Bon Chic Bon Genre

Here is a look of BCBG Max Azria’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection, it is devine. This sneak peak will help you understand how to transition from summer to fall when the weather gets cooler. I think the best advice I can give for selecting your wardrobe is to select pieces that are transferablle throughout various seasons. Sheer assemetric tops, blazers, leather jackets and skirts, belts, silk tops, booties, stiletto pumps…these are the things that become an investment. It is sometimes better to splurge more money on quality pieces that you can wear for years and throughout seasons rather than cheaper clothing that lasts 2 months max.

Check these looks out and let me know what you think. All clothing items shown are BCBG.

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BCBG MAXAZRIA

It’s official I am officially the Manager at BCBG Max Azria Bloor St The Bay (Toronto), in the posh Yorkville district.

I am beyond excited and it is an amazing feeling to be doing something I love because it never feels like work. The days fly and everyday becomes more challenging yet very exciting. It is crazy how you work your entire life to find your ultimate career, you build your work experience, your education and than once you are done you hit the “real world”. It’s almost bitter sweet, you get that independence, financially of course but it also becomes an “adult” ritual that you might not escape until you retire…yikes! But I think that is what life is about, its about working hard and rewarding yourself by enjoying what life has to offer. I find the best thing I can do while working is having a positive attitude, it’s amazing how far it can take you.

As for now I am also planning on opening my own business on the side, it will consist of styling for wardrobe/ photoshoots etc and personal shopping. My hope is to inspire women to dress their best and feel their best, whether it is in a professional or personal matter. I am hoping to open up another website soon, or perhaps I can join my company to my blog. Thoughts??

Anyway, I am really excited for what is to come!

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Spring/Summer ’13 Hottest Trends

I was really excited to do a post about my favourite summer/spring 2013 trends. Most looks came straight off the runway but the most exciting part is that they are wearable for the everyday girl. Aka those of us, such as myself that are not models!

1) The Peek-A-Boo Effect

I love this look, it’s really simple yet chic. It also allows a woman to look sexy without exposing too much. It is a definite look I will be rocking this summer as an evening outfit.

 

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2) Black and White

Another trend I adore. I hardly wear much colour, I love to stick to simplicity especially in my field of work, where I must look professional. I think black and white looks good on any girl especially if you have blonde hair it compliments it quite nicely.

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3) Crop Tops

I know…this seems a little bit risky! Most woman feel really uncomfortable wearing a short top, lets be honest not all of us even have the time to work out 24/7 to flaunt our abs, nor do we find it appropriate to wear on most occasions. However, I believe that any woman can pull it off with the right attitude and of course something high-waisted, either a high waisted long boho skirt, high waisted pants/shorts or a high waisted mini skirt. The idea is, you can wear a crop top without exposing your midriff as long as you are wearing something high waisted. Besides..is it just me or are the cutest shirts these days crop tops? So long to the overly long shirts! It’s a hot trend that came back from the good old Carrie Bradshaw days..try it!

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4) Bold Sunnies

Love this Trend! I have literally picked up a bunch of different metallic sunglasses with crazy different shapes. Of course I still love to stick to my sophisticated black sunglasses, but in the summer it just seems like a lot of fun to play around with different sunnies to spice up any outfit. I also find the wide range of different sunnies out there today really give women the option to choose frames that suit their face. Forever 21 has amazing options for fun sunnies and they are cheap. If you are anything like me and loose your sunglasses or break them all the time, go for the cheap ones and maybe stick to just one expensive pair that is basic black! My fav expensive pair of sunnies are Celine..check them out!imgres-5

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World MasterCard Fashion Week

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure and privilege to attend Toronto Fashion Week to preview FALL 2013 collections from different designers with an industry pass. Having an industry or media pass is always a big bonus because you get access to all things VIP, fantastic seats and of course the ability to get amazing snapshots of the stunning models.

I attended all 5 days of fashion week and it was HECTIC for sure. Between getting ready and running around for my job…I was walking on a fine line. However, it was an exciting week.. experimenting with different hair, make-up , outfits and photoshoots. What more can a girl ask for?

I saw tons and tons of designers collections such as: Joe Fresh, Mackage, Pink Tartan, Rudsak, Vawk, Christopher Bates (who is so handsome), Korhani Home, Soia & Kyo, Ashtiani…any many more!

