Lust List: March 2016

1. LuMee Light-up iPhone Case via LUMEE.COM $54.95 CAD

2. Dior Abstract Sunglasses, Green 00F9S $540 CAD

3. Yeezy Boosts 350, Oxford Tan via ADIDAS.COM $200 CAD

4. Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr via KORAORGANICS.COM

5.Yeezy Season 1 Brown & Green Camouflage Trenchcoat via SSENSE.COM $3145 CAD

6. Bottega Veneta Desert Boot in Toffee Suede via BOTTEGAVENETA.COM $820 US

Cop My New Years Look: TopMan

With all the holiday festivities pressing on, I feel the crescendo of New Years Eve pressuring me to find the perfect outfit.

So as always when I’m in a pinch, I hit up some of my fave go-to stores.  My first choice was this matching outfit from TopMan – I didn’t want to wear a traditionally cut suit, which is why I opted for a two piece instead.  I still wanted it to be formal, with a sense of elegance for the dinner hour, yet it needed to be comfortable enough to party all night! Remember you don’t have to compromise on either – you can have it all.

To you and yours,  all the best for a happy and prosperous 2016. Cheers!!!

marketing support: Alexandra Russo photography: Max Kopanygin

What’s in my beauty bag?

I cannot stress how important it is to properly care for your skin. A healthy glow surpasses any outfit, which is why I gravitate towards organic products rich in nutrients for a flawless complexion. After ample research I began my skin care regiment using Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr – a phenomenal choice I couldn’t be more pleased with. It’s been a month now and the three step dry/normal set is keeping my skin well hydrated. The rose water toner is a great after shave, and just let me tell you how much I love the duality of the day and night cream. For a bit more TLC try Kiehl’s under eye avocado cream. I’ve been using this for a few years now and its always been a great go-to for a soft and fresh feeling.

Listen up, for anyone who has extremely thick or curly hair! LayRite is the best hair styling pomade.  Whenever I am having a bad hair day, this product always comes to the rescue. It holds all day, doesn’t flake and washes out easily.  Did I mention it smells like oranges? Definitely worth a try! Most importantly, remember that all skin and hair types are different and may require you to finesse your routine to a custom fit; so read the labels, talk to professionals do what’s right  for your specific needs.

marketing support: Alexandra Russo photography: Max Kopanygin

Street Style

Sometimes I just let my clothes do the talking for me, and so with the cooler air and darker days creeping up on us, it’s clear my wardrobe wants comfortable and casual. For a day out with friends in Toronto, I’ve fallen to my olive green TopShop bomber paired casually with my favourite All Saints jeans.  My Janoski’s, Wang backpack and suede American Apparel cap give this look the right amount of edge with the perfect amount of ease.

marketing support: Alexandra Russo photography: Max Kopanygin

Neutrals

Maybe it’s the leftover turkey sandwiches from Thanksgiving, or the inescapable smell of pumpkin spice everything that makes me anticipate this sweater weather season year after year. I love the way my new duster coat from F21 drags along the wet, leafy pavement and how my cheeks turn a rosy shade below my Dior sunglasses.

Autumn is about neutrals and warmth. Mix both with rich chunky layers and monochrome influences to combat the cold. I guess purchasing these ribbed camel joggers & yet another turtle neck from F21 wasn’t such a bad idea after all!

marketing support: Alexandra Russo photography: Max Kopanygin

Suede

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If you haven’t already noticed,  suede is all the rage right now.  You see it on everything, and so began my quest for this perfect suede moto jacket and trench from Zara.  Practical for chilly summer nights and comforting for these brisk autumn days. I purchased both pieces as the trench is a classic fall staple and the moto jacket transitions through fall/winter into summer/spring, seamlessly.

I love how both of my new jackets can be dressed up by layering coloured funnel necks, or paired casually with my ripped denim on the weekend. Tasteful, yet trendy, this material is something you’ll want to get your hands on.

marketing support: Alexandra Russo photography: Max Kopanygin

Fall Vibes

I am seriously loving olive green these days.  The colour is taking over my closet this season!  Everything from my new bomber jacket from TopShop; my F21 skinny trousers; and my new Adidas sneakers, are certainly making it clear this is my fall must have.  It’s a perfect neutral that looks great paired with camel, nude tones, creams, whites and navy.  I recommend buying a wool coat or poncho for your wardrobe in this colour because it can seamlessly transition into the cooler autumn and winter weather.  Accenting greys and blacks also helps give this colour a sharp pop for any occasion.

marketing support: Alexandra Russo photography: TheStyleAnchor.com

Wake Me Up When September Ends

I started to prepare my wardrobe, admiring the fall turnover that brings us back to chunky knits, leathers & suede. I love this season of layers – sweaters, scarves, prints, colours, all of it! And while fall layering for warmth is practical, the excitement comes from pulling together old and new pieces of all my favourites.

My obsession this season is undoubtedly sunglasses for those bright, crisp autumn days.  I mean, Dior deserves around of applause; the “so reals” & “technological” frames are wicked.  Although it’s sad to see summer go, I look forward to a new season of trends – It’s what fashion lovers live for!

marketing support: Alexandra Russo photography: TheStyleAnchor.com

Courtside

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With the hustle and bustle of school and work lately, I have been feeling a little drained so I decided to take up hot yoga to find “my zen” and build inner strength. Since the start of my practice, I’ve learned to ease my mind, build my confidence and collect my thoughts. Finally, I’ve found my mojo again and feeling great in my new SS15 Dolce & Gabbana shirt (Holt Renfrew $495 CN). What drew me to this piece was the print and pops of color – it’s so different, yet versatile and wearable.

Try a sophisticated look with a pair of cool denim or be daring by mixing it with a patterned short.  Of course don’t forget to accessorize! Why not base your outfit off an amazing pair of sandals, sunglasses or purse? Yes guys, a fabulous “murse,” like one of my all time faves, my Rocco bag. Looking good and feeling good, I leave it to the universe to let everything else fall into place.

marketing support: Alexandra Russo photography: TheStyleAnchor.com