Friday, September 19, 2014

Gallery Wall Tips

I love a good gallery wall and have posted about them a few times before but never had I actually attempted to create one myself. One thing I have learnt is nothing is as easy as it looks on the DIY blogs. In creating my gallery wall the first thing I had to do was decide on a look. There are many options when creating gallery walls and today I have outlined three gallery wall ideas and tips to create them. I decided on a more eclectic style for myself and have incorporated pieces such as original artwork from friends and family, framed letters and fun prints from Walkers World. The last item on my wish list is also from Walkers World and is a stunning Starburst mirror which will bring an element of glam and surprise. Stay tuned on the blog to see my completed gallery wall and visit Walkers World on Facebook or their website to Wake up your walls! 

1. Part eclectic / Part uniform.
This style is the perfect balance in my opinion. Mix up your gallery wall with different prints and photos but keep it streamlined in the placement and frame selection.  The beauty of this is that you are not tied to any one shape, colour or layout but  there is still a sense of cohesion.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Upper East Side NYC Townhouse

I love NYC and am a fan of quintessential New York movies (chick flicks) such as  Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Devil wears Prada and Sex and The City. Upon seeing this Upper East Side NYC Townhouse on one of my favourite blogs Coco Cozy, I instantly fell in love, not to mention it looks worthy of Carrie or Miranda Priestly. Square footage in a location such as this one is a hot commodity in NYC and it comes at a price - $13,250,000 to be exact. 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and an unheard of 1,100 square feet of terrace space are just some of the highlights of this Upper East Side NYC Townhouse. The elevator, herringbone wood floors, custom floor length mahogany windows and a calcutta marble kitchen are some of the details that make it special. See more of this stunning gem on Coco Cozy or see the whole listing at Sotheby's

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fashion Week on LDB: My favourite looks from NYFW (Part 2)

Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week has come to a close. Fashion Week happens twice a year and NYFW is one of five major fashion weeks in the world, along with those in ParisLondonBerlin, and Milan. Though NYFW has concluded we can continue the swooning at the upcoming London and Paris Fashion Weeks. I posted on Monday some of my fave looks from days 1 through 6 and today I am sharing my favourite looks from standout shows such as  Oscar de La Renta, Badgley Mischka and Naeem Khan. Be sure to also take a look at my blog post on Michael Kors 2015 Spring runway show which was by far one of my New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 highlights. 

Oscar De La Renta

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fashion Week on LDB : Michael Kors Spring 2015

I was working on my final fashion week post today showcasing my favourite looks from the last four days and could not help but be distracted by the Michael Kors Spring 2015 Runway. This show was by far one of my favourites and every look was classic yet fresh. Spring Studios was illuminated by the morning sun and celebrities such as Jessiac Chastain, Olivia Munn and Mary J. Blige watched as fresh faced models bounced down the runway to upbeat music. Michael Kors Spring collection was full of daffodils, wisteria and geraniums which were picked out in sequins on tulle dancer skirts, embroidered on strappy sundress, or printed on a breezy natural linen skirt. While navy and yellow were the predominant colours, the end of the show brought simplicity with black and white as well all black skirt and top combos. It was hard for me to choose favourites and while the pieces were all different there was an obvious connection between the clothes. See my other favourites from Fashion Week here and stay tuned for more of my NYFW Fashion picks.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fashion Week on LDB: Kate Spade Spring Summer 2015

In honour of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, LDB is having our own week of fashion. It has been very hard to choose my favourites as each runway show seems to come with something incredible. Not to mention the fashionsita's are out in full form, the street style looks have been equally blog worthy and front row fashion icons have been rocking some major looks! One of the more safe runways in my opinion was Kate Spade but in saying that every look was stunning and the bags made heads turn. The Kate Spade spring/summer 2015 collection was an obvious nod to the ‘60s; it was playful and original. The color palette went from simple black and white to red, then to beige, green, blue and finally, to a mixture of them all. The outfits were alluring; they looked effortless but exquisitely detailed. Big floral prints and bow ties around necklines of the dresses oozed elegance and femininity. The range of dresses went from cotton sundresses to more formal ones and to race wear.