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Gala Celebration

9 Apr

Lovelies,

I had the pleasure of attending the UFE Gala which celebrates all accountants who have passed their UFE exam and achieved their CA (chartered accountancy). My best friend Lori passed and had asked me to be her plus one! I was honoured! It was such a great night, meeting new people, eating great food and they also had a band perform! It was glamorous to say the least! I honestly wish I had more formal nights to dress up for! They’re so much fun 🙂

Ps. Are you all loving my extensions? Think I’m going to cut a few inches off, what do you think?

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On J:

Dress- Greta Constantine
Heels- Christian Louboutin
Clutch- Michael Kors

On Lori:
Dress- Topshop
Heels- Steve Madden
Necklace & bracelet- Birks

– J xx

J & K meet OscarPRgirl Erika Bearman

5 Apr
Good morning fashionistas!
The both of us were blessed enough to have the opportunity to meet Erika Bearman aka OscarPRGirl live and in person at her personal appearance this past Tuesday at Holt Renfrew on Bloor St. Both of us are raving fans of Erika and love pretty much everything she does. Erika started off OscarPRgirl when she was approached by CEO Alex Bolen about her blog! They enjoyed the content and thought with social media becoming a strong communication tool, they pitched the idea to Oscar and he loved it, which led to her landing the role of OscarPRgirl.
Erika discussed everything from the social media world and her position as PR director, to all her infamous ‘selfie’ photos wearing Oscar gowns!
Did you know that as the PR director of Oscar de la Renta she receives a clothing package as part of her salary? She even mentioned how Oscar keeps her in check cause all sample pieces are a 24 waist! Haha.
She was so easy going, honest, really approachable and as stunning in person as she is in photos! 🙂
We not only saw her at the event but twice after that! We definitely regret not asking her to go for a drink and continue our conversation from the event. We were cut short because we were truly just having a conversation with her and took a little more time than we expected! (Sorry girls!). We could have talked for hours!
Here are some photos from the event!

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– J&K xo

J & K at Toronto Fashion Week – David Dixon F/W 2013

30 Mar

Loves!

This was our first time at Toronto Fashion Week, our first time attending a fashion show of this magnitude, and our first time really getting out there and talking to SO many bloggers, stylists, buyers, merchandisers, and just down right amazing people! Such a rush!

We were lucky enough to attend the shows on both Day 2 and Day 5, thanks to a very good friend of ours Catherine. After a bit of a taste, you can only imagine how zealous we were that we weren’t able to be in attendance the entire week. None the less, here are a few shots of us at the tents! Out of the designers we saw, one of the first and also one of our favourites was David Dixon!

David Dixon was all about women empowerment! The show began with a video where a woman was frowned upon when making a comment in regards to the gentlemen’s conversation. Showcasing that women should not speak for we do not know half of what men know. Men are smarter than us but then the screen shatters and says ‘bullshit!’ It was probably one of the best openings I (J) saw from all the shows that we watched. The one aspect that really popped from Dixon’s show was the neck feature of all the feathers! I absolutely adored it! I could really see this being a trend for next fall. I know I’ll be rocking it! 🙂

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David Dixon’s show was definitely very empowering. The music was enticing (insert Run The World by Beyonce here) and the models looked and felt so comfortable and sexy in his clothing. The strong lines of blacks and whites, the pop of cobalt blue, and who can forget about those stunning crystalized accessories in everything from earrings, ear cuffs, necklaces and bracelets. Such a fantastic finishing touch to these sophisticated, yet edgy looks. Here are a few shots of us enjoying the tents after the show 🙂

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On J: Blazer- Forever 21, shirt- Alexander Wang, pants- H&M, necklace- Aldo, heels- Louboutin, flats- Zara

On K: Top/Bottom/Heels-Zara (Can you tell I’m obsessed?) Necklace-H&M, Bracelets-J.Crew

Stay tuned for more! -j&k

We pin, do you?

18 Mar

Lovelies,

If you are all loving Kathleen and mine’s style then please head over to our Pinterest pages!! Checking out Pinterest shows you the style/looks that inspire and motivate us on a daily! Along with our own looks posted 🙂

Show us some love and follow us and re-pin our pins!!

If you have Pinterest let us know, we’d love to follow! 🙂

When J met K Pinterest page

Pinterest.com/prjulie

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J&K xo

Powder Puff Event

12 Feb

Lovelies,

I had the pleasure of meeting Emily Weiss from Into The Gloss blog! She was absolutely stunning that night and she is so down to earth and open to everyone!

How did we meet exactly?

Well Holt Renfrew, a leading luxurious fashion specialty department store in Toronto was hosting the Powder Puff event in collaboration with Mercedes Benz. The Powder Puff event was like a beauty parlour for all the beauty fanatics out there!

All guests were introduced to the new launches of Nars and Laura Mercier Spring cosmetic collections, treated to manicures, makeup brush cleansing, oeuvres, consultations by ALL makeup lines such as Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Guerlain, Cle de Peau, Burberry, Dior, and so on. They were many options! Here are a few photos of all the booths set up!

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Holt Renfrew had brought in Emily Weiss as their special guest to talk about all the latest Spring beauty must haves of the season! Lisa Tant, former Flare editor in chief, who is now the Fashion Editor at Holt Renfrew interviewed Emily about all beauty essentials for Spring and Emily spoke about her latest obsessions which are bold brows and bold lip colours!

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After all the beauty prep you received Holt Renfrew also provided this very chic vanity photo booth set up where we got to take photos of our finished looks!

