Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Ultimate Shopping List for a Fall Spree

1. Anna Sui nail polish - something like a Passion Pink can bring summer sensations into September. Plus, the rose shaped bottles are so desirable. They have the Anna Sui beauty line - and hopefully the polish - at Sears (plenty of locations around Hali)

2. Some adorable flats, like those from Pretty Ballerinas, the Montreal based shop with a gift for perfect foot fashion. There is only a bit of time between sandals and boots, so I feel it's best to make the most of September with totally cute styles.

3. A modern leather jacket or bomber jacket (or both) to help those summer dresses transition from the sunny weather to the fall chill. Here are some styles from Danier Leather (locations in Bayers Lake and MicMac!).

New places to spend your shopping budget!

Coming to Canada, a Vancouver shop called "Holly" after Audrey Hepburn's classic character in Breakfast at Tiffany's. The store will stock many different popular lines, including 7 For All Mankind and House of Harlow.

Also coming to Toronto and Edmonton - Victoria's Secret! It looks like Canadian girls are about to get just that much sexier.

Any news on shops coming to Halifax? Let me know if you have heard anything lately!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Julia Makes Me Want to Fly Virgin

Perhaps this is completely unrelated to fashion in Halifax (although the Julia is wearing some pretty kick-ass shorts in this video!), but check out http://www.virginamericaprovocateur.com/view/?id=476275 and vote for my friend Julia to become the Virgin America Toronto Provocateur!

Not only would it be absolutely fabulous for an East Coaster to win the contest, but I'm also eager to see where Julia would fly (the winner gets 12 roundtrip excursions around the world), and what kind of fashion and fun she would feature on her very own Provocateur Blog!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer Sale at JDA!

Stop by Joanne David Accessories on Barrington this week for a 50% off on select handbags, jewelry and accessories. I'm going to have to make some extra room in my moving boxes for some of those fabulous headbands!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shop Local On the Web

One of my favorite pastimes, especially during times of epic procrastination, is browsing etsy.com. Even better than browsing aimlessly is the "Shop Local" option, which allows you to search for etsy sellers in Halifax or NS.

Here are a few noteworthy Hali-etsyers:

Pip Robins Accessories.
A collection of cowls to keep your neck nice and toasty (and fashionable).

String Me Along Jewelry Designs.
I absolutely love this elegant cuff bracelet.

Mermaids Dream
Beautiful, local, handmade - what more could you ask for in a clutch?

The name alone makes you drool... wait until you see the fabulous feather-inspired earrings!

Shopping local, even online, is like a treasure hunt - you always know there is something fabulous buried in this city, you just have to find it.

Bringing the Heat

Thursday night was a fabulous combination of laughter, lingerie and a truly great cause. (Plus some shirtless men to round out the evening)

The HRM Firemen Calendar Release Party seemed to be a smashing success with the help of Jokers Comedy Club, Perry Paris, Fallon Jones, and some rock-hard abs. I arrived with some friends and my sister in tow, receiving a warm greeting and some steamy calendars from some brave firemen out on the street.

We enjoyed the atmosphere in Jokers, having never been there before. Perry Paris stopped by our table to say hi, completely confusing my sister who is not so in-tune with the blogosphere or the fashion world. My props to her though - she rocked her effortless look in a bright green plaid shirt this night and fit right in.

Then, it was time for some laughs and some fashion. The comedians were killer, including the hilarious Mark Little, and the Second Chance Couture lingerie had people sweating in their seats!

I spotted Vanessa Furlong on stage and remembered that I had fallen in love with some pieces from her Ness'pAs fall line:

(Post event, after some facebooking, we set a date to meet up at her studio soon to do a little (un)necessary splurging.)

At the end of the night the HRM Firemen strutted their stuff on the runway and reminded us that the evening had been for a very important cause - all proceeds went to the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.

I have to extend my congrats to everyone who was part of the event. Combining comedy and fashion was genius - it brought people into the seats who might not have been interested in fashion, but who saw that the runway can be just as entertaining as some so-funny-you-might-pee-your-pants style comedy.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Those lovely summer sales

Dear Hali-fashionistas,
Here is a little summer sale to keep you going in this heat:
Turbine will be clearing out summer stock to make room for new treasures, only until Sunday, Aug 15.

They have promised a $25 rack, 50% off pieces, and $10 scarves and hats!
This is the perfect chance to pick up all of those pieces you have been keeping your eye on.