Desire Lines

November 23, 2011

Joe Fresh faux fur coat, Lost&Found dress c/o Spank Clothing,
H&M belt, booties, ring and tights, Rebecca Minkoff bag,
gold and rose ring c/o Social Experiment

When Spank Clothing answered my desperate plea on Twitter begging for someone to let me follow them for a “life in the day” project I’m working on, I never imagined that the interview and shoot would end up being such an amazing experience. But the day I spent with Spank’s in-house designer Sylvia Lee, who designs their label Lost&Found, was exactly that. Photos of my time there will come in a later post, but in short, it was fantastic to take a closer look at such a creative mind and see what goes into creating a collection. The lovely people at Spank also gifted me this absolutely beautiful dress, and another piece that I’ll be featuring later this month. Thank you so much to everyone at Spank for the special day! They have an online shop so if you love eclectic, femme style as much as I do, be sure to check them out!

Please excuse the graininess in these pics – since our days are getting shorter and shorter, I usually only have time to shoot earlier in the morning or around 3-4 p.m., and right around both points of the day, the lighting is just a biiiiit wonky.

I’m slowly but surely getting through the workload of this week and fortunately, I’ve been distracted by my excitement for the upcoming weekend, I honestly can’t wait for my girls night in Whistler this Saturday! Hope you’re all having great weeks so far, and don’t forget to enter my Barefoot Contessa gift certificate giveaway! Only a couple days left!

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  • Reply alison*elle November 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I love Spank… they're one of my go-to places for cute shoes! Sounds like you had a great experience 🙂

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Shoppalu November 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    That dress is so perfect for the holidays coming up! Spank is amazing, can't wait to hear more about your experience with them!!


  • Reply SIENA.STYLE November 23, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    you look gorgeous!!
    kisses from prague!

  • Reply Leonie November 23, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    What a nice opportunity to follow a designer for a day! And great that you got to keep two pretty items. This dress is lovely!

    After Sunday Brunch

  • Reply JennaStevie November 23, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    This dress is SO gorgeous, blue is wonderful on you, love it with that jacket and the tights. Lucky girl with getting this!

  • Reply Sam November 24, 2011 at 12:10 am

    beautiful dress, the colour suits you so well

  • Reply Sam November 24, 2011 at 12:11 am

    beautiful dress, the colour suits you so well

  • Reply Jen November 24, 2011 at 12:12 am

    The colour of the dress is beautiful on you and I love it paired with cognac accessories. Very pretty as usual, dear! I completely hear you on the days getting shorter/photo taking problem – especially on gloomy days. So sad! Time to look into indoor shoots!


  • Reply AmyBell November 24, 2011 at 1:22 am

    That fur coat is amazing, love the outfit as a whole. To add to that you are extremely gorgeous!! xx

  • Reply ilovetrina November 24, 2011 at 1:23 am

    wow lovely outfit! you're so pretty 🙂

    just followed you x
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  • Reply Sara Soda November 24, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Wow, what a cool experience! Sounds like you had tons of fun, I'm jealous. 🙂 And that fur coat is fabulous… so classy!

  • Reply pink horrorshow November 24, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Oh that's awesome! I'm glad you ended up finding someone and looks like you had an awesome experience.

  • Reply pink horrorshow November 24, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Haha used awesome 2x in a sentence. AWESOME.

  • Reply I V Y November 24, 2011 at 3:25 am

    the stripes and the brown belt! so lovely!

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  • Reply Cee November 24, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Maybe I should issue more desperate pleas on Twitter, it sounds like this one really worked out in your favour 😉 I kid, but seriously, you did make out like a bandit with this beautiful blue dress, it suits you so well. But then again, everything looks amazing with your beautiful fur coat. (Obsessed? Me? Never.) Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday, friend.

  • Reply Hanna & Christel November 24, 2011 at 6:47 am

    you look so amazing! We so much love your fur coat!


  • Reply WendyB November 24, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Love your lipstick.

  • Reply MizzJ November 24, 2011 at 8:00 am

    That's so cool that you hooked up with Spank via Twitter! Social media ftw! Have a fab weekend in whistler!!

  • Reply Tina.. November 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

    You look gorgeous!
    Really nice style…Would you like to follow each other? I just did..

