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Style Diary – Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5

 A smackering of red – THE colour of this fall and winter.  If you don’t want to go full on red from top to toe, this is the perfect way to incorporate it to stay on trend ;p

The Topshop coat pulled this fun back-to-school preppy look together just perfectly and it strangely reminds me of those big storage bags from the $$$ shop in London (my London peeps will know what I’m talking about ;p)

Outfit:  Dress & heels - Jennyfleur Loves / Coat – Topshop / Bag – Winners / Hat – Aritzia / Necklace & tights – H&M

Bump – 24 weeks ;p

 Pics by Jen Gray

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Style Diary – Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3

Graphic prints, sporty street and 60s mod silhouettes!

This was certainly a fun outfit for Vancouver Fashion Week.  I was drawn like a moth to a flame with this bold paintbrush print in a 60s mod style dress. I added a bit of street with the printed leggings and a bit of sporty spice with the mesh layer underneath.  A little contrasting pop of colour never hurt anyone either – so paired it up with my fave blue suede ankle booties ;p

Outfit: Coat, earrings, necklace – Topshop / Dress, mesh top & leggings – H&M / Booties – Aldo / Bag – Winners / Nail polish – Urban Outfitters

Bump: 24 weeks ;p

Pics by Ash Fasken

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Style Diary – Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 2

I decided to go a little ghetto glam in this little ensemble for Day 2 of Vancouver Fashion Week.  Just love this fun blinged-up touk from Aldo. 

Outfit:  Croptop – Topshop / Jacket – Forever 21 / Skirt – Evan Clayton / Touk & ring – Aldo / Heels – Zara / Necklace – H&M / Bag – Fine Finds

Baby bump: 24 weeks ;p

Pics by Rachelle Lupton

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VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK – S/S 15 – DAY6

By: Nicolette

The final day of VFW crept around far too quick for our liking!  After a week long of ‘frowing’ (one who frequents the front row), the final group of designers was the perfect way to end it all on a high note.  From around the globe, they brought strong collections in a great smorgasbord of quirky, funky, dark and edgy.

Our faves for the night were:

Londoner, Connally McDougall brightened up the room with her neutral and warm yellow ready-to-wear and couture collection.  Made by hand and a lot of love, she uses sustainable fabrics that are rich and diverse in texture.

Connally Mcdougal

Connally McDougall

Images: Peter Jensen

Tribal funk was woven through every fibre of this exciting collection.  The hair, make-up and accessories were so creative and fun.  Designer, George Styler, who studied fashion in Belgrade, produced an interesting knitwear collection and as in his past collections, portrayed an acceptance of individuality through the freedom of fashion.

George Styler

 Images: Peter Jensen

Karen Yang brought a fresh and fashion forward collection, with layers of pattern clashes that played off each other perfectly.  Using her cultural insights as inspiration for her quirky and playful designs, this line was certainly a breath of fresh air!

Karen Yang

Karen Yang

Images: Peter Jensen

Taking us to the dark side, Vlades’s attention to detail and form was pure magic.  We especially loved the common theme of the cross-over structured fabric panel hanging down in an asymmetric skirt form.  Small details with huge impact.

Vlades

Vlades

Images: Peter Jensen

And lastly, to finish off the night’s variety of different styles, Hong Kiyoung dropped some serious sporty street style with plenty of edge and attitute.  A cohesive androgynous collection that flowed seamlessly from one bold colour palette into the next.

Hang Kiyoung

Hong Kiyoung

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We would like to thank all the staff and Jamal for looking after us all week and for putting on such a great event.  The venue, set up, staff were on on point!

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VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK – S/S 15 – DAY 5

 

By: Nicolette & Rachelle Lupton

Day five of Vancouver Fashion Week was all about the Femme Fatale.  Lace, sequins, black & gold, sultry and sexy strutted down the runway.  A standout night with very thought-provoking and innovative collections were showcased.

Coveted designers were:

AIAIE – this collection made you want to slow down time to inspect every angle of each piece.  The details, combinations and layering were so exquisite it was hard not to view these pieces as carefully constructed art.  Designer, Hegedűs Zsanett, clearly drew inspiration from architecture and the finishing touches of inserting shadows was sensational.

 

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Joffrey Mongin, who had a striking resemblance of a young Yves Saint Laurent, displayed a stunning collection of both work and evening appropriate pieces.  A great combination of sleek silhouettes and geometric patterns creating a common theme of deep V’s.  Very tres chic indeed!

