Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LKISBeauty: New Youtube Product Review, Caudalie La Creme Riche

Another video up and ready for your viewing pleasure :)

Reviewing the awesome Caudalie La Creme Riche (it's amaaaaaaaaaazing...and I say that a lot on the video :)).

xxx

LKIS

Monday, August 25, 2014

LKISStyle: On Global TV today, Beauty That Does the Work for You

Was chatting all about miracle beauty products that do the work for you today on Global Montreal!

Check out the video here:


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LKIS

Friday, August 22, 2014

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, Animal Instincts, Without the Fur


Today on Virgin Radio I am chatting fur-free animal stuff....

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Animals in fashion is as old as man.  I mean you gotta' figure that the caveman was probably onto something.  But if you aren't into getting your fur on, then you need to incorporate all the upcoming season's animalia in a different way.  I mean runways may have been covered in the ever-controversial fur, but here are a three of my favourite fur-free animal options that are both wild and a bit wacky: 

1. Nach
I came across this Noah's ark of jewellery on my travels to France this summer.  

 

They come in all kinds of species, so depending on your love of earth, air, water (or unicorns?), you can sport your favourite. 
Rings and necklaces, dragons and jaguars, this is a line that is both fashion and fun and totally fur-free. 
2. Animal shredded clothes: 
So get this, we read on http://www.stylelistquebec.ca that a group in Hitachi City, Japan, are "collaborating" with the animals at the Kamine zoo and creating shredded denim (also called zoo denim) for unique animal-created fashion.  Weird trend? Yes.  Unique designs? Yes.  But I gotta say this is kind of a cool alternative to all the fur-wearing and you will definitely be wearing one of a kind (ps: proceeds are going to a good cause, the WWF and Kamine Zoo).  Some folks found it was kind of exploitative, but I think if the animals are having fun ripping up denim and then money is raised for them, it's a pretty cool project. 
What do you think?

Photos Courtesy of Zoo Jeans

3. Animal Print: 
While totally obvious, I think this one of the best ways to pay homage to the animal without actually wearing it.  I love wearing this print as a basic, mixing it in with other prints or wearing animal accessories. Animal print is definitely on trend for this upcoming season and you can feel guilt-free rocking your grrrrr-iest garbs. 
Alright, so I don't judge, but I definitely like the idea of finding something in fashion for everyone.  So, if the fur trend is not for you, I hope you'll find a way to rock some animalistic approaches to style.  

xxx 

LKIS






Friday, August 15, 2014

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, Look Ma, No Handbags

Today on Virgin Radio- a new post is up! 
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I was hanging out with one of my besties, and as we left the house to go shopping, I realized that she was filling her pockets with all her stuff: Phone, wallet, lipgloss...Girlfriend, I said, where is your purse?  She answered that she freaking hates wearing a purse and so she fills her pockets with gear and hopes her pants stay up.  So, I got to thinking: What does a purse-hater do?  I mean this girl (I mean me) LOVES bags, but what if you find sporting a purse to be a bag-burden? Are there any solutions out there for the handbag-hater? 

Well, turns out there are a bunch of great options (Heidi Rubin, personal trainer extraordinaire, this one's for you): 

1. The designer Fanny Pack
Don't cringe.  The fanny pack is a great bag alternative, with a hands free approach and some existing aesthetics that make them a-okay.  I love this ruffle one from Kinies

And, there is something about a designer fanny-pack, like this one from Gucci, that is deliciously balanced: 

2. The Holster
I actually have a holster.  They are a great handbag alternative and give any outfit an automatic rock'n roll vibe.  Check out these awesome ones from Jungle Tribe Blaster on Etsy, which comes in a torso or thigh version: 


And, this holster from RK New York screams band frontman:

3. The Wrist Wallet
If you are going to wear a cuff, why not have it double as a wallet?  I think that this beaded bracelet from Television on Etsy is perfectly girly and practical all at once: 

4.  The Ankle Wallet
If you needed validation from a major fashion house, anyone remember Chanel's 2008 ankle bag?  I love this thing (and think it could double as a wrist wallet, too): 

5. (and my personal favourite) The Boot-Bag
Elizabeth Anne has contemplated this dilemma and come up with the ultimate solution.  It is footwear with a compartment for your stuff...and it helps that her boots are totally awesome. 




