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!
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 Collection. These 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/longlivefashion, hm.charitystar.com and ico-spirit.com.
Happy Friday! ❤️️️️️️️️️xo
(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.
Will you be buying?
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?
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.
(Leather bustier $149, Wide satin trousers $59.95, Pleated hairband $19.95, Leather shoes $129)
(Cotton jacket with embroidery $129, Embroidered cotton waist coast $79.95)
(Frilled georgette blouse $59.95, Crinkled silk top $69.95, Embroidered shorts $59.95, Fine-knit bustier $29.95)
(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?
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
White linen top $34.95
Biker trousers $59.95
Black lace dress $129
Sequinned trousers $199
Black & Gold patterned silk trousers $99
Black waxed biker jeans $129
More about Isabel Marant:
(Images and article via hm.com)
Great news Ottawa!!! H&M is coming to town!
When!? Thursday, October 17, 2013! (Tomorrow!!!)
Where!? At Bayshore Shopping Centre!
Will you be there?
I may go pick up some of my faves. Check out my HOT picks:
Jersey leggings – from H&M
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.
Chiffon blouse – from H&M
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.
Wedge-heel sneakers – from H&M
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.
Ankle boots – from H&M
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.
Happy Shopping Ottawa!