STYLE DIARY

SPRING STYLE

Whoo hooo – I fit into all my clothes again!!!

Naturally, this celebration calls for my first style diary of the year after the arrival of my little dude ;p

The last 6 weeks have been a whirlwind of minimal sleep, lots of dirty diapers and constant feeding, which doesn’t sound appealing in the slightest but let me tell you, it’s all completely outweighed and forgotten in an instant the moment Liam gurgles or gives a little smile, the way he snuggles up to me and all the other special moments in between.

So back to style talk – the sunny Vancouver weather inspired me to freshen up my look and this blouse packed the perfect punch of colour which is made even brighter against the dark tan vintage leather coat.

Outfit:  Blouse – Jennyfleur Loves... / Boyfriend Jeans – Zara / Heels – Guess / Coat – Vintage / Earrings – Accessorize / Bag – Urban Outfitters

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

NEBULOUS BEAUTY by LA BIOSTHETIQUE

By: Evelyn Chen

A couple weeks ago we attended the Nebulous Beauty event by La Biosthetique who showcased the release of a trend collection of hairstyles presented by Dylan Beatch and Sara Burke.

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La Biosthetique Paris Vancouver Nebulous Stylist

While hair stylists Dylan (above far right) and Sara (above second from left) delicately handled their models’ hair, guests were slowly drawn in to the “sensory stimulation” show, mesmerized as the hair styles slowly began to take shape.

La Biosthetique Vancouver ParisNebulous Dylan Beatch

La Biosthetique Vancouver Paris Nebulous Sara Burke

As fingers wove in between strands of hair, models intermittently walked across the stage donning designs by Evan Ducharme and styled by Sarah D’arcey. The atmosphere of the stage was nonchalant and mysterious, bringing out the attitude and style of the collection.

Dylan Beatch is a local award winning stylist with international training in Germany, Paris and New York.  He has experience photo shooting with the La Biosthetique’s artistic team in Phorzheim Germany and is currently taking appointments out of Black 2 Blond in Kitsilano. www.black2blond.ca/

“Sara Burke is an award winning hairstylist from Australia. She has experience working under the creative director for La Biosthetique at Paris fashion week and has recently been recruited to work at NY fashion week.  She is currently taking appointments at Black 2 Blond in Kitsilano. www.facebook.com/black2blondspasalon

La Biosthetique Vancouver Paris Nebulous Beauty

La Biosthetique Vancouver Paris Nebulous Beauty

La Biosthetique Vancouver Paris Nebulous Beauty

The models locks were styled by talented Marc Riese and his team and makeup by the always amazing Anna Riese.

La Biosthetique Vancouver Paris Nebulous Beauty

Hair Stylist, Marc Riese doing his thang

La Biosthetique Vancouver Paris Nebulous Beauty

La Biosthetique Vancouver Paris Nebulous Beauty

Makeup Artist, Anna Riese, perfecting the pout

La Biosthetique Vancouver Paris Nebulous Beauty

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist, Aaron Brousseau

La Biosthetique Vancouver Paris Nebulous Beauty

Makeup Artist, Kaily Grist

After the last finishing touches, the hair reveal was complete. Models walked the stage one last time while the room dramatically filled with a slow drifting cloud rising from beneath the stage.

Images: Photo Credit: Genesis Alvarez

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

ELPIDIO TRADING – MEDIA & BUYER EVENT

ELPIDIO TRADING

By Justine Barnes

Elpidio Trading Pantone

Elpidio Trading hosted a media and buyer preview event on Friday, Jan 29th at their studio space in Gastown. The company was started by Rob Lytle and Thiago Paes in June 2014.  I am not sure if we were more impressed by the 3 brands that they carry (Pantone, Garment Project and Oh Dawn) or the founder’s taste in decor.  Each brand has different qualities that you will easily fall in love with. 

Rob Lytle is a born and raised Vancouverite with a degree in Business and Marketing, as well as a diploma in communication arts. With the education to back him, he chose the life of entrepreneur.  It is also noted on their website that he spent a year surfing at the best surf spots around the world.

Thiago Roberti Paes was born in Brazil and finished high school in Germany.  He moved to Vancouver in 2006 to complete a degree in communication studies and a minor in international business.  He is described as being a multilingual, roller coaster loving, fashion aficionado.

Read on below for our interview with Rob Lytle.

