Friday, 28 June 2013

Thrift Shopping Haul

I have not been thrifting ever since I did the amazing Thrift Chic Challenge for Eco Fashion Week 06.

Since I had to style 15 outfits with $500 from Value Village, safe to say I have had enough thrifting to last me awhile.

But I miss it dearly!

Yesterday, I was finally reunited with the thrill of the hunt.

Here are the amazing goodies I found. It doesn't hurt when you are in the company of good company either. The fringe benefit to working with a photographer who also loves to thrift.

We went to the Crossroads Hospice Society Thrift Store first.

The prices there are amazing! Requires a little more digging and a knee eye, but that is certainly the fun of it all.

thrift, vintage, top from vancouver thrift store, Crossroads Hospice Society Thrift Store, vancouver fashion blog

Sequin is all the rage these days, crossing over from night to day, showing up in all forms and configurations. When one takes the shape of a golden butterfly in pristine condition for under $10.00 I am bound by duty to not say no.

The next treasures are quite a surprise to me.

thrift, vintage, items from vancouver thrift store, Crossroads Hospice Society Thrift Store, vancouver fashion blog

They are button covers!

thrift, vintage, button covers from vancouver thrift store, Crossroads Hospice Society Thrift Store, vancouver fashion blog

Which we do not see anymore nowadays. And I must ask why? Why not have something that can be snapped on and off a shirt and instantly make it amazing? I am glad I took possession of these beauties for $3.00 a set! A SET!

We journeyed onwards to three different Value Villages in Coquitlam.

thrift, vintage, jewelry from vancouver thrift store, Value Village Thrift Store, vancouver fashion blog

They really don't make things like it used to be anymore. Thank goodness for thrift stores for my quality costume jewelry fix. Now if only I can find a Chanel pin...

I also bought some nick knacks I don't usually gravitate to.

thrift, vintage, books from vancouver thrift store, Value Village thrift store, vancouver fashion blog

thrift, vintage, craft items from vancouver thrift store, Value Village Thrift Store, vancouver fashion blog

But lately, I have been wanting to stimulate my brain and hand through the good ol' ways.

My most prized treasure from this hunting trip would have to be these amazing Salvatore Ferragamo loafers.

thrift, vintage, salvator ferragomo loafers from vancouver thrift store, Value Village Thrift Store, vancouver fashion blog

thrift, vintage, salvator ferragomo loafers from vancouver thrift store, Value Village Thrift Store, vancouver fashion blog

Aren't they amazing! In near mint condition.

Please do try thrifting if you haven't already, I will be writing a guide for everyone in the near future as well.

July 1st is also the 50% sale for all the US locations! Happy hunting weekend.

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Esta Bien - Summer Fashion Art

This week's hump day treat will be some amazing photography to show case some cute summer outfits.

I always get enchanted by the end product of what a photographer produces.

Jasmine Zhu Vancouver Fashion blogger for Posing in Vintage, wearing summer trend pastel

Her artistry at capturing the mood and my outfits is absolutely breath taking.

This girly soft outfit is perfectly captured through her artistic vision. The juxtaposition of the outfit and the forest is almost poetic.

Jasmine Zhu Vancouver Fashion blogger for Posing in Vintage, wearing summer trend pastel

Outfit detail: Ruffle top, see similar here
Nude drape jacket, see similar here
Pastel pink shorts, see similar here
Metallic booties, see similar here

This next outfit is one of my favourite! I have a weakness for maxi dresses and skirts that's coded into my genes.  If I could I would wear this every day.

Jasmine Zhu Vancouver Fashion blogger for Posing in Vintage, wearing black maxi sheer dress

Outfit detail: Black maxi sheer dress, buy it here.


Jasmine Zhu Vancouver Fashion blogger for Posing in Vintage, wearing summer trend pastle

Jasmine Zhu Vancouver Fashion blogger for Posing in Vintage, masked style

Jasmine Zhu Vancouver Fashion blogger for Posing in Vintage, statement necklace on the back

Thanks for joining me on this journey. Have a great humpday.

Photography credit: Iulia Agnew Photography.


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Monday, 24 June 2013

Helen Jean Custom Dresses for Every Woman

Last week I attended the HelenJean Launch Event.

helen jean dresses on maniquins, Rachel McHollister, Jasmine Zhu, Natalie Langston, Katie Jeanes
From left to right:  Rachel McHollister - Founder of Social Mod PR, Natalie Langston - TV Host/ Producer, Jasmine Zhu and Katie Jeanes - Founder and designer of HelenJean

What is HelenJean all about? It's all about custom made dresses for game changing women from work to play. The perfectly tailor made dress that you can take with you from the board room to the dining room.

