Balmain x H&M Collection!

 
I’m baaaaaack! That’s right, I took a 2-month hiatus only to come back with more exciting ‘star-like’ things and I just can’t wait to share with you all of the things that are near and dear to my heart. What better way to start than with…wait for it…FASHION! 

As most “magasineuses” know, the highly anticipated designer collaboration Balmain x H&M is launching TODAY (8am local time to be exact). I mean who wouldn’t want to get their hands on an Olivier Rousteing-designed item. See for yourself…         

My fellow Canadians can shop this designer collection at Rockland Centre and St. Catherine St. West at Peel St. in Montreal, Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, Bloor St. West, Toronto Eaton Centre in Toronto and The Pacific Centre in Vancouver. The lucky first 420 people in line will receive a coloured wristband to shop in groups of 30 for 10 mins only so plan your shopping list beforehand (side note: this collection fits slightly smaller). Afterwards, everything will be up for grabs to everyone else.   

Will you be shopping Balmain x H&M? What’s your must-have item from this designer collection? Here’s mine! Love love love!   (Images via hm.com)

Happy Thursday! Happy shopping!

❤️xo

H&M Conscious Closet VIP Launch Party!

Earlier this week, I had the honour to attend the H&M Conscious Closet VIP Launch Party at Bayshore Shopping Centre in Ottawa, joining Elle Canada for the first look at the 2015 H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection. I had such a memorable time among the city’s fashion icons. Add some cocktails, great music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and amazing fashion to the mix and you’ve got an evening you will never forget! Here are some of my precious moments captured on camera. The models were perfect mannequins on display showcasing items from the 2015 H&M Conscious Exclusive CollectionThese must-have “master”pieces will be available at an H&M location near you next Thursday, April 16, 2015. Make sure you check it out! Fashion Features Editor, Lisa Guimond (who is amazing by the way), shared her favourite Spring Picks from culottes to maxi dresses to plunging necklines to zen master to sporty. Rogers TV Host of “Entre nous”, Barbara Laurenstin, Fashion designer, Gwen Madiba along with King Hector, who will be launching his first clothing line/collection “We Are Kings” this Fall, graced us with their presence with such style and elegance (King Hector rocked his own line). Fashion model Herieth Paul looked flawless as usual and was such a joy to meet. Love her! Marc Brigden, photographer extraordinaire, Marc Brigden Photography, captured all of the best moments of the night (so every moment) and I’m happy to call him friend.   (All images via Star In Moi)

A BIG thank you to Elle Canada, H&M and Bayshore Shopping Centre for having me and for the fun swag bag (Go pick up the May 2015 issue of Elle Canada magazine. It’s a great one!). A BIG shout out to my new fashion fam. I look forward to seeing you all at future events and a special thanks to Mona and Lisa Guimond. 💋

Let’s support H&M Conscious “For a more sustainable fashion future”! To learn more about this initiative, please visit hm.com/longlivefashionhm.charitystar.com and ico-spirit.com.

Happy Friday! ❤️️️️️️️️️xo

ALEXANDER WANG X H&M Collection!

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(Image via themodeofficial.com)

The ALEXANDER WANG x H&M collab-collection finally hit stores yesterday and it is high fashion for women and men with modern, sport-influenced clothing and accessories. Shop the collection here.

Ladies

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Men

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Will you be buying?

Happy Friday!
❤️xo

Summer Whites!

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Now that summer is officially here, it’s only right to bring out your white denim jeans, shorts, tops and tanks. It’s an easy “go-to” colour that complements any and everything in your wardrobe. A great way to finish an all-white look is to add a dab of colour via accessories (like this pink envelope clutch).

How would you rock your summer whites?

Happy Monday!
💜xo

H&M Conscious Exclusive!

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My sister and I were browsing the H&M Conscious Exclusive in collaboration with Ever Manifesto online yesterday and we were really appreciating every dramatic and intricate detail of the bohemian and flamenco-inspired looks.

Supermodel Amber Valletta is shown above wearing a gorgeous large shoulder decoration ($179) over a beautiful lace dress ($249). Can we say WoW!?!

Here’s more from this party-wear collection made from more sustainable materials.

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(Leather bustier $149, Wide satin trousers $59.95, Pleated hairband $19.95, Leather shoes $129)

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(Cotton jacket with embroidery $129, Embroidered cotton waist coast $79.95)

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(Frilled georgette blouse $59.95, Crinkled silk top $69.95, Embroidered shorts $59.95, Fine-knit bustier $29.95)

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(Long jacquard-weave dress $299, Frilled chiffon dress $199, Embroidered jacket $399, Lyocell jumpsuit $79.95)
Go to H&M for more.
This exclusive collection is out NOW in selected stores.
Will you be checking it out?

