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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

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

4 Apr

It’s our 2nd day at Toronto Fashion Week! We were so excited to hit the tents again, and even more excited to see one of the most anticipated shows of the season – Pavoni Fall 2013. Here’s a bit of a lowdown on Pavoni, for those who just aren’t too familiar with the brand. Pavoni is a fairly new kid to the couture fashion block. Think – Luxe, sophisticated, elegant, sexy, intricate, lace, sheer, embellishment, ballroom, glitter, jeweled, classic, unique..we can go on, but these are just some of the words that come to mind when we think of some of the pieces that Pavoni has created. Absolutely unreal.

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Pavoni was an incredible and classic catwalk scene. We definitely wish we had a number of Gala events to attend so we have an excuse to own these beautiful gowns. Hopefully Holt Renfrew will have a trunk show soon so we can see these gowns in person! And maybe try on for fun? 😉

Which dress is your favourite?

On J: Jacket & Top-Zara Jeans- Rag and Bone Cap- H&M Necklace-Kenneth Jay Lane heels- Christian Louboutin

On K: Dress-Zara Shoes-SoleSociety Bracelet (necklace worn as bracelet) -Aldo Accessories

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

Outfit of the day: Winter be gone!

18 Mar

Hey lovelies!!

Hope you are all doing fabulous! Aren’t you excited for this snow to be finally gone? I cannot wait to stop wearing my coat and show off all the spring styles that are currently being kept in the corner of my closet haha. I try wearing it out time to time but I end up getting so cold plus I get the ol’ “isn’t it too cold for you to be wearing that?” Ha! Anyways, darlings now that hibernation season is coming to an end I am so ecstatic to get the fun colours out and finally be able to wear a flat or two outside.

Talk soon! 🙂

J xx

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Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger
Sweater: J.Crew
Jeans: BDG
Heels: Christian Louboutin
Bag: Zara
Watch: MK
Bracelet: From A to Zane boutique
Ring: vintage from Brasil

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

Meet Stephanie.

15 Feb

Lovelies,

It was just another regular day at work but then my coworker Stephanie walked in and I absolutely loved her outfit so I thought I would feature her on our blog! She is wearing these stunning metallic pants that I just couldn’t pass up on showing off her look! Did I mention she has a great Celine trapeze!!

Meet Stephanie!

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Who is she wearing?

Sweater: Acne
Boots: 3.1 Philip lim
Pants: Alexander Wang
Bag: Celine
Bangles: her own made

xx J

Style Feature – Oscar De La Renta & Spring 2013

18 Jan

So? Thoughts? Here are just a few pieces of Oscar De La Renta’s Spring 2013 line.  At first glance, there isn’t anything that is absolutely mind-blowing, but then again we are talking La Renta here, not Lady Gaga. The Spring ’13 line brings a mix of a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. High waisted skirts, reminiscent of the 1960’s, however he’s skipped out on the greys and threw on bold colors such as fuchsia and canary yellow, as well as vivid patterns that can easily get you noticed at the Vogue offices come Monday morning. (Then again, you’d have to dress to be noticed every single day at the Vogue offices..talk about pressure)

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Oscar de la Renta, originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,  grew up in a middle class household alongside 6 sisters. At the ripe age of 18, he found a passion for painting and left for Madrid. Oscar had initially dreamt of becoming an abstract painter, (perhaps a modern-day Picasso?) however could not resist the lure of fashion design and his illustrations quickly opened doors and windows for him, when he landed an apprenticeship with Cristobal Balenciaga. Cristobal clearly made an impression on him, taught him all the tricks of the trade, because it wasn’t too much later that Oscar landed a position as a couture assistant at Lanvin in Paris in 1961. (Oh hey, I’m friends with Cristobal Balenciaga and Jeanne Lanvin, no biggie)

De la Renta also served as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America for  5 years, and was lucky enough to meet his first wife Francoise de Langlade in 1967. Francoise was the editor-in-chief of French Vogue at the time and introduced her husband to the most influential members of the fashion society. (Talk about who you know!)

