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July 31, 2013

3 for 3

by laurenlux

Just got back from Lagos. Despite this past visit being my third, the beaches still remain some of the most beautiful in Europe (aside from Croatia, that is). I packed pretty light and stuck to white, black (as you do), denim cutoffs, and a couple neon swimsuits. The yellow one I’m wearing below is only 55 pounds from Cheap Monday – what a bargain! With regards to Lagos recommendations  I would definitely recommend doing the 3 hour kayak trip to see all of the coves. Top restaurants to visit are Nah Nah Bah for burgers/American inspired food and Casina De Petsico for authentic Portugese. My favourite beach is below – Praia Dona Ana. If you do a little walk along the cost above this beach you’ll discover many more with beautiful coves and water with bright blue patches. Outfit details and links below..

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1. Urban Outfitters top (courtesy of UO press team from their Camden store launch)

2. Cheap Monday bathing suit (purchased on weekday.se but Nelly sells it too)

3. Urban Outfitters belt (vintage but re-made, also courtesy of UO press team)

4. Somedays Lovin’ destroyed denim cutoffs

5. Ray Ban round sunnies

6. Uniform Wares watch

7. Necklaces from a store in Lagos where the man picks the actual stones and turns them all into necklaces – will show pics of the store in my next post – some real gems!

April 12, 2012

A Lovers Mixtape Photoshoot

by laurenlux

This past weekend I not only had the chance to interview DJ Mikey Wilson, but also to put my photography skills to use with a little photoshoot over in East London. The Lovers Mixtape event is taking place this Saturday night at Coquine in South Kennsington. Mike’s inspiration for this mixtape is mainly a house music set featuring some of the most up and coming artists hitting the charts right now. The tape itself, which I had was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of, has lots of vocals and recognizable tracks, with a touch of pop-dubstep to end it off. I’m not going to lie, despite my hungover state on that Sunday afternoon, the mixtape tempted me to party all over again. Mike has been DJing since the age of 16 in Toronto, so it’s easy to say that he knows what he’s doing. That said, I am really looking forward to this Saturday night! This is an a link to one of his mash-up productions:

Here are some photos from this weekend. They definitely give you an idea of Mike’s charismatic, and fun personality!

In the electro world, some of Mike’s favorite DJs are Madeon, Afrojack, and Bingo Players. When it comes to House music he loves Nervo, Alesso, and Martin Solveig.

Mike’s all-time favourite DJ is A-Trak, who he had the pleasure of meeting which was a very inspiring experience for him!

Mike uses blogs as his main source of discovering music. He often uses Salacious Sound and ElectroTO.

HURRY! Get your tickets for Saturday here: http://loversmixtapereleaseparty.eventbrite.co.uk/.

April 5, 2012

Pure Shores (or maybe shoes)

by laurenlux

HERE WE GO! Street Style Thursday, in celebration of the long weekend. What are all your plans? I’m starting mine off with some ridiculously good (anti-regime) food at Meat Liquor in Mayfair… i.e. burgers, chips, onion rings, chili dogs, and pretty much every type of fried goodness that comes to mind. YUM. Who doesn’t love a heart attack in a meal? Anyway, back to the style of the streets. Streets of Brick Lane that is (duh). Let’s look to these people for inspiration this weekend:

These guys are just kewl. Nuff said.

Blue hair. HELLO.

Happiness is a warm gun. Same with this killer coat.

Tom Ford sunnies & Levi’s acid wash denim shirt

This hair is cray.

All photos taken in Brick Lane.

October 10, 2011

Prost to a busy life

by laurenlux

Things have been so manic lately!! I am so sorry for not posting last week – the truth is, I was recovering from Oktoberfest & London Fashion Week & the Patagonia Store Launch. Wednesday we are hosting STORM breakfast in Mayfair and next week (along with my birthday) is press week! This is where we showcase all of our SS12 collections to the press (magazines, bloggers, newspapers, etc). Therefore we essentially need to turn our showroom upside down and inside out for the week – really hoping we don’t have to stay late! I have friends visiting this weekend and next for the big birthday bash!

Here are some photos.. streetstyle… mallorca… fashion week… etc

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Pattern explosion

Ice cream colors – big for Spring Summer 12


Jimmy Choo backstage at Paul Costelloe

Backstage for hair and makeup

Sunny Mallorca…

Making dinner with friends

Losing my tan.. guess I’ll have to book that trip to Barcelona for Halloween…

What I miss about home.. (along with my friends and family of course)

September 20, 2011

MTV Streetstyle Feature

by laurenlux

In Celebration of LFW, I’ll be getting a feature everyday. Here is Monday’s:

http://fora.mtv.ca/tag/street-style/

 

 

September 19, 2011

Back to Brick Lane

by laurenlux

London Fashion Week madness gave me a craving for Brick Lane Streetstyle! Here are some photos – and in my next post I’ll be sure to tell you all about my secondLondon Fashion Week experience.

Loving the neutral soft tones

Jacket – vintage, sweater – topshop, dress – spitalfields, shoes – office, necklace – freedom

Navy & Rust


There’s quite a lot of cool stuff going on here – but I especially like the hat

Friendship is in style.

Same with cool walls.

HELLO mustard!

Neuuuutrals? Yes, please.

This is my inspiration for my outfit tomorrow – giant beautiful knit & my wanger bag

Burgundy is my favorite color of the season!

September 8, 2011

Ola Mallorca

by laurenlux

Off to Mallorca this weekend – I know, it’s not exactly surprising for my jetsetter self. I swear, being on this side of the world brings out the jetsetting alter ego in me. The truth is that I’m really just trying to prolong the summer as much as I can because the weather in London is rather depressing this time of year. We’re staying in an all-inclusive resort and I essentially plan on staying there the entire time (all of 2 days), lying on the beach and by the pool.

Speaking of this time of year, it’s fashion week next week! I say this with enthusiasm but the truth is fashion week isn’t all glamour and fun – it’s mostly stress, but hopefully I’ll be going to some cool events so I’ll keep you posted on that. Chase PR will be running the opening show Paul Costelloe so I’ll be working that next Friday. Working 1 show is much better than the 8 I worked in February….Exciting stuff!

A little taste of what I do.. Here is a work boot release I made yesterday! We send these to press when we want to push certain brands/product to be featured in magazines, newspapers, supplements, etc.

Wanting to be here.. now. Photocred: Fashiontoast (one of my favorite bloggers)

Waffle sweater & quilted leather

Brilliant combination – tight maxi with slit, contrasting beige oversize crop blouse & dessert boot runners

All black everything


September 5, 2011

Mustard & Monki

by laurenlux

This weekend my family was in town along with two of my friends so it was a fun filled weekend of good food, hosting, and of course some drinks in the evening.

Let’s talk Fall. Big trends for this season are the colors mustard and burgundy. This fall is going to be a colorful one! We’ll be seeing lots of burnt oranges and camels which carried over from Fall 10. A few other exciting things for this fall – Monki, H&M