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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Aurelie Bidermann - THE LACE CUFF!!

We can't get enough of Aurelie Bidermann's incredible lace cuff - this are THE piece of jewellery to have. Could you ever imagine what something that was both edgy, delicate, feminine and artistic would look like? Each of those things is a category of jewellery into itself - forget all together! 

Listen to this!! Each and every single one is a piece of vintage lace. This individual piece of lace is then dipped in gold or silver as the case may be, and formed. The process is very laborous - and precarious! The bracelet must be handled with care as they cannot be fixed if broken. 

The final effect - mesmerizing!! 

Isabel Marant - 1st Spring Delivery!!!

Isabel Marant deliveries, every single one, is met with so much anticipation that large events (like Christmas or a birthday) can be very easily overshadowed... luckily we can roll this delivery into Holiday season so we have something to get really excited about! 

This gorgeous oversize printed silk blouse from the Isabel Marant mainline pre-collection has been in our minds ever since we wrote the order! I love the combination of different colours in the print - a beautiful design detail. It's harder to see the shorts unfortunately... they are rather great. A paperbag waist, pleated and a bit slouchy. Plus, we don't get a lot of complaints about shorts that are a bit longer - always a nice offering and something that is can definitely be harder to find in the spring/summer. 

The mesh sweater - one of the 'key looks' we saw from the spring/summer collections - and Isabel's versions were top notch. This long sleeve black number (the ACHILLE) features a baseball shirt seam detail around the arms. We styled it with the SAM scarf, also from this delivery - and a very popular item from Ms. Marant! Every friend or client who has ever bought one has always raved about how much they love it... and we get thousands of calls from girls all over the world trying to get their hands on another one! This delivery we got it in this black, ivory, and emerald green. 

The emerald green... yes, we love this colour. It's amazing!! Isabel obviously did too because we saw lots of great pieces in it in the Etoile collection. This shirtdress (the IBAN) has a really interesting cut... you can't see in the photo but the belt is inside the dress on the back half, and the dress is gathered into the seam that contains the belt. The front half, it's separate from the dress, and it can be gathered quite a number of different ways as a result. You'll have to play with it in person to get an idea... 

ps. how amazing is the silver Aurelie Bidermann cuff with this? OMG I love that cuff. 

More mesh knits!! In this lovely ecru colour this time, with a wider and shorter sleeve. Hello emerald scarf?!!? KK - you know who you are - are you reading? - you need this scarf. 

Despite the fact that this looks like a dress - IT ISN'T!! Photos never do these clothes justice. It's the bane of my existence. This is a skirt (the BENJA) and top (the BUNY), in a cotton gauze material that is hard to describe, but it's light, and lovely. Perfect for warmer weather (just in case you are smart and are jutting off to a place where the sun shines all the time, or waiting for July in Vancouver). You can't see the lovely embroidery all over the front of the top either! I guess you will just have to come down to the store you darling thing. 

This is the same print as the top in the first photo - also has been in our memories for many months - also is AMAZING. Very full cut, very swingy, very gorgeous and sexy. We paired it back to the paperbag waist pant (same idea as the shorts). Her pre-collection is all very soft and loose and lovely, as you can tell. 

The Dicker boot. Nothing much need be said of these lovely shoes. Everyone wants them. They go with everything. They are easy and comfortable and cool. One tends to not meet a lot of shoes that are all three of those things in one lifetime. One tends to not meet a lot of anything like that in a lifetime come think of it... but I guess when you find it you marry it or buy it, right away. And that's what people do with this boot. I hope your size is available when you call us or that you can find it somewhere, somehow, by the grace of God. 

Yes, our model has a killer figure. Nice dress as well actually. Our jaws all dropped a bit when she came out of the fitting room. Very comfy, it's a sort of t-shirt material, in that heathered grey that makes it look like sweat-shirt material. 

The owner swears that she will garden all summer in these amazing pants. You know why? Because she is fabulous. Because life is short, and one should dress in lovely things no matter what one is doing. This is the dream anyway. I sometimes fantasize about running errands in floor length gowns. But since we are talking about the pants right now - they are very light, light cotton - there is a lot of things that could be done in these pants - anything involving hot weather I would imagine... suggestions anyone?

You might not know it from the photo, but this is my favourite top from this delivery. Its fluidity, the rounded hemlines, the ease of a top with sleeves... this is one of those things that I see in people's closets and they tell me that they had no idea when they bought it just how much they would end up wearing it... 

A beautiful jacket, of course, as they all are. This one is a navy blue pinstripe, a wool and cotton blend, called the NIXON jacket, and is just easy, easy, easy! I think this is the thing about Isabel Marant that has made her such a cult designer - the ease of it all. It's true though!! It's always my Isabel pieces that I wear over and over. 

