artworks by LK

Today I received a message on my IFB account from Lena Ker. For those of you (like myself earlier) who have not heard of her you will be pleasantly surprised to come across her blog of fashion illustrations. I am yet to find out where she is from but have been so taken from her illustrations that they've inspired be to design my business cards around her images (if she's willing of course!)

To visit Lena's blog "Artwork by LK" click HERE and be sure to follow her!

Enjoy!



Images taken from "artworks by LK"

Watch it shimmy



1. James Perse Cotton and linen-blend sweater $125
2. Junya Watanabe Mohair-blend cape $1,900
3. Chloé Darla brushed-leather shoulder bag $1,995
4. Rag & bone Skinny leather pants $990
5. Maison Martin Margiela Mud splash-effect textured-leather ankle boots $1,175
6. Maison Martin Margiela Pointed brass ring 410

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Designer basics under $100 - and how to wear them!

At the moment I'm stocking up on my basics because they're the first pieces in my wardrobe to get the most wear and unfortunately, feel the most tear. In my opinion it is perfectly suitable for all wardrobes to carry 4-5 basic colors: white, nude, grey, navy and black. The 4 styles to own: camisoles, tanks, short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts.

Basics range in price depending where you shop for them, from $5 - $250+. You most likely think to yourself "well they're worn underneath my clothing so it doesn't really matter if the quality is the best!" or "I can wear any tank under another tank!"... WRONG!!! Quality and style do matter.

Let's say you're wearing a beautiful sheer silk tank. Wearing a cotton racer back may allow the tank to cling to the cotton taking away from the flow of the top with the racer back showing when you turn around, and it will take away from the delicate look.

Wearing another silk tank underneath with regular (sometimes adjustable straps) keeps the flow of the top silk tank and keeps the luxurious look.

Here is a list of designer basics all under $100, enjoy!


Splendid Cotton camisole top $45
Vanessa Bruno Fine-knit cotton camisole $70
J.Crew Cotton-blend racer-back tank $30
Splendid Ribbed cotton tank $44
J.Crew Cotton-blend racer-back tank $30

Camis and Tanks are worn best underneath sweaters or sheer tops, mainly as layering pieces.


T by Alexander Wang Classic long-sleeved jersey T-shirt $81
James Perse Loose-fit long-sleeve T-shirt $55
T by Alexander Wang Classic long-sleeved jersey T-shirt $81
T by Alexander Wang Classic long-sleeved jersey T-shirt $81

Loose fitting t-shirts give a cool casual look when worn with skinny jeans and flats and your fiercest pair of Ray-Bans.


T by Alexander Wang Classic jersey T-shirt $76
James Perse Loose-fit short-sleeve T-shirt $50
James Perse Loose-fit short-sleeve T-shirt $50

The long sleeve t-shirt is one of my favorites for tucking into pants and topped with a leather jacket, accessorized with a black skinny belt and you're good to go!

Accessories from Me-hico!

If it wasn't for Eric's mom and dad I wouldn't have these lovely beaded bracelets! They picked them up for me from a bead artisan on a week long trip to Mexico. The photos don't do justice to how sparkley they can really get especially when the light hits them in the right way. I'm excited to jazz them up with some more gold bangles or even some DIY pieces!











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New finds for the home!


1. Glass sugar bowl found at Welks on Main Street.
2. Small wooden teaspoon added for a soft and natural feel.


1. New side table compliments of mom and dad :) (and Ikea)
2. Glass tea light holders encase this season's scented candle - President's Choice "Pumpkin Spice".
3. Geometric star found at Front & Company on Main Street


1. Tin cans found at Welks on Main Street are great for holding cotton swabs and cotton pads for makeup application.

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Taking Lives



1. Kain Kioko stretch-modal sweater $125
2. Philippe Audibert Uma silver-plated cuff $640
3. Proenza Schouler PS1 Extra Large suede satchel $2,350
4. Isabel Marant Poe suede-trimmed stretch-leather skinny pants $2,680
5. Alaïa Lace-up calf hair platform boots $2,220

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Fall must have accessories!



1. Chloé Tucson leather and metal boots $1,095
2. Stella McCartney Faux leather knee boots $825
3. Bally Colette suede pumps $425
4. Chloé Python and patent-leather pumps $650
5. Reed Krakoff Metal-heel calf hair mules $895
6. Jimmy Choo Youth leather biker boots $895
7. Chloé Textured-leather knee boots $995



1. Acne Courtney convertible wool gloves $170
2. Diane von Furstenberg Alina leather gloves $185
3. Reed Krakoff Convertible leather moto gloves $495
4. Reed Krakoff Convertible leather moto gloves $495
5. Lauren Urstadt leather fingerless gloves $150



1. Missoni Wool snood $170
2. Etro Chunky-knit snood $430
3. Duffy Wool and cashmere-blend snood $175
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Uma ribbed wool snood $180



