Monday, November 30, 2009

My Style: Frantic Friday!

This Friday I was crazy busy all day and the only thing keeping me going was knowing that at the end of the day I was having drinks with my girl Catherine. We haven't been able to find time to hang in over 2 months so we had a lot of catching up to do.

Outfit #1: Daytime
Where: Running around town, and off to work.

Why: I need something that I could wear to a fit modelling job in the morning that would translate straight into a serving outfit for work, but didn't look like a uniform.

What: Jean Jacket: Bootlegger $40
Sweater: Gift from my friend, Taryn
Dress: H&M $16
Tight: The Bay $10
Boots: B2 $170
Toque: Mintage on Commercial Dr. $20
Scarf: Le Chateau $15

Outfit #2: Nightime
Where: Drinks at Hell's Kitchen on West 4th

Why: Hell's Kitchen is not really fancy place so I went for the casual Friday night look but still good for if we had decided to head downtown for some dancing. Plus these boots I have had for 5 years and they never let me down!

What: Sweater: Zara $20
Tank: H&M $15
Jeans: Lushuz on West 4th $70
Boots: Aldo Outlet $50
Earring: Coombs Country Market $5
Cuff: Value Village $2
Watch: Yard sale $1

Now I am off to do about 8 hours of homework. Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

To my classmates.....

Hi guys!

Just wanted to welcome you to my blog. I really hope you like it. I have been working on it for roughly two years now and it is one of the things I look forward to working on everyday. It started as a way to express my fashion creativity and a way to challenge myself to dress fabulous every day. It has since taken on a life of its own, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Now get back to studying and those massive projects!

See you in class!

Store of the Week: Queensbury Flower Company

Store of the Week: Queensbury Flower Company

Last week's opening of Queensbury Flower Company, Your Urban Flower Kiosk in the Granville Skytrain station was a success. It is the most beautiful kiosk I have ever seen, including in Europe. I just love it. It is a red and black and beautiful. True, red is my favourite colour but that is not why I have chosen them as store of the week. I picked them because the flowers are perfect but not expensive! Most importantly they last! I have had my flowers for a week and they look like I just picked them up.

Store owner Kanako knows her stuff and that always makes for a store I want to visit over and over again. She is friendly and loves flowers. I have an engagement party to attend next Sunday and I know that I'll be getting some flowers from Queensbury before I head to the party.
Also if you don't see the combo of flowers you are looking for ask the people working as I am sure they can make a few small changes for you or you can make one with the loose roses they sell. Prices are different depending on what you get but I got a small bouquet for ten dollars, and it was so beautiful. I have enjoyed looking at it all week.

So head down to Queensbury Flower Company at Granville Station and check out the amazing flowers for yourself. Over the next years expect to see more of these wonderful kiosk around town, I have a feeling business will be blooming for this young entrepreneur.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vancouver Is Awesome Photography Event

Vancouver is Awesome is hosting a photography event at the Fortune Sound Club in Chinatown on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd from 9pm to 1am and they have include a photo of mine! I am very excited and honoured to be included in this event. I hope all of you will come down and check it out. The event is also a fundraiser for the amazing website that is Vancouver is Awesome so please come and support!

See you there,

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Winter Hair

After having more than a few of my friends ask me about keeping their hair healthy I decided a post was needed.

I do a lot with my hair and I know that not everyone else does. I have naturally wavy hair that will usually do what I want it to, so I personally use a shampoo and conditioner specifically for the type of hair style I am going for that day. If I'm going curly I use a wave enhancing one, straight I use a volume enhancing one. Having recently been switching around jobs my budget has been extra tight and this has made me fall in love with the Sunsilk line of hair products. So much so that when I am back on the money train I will not be switching back to a more expensive line. Their products do what they say they will and my hair looks great!

After that shower its the same thought process. I use styling products specifically for the look I wan to achieve. And also something that protects against the heat of my blow dyer/curling iron/straighter abuse that I inflict on my hair.

That being said I do not wash my hair everyday. More so in the winter, there is actually a difference in the way one should care for their hair in the winter than in the summer. With all the wind and cold outside and the dry heat of inside, your hair drys out more, which will lead to frizzy, static and split ends. Washing it everyday has the same effect. It can dry out your hair too much, as you are never letting the natural oils condition it.

