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11 Mar

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Wondering where I’ve been?
I have been busy updating the all new A Style Soiree!

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With Love,


Jayu + Psalms Last Call Christmas Event

4 Dec

Shop for Jayu + Psalms Christmas Event


It is no surprise that I’m a big fan of Shop for Jayu and Psalms 91:1 Accessories! For years, I had worn their pieces and still cannot get enough!
On December 12th, 2013, they will be holding a Jayu + Psalms Last Call Christmas Event from 4pm to 9pm at Flirty Girl Fitness (580 King Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto). The event, hosted by Shop Socials, is the perfect occasion to get together with your best girl friends before getting too busy with the holiday season.

Indulge in up to 70% off new and end of season pieces from the gorgeous Psalms 91:1 collection. Shop Socials CEO, Tamika Auwai, will be in attendance to help you pick beautiful gifts for all the fashionable people on your Christmas list. Of course, no event is complete without sweet treats and delicious beverages.

Also, don’t forget to Like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram, to receive 10% off regular price items. Receive 15% if you are connected with them through more than one!

Get all the info on their event page and make sure to RSVP to receive a pair of must-have Shop For Jayu stud earrings for sparkle extra bright this holiday season!

With Love,

Shop for Jayu + Psalms Christmas Event

Meet Sam Edelman at Hudson’s Bay Company!

30 Sep

Sam Edelman at Hudson's BayShoes?
Yes, please!

Sam Edelman Shoes?
Most definitely!

Meet designer Sam Edelman this Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Canada’s largest shoe department located in the Hudson’s Bay Company Queen Street store. The talented designer of Sam Edelman Shoes will be in attendance from 5pm to 7pm to autograph your shoe purchases from his latest collection. You can also enter to win a $750 shoe wardrobe! Get more details on this one-of-a-kind event here!

I took a look at his latest Fall 2013 collection and fell in love with the variety of styles this versatile line has to offer. From office attire to modern grunge, this collection has a style for you!

Below are my fave designs:

Darla by Sam Edelman

Darla by Sam Edelman

Bennett by Sam Edelman

Bennett by Sam Edelman

Trent by Sam Edelman

Trent by Sam Edelman

Darwin by Sam Edelman

Darwin by Sam Edelman

Loren by Sam Edelman

Loren by Sam Edelman

See the full Fall 2013 collection here!

Which designs are your favourites?

If you attend the event, let me know how it went in the comments below!

With love,




Banana Republic Issa London Collection

8 Aug

Banana Republic Issa London Collection

Today, the talented London designer, Issa, launched her latest collection in collaboration with Banana Republic. This limited edition collection was highly anticipated by many since we can now have a taste of what made her so famous in England and the rest of the world. Issa, designed the famous blue dress that Kate Middleton wore in the official photos that announced her engagement to Prince William. A taste of English fashion has been brought to Banana Republic with designs that are perfect for the office or for a fun night out for drinks with the girls!

I love the touch of sassyness that this video showcasing the collection has! It sets the mood for a fun collection and a flirty edge, that gets even the most serious of men, like a Buckingham Palace guard, to bust a move! Below are some of my favourite designs from their lookbook:

Banana Republic Issa Collage

I am really looking forward to visiting a Banana Republic location to try on some of the styles. You can view them all online on the Banana Republic Issa Collection Fall 2013 Lookbook. Which styles are you favourites? It really is difficult to pick just one! As Banana Republic puts it, they have collaborated on this collection “that’s fit for a queen, but made for you”!

With Love,

Shop for Jayu’s Green Carpet Fresh Collection Launch

7 Aug

SFJ Green Carpet Fresh Collection Launch

As many of my friends know, I have a soft spot for Shop for Jayu’s designs so I could NOT miss this event! I was very excited to browse and shop their latest Fresh Collection on the day of their launch.

The lovely Sally Han, founder and designer for Shop for Jayu, gave us a warm welcome on July 27, 2013 as we walked in to The Gladstone Hotel; which was decorated with a green carpet at the entrance to set the mood. The vibrant venue and layout truly brought the new collection to life! The new designs are a new look for Shop for Jayu, containing pieces which include vibrant colours, that can be worn on an everyday basis or can be dressed up for a night out look.

As I browsed through the new collection, I felt like a child in a candy store. I could not get enough and it was way to difficult to pick which designs I was going to take home with me.  I usually opt for the pieces with a bit of an edge to them since that is my personal style; girly with SFJ Fresh Launch Collage 3an edge. One of the pieces that caught my eye was a single spike pendant with a rhinestone at the head of the spike. It was hard to pick between gold, silver or copper; but I finally opted for the gold. The exact name of this design is Aislin Gold. Next I browsed around the rings, which were absolutely adorable! I decided to take home the Spike Opening Ring in Gold, the Sailor Ring in Silver, and the Snake Wrap Around Ring. Don’t for a second think I forgot about their fab bracelets…cause I didn’t! I got the Arrow Bracelet in Silver. These are just some of the designs available that day so I, of course, snapped a few more so you can get a better idea of what the new collection features.
SFJ Fresh Launch Collage 1 SFJ Fresh Launch Collage 2

Of course, no Shop For Jayu pop-up shop is completely if treats aren’t present! they had an adorable old style pop corn machine set up so that you can enjoy a snack while you experience the new Fresh Collection. Another wonderful perk about this event is that we got to experience Bio Seaweed Gel for the first time! The girls were lovely and so was the polish! I promise to tell you more about it in an upcoming post. It is definitely worth a try!