Oh Dawn

Oh Dawn

Pantone

Pantone Pantone

Garment Project

Elpidio Trading

Elpidio Trading

Interview with Rob Lytle:

How did you and Thiago meet?

Thiago and I met through mutual friends, traveled through Europe and worked at a lounge on Davie Street called 1181.  Over years of knowing each other, we decided to expand our relationship into a working partnership through a collaborative effort.

What made you decide to start a company together?

We both have a love for business and design and wanted to create and build something together. Thiago and I often discussed owning a storefront together but found that distribution was a better fit.  It has been an ambition to work for ourselves and we are confident that with our combined education and life skills we have provided a solid foundation for our future success.

Why fashion?

Fashion is one of the industries we both have a keen interest in.  Thiago’s family has deep roots in the fashion industry.  His mother is a successful wedding gown designer, owning and operating “Atelier Ceica Paes” in Brazil.  Thiago’s grandfather, Elpidio (and our company’s namesake), owned and operated three large department stores and a clothing manufacturing company in Brazil.  We felt it was a great way to continue the legacy of his family and honor the late great Elpidio.

What is special about the 3 brands that you carry?

Our objectives as a company is to distribute apparel of the finest quality, produced ethically, reflecting our commitment to social responsibility within the global fashion community. These three brands are aligned with our objectives. They are produced from high quality materials and manufactured in Italy and Portugal.

PANTONE UNIVERSE COLORWEAR is a licensee of Pantone, the global authority on color. Established in 2012, Pantone Colorwear is a Monaco based fashion house with color at its heart. The collections are defined by a modern philosophy of design, thoughtfully combining emotion and functionality to invoke the feeling of empowered style and comfortable usability.

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OH DAWN is a lifestyle label from Copenhagen started by three surfing buddies who were inspired by the contrast between their concrete surroundings and the breathtaking Scandinavian seascape. Oh Dawn creates pieces that compliment the urban, active lifestyle. Based on the high quality of their garments, Oh Dawn has bridged the gap between surf shops and fashion boutiques being featured and sold in both.

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GARMENT PROJECT is a footwear company founded in 2013. Designed with Scandinavian aesthetics the collection is a hybrid between a classic sneaker and a formal shoe made from high quality fabrics including leather, suede, nubuck, goat and calfskin.

What are your goals for the future of your company?

In our first year of business we will focus on growing Elpidio and our brands within Canada.  We are excited to bring new, fresh quality apparel to the Canadian market. Our goal is to expand into the USA by year two and look to add more international brands including some Brazilian lines.

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

SKIN DEEP – PART 2 – BLEMISHES & BLACKHEADS

By: Evelyn Chen

Skin Care

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Part 2 of the series features products to address two of the most irritating and frustrating skin problems: blemishes and blackheads.  We’ve uncovered a few magical potions that will help you control these rascals.

If you missed PART 1 – HYDRATION – click HERE

1.  Get crystal clear with Kiehl’s Herbal Blue Moisturizer. This is a 2-in-1 product with astringent to get deep into your pores and zap your skin into order. This oil-free lotion is a good option for those with acne prone skin.

Khiels Herbal Blue Moisturizer

2.  Get to the root of the problem with Clinique’s Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel to target those stubborn bad boys. This is perfect for those who prefer Salicylic Acid treatments. Bonus: it’s allergy tested and fragrance free.

Clinique's Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

3.  My My Mattify with Coni Beauty Black Whitening Jelly Mask. With skin calming rose water and other goodies, this mask draws out excess oil and gives you radiant, brighter skin. Also, it’s a super fun mask to use.

Coni Beauty Black Whitening Jelly Mask

4.  Get control over your skin with the Clarisonic Mia. This is an investment item worth investing in – it just requires a little patience. Keep in mind this tool is designed to provide a deeper clean than using your hands. Your skin needs time to adjust. When you first use the Clarisonic don’t use it every day but rather twice a week!  Start off slow and build up to it. Overall, the Clarisonic helps improve the look of your skin.  If you struggle with blackheads this will definitely help while giving your skin an instant glow due to its exfoliating brush.

Clarisonic Mia

While looking into recent updates about the Clarisonic, I came across this special lil something for the guys. The Clarisonic Mia2 and Jack Black partnered up to buffer out those rough edges and its brush helps to soften course hairs.  This, along with Jack Black, a great skin care line for men, makes the perfect combo.

