A Little Bit of Everything

December 2, 2011

As promised, here are some images from the time I spent at Spank Clothing with their lovely in-house designer Sylvia Lee while shooting a photo and sloundslides story for school. Aside from the wonderful pieces from their label Lost & Found that are already on the floor, there’s also a couple little peeks at their upcoming Spring 2012 collection! So exciting!

 Thanks again to the lovely people at Spank for the wonderful day!

I recently wrote an article for my program’s paper about looking chic for holiday parties without looking kitschy. I spoke to the wonderful Monika of The Doctor’s Closet, Amrit of Gastown boutique ishara, Eman Aziz, a well-known local makeup artist, and Amande He, who designs the wonderful Vancouver-based jewellery line Rocaille Design. Thank you ladies for the great interview!

Finally, here’s a very grainy, iPhone-taken peek at an impromptu change I made last night: I got bangs! I’ve been needing a change for awhile, so I thought I’d start small and get some bangs that I can easily brush to one side or pin up. I’m still warming up to the idea of having something covering part of my face (I find I keep on pushing them up and then they just stick out at weird angles, really must stop doing that), but it’s definitely already given me tons of new hair-styling ideas!

Coming in on home stretch here with school. Just today left then a couple more projects due this coming Monday and I’m done, doney-done! Can’t wait to just………sleep hahaha. Haven’t even started thinking of any of the fun events up ahead, I mostly just want to climb into bed and not get out for awhile. I’m sure once I’ve had a few eight hour sleeps back-to-back I’ll be ready for some holiday fun.

 I hope all of you have an amazing weekend! To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply December 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Your bangs look amazing!! I love how we can just add or change our bangs and we instantly have a new look. Congrats on your article for your school program. I love the sub headline (the tacky bit) =).

    Have an awesome weekend. I'm getting all geared up for the holidays too – planning outfits, ordering a glittery shoe or two here and there.

  • Reply matina December 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Alex, your bangs look so beautiful!!! You can pull anything off stunning woman. Xx

    P.s. See you this weekend??

  • Reply aliciafashionista December 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    BANGS! Love them on you, they add a bit of drama…v sexy! The Spank stuff looks really cute, might need to pop in there soon! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!!!!!! (you're coming, right?)

  • Reply December 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    i haven't been to spank in aaages. i may check it out again.

  • Reply Jessica Gitler December 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    the bangs look great on you, and all those photos are really well taken above!!

  • Reply The Doctor's Closet December 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Such a great article Alex!!! Honoured to be in it!

    AND love your bangs!!! xo

  • Reply Aney Mei December 2, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    You look beautiful with the bangs!

    Love the boutique – the pieces are lovely

  • Reply JennaStevie December 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Great shots from the boutique!! The pieces are so pretty, love the knit she's holding in the one photo and elbow patches are so great.
    Your bangs look wonderful!! They really suit you, looking gorgeous as per usual.
    Im glad my "ruffle bum" made you laugh out loud in class 😀

  • Reply Kiki Janku December 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment, it means a lot to me!
    Great post, lovely pics! Following now with Bloglovin', hope you'll do the same!

    Hope you're having a great evening!

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  • Reply Sam December 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Well done on your article! The store looks amazing, so elegantly decorated. Are you studying journalism?

  • Reply Petite Adventures December 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Love the bangs! They look so good!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} December 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    holy glorious post Alex! i'm a girl who loves variety so the title roped me in right away : )

    Sylvia is a cutie and getting to see inside the store is such fun. i spy one of my fave dresses this season on one of those racks…it's by Gentle Fawn and the lace with grommet detailing is so coveted!!!!

    fab article too, you're such a killer writer lades. awesome stuff!

    OMG, excited to check out your new fringe tomorrow and to spend some time together. it's fantastic and softly subtle, really makes your beautiful eyes pop!! cheers to the last bits and bobs to do with school, free your mind and enjoy the time off. xoox ♥

  • Reply lisa December 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Good job on the article! Your bangs look great too. I think you made the right choice.

  • Reply Megan December 2, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing – it looks like you had a lot of fun, and what a great experience!! Love the bangs on you – your hair will look so cute in a high ponytail! 🙂 Have a GREAT weekend!

  • Reply EffeVi December 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Interesting post!the bang is really fantastic!!I think it was a beautiful experience 🙂

  • Reply Simona December 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I´m following you now, because I love your blog darling!
    Maybe can you follow me back if you want?
    Have a nice weekend 🙂

  • Reply Taj Acosta December 2, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    How fun! I love your blog header btw! So fab! Great blog dear! xx

  • Reply Bonnie December 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I totally understand your school stress. I am so ready to be finished! I need this break.

    This looks like so much fun. I wish I could have been there!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Reply SHOP STYLE CONQUER December 2, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    wow what an amazing opportunity! this collection and brand looks really cool! i love all your photos too, especially that first one, its beautiful! and omg your hair looks so cute! and i totally felt the same way when i first got bangs!

    awesome blog!


  • Reply Bre December 3, 2011 at 12:08 am

    All these beautiful photos make me want to get up and go shopping, for myself. Awww. So many pretty things.

  • Reply BlueVanilla December 3, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Love the bangs! Those clothes you browsed about are way cute!