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By the time the early 2000’s rolled around,  de la Renta’s designs had become the preferred wear of the American first ladies, with the likes of Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush.  Oscar de la Renta was behind the designs of the haute couture collection for the house of Balmain, which made him the first Dominican to design for a French couture house. With so many hats on, de la Renta has never forgotten his roots, or where he came from; founding the Casa del Nino Orphanage in La Romana,  and remaining to this day an Ambassador-At-Large of the Dominican Republic, he continues to give back.

Oscar de la Renta is a big fan of ruffles, luxurious fabrics, color, and of course gowns and evening wear -Hello! Jessica Alba at the Golden Globes! A personal favorite of well known celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker (she was on this little show called Sex and The City, have you heard of it? Haha), Anna Wintour, Julianne Moore and Penelope Cruz.  His classic designs alongside his inspiration from the arts reflect in his work, and his newest collection shows just that! What are your favorite pieces?

xo Kathleen

90s Inspired: CLUELESS

11 Jan

Lovelies,

Remember back in the day when Clueless became our high school bible? Where we traded in hottie and gorgeous for Baldwin and Betty? Where whenever we would get offended we’d shriek ‘AS IF’? Just as Cher Horowitz did. Oh yes! Those were the days where I’d imagine my father would purchase a car for me when I was able to get my license and I had too high standards to date high school boys! Haha ohh I always thought of myself as a Cher but my friends said I was Dionne due to my skin tone but I’m Cher at heart. Well ATTENTION all Clueless fans! Wildfox has released their Spring 2013 collection and its been inspired by Clueless!!

Here are a few photos from their lookbook:

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Cher: Dionne and I were both named after famous singers of the past, who now do infomercials.

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Cher: She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like for people to be jealous of us.

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Tai: I could really use some sort of herbal refreshment.
Dionne: Oh, well we do lunch in ten minutes. We don’t have any tea, but we have Coke and stuff.
Tai: No shit. You guys got Coke here?
Dionne: Well, yeah.
Cher: Yeah, this is America.

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Cher: Do you prefer “fashion victim” or “ensembly challenged”?

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Tai: Cher, I don’t want to do this anymore. And my buns: they don’t feel nothin’ like steel.

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Cher: I’ve got an idea. Let’s do a makeover!
Tai: No. No.
Dionne: Oh, c’mon! Let us! Cher’s main thrill in life is a makeover. OK, it gives her a sense of control on a world full of chaos.

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Cher: So okay, I don’t want to be a traitor to my generation and all but I don’t get how guys dress today. I mean, come on, it looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair – ew – and cover it up with a backwards cap and like, we’re expected to swoon? I don’t think so.

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Cher: Would you call me selfish?
Dionne: No, not to your face.

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Not going to lie I’ll probably definitely pick up a couple of pieces from Wildfox! I can’t wait til it hits stores 🙂

Click here for more photos!

J xx

Top 10 Beauty Bits from Sephora

7 Jan

It’s a brand new year, and for a lot of people, this means that a new life change may be in order. For others, maybe a few small changes that can really impact how you feel this year. Is your makeup routing becoming mundane and repetitive? We know the feeling, and we are so excited to try out several different make-up looks this year. Lots of color for the lips, cheeks, and a few different hairstyles every now and then too. Makeup is definitely one of the easiest ways to transition your look from day to day – even from day to night! Maybe you’ve never worn a red lip? Shimmery eyes? Coral cheeks? Anything that can really make you look and FEEL confident, stunning and the centre of attention?

Well let me tell you.

Every girl, every woman loves to feel pretty. We all like to feel desirable, and feel good about ourselves, and I just feel that you can never go wrong with a little somethin, somethin from Sephora. I see Sephora as a euphoria of playgrounds. It’s a place where so many possibilities can blossom from. A lipstick color can completely change your look, a sweep of the right shade of peach blush can take you from tired to glowing, the perfect black eyeliner can complete that sultry smokey eye on a Friday night and a spritz of perfume can change your mood overall. I experience all of these feelings whenever I walk into a Sephora.

