Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Minor Absence

Yes, I've been M.I.A for quit a whiles.

I'm happy to announce (in a very delayed response time) that I am the new Buyer & Manager of Brand Promotion for Mills in Halifax. 

It  is a very exciting time for the store as we plan on beginning a new venture, with a new set of owners at a brand new location. Stay tuned for more details on the grand opening!

Instead of carefully crafting a post, I want to share with you my latest article in local fashion magazine, Reginald. 

I hope you enjoy :

This or That

I love how fashion makes it possible to put on your thinking cap. Mixing prints and patterns. Experimenting with textures. And switching up the traditional use for items.

Daywear can be subbed into after 5. Beachwear for afternoon lunch’s. And my current fav, pajamas for street wear.

I’m not referencing the era when we wore lingerie as tops – we all remember that shady time. Flashbacks of neon lace and satin-paired back to light wash flared jeans and kitten heels still scar my dreams.

Or the time I decided to go as a “bedbug” for Halloween by wearing one of mom’s plaid flannel nightshirts. Oh yes, that happened.

Think of this as boudoir chic – a sexy casual – roll out of bed look. This trend has been around for a while now but I still can’t get enough of it. Ever since Julie Sarinana from sincerely, jules stepped out for the Victoria Secrets’ Fashion Show a few months back in a red and white polka dot shirt, I’ve been coveting the look.

The best part is, you can make it your own. Whether you want to keep it casual and go with a fun print and boyfriend jeans, or a silky solid and leather pants, it’s a trend that every style choice can participate in.

Maybe that’s why I like it so much, because not all trends are for everybody. The vintage Levi’s trend that blew up last summer for example - it takes a certain body type and confidence to pull that off.

I like fashion that has function – not just something a size 2, 20 something year old can pull off. You know something is working when you and your mom can wear the exact same trend and both look equally awesome. That reminds, note to self: get Rebecca Minkoff studded clutch back from mom’s closet.

Thank you :)