Barefoot Contessa Window Display

November 11, 2010

Yesterday I had the amazing opportunity to style a window in one of Vancouver’s best boutiques, Barefoot Contessa. I had a fantastic time and left feeling incredibly impressed with the boutique, the products, and the staff. As most of you know, I tend to gravitate towards more feminine styling sensibilities, so it’s no surprise that I spent several very happy hours sifting through all their ultra-femme pieces before finally getting down to work. I may or may not be going back tomorrow to shop…and by that I mean I am. And I’m pretty excited about it.

Me and my window! Sorry for the glare on the window in these
pics, I’ll have to go back at night to shoot some more!

So for my window, I decided my theme would be Vogue magazines (which is obviously fitting given the name of my blog), and my personal style icons who often grace the pages inside the magazine. I picked each of my outfits with one (and in one case, two) of these ladies in mind…see if you can guess, I’ll tell you the answers at the bottom!

My window from the inside…see all the Vogues scattered about?
I have to thank my friend Heidi, she lent me quite a few
of the mags in the window and is a true sweetheart.

My Style Squad.

I think I have to get this dress tomorrow…I have a gazillion
LBD’s, buuuuut like I always say, if I’ll wear it all the time, I should get it.
So…I’m getting it.

Love this romantic little dress in the center, such a gorgeous purple shade.

My Chanel-inspired girl!

My favourite…wool dress with metallic threading and
beading detail, topped with a little faux fur vest

Olivia, the lovely lady behind Style Struck, and I. She styled the
other window, check out her blog for pics!

The angels at Barefoot Contessa who were
beyond helpful and sweet.

So did you guess who belongs to which outfit? Here are the answers:

LBD and gold chain – Anna Dello Russo
Chanel-inspired jacket and shorts – Taylor Tomasi Hill
Flowy purple dress – Charlotte Casiraghi
Fur vest and wool dress – Hanneli Mustaparta and Viviana Volpicella

If you ever happen to be wandering around Vancouver and are looking for a good place to shop, head over to Barefoot Contessa!

They have two locations, one at 3715 Main Street and the other at 1928 Commercial Drive, and their phone number is 604-879-1137. Thanks to Lauren for setting up the whole thing for me! Hope you guys like what I did :).

Follow To Vogue or Bust

You May Also Like


  • Reply Curves ahead makeup November 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    your window loos amazing !!!!great job I really enjoyed looking at all that great style ~!~thanks for sharing sweetie !!!

  • Reply Victoria November 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    very elegant style:)

  • Reply Amanda November 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Love it Alex!!

  • Reply Lisa November 11, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    LOVEEEEE it. I'm so proud of you!

  • Reply Elekon November 11, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    You`ve done a great job and my favourite is Chanel inspired outfit! It`s sooo chic!

  • Reply brookemeagan November 12, 2010 at 1:22 am

    What an amazing opportunity! You of course rose to the occasion. I love your theme and the looks you put together are spot on! My favorite is the wool dress with the little faux fur dress. I would wear that right out of the store! If only I wasn't a 22 hour drive away 🙁 xx

  • Reply Marcella November 12, 2010 at 3:13 am

    This is SO amazing, I love what you've done! Congrats!


  • Reply Janene November 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Looks amazing! Can't wait to head down there and see it myself!

  • Leave a Comment

    Explore More

    The Definitive Santorini Itinerary

    The Most Instagrammable Spots in Vancouver

    1 Week in Portugal

    powered by chloédigital