Here are some picks that caught our eye, and are anxious to try out. Oh, and guess what else? Everything is under $50 (your welcome)

Let’s start with the base, shall we? Every girl needs a good moisturizer. I know, I know. You’ve heard it all before, but it shocks me when I talk to someone who says they hardly use a quality moisturizer, but then complain when their skin is lacking luster as the seasons change. During this cold season, I have been inclined to try out Philosphy’s Hope in a Jar. (One of Oprah’s all-time favorites, I’ll have you know) 4.oz for $52 (Yeah, yeah, $2 over – but worth it!!)

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Now this 2nd product is one that both of us are HUGE fans of. We were both lucky enough to attend the grand opening of the new Sephora at the Eaton’s Centre back in November, and in our goodie bags, we received a deluxe sized sample of ‘No.28 Primer Serum’….This primer..is nothing short of amazing. Now I, (K) am a big fan of primers, and I have used almost all of the best primers out there. This one takes the cake. The “28” in the product’s name refers to the formula’s key ingredients, which include 14 essential oils, 10 lipid-rich plant oils, and four vitamins. Water-resistant, neutralizes redness to create an even skin tone, minimizes the appearance of all visible pores, fine lines, imperfections and extends the durability of all makeup applied on top of it. Julie, on the other hand had never used a primer in her life, so she started off with the best! Our makeup stays on all day, and looks flawless. Now..the downside is this primer is $75! Yes. Take that in. That’s the price for 1oz, however .33oz is $26 which is most likely what we’ll be going for. Amazing product! Must-have in any make-up kit.

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Sephora Collection – Moonshadow Palette In the Night
I love the colors in this palette. The name speaks for itself. There is a perfect collaboration of browns, blues, greys, blacks and neutrals to create a subtle to intense smokey eye. Def a palette any girl would love to have ready to pull out for any occasion. $36.00 – K
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High Brow by Benefit, $26

 

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Kathleen picked this up for me as part of my Christmas gift, as I had been wanting a great eyebrow highlight for a while now. It’s perfect for swiping right under the arch for some lift and brightness. This pencil comes in 2 shades, however only the soft pink is advertised on the Sephora website. I own the “champagne pink” tone which has a bit of a more gold sheen which is perfect for my skintone.  – J

Nars Blush in Albatross, $28

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This blush hands down can be used as an illuminator and works great! I’ve used this time and time again. It’s a must have on my list. It will give you that perfect glow for the night and looks great in photos. – J

Now, we’ve all heard the rave about BB creams. Who hasn’t come out with a BB cream yet? I’m surprised I haven’t seen the makers of Dawn dish soap come out with a multipurpose BB cream. It almost makes it difficult to choose which one is best for you – however the numerous amount of positive reviews on Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB cream can’t be denied, and for fresh, flawless and even looking skin, while also getting the moisture and SPF protection we all need? This one’s a winner. This BB cream comes in 5 shades and is available for $39

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Dior Show Black Out Mascara, $25

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This mascara extends the lashes and is the blackest of the black! I love putting this mascara on cause it really opens up my eyes and my lashes are so long, they look magnificent! – J

I have been needing a really good finishing powder to set my foundation, and I’ve been pretty satisfied with M.A.C.’s blot powder, however never really fell in love with it to begin with. Tarte is a brand I’m quite fond of (their Amazonian Clay Blush in “Tipsy”?..uh. Love), and this finishing powder, so rightly named as the “Smooth Operator” has me intrigued. Available for $36

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Stila Seeing Stars Smudge Eyeliner set, $32

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I think this eyeliner set is fabulous! Especially all the colors they provide are colors we can use for everyday as well not just going out. – J

Nars Lipstick in Fire Down Below, $24

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This semi matte lipstick is like a blood red colour which fits into the show stopper category, you can do no wrong with a red lip after all. – 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

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