This weekend we began the fall season with a bang. A couple of closet clean outs and one major men’s shop at Holt’s. Gavin the go to guy at Holt’s and elite image put together some amazing pieces for fall. From a Tom Ford check shirt layered under a charcoal slim cut Burberry suit to a warm Mackage wool coat. See attached pics!
I was on my way to Turks&Caico’s with a quick stop over in NYC to meet a friend.The trip was cancelled because of hurricane Irene, so with the airport closed I was stranded in NYC.We took advantage of the downtime by shopping, cooking, and going to the movies:) We managed to find our way out to Short Hills Mall before the city shut down and the tolls closed ,great mall with some great shops. We both purchased some electric blue Current Elliot jeans and made a mandatory stop at Tory Burch before venturing back home….side note: coloured denim is a must for fall.
I also had the pleasure of meeting my friends sister who happened to be a designer. Melissa Luning is a graduate from Parson’s in NY. I thought that it was important to blog about her after seeing what she and her team at Crystal Jin bring to the swimsuit world. See attached photo’s and click the link below. These lines should be coming to Canada soon!
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
http://www.dogeared.com (shop the sideways cross necklace)
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.
Elite Image recommends the Maxi dress. Stylish and comfortable for warm days.
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.
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.