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Fashion, Vancouver

Ivan Sayers’ Irish and Green Vintage Collection

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Today’s post is a selection of Irish and green vintage clothing from the collection of Vancouver fashion historian and collector, Ivan Sayers. I began modelling for fashion historian and collector Ivan Sayers in March 2013. My first show was for SMOC (The Society for the Museum of Original Costume) called “The …

Fashion

OOTD: Boden ‘Isla’ Black Watch Dress

After a year and two months, I can finally debut my second favourite dress (my favourite being the vintage green velvet dress): Boden‘s ‘Isla’ Dress in Black Watch! I was browsing Instagram’s Explore page at the end of 2014 when I noticed this beautiful Black Watch dress on Forever Amber (one of my favourite fashion bloggers), …

Fashion

Remembrance Jewellery: Wearing the Poppy

Although I am used to remembering the victims (including soldiers and civilians) of war on Remembrance Day (aka Armistice Day – 11 November), I will be joining fellow Canadians in London today on Remembrance Sunday. I will be wearing my poppy earrings and brooch from the Royal Canadian Legion‘s Poppy Store. If you are looking for …

Fashion, World of Costume

Historical Costumes from Ivan Sayers’ Collection

Happy Costume Day (yes, this is what I call Halloween)! What did people create for Halloween, Masquerades, and Dress Up Parties throughout the decades? The following photos of historical and historically-inspired costumes are from Ivan Sayers’ collection and are from two fashion shows in 2013 that my friends and I had modelled in. Maybe these might …

Fashion, London

CHANEL Mademoiselle Prive Exhibit in London

“The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.” – Gabrielle Chanel Gabrielle Chanel could not have understood so many of us and summed it up better. I found out about the CHANEL Mademoiselle Privé exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery in London on the opening day (13 Oct) by chance on Twitter. …

Fashion

The Snowflake Diadem for the Queen of Canada

Today’s post is dedicated to HM Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 89 today! Although her official birthday is not celebrated until June at Trooping the Colour, I thought I would introduce my readers to a little-known royal head ornament for the Queen of Canada: the Snowflake Diadem. The snowflake diadem was designed in 2008 and approved by …