Clarisonic Mia2 and Jack Black Set

Mia2 Gray + Jack Black Set

5.  Say bye bye to blackheads with Dermalogica Precleanse. While most products reduce the appearance of blackheads, this product cleans out your blackheads. The logic behind this product is counter-intuitive, but the results are wonderfully blissful. After a few weeks of regular cleansing with this oil, you’ll notice your pores are cleared out. Tip: dab on a bit of astringent after cleansing to tighten up your pores in areas where you tend to have blackheads. Dermalogica Precleanse

For the weeks in between waiting for the effects to kick in, a great concealer is a must-have and we’ve got a couple under our belt that do the trick.

The Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick 14hr is a great option for those with normal skin. This creamy concealer gives great coverage.  Just remember to set it!

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick

For those with dry skin, the Lancome Maquicomplet is a no fuss option to use. Simply dab on with the doe foot wand and blend with a concealer brush or your fingers. This little guy has a loyal following.

Lancome Maquicomplet

 While all these products combined may seem like a lot of time and energy, they’ve been designed to address a few of the most frustrating skin problems. However, at the end of the day, a good rule to go by is to avoid touching your face as much as possible! This tends to happen during times of stress, later developing into a regular habit. Not only does this aggravate your skin, excess oil that you don’t need is being transferred onto your face.  Be aware of your body and take care of skin problems as soon as you can. The earlier the start, the more likely you are to tackle the problem head on and minimize added stress later on.

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

 

KIT AND ACE – GASTOWN SHOPPING

KIT AND ACE

By Justine Barnes

Kit and Ace Gastown Boutique Shopping

KIT and Ace Gastown Boutique

Whether you are involved in the fashion industry or not, we are sure you have heard something about Kit and Ace, which opened their first retail location in Vancouver in July 2014.   If you’ve visited downtown, you have also most likely walked past their beautiful location in Gastown, where there always seems to be an employee sewing something new on display in the window.  We were very interested in what this company was up to and set up a quick interview to ease our curious mind ?

Kit and Ace Gastown Boutiqe Vancouver Shopping

What is the 5 year plan for this company?

We see Kit and Ace as a global brand.   We started the company with that plan in mind and have been rapidly expanding to meet that vision.  In less than six months we’ve hired 240 people and will continue to grow in 2015.  In five years we will be a globally recognized brand, known for our innovative technical fabrics that save people time.

How many locations do you have so far?

Currently Kit and Ace has seven locations:  Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Toronto, New York and San Francisco. We have a rapid expansion plan for 2015, which includes more locations in North America as well as Europe, Asia and Australia.

Kit and Ace Gastown Boutique Vancouver Shopping

What is different about your cashmere?

Our cashmere is part of a proprietary fabric called “Qemir™” (pronounced come-here).  The fabric insures that our clothes can be thrown into the wash and dry without risk of shrinking, stretching or pilling while retaining the luxuriant feeling of cashmere we all love.

What is Meet Kit?

Meet Kit is our feature blog showcasing women that embody the spirit of our muse Kit.  Kit is the type of woman living a full contact lifestyle, finding passion and quality in all that she does. She is our muse and whom we design our products for.  We will have a rotating ensemble of women on the blog that represent Kit in daily life.

Kit and Ace Gastown Boutique Vancouver Shopping

What is different about this company that allows it to succeed? 

Not only do we have the proven background in the fashion industry in managing a global brand, we’ve brought on a creative team that knows how to think outside the box. We’re creating an entirely new market, Technical Luxury™, and we think people are resonating with wanting a brand that caters to their lifestyle needs and keeps them looking fashionable.

IMPRESSIVE!

Check them out online at http://www.kitandace.com/ and read about the mother, son founders or stop by their Gastown location on Water Street.

“Your time is precious and your comfort is paramount.  We create designs that look good and feel amazing, so you can forget the small stuff and get on with the big stuff.” – Kit And Ace

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

HAUS OF TOPPERS – SUMMER SOLSTICE COMING SOON

By Clear Zhong

HAUS OF TOPPER

With HAUS OF TOPPER jewelry, no one is going to be a wall flower!

HAUS OF TOPPER is a jewelry label designed for the people who can easily intimidate with their strength, spontaneity and independence.  Every piece of jewelry is a hybrid of sex appeal and sophistication, which is created with a keen eye to detail and proper proportion while still making a statement regardless of how big or small.

