Norway Client & Boutiques Victoria, BC

Last weekend I was cruising the streets of Victoria checking out the local boutiques. One of my fave things to do when I go back home. I came across a store that just opened two weeks ago called Public Boutique on Oak Bay Ave. I wanted to share it with the frequent peeps that check the blog.. The store was very fresh and clean and the product had a simplicity to it that I really enjoyed. Check it out next time your in Vic!  www.publicboutique.ca

An old favorite of mine on Oak Bay Ave is the Nicholas Randall store.  My bff Sarah picked me up a sideways cross necklace from here. I have yet to take it off.  Clients have loved it so much that I had to pick up a couple to bring back to Van.
Thursday turned out to be another shop with a visitor from out of town! This time he came all the way from Norway. Enjoying the summer as an online poker player he decided to up the anti on his fashion before heading back home. He reached out to us and we created an edgy casual wardrobe in 4 hours! Armani Exchange, Browns shoes, and some classic pieces from Holts pulled it all together for another successful shop.

http://www.nicholasrandall.com

http://www.dogeared.com (shop the sideways cross necklace)

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The Eatery

Thursday was a fast pace shop for Elite Image. We had four hours to build a wardrobe from scratch. The client flew in from Fort St. John  to get this job taken care of.  It was challenging for Elite Image because we had never met her but after pulling enough options the client ended up back on the plane with a full summer wardrobe.

Shopping with Regular clients we have worked with for years becomes more enjoyable every shop. After all the core quality pieces have been plugged into there wardrobe … we then get to focus on fun, colourful fashion pics. Which is how Saturday went down!! Check out what we wore below on Saturday’s shop.

Lindz - Nation Ltd t, William Rast Jeans, Enzo heels, Kenneth Cole purse

Lindz – Nation Ltd t, William Rast Jeans, Enzo heels, Kenneth Cole purse

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Alicia - H&M top and cardigan, paige denim, tory burch flats. Lindz - Mexx cardigan, A/X tank, Citizen Denim, Dolce Vita sandals.

Alicia – H&M top and cardigan, paige denim, tory burch flats. Lindz – Mexx cardigan, A/X tank, Citizen Denim, Dolce Vita sandals.



Brian Jessel BMW Galla

Alicia ~ DVF dress, Pour la Victoire heels, Aldo clutch. Lindz ~ Marciano dress, Brian Atwood heels, Coach clutch.

Alicia ~ DVF dress, Pour la Victoire heels, Aldo clutch. Lindz ~ Marciano dress, Brian Atwood heels, Coach clutch.

BMW gala

BMW gala

Alicia ~ Jacob vest, A/X tank, Zara shorts, DVF sandals, Coach Purse. Lindz ~ Loveappella vest, uniQLO tank, Seven jeans, Ted Baker belt, Kate Spade purse.

Alicia ~ Jacob vest, A/X tank, Zara shorts, DVF sandals, Coach Purse. Lindz ~ Loveappella vest, uniQLO tank, Seven jeans, Ted Baker belt, Kate Spade purse.


Recommendations for this season…

Allsaints clothing. The company is UK based and just started to expand in the US. One store in LA on Roberston Blvd and a second store just opened in the Soho area of New York. For us Canadians we have the luxury to shop on line by going to www.allsaints.com.

The clothing is raw and edgy. Lots of unfinished edges and off beat silhouettes.

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“chooing” down the doors of H&M

H&M opened it’s doors Saturday to a line up around the corner downtown Vancouver. Why? Jimmy Choo created
as shoe/accessories and clothing line. Was it worth the madness of women plunging through shoe boxes. No! We felt the product was way overpriced. And a side note the majority of big spenders had the product posted on  craigslist the following day. If you really love Jimmy Choo spend the extra $100-200 and pick up an original.
If you’r sad you missed the hoopla! Your in luck. That is if your in New York City. They will be doing one more drop this November 19th in the three downtown H&M stores.

 




Steven Harper, Fashion, & Mike Lloyd

Hello… It’s Mike Lloyd at News1130 Radio.  I’m hoping to talk to you about some of the federal candidates ahead of our coming election… in particular Mr. Stephen Harper. It seems he’s lost weight, perhaps gone a little greyer and is maybe tailoring his image a little as we get ready to vote.
I’d just like to talk about revamping or tweaking images, what it can do for you, how it’s done (and maybe get some friendly suggestions for the PM and the other leaders).

– Mike Lloyd – On the Offbeat 1130 News Radio

The Elite Image response… It looks like he got hit with an oil slick of subsidies wearing all those black and blue suits. What he needs is some green in his wardrobe, a skinny tie, and some fashionable boots. Then maybe he will bring some fresh ideas and a new look to a progressive wardrobe… after all new styles and new cloths change, just like industry. It’s important to be a leader in style, sometimes when you’re stuck in a rut it can be hard.  When you look at your closet only to put on the same suit (or sweater vest) day in and day out, brush your hair the same way, it can be very hard to try something new.  There’s nothing wrong with being fiscally conservative, but if you want to be a leader with style you have to mix in new ideas every season. If there’s one thing to learn from great fashion designers, it’s that they always think ahead, encourage new concepts, and develop new ideas with style.  For the fall Season Steven needs to come out of the closet with a fresh new look, something that will make other leaders green with envy. Then with that one little step, he could work towards a new style for each season and make Canada a leader in new technology for the green economy. After all, you can still be fiscally conservative when you need to clean out your old cabinet and bring in new ideas… you just have to know the right ladies to look too.


Women’s top 10 fashion for fall/winter 2008


Women’s fall/winter 2008 is very understated with emphasis on neutrals. The key to make this collection ‘pop’ is adding the must have accessories of the season.

EI’s top ten must haves.

#1 – Belts

#2 – Almond toe boots

#3 – Tuxedo blazer

#4 – Scarves

#5 – Double breasted coat

#6 – Trouser jean

#7 – Clutch

#8 – Chunky jewels

#9 – Opaque nylons

#10 – Defined collars

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