Happy Friday!
💜xo

2013 Wishlist!

What’s on your list?
❤️xo

Isabel Marant at H&M

The highly anticipated Isabel Marant for H&M collection is now available at select stores (Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Bloor St. (Toronto), Peel & St. Catherine (Montreal), Rockland (Montreal), Pacific Centre and The CORE Shopping Centre). Unfortunately this designer collaboration collection is not available in Ottawa, Ontario. Fortunately, it is less than 2 hours away (Montreal). 😉

Marant’s Parisian aesthetic echoes throughout the collection. See for yourself and check out some of the hot items from the collection.
Linen top $29.95

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White linen top $34.95

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Biker trousers $59.95

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Black lace dress $129

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Sequinned trousers $199

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Black & Gold patterned silk trousers $99

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Black waxed biker jeans $129

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Sweatpants $59.95

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More about Isabel Marant:

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(Images and article via hm.com)
❤️xo

Game of Hearts

Game of Hearts
Game of Hearts

H&M super skinny jeans, $16 / Zara burgundy high heel shoes / Givenchy pink tote bag, $2,015 /
Olivia Burton bird charm bracelet, $155 / Reeds Jewelers sterling silver earrings / Wrap shawl, $24

❤️xo

H&M Coming To Ottawa!

Great news Ottawa!!! H&M is coming to town!
When!? Thursday, October 17, 2013! (Tomorrow!!!)
Where!? At Bayshore Shopping Centre!

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Will you be there?
I may go pick up some of my faves. Check out my HOT picks:

Knitted dress

Knitted dress – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05UJ73

Figure-fit knee-length dress with a jacquard-knit pattern and 3/4-length sleeves.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Jersey leggings

Jersey leggings – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05P2S7

Jersey leggings with imitation leather sections at the front, an elasticated waist, decorative seams at the knees and fake pockets with a zip in the sides.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Fine-knit dress

Fine-knit dress – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05P984

Fine-knit, knee-length dress with long sleeves, a roll-edge neckline, and decorative seam centre back.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Chiffon blouse

Chiffon blouse – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05DZ4A

V-neck chiffon blouse with pearly buttons, two breast pockets, and pleats on the shoulders and centre back. Tab and button on the sleeves, slits at the sides and a slightly longer back section.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Jersey blazer

Jersey blazer – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05G0FV

Figure-fit single-breasted blazer in slightly stretchy jersey with pockets with a flap at the front and a satin lining.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Super-stretch trousers

Super-stretch trousers – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05FEYE

5-pocket slim-fit trousers in super-stretch fabric with a regular waist.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Wedge-heel sneakers

Wedge-heel sneakers – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/06269H

Pile-lined sneakers in imitation leather and imitation suede with laces at the front, a tab and velcro fastener at the top, decorative zips at the sides and a wedge heel. Rubber soles. Heel 8 cm, platform at the front 2 cm.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Ankle boots

Ankle boots – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05Q1R8

Imitation leather boots with mesh sections, pointed toes, two wide tabs with a metal buckle and velcro fastener at the top and a small tab with velcro fastener at the ankle. Platform 2 cm, heel 12.5 cm. Canvas lining and rubber soles.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Happy Shopping Ottawa!
❤️xo

Comfy Winters

Comfy Winters
Fat Face cable knit cardigan, $93 / H&M long sleeve top, $13 /
MaxMara hooded coat, $1,600 / Ichi red pants, $24 / Tory Burch knee high leather boots /
MICHAEL Michael Kors leather satchel handbag
♥xo

Cozy Faux Fur Love

Cozy Faux Fur Love
Madewell denim blouse / Splendid white shirt, $72 / DKNY / H&M elastic waist pants, $48 / Heeled booties, $32
♥xo

Sparkly Emerald

Sparkly Emerald
H&M sparkly cocktail dress, $40 / Nine West glitter high heels / Karen Millen / Michael Kors chronograph watch / Blue Nile ring / BCBG Max Azria chain jewelry
♥xo

Splash of Color

Splash of Color
H&M long top, $9.65 / AllSaints tuxedo blazer / H&M printed pants, $24 / Blumarine short leather boots, $915 / Prada genuine leather handbag, $2,900 / Michael Kors chronograph watch
♥xo

Peplums, Leopard & Lace

Peplums, Leopard & Lace
Prabal Gurung v neck shirt / Tie blouse, $32 / Ted Baker peplum jacket / Pink Tartan pencil skirt, $295 / H&M lace skirt, $48 / L’Agence leather skirt, $1,145 / Stiletto heels, $885 / Zara platform heels / Beige pumps, $32 / Chanel handbag / Miso envelope clutch, $24 / Michael Kors leather handbag
♥xo

Love for Neutrals

Love for Neutrals
H&M long sweater, $32 / Vanessa Bruno wool shirt / River Island skinny fit jeans, $48 / LOFT cutout boots / Givenchy leather tote handbag, $2,025 / VILA , $26
♥xo