Recently, this brand launched its Spring/Summer collection entitled “Summer Solstice”, which consist of three collections with beautifully beaded artisanal body chains, brass cuffs embellished with leopard fur and crystals and hand painted turquoise necklaces.

Evil Eye

The Evil Eye Collection has been a staple in HAUS OF TOPPER since the brand launched in 2013. The Spring/Summer collection is composed of 18k gold plated cascading chain and bone directional earrings, a spiked turquoise and rock crystal statement necklace with lariat detail and a one-of-a-kind 18k gold plated hand harness that makes the perfect statement. All items in this sub-collection include the brands signature evil eye beads.

Haus of Topper Jewelry

Haus of Topper Jewelry Accessories

Haus of Topper Jewelry Accessories

Feather

The Feather sub collection consists of hand painted, carved bone earrings that come in an array of colors for the perfect day at the beach or park with friends.  Accompanying the earrings is a graceful summer statement necklace that includes beautifully carved, hand painted bone feathers, pyrite and 18k gold plated chain.  There is also a matching bracelet with leopard jasper beads to make it the perfect set or on its own and still make a statement.

Haus of Topper Jewelry Accessories

Haus of Topper Jewelry Accesories

Haus of Topper Jewelry Accessories

Tassel

The Tassel sub collection is based around a three-tier black and white hand beaded statement necklace with symmetrical silk tassels.  Accompanying the necklace is the trademark Rose Necklace, which is a single strand rosary style necklace that comes in a variety of lengths and stones, finished with a silk tassel and beaded with the signature evil eye beads.

Haus of Topper Jewelry Accessories

Haus of Topper Jewelry Accessories

Haus of Topper Jewelry Accessories

If you are looking for that perfect piece of Spring/Summer statement jewelry, all collections can be found in national and international boutiques as well as the Haus of Topper website           www.hausoftopper.com

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

SKIN DEEP – PART 1 – HYDRATION

By: Evelyn Chen

Vancouver Beauty Blog

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Skin is one of the first things people notice. Having healthy looking skin is also one of the few features that is universally accepted as a sign of beauty. As a result, it is no surprise that skincare is a lucrative business. However, amidst the vast selection of products and multitude of skin care lines it can quickly become an overwhelming process. Which is why Coveting Chi Chi is featuring a 3 part series to target the top 3 most common skin frustrations with a few products to help you unveil your beautiful skin. First up on the list is HYDRATION. After a long hard search of different products, here to the rescue are 5 secret agents that help restore your skin’s moisture.

1. Grab A Nourishing Cleanser with Clarins, Extra-Comfort Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream. This cleansing cream is more rich and creamy than other cleansers. It is much more gentle on the skin and contains ingredients such as mango and shea butter to keep your skin nourished after cleansing. Bonus: there is quite a lot of product in this 200mL bottle.

Vancouver Beauty Blog Clarins

2. Embrace the Calming Toner with Fresh, Rose Floral Toner. This beauty is 100% pure rosewater to help return your skin to its natural pH levels after cleansing to maintain healthy, hydrated skin.

Fresh Rose Floral Toner

3. Get Oiled Up with Josie Maran, 100% Pure Argan Oil Light.  Argan oil is an added step that boosts your moisturizer’s power, leaving your skin feeling more supple and smooth. You only need 3-4 drops of this oil at a time, lasting you for months on end. Note: While this oil is the light option, I recommend using this after cleansing at the end of the day to minimize touchups and blotting throughout the day.

Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil

4. Skin, Drink Up with Fresh, Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream. This cream contains 7 active ingredients that work together by boosting your skin’s production of hyaluronic acid to help retain moisture. Depending on your skin type, this moisturizer can give you an added glow, or a soft sheen. Apply this moisturizer after cleansing and allow a few minutes for it to absorb into your skin.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream

However, if you’re tight on time (especially in the mornings!) try Kiehl’s, Ultra Facial Cream. It draws in moisture from the air around your skin while retaining your skin’s natural moisture.

5. Bat Your Youthful Eyes with Fresh, Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate. This eye cream leaves the eye area feeling velvety smooth. Even after cleansing the morning after.

Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Eye

However, if you don’t need eye care this powerful, try Fresh, Lotus Eye Gel. It hydrates and has a slightly cooling effect with the same 7 active ingredients as their face cream.