Joffrey Mongin

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You just can’t beat black & gold as the most deliciously luxe combination that Aizel brought to us!  Everything about this collection was purely stunning!  The stern hats paired with soft textures – perfection!  The charming and super cute designer, Minnie Jo (what a fab name!), came all the way from Australia and we managed to catch a few precious minutes with her back stage – stay tuned for our interview with her!

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Aaizel

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Vancouver Fashion Week – Fashion on 4th

VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK – FASHION ON 4TH

By: Justine Barnes

Vancouver Fashion Week is not just a week full of runway, there are also other great events that are being held. One in particular took place on Thursday, September 19, called Fashion on West 4th in collaboration with Vancouver Fashion Week to promote local retailers.

After checking in at The Bimini Public House, which included a drink ticket and a VIP pass,  discounts and MORE drinks and appetizers at participating stores on West 4th Ave, we had the pleasure of listening to Sarah Bancroft, Editor-in-Chief of Vitamin Daily, who did a fantastic job at keeping the room full of women (and one man) entertained.  Before all of the ladies headed out to shop, a fashion show was put on to showcase the latest fall trends, showcasing items from the stores participating.  Over 20 stores that took part in the event, including Judith Charles, Gravity Pope, XO Bella, Cocos Closet, Mavi Jeans, Miz Mooz, Leo Boutique, Wink and Willo, Two of Hearts and more.

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Justine and Sarah Bancroft

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It turned out to be a beautiful night to be shopping.  Each store had a different discount and special promotion on offer.  Once the shopping experience was over, we headed back to the Bimini Public House to receive our free gift bag full of products from the stores, Escents Aromatherapy, Lush, Coco’s Closet and a free lunch from Bimini Public House and other gifts!  What a fab way to end the evening.

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A great event to promote exploring the stores on 4th Avenue and meet some lovely people who have similar interests.  If you missed the event you can still go out and support these stores on West 4th and support your city by shopping locally!

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Vancouver Fashion Week ss 2015 – DAY 4

 By Nicolette

Just over half way through a week of shows and the VFW front row starts feeling pretty cosy and just like home!  Day 4’s shows were superbly executed in a range of out-of-the-box fresh designs, serene and elegant, seductive and sexy.

Our coveted designers for the night were:

Clara Martin, a London, UK based menswear designer wowed the crowds with her fresh menswear collection consisting of knitted jumpers and shorts, bold stripes and faux fur that drew on childhood memories of the cookie monster.  A fun, playful and youthful collection that spoke volumes with it’s vibrant colour palette.

Clara Martin

Images: Peter Jensen

A modern take on the late 60s, early 70s Hollywood glamour was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this collection by Renata Buzzo saunter down the runway.  The soft feather trimmings, baby-doll silhouettes, sheer skirts and bell sleeves added to the sultriness of this collection along with the smokey eyes and sleek pointy heels.

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Renata Buzzo

Images: Peter Jensen

Laura Lavel was the perfect finish to the night for me, with a sexy and sophisticated collection combining classic silhouettes in an interesting mixture of textured fabrics and bold prints.  It’s no wonder this designer was born in Paris where she nurtured her skills in haute couture and fashion design.  Revealing pants and dresses but done very tastefully.  I’m pretty sure I saw every young dame in the front row gasp and snap pics of these gorgeous pieces.

Laura Lavel

Images:  Peter Jensen

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Vancouver Fashion Week – with Covergirl, Olay & Pantene

Vancouver Fashion Week – Hair & Makeup

By: Justine Barnes

Ever wonder what’s happening behind the bright lights and big screen?  We sneaked backstage to catch up with the hair and makeup team to see what they were up to and get their take on what what’s trending for f/w 2014.

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Make-up Artist: Jesse Gadspy, Vancouver

Q: Which products are you working with this week?

A: VFW is sponsored by Covergirl and Olay products this year ;p

Q: What are your favorite products to work with this week?

A: We have been using a lot of the Covergirl Eyeshadow Palette #282, which offers silver and gold shades.  Other Covergirl products we have been using for many looks are the Bombshell Shine Shadow #320 (cream eyeshadow), Flamed Out #350 (eyeshadow pencil), Lip Perfection #315 & #345 (lipstick)

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Q: Which shows have been your most creative looks?

