Monday, May 31, 2010

A Day in the Life: I Had A Dream Part Nine

I have arrived! After months of planning, blood, sweat and tears I have FINALLY made to the Big Apple. Boy, does it feel good! It just goes to show you that no matter what NEVER give up on your dreams and always work hard.

Here's fashion dreaming!

Amanda

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fashion Plus Charity = TNT's Four Day Family Charity Sale Event


Staring today and ending on Sunday, May 30th, 2010, the fashionable TNT stores will be having a four day family charity event!

If you visit the store this weekend and donate a minimum of $10 you will receive 25% off all merchandise and receive a chance to win a $500 gift certificate! What better way to shop with a purpose? Not only will you be gaining new additions to your wardrobe but you will also be helping out those in need.

What is the charity you ask? None other than the Ve'ahavta's First Breakfast Program which is aligned with TNT's commitment to giving children the right start to their morning. Even better, 100% of all the donations made at TNT go to the Ve'ahavta's First Breakfast Program, so be sure to stop by your nearest TNT and shop with a cause.

For more information click here.

Enjoy!


Amanda

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sex and the City 2 Baby!


With Sex and the City 2 coming out in just a few days who can resist the squeals, the excitement and the cocktails that are inspired by Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha! Oh and the fashion! Who can forget the fashion! It is just me? Or did Patricia Field, up the style barometer with colour, scarves, and shimmery gold!

If you are die hard fan like me, you must enjoying all the magazines with none other than SJP gracing the cover. So why not check out the latest cover of FASHION magazine and read all about it!

Enjoy!



Amanda

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Photo of the Day: Chic de la Chic


There is nothing more chic than the A-line silhouette coat shot in black and white. That is exactly what this photo from the latest Harper's Bazaar provides in this exquisite photograph of Katherine Heigl.

Appr├ęcier!

Amanda

In the Pink!


With that warm summer feeling in the air and the sun shining down with floral dresses peeping up everywhere, there are now more pink things out there besides your cheeks, nails and lips.

Canadian designer of covetable fashion line Pink Tartan and George Brown College Alumni, Kimberley Newport-Mimran will be opening the very first Pink Tartan flagship store in none other than the highly fashionable Yorkville. The future Toronto fashion hotspot is sure to draw shoppers far and wide being located in the historical 77 Yorkville Avenue building that is a perfect for the ladylike designs. The boutique is set to open this fall just in time for your cool weather wardrobe.

The rosy spring colour takes it namesake to a whole new level with Victoria Secret's sister store, PINK which has hit Canadian soil at Toronto's Yorkdale Mall. The bright and colourful brand features cute athletic clothes, loungewear, bra and pantie sets as well as an ode to the true, north, strong and free nation of Canada with adorable t-shirts that feature some of Canada's many notable places.

Be sure to check out these Toronto's fashionable pink places!

Amanda

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Day in the Life: I Had a Fashion Dream Part Huit

It is now less than two weeks until I leave for New York City for the summer to pursue my dream internship!!! I am so excited. In order to be prepared, I have already completed the majority of my packing and boy does it feel good to go through all of my wardrobe and put together some new outfits. I love doing that! It is the best way to discover new outfits that were sitting right under your nose.

I have discovered that amidst all the items that I plan on bringing with me, I need more shoes. Shoes are something that I hardly buy (shocking, I know) but I find that with flat feet it is difficult to find stylish, comfortable shoes. On my next shopping trip, I will be on a mission to find some shoes that will be suitable for my internship and the streets of New York City.



Here is my list so far:

Wedges

I love these for they are the perfect summer heel and have a way of looking a little 1950's retro pin-up.

Birkenstocks

These are one of the best shoes for your feet and actually look quite stylish with distressed denim shorts and a boho blouse. Comfort and style, what more could a girl ask for?

Black Pumps

I have a great double-strap mary jane pair but unfortunately they have overstayed their welcome in my closet and it is time to say goodbye. There is nothing worse than a ratty old stiletto in the shoedrobe. Not sexy. Not comfortable. Right now, I love pumps that have a slight platform at the heel a la Monsieur Louboutin, it makes heels that much more comfortable.

Oxfords

Boy meets girl. Oh how I love oxfords! Finally a stylish alternative to a running shoe and comfortable flat shoe all in one! As I mentioned above, I have flat feet so I find shoes that are completely flat as well, most comfortable making them perfect for a day at the internship! Cream, soft grey and blush are best for this style because I find dirt is less noticeable making it perfect for those New York City streets. Did I mention how much I love oxfords?

Well that's all for now! Are there any shoes that you find most haves your summer internships or strolling around the city? Do tell!

Enjoy!

Amanda

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Day in the Life: I Had a Fashion Dream Part Sept


It is now about three weeks until I leave the great Toronto for the Big Apple to begin my dream internship! I am excited, anxious and busily going through all the things that I need to do before I arrive in the fashion capital of North America.

I am currently finalizing the necessary forms that I need for my SWAP visa, the necessary forms that I need for my internship course and the information that I need for my apartment. All I can say is, I am pooped! Beyond exhausted. However, no matter how stressed out or tired I may feel, I always have to remember that achieving a dream that at one point seemed so far fetched, was not always going to be smooth sailing. When achieving a fashion dream or any dream it is important to never give up and don't ever stop believin'!

At this point it seems that the only major things that I need to do is to start packing! I don't even know where to begin, I always over pack and want to bring everything. You know, just in case I might want to wear that black sequined dress? However, given the weight and luggage limitation that apply when traveling I must be selective when I begin to pack.

Here is a tentative list of what I will need,
1)Bottoms:
-Jeggings/Leggings (oh how I love these!) 4 pairs
-Denim skinny jeans 5 pairs
-Skirts 5
-Shorts 5

2)Tops
-Professional 4
-Casual 5
-Fun/Evening 6

3)Dresses
-Professional 5
-Casual 4
-Evening/Fun 4

So far that seems right, although I am sure there will be many more changes so stay tuned for updates! How do you go up about packing for long trips? If you have any tips I would love to hear them!

Enjoy!

Amanda

Thursday, May 6, 2010

In Bloom: It's The Spring Clothing Show!

You know the season is changing once The Clothing Show has arrived!

This year it will be taking place from Friday, May 14th, 2010 to Sunday, May 15th, 2010. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door taking place at The Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place 195 Princes Blvd.

As always, The Clothing Show promises to provide a great selection of vintage provided by 69 Vintage and flirty, feminine designs by Champagne and Cupcakes. This is the perfect way to spend a belated Mother's Day or jump start on your spring shopping.

Enjoy!

Amanda

Fashion Gives Backs: Strut for a Cure

As the temperature rises and the summer approaches us, so does the array of summer time fashion events. This is year we have a charitable fashion event to kick off the summer season!

On Thursday, May 27th, 2010 we have Strut for a Cure, a fashion and music experience that features the looks of Todd Lynn, an appearance by Canadian supermodel, Coco Rocha with a musical performance by Dragonette. This fabulous experience will be hosted by none other than Canadian fashion legend, Jeanne Beker and it all goes to benefit the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, an organization that focusses on finding a cure for children's cancer.

This event will be accompanied by delicious cocktails and tasty treats. For more information click here and be sure to support this fabulous event for a fabulous cause!



Amanda