1. Proenza Schouler PS11 canvas and leather tote $1,350
2. Meredith Wendell Leather-trimmed denim-effect tote $550
3. Tory Burch Viva wool-felt and leather tote $350
4. Anya Hindmarch Nevis Raw leather tote $895
5. Alexander Wang Emile leather-trimmed felt trunk tote $845
6. Chloé Lina suede and leather tote $1,995
7. Alexander Wang Trudy zip-detailed leather tote $875
8. Reed Krakoff Editor calf hair and leather tote $1,490

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Closet Makeover: Best friend edition

How many of you clean out your closets on a regular basis? Do you have items from the 80's and 90's and clothes you bought 2 years ago with the tags still attached?! I for one, clean it every month to every second month. I can tell you exactly what I have, in order of color and style and there is nothing with the tags still attached!

My bestie Lyndsey asked me to clean out her closet for her and what I thought I was in for wasn't even close. Lyndsey is an avid shopper, you would think she does it for a living and she is the best eBay expert I know. By far, she own(ed) the most clothing I have ever seen in one closet. We found the best gems in her closet too - an Eco Red tube top, a furry pink Kangol hat and a Spice Girls lollipop tin can! It was a long 4 hour process but we did it...

To start, we set up 3 bags to keep organized: 1)Donate / Throw away 2)Sell 3)Alter / Dryclean

BEFORE








AFTER

Everything was organized perfectly for her to put together a fall outfit! All items were easily accessible and there was still tons of space for her to add as many more items as she likes (shopping trip!) also, if you decide to re-do your friend's closet...be prepared for some screaming matches over "their favorite top!".


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Detox



1. Calvin Klein Collection Wrap-back cashmere sweater $1,495
2. Runway to Green YSL metallic cotton-blend sleeveless jacket $1,200
3. Alex Monroe 22-karat gold-plated chrysanthemum earrings $290
4. Stella McCartney Chunky-knit alpaca-blend beanie $300
5. Notify Oxlays low-rise skinny suede pants $805
6. Maison Martin Margiela Set of four 22-karat gold-plated knuckleduster rings $480
7. Jimmy Choo Youth leather biker boots $895
8. The Row Leather backpack $3,900

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It's a cold one



1. Faith Connexion Studded plaid cotton-blend shirt $420
2. Derek Lam Shearling-trimmed cotton-blend coat $2,690
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Uma ribbed wool snood $180
4. Current/Elliott The Pull Up suede leggings $795
5. Chan Luu Gold-plated leather wrap bracelet $195
6. Chloé Leather platform ankle boots $995
7. Mulberry Small Tillie corduroy shoulder bag $900

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New Accessories!


Club Monaco multi stone bracelet





DIY suede braid & chain bracelet

Snipits of my life: Part 6 - My Shoes

I have 45 pairs of shoes. This after a very large cleanse of my shoe closet where I realized I should not be keeping every pair of shoes I've ever purchased...it was getting a little too "Hoarders Special". Now I have my favorites and the shoes that I wear the most often, let's get to it!

My Heels | I'm that girl in the grocery store that's wearing 5 inch pumps with leather pants and a sequin shirt, you know you've seen them. I wear my heels with almost every outfit becaues they definetly elevate the look and feel more feminen. I can only last in heels for up to 12 hours or so.




My Booties | I just recently started collecting booties this year and I'm hooked, I just need some neutral colors and I'll be good for every outfit.



My Boots | These are shoes that I do NOT wear often. My reasoning, I know.. is very lame but I can't help how I feel! I'm an obsessive viewer of all of the "Real Housewives" shows and they ALL WEAR BOOTS and they all LOOK LIKE SLOOTS! So I have to be in an extra saucy mood to wear them ;).




My Flats | I tend to wear flats mainly when I'm doing my merchandising at work or after a week straight of heels, sometimes my feet need a break!



To read "Snipits of my life: Part 1 - Skin Care" click HERE
To read "Snipits of my life: Part 2 - "My Bag" click HERE
To read "Snipits of my life: Part 3 - "My Accessories" click HERE
To read "Snipits of my life: Part 4 - "My Beauty" click HERE
To read "Snipits of my life: Part 5 - "My Library" click HERE

She's the robotic girl



1. Vince Open-knit cotton-blend sweater $225
2. Alexander Wang Zoro angular-frame acetate sunglasses $325
3. Anya Hindmarch Rossum woven leather clutch $550
4. Aurélie Bidermann Silver-plated ears of wheat ring $190
5. Maje Jalouse leather mini skirt $395
6. Marni Embellished suede platform sandals $1,160

Flashback



1. Paul & Joe Nestor flared stretch-cotton pants $365
2. M.A.C. Lipstick "Red Russian" $17
3. Donna Karan Longhair shearling vest $3,900
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Empire fine-knit sweater $200
5. Alex Monroe 22-karat gold-plated Chrysanthemum stud earrings $240
6. Chloé Marcie Medium suede tote $1,850
7. Jimmy Choo Folly suede and snakeskin wedge sandals $795

Work of Art Season 2 Premier!!!



