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Fashion World of Costume

Outlander Mitts

One of my favourite period dramas is Starz’s Outlander, based on the time-travelling series of novels of the same name by Diane Gabaldon. I love the score, the film locations, the actors, and, of course, the costumes from the first series. Have you ever spotted something in a movie or TV series and thought, ‘I …

Fashion London Vancouver

Corsets: V&A Exhibition and Lace Embrace

In a few days, the Victoria and Albert Museum will have a new exhibition on Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. Undressed will focus on the relationship between underwear and fashion, as well as the shifting fashionable body ideal. The exhibition will feature over 200 objects of underwear – corsets, panties, crinolines, slips, etc. – for men …

Fashion Travel

Iris in Paris at Le Bon Marché

“Fashion you can buy, But style you possess.” – Iris Apfel Two weeks ago, Iris Apfel was in Paris during Paris Fashion Week 2016 to open a pop-up exhibition and shop at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche dedicated to her fashion style. The 94-year-old New Yorker is well known for her unique sense of style, from …

London

London’s Whiteleys

Thanks to ITV’s Mr Selfridge, I was made aware of London’s first department store in Bayswater: Whiteleys. In S4, we see Jimmy Dillon persuade Harry and Gordon to buy Whiteleys, which they agree to. After the agreement was signed, we see the three walk proudly up the sweeping staircase inside Whiteleys, admiring their new store. Whiteleys began as …

London World of Costume

Mr Selfridge and Selfridges

In honour of the S4 premiere of ITV’s ‘Mr Selfridge’ this evening, I present to you my post and photos on ‘Mr Selfridge’, Harry Gordon Selfridge, and Selfridges & Co. ‘Mr Selfridge’ Series 4 The final series takes place in 1928, 9 years after S3, which saw Selfridges at the end of the Great War (WWI). In S4, …

Fashion

Shop My Replikate Wardrobe!

These Replikate items are currently listed on eBay (seller: oldworldelegance): I think the majority of us fell in love with Kate’s Erdem lace dress during her visit to Canada in 2011. I couldn’t believe my luck when I spotted this ZARA lace dress in 2012. Although I had it tailored to fit a small, I still …

Vancouver

Nordstrom Vancouver is Here!

A New Department Store American fashion retailer, Nordstrom, began as a shoe store, Wallin & Nordstrom, in Seattle, USA in 1901. Today, on Friday, 18 September 2015, at 9:30am, Nordstrom opened the doors of its first international flagship store in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver is the third Canadian city with a Nordstrom store, following Calgary (Chinook Centre – 2014) and Ottawa …

Fashion

Ballet Shoes by Ballet Shoemakers

Ballet flats. Flats. Ballerinas. Ballet street shoes. These are some of the terms for our favourite flat shoes. What makes some ballet flats even more special? The ones made by pointe shoe manufacturers! Ballet Beautiful Ballet Beautiful recently came out with street ballet shoes with the same pretty ribbons, only they are tied from the back and …

Fashion

How Many Shoes Do I Need?

Depending on who you are, you are either rolling your eyes at the title or you are curious to see if I have a shoe problem too. Living at home during the last four years led to the accumulation of one too many pairs of shoes. I went from having the basics to having choices. While …

Lifestyle Vancouver

Loonie Toonie Finds: Dollarama & Daiso

Planning a bedroom makeover? Planning a birthday party? Running out of household or stationary supplies? Look no further than Dollarama and Daiso! Favourite Finds from Dollarama Items start at $1 and some, such as sweets, are 50 cents (but you have to buy 2). Most products, however, are around $2. Butterfly wall decal sticker – Inspired by …

Fashion

OOTD: Glorious Baroque!

I am finally debuting my favourite skirt on LATR! Top: H&M black off-the-shoulder top (4,99€) / Skirt: Chicwish Glorious Baroque Midi Skirt (US$49.90 or 47,41€) / Shoes: Geox Piuma ballet flats in patent / Sunglasses: Zara For years, I’ve wanted a skirt or dress with something historically-inspired from the Baroque or Rococo eras. When I …

Beauty Vancouver

Recommendation du jour: Sephora on Robson

Last Halloween 2014, a new Sephora opened on Robson Street between Burrard and Thurlow in Vancouver. Prior to visiting the new Sephora, I didn’t have the highest opinion of the brand. I’d visited the Sephora stores in Pacific Centre (downtown) and at Metrotown (Burnaby) but never had the best experience at either. Both Sephoras were …

Fashion

OOTD: A Breton Stripes Crush

I’ve been looking forward to sharing my Breton/nautical/striped outfit, as well as my new navy & white striped bags from Stella & Dot! ⚓ Top: H&M  – Striped Top (C$19.95/US$17.95) ⚓ Skirt: Express – High Waist Full Midi Skirt (~C$40 SALE) ⚓ Bag: Stella & Dot – How Does She Do It tote in Navy Stripe (C$94) …