I've always wanted to go to New York Fashion Week and this month I made it happen! With a lot of early planning, I had the chance to attend the Fall 2018 runway shows and presentations of some of my favourite designers, including fellow Canadian Tanya Taylor and the always entertaining Philipp Plein, who threw a night-time space-themed bash for his star-studded runway show. This trip turned out to be everything I wanted, and we even made time to hit up some of my favourite food spots like Nobu, Cipriani and the dreamy pink-clad coffee spot Cha Cha Matcha.
When it came to my looks, I wanted to keep it comfortable during the day since we were running around. For my first show look, I wore a plaid jacket from October Twelve like a blazer dress and matched it with a pair of suede boots from Stuart Weitzman. This jacket was so effortless to style and looked just as great transitioning into the night with a black slip dress and a pair of open-toe heels.
Happy 2018, friends! What a wild start to the new year. This January, I had the opportunity to head back to Los Angeles as part of my first international award show trip with Entertainment Tonight Canada to cover the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Since the day of award shows can usually get a bit wild (and TBH those red carpet shots just wouldn't work with my feed) I shot my look the day before at the Bates Motel art installation in Silver Lake to give you an extra special peek.
For my red carpet, off-duty look, I opted for something short and easy to move around in with, of course, some noticeable flare. I thought that this one-shoulder lace dress by Self-Portrait was the perfect fit. I paired it with black patent leather heels from Stuart Weitzman and a leather jacket from Club Monaco. On the night of the SAG Awards, I switched into a short ankle strap sandal from Steve Madden.
The rest of these shots were snapped on Hollywood Boulevard, where I was probably smiling just thinking about all of the Shake Shack we ate after the show.
I've always been a fan of Tanya Taylor with her boldly artful, yet feminine designs. Coming from similar upbringings in Toronto attending the same all-girls school, it's been inspiring to see Taylor's prints embraced by powerful women, like Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Obama and Canada's own Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau. For my latest trip to L.A. this month, I was lucky enough to try a few of Tanya Taylor's statement embroidered pieces, which were effortlessly transitioned from day-to-night.
Taking a drive to Malibu, where we stopped for a stunning ocean-view lunch, I wore Tanya Taylor's striped Caro Dress with colourful cross-stitch designs and a split-v neckline accented with a belted waist. A cotton design, the dress felt light and airy enough to wear in summer, and I paired it with Gucci round-frame sunglasses and my favourite Stuart Weitzman saddle suede heels.
This flirty, feminine dress was a dream, from its island-inspired beaded and sequin accents to the cheery ruffled detailing along the hem. It was a perfect summery statement for an evening in L.A.