The greatest part of the entire week is the networking opportunities and the ability to meet such fabulous people who do fabulous things! My ultimate moment at Toronto Fashion Week was when I made it to the TORONTO STAR under street style. It felt really good but weird to open a newspaper I read religiously and see myself on page 2 with amazing designers, models etc.

I mean come on….I’m just a twenty something year-old girl 😉

Front Row Seats!!

Front Row Seats!!

 

Front Row Action! Loving it!

Front Row Action! Loving it!

 

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Korhani Home...Simply divine.

Korhani Home…Simply divine.

 

Chloe comme Parris

Chloe comme Parris

 

Laura Siegel

Laura Siegel

 

Beautiful venue

Beautiful venue

 

Matthew Gallagher

Matthew Gallagher

 

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Can't believe this model looked my way...amazing shot!

Can’t believe this model looked my way…amazing shot!

 

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Joe Fresh

Joe Fresh

 

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Still can't believe I took this picture...took a lot of focus!

Still can’t believe I took this picture…took a lot of focus!

 

Toronto Star feature!

Toronto Star feature!

 

Post-show cuddles with the boyfriend

Post-show cuddles with the boyfriend

 

My Day 3 Outfit

My Day 3 Outfit

 

At the Thompson Hotel for 7 for All Mankind Party!

At the Thompson Hotel for 7 for All Mankind Party!

 

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Me in the Toronto Star on the bottom right corner. Featured with Pink Tartan and Bustle models!

Me in the Toronto Star on the bottom right corner. Featured with Pink Tartan and Bustle models!

 

Lights..camera..action

Lights..camera..action

Hope you enjoy my personal photos of World Mastercard Fashion Week!

xoxo DB

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show ’12

The Angels are getting ready for the VS fashion show 2012. Every year I get super excited to watch it. I am posting this as my inspiration to get super fit before I leave to Jamaica this December for Holiday. I will be in a bikini all week and I want to feel good about myself! Victoria Secret models post tons of videos of their workouts to train before the fashion show, they are amazing!

Stay tuned as I will be posting my diet, health and workout tips!

Here is one of my favourite’s featuring Victoria Secret Model Adriana Lima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7oBLtjliQE&feature=related

Favourite Beauty Products

1. Essie Nail Polish: Ballet Slippers and Fiji

These two colours are great colours for any season. They are both classy and clean in pale pink tones. Fiji is more matte, it almost looks white…super cute on anyone.

2.Opi Nail Polish: Lincoln Park After Dark

Love this colour in fall and winter. Very edgy yet chic at the same time. Looks sexy on every girl!

3. Oscar Blandi: Volumizing Dry Shampoo

This spray is a lifesaver! There is no need to wash your hair every day or too often as it’s terrible for it. This dry shampoo gives your hair a boost and takes away the oil in your roots.

4. Clean and Clear: Facial Cleansing Wipes

Okay we have all done it…skipped out on washing your face that night your so tired or had too many drinks? Well…keep these beside your bed and clean yourself up in seconds to avoid those regrettable breakouts the next day.

5. Nars: Bronzer in Laguna, Blush/ Lipgloss and Nail Polish in Orgasm

This is my absolute favourite make up line. Nars suits everyone its fantastic. The bronzer in Laguna gives you a beach glow and the blush in Orgasm makes you look sun kissed. Its great in summer and winter. The lipgloss and nail polish are also in Orgasm giving you a finishing touch.

6. Biotherm Skin Care: Perfect Skin

Love these products. They are light and perfect for your skin literally in all seasons. It’s not too oily, yet keeps your skin locked with moisture 24 hours.

7. Moroccan Oil

It’s ultra light, non-greasy and absorbs instantly. Apply it to your ends to prevent frizz, and to keep your hair shiny and healthy.

8. Eos: Organic Lip Treatment in Sweet Mint

Best lip care, so yummy too. It also keeps your lips soft in all weather conditions. Plus it has an interesting shape where you don’t have to use your fingers to apply it!

9. Vaseline: Cocoa Radiant Body Oil

Love this instead of body lotion. You only need to use a little bit and it really gives you that silky feeling on your skin, it also dry’s quickly.

You can get all these products at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart!! Let me know if you like them or try them out. I would love to hear the feedback!

http://www.shoppersdrugmart.ca

http://www.sephora.com