Wish List: Archive Jewelry

If you haven't already guessed I'm pretty big on accessories and much like Olivia Palermo I have a soft spot for jewelry, I covet her job at Elle. Whenever I come across a spread in a magazine and something catches my eye I immediately become obsessed and go on a search for the piece, so is the case with a certain necklace spotted about a month ago.

May I present: Archive Jewelry, the creation of twins Nicole and Amber Sutton. At first glance its obvious that the pieces are works of art, each one as unique as the girl they are meant to be worn by, but it is the list of materials that make you take a second look at the line.

The girls took a literal interpretation of "one person's trash is another's treasure" and decided to use,
"repurposed architectural pieces, curios & found objects mixed with eco-friendly brass castings, base metal chains and chic crystal strands reminiscent of paste jewelry of a bygone era."
Each piece has history and after the girls take it to their LA studio and turn it into something new it then takes on a completely different meaning for someone else.

1. Archive Jewelry Vintage address number bracelet, $67
2. Archive Jewelry Queen stone chain, $130
3. Archive Jewelry Arrow necklace, $58
4. Archive Jewelry "Buona fortuna" 4-leaf clover necklace, $72
5. Archive Jewelry "Bella" bracelet, $96
6. Archive Jewelry Angel bracelet, $60
7. Archive Jewelry Leaf bracelet, $96
8. Archive Jewelry Arrow earrings, $58
9. Archive Jewelry Infinity arrow necklace, $58

InternLife: Pam Chorley's Fashion Crimes on Queen Street West

Pam Chorley's Fashion Crimes

Where: 322 1/2 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2A2
(416) 592-9001

My last intern task of the summer included finding unique accessories for a bridal shoot and I was lucky enough to visit Fashion Crimes on Queen Street West. If you've never been, go, right now. Within seconds you realize that it is the store to visit whenever you need a standout piece; whether it be a cocktail dress, statement necklace, or the perfect purse, Fashion Crimes is fully loaded. Also, check out their blog for updates on the fun staff and store.

The colours and selection are enough to draw "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore" out of anyone's mouth, after they pick their jaw up off the floor that is.

Even the chandeliers are lustworthy.


Copy Cat: Alessandra Ambrosio

The Victoria Secret Angel who has shown the world, along with Gisele Bundchen, that some of the most beautiful women come from Brazil is more than just a runway queen. Alessandra Ambrosio is constantly photographed for her daily style choices and has become the unofficial spokesperson for Wildfox Couture, sporting their fun tees everywhere she goes.

The first picture that landed Alessandra as a top contender for fashion stalkers was taken at Coachella last year and after redefining musical festival style the world realized that she looked good in more than just a bikini.

Theres nothing new about looking to models for fashion inspiration but its Alessandra's laid back Brazilian roots that seem to define her everyday choices.

Bluenotes Chambray Romper, $9.98 (SALE)
Aldo Frans Gladiators in medium green, $29.99 (SALE)
Dooney & Bourke Small Double-Handle Tote in tan,$225


Face Time: Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss

"Silicon, saline, poison inject me baby"
- Gaga

Plastic surgery may seem like the quick fix for any body issue you find yourself obsessing over however being probed and prodded with needles and knives is a bit too extreme when noninvasive options are available.

Following the success of lip injections many makeup companies headed to their labs to concoct the perfect serum to create the same effect and after all these years one stands to actually work: Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss.

The gloss delivers full plump lips but beauty is pain and within seconds of contact your lips begin to tingle.

The gloss comes in 4 choices: plum, peach, nude, and clear.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss, $9.99


Love it or Leave It: Ribbon

Sugar, spice, and everything nice is what little girls are made of so when you grown up do you ditch the bows and ruffles or run for the racks the minute you spot them?

Chances are if you see me out shopping I'll be running into any Forever 21 or Anthropologie where there's no shortage on lace and tulle. Even if your not an avid fan of all things girly, a few key pieces are a must for every wardrobe and work well in any environment.

If you don't want to overdo it and subtly bring the look into an outfit a great piece to start off with is a statement necklace.

J.Crew Ribboned Crystal Chain Necklace, $75


Back to School Guide: Tech Chic

I know its only the beginning of August and school is the last thing on your mind but one thing is inevitable, regardless of the season: we're all attached to our laptops.

Luckily designers also suffer from tech-addiction and they've come out with definite must haves for the student in all of us.

1. MARC by Marc Jacobs Pretty Medium Printed Laptop Case, $80
2. Juicy Couture Rugby Stripe Laptop Case, $128
3. Juicy Couture Foam Rubber Laptop Sleeve, $78
4. TOPSHOP Canvas Floral Laptop Sleeve, $40
5. MARC by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon-Computer Commuter Bag, $104
6. MARC by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Medium Computer Case, $78