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Pink Tartan - Holiday & Resort 14 - Nordstrom

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We had a great evening at Nordstrom for the presentation of the beautiful Pink Tartan Holiday and Resort 14 collection. The pieces were presented by President and Creative director, Kimberley Newport-Mimran. With a background in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, she worked with Club Monaco and Hudson's Bay before founding the Canadian label, Pink Tartan in 2002.  You may also be familiar with her husband - Canadian Designer Joe Mimran who launched both Club Monaco and Joe Fresh.

Newport-Mimran stayed true to the brands sophisticated sportswear feel with this collection. Each piece is constructed of gorgeous luxe fabrics with a timeless silhouette. The pieces can all be mixed and matched to create an unique/individual look.

My favourite pieces of this collection include the hand painted black and white silk dress, cream winter coat, and of course the fur collars. The stunning black and white A-Lined dress creates a bold statement. The hand painted fabric forms a modern look with …

Grayscale

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Photography by: David Brown 
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Sweater Jacket: Elie Tahari  -  Crew Neck Sweater: Alexander Wang  -  Jeans: Rag & Bone  -  Boots: Alexander Wang  -  Beanie: Topshop  -  Blanket Scarf: H&M  -  Bag: Givenchy  -  Sunglasses: Missoni  -  Double Finger Ring: BCBGMaxazria 

In between the extremes of white and black, are the neutral shades of grey. I put together this casual look mixing shades and textures of grey from head to toe.
Blanket scarves are huge for f/w as they are very versatile and add warmth. This reversible grey and black blanket scarf caught my eye while shopping in England. The thick, tightly woven wool is perfect for the cool, rainy fall weather in England, and soon to be Calgary winter. The Aztec pattern adds a boldness to any fall look.   Blanket scarves take up a lot of room when travelling, however, they also make a great airplane blanket :). 
Mixing different types of knits creates interest through texture. This ribbed wool Sweater Jacket by Elie Tahari is war…

Pretty Playsuit

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Photography by David Brown
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Wool Hat: Top Shop  -  Playsuit: Rare London  -  Jacket: Helmut Lang  -  Belt: BCBGMaxazria  -  Scarf: Burberry  -  Tights: Wilfred  -  Flats: Givenchy  -  Necklace:  Jennea Frischke Jewelry  -  Clutch: Saint Laurent  - Nail Polish: YSL La Laque "Deep Black"  -  Accent Nail: Sally Hansen Polish Strips "Check it out"


A peaceful day at the Museum Gardens in York, England. The massive span of land in the city centre was once obtained by one of the largest and wealthiest Abbey's in England, St. Mary's Abbey. The ruins show a glimpse of the intricate architectural detailing dating back to 1088.
I discovered this fun and flirty playsuit at a lovely shop called Bed Boutique in Hull, England. The boutique is filled with several great lines of clothing and accessories for 
women.
For more of their chic pieces check out - https://www.facebook.com/bedfashionboutique 

The pretty lace playsuit inspired this stylish, easy to wear fall look. The…

A Touch of Gold

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Photography by: Anthony Yuen 

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Leather Sleeve Cardigan: Danier  - Silk Blouse: Rachel Mara  -  Gold Zipper Pants: Rag & Bone  -  Pony Hair Boots: Versace  Bag: Mulberry  -   Necklace: Jennea Frischke Jewelry  -  Earrings: Alexis Bittar  -   Ring: BCBGMaxazria  -  Nail Polish: YSL La Laque "Rose Abstrait"

Textured cement, water fountains and green grass fill a central downtown block. I wanted to shoot Century Gardens (in Calgary, AB) before the city begins the planned redevelopment. 
We have seen the leather or faux leather mixed with knits look for many seasons, and it is back again. As many of your know I love mixing materials to add texture to any look. This cardigan has full leather sleeves that creates an edge to anything paired with it.  When purchasing sweaters for f/w I look at the versatility of the piece. This particular sweater hit all the points, it can cascade open as a cardigan, or be draped across with a hidden button to hold the drape in place and add mo…

B&W

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Photography by David Brown 

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Leather Jacket: Malika Couture  -  Sweater: Townsen  -  Scarf: Alexander McQueen  -  Jeans: Hudson USA  -  Ankle Boots: Stuart Weitzman  -  Clutch: Saint Laurent  -  Sunglasses: Missoni  -  Earrings: Alexis Bittar  -  Short Necklace: Tiffany & Co.  -  Medium Necklace: David Yurman  - Long Necklace: Oak + Fort  -  Rings: Jennea Frischke Jewelry  -  Nail Polish: YSL La Laque "Deep Black"  -  Accent Nail: Sally Hansen Polish Strips "Check it out"

We had a lovely day at Queen Victoria Square in central Kingston-upon-Hull, UK. It is great to be surrounded by such amazing architecture and history. Unfortunately, this city was severely damaged in the wars, however, many beautiful Victorian elements and Maritime history remain in the areas we shot in. 

This casual black and white look is full of basics that are perfect for fall. 
The cream and black sweater has great leather detailing on the sides and neckline that makes a basic sweater …