Ah, the dress, the FIMO dress. It's the same material and steel-grey colour from the top 2 photos up. And I love the dress as much as the top. It's the million dollar question: top or dress? Dress or top? Both?!?! Argh. 

This dress needs to go to Morocco. Someone needs to take it there. Every time I see it I sorely regret it arrived after the lovely Ms. H went there. Gorgeous and light and versatile! I can see it on top of linen pants around Marrakesh when it's nice to be a bit more covered. Or on top of your bathing suit to and from the pool. Or all by itself like it is here. Ms. Marant must have been thinking about travelling to hot places when she designed this lovely cotton piece in such a gorgeous print. 

This jacket (the PACO jacket) I thought required two photos to display it in all it's wonder. It's a wool linen blend speckled tweed sort of fabric, and has a snap and a fasten around the neck, which is how one keeps it closed (also looks fabulous with a belt). HOWEVER, look how gorgeous it looks all drapey and loose! A statement either way I think. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday 2011 Hours

Saturday, Dec 24th - 10 - 4

Sunday, Dec 25th - CLOSED

Monday, Dec 26th - 10 - 6

Saturday, Dec 31st - 10 - 4

Sunday, January 1 - CLOSED

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011


If you wear a size 40 or 41 you need to get yourself down here and try these three styles on! Sartore's boots are the absolute best, and they always sell out really quickly - if you've never tried a pair you haven't lived!

To make matters even more incredible, all 3 styles are on sale 30% off!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Perfect Gift

We decided to put together our favourite holiday gift ideas that every woman would love. 
Gifts small in size and big in luxury that you just can't go wrong with.

1. Cote Bastide fig candle $58
2. Forte Forte leather belt $195
3. Ilia lipstick $24.95
4. Forte Forte beaded necklace $290
5. Luisa Brini scarf $278
6.Agnelle lambskin gloves $168

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Anna de Courcy!

Another exciting delivery from Anna de Courcy! The Vancouver based designer never fails to impress us with her beautifully re-worked antique pocket watch chains, chokers and heart padlock necklaces. Layered together or worn alone you can always count on Anna's jewelry to add the finishing touch to any outfit.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cote Bastide - Handmade Candles from France - Just in time for the Holidays!

We are so excited to have Côté Bastide Candles back in stock again!! We have 8 fragrances in stock, 4 of which we have never stocked before... I know how much I loved the ones I had before, can't wait to try the new ones! 
Beautifully packaged, all done by hand in France, and made from the finest fragrances... see below for the choices! 

- Neflier - 

Fruit of the Medlar tree; this fragrant candle has lovely clean, fresh citrus woodsy notes. 

- Amber -

A spicy warm fragrance with a hint of vanilla. 

- Argan - 

A kind of tree native to the Moroccan region, a fresh, light, not-too-sweet floral scent. A staff favourite. 

- Fig Tree - 

A sweet, floral, leafy scent. Earthy... but sweet - a hard one to describe!

- White Flowers - 

A subtle, gentle floral scent of jasmine, lilies and geranium. 

- Grapefruit - 

You know what grapefruit smells like... and it's as amazing as you thought. 

- Lime Tree - 

A light vaguely leafy scent. 

- Vetyver - 

A grass native to India, this lightly masculine scent is described as "clean, deep and woodsy". I would say that describes it pretty well, the only thing I would add would have been: "addictive". 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Nili Lotan - More Resort!!

Nobody does a classic Resort delivery quite like Nili Lotan. The cottons and linens done by this NYC-based designer are to die for!! 

Linen knit striped pullovers - you could have an ENTIRE closet of these and still not have enough. 

Whether you throw these over a bathing suit, or wear them over jeans and under a chunky sweater, nothing can replace her 100% linen henley tunics. 

We hope we always have these in stock - they are the best ankle length skinny denim pants!! I love this army green back to the blue stripes... 

100% cashmere dreamy drool-making cozy sweater. Less Hawaii, more Whistler.  

100% cotton, her crinkley shirts are a Misch girls' wardrobe staple. I'm loving the navy!

We thought we would try a green gingham version of this classic for something a bit different. Such a cute cotton fabric to have poking out from under a BOY blazer...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stephanie Jewels!!

Stephanie Jewels (aka Stephanie Giribone) - über delicate 14K gold jewellery - all made by hand in Morocco - and very, very impossible to find! We are very excited to have a selection of our favourite styles - just in time for the holidays! 

braided bracelets - $194 each

gold bracelet - $472

gold ring - $255

seven layered twisted gold ring - $322

seven layered gold ring with nubs - $278

gold necklace with dangling discs - $472