Now if you do nothing else to keep you hair in shape, you should deep condition it once a week and the one that has never let me down is the Aussie 3 minute miracle. It makes my hair soft as a baby's. I suggest not doing it on a day where you are planning on making your hair do something, because I always find it is too soft for a style. Just let it be soft and healthy on say a Sunday.

Any other beauty questions?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Store of the Week: My Best Friend's Closet

One of the women in one of my classes open her own business a few weeks ago. It is a consignment store with new items as well. A great combo platter for those of us who like to mix the thrifted with the new. The weekend is the start of their first sale. I highly suggest you all check it out.

The store is at 16th and Cambie. The sale it 25% off then increasing to 50% off and then 75%. Some of the brands that are going to be included in these awesome bargain are Michael Kors, DKNY, TNA, and Lululemon. Check it out and then let me know about the cool pieces for score!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pink Boyfriend Blazer

This picture is actually from awhile ago but I have never posted it before. I went to a sample sale with my friend, Jen and I scored a couple really cool pieces. This pink boyfriend blazer was one of them.

Jacket: Sample sale $15
Top: S.O.S thrift shop $5
Jeans: Zara $50
Shoes: Aldo $60

You got to love a good sample sale, but one piece of advice. Don't buy it just because it is super on sale. If you are not going to wear it at full price, you still won't wear it at a cheap price! Learned that one from Tim Gun:)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Queensberry Flower Company

Do you love flowers? I know I do. I love a couple kinds more than other but in general I love flowers. The real ones, that is. Any of my friends will tell you in a heartbeat that I basically refuse to wear them on my body, as patterns, but real flowers warm my heart everytime.

Now the exciting part is that friend who is very dear to my heart it opening her own flower shop tomorrow. I am so happy for her, you think I like flowers, she LOVES them. She is also very talented with flowers! She makes beautiful arrangements and has ideas I would never think of when it comes to plants and floral.

Her shop, Queensberry Flower Company, opens up Thursday November 19, in the Granville Skytrain Station at the top of the escalators closest to The Bay. Please come and check it out. It is the big red stall, and I hear there will be sexy men handing out roses for the ladies. Also Gentlemen if you are looking for the perfect bouquet for your lovely lady, this is the place to get one she has never seen before. So I hope to see you all there tomorrow. Tell her Girl in the City sent you. I know I'll be there to see this dream come to life. I hope you will too.

See you there,

Friday, November 13, 2009




Friday, November 6, 2009

Fuzzy Vest

First off this is not a great photo and I know that but I really wanted to show off this vest so please ignore my face. The faux fur vest is really in for fall this year and I really want one but just haven't found that perfect one. I do have this one that I received for Christmas last year and it is great. How do you feel about faux fur vests?

Vest: Friend's parent for Christmas
Shirt: Stolen from a boy
Jeans: Zara $50
Boots: B2 $160

Next time I wear it I promise to get a much better picture:)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Yes, that is the red Starbucks Christmas cup! I went yesterday for the first day of the red cups and the newest Christmas drink, the creme brule latte. It was so GOOD! Have you had your first cup of the season?

Jacket: ? $30
Sweater: H&M $10
Skirt: Le Chateau $60
Tights: Joe Fresh $8
Shoes: Aldo $60

Work Wear

Here is what I wore to wore on Friday last week:

Sweater: Zara $20
T-shirt: Dynamite $10
Skirt: Made it myself $8
Tights: American Apparel $16
Shoes: Aldo $60
Necklace: True Value Vintage $15
Cuff: Value Village $2
Watch: Yardsale $1

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

1950's Pin-up

Before we get to far away from Halloween and are swept away by the Christmas Spirit, I wanted to show you guys my Halloween costume! I borrowed the sailor pieces from my friend Jenn and then thought "helloo pin up!". I love pin-ups, I have a few framed pictures in my apartment of pin-ups from a calendar I had a few years ago. So I was very excited to get the make-up and such just right. I was very happy with how it turned out and the fact that people actually guessed that I was a pin-up and not just a "slutty sailor". After a pre-freast at a friend's place, we all danced the night away at Library Square, what a great night. Hope you all had as much fun as I did!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas is in the air....ALREADY?

That's right people it is November second and the trees are up at the Chapters on Robson and Howe. Also word on the street is that tomorrow, November third, the red cups are back at Starbucks, complete with Peppermint Lattes!

Now I love Christmas but it is too soon, I am still in a sugar coma from Halloween and I need time to recuperate between large holidays. I am I the only one!?