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April 1, 2012


by Kaylee Pare

There’s no doubt that investing in a few colourful blouses and chinos will uplift your dressing drill. But sometimes a little piece of bright exuberance in the form of jewels will take things even further. As this photo from NYFW illustrates, nothing illuminates a look like accessories in vivid colours. When gold, silver and copper have gotten the best of you, it’s clear that your wardrobe is starving for the cerulean, orange, azure and lime shades that have enchanted the accessory world as of late. I know mine is. There’s nothing more invigorating than owning a little piece of vibrance, possessing the power to transform any dull ensemble you find yourself in. Rather than hunting down a kaleidoscope of colours to reinvigorate your wardrobe, consider the potential of these brilliant pieces …it may just be the punch your garments are thirsty for.

1. Emilio Pucci gold-plated plexiglass cuff
2. Venessa Arizaga salty lime silver-plated bib necklace
3. Oscar de la Renta beaded tassel clip earrings
4. Kate Spade gumpdrop stud earrings
5. Tom Binns aqua neon necklace
6. Yves Saint Laurent arty gold-plated glass ring
7. Etro color-block rubber bangle


February 7, 2012

By the Seashore

by Kaylee Pare

Chanel Runway Spring 2012

While it may seem as though these Winter months are here to stay, it’s comforting to think that Spring’s inauguration is just a little over a month away. The typical formula for Spring fashion entails florals and pastels, trench coats and bold stripes. This year however, designers have turned to the treasures of the sea to usher in the months of rainfall and blossoms that are upon us. Seashells and corals of all sorts turned up on Spring 2012 runways in the form of statement-making accessories.
Now’s the time to dig out that starfish pendant or start the hunt for sea-inspired pieces to add to your Spring wardrobe. There’s nothing like daydreaming of a warmer season ahead and the clothes you’ll be wearing…especially when the heavenly seashore is involved.

1. Yves Saint Laurent Riviera starfish-print canvas wedge sandals
2. Lanvin Minaudière satin shell clutch
3. Oscar de la Renta pavé shell clip earrings
4. Yves Saint Laurent gold-plated starfish ring
5. BCBG Maxazria draped vine necklace


December 14, 2011

Metal Magic

by Kaylee Pare

I was sifting through Spring 2012 ready-to-wear collections today when I noticed a glint of gold coming from the Yves Saint Laurent models’ feet. What’s more, the shine was offset by colors that are quintessentially Spring, in specifically mesmerizing hues. Upon closer examination, I found that the metal detailing seemed almost an after thought, with the rest of the shoe mirroring a classic loafer. The final product is a shoe that belongs on every Spring accessory edit, and maybe one day, if I’m lucky… in my very own closet. Undeniably, Stefano Pilati has proven that a metal plate and a modern hue can take a timeless piece to whole new heights.


June 2, 2011

YSL Resort 2012: Anchor’s Away

by Kaylee Pare

Resort-wear often brings with it a trace of nautical expression, and Stefano Pilati’s Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012 Collection is no different. While the typical blue & white stripe did make some appearances, Pilati chose to design this year’s collection with the help of one object in particular; the anchor. Bringing with it a sense of the sea, necklaces, skirts and dresses displayed anchor motifs; imagery which provokes thoughts of setting sail. The collection is beautifully classic and if us civilians can take anything away from it, it’s to pick up a few anchor accessories and channel Pilati’s Resort-wear look, even if the closest Resort is a pool in the middle of the city.




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