Can be regarded as the Indochino for women, even though they don't make suits, HelenJean focuses on making THE dress that offers the perfect balance between professional and fashionable.

The entire collection is a total of 12 dresses with minute but well places differences to offer something for everyone.

helen jean custom made dress collection

helen jean custom made dress collection

Like a style but wish it came in a different color? No problem, the dress can be made in any style with any color from their swatch.

helen jean custom made dresses swatches
helen jean custom made dresses swatches

Best yet, since the dresses are made in your unique size, you get to decide on what you want to put on the label. Does the dress make you feel powerful? Strong? or Beautiful? Great, they can be part of the garment to act as a constant reminder of how you feel while wearing the dress.

HelenJean garment tag
HelenJean garment tag

Why should we be reduced to a number or letter by the clothes we wear? What we put on our bodies should make us feel powerful, strong, beautiful, sexy and confident.

I absolutely fell in love with the idea of owning something completely custom yet at an affordable price of $197.00.

helenjean design sketch
helenjean summer dresses on mannequins

HelenJean is also taking part in the True Fashion Show and Fundraiser. It's going to be a great cause which yours truly will be involved in as well. I will provide more details in a future post. Today's star is HelenJean.

Thanks to Kuna Photography's beautiful photos, the dresses are expertly captured.

I highly recommend having a look at this amazing local designer, proud to be inspiring women to own their greatness, one dress at a time.

helenjean dresses on models



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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Romwe 19.99 Leggings Flash Sale

Going on right NOW is the Romwe $19.99 Leggings Flash Sale!.

romwe legging flash sale

$19.99 Flash Sale on 200 Crazy Leggings

Valid dates: 06/18 – 06/20/2013

Go: http://www.romwe.com/manage_activity/200+_leggings_flash_sale/

Here are some of my favourites.


romwe leggings, trendy leggings, rose leggings

romwe leggings, Thrift style, eco style, stylish outfit, vancouver


romwe leggings, trendy leggings, new york empire state building leggings

romwe leggings, trendy leggings, new york empire state building leggings, street style, trendy outfit, vancouver

Rivet's Detail Knee Leggings
romwe leggings, trendy leggings, rivets details knee leggings

romwe leggings, trendy leggings, rivets details knee leggings, street style, trendy outfit, vancouver

romwe leggings, trendy leggings, rivets details knee leggings

Don't miss the Romwe $19.99 Leggings Flash Sale!.


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Thursday, 13 June 2013

KurateStyle - The Songza of Fashion

In early June, my friend, Jessica Karalash asked me to guest curate outfit collections for her new startup fashion website - KurateStyle.

jasmine zhu with Jessica Karalash founder of KurateStyle at ecofashion week

Me and Jessica at Eco Fashion Week 06

KurateStyle is like Songza, for fashion. Stylist-curated outfit collections for any occasion and mood. We all need a little inspiration sometimes. Seeing how someone else mix and match a certain outfit can spark that creative flame we all have within.

I usually browse style blogs for inspiration, but you have to know what you are looking for. This website does it all for you, you just have to know the mood you are in or the occasion you are dressing for. Certainly makes the morning routine so much easier. We all have that problem of a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear.

KurateStyle has a unique discovery process for helping you find the perfect outfit. Whether it's a hippie-chic look for a rocking out during festival season, or a Runway-Romance inspired look for your best friend's summer wedding - they have your back (and style).

KurateStyle launched their website prototype on June 2nd at Startup Weekend. Check it out! www.kuratestyle.com.

kuratestyle team at startup weekend

kuratestyle team at startup weekend

They are working on plans for the launch of the full website - which I am really excited about! Sign up for their full website launch at www.kuratestyle.com - click "Sign up here".

Here is a introduction to their prototype website. Feel free to explore a little yourselves, in preparation for the real thing to come.

KurateStyle prototype website landing page.

Kuratestyle landing page

You can then chose the gender you are interested in exploring.

The woman's page provide you different moods and occasions to choose from.

kuratestyle woman's page

Based on your appropriate needs, you can then explore the said occasion.

shopping with girls kuratestyle set

The specific outfit then lead you to the detailed product shopping page so you can stock your wardrobe with pieces to create those exact looks.

kuratestyle shopping page

You can explore each shopping item even further by sharing it on your social media platforms or leave notes and reviews.

kurate style product detail page

KurateStyle is also looking for bloggers/stylists to curate collections, and fashionistas who would love to give feedback on the website.