I hope to see you at the next Shop for Jayu pop-up shop! Keep in mind that if you shop at these events you can save 15% off purchases with their social media discount – all you have to do is like them on Facebook or Instagram, or follow them on Twitter!

With Love,

Passes on Sale for S/S 2012 LG Fashion Week

1 Oct

Baby Harper Beckham Debuts at NY Fashion Week

9 Sep

Baby Harper Beckham made her very first debut at New York Fashion Week and she is only 2 months old. Little princess Beckham has been seen all over New York City and it comes to no surprise since we are very aware of who her parents are. Victoria is showing her 7th collection this September 11th at the New York Public Library; which is a true landmark to the city and has been featured in movies like Sex and the City and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Victoria has been seen minus her trademark sky high heels since she has been advised by her doctor to stick to flats having suffered a shifted disk in her spine during Harper’s birth. Talk about baby ouch! Below are more pictures of Victoria, the boys and baby Harper during their week in the city.

As shown in the image above, it is obvious that the Beckham boys are very welcoming to and excited about their new little sister. Now what I am most excited about is the cute and very fashionable little outfits Harper will have on as she grows. Watch out Suri Cruise!

I wish Victoria Beckham the best of luck with her new collection which I have no doubt will be an incredibly successful one since her pieces are just brilliant!

With Love,

Photo Credit: Hello Magazine, 2011

Ukamaku Closet Sale!

17 Jul

YYZ Living Magazine Summer Issue Launch Party!

28 Jun

On June 16th I had THE most amazing time at the YYZ Living Magazine Summer Issue Launch Party at Ultra Nightclub. We arrived for the 8pm media reception and mingled with some of the most fun in the industry as we sipped on Moet Champagne and enjoyed some delicious oh d’oeuvres. It was hardly passed 8pm and the event was on full swing with everyone catching up in their best spring/summer outfits on the roof top patio at Ultra. Here are some photos taken by Owen McLeod for YYZ Living (you can find the rest on their FB page):

YYZ Living Summer Issue

Septembre A. (J’Adore Fashion Blog)

MTV VJ Aliya-Jasmine Sovani

At the launch party there were bloggers, investors, designers, entertainers; the list really went on and on. YYZ Living Magazine brought out the top within Toronto’s industries together, which is truly a reflection of what the magazine is really about; joining the chic and luxurious of the city under one cover, and in the case of this event under one roof.

Spiro Mandylor (It’s All Style To Me) & Zaigham Zulqernain (The House of Bamboo)

Adrian Wu (Designer)

Ainsley Kerr

Andy Jones (Designer)

Pat McDonagh (Designer)

From the images above, it is evident that there were a lot of  familiar faces in attendance and the event was a true success! The 10pm reception, which allowed for the general public to attend and celebrate the launch of the new summer issue with the YYZ Group by RSVP-ing prior to the event date, caused the Ultra patio to reach capacity shortly after the 10pm start time. It was brilliant to have the magazine give the public an opportunity to take part in such a huge and successful event, it really displayed the way that the magazine really wants to bring Toronto together through its publication.
If you attended the launch, I hope you had a brilliant time!

With Love,

TNT Yorkville’s 20th Anniversary w/ Special Guest Nicole Richie

14 May

On May 12th, 2011 we attended the 20th anniversary celebration of TNT in Yorkville where special guest, Nicole Richie, was in attendance mingling with the guests. As we entered we noticed the bar with specialty drinks named after the event, as well as a table of on-the-spot made sushi which was filled with attendees waiting on the yummy delights. As we entered the store we were captured by the colourful blocks of clothing they had set up in different sections of the store. Below is a glimpse of some of the outfits they had set up around the store:

The Hazelton Lane location of TNT brought out exclusive guests to, not only celebrate their anniversary, but to meet and mingle with Nicole Richie herself. As we walked in we asked “I wonder where Nicole Richie is?” Then we saw a small group of people all gather in one spot…There she was! She was walking through the store mingling and interacting with the guests and we immediately noticed how precious she was, beyond beautiful! Of course, it was eventually our turn to mingle with her and she agreed to even take a picture.

Nicole Richie and I

At the event there was also a preview of NARCES that will be available in September at TNT. The line is mainly designed by Nikki Wirthensohn, a finalist of TFI’s New Labels Design Competition. Nikki was present speaking to people about her collection as well as taking pictures with some models wearing some of the top pieces, which definitely caught our attention. The following are some pictures I took to give you an idea of the latest NARCES collection:

Nikki Wirthensohn(right) and model

In attendance was Bonnie Yam, the winner of Fashionista’s Den 2011 by Passion for Fashion (Youth Employment Services & TFI). She was of course mingling wearing some of her most gorgeous pieces, a necklace and ring by her very unique Roxx Jewellery collection.

Now I must highlight this outfit that was by far my favourite out of all the pieces I saw in the store. With the summer coming up, and so many “all white” parties and event invitations and even yacht parties this seemed to be a very fitting outfit. I must also mention gorgeous! the blend of whites looked great, the off white handbag stood out in a very complimentary manner and of course the jewellery added a lavish touch we all love. Yet as a supporter of local and upcoming talent, I would replace it with a piece by Roxx Jewellery!

The store had a spacious layout with an easy-to-find format, since most of the items were organized by colour followed by style. You should definitely check it out and go for a visit to get a feel of different brands and designers that are carried within the wonderland that is Yorkville.

With Love,