Friday, July 29, 2011

New Necklaces!

Have you seen the new long necklace tend!!??? Models on the runways, celebrities and even stars on soap operas are embracing this new chic accessory trend! I have now included a range of these fabulous necklaces in my new "Monet" collection. Each of my necklaces are one of a kind, and handmade in Paris, France. I am currently gathering my collection together to send to my sales representative in Canada. If you are interested in purchasing one please message me at
Or visit my website OR my Etsy boutique

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CHCH Morning Live Video

Last February I was invited on CHCH Morning Live to speak about my time at Lesage, and my jewelry designs. You can read all about my adventures in the television studio in a post that I wrote by clicking here. I have finally just uploaded a behind the scenes look at my interview on YouTube. Sorry it took so long! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The windows of Ave. Montaigne

After watching the Tour de France, I decided to take the long way home so I could walk down one of my favorite streets in Paris. Ave. Montaigne is home to all the luxury brands you could ever want! Valentino, Prada, Dior to name a few! This is my favorite street to window shop and day dream of all the clothes I would buy if I were a millionaire!

Dior's windows had a different style today as the models were adorned in plaid dresses and knee high socks. Paired with the plaid were lots of fur vests, shrugs and jackets. Of course, the chunky layered jewelry also caught my attention!

Prada had some fabulous 60's inspired dresses paired with great clutch bags.

There was orange all over the windows at Emanuel Ungaro.

At Nina Ricci, I drooled over the red dresses! I would love one of these!

Happy shopping everyone!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tour de France 2011

Today, I went to Champs Elysees to see the finishing of the Tour de France. One of the many perks to living right in the city of Paris is being able to walk to many events around the city. My boyfriend and I tracked the progress of the riders on the internet so that we would know when they arrived in Paris. We learned to do this after spending a couple of hours last year waiting for them to arrive. We found a spot along the cycling fans and waited until the group of bikes rode by us. It is really amazing how fast they go! If you don't have a quick response with your camera, then you are out of luck! Congratulations to Cadel Evans who one first place!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Italian Window Shopping

While in Italy a couple of weeks ago, I was strolling around the streets of Venice doing one of my favorite past times... window shopping!

The jewelry in Venice was amazing. There were many different styles and designs that I had never seem before. The glass beads from Murano were fabulous and the flower necklaces were beautiful.

The shoes in Venice were amazing, but expensive. They had sparkles galore and were very feminine and delicate.

The Italians know how to dress! They have a certain sophisticated style that just seems effortless for them. The clothes in this shop were beautiful and colorful!

Imagine serving your wine this holder!

The food in Italy was also amazing. The pasta and pizza was amazing, and the cappuccino was delicious. The bakery windows were filled with pastries, and marzipan shaped fruit. I definitely didn't go hungry on this vacation!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Paris Couture Week

Unfortunately, I am in England this week and have missed Paris Couture Week. That means I am not able to attend any shows or blog about street style. I can however still gush over the beautiful creations that were shown on the catwalks of a few of my favorite designers.

Karl never disappoints me with Chanel. The designs were stunning as usual. This season's show had a theme of Place Vendome complete with street lamps even large Coco Chanel statue which replaced Napoleon at the top of the central obelisk.

Chanel certainly kept its atelier busy with this collection, showing dresses dripping in crystals and sequins. Form fitting gowns with exposed backs and shoulders were paired with high necklines to create unusual shapes.

Another of my favorites Armani Privé, was inspired by Japan for this collection and showed the usual grace and chic style that the brand is known for. Feminine and graceful, this collection showed pieces that were alive with color and floral motifs. Beautiful silhouettes were created and topped with Philip Treacy’s architectural head pieces.

I must say that I was totally disappointed in Dior this season. This being the first couture show without John Galliano, all eyes were on the collection. Bill Gaytten, Galliano's assistant for 23 years stepped in and tried to continue Dior's legendary couture show. Personally, I think he really missed the mark. The designs for this season were like something out of "Bozo the clown's" closet. It was certainly a trip to the circus that I did not enjoy! What did you think of the collection?

Another favorite of mine is Elie Saab. The feminine, graceful designs that the Lebanese designer shows, always seems to win me over every time. The flowing gowns drenched in crystals are quickly becoming a favorite for Hollywood stars on the red carpet. If only my bank balance would allow me to afford one of these stunning gowns!