Lyndsey and I are headed on a West Jet plane to *drum roll*…. EDMONTON ALBERTA!! Craziest vaca ever! We’re leaving for my friend Kristen’s wedding on Saturday and I couldn’t be more excited for her and Issaac, they’re the cutest hipster couple ever.
So, I don’t have much to say. Enjoy your long weekend and I’ll be back on Monday!
During my day trip to Seattle last Thursday I was delighted when I got a chance to go into my first All Saints shop. Although I’ve been a fan of the brand since discovering it in 2005 I haven’t yet been into an actual boutique. I’m not typically stunned by visual displays but more so fall in love with concepts. From the vintage sewing machines surrounding the floor to ceiling windows and spot lights hovering the entire space I was in awe. Shelving and table designs were in the shape of old machines I assume used to create the clothes. The concept was magnificant and gave me some insight into how each piece would be made, I appreciated the brand on a whole different level.
Naturally, I hopped onto the official site to find some images and videos and am thrilled with what I have to share with you! Here are a few videos on how the Fall Cossak boot, Python embellishments and the anaconda themed print is created. I wish more companies would put out creative videos like these ones. Most of us are ignorant with items are made, the inspiration and thought process behind them, and why they cost the amount they do. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m tired of hearing someone say “I can make that in my basement”.
All videos taken from www.us.allsaints.com
When Rachel Zoe came to Vancouver a few weeks ago she said something that stuck with me. “If I could be just a Fall designer, I would!” I love shopping for and wearing fall and winter pieces. It’s something about the layers, deep warm colors and being cozy and covered up that is dear to my heart. It reminds me of the holiday season and being comfortable when it’s cold outside. I don’t know if it’s because I live in a colder city that I’ve learned to appreciate it or would I still if I lived anywhere else? It appears my fashion hero RZ loves it the same way I do!
Unfortunately in Vancouver we really only get 1.5 months of an actual Summer (if that) so shopping for Summer season clothing isn’t exactly a priority in my wardrobe. I like to make sure I own the basics in terms of tees, tanks and shorts and use them as everyday uniforms. Then I add in the random trend (sheer skirts, pastel colors, etc.). In my opinion, the summer trends don’t last as long as the fall trends so I bet my money on fall clothes.
Club Monaco pants, sweater, bag and ring | H&M vest | Aldo shoes | GUESS mens watch | Charles & Grace necklace | L.A. Girl Disco Brites “Dance Craze” polish
The other day we had a more chill day and I could feel the fall creeping upon us. It really is less than 1 month until that day arrives and I hate that I’m thinking about it already because I should be enjoying the sun and heat.
I whipped out some of my favorite Spring, Summer and Fall items and mashed them all into one outfit. This day was a bit hard to dress for, it was Cee’s going away dinner (bye Cee we’ll miss you! Enjoy Paris!). I live 1 hour away from the restaurant and it was gloomy where I live with a chill in the air, sunny at my destination and I wasn’t sure if it was warm or cold in the restaurant. I wore a lighter pant that I would be comfy in no matter what the temperature. Added on a lightweight wool sweater for warmth and my summer denim vest for a detail and color.
Photos by Leonie.
Courtesy of the best night in Vancouver at Killjoy on Saturday, the ultimate beat that I’m currently listening to: Tiny Dancer – Deadmau5 remix feat. Marco Demark and Casey Barnes.