Posts Written On June 17, 2013

Event LOVE: @StylistBox FW13 VIP Preview

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We were recently invited to attend the first seasonal VIP Preview of one of our fave PR ladies’ (Gail McInnes) new baby, Stylist Box, and we simply adore her so there was no way were going to miss it! We got to hang out with some of our favourite bloggers/fashion editors/fashionistas while perusing the beautifully decorated showroom which is located in Toronto’s trendy Dundas West neighbourhood. The room was FULL of the latest fashions and accessories from some of Canada’s hottest brands such as Genevieve Lima, Lucian Matis, Laborde Designs, Masha and more. You know how I do, I was oohing, aahing and trying on EVERYTHING! It was wonderful!

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So What is Stylist Box?

Stylist Box was founded by fashion veterans Christian Dare and Gail McInnes, and is a division of the successful branding and publicity agency Magnet Creative Management; connecting emerging and established fashion and accessory brands to high-profile personalities, top fashion and celebrity wardrobe stylists, and fashion editors.

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 Remember this collection? Yes ma’am. Hilary Macmillan!

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“Stylist Box is here to create more attention towards Canada’s hottest emerging and Internationally established fashion and accessory brands.” 20130605_173444

Love love love any and everything Laborde Designs!
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Sipping on Peroni while looking at all the pretty clothing 🙂
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LOOOOOVE these by Monikque Jewellery20130605_174608

More beautiful Monikque Jewellery pieces!20130605_174614

Gaahhhhh! Love.20130605_174620

Um…Please and Thank You.20130605_174707

Carcia trying on a Monikque Jewellery piece 🙂20130605_174741

Need this tee.20130605_174814

be still my heart 🙂20130605_174835

Mr. Fashionights!20130605_175018

I don’t wear sweat pants, but if I did… It would HAVE to be these ones by Skinny Sweats20130605_175026

Goodies!20130605_175039

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Oh Lucian Matis… YES.20130605_175227

OH. MY. GAWWWWD. Monikque Jewellery.
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Laborde Designs goodness!20130605_175735

Me and Telly having too much fun lol20130605_175957

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Oh Lucian… you keep giving me life!20130605_180108

This is an awesome idea, I’m gonna decorate my living room wall just like this!
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Gorge!20130605_180442

Miss Gail McInnes rocking the hell outta those leggings!20130605_181245

I love me some Monikque Jewellery as you can see…20130605_181532

More Lucian goodness. 20130605_181712

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Can you tell that I’m in heaven because of this necklace???IMG_20130605_183533

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the dragonfly… love love love Monikque Jewellery!

For more info on Stylist Box, make sure you visit the website!

Thank you so much for inviting us Gail, we wish you all the best!

peace and love

Bella

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The Secret to Imperfect Beach Waves

Being perfect is so boring! The summer, beach hair is all the rage and even if your hair is perfectly straight like mine – you can still pull it off! You just need the right products.  Start with slightly damp hair, put in the Verb sea spray, loosely braid or twist your hair and wait for one hour. Take it out and slightly toss! You will look like a sun goddess :]

Verb Sea Spray takes landlocked hair to the beach for loose, languid curls. Formulated with natural sea salt and smoothing moisturisers, this light mist infuses all hair types with oceanic waves for a breezy texture boost. (Retail $14.00).

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@HipanemaUSA is here!

Born in Brazil, HIPANEMA has journeyed to bring its delightful collaboration of colorful island swimwear and bracelets to the States, thanks to Zelda Enterprise, which specializes in the distribution of European fashion brands in Northern America. Vibrant and lush colors partake in a kaleidoscopic array of eye catching and intriguingly woven ribbons for any wrist or waist to feast in.

After meeting in Rio, Parisian designers Delphine Crech’riou and Jenny Collinet decided to bring back some Brazilian glamour in their suitcase and together launch HIPANEMA. Inspired by colors seen throughout their travels, the two young blondes were eager to create the “must have” swimwear and accessories for summer 2012.

 

The HIPANEMA collection is European-inspired, with the flair of South American sensibility and versatile luxury.  Handcrafted with over 32 hours dedicated to each individual piece, the bracelet collection compliments bronzed skin and a confident look as each is unique and highlights the special artistic traits and inspirations of its creators. Made from pearls, seashells and multicolored threads, each bracelet is designed to look like an illusion of several bracelets, but actually lives as only one. Each strand features a different design to add dimension and detail, as well as a magnetized silver or gold clasp, making them easy to remove while still providing a chic Brazilian Summer look. Hit the beach with thePAMPA, a spirited beach bracelet from HIPANEMA in electrifying shades of orange and teal. Go bold and adorn your wrists this summer with the RECIFE, a carefully braided and woven bracelet wrapped by hand with a large silver bead on an array of strings with green and orange tassels. Try the AMAZONAS for another classic that will instantly lift your spirits with its bright hues of hot pink, sky blue, aqua and purple with a delicate shell reminiscent of the beaches of Brazil to complement tanned skin perfectly.  Accessories can make or break an outfit. Whether you are hitting the beach or hitting the pavement,HIPANEMA bracelets are a dazzling and stylish way to stand out from the crowd and will always stay safe on your wrist.

Also known for its Hipkini BikiniHIPANEMA features a fully lined, strapless twist bandeau with a beautifully draped front, and lively beaded pendant accenting the silky-soft ruched fabric that ties together in the back.  Display some French attitude with the chicHIPANEMA signature Hipkini Bikini bottoms. Handmade by skilled artisans, the bottoms feature multiple hip-strands that are uniquely wrapped, braided or woven with beads and tassels in the same eye catching style as themulti-colored HIPANEMA bracelets. Stand out at the beach with your favorite Hipkini Bikini, available in shades of lush Coral, Purple, Blue, Yellow, Turquoise or classic Black.

HIPANEMA is a summer festival staple and not to mention–the ultimate party for your wrist and waist. The collection is available at Henri Bendel, Bloomingdales, Shopbop, Ylang 23, and 400 other bricks & mortar stores nationwide. Prices range from $58 to $118 for the bracelets and $148 for the bikinis.

 

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