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Did I mention there was a DJ?

Oh it was a fanastic and very successful night! I had the best time and the highlight of the night was definitely meeting Emily!

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xx J

The Holidays!

25 Dec

Lovelies,

After lots of contemplating I’ve finally put together my Holiday outfit for Christmas Eve dinner 🙂 Can you believe I bought this skirt two months ago and saved it to wear for the holidays! I dont know how I restrainted from wearing it earlier! It’s a perfect fit if you ask me. I’ve now grown a fascination with these ‘cupcake’ skirts! Doubt that’s the proper term for the skirt but to me it looks like a cupcake haha.

Here’s my holiday look! 🎄🎁

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Outfit:
– The Bay shirt
– Topshop gold skirt
– Theory black opaque tights
– Christian Louboutin closed toe heels

Jewellery/Accessories:
– Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane
– Bracelets: gold bead brackets from Brazil
– Watch: Michael Kors
– Rings: rings on middle from random shop on Queen Street; ring on index from Brazil
– J.Crew clutch

Makeup:

Eyes
– Estée Lauder Signature eyeshadow palette (colours used: truffle and sand)
– Makeup Forever black waterproof eyeliner
– Dior ‘Dior Show’ black mascara
– Garnier ‘skin renew’ anti-dark roller in medium
– Makeup Forever Full Cover concealer #10

Face
– Nars ‘Laguna’ bronzer
– Nars ‘Torrid’ blush
– MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

Lip
– Shu Uemura in 165

Happy holidays!

J xx

Winter Skin

14 Nov
Hello hello!
Fall is amongst us, with winter not far behind. The leaves are now falling, apple cider is in stock, and the purchasing of leather boots is in demand. With winter only a few weeks away, it brings us harsh winds, a higher heat bill and last but not least DRY SKIN. If you didn’t know before, I’m here to let you know – Your skin loses moisture during the colder months due to the environments we place ourselves in. Outside in the cold air, then right into heated offices and homes. Sleeping soundly is great any day, however dry air from furnaces and heat sources suck moisture from your skin. To keep your skin supple, fresh feeling and healthy; you should change your skin routine up to adjust to the weather changes.
I’m a huge believer in SPF every day, but what about your nightly regime? Are you stripping your skin, or pampering it before bed so you can ensure that moisture is locked in? Not everyone can manage a humidifier in their room, however if you can; this can be one of the best things you can do for your skin during the cold months to maintain a healthy moisture level while asleep. A furnace heated room can hold less than 10 % moisture, whereas your skin should be receiving more than 30% humidity to stay properly moisturized.
 If you shower at night, keep it short and warm, as opposed to long and hot (no pun intended) Lukewarm water is best for showers in general during the winter months followed by a generous application of a moisturizing lotion and nightly moisturizer. I actually also recommend using a serum or oil based product nightly 2-3x a week. I have been teetering from using Nuxe’s 24 Hour Moisture Emulsion to a few dabs of Bio-Oil a few times a week which has done wonders not only for my pigmentation and acne scarring but has left my skin feeling so soft. I picked up both of these products at Shopper’s Drug Mart. In addition to this, I take fish oil. Salmon oil specifically, but taking fish oil and omega 360 supplements do wonders for skin, hair and nails. Of course, remember to drink plenty of water!
What are your best skin care tips during the winter? Let J and I know in the comments
xx K

I met Michelle Phan !

22 Jun

When word came of Michelle Phan making an appearance in Toronto, my all-time favorite YouTube guru? I knew I had to be there.
I’ve only been watching Michelle on YouTube for years now! Since the beginning, I have been a true Phan-atic. When I was suffering with really bad acne, I turned to makeup to try to cover it up and make me feel better. I found one of Michelle Phan’s first few videos on YouTube, and I was addicted. She not only helped me with tips and tricks to enhance the beauty I did have but just couldn’t see but she motivates me to this day to really reach for the stars. She went from a student in school filming YouTube videos on her laptop, to this global phenomenon who now is the creator of Fawn Inc. Her own brand for all women meant to inspire, teach, and innovate.
Her makeup tutorials have gone viral, her personality lights up the screen, she is always so positive and she has been and continues to be a true inspiration to myself, women and young girls all over the world. I had the blessed opportunity to meet her at The Bay-Yorkdale today after she was interviewed by Vanessa Craft of Elle Canada. The idea of meeting her was only a dream to me. Standing in a hot line for 2 hours was more than worth it to be able to tell her how much I love her and what she’s done to inspire me. I was SO nervous! I even snagged a hug! Here are some pics ❤

If you haven’t for some ODD reason checked out Michelle Phan or Fawn yet. Check her channel out here

Feel free to also check out Chriselle Lim here who is one of the most amazing fashion stylists who has also inspired me.

And the winner is…

3 Jun

Hey lovelies!

So as Kathleen and I stated we will be catching you guys up on what we’ve done in the past couple of weeks. Well I finished my PR duties with Miss Brazil Canada and it was a success!! We had an amazing turn out, all guests were dressed as if they themselves were in the pageant haha. We even had a group of young adults take a limo to the festivities! I felt like I was back at prom lol. Regardless, I had such an amazing time and it was probably the best experience I could ever ask for. It was my first time doing PR all on my own, contacting media, writing press releases, scheduling photoshoots, etc but it all paid off 🙂 I met the most beautiful, intelligent, courageous young ladies during this pageant and honestly every one of them deserve the crown! Here are some photos of the night!

xx Julie

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Dress: FCUK
Heels: Zara
Necklace: FCUK

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