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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

The bloody holidays

7 Dec

Did I throw you off with the title there? At least it caught your attention. I think of a bitter old Scrooge who lives in England scoffing to himself while saying “Oh, the bloody holidays” whilst passing by children building a snowman. I have a bit of an imagination to say the least.

This title however, is in reference to the color oxblood which has been on everyone’s radar this season, not only when fall crept around but right now in the swing of the holiday season. I’ve been loving oxblood everything. Clothing, accessories, lips, nails, you name it! I especially like pairing a dark color with something quite light such as this fab casual, loose knit sweater from Loft. I knew Loft and I would become besties as soon as it opened at Yorkdale. (You can read about it here).

I was able to get a few shots in while doing some holiday shopping. It wasn’t too cold out, so it was perfect trench weather. I love the contrast of the brown and black with these oxblood trousers. I also managed to snag a shot in front of the Swarovski tree at Yorkdale.

Here’s wishing you a Happy Holiday!

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IMG_1268Coat-Topshop (’11) Sweater & Bracelets-Loft Trousers-Joe Fresh Booties-Nine West Crossbody-Michael Kors Lips- Rimmel’s “Bordeaux”

The new Yorkdale

14 Nov

Hello !

Those in the know, know that Yorkdale is most definitely one of Toronto’s greatest malls to shop in. The best, in my opinion – and with the announcement of it’s $185 million renovation last year, this mall is sure to be an absolute show-stopper come this Friday.November.16th. This mall is home to some our favorite retailers such as H&M, Zara (one of the best in Toronto), Aritzia, The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Tiffany & Co, J.Crew, Tory Burch, the list goes on. Can it get any better? Of course! Yorkdale is expanding and bringing along some of my personal favorite retailers including Kate Spade New York, LOFT, and Anthropologie. It’s been a few years since I’ve lived in New York, but I can tell you from personal experience that I am really excited about not having to wait for my next trip down to the big apple to shop at Kate Spade and LOFT since now I’ll only be half an hour away!

Julie and I are also absolutely loving the new ad’s released by Yorkdale; let alone the slogan “Be Inspired”. Perfect for any shopping trip. These ads are starring Coco Rocha. Not only is Coco one of our favorite models, she’s Canadian! Coco Rocha alongside Sutherland model Maxim Budnick absolutely blew us away in these stunning pictures wearing some of the latest styles by Hugo Boss, Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Ted Baker London.

Julie and I are also really excited about the new Joey’s Restaurant opening up right next to Holt Renfrew! The next hot spot for a girls night out or a martini after a long day of holiday shopping. The expansion grand opening on Nov.16th is just a promise of more to come! Doors are set to open at 6am on Friday, and the first 100 visitors will receive a $50 Yorkdale gift card 🙂
Where can you be inspired on November.16th?

Happy shopping!

xx J&K

Off duty in ruby

27 Oct

Hey hey hey!

I had these photos taken last Sunday when the beau was in town. It was late morning, and we were heading down to Yorkdale to do a bit of shopping. I’ve noticed in the most recent of days that the leaves were starting to turn from beautiful yellows and oranges to dark browns and to say the least – miserable black specks of what once was. Winter is really creeping up on us! I’ve been loving dark denim, simple tops or sweaters with chunky, long cardigans and boots. (I ordered these boots on JustFab.com and I am obsessed!) I’m also absolutely smitten with this MK cross body purse that Julie gifted me for my birthday (kind of love her..!) What better to top this all off than a red matte lip?

This “Ruby Woo” lipstick from MAC has been an obsession of J and I ever since we hit the counter at The Bay. Slapping this red lip on instantly picked this outfit up and brought it to life.

Cardigan:Joe Fresh (need this one)Tank:Urban Outfitters Jeans:BDG Boots:JustFab Purse:Michael Kors

illy for two.

15 Jul

Julie and I always try our best to get together when we can, and the past 2 visits have definitely involved shopping and nails. We took advantage of this gorgeous Saturday, cruised around, got a mani/pedi, did some shopping and finally got to hang out at the new Illy at Yorkdale’s Dine on 3 food court for lattes.. I love the diversity of our outfits. Julie in the most adorable of Peter pan collared tops paired with edgy high-waisted shorts and myself in a houndstooth print shift dress I didn’t think I’d get to wear til fall. From simple black & white to fab with the touch of a teal bubble statement necklace. Never be afraid to mix prints and colors. Your style is what you make it!

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.

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OOTD: The Guffaw

17 Jun

Guffaw by definition is as follows:
guf·faw/gəˈfô/
Noun: A loud and boisterous laugh.
Verb:To Laugh in such a way.

If you have really funny friends, then you must have “guffawed” at some point in your life. A long day of running around, picking up a new camera, and meeting up with my partner-in crime led us to Yorkdale well after closing to snap a few shots. I felt a bit self-concious since my silk top had gotten so wrinkly by this time of the day, but Julie worked her magic. Worked her magic so much so, that we ended up laughing and I let out one of my beautiful guffaws.
Enjoy.

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Top-Joe Fresh
Shorts-Forever 21
Sandals-Mossimo for Target
Necklace-The Bay (sorry I can’t remember the brand)
Cuff-Forever 21

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