Email them at kuratestyle@gmail.com or message the Founder - Jessica Karalash (@jessicakaralash on Twitter

Where to find KurateStyle:
www.kuratestyle.com
facebook.com/kuratestyle
twitter.com/kuratestyle
pinterest.com/kuratestyle

I am so excite about this, every morning, Songza is the first thing I use to get me out of bed. Now I am going to have KurateStyle to help me get dressed as well? That's just too amazing. Remember to sign up right here.


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Monday, 10 June 2013

Lilac is the Next "It" Color

We all know that pastel is here to stay. Trends rarely fade nowadays. They just get layered on top of each other and morph into something else.

Usually for the better as the combo product embodies the best of both worlds.

But today I want to talk about a particular color. This is of course my own assumption. I am going to call it anyway and you heard it here first. Lilac is going to be the next "it" color.

Like oxblood, forest green and mint or seafoam have taken the street fashion world by storm; lilac is next.

The pastel purple is oh so irresistibly charming. It has shown up in nail colour and lip colour. It's just a matter of time before it will show up everywhere else.

Here are some of my favourite lilac items and where to get them.

For that casual summer afternoon, this Pins And Needles Silky Surplice Tulip Dress from Urban Outfitters is perfect.

Pins And Needles Silky Surplice Tulip Dress, urban outfitters dress, lilac dress

Get it here, only $69

Lilac looks amazing against sun kissed skin.

The next item has a distinct hobo flare. This fun and flirty Jen's Pirate Booty Goddess Long Dress in Lilac from TheTrendBoutique can be seen on Hollywood starlets and super models from the streets to the beach.

Jen's Pirate Booty Goddess Long Dress in Lilac from TheTrendBoutique, the trend boutique

Pre-order it here, only $179

Finally, looking for that accent piece that gives the perfect injection of lilac without overwhelming with it? This Ravi Maxi Skirt in a mixed lilac color from NastyGal is just the thing. Dress it up, or dress it down, it's all up to you.

Ravi Maxi Skirt in a mixed lilac color from NastyGal, lilac skirt, maxi skirt

Get it on sale here for a steal of a price at $36

Finally, this is my very own lilac dress made of dreams. From Blaque Label, this Sweetheart Dress so beautiful, flowy and ethereal.

Look at the way it moves.

Blaque label sweetheart lilac dress, lilac dress, flowy dress, street style

Blaque label sweetheart lilac dress, lilac dress, flowy dress, street style

Blaque label sweetheart lilac dress, lilac dress, flowy dress, street style

Get it here.

For the same dress in almond colour, see here

Same dress in emerald here

I hope you like these items that I have picked out.

What are some of your favourite items you wish to see in lilac?


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Sunday, 9 June 2013

Lust Worthy Items For Each Day of the Week

This week will begging with a BOOM! and a POW!

I love comic book heros, and the escape it offers, just like this Pink Super Hero Print Beachwear, get it here http://www.romwe.com/pink-super-hero-print-beachwear-p-60711.html.

romwe coic swim suit,, street style, Pink Super Hero Print Beachwear

Since summer is coming, let's continue with this rawr worthy bathing suit. What can I say, I like big cats and I cannot lie. Lion Face Deep Cut Swim Suit, get it here http://www.romwe.com/lion-face-deep-cut-swim-suit-p-42148.html.

romwe swim suit,, street style, Lion Face Deep Cut Swim Suit

You can always wear these beach pieces as everyday layering pieces. This following item will make a great beach cover up.

Black and white stripes are seriously so hot right now. Get this White And Black Strips Shirt here, http://www.romwe.com/white-and-black-strips-shirt-p-59644.html.

romwe, street style, White And Black Strips Shirt

After a good beach party, you will need to head out for a nice dinner, no? This retro print blue dress is perfect for that occasion. Or a first day. Get it here, http://www.romwe.com/retro-printing-blue-dress-p-43643.html

romwe, street style, retro print blue dress

What if you want to go to a fancier dinner? Well, then this Golden Sequin Bandeau Peacock Dress is just the thing. Get it here, http://www.romwe.com/%EF%BB%BFgolden-sequin-bandeau-peacock-dress-p-50527.html.

romwe, street style, Golden Sequin Bandeau Peacock Dress

It's now the next day and you just want to have a relaxing day? Don't need to have no cows, sit back with Bart Simpson in this Simpson Light Blue Shirt, get it here, http://www.romwe.com/simpson-light-blue-shirt-p-51110.html.

romwe, street style, Simpson Light Blue Shirt

Finally, don't forget to end your week with that amazing rock concert. Go there with your spirits high and this Skull Hand Black T-shirt, get it here, http://www.romwe.com/skull-hand-black-tshirt-p-38869.html.

romwe, street style, Skull Hand Black T-shirt

Have a great week everyone.