I love the Proenza Schouler Patent PS1 bag. This hot black patent PS1 comes in three sizes (a pochette, a medium, and a large) and available exclusively on www.proenzaschouler.com. According to style.com, “using a new system Proenza Schouler developed, layers of transparent lacquer are “painted” on the skin, rather than the traditional method of layering plastic on top of the surface of the leather. The result is softer, more subtle, and more liquid-looking than the competition.” This patent is one of my favourite bags this season, it would be perfect for work or school.

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I’ve finally caught up to Mad Men’s fourth season. Everything from the garter belts, nylons, to the perfectly coiffed up-dos, to the office furniture, and Don’s dapper style; the show is amazing.New secretaries, and women climbing the corporate ladder are giving a unique look from well the behaved women. The breakout character of the show, Joan Holloway tops the list as my number one reason to watch Mad Men. Her pre-feminist self-sufficiency and her scorching hot image is something of a art. I love Joan Halloway’s look,  get inspired by the well-behaved women. A classic look.

Rodarte designing for Natlie Portman in “Black Swan”, was a unique factoid discovered lately. I’m looking forward to seeing this psychological thriller about two ballerinas who get involved in a weird and dark competitive relationship. I will be keen to see how the Rodarte sisters re-imagine the classic ballet.  I love when movies have fashionable costumery, it really takes your breath away.  Something about tutus is so fashion, and screams ultimate girl.

Kayne West’s new song  “Runaway” has ballerinas dancing everywhere. This new video actually has four filmed versions:  the full-length film, a one minute-shorter clean version, the video version which is an excerpt of the film that matches the length of the song, and the extended video 33 minutes version.

But for the finalle; the ultimate ballerinas.

I literally drooled over the options and versatility of cutest flats I have ever seen. These YSL flats retail for about $595 a pop!

I love Karl Lagerfeld’s egoism. Here are some quotes from him to get an essence of Karl.

” Yes, some people say to me you’re too skinny, but never a skinny person says that to me, only people who could lose a few pounds say that.”

“Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time”

“I never smoked. I never drank and I never took drugs. The funny thing is, nothing is more boring, people like this. For me, it’s OK. But most of my friends, at least they smoke and drink.”

Although I am a deep admirer of 6 inch Louboutin’s, sometimes it just isn’t feasible.  Designers are updoing the basic flat. There are so many different styles when it comes to flat shoes. Pointy flat shoes really dress up a look, especially when accented with details, but do make your feet look bigger. Mature women can rock the Mary Jane’s, but I think shoes really need to fit the women. Flats can be so expressive, yet comfortable. A little detail goes a long way, have fun flats. Just because you’re in flats, doesn’t mean you can’t look good. A little detail goes a long way.

Kate Spade for the office, and even evening wear. Jeweled suede flat is a hot mature look. Kate has a lot of great whimsical designs; and is the soul sister in flats. I dig how many of her shoes are embellished with rhinestones in a clever way.

Marc Jacob’s round-ology in yellow. These would look great with grey jeans, boyfriend blazer, stripped shirt, over sized beanie and sun glasses.

Salvatore Ferragamo does classic shoes with a signature bow. Luxury and comfort go hand in hand.

Tod’s, the Italian luxury brand has nailed down the perfect driving shoe that has a true undertone of wealth. I love driving shoes, often desinger shoes have leather or wooden soles; not so optimal in rain and people who walk on anything but plush carpet.

Aerosoles are a great choice when comfort is your top priority. They mix high end fabrics with a comfortable luxury flair. This “printz charming” flat would be a cool twist to jeans and a t-shirt.

The West coast winter is highly unpredictable. Having the right winter wardrobe can make it more bearable.  Putting our coziest wardrobe staples front-and-center is a welcomed idea. To start winter right, it beings with a good coat for winter.

Winter Coats 101:

1. Go Down— Now many down filled jackets are machine washable, however watch out for labels are care instructions.

2. Get Hood—The hood can be your hairs best friend in the winter. Not only will the hood feature keep you warmer, but adds a stylish appeal.

3. Long and Lean— Longer coats make you look taller and thinner. Covering your thighs and legs will keep you extra protected against the harsh elements this winter.

4.  Luxurious —Cashmere; pricy, but warmer than wool. It doesn’t add as much bulk as wool, so it can make you appear less bundled but just as warm. It is a contemporary classic look, and the investment could be well worth it, as it will last you for years.

I like this simple stylish Calvin Klein down coat features a cozy quilted texture and faux-fur hood.

Why spend more when you can spend less and still look fine. Adapting the looks from desingers for less is a passion that I am using in my look all the time; constantly looking and wanting luxury and seeing what else is out there; it’s a little too deep. Ardenes Canadian retailer has many fashionable items that can also play a key role in winter months. Although quality is not cashmere, I give it shelf value for a year. A nice 5 -50 bucks spent at Ardene’s.

Pair these rib leggings with your favourite knit sweater or dress. A definite luxurious option to thin nylon leggings people get from Stitches or Suzy Shier.


Jersey Knit, I know the super light weight isn’t the best quality. But it’s cute and comfortable with the thick cable knit leggings and boots.  This is a layered look; However, I am still looking out for the perfect bomber jacket to make it complete. Long sweater or layers under, or possibly a denim jacket could work.

Don’t leave home without a scarf. Such romantic and feminine touches to this purple scarf is sweet. Love to own different scarfs; even going for animal prints would look fresh.