Dress: Ola Dubois – Shoes: Christian Louboutin – Pearls: C+C Lifestyles
Jacket: Zara – Glasses: D&G via Clearly
It has been awhile since I last did a Fair Fashion post, so I’m excited to share Old Dubois, my friend Dani’s collection of dresses made from reclaimed materials. I love clothing with a story, so wearing her one of a kind dresses makes my heart tingle. Handmade by Dani from material which used to be something else makes it more than just a beautiful garment, but something special too.
Pearls: C+C Lifestyles – Leather Jacket: Zara – Wool Coat: Vintage – Boots: Meraki
Denim: Citizens of Humanity/H&M – Shirt: Brandy Melville – Glasses: Bailey Nelson
All Natural Makeup by Carly Flint at The Green Kiss
If you’ve been to Victoria you’ve surely visited The Fairmont Empress. As one of the most iconic and cherished buildings in the city, I obviously wanted to look cool while staying there. Whenever I plan a getaway, the first things in my suitcase are my ÉLISE silk pajamas of course, but after that things can get a bit more complicated.
Pajamas: ÉLISE – Pearls: C+C Lifestyles – Boots: Meraki
All Natural Makeup by The Green Kiss
Guys, I think found my pajama heaven. I was lucky enough to get to experience the newly renovated rooms at The Fairmont Empress and really, really enjoyed my stay (seriously though…like a fat kid in a candy shop). With the perfect balance between contemporary and classic, the room’s aesthetic is similar to that of ÉLISE in that it combines modern elements with something that is timeless.
I have a bit of a weird relationship with birthdays in that I love to celebrate (any excuse for champagne), but I don’t really like being the centre of attention. I enjoy attending parties, but it kinds of stresses me out when they are in my honour. So, in order to get the best of both worlds (an epic celebration without any of the stress), my boyfriend and I decided to head to Whistler for the weekend to stay at Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
As a teen, I was obsessed with straightening my hair until it had zero kinks and stuck straight to my head. It was only then that the “LG” Elise could be seen in public. At some point in my later teens this changed and I never did my hair. My mum would make comments saying I should at least brush it, but mascara, brow gel and a subtle variation of the Kim K contour took priority over my hairstyle.
Although I am still taking the initiative to brush my brows into place, I figured it was also time that I did something with my hair. After all, I work in fashion, so shouldn’t I have hair that is at least somewhat fashionable? With this in mind, I teamed up with local Victoria stylist, Renée Lalonde from the newly opened Copper & Ash Collective, to create hair that is actually cool enough to be on a fashion blog. So, without further anecdotes of my past hair endeavours, I am excited to share how Renée turned me into a cool kid by changing my hair.
Jacket: Vintage – Top: Pomelo – Denim: Vintage – Shoes: Kate Spade – Bag: Danier
Ever since attending Eco Fashion Week and learning how to thrift with Myriam (their founder), I have become quite obsessed with consignment shopping and going to Value Village in particular. As a huge store that used to overwhelm me, I now think of Value Village as this wonderful place where I can find special treasures, so long as I have a little bit of time and absolutely no hangover (don’t go there with a hangover).