Thursday, May 30, 2013

BEAUTY TREND - Orange Lips

(NARS Heat Wave)

(MAC Lady Danger)

(YSL Orange Imagine)

Lately, I've noticed that we seeing more and more orange lips.  I'm talking about that shade of blood orange that everyone from runway to celebrities to the cashier at my Costco is wearing this summer!  And in my opinion, when going orange, it's best to stick with a matte or semi-matte finish.

So far, I've narrowed down to these 3 picks to try:

  • NARS Heat Wave
  • MAC Lady Danger
  • YSL Orange Imagine

Now all I need to do is go downtown to try on the lippies in person to see which one suits my asian skin tone best.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I was just chatting with a friend the other day if you rather be "book smart" or "street smart"?  Hard to answer, right?  Ok, then do you want your kids to be "book smart" or "street smart"?

As Ayden gets older and his personality develops, I can see that he's a natural street smart (ability to "read" people - check!, negotiation skills - check!, persuasive tactics - check!) and wish he'd have more interest in books and art.  So I often find myself being strict with him on things that I cannot manage myself to do...hoping that he'll be a "smarter" kid than I was.

But every now and then, I remind myself that he's still a toddler; maybe I should just let him play with his cars and hope he'll be happy in life!

Jacket - Ecoté; Dress - Heidi Klum X New Balance;  Clutch - Ecoté; Watch - Hermes; Sneakers - Converse; Sunglasses - House of Harlow; Ring - Hermes

RESORT 2014 - Clover Canyon

(Clover Canyon Resort 2014)

I know that the kaleidoscope prints is nothing new, but with a Havana focused theme and flattering angular motifs, I'm not over this trend yet.  Bomber jackets and cropped sarong pants are really cute but the dress with flutter sleeves is really up my alley...especially if I can get my hair styled in a BIG afro like the model!


Monday, May 27, 2013


My best friend T from Vancouver came to visit!  Although it was a very short stay (24hrs to be exact), we stayed up late to catch up and spent the whole day in Old Port eating, strolling and shopping.  Wish she could of stayed longer but at least we had the perfect weather to enjoy the city (and each other)!

Obviously, Olivia tagged along!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

RESORT 2014 - Moschino Cheap and Chic

(Moschino Cheap and Chic Resort 2014)

I'm really loving how pretty the Moschino Cheap and Chic's resort collection, especially the handbags! The green plant watering jug really caught my attention but I think if anything, I would get the blue menu bag...more fitting since hubby is in the restaurant business!


Saturday, May 25, 2013

SHOPPING - Winter Kate and House of Harlow Haul!

So this is where I rushed to on thursday: Winter Kate and House of Harlow sample sale!  The same distributor also have other brands, such as Ernest Sewn, Heidi Klum for New Balance, Purity to name a few but it was Nicole Richie's line that got me most excited!

I got 5 pairs of sunglasses (ok, I know it's a bit excessive but I realized that all my sunglasses are in China and I only have 3 pairs here), one pony hair studded clutch, two dresses and a blouse.  My biggest score is obviously the Kamakura kimono dress that is actually from a few seasons ago but I hesitated to get a full price because I was too pregnant to try on...then obviously sold out when Nicole was spotted wearing it!  I still can't believe I found it at the sample sale!!!

For those of you living in Montreal, today is the last day of sale...I forgot to take note of exact address but it's right next to the TNT store at 4100 Saint-Catherine W. in an office building on 3rd floor.  Once there, you can't miss the balloons and signs!  Happy shopping!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Garden Party



(Roland Mouret)


(Oscar de la Renta)


(Net-a-Porter May 23rd Catalogue)

It's weeding season again!  And although I'm not getting married, I have been invited to a wedding. Personally, at my age (early 30s) and being a mom, I think it's time to go towards high-octane gowns and dresses that are glamorous, chic and bright!

ps. I really like the first jade coloured gown by Gucci and the canary yellow gown by Etro.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

OUTFIT DU JOUR - It's a Wrap!

No time to wash my hair nor to dress up; I'm meeting some girlfriends for a quick lunch then to a sample sale!  So grabbed the first scarf I find lying around and wrapped it around my greasy hair...I'm not afraid to "elbow" my way through a good sale, but no need to stink up the whole battle field!

Top - Daydreamer; Leggings - Theory; Purse - Givenchy; Sandals - Zara; Scarf - Street Vendor; Necklace - Zara; Earrings - from Holt Renfrew


What will you be doing this weekend?  I'm hitting one of my favourite sample sales in town - REBORN!  This cute Scandinavian boutique in Old Montreal is hosting their semi-annual with prices up to 75% off!!!

There are also various other local designers that participate (like Denis Gagnon where I scored these gorgeous fur and leather arm warmers).  Hope to get another runway sample piece or this sick dress from Acne that's been saved on my laptop for a while now...


Probably the mothership of all envious closets ever, Tina Craig, the Bag Snob herself, has a pretty snobbish closet!  The shoes, the jewelry, the clothes...And let's all take a minute to inhale her handbag collection!  Inhale by nose in 5 counts (Kelly, Birkin, Constance, Medor, Ricky) and exhale by mouth in 5 counts (crocodile, alligator, lizard, python, goat skin).  Ahhhh...feeling inspired??

source: the Coveteur