Bonus Round

For an overnight moisture recharge, Origins, Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask instantly hydrates your skin with a mixture of nourishing avocado, and seaweed to repair skin to its natural healthy state to prevent dehydration. While it is an overnight mask, not a lot of product is needed. Simply use this as if you’re using a regular moisturizer. It also smells divine.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

Regardless of your skin type, proper hydration and moisture for your skin has many benefits. One of the most important for many is anti-aging.

Be nice to your skin. It’s with you forever.

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

THE VANCOUVER SUN – STYLE Q&A WITH NICOLETTE LANG-ANDERSEN

Last week was certainly a BIG week for moi.  Not only did my little boy arrive, but I was also interviewed by the THE VANCOUVER SUN for style tips and advice on cleansing out your closet for the new year.

If you missed the article, click HERE for the full write up ;p

Nicolette Lang-Andersen Vancouver Fashion Personal Stylist Blogger

Contact me at nla_stylist@hotmail.com to book a consultation with me ;p

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

INTRODUCING …

…Liam John Andersen

aka: L.I.AM / aka: Lil Liam

You may have been following my progressing bump over the last 6 months in my various style diaries, and I am beyond excited to introduce you to the little man that has completely rocked my world.  Holding him in my arms finally and for the first time on Saturday made my heart burst at the seams and put my whole life into perspective.  My little love.

Born:  January 10, 2015 / Weighing 7.9 lbs / Height: 53 / Cute as a button ;p

As fresh as they get…

Liam John Andersen

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

SEE YOU SOON

Hello lovelies!

I will be taking a little time out while I prepare for the arrival of the new little man in my life.  But don’t fret, my lovely interns have you covered for all things fashion, style and beauty.

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Nicolette

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CAVALIER x ANNE SPORTUN

By: Justine Barnes

Cavalier Gastown

Cavalier in Gastown held an exclusive event a few weeks ago debuting their newest jewelry collection by founder and designer, Anne Sportun Cavalier chooses to represent local talent, however they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to represent Toronto native, Anne Sportun’s hand-made collections, which they consider to be wearable pieces of art.

Anne Sportun Jewelry Designer, Vancouver Jewelry

Anne Sportun Jewelry Designer Vancouver BC Jewelry

Anne Sportun Cavalier Gastown Vancouver Jewelry

Cavalier Gastown

Anne Sportun began making jewelry in the basement of her home.  At the age of sixteen she delivered her first wholesale order, which unknowingly were the first steps of her professional career.  A few years later she enrolled into a three year Jewelry Arts program, which set her on the path to where she is today.  “Anne translates the subtle beauty of organic asymmetry into her work.”  She was also awarded for her contemporary design and excellent craftsmanship. 

Cavalier Gastown Vancouver Jewelry

Cavalier Gastown Vancouver Jewelry

If you are in the market for one of a kind jewelry or engagement rings, you must visit Cavalier in Gastown.

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CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S IN STYLE

For me the festive season and New Years is about the celebration of life, taking stock and reflecting on the past year’s achievements, surrounding yourself with friends and loved-ones and setting new goals.  What better way then to throw a whole truck load of style, sparkles and bubbles (not for me mind you!) in the mix and then some.

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Tarah, myself & Oz

A couple weeks ago the ladies (Tarah and Oz) from Style x Beauty Department orchestrated a little get together of local Vancouver Fashion, Beauty, Decor bloggers and vendors to celebrate, New Year’s style.  And on hand to capture it all was talented photographer, Matthew Burditt.

Vancouver Fashion Style Beauty Blog

Vancouver Fashion Style Beauty Blog

Vancouver Fashion Style Beauty Blog

The decor was so decadent and food so divine that a feature was quickly snapped up and published on The Everygirl blog with some fantastic tips on prepping for and celebrating your New Years the right way.  Read the full article HERE.

Great job to all the decor stylists and vendors:

Cailyn Bays~ Decor & Styling www.delovelycreative.com

The Cross Design ~ Decor www.thecrossdesign.com

Cadeaux Bakery ~ Cake www.cadeauxbakery.com

Events by Fluent {Fluent Production} ~ Shoot Coordination www.fluent-productions.com

Cotto Enoteca ~ Food www.cotto.ca

Balconi Floral Design ~ Floral arrangments www.balconi.ca

Lele Chan ~ Stationery www.lelechan.com

Kien and Sweet ~ Cookies www.kienandsweet.com

Our day started very crisply one might say.  With snow on the ground and coffee in hand, myself and two of my favourite Vancouver bloggers, Meghan Faye of Living Boldly and Bria Lear of Digital Darlings, settled in to have our fab NY’s hair and makeup looks done by Jasmine Hoffman (makeup) and Mizella Alparaque (hair).  A luxe wardrobe dripping in sequins was provided by Vancouver’s favourite consignment store Mine & Yours and before we could bat our sparkle covered lashes, we were ready to raise our glasses.