So, for all you ladies who need to be free of the bag-burden, these are your perfect solutions to the handbag hassle. 

xxx

LKIS

Friday, August 8, 2014

LKISObsession: Sephora Press Pods, a true Mani-Cure

Count on Sephora to give you 24 manicures in one adorable and colourful box.  
The Formula X Press Pods are vibrant single manicures in a convenient kit. 

Spotted this in Europe and fell in love. 
PERFECT for travelling (like those beach days when you chip your nails and don't feel like going out and buying a whole new nail lacquer).

Oh, and by the way it's now on sale! From $47 down to $28:



Comes in these colours: 

The 24 set contains: 

Flashy (bright red), Power Source (hot coral), Kelvin (hot tangerine), Invincible (warm vanilla), Unmistakable (pastel jade), Rocket Fuel (metallic graphite green), Prism (mermaid green pearl), High Frequency (bright turquoise), Continuum (sky blue), Omni (beach ball blue), Infamous (teal and purple metallic duochrome), Legend (maroon and rainbow metallic duochrome), Harmonics (deep lilac), Perfection (smoky violet), Pedal to the Metal (pearl violet), Heroic (lilac and gold metallic duochrome), Hercules (hot rose pink), Potent (carnation pink), Riotous (dark magenta), Outrageous (lavender mist), Gray Matter (charcoal gray), Extraordinary (iceberg gray), Need for Speed (metallic silver), and White Matter (opaque bright white). 


They also have a smaller seven-piece set available for $19. 

Made WITHOUT: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates 

Talk about a Mani-cure, 

xxx

LKIS

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio Ogoodness, The It's Almost Fall Preview, Back to School for Grown-Ups

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I am not ready to think about shopping for cold weather, but, alas, it's that time when we start to contemplate those Fall fashions and this season let's begin our preview with one of my favourite looks. 

Here are four Back to School-inspired trends for every woman this Fall 2014: 

1. Clunky Flats: 
Alright ladies, enjoy footwear that is comfortable and stylish this season with chunky flats with a menswear flare. 





2. Pleasing Plaid:
Not just for the school uniform, plaid is where its at for everyone.  Try a plaid coat or cape for a more updated interpretation of this trend. 




3. Backpacks: 
Save your back and style your outfit with a designer backpack.  This modern take on a student's must-have is the perfect way to cart your adult accessories. 




4. School colours Grey, Blue and Green:
When I think school uniforms, I always think of the greys, blues and greens.  Well, this season these classic colours are going to be for hall monitors and fashionistas alike! 

We are just getting warmed up on the Fall fashion front, but I figure it's better to be prepared, right? 
xxx
LKIS

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, Outfit Post, Vacation in White, Part 2

On Virgin Radio- read it there http://montreal.virginradio.ca/lkisstyle/2014/08/01/lkisstyle-outfit-post-vacation-in-black-and-white-part-2
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Alright, so vacation is a fun thing, right?  But packing can be ultra stressful, right? Well, my approach this year was to aim for black and white pieces with bold accents.  That made for easy-peesy accessorizing and a look that took me out on the town every night. 

For the first of my white looks (if you wanna see the black ones head here: http://montreal.virginradio.ca/lkisstyle/2014/07/25/lkisstyle-outfit-post-vacation-in-black-and-white-part-1) I opted for pearlized jewellery. 




For this outfit, I decided to mix off and true white with a peasant top and the best skinny jeans from American Apparel


Then for my second white look, I grabbed my trusty Michael Kors purse (I love this thing...it goes with EVERYTHING). 

Put on a statement necklace with gold, silver and turquoise for colour. 

And, my favourite new sandals that are Birkenstock-style and ultra-comfy. 



Finally, I added some arm candy that I picked up at an outdoor market!


This Zara outfit was a matching skirt and accented T-Shirt: 


The final look by the sea?  Here it is: 


Packing this year for vacation was pretty darn easy- opting for black and white made for effortless style while destressing! There is still one more vacation outfit post to go- check out www.lkisstyle.com next for #3!

xxx

LKIS