Accessories: Chain Reaction

Chunky knits and chains are as crucial to fall as Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes and although you can rock chains all year round, you have to admit that they look best with dark colours and on top of layers.

The Best of Both Worlds
Almost everyone has come out with a line of chain accessories, from Dannijo to Charlotte Russe, so you can sport the look without breaking the bank and choose from the wide range of chains and metals.

Dannijo Audrey Necklace, $695 (US)
Erickson Beamon Duchess Swarovski Crystal Chain Necklace, $980 (US)
In the Sky with Diamonds Chain Gang Bracelet, $30
Rachel Roy Mixed Chain Necklace, $95 (US)
Dannijo Harlow ID Bracelet, $218 (US)
Forever 21 Twisted Box Chain Necklace, $15.80
Rachel Roy Distress Crystal Unchain Me Necklace, $95 (US)
In the Sky with Diamonds Lock Down Necklace, $40
Charlotte Russe Chunky Layered Metal Necklace, $12.50 (US)

*Side Note: In the Sky with Diamonds is the accessories line I created last year so feel free to contact me with any questions or purchase inquiries.*


Love it or Leave It: Utilitarian Boots

Left, Left, Right, Left... Repeat...

Utilitarian is a look synonymous with fall and although a chic blazer is always able to give you an edge these boots are able to stand out without upstaging your entire outfit. The boots were chosen as an essential autumn pick by the girls at WhoWhatWear and they suggest wearing them with your favorite knit layers. The high heel takes lace up combat boots to new heights so you can step out in style with a look that is truly effortless.

Dolce Vita Joelle Platform Booties, $244 (US)


Fashion Quote of the Week: Jeff Koons on Salvador Dali

Jeff Koons, the American artist known for his larger-than-life balloon animals recently shared a memory that changed his life forever: meeting his hero Salvador Dali.
"I grew up in Pennsylvania, where I came across Salvador Dali in magazines and coffee-table books. When I was 17, I found out that Dali was staying at the St. Regis Hotel in New York. I contacted him to see if I could meet him, and he told me to come over. When I arrived, he greeted me and invited me to an exhibition of his work, where he posed for some photographs. I remember that he was very patient while I juggled my camera round. He was very generous to give his time to a young artist like myself. Meeting Dali had a big impact on me. That evening, on the way back home, I thought to myself: 'I could do this. Art could be a way of life.'"
Courtesy of Elle Canada


Paris Fashion Week - Time Capsule: Christian Dior Spring 2005 RTW

Paris Fashion Week started on the first of the month with a successful show for Christian Dior. John Galliano decided to go with a sailor motif for the spring/summer 2011 collection:
The models, some of whom wore leis, worked their little sailor hats by giving salutes at the end of the runway, which was made to look like a rusty slipway. The girls emerged at the other end from a set that looked like a desert island.
Courtesy of NYMag.com

In celebration of Galliano's continuous reign of the runway I'd like to take time to reflect back and pay tribute to the man who opened my eyes to a new side of the industry.

All it took was one runway show for me to understand the genius that is John Galliano. In 2004 I had become obsessed with style.com and constantly watched the coverage of each spring 2005 show. The Christian Dior show captured me from the minute it started; I'm not sure if it was the bright knee socks, pom poms, or Joe Le Taxi by Vanessa Paradis, but whatever it was I couldn't help but watch the show over and over again. In comparison, spring 2005 was nothing compared to the elaborate stage productions that Galliano is now known for, however, it will always be the runway show that began my love for the artistry of fashion.

Photos: Style.com