Vancouver Fashion Style Beauty Blog New Years Eve
Vancouver Fashion Style Beauty Blog New Years Style
Cheers!  Myself and Bria
Vancouver Fashion Style Beauty Blog New Years Eve style
Vancouver Fashion Style Beauty Blog New Years Eve
 Tarah, myself, Meghan, Bria and Oz

Vancouver Fashion Style Beauty Blog New Years Eve Style

Tarah & Oz

Nicolette Lang-Andersen Vancouver Personal Stylist

Happy New Year’s lovelies!

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

GLITTER & SASS FOR THE NEW YEAR

FESTIVE FACE TIME

By: Evelyn Chen

With New Year’s Eve around the corner, it’s the perfect time to pull out all the stops and play with sparkles, glitter, and rich colours. The best part of New Years is that you can get away with luxurious looks you may not necessarily dare to wear the rest of the year. Whether it be that sparkly glittering dress to a simple minimalistic look, we’ve got you covered.

Sparkles meets Smokey

Vancouver Fashion Beauty Blog New Years Makeup

Dress: Oak + Fort

If you’re donning a simple sparkling dress, try pairing it with a classic smokey eye. For the dare devils, try incorporating rich colours with your smokey eye. The perfect palette for both of these is Urban Decay, VICE3 Eyeshadow Palette. The best friend of a smokey eye is a glossy nude lip. The Make Up For Ever, Lab Shine Lip Gloss- D16- Shimmering Beige works for all skin tones and gives you that added sheen without the mess.

Simply Get Glittered

Vancouver Fashion Beauty Blog New Years Makeup

Dress: TOPSHOP, High Neck Tunic Dress

For simple minimalists, take advantage of your clean slate and add pop of colour, glitter or both! Make Up For Ever, Gold 1- Metallic Yellow Gold pigment will attract eyes, while the dark alluring colour of NARS Audacious Lipstick, Liv- Deep Aubergine creates a beautiful contrast.

Gold Goddess Glamour

Vancouver Fashion Beauty Blog New Years Makeup

Dress: TOPSHOP, Pleated Halterneck Skater Dress

A classic look never fails. To get an intense black winged eye try Make Up Forever Aqua Liner, 13 Mat Black. To finish your look, indulge yourself with the limited edition Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Courture, 9 Rouge Laque. A classic red for a classic look.

Mix and match to see which one fits and have fun with it.  Let’s rein in the new year with a little bit of sass.

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HIM & HER – THE GIFT OF STYLE

A gift experience that lasts a lifetime!

Treat yourself or gift your loved one or friend a gift certificate of style this year.

Vancouver Personal Stylist

Colour Consultation

A  consultation that will leave you glowing!

By looking at your skin tone, hair and eye colour, I’ll show you which colours complement and enhance your natural features.

Also available as an Online Consultation.

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Style & Body Shape Consultation

Find out what suits your unique style and body shape – a session guaranteed to leave you with invaluable tips and bags of confidence!

In this consultation we will discuss your lifestyle and personality to establish your style to ensure you are wearing the correct clothes to make the most of your best features and some sneaky tricks to hide the bits you don’t like.

Also available as an Online Consultation.

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Wardrobe Consultation

Need to cleanse and update your wardrobe?

By going through your wardrobe systematically based on your needs, I will show you different ways to wear and combine existing clothes, how to revive items with a few simple tweaks, banish those that don’t work and identify gaps in your wardrobe to make it functional and versatile.

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Personal Shopping

A tailored shopping spree will have us (or me on your behalf) visiting designer, high street stores or local boutiques.  Whether you are looking for an outfit for a one-off special occasion or for a new working wardrobe, I will show you how fun shopping can be, once you know what you are looking for!

Also available as an Online Consultation.

Email me at nla_stylist@hotmail.com for prices and to set up your free initial consultation.

