Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I often reflect upon how I would respond to the question of pinpointing my specific genre of style. While my personal style is continually evolving, I would have to say the most accurate (and verbose) description of my taste is classic feminine with a mix of modern architectural, and vintage bohemian undertones. As all aspiring fashionistas can attest, it is an endless journey to find those perfect go to pieces that comprise the foundation of your ideal wardrobe. For me, however, the most recent collection from the 2008 established label Haute Hippie has just the right mix of classic staples, and eye catching statement pieces to suit my diverse design aesthetic.

In a recent interview, HH founder Trish Wescoat Pound attests to this very ideal, noting that the brand strives to create collections which can be easily translated from work to play through the mixing of various pieces. Layering a casual cardigan over a beaded tunic, or a blazer over a slouchy button down are just some of the proposed combinations for maximized wardrobe versatility.

Co-creative director of the brand, Rachel Wilder Hill, describes previous collections as being inspired by the notion of fantasy tea party with guests Bianca Jagger, Stevie Nicks, and Queen Victoria.This eclectic fusion of influences defines the brand season after season. Wescoat Pound notes that the unifying factor of these aesthetics ranging from the Great Gatspy to Studio 54 to 1970's hippie chic is the idea of global nomadism. The Haute Hippie girl loves to travel and immerse herself in varied cultural experiences. Above all, she is always prepared to dress for the occasion.

clockwise from left: necklace-embellished jersey t-shirt, ombre sequined silk-chiffon dress, silk-georgette pleated blouse, beaded jersey top, necklace cotton-blend shirt, beaded silk mini dress - all netaporter.com

sources: hautehippie.com, fasshonaburu.com, shopbop.com

Saturday, September 12, 2009


For those who need a break from the sky high platform stilettos du jour, look no further than these delicious little Repetto flats, available at Reborn. In their latest incarnation, Repetto has teamed up with several designers including Ligia Dias, to bring you a fresh twist on their ever popular ballet flat. The Ligia Dias flats (top left, bottom right) are indeed my favourite, as they incorporate both strong and delicate elements, making them perfect for wearing with a feminine frock, or a more tailored casual look. Dias' prior collaborations include stints with Lanvin, Comme des Garcons, and Phillip Lim. 

image sources: reborn.ws/shop

Friday, September 11, 2009


Every once in a while you come across that special garment that makes your heart flutter with sheer delight. Let's be honest, for those sartorially obsessed such as I, it does seem to happen far too often for stability of my bank account. None the less, this frock is a show-stopper. Designed by Toronto based firm Label, this easy yet exuberant tent dress is a great way to dress up the ubiquitous fall uniform basics of leggings and a slouchy leather coat.

image sources: seenolabelboutique.com | netaporter.com

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I'm sure you have all heard the immortal words of Mr. Saint Laurent "Fashions fade, style is eternal". In my opinion Miss Piksi is the true embodiment of this statement. I have mentioned her here before, and I continue to be amazed by her spectacular styling capabilities.