Last summer Eric and I had the pleasure of enjoying a tv filled summer of our new favorite show "Work of Art". Luckily! The new season that we have both been anticipating is finally premiering its second season on October 12th 2011 at 9pm!

For thoes of you that havn't heard of the show, heres a quick rundown:
Produced by Sarah Jessica Parker and the producers of Project Runway and Top Chef, 14 contestants from all medias of art come together in hopes of winning a solo exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000, provided by Prismacolor®. Hosting the show is China Chow who is accompanied by a pannel of judges - Bill Powers, owner of New York Gallery and a literary art contirbutor, Jerry Saltz, an art critic for New York Magazine and lastly Jeanne Greenberg who is the curartor and owner for Salon94 gallery in New York.

Much like Project Runway the contestant are provided with a mentor like Tim Gunn, however this role is filled by art auctioneer Simon de Pury.

Each week the contestants are pushed to the edge to create unique pieces based on their specialties ranging from painting, sculpture, photography, collage, and industrial design. Now ofcourse there's a twist to the challenges, sometimes these challenges could be based on an idea that allows the artist to go beyond their regular work and branch out to a medium they are not familliar with.

I CANT WAIT!!


To view the entire first season on YouTube click HERE
To read the bios on the new cast click HERE
To see the winner of Season 1 " Abdi Farah" click HERE

Waking up in Vegas



1. Temperley London Leonita embellished silk-georgette dress $1,325
2. Alexander Wang Fabiana metallic leather sandals $495
3. Bottega Veneta Intrecciato leather clutch $560
4. Deborah Lippmann "Waking up in Vegas" nail polish $10
5. Eddie Borgo Silver-plated wasp stud earrings $275

BREAKING NEWS:

I'm at work at the moment and recieved the news that Top Shop will be opening at the Bay Vancouver THIS SEPTEMEBER 12TH!!

Booking the day off, as we speak.

*YIPPEEEEE!!!*

new fall finds

Fall is officially 14 days away from today and you know what that means...

FUR, SPARKLE, CHUNKY KNITS, AND BIG SAAALLLESS!!! For anyone that works retail (me) you'll understand that it's a blessing and a curse. A blessing obviously because of the discount and your entire wardrobe becomes your favorite pieces. A curse because your broke. BUT YOU LOOK DAMN GOOD!

I put myself on a budget for the September collection we received at Club - I had to, everything screamed my name! Also, I knew that if I spent too much at my own store then I wouldn't be able to purchase anything else from another store. *womp womp womp*...

Luckily, the end of the summer season means great sales and every store has those "transition pieces" that they received a month ago that are great for fall - and on sale!

Just wait peeps, the collections out there this year are going to be stupendous so don't buy everything you see right now.



Club Monaco Karmen top, Club Monaco Krissi moto jacket, Joe Fresh Oxfords (ON SALE)

Bring it on, fall



1. Burberry Brit V-neck cashmere sweater $450
2. Bird by Juicy Couture Battenburg cotton-lace mini skirt $280
3. Vanessa Bruno Leather tote $895
4. Alexander McQueen Swarovski crystal and brass skull necklace $425
5. Dominic Jones Joined Arrow 23-karat gold-plated ring $175
6. Reed Krakoff Leather ballerina flats $375

Club Monaco opened in Europe!

Summer ends



1. Elizabeth and James Estelle cropped loose-fit blouse $225
2. Oliver Peoples Blondell round-frame titanium sunglasses $380
3. Marc Jacobs The Ace textured-leather messenger bag $1,150
4. J.Crew Rigid-denim cut-off shorts $80
5. Lanvin Leather ballerina flats $495

Snipits of my life: Part 5 - My Library

My Reading| I have never been a big reader of very in dept novels but I have always been interested in books that allowed me to further indulge in what I love. I have what I think is a small collection of industry books although to my friends it definetly is not, but my hopes is to one day own wall to wall shelves completely filled with fashion and design books.

*Prized Posession: Limited Edition "Louis Vuitton Art, Fashion & Architecture" in plexi casing.



My Decor| Besides having my books in one place I like to keep them with great finds from vintage shops and little trinkiets that are just as captivating as the books themselves.







The woman, originally painted black was found at Value Village in Vancouver and to me resembles a Valentino sketch.

A crystal doorknob which will be installed to my bedroom door in my first New York apartment is currently used as a book weight.

Photos of Eric and I are not overwhelmingly placed all over the apartment but just next to our trinkets and books.

Fresh



1. J.Crew Striped knitted cotton sweater $78
2. Versace Stretch-crepe cropped pants $795
3. Coach Classics Small leather shoulder bag $300
4. Christian Louboutin Jerry 160 lace-up leather sandals $595
5. Alex Monroe 22-karat gold-plated Chrysanthemum stud earrings $240
6. Alex Monroe Twisted String 22-karat gold-plated bangle $300