September 21st, 2016

Pinstagram | So. Much. Denim.

The Anthology’s Pinstagram column marries the dream (Pinterest) and the reality (Kelsey Dundon’s Instagram photos of places and faces in and around Vancouver).

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Double denim. The perfect waiting-for-ice-cream outfit + the perfect doing-anything outfit.

Bar stools

Grab a seat. My kid making herself at home at le Marche St. George + bar stools I’d love to make myself at home on.

Babies and beasts

Day dreaming. Baby and the beast + another baby with a much smaller beast.

pink decor

Pretty in pink. Beautiful bedroom decor at The Cross Decor and Design (a Northill client) + beautiful pink decor.

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Claymation. A bowl handmade by Vancouver’s Golem Designs (here’s her Etsy site) + a dish handmade by someone who’s far more gifted in the kitchen than I am.

kids and dogs

Best friends. Competitors + cuddlers.

Denim for days

All denim everything. My Canadian ball gown (from Madewell) + a Canadian tuxedo of sorts.

P.S. There are more photos where these came from so follow @KelseyDundon on Instagram.

September 14th, 2016

Design | Modern Architecture Home Tour

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I love my house. I’ve put a lot of love and (hired) labour into it over the years. But there’s a part of me that wants to tear it all down and build the kind of home you’d find featured in Dwell.

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Or, say, the Vancouver Modern Architecture and Design Society.

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Their fourth-annual tour takes place this weekend. It’s self-guided and takes you through five residences, almost like a collection of open houses that can never be yours.

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So if you, like me, like to architorture yourself by exploring homes that will make you want to bulldoze your own, you’ll find details here.

[First photo by Ema Peter Photography, second, third and fourth photos by Janis Nicolay (@pineconecamp)]

September 4th, 2016

Style | Back to high school!

Kelsey Dundon Style Segment

I loved school. I miss school. Everything about it — the new supplies, the locker decorations, the slurpees I used to get on my walk home; I look back on all of it so fondly.

Kelsey Dundon Back to School Trends Global TV

Then there’s the new wardrobe. I don’t remember any of my first-day-back looks, but I distinctly remember a silver headband I wore for grade ten. It was metal. It was shiny. It was painful AF (maybe that’s why it’s the only piece that’s seared into my memory).

Kelsey Dundon Global Back to School

Now, what I’m dying to know is: If you’re going back to high school on Tuesday, do you strategize about what will work best on Instagram, Snapchat or some other social site I haven’t even heard of yet? Or do you plan your outfit for the runway that is your school hallway?

Either way, I highlight three super-stylish trends for back to school in my latest Global TV segment, featuring looks from Forever 21, Old Navy and Guess.

Thanks for having me, Global TV and Metropolis at Metrotown! And thanks for your help, Jerome Insorio and Hayley Hudson!

[First photo by Jerome Insorio, second and third by Hayley Hudson]

P.S. Take a look at behind the scenes shots of one of my favourite back to school print shoots, and my very first back to school segment — which also happened to be my very first live segment ever.

August 26th, 2016

Wear/Where | Mix and match

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There’s something magic about pulling together a look that feels a bit off-kilter, yet wouldn’t-change-a-thing perfect. Bonus points when it looks so, so comfortable. In this case, a low-key take on blush and merlot makes the leap from street style to striking living room.

Wear: Sara Escudero of Collage Vintage on Who What Wear.

Where: Vanessa Boz’s London home in Milk Magazine.

August 22nd, 2016

Style | Fall’s new details

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This fall feels prettier than most. At least in terms of the clothes. The fabrics are luxe, the colour palettes are rich, the details are extra detail-y.

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It all makes for a lovely season, sartorially speaking.

Fall Trends Global TV

In my latest Global Television segment, I share three of the biggest trends you’ll find in stores, featuring looks from Club Monaco, Roots, H&M, Hudson’s Bay, and BCBGMAXAZRIA, all at Metropolis at Metrotown.

Take a look…

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Thanks Global Television and Metropolis at Metrotown for having me. Thanks for your help, Jerome Insorio and Hayley Hudson!

[Photos by Hayley Hudson]

August 21st, 2016

Bookmark | Julie Ansiau Photography

In The Anthology’s Bookmark column we explore some of the most inspiring places on the wild, wild web.

Julie Ansiau Photos

Portrait photography strikes me as being very hard. I don’t do it much (unless you count shoving a camera in my babies’ faces) but I imagine it’d be a real challenge to capture your subject in a natural, expressive pose that actually conveys whatever it is you need that portrait to convey.

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That’s why I find Julie Ansiau’s work so compelling. The French photographer’s portraits are lovely. She captures such creative people in their beautiful spaces in a way that reminds me of Todd Selby. And everyone is so effortlessly chic – her portfolio is filled with as much style and decor inspiration as it is photography inspiration.

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So bookmark Julie Ansiau’s site already. And bookmark The Anthology while you’re at it.

August 19th, 2016

Style | Beautiful, beautiful fall trends

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It’s everyone’s favourite fashion season, isn’t it? Seriously, ask around. I’m willing to bet everyone will tell you they love fall the most. Maybe it’s the lingering effects of back-to-school outfits? Or maybe it’s the prospect of putting on clothes you’re not going to sweat right through five minutes into your day? Who knows.

What I do know is I’ve got a ton of beautiful fall pieces to share tomorrow morning on Global BC. Set your PVR, mom!

July 27th, 2016

Style | Trends that travel

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I have a confession to make: I am by no means a sleek packer. I take the biggest suitcase I’m allowed and I stuff it with everything I could possibly need. So as my doctor once told me: do as I say, not as I do.

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For my latest style segment on Global Television I talked trends that travel, featuring looks from Joe Fresh (at Superstore), Plenty, and Winners.

Take a look! Thanks for having me, Global Television and Metropolis at Metrotown! Thanks for your help, Jerome Insorio and Hayley Hudson!

[Photos by Hayley Hudson]

July 27th, 2016

Pinstagram | White dresses and watermelon onesies

The Anthology’s Pinstagram column marries the dream (Pinterest) and the reality (Kelsey Dundon’s Instagram photos of places and faces in and around Vancouver).

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Wear white. Trying on bridesmaids dresses at Park & Fifth Co. + a dress that would be like wearing a cloud.

Baby pink

Baby pink. Learning to crawl (on the kitchen floor, no less) + the sweetest, summery-est outfit ever.

Kissa Tanto

Brass tacks. The beautifully decorated Kissa Tanto + a set of lights I could see fitting in beautifully there.

Dining room

Dining set. Elsa and Anna joined us for my book club brunch + a loft where I wouldn’t mind hosting my own brunch.

Olive Oil Cake

Homemade. Quite proud of my olive oil cake (so easy! so delicious!) + a berry crumble I’d love to test.

North Shore and Mountains

Trail running. Racing through the North Shore Mountains as fast as her short legs would carry her + a mountain lake I’d love my legs to hike me to.

P.S. There are more photos where these came from so follow @KelseyDundon on Instagram and Snapchat.

July 22nd, 2016

Style | When styling becomes shopping

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Often when I’m pulling for a segment I have tunnel vision — I am looking for such specific pieces to fit such a specific story that I don’t even consider the fact that I could technically buy the pieces I’m pulling. I compartmentalize things; I’m never shopping when I’m styling.

So this, this is rare. These shoes would fit so perfectly into my lifestyle, so beautifully with my wardrobe, that I am very tempted to get them. They’re from Plenty at Metropolis at Metrotown, by the way. More on my segment (it’s all about trends that travel) coming up!