Monday, February 20, 2017

Winter Style Guide: A Pop of Pastel

T.S. Eliot may have claimed that April is the cruelest month, but every year come February, I can't help but think he was mistaken. The ground is frozen, the streets are salt and slush-filled (guaranteeing any shoe choice will be ruined within ten minutes of walking) and the lack of daylight is downright depressing. It's not unusual for me to call it quits, style-wise, at this point in the winter, and reach for my black Uggs and parka on a daily basis.
This year, I'm challenging myself in different ways to try to make winter dressing fun. Whether it be daring to bare my ankles in cropped jeans or, in this case, injecting a pop of pastel into my look with a statement oversized coat (perfect for layering body suits and chunky sweaters underneath), I'll be posting a series of looks that are at once chic and practical over the next few weeks, to help inspire and challenge us all (myself included!) to get through the months ahead in style.

Photography: Louisa Nicolaou, Hair: Niki Flynn, Makeup: Melanie Quigg

Coat: Topshop, Sweater: Club Monaco, Jeans: Topshop, Boots: Rag & Bone, Purse: Givenchy, Choker: Birks, Sunglasses: Dior "So Real"

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wedding Wednesday Pt. 1

Happy Wedding Wednesday! I'm so excited to share Part One of my wedding. Jonathan and I were married this past September, with our wedding spanning over two days. The first consisted of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, followed by a large-scale reception. The next day, we were officially married at Grace Church-on-the-Hill in Toronto, surrounded by our nearest and dearest, with our reception taking place that evening at one of our favourite restaurants, The Chase.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day Beauty Favourites

I love pink. I know that makes me a total girl, but ever since I watched the "Think Pink" sequence from Funny Face as a child, I've been obsessed with the hue. It's what I wanted to paint my room, it's all I wanted to wear... in fact, my first ever designer purchase was a Marc Jacobs trench coat in, you guessed it, the palest shade of powder pink.