Friday, March 27, 2015

LKISEvents: On Virgin Radio, My Fave 5 Trends on the Runway World Mastercard Fashion Week, F/W15

My post is up on Virgin Radio! Read it there:
Or right here....

It's my favourite holiday! It's Fashion Week time!!!
Another World Mastercard Fashion Week is underway in Toronto and I headed to the tents at David Pecault Square to check out what we can expect for Fall/Winter 2015.  
I know next winter is not exactly on our minds (in fact I might be blocking it out), but a girl should always be ahead of the fashion game!
So, here are some of my favourite trends that I saw working that runway: 

(All photos provided by Opique Photography)

1. Lamé ladies
Metallic looks brought some major bling to the shows.  Check out these two from Narces (left) and Pink Tartan (right).  
2. Long Fringe Fabulous
When I saw these majestic pieces come down the runway, it was obvious that this accent is a home run and it's gonna hit big come fall. The Mackage show featured outerwear with amazing fringe that swished in the most sexy and dramatic way. 

3. The Modern Jumpsuit
The jumpsuit is like a maxi-dress with a wink, and this silhouette was totally inspired during this World Mastercard Fashion Week. A metallic circle-covered jumpsuit at Vawk would be the perfect night out outfit for a girl with major style and the wedding jumpsuit at Narces was definitely what Carrie Bradshaw would wear to renew her vows. 

4. Wackadoodle Prints
You would figure because we were watching Fall/Winter fashions that it would be all black-grey-navy-burgunday-brown, but not so thanks to whimsical lip-printed dresses at Narces (centre) and mega-watted print mashups at Hayley Elsaesser (left and right). 

5. 50 Shades of Cozy Grey
Grey knit is just perfect for winter and thanks to Melissa Nepton (left) and Pink Tartan (right), we got validation that wrapping ourselves in those bundles of grey is perfectly on-trend. 

So, there you have it! 
Okay, I know, you don't really want to think of next winter when the snow might actually melt one of these days, but think of it as a sneak peak...a fashion trailer! 

Monday, March 23, 2015

LKISBeauty: New Youtube Vid, Dolce & Gabbana Unboxing (and the Controversy)

So, I know Dolce &Gabbana have not been getting the best rap lately, with all their political commentary on what is the "normal" way to bring a child into this world...

....and while I think they are nincompoops for commenting on what is natural/normal especially in this day and age of the ever-evolving notion of the traditional family (what is normal anyway?! And who is ANYONE to categorize any norm for ANYONE else?!), I still received a gorgeous perfume from Dolce & Gabbana and managed to unbox it this weekend....

Will I auction off the Dolce Floral Drops like Andy Cohen and his suit?  Probably not.
But I am definitely in agreement that glass houses and stones don't mix. 
Here is my unboxing vid, nonetheless. 



Friday, March 20, 2015

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, Navy Spring Trend Alert, 5 Must-Have Pieces

Blogged today on Virgin Radio! Read it there....
or right here!

I love navy.  It's chic, it's sophisticated, it's utterly slimming and it's an homage to all things nautical, which gives it some inherent caché.  These are all qualities that I get totally stoked for in a major seasonal trend.

Check out my vid with Le Chateau where I am sporting and chatting being in the navy

Heading into the warmer months, you can be sure you will be totally stylish in one of these five great ways to look like you are yachting with the best of 'em: 

1. The Navy Bag 
The perfect dark bag that still has personality- I love all the deep blue options! 

2. The Navy Blazer
Nothing says preppy-chic like a navy topper. Try a structured blazer with ripped up jeans or try a less structured blazer for a clean-cut look that still emanates chill vibes. 

3. Navy Shoes 
The navy shoe is like the basic that just won't quit. Wear your pair flawlessly with denim, add them to a head-to-toe white look or mix and match with other nautically inspired pieces (red is particularly awesome here). 