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Vancouver Fashion Stylist

STYLE DIARY – Fall/Winter Trends

 It’s been a few weeks since the last style diary so don’t freak out when you see how my bump has grown ;p  I’ve spent the last little while nesting like crazy and trying to meet deadlines on various projects before my little man arrives – eeeeek! 

This outfit was built around my new Nine West heels from Mine & Yours – I love the colours and the on trend print!  And my grey Kate Spade coat  – the perfect winter neutral (a must have tone for every wardrobe this season) and it also works perfectly for my baby bump.

Outfit:  Dress – Winners / Coat – Kate Spade / Hat & gloves – H&M / Bag – Fine Finds / Heels – Mine & Yours / Scarf – Old Navy / Nail Polish – Essie

Bump – 35 weeks ;p

Pics by Ash Fasken

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Vancouver Fashion Blogger Personal Stylist NLA Stylist

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Style Diary Personal Stylist

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EMERGING DESIGNER – INTERVIEW WITH ALEX S. YU

ALEX S. YU + THE LOST YOUTH

By: Nicolette Lang-Andersen

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Sometime life takes you on a path you didn’t expect or plan for – the one that you were always destined for.

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For up and coming Vancouver designer, Alex S. Yu, this is exactly what happened.  A dedicated computer science student from a traditional family, where a career in fashion was not seen as a solid career, he found a way to turn his dreams into a reality.  During school (and working part time at Club Monaco), Alex found himself consistently infusing fashion into his various website projects, and quickly realized he had another calling.  Keeping it under the radar from his parents, he enrolled in a part time sewing and pattern making class and created a mini collection to start up his portfolio, which he then used to Enroll with at Blanche Macdonald.  A few more mini collections later (which may have included a cheeky pair of polka dot boxer shorts), he showcased at TAS fashion show where he finally revealed to his parents the creative passion and undeniable talent that he had.  Needless to say, they form a part of the mass of Alex S. Yu fans out there today.Alex S. Yu Vancouver Designer VFW

Wanting to find his own voice as a designer, Alex made the leap across the pond to continue his studies in fashion at the London College of Fashion, where he found daily inspiration through the history, fashion, culture, galleries and museums. On completing his studies, he planned to work under a few designers to gain more experience on the business side, but fate again showed him a different door – a chance to showcase at Vancouver Fashion Week s/s 2015 through a sponsorship with Niche Magazine.

His collection, The Lost Youth, was whipped up in just one month and inspired by his time in London.  In particular, East London near Brick Lane – a vibrant area where street artists express their feelings and anger towards the government in a playful way through their artwork.  These surroundings translated into the colours and shapes of his collection but Alex also found inspiration from his favourite childhood book character for the exaggerated lines and curves – Dr. Seuss.   For fabrics, he wanted to create wearable clothing with experimental fabrics such as plastics, coated paper and outdoor fabrics.

Alex S. Yu Vancouver Designer VFW

This rushed but stunningly executed youthful collection peaked much interest from around the Globe. Since the VFW show, Alex’s collection has been featured in Vogue UK, Vogue Italia, Glamour UK, Elle Italia, The Province, Vancouver Sun and more, and he just recently travelled to Tokyo for an exclusive photoshoot with his collection showcasing his talent to a whole new audience.

Alex S. Yu Vancouver Designer VFW

His views in design have remained the same since the day he started, believing that we live in an age where fashion should be an outlet to express yourself, to have fun and break the rules a little…or a lot.

Alex S. Yu Vancouver Designer VFW

The ambitious designer has his sights set on some big goals for next year.  Apart from wishing to dress Susie Bubble of stylebubble.co.uk in his collection, Alex is planning to take part in the next season of VFW, will be launching an online store and hopes to showcase at London Fashion Week. 

As any young designer knows, showcasing a new collection on a bigger platform can be costly and Alex has recently set up an Idigogo campaign to help him launch his f/w 2015 at VFW, where in return for your contribution, you are rewarded with various items from a small collection he has made.  To contribute or find out more, visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/launch-alex-s-yu-fw2015-collection

Alex S. Yu Vancouver Designer VFW

Alex S. Yu Vancouver Designer VFW

www.alexsyu.com

Image Creds:

Photographer - Jason Mordeno Photography
Make up – Jerry Kuo Makeup and Sally Chiang
Hair – Ling Liu
Models – Lisa Chen, Mia Jiang, Monica Zhang, Yidan Gao, Sandy Song

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Vancouver Fashion Blogger