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

More of Europe

Here are more photos of me throughout different places in Europe! These pictures are so dear to my heart and they hold so many memories! Every Europe trip I went on I was always backpacking so I had limited stuff on me which was so amazing. I learned that you can still look cute with little amount of clothing options! Take a look..enjoy!

Polished Beauty Bar

Hello everyone! Here is a picture of me when I had my eyelash extensions over the summer. Eyelash extensions are a life saver and they look super natural. I had them on for quite some time and it saved me a lot of time. I would wake up in the morning and not have to put on any eye make-up which was amazing. How it works? You first get a full set and than every two week or three weeks  you get them filled. No mascara needed! phew!

If you live in the Toronto GTA I highly recommend Polished Beauty Bar…visit their website @ www.polishedbeautybar.ca

They also do all sorts of spa treatments, friendly staff, very clean..its the place to be!

You will look LASH FANTASTIC!