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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

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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 🙂

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J&K xo

First Impression – H&M Spring 2013

28 Jan

Happy Monday! Spring is here!

No. It isn’t. I’m sorry about that. We in Canada anyhow, are far from it. Okay..not that far, however it sure does feel that way with the -17 weather we’ve been having lately. I have actually started to feel like a prisoner to my winter jacket – I wake up, I get ready to head out, and I throw on this comforter of a jacket to keep me warm on my commute to the office. I get there, I do my thing, and then I throw the comforter right back on, with gloves, a thick knit scarf, and a beanie to boot! (Yes, it’s THAT cold) I’m proud to say that I’ve taken all the right precautions this season, and have avoided the dreaded cold and flu by keeping warm, eating well and taking vitamin C, however I miss the self-expression! Does anyone know what I mean? I can’t wait to be able to throw on a pair of jeans, a cute top and a blazer, and perhaps a pair of flats! Does anyone remember flats?? Haha……honestly.

Anyhoo, I’ve noticed the new Spring and some of the Summer collection trickling in at H&M, and I wanted to share just a few of my favorite anticipated pieces. Has anyone else already gone out and picked out something for Spring? I know we’re all programmed by now to lust after the pastel shades, flowers, whites, beiges, and the occasional POP of color when Spring rolls around, and will it get tired eventually? Perhaps. But after feeling like a Nona in my feather filled coat day in and day out for 3 months, I can’t wait to rock some of these pieces out. The tassel detailed accessories? That studded vest, and those spring jackets? Yes!

I’m in love with all most of the items from the Spring 2013 collection. I appreciate that H&M has decided to ease into the season by keeping  dark, cool colors such as reds, greens, blues and of course black in a lot of their pieces. This creates a much easier transition from your fall and winter wardrobe into spring and summer; unless of course you’re a big fan of just walking out of your house one sunny day, in an all-pastel concoction as a way of announcing that you have officially left winter behind. (Don’t try this at home)

I’ve even included some of my personal favorites for the boys! That striped-short, baseball cap, sweater combo?? I adore!

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Thoughts?

xox Kathleen

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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