May 27th, 2014

The weekend of woman2warrior

You waded through a giant ice bath, climbed a quarter pipe in the rain, and sipped mimosas in the name of fundraising. I was there to talk about it and The Province was there to capture it all on film.

This weekend’s woman2warrior obstacle race benefitting BC Easter Seals Camps could not have been more fun and I could not be more proud to have been part of it. Thank you all! See you next year!

May 23rd, 2014

Unleash your inner warrior this weekend!

Going for brunch with your girlfriends this Sunday? Cancel your reservations and do woman2warrior, benefitting BC Easter Seals Camps instead.

See you there! And follow along on Twitter.

May 20th, 2014

Style | Trend Presentations at Metropolis at Metrotown x KLOUT Spring Social

In my Digital Communications Classes at SFU I talk a lot about Klout (it’s a social media measurement tool, mom). And in the rest of my life I talk a lot about trends. So it felt like worlds colliding when I gave a series of spring trend presentations at Canada’s first ever Klout event, held at Metropolis at Metrotown the other night.

The event had a serious floral theme so I showcased some of my favourite floral prints, like this tropical-print chambray men’s button-up (from Plenty.)

And a few other biggies like California-inspired menswear (from Plenty), washed-out pastel leather jacket (from Danier), distressed overalls and bold prints (from H&M and Costa Blanca).

All of which were pulled together with the help of my lovely assistants Amy and Amy (and Margarita, not pictured).

Thanks for having me, Metropolis at Metrotown and Klout!

P.S. Follow along with The Anthology on Facebook.

May 16th, 2014

Inside Kelly Wearstler’s Studio

“The key to success is organization,” says Kelly Wearstler. In this video by the New York Times, the designer offers a tour of her Los Angeles studio, where she and her team dream up and bring to life everything in her eponymous line, from home wares to women’s accessories.

May 15th, 2014

You asked | What to wear to work?

When I give trend presentations, one of the audience questions that often comes up is: What to wear to work? It’s hard, I know, to balance personal style with professionalism. And to make things even trickier, some gigs require pantyhose. I’ve always been lucky enough to work in very creative environments so to answer the what-to-wear-in-a-cubicle question, I turned to Breanne of Proper & Pink

Ready to work hard without looking like you tried too hard? Get your pen an pad and get ready to take note.

1) Pencil Skirt
Even your work outfit should speak to your personality, so don’t settle for drab. Sure you can go for pants, but a pencil skirt adds a bit of feminine flair. I love this pencil skirt from H&M because it’s fitted perfectly and it’s affordably priced, so you can focus on getting that paycheque and upgrading to something more expensive later.

2) Blouse
Now that we have the perfect pencil skirt, it’s time to complete our look with a blouse. NYandCompany.com has a super refreshing tie-neck button-front blouse that comes in several colours (one for everyday of the week perhaps?). The tie gives you a little variety — it can be tied like a bow or worn loose.

3) Blazer
A blazer isn’t essential for your work look, but it is great to have for meetings and more professional settings. Plus, a longer boyfriend blazer is casual enough to wear off duty too.

4) A New Handbag
Your work look wouldn’t be complete without a fancy new handbag. I love this bag from Aldo because it’s professional looking and it’s not too big, which makes it perfect for carrying to work. It has enough pockets and compartments to house everything you need. It’s can be worn with just about any ensemble, on or off the clock.

5) Jewelry
Some workplaces call for jewelry that’s stylish but not overbearing. This bamboo-like bangle from Emitations.com will do the trick nicely.

And just like that, your work will stand out and your outfit will complement it.

Thanks, Breanne!

P.S. For inspiring offices, take a look at The Anthology’s Workspace series.

April 15th, 2014

Pinstagram | You can’t beat beets

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).

Work it. A jacket and a beautiful copper magazine tidy.

Get some zzzzzz’s. My little one’s mid-meal pass out and more traditional place to pass out.

Bright whites. Whistler and a wintry wonderland.

Can’t beat beets. A beet-and-berry smoothie and sage and ricotta-filled beet pasta.

Sunny daze. A sunny table at tacofino and a hotel in Dubrovnik.

P.S. There are more photos where these came from so add The Anthology on Facebook.

April 8th, 2014

Sportsmanlike conduct

Sports ain’t my thing. But I love a good athletic-inspired look. The spring trend spread I styled for The Province is filled with some of my favourites. It’s one of eight in a series I worked on. You’ll find some behind-the-shoot shots here.

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