4. Navy Denim 
Navy denim is another way to sport dark denim without going full-fledge black. Super-slimming and the perfect basic...even mix it in with black, people! 

5. The LND (The little navy dress) 
I love a dark dress that is still playful and I feel like the LND is definitely just that.  I love this look in an unexpected texture like neoprene, sequins or lace. 

Are you ready to sport the navy trend?
If so, all aboard! 



Friday, March 13, 2015

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, A Breakup With Winter, Here are 5 of my Fave Trends for Spring

New Virgin Radio blog post today on trends you need this Spring! 
Read it there: 

Or right here! 

Alright ladies, it's time to bust out those spring looks (it finally feeeeeeeels like spring! Yay! I am falling in love with this season all over again).  We are officially breaking up with winter. 
Here are five of my favourite trends that you should be sporting this spring: 

1. Spring Suede
Unexpected, but kinda' nice given that our Spring is not as warm as one might hope! (and how Cindi Mancini is that ecru suede dress from!)

2. Feathers 
'Tis the season: Birds come back to our neck of the woods and we get to celebrate our migration to the outdoors with sumptuous feathers. As a trim around a neckline, waistline or hem, this accent is definitely one to flap your wings about. 

3. Gingham 
Not my personal favourite, but a runway trend nonetheless this season.  Try it in a sophisticated silhouette to keep it more cheeky-chic than howdy-doody. 

4. Khaki  
Military inspiration always come hand-in-hand with this colour.  This season try this universally flattering shade in feminine shapes (like dresses, skirts or jumpsuits) for the best in fashion contrast. 

5. Mesh it up 
It's sheer, but sporty all at the same time.  Sexy and tomboyish are one in the same with this peekaboo fabric. 

Later winter! 
We have totally moved on :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LKISObsession: A Spring Sparkle Sweater

This post is a simple one.  

In pretty much every colour....
Which one should I get people?  Help a girl make a decision! 
 Perfect with a pair of ripped up denim shorts, thrown on with some sleek black pants or with my favourite skinny white jeans.

Now I seriously need to make a decision...



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LKISStyle: My TV Segment Today, Spring 2015 Beauty Trends on Global Montreal

In case you missed it, I was on Global Montreal this am, chatting beauty trends that are a must-try for Spring 2015.

I was sporting my favourite new blazer from Le Chateau btw...

Let me know what you think! 


Monday, March 9, 2015

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, Spring Cleaning Time, 5 Things to Bring You Into Spring!

Miss my post on Virgin Radio on Friday?  Read it there:
Or right here!!!!


This weekend it is time to change the clocks again with Daylight Savings! 
This is one of my favourite moments in the season, because it marks the beginning of Spring. Okay, okay, there is still snow on the ground, but it just feels like that warm weather might be lurking right around the corner...right?!

So, here are 5 of my favourite things to get you ready for our impending seasonal change! 
Spring cleaning here we go: 

We have all tried Bioré pore strips, but now there are Charcoal pore strips that use this key ingredient to trap and yank out a week's worth of impurities. 

Nothing says fresh-faced like polished teeth, and I can say that this toothbrush is the Ferrari of electric toothbrushes. Oh, and it has bluetooth, so that you can monitor your oral hygiene on your smartphone. Talk about fostering good habits. 

In store in April, get your hands on this stuff. Harnessing the nourishing power of Iris Florentina Root Extract, this advanced liquid concentrate quickly and deeply penetrates the skin to boost radiance, reduce fine lines, and improve dullness. Sounds like a Spring Awakening. 

This foundation will have you looking natural, fresh, and luminous.  I am obsessed...You should be too (especially because it can used wet or dry, depending on your coverage needs).  Nothing says I am ready to step out into the world like perfect skin. 

Want your fresh face to stay looking fresh? Try setting your makeup with a spray (all the rage these days) and Smashbox, with its roots in photo-ready makeup, has made this primer water that is not to be missed. 

You are officially ready for Spring! Now, if only Mother Nature would realize that...