Hello Darlings, Few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of Canada’s first stand alone Jimmy Choo boutique. Thankfully within the past few years American retail giants and sought after designers have made their way across border and have blessed us with a wider selection of fashion goodies. I will always be a supporter of Canadian retailers foremost however it is always wonderful to have more choices. After all, it is a woman’s nature to want to have more!

Marta Tryshak and Shayla Bond and the opening of Jimmy Choo Toront store

Founded in 1996 by couture shoe designer Jimmy Choo and Vogue accessories editor Tamara Mellon, the Jimmy Choo was favorite of Princess Diana. The design direction is overseen by Creative Director Sandra Choi, who’s the niece of Choo’s wife. Sandra’s vision is to create one of world’s most treasured luxury brands. The 198 square meter store, located in Yorkdale  Shopping Centre reflects the new global store concept designed with the London-based David Collins Studio and is true to Choo aesthetic.

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Hello Darlings, With December fast approaching and holiday vacations are hopefully weeks away, it’s time to start planning your resort wear. Yes majority of us are focusing on holiday shopping and making to-do lists before the year ends. And I am certain many of you are thinking that I’m nuts for even suggesting it but I assure you there’s a good reason. This is an ideal time to snag amazing summer clothing and bikinis on awesome sales, prior to the arrival of new resort collections.

Marta Tryshak in Wilfred Maxi Dress

While shopping for daily wardrobe is a lot easier since majority of us have established what works and what simply doesn’t. It is the resort or vacation wear that is a bit more challenging. Since going on a vacation is a special time and you want to feel great while there, it’s not a good reason to break the bank for an entirely new wardrobe. It seems that many women the moment they hear beach see neon colors, high platforms and palm tree prints. Many of us step outside of our typical likes for looks that many would consider “festive” or vacation appropriate. So if you’re not the one to wear dramatic hats in your everyday life, by no means do you have to do it while away. Go for something that’s your style. Stick to the woman that you are!

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