A: I enjoyed doing the looks for Crafess collection. There was a fun Miley Cyrus feel to the look. We added very bold brows for the models.  The Jeehyun Lee collection was fun creating the silver, gold metallic looks and I enjoyed doing the make-up for Priscilia Canivet and La Selle College - they had very romantic looks, with soft, naked eyes.

Q: How many styles/looks are you creating in 1 hour?

A: We get 20 minutes per model, so about 3 models per hour, but we do as many as possible.

Q: Fall tips and trends that for fall 2014?

A:  The 90s, with spiced lips in brown tone lip colors.  Also, deep purple and red lips are in. We are seeing a lot of vampy eyes, which is a bare eye, with a defined crease on the eyelid.  Matte skin is fresh for fall, with no shimmer and nothing heavy looking on the skin. Everyone is also loving the Kim Kardashian face contouring and perfect brows.

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Hair Stylist: Bella Vida, Vancouver

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Q: Which products are you working with this week?

A: VFW is sponsored by Pantene Hair Products this year ;p

Q: What are your favorite products to work with this week?

A: My favorite product to use this week is the Pantene Keratin Serum.  It helps smooth out the hair, especially with all the backcombing going on.

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Q: What are some popular hairstyles you have created this week?

A:  There have been a lot of braids and plenty of volume and backcombing.

Q: How many styles/looks are you creating in 1 hour?

A: We get 15 minutes per model and sometimes even less when it is crunch time! [Eeeeeek]

Q: Fall tips and trends for fall 2014?

A: Colored ombre hair with dark red or violet.  Or you can do an all over color with red or violet if you really want to stand out.

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VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK – S/S 2015 – DAY 3

By: Nicolette & Rachelle Lupton

Each day the designers of Vancouver Fashion Week are running around like mad getting ready for the moment they have been waiting months for.  Day three showcased dreams coming to life and designers seeing their hard work pay off.  A night not to be missed with an array of fun, flirty, feminine pieces – perfect for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 season.

Our first coveted designer of the evening hands-down goes to Marita.  Cool hues of blue, mauve’s and taupes gave complemented to soothing structures of the other-worldly garments.  Marita, a Tbilisi, Georgia, designer, aptly named her collection “Cryptogram”.

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Images: Peter Jensen

Our second coveted designer for the evening, goes to Lozena.  Not only is her collection super cute, chic and sophisticated – so is the charming little lady behind the brand – Viktoria Nasteva.  We know, because we got chatty with her briefly before her show!  Through a collection of luxe fabrics and feminine tailored silhouettes, Viktoria used her Bulgarian heritage as inspiration and she strives to make sustainable fashion synonymous with high-end fashion.

Lozena

Images: Peter Jensen

And lastly, finishing the night with an extravagant flair was designer to watch Shravan Kumar, displaying his first line full of beautiful ready to wear articles perfect for the western culture but with a theme true to his heritage and culture, India.  We were lucky enough to pull him aside for a quick interview.

Shravan Kumar

Images:  Peter Jensen

When did you know that you wanted to become a designer?

I received medical training in India, but I was always more interested in the design sciences than the medical sciences. I think it has always been in my blood.  I saw my mom wearing the most beautiful Saris in India and I think that’s where it started.  My mom is my idol, I look up to her to be everything I am today.

 Other than your mother, do you have any other influences?

I am a learner, I love learning and I learn new things everyday.  When I stop learning, that’s the day I am dead.  I don’t believe in being number one, number two or number three.  I am in a different league because I know what I want and don’t want.

Do you have any inspirational words for aspiring designers?

Do not believe in anybody, believe in yourself.  Don’t let anyone deprive your temperament, character or confidence. People who are trying to take your confidence are not your friends. And work hard, but party harder.  That’s fashion.

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Images: Peter Jensen

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VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK – S/S 2015 – DAY @

 By: Nicolette & Rachelle Lupton

Vancouver Fashion Week is certainly bringing it this time round.  Day two’s collections were on fire, show after show, piece after piece, the designers were right on trend with boxy, androgynous styles. Men in skirts, woman in pants suits, no more gender specifications. These designers were fully aware of society’s outlook on genders and using it to their advantage. Brilliant pieces from equally brilliant designers.

Coveted designers were:

Lu Liu, who perfectly merged together an Asian and West Coast feel to a collection full of fun pieces, complete with mickey mouse ears and lollipops.

