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Travel Diary – Australia Week 1

I cannot believe that one week has already passed since I left Vancouver. The time really does fly by when you’re having a good time – next time I’ll stay for more than 2 weeks. 1 mo ...

Off Duty

This outfit is a bit of a departure (pun intended) from the usual posts lately. The Australian weather has me in full summer mode. This outfit was inspired by the off duty uniform I’ll be spor ...

The Tops

White Siempre Nueva top | Black leather Club Monaco jacket | Black H&M skirt & silver rings (similar) | White Converse shoes | Black Little Burgundy beanie | Silver Daniel Wellington watch ...

I See Noise Prints x Aina Kawamoto

Today is a very exciting day for me. Not only am I writing to you from Australia (whoop!) but today is the day that I launch my second collaborative collection for I See Noise Prints! In the last few ...

BCBGMAXAZRIA Holiday x NLA Stylist Pt. 4

Today is the last of our four days of holiday inspired outfits with Stylist, Nicolette Lang – Andersen. To bring you up to speed check out THIS post from Monday on our shopping trip to BCBGMA ...

BCBGMAXAZRIA Holiday x NLA Stylist Pt. 3

Today is the third of four days of holiday inspired outfits with Stylist, Nicolette Lang – Andersen. To bring you up to speed check out THIS post from Monday on our shopping trip to BCBGMAXAZR ...

BCBGMAXAZRIA Holiday x NLA Stylist Pt. 2

Today is the second of four days of holiday inspired outfits with Stylist, Nicolette Lang – Andersen. To bring you up to speed check out THIS post from Monday on our shopping trip to BCBGMAXAZ ...



Category Archives: Events

Sephora: The Party

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W/ Sharday, Maneli & Leonie.

Last week I filled you guys in on the new Sephora Robson grand opening – wasn’t it beautiful?? I hope you had a chance to check it out. Today I’m sharing photos with you from the stellar grand opening party that was had the night before. All of my best fashion, beauty and blogger babes were in attendance and if that wasn’t enough – founders of some of my favorite brands & top model Coco Rocha!

As the champagne flowed and mini mouth watering appetizers filtered through the aisles we all took the time to take in the new store. To celebrate, many of the Sephora’s top staff was there to kick it off and Alexandra Richards took to the dj booth.

Here are a few snaps from the night.

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VP of Merhandising & Marketing Lori Castagna and Senior VP & Country Manager Phillipe Pinatel

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With fellow Sephora Ambassador Jen Tam & Western Editor of Fashion Magazine Joy Pecknold.

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Coco Rocha & Alexandra Richards

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All photos by Sephora.

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Sephora: The Opening

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The last two days have been a little bit of a whirlwind! Last night was a night full of camera flashes, double cheek kisses, champagne and beauty products. Nope, it wasn’t the pre-weekend with my girlfriends, it was the launch of the new Sephora on Robson Street in Vancouver!

Retail design is a little bit of a hidden pleasure of mine. I used to be a retail merchandiser and spent my child years not playing with Barbie but merchandising her home. This Sephora is not only the biggest flagship in Canada at 8,600 square feet but it is by far the most beautiful! As an avid lover of black and white, my senses were overloaded!

The downstairs is a beauty junkie’s heaven on earth with shelves upon shelves of more than 200 of the latest must have products. Many exclusive to the Robson Street location. Upstairs is the VIB Rouge Studio! A row of vanity tables that overlook the entire bottom floor, just for the VIB members to get primped and pampered.

This morning the store officially opened it’s doors as a flashmob of dancing lipsticks closed down the street to start the party! See my Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for images. In a few weeks I’ll be bringing you images of the big bash that lit up Robson Street!

Let’s take a tour!

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The Atelier Cologne Engraving Machine is a complimentary service to any purchase of Atelier products. Receive a free leather monogram engraved case on site.

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The Bumble & Bumble Hair Studio is an exclusive to the Robson location. With no appointment necessary, stop by to get your hair styled 5 trending styles. $30 for 20 minutes.

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The Skincare Studio is where you can receive a free analysis of your skin and a free treatment of either a mask or peel. No appointment necessary.

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Above 6 provided by Sephora.

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 See more photos on social media with the hash tag #SephoraRobson.

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Digital Darlings #PSBootcamp

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Thanks to Instagram and every editing application out there for iPhones and Androids, you don’t really need any editing skills to make your photos look professional. It’s a great way to showcase your creativity and aesthetic and look at you.. gaining lots of followers because of it!

That’s wonderful and all but what happens when they go to your site to see unedited or poorly edited photos – all because the applications from your phone don’t translate to your desktop computer. The only way to create a cohesive look is to have the tools to do so!

Enter Bria Lear of Digital Darlings Creative! We all know Bria (or Queen B, as us girls like to call her) as the Editor In Chief of Framework Magazine, one of my besties and now the Founder and Instructor for Digital Darlings Creative Photoshop Bootcamp.

The number one goal of Digital Darlings – demystifying Photoshop! Editing photos is not as simple as clicking a button, it’s so much more. It’s understanding the concepts of lines, colours, balance, lighting, shapes, etc. Each tool provided by Photoshop has a purpose and learning what each of these are is quite a daunting task. It’s like opening the manual to your new camera and learning EVERY feature – whether you need them or not.

One of the best ways to learn Photoshop is to understand what you want to use it for. In my case and what DD teaches us – Style & Design Blogging.

Over the course of the 2 day weekend myself and 11 others learned Photoshop 101 as well as what it takes to post and edit photos pertaining to our sites and businesses.

I’m pretty on top of my Photoshop game as I learned it in school and have been editing all of my blog photos on my own but there was still a lot I didn’t know – or even knew that I needed to know. I learned a few new tools that I’ll definitely be using from now on and one of the biggest “Aha!” moments was learning all of the shortcuts for these tools. If I can save a few seconds on each edit and minutes overall on 1 photo, I can save a lot of time when you times that by 10-30 photos.

I highly reccomend the PS Bootcamp class if you don’t know Photoshop, need brushing up on your skills or want to get into design. All of us in the class used it for different reasons and left feeling our skills and sites were elevated.

You can sign up for the next PS Bootcamp classes HERE. You can save $105 if you book before October 15th and if a weekend class isn’t right for your schedule you can book Queen B for one on one classes. The next class is on November 15th and 16th.

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Three of my favorite tools from day 2 of the PS Bootcamp was learning about the Liquify tool, Spot Healing Brush tool and changing hues on a specific part of the photo.

The first photo below is untouched. In the second photo I was able to make my hair and eyes bigger with clearer skin (lighting also changed).

The third photo is all about hue changes. I was taught how to change only the colour of my hair and I was hooked! I’ll officially be doing this whenever I want to change my hair colour.

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Each PS Bootcamp also includes a catered 2 day lunch by Boy With A Knife. I won’t even try to convince you of how delicious the dishes were because it wouldn’t amount to how amazing they actually were!

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 Photos by Digital Darlings.

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