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11 Mar

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Bonjour!

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

I’ve moved my blog to http://www.astylesoiree.com
Please visit me there from now on and stay updated all the chic fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture happenings and events!

With Love,
Christie

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013

12 Dec

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

For as long as I can remember I have looked forward to Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show year after year. My very favourite year was in 2010 when Akon performed “Angel”. Yet my favourite team of angels was in 2005; which included Adriana Lima, Alessanda Ambrosio, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks. This team was FIERCE! That year was particularly special since it was Tyra Bank’s last time on the runway as a Victoria’s Secret angel.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Last night’s show aired on CBS (US) and Global TV (Canada) and featured performances by Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Neon Jungle and A Great Big World.  The show was originally held in New York City on November 13, 2013.

I fall in love with the show every year! The way the angels strut to the live performances adds so much glamour to the show; on top of how magical and whimsical it already is!

Below are my favourite looks from this year’s fashion show:

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

I LOVED Taylor Swift’s outfit below:

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

I could not help but think of Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress as I watched this performance though. Taylor Swift did a fabulous job at the show and added a touch of girly glam which completed the production quite well.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Supermodel Candice Swanepoe was chosen to wear the highly anticipated Fantasy Bra. This year, the bra was worth $10 million, designed by world-renowned jeweler Mouawad, featured 4,200 rubies, blue and yellow sapphires and diamonds, 18 karat gold and the cherry on top was a 52-karat pear-shaped ruby which  dropped down the middle.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

The grand finale is my favourite part of every show! I love seeing the models celebrate their own hard work leading up to the show and the successful production of the show itself. But more than anything, I love seeing their own personalities shine and it is a refreshing change to regular runway shows.

Oh, how could I forget..did you miss the show?
You can watch the full show online on Global TV.
For more info, pictures and a backstage insight, you can visit the official Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show website.

Comment below and tell me what your favourite parts of the show were!

With Love,
Christie

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,
Christie

Shop for Jayu + Psalms Christmas Event

Jack & Jones Media Preview at Yorkdale Shopping Centre

20 Oct

2013-10-17 20.40.38The newest Jack & Jones location, which opened at Yorkdale Shopping Centre on Friday, October 18th, 2013, was welcomed with a massive line of shoppers that could not wait for the doors to open.  The $1 denim promotion for the first 50 customers in line was most definitely a huge incentive for a shopping trip to the new store!

On Thursday, October 18th, 2013, the media was invited for a sneak peek at the newest location which featured a presentation of the latest trends and newest collection; as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and mingling.

I have been a fan of Jack & Jones from when I was first introduced to the brand when I styled a few looks for a project I was working on for Bramalea City Centre in Brampton, Ontario last year. I love how versatile they are with their pieces. Men don’t have to have a set style to shop there; from their Premium by Jack & Jones collection to their Originals by Jack & Jones collection, it’s all under one roof.

Jack and Jones Collage 1

The Yorkdale Shopping Centre location is my favourite for their rustic touches and the way their store has been laid out. I spoke to the Manager of Visual Merchandising who seems very caring of the look of the store as it was evident he took a lot of pride in his work and was even open to suggestions.

Jack and Jones Collage 5

Below is a glimpse of what the new store has to offer:

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The Originals by Jack & Jones collection is described as hip and trend-driven. It’s for the guy on-the-go who is laid back, yet has a unique style. The pieces remind me London street fashion; and I personally love it! Whether you are attending class or going for a walk down Queen St. West, the Originals by Jack & Jones collection is for you!

The denim section, I believe, is the highlight of the store. There are various styles, cuts and washes to suit any look that you are going for. I would definitely recommend taking some time to get fitted for the best style for your comfort and preference. The sales associates definitely seemed to be on their toes when it came to fit!

Jack and Jones Collage 2

The footwear section was another highlight of the store. I LOVE a good boot! Especially when it is paired with a great fitting pair of jeans! The wide variety of styles, from runners to dress shoes, complimented the pieces throughout the store very well. In other words, it would be difficult for me to leave without a pair of shoes to match any other purchases. But that’s not a bad thing, is it?

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The Premium by Jack & Jones collection made an immediate fan out of me. Must have been the prints of the dress shirts, to the fabrics, and stand out pockets on the jackets from the multiple tones used. The variety of bow ties were a plus! I really enjoy the European influences that were evident throughout the collection. The icing on the cake is the Christopher Walken appearance on their campaign video, “Made From Cool”. Craftsmanship and dedication are definitely a clear feature of this collection.

Jack and Jones Collage 4
With the cold weather coming up, Jack & Jones had various options for winter wear. The soft interior lining of the winter coats is definitely going to keep you warm this winter. For fall, their vests and lighter jackets were very fitting of this season’s trends. Grey, navy and black were the dominant colours. The  yellow and maroon hats and scarves highlight the darker winter wear colours.

Overall, the media preview seemed to be a success. Kudos for the delicious chocolate covered strawberries and great service! I definitely recommend you visit the store for yourself as there is so much more to see beyond the images. So much more to shop for too!

With Love,
Christie

LouLou Shop ‘Til You Drop 2013 at Yorkdale Shopping Centre!

3 Oct

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This evening, Yorkdale Shopping Centre will be THE place to shop in Toronto!

LouLou Magazine is taking over for their 5th annual Shop ‘Til You Drop event. From 5-9pm, Yorkdale’s 250 stores and services will be taken over by and fashionable and trendy crowd with one mission in mind – to shop!

Various retailers will be offering one of a kind specials and promotions for this unique night. The first 200 shoppers to spend $200 will receive a LouLou gift bag valued at over $250! LouLou will have plenty of treats available for all of us to get our shop on! Milestones will also be holding a Shop ‘Til You Drop after-party beginning at 8:30pm. Make sure to pick up your official LouLou Passport upon arrival for a chance to win a $1000 Yorkdale shopping spree with a LouLou editor! Get more info about the event here.

All you need to do is RSVP!

Below are a few retailers that will be taking part in the shopping festivities:

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The Ultimate LouLou Closet will also be at the event! Please donate your gently used business attire which will go to disadvantaged women. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to shop ’til we drop, so let’s give back and help someone in need!

Happy Shopping!

With Love,
Christie

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,
Christie

 

 

 

Live Streaming of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

5 Sep

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Love fashion as much as I do? But can’t be in New York and front row at Mercedes-Benz Spring 2014 Fashion Week?

Don’t miss a second of the action!

Watch a live stream of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here!

Enjoy!

With Love,
Christie

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,
Christie

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.
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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,
Christie

Passes on Sale for S/S 2012 LG Fashion Week

1 Oct