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Vancouver Fashion Week Lu Liu

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Images: Peter Jensen

Shen Seul ji, who debuted a more sporty collection while still giving it that fashion feel with mesh and sheer fabrics.

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Shen Seul ji Vancouver Fashion Week

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Sara Armstrong showcased an androgynous collection of men’s and women’s simple and practical pieces.

Sara Armstrong Vancouver Fashion Week

Images: Peter Jensen

Each season Niche magazine sponsors an up and coming designer to assist them showcasing their collection at Vancouver Fashion Week. This year, the platform was offered to Alex S Yu, and what an amazing outcome it was. Stealing the show for the night Alex S Yu’s “Lost Youth” collection played with boxy cuts and holographic fabrics. We can’t wait to see where this designer goes from here.

  Alex S Yu Vancouver Fashion Week

Alex S. Yu Vancouver Fashion Week

Alex S Yu Vancouver Fashion Week

Images: Peter jensen

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Vancouver Fashion Week – s/s 2014 – Day 1

By: Rachelle Lupton

Lights on, music up, models ready!  Day 2 (technically Day 1 of the runway shows) started Vancouver Fashion Week off with an amazing display of Spring/Summer 2015 collections from local and international designers.  This year’s Venue, The Queen Elizabeth Theater, is set up with a fashion tent for the shows, a VIP/media lounge where you have the opportunity to meet and talk to this year’s designers and an indoor and outdoor media wall – perfect for all the fashionistas! 

Pastels, geometric shapes, sharp silhouettes and shiny sequins seemed to be amongst some of the common themes.  The unique designs, both wearable but still statement pieces, strutted up and down the runway.  A great start to the week and we can’t wait to share with you what the rest of the week’s designers brought us. 

Day 2’s coveted designers were:

Akira Kuwabara with his collection of triangular geographic dresses and innovative rework of the trench coat.

Akira Kuwabara

Akira Kuwabara

Images: Peter Jensen

Atiz, bringing her elegant and chic minimalistic ready to wear.

Atiz

Images: Peter Jensen

And lastly, the highly anticipated Evan Clayton, whose risqué and bold pieces complete with fur accessories, took to the stage in an amazing end to the second night.

Evan Clayton

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Images: Peter Jensen

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WIN TWO TICKETS TO VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK

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Who’s up for winning TWO TICKETS to VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK?  You are, well it’s simple really:

1.  Follow both VANFASHIONWEEK and NLASTYLIST on instagram.

2.  Check out the Vancouver Fashion Week website http://vanfashionweek.com and Coveting Chi Chi website http://covetingchichi.com to see which same designer will be showcasing their third collection in the s/s 2015 show and who has been interviewed by Coveting Chi Chi!          (Shhh, hint – this designer’s favourite quote might just be “Design is intelligence made visible”.

3.  Post your answer on NLASTYLIST’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/NLAStylist underneath this competition post.

4.  Competition lasts for 5 days and winning answers will be drawn from on Friday evening – giving you plenty time to organize your VFW outfit ;p

5.  Good luck!

Vancouver Personal Stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen

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Chi Chi Style Diary – VFW Fashionista

Meet Asia Mulan Narwal.  We love the poise this beauty has about her!  Not to mention her killer body-chain draped over her leopard print top that opens up on the lower back, oozing elegence.   Fab wide leg pants too, with beautiful white leather trimming around the waistband and pockets.

Asia is wearing: top – designed by Asia / pants – JLo Collection / Shoes – BCBG / Jewelry – Michael Kors

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Chi Chi Style Diary – VFW Fashionista

Day 4 of VFW, and our resident stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen is still at it!

Nicolette is wearing:  Top, skirt & clutch bag – Topshop / Jacket & earrings - Jennyfleur Loves… / Heels – Army & Navy

Follow Nicolette on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Nicolette Lang-Andersen

Nicolette Lang-Andersen

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Chi Chi Style Diary – VFW Fashionista

Well, hello Dolly!  Look, it’s Ms. Ashleigh Fasken!   You know, the one who snaps NLAStylist’s pics!  We adore her femine cut-out dress with edgy exposed zipper at the back.  And those birdie earings are just too cute!

Dress – The Bay / Shoes – Nine West / Necklace – Forever 21 / Clutch – Vintage / Earrings – El Closet de mi Hermana

Asheligh Fasken

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