    Hot Pink Day
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  • Reply Leonie December 3, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Great job on the article! And I love the items that you took pictures of at Spank, especially the coats on the sixth picture.

    See you tomorrow!

    5 days left to enter my giveaway!

  • Reply gillybeancandyjar December 3, 2011 at 1:36 am

    eeeee!!! the bangs look so fab on you!!

  • Reply Miss Kwong December 3, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I'm amazed by the quality, especially the lace. very well made. nice store.

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  • Reply NancyTang0403 December 3, 2011 at 4:01 am

    oh my gosh i love this!! the clothes look amazing <3 definitely following your blog! hopefully you can follow mine too 🙂

  • Reply Fashion-Bridge December 3, 2011 at 7:20 am

    The store seems to be a perfection come true;) I totally love sketches, lace shirts ( so feminine) and the great variety of jackets (which always take massive place in my wadrobe)

    The bangs are def the easiest way to change the look without making a radical change. Did you also die your hair? Good luck with last paper works!



  • Reply Prairie Girl in the City December 3, 2011 at 8:17 am

    LOVE the bangs!!!! They totally suit you. Lookin super cute hun:)

    Jen xo

  • Reply The Odd and Chic December 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

    You are so beautiful!!

    Love your blog!

    Stop by sometime – maybe we can be follower buddies? 🙂


  • Reply Elisabeth December 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Love the polka dots! Thank you for your great comment on my blog! You should definately visit Helsinki if you're interested in design 🙂


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  • Reply M and C December 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    ohhh so gorgeous! so many lovely things 😀

  • Reply Cee December 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Oh, I cannot wait to see these bangs in person! I am huge sucker for bangs… My hair grows so fast, though, that every time I cut them in, they only stick around for about three weeks. Still, I keep trying 🙂 I feel like bangs instantly update anyone's look and somehow make it seem modern and fun. You definitely fit the bill in that photo! And I'm loving the shots of Spank- hopefully I'll be seeing you there on Wednesday?

  • Reply Chloe December 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Oh Alexandra, I absolutely LOVE your bangs! SO cute! Such a simple and chic way to change up your style. Love em'!

    And these pieces from the Lost and Found line are gorgeous!

    chloe **

  • Reply Pola Katelu December 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    cool! love it <3 | @polakatelu

  • Reply Cloudline Chic Flows December 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    your unfathomable beauty makes even the grainy image into the sharpest one!! 🙂

  • Reply Gabrielle December 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    That lace coat HAS to be mine!

  • Reply April Lyn December 3, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I love the bangs! They totally suit you! Beautiful as always

    April Lyn

    the suit for dreams.

  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion December 4, 2011 at 12:50 am

    You got the bangs! Glad you did, you look lovely.

    Also loving some of those clothes, I want them all.

  • Reply Joyce December 4, 2011 at 1:31 am

    looks like a fun place to shop! love the red lip look 😀 keep in touch~~


  • Reply Suzi Maynard December 4, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Lovely post! Love your new hairstyle too! I have been comtemplating cutting mine too, but bangs don't work with my wavy hair.

    Suzi x

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  • Reply J.-Kim December 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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    Have a nice weekend!!

  • Reply Marie a la Mode December 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Look at you go! Nice article. And wow, I love the new bangs! You probably know I'm a big fan of them ; )

  • Reply alicia December 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    pretty images! you are beautiful.

  • Reply pink horrorshow December 5, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Your bangs are definitely an upgrade!

  • Reply The Key To Chic December 5, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Your bangs look phenomenal, as does your lip color. Good luck on your projects!

  • Reply cryskay December 5, 2011 at 7:09 am

    great article! what an honor!

    love the blazer w/ the elbow patches. xx

  • Reply vintage process December 5, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Great pictures!! I love it!!

  • Reply Michelle Lee December 5, 2011 at 10:52 am

    love all photos

  • Reply Maiken December 5, 2011 at 11:21 am

    this looks like an amazing store! I really like those white coats – so beautiful and delicate 🙂
    and your new hair style is great!

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  • Reply She's Dressing Up December 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

    The Spank clothing day sounds fantastic! Love the pieces. And love your article! <3

  • Reply Leah December 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Great article and the bangs are a great change. Once you get used to them you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner!

    xo L.

  • Reply Miriam Stella December 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

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  • Reply Cara December 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    So many happy things going on in this post! Love the shots from Spank, looks like you got to see some cool behind the scenes action, you are such a talented writer, and I really like bangs on you!
    It was so nice to see you over the weekend, you are always fun to chat with 😉
    xo Cara

  • Reply cakesandshakes December 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    LOVE the new hair, it's great to change it up! You must have straight hair though, right? Otherwise I want a fringe-blowdry tutorial, mine gives me angina trying to get it straight!!

    I agree with your article too, nothing worse than buying something because it looks Christmassy then never wearing it again (hello strictly come dancing mermaid sequin dress hanging at the back of my closet!!).

  • Reply Sandy Joe December 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Absolutely LOVE the new bangs! Not to mention all the intricate detailing in the clothes – is there anyone who doesn't love a leather elbow patch on their sweater?

    x The Pretty Secrets

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