Happy Friday! It has been six months since I last updated Style Parade. I have to give regular bloggers credit who are able to balance a full-time job and maintain regular blog posting. I have a job that requires me to be on the computer for at least eight hours a day and when I get home from work I try really hard not to spend a lot of time online. That being said, I’ve missed sharing my favourite fashion and decor finds and travel photos so I am REVIVING Style Parade starting today!
If you haven’t already guessed, this photo is from my Europe trip last summer (I can’t believe it has almost been a year!). I did Travel Tuesday posts of my adventures in Rome, Tuscany and Florence, but I still have so many I want to share of the Italian Riviera and my time in France and Spain. Next Tuesday I will be sharing photos of Italy’s Portovenere on the Italian Riviera. The above is a preview of what’s to come!
You may recall that before I left for Europe I created a packing list for Italy. I’ve been asked about what I wore in the French Riviera (since I haven’t posted any pictures) so I am working on a blog post of Riviera-inspired wear which will be a mix of items I wore in France and, for all of you heading to the French Riviera yourself this summer, new 2016 finds on my lust list. This will be published next week too so stay tuned!
A few of my favourites from the week:
- Cures for under eye circles via Byrdie Beauty
- This summer top from Madewell is perfect to wear with white jeans (try these) this summer
- A highlight reel of the history of stripes by J Crew
- I just pinned this polished shirtdress by Eliza J (also loving this one and this one)
- My favourite pin of the week. Don’t forget to follow Style Parade on Pinterest
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Today I officially entered into the next decade of my life and to celebrate I am attending TIFF’s annual Boombox event at the Tiff Bell Lightbox in Toronto. The theme of this year’s event, Everyone will be famous for 15 seconds, is inspired by TIFF’s Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen exhibition which celebrates the acclaimed artist.
I really can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday then by attending a Warhol-inspired event. Besides spending time with friends, meeting new people and supporting the arts community, one of my favourite things about attending charitable events is planning my wardrobe. I’ve always loved matching my outfits to the theme or vibe of an event. If you are new to my blog, here are outfits I wore to past Toronto fundraisers:
- Boobyball 2014: Big Top Booby
- Operanation 2014: Light up the Night
- Motionalball 2015: Glitz and Graffiti
- ROM PROM 2015: Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything
Andy Warhol had an incredible influence on style in the late 60s and throughout the 70s that left a lasting impression on the fashion industry. Diane Von Furstenberg, an American fashion icon most famous for the wrap dress, bold patterns and bright colours, was a great friend of Andy Warhol and in 2013 she released a collection titled, Pop Wrap, completely inspired by his works. It was a limited edition collection, however these amazing designs helped me put together my own Warhol-inspired outfit. Scroll down to see what I’ll be wearing this evening.
Let’s not forget about Warhol-inspired makeup. Black and yellow eyeliner with pink lips just screams 1960s fun!
Tonight I’ll be wearing an amazing vintage beaded SWEE LO dress with neon, sequin pop-art lettering that I purchased from eBay. It has an open back and sewn-in shoulder pads. I’ll be pairing this super fun dress with my yellow Aldo Ibenema heels (which I seriously own in six different colours) and this amazing yellow banana clutch that I found on ASOS for under $15. To complete my look I’ll be rocking these purple tassel earrings.
“Art is what you can get away with” – Andy Warhol
NEON POP ART GLAM
Dress: eBay | Heels: Aldo (similar here) | Clutch: Montiki (ASOS – sold out) | Earrings: Lisi Lerch | Lipstick: MAC (Pink Nouveau)
In the event you have your own Warhol party coming up, ASOS has a number of great dresses and jumpsuits with that 60s and 70s Warhol-flair. How fantastic is this coloured sequin jumpsuit? I was so close to purchasing it for Boombox and then found out my friend, who is attending tonight’s event with me, had already purchased it. Ha-ha I guess it is true what they say: great fashion minds think alike!