  • Reply Skinny leather pants November 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Lucky girl, it's a very cute dress! I love your coat too!

  • Reply Pratishtha Durga November 24, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Wow! Glad the Twitter pleas worked for you. Love the pictures. The dress is such a lovely color.

    First time on your blog. Love it!

  • Reply Fabrizia November 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Nice post, I like it so much! And I like your sense of style!!

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  • Reply nik November 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
    Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!

  • Reply Leah November 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I know what you mean about the lighting these days. Makes it impossible for me to take pics after work since it's already so dark! These still turned out great though!
    Thanks for your sweet comment.

    xo L.

  • Reply Arden November 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    That is one gorgeous coat, loving this look! xx

  • Reply flower pony* chloe November 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I love this post! Can't *wait* to hear more about your day with Sylvia Lee!

    Loving your dress! So cute!

    chloe **

  • Reply Marie a la Mode November 24, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Oooh, Lucky Girl! The dress is beautiful! And your faux fur jacket is equally gorgeous ; ) I'm off to enter your giveaway!

  • Reply Joanne Hegarty November 24, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Pretty Pretty dress


  • Reply Lidiya November 24, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Your fur is absolutely gorgeous, very chic <3

  • Reply samecookiesdifferent November 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    darling your coat is amazing <3
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  • Reply Fashion-Bridge November 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    The cobalt blue dress looks gorgeous on you! It's so your color! Especially I like how it accentuates your eyes! Red lips make up is perfect for this look!



  • Reply Michelle Lee November 25, 2011 at 12:24 am

    looking so elegant chic 🙂

  • Reply Isobel Masters November 25, 2011 at 1:44 am

    you look great 🙂

  • Reply Beauty Follower November 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Very nice outfit!

  • Reply Kiki Janku November 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment, it means a lot to me!
    Great post, love your outfit!
    Would you like to follow each-other? Follow me if you like, let me know by comment and I'll follow you right away! You can check my cooking blog 2 and follow me if you like, but I can't follow you twice because I have both blogs with same add!
    Follow me with Bloglovin' 2, let me know and I'll do the same!
    Hope to hear from you!

    Hope you're having a great evening!

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  • Reply paledivision November 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    You have such a perfect face, seriously…!
    Love the fur coat paired with that shade of blue.
    This is such a cute outfit, I really like how you pull off those stockings too (:
    Happy thanksgiving hun!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} November 25, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    when you talk, i STOP, LOOK + LISTEN! like super intently, and Alex aren't you stoked that Spank Clothing did exactly that too?! what a grand day and a stellar experience with awesome benefits. i LOVE the cobalt blue dress, gorgeous pigment on you and the faux fur……..please! it's sensational, i got that leopard print one from JF (the one you asked about) – aren't they surprisingly warm. i like how spacious they are too, you can layer underneath with ease : )

    you know what? i kinda like the grainy effect in these shots. feels slightly water colored and a bit vintagey. the hunt for the magic hour for photography isn't always a success but when it pays off like this i wouldn't balk at it in the least. lovely runway worthy ensemble. xoox ♥

  • Reply Miss Kwong November 26, 2011 at 3:20 am

    awesome look dear!

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  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion November 27, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I love that dress! great outfit.
    Looking pretty as always.

    • Reply jhon December 18, 2012 at 8:25 am

      What an amazing experience!! That dress is adorable and impeccably styled by you like always. Love that Joe Fresh coat! Surf Movies

  • Reply brookemeagan November 28, 2011 at 12:56 am

    What an amazing experience!! That dress is adorable and impeccably styled by you like always. Love that Joe Fresh coat! I must visit them at my local Superstore soon!! It's been way too long. I hope you had a blast in Whistler!! xo

  • Reply Sandy Joe November 28, 2011 at 3:56 am

    The lace striping is unreal. Hope you had a lovely trip!

    x The Pretty Secrets

  • Reply Megan November 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    What a cool experience! Good for you! You look beautiful – love you in this color blue 🙂

  • Reply Anula November 29, 2011 at 10:21 am

    WOW!! Gorgeous outfit!!You look fabulous!!
    You have such a nice blog,I looove your style!!
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