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!
Sorry fro the lack of updates… I have been travelling for the last month and have lacked fashion updates!!!
Over the last month I ventured thru London, Paris, and Rome. Shopping at Saville Row and King St in London, Gallerie Layfette and Spanish Step shops made me realize that we lack options in North America. Free standing Paul Smiths, Duchamps, YSL’s, etc.. that you may only find in New York or Las Vegas if your lucky.The Free standing stores carry everything from Runway to Full Shoe and handbag collections to choose from. This made for enjoyable viewing, but the best part was how locals created a mixed bag look with the high end options. H&M, Zara, and a million knock off stores that take Runway Fashion and knock it off for affordable prices, where packed at all times. Combining the low cost high fashion look with designer heels and handbags seemed to be the trend. Lets be realistic what normal person can afford to dress in High End Designer head to toe?? Maybe 10% of the population!!! Could have something to do with the huge Financial issues in the US and Europe!
One of my favorite activities was touring the exibit of Kate Middleton’s dress at Buckingham Palace. There was a movie about how Sarah Burton for Alexander Mcqueen created the wedding dress… and a full room showcasing the dress, shoes, earrings and tiara she wore for her special day. It took hours to get in and see but was well worth the wait.Check out a few Vacation pics below.
While I was in Europe Alicia was in Las Vegas for a girls only weekend. With the tempture averaging about 41 c it was hard to leave the pool, but in true Elite Image style she still managed to find some awesome finds. One of her favorite places to visit is designerfashionclearance.com
check out the pics below to see what she found for a grand Total of $287 american for both pairs.
We will have lots updates coming soon as we begin the busy fall shop season!!
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.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.
Lindz – Nation Ltd t, William Rast Jeans, Enzo heels, Kenneth Cole purse
Alicia – H&M top and cardigan, paige denim, tory burch flats. Lindz – Mexx cardigan, A/X tank, Citizen Denim, Dolce Vita sandals.
Elite Image recommends the Maxi dress. Stylish and comfortable for warm days.
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.
This site is amazing for showcasing inspiring outfit combo’s!
As well as the newest trends happening!
Showcased Instyle September ’09.