _W7C5126 _W7C5104 _W7C5133 It’s a three for one this week

Look 1 – Nasty Gal hat, Ray Ban “Timeless Rounds,” Catherine Malandrino jacket, and jumpsuit from Kast Boutique, and jewelry from Delmar International, Mansur Gavriel bucket bad, and Balmain boots. Look 2 – Gucci sunglasses, Catherine Malandrino dress and jewelry, Chanel “Boybag,” and Saint-Laurent boots. Look 3 -Tom Ford sunglasses, Catherine Malandrino dress and jewelry, We Wore What x Marieclaire St John neckerchief, Loewe elephant bag, and Chanel boots.

I Don’t Pop Anything Cuz I’m Old

_W7C3387 Bal Harbour Shops, Florida

To celebrate Bal Harbour Shops’ 50th anniversary and The Miami Project’s 30th anniversary we had the great pleasure of attending Destination Fashion 2016 benefiting The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Approximately 12,500 new traumatic spinal cord injuries occur each year in the USA, from motor vehicle crashes, to acts in violence and this wonderful evening raised millions for paralysis research in one night alone! Fair to say we couldn’t have been more proud to be in attendance, and witness this incredible philanthropic achievement.

Not only was the event in support of a great cause, but it did so in BA-NA-NAS fashion. Treating more than 2000 of its friends and supporters to a star-studded extravaganza highlighted by a concert by my favourite Miami native Pitbull himself, and a fashion show for Brunello Cucinelli’s Spring 2016 Collection, it truly was a night to remember. We traveled through the progressive party that showcased the fashion trends, movies, television and entertainment through the Decades-60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. Also, If you know my husband and I at all, you can imagine that the themed fair from cocktails at Studio 54, to Willy Wonka’s candy bar were kindof a hit with us.

Being a very special occasion I figured I would pull out a dress that I had been saving for  long enough it’s kinda considered vintage by now. This little Tom Ford number finally got a chance to go out, and though she was a little warm, she had a great time dancing her sequins off to Mr. Worldwide, if I do say so myself. All in all this night felt like a dream, and we had un unbelievable time celebrating a great cause. _W7C3342 _W7C3603 _W7C3513 _W7C3368 _W7C3546 _W7C3493 _W7C3408 _W7C3392 _W7C3553 _W7C3530 _W7C3327 _W7C3652 _W7C3311 _W7C3315 _W7C3664 _W7C3761 _W7C3672 _W7C3667 _W7C3668 IMG_7916 _W7C3317 _W7C3691 _W7C3673 _W7C3681 _W7C3693 _W7C3709 _W7C3713 _W7C3728 _W7C3715 _W7C3678 _W7C3735 _W7C3755 _W7C3769 _W7C3717 _W7C3785 _W7C3661 It went down, I might even have yelled timber…

Deux Lions choker, Tom Ford dress, Chanel bag, and Manolo Blank “Chaos” sandals.

 

My Date With Travis

_W7C2651 Montreal, Cananda

Last week I had the immense pleasure of hosting my favourite Montreal designer, Travis Taddeo‘s, VIP shopping event in his beautiful old port atelier. Reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s factory, the evening was driven by talented Montreal artists and vendors coming together, sharing their craft, and having one or two glasses of bubbly. From Deux Lion jewelry to Alice Kass lingerie, and many more, the room was filled with little wonders I wanted to make mine…and had to succumb to by the end of the night.

Having known the name Travis Taddeo as an established  designer with a bold take on minimalist lines, based out of our city, I couldn’t wait to meet the man behind this distinctive aesthetic. Not only does my buddy Travis make the most remarkable garments with distinctive blends of silk, jersey, and fur, but I now know him as the sweetest soul I’ve ever had the chance to come across in my long 24 years of life. I was like a kid in a candy store, picking #OOTD options for the event earlier that week, and felt privilege to do so with the man behind the magic.

All in all, the evening was a great success and a wonderful time, though I did have a hard time watching my coveted pieces from Travis’ collection find new homes. I truly don’t know how he parts with them. In his position, I would be one hell of a hoarder…a broke hoarder surrounded by beautiful clothes. Doesn’t sound so bad at all. _W7C2663final _W7C2705final _W7C2734 _W7C2693 _W7C2707 _W7C2710 _W7C2656 _W7C2681 _W7C2729 _W7C2646 _W7C2720 _W7C2743 _W7C2763 _W7C2748 _W7C2781 _W7C2764 _W7C2788 _W7C2772 _W7C2778 _W7C2799 _W7C2835 _W7C2827 _W7C2831 (1) _W7C2843 _W7C2653 TT, all day, Erryday,

Matted wool shirt and leather shorts by Travis Taddeo, Chloe “Faye” bag, Zara rings, Cartier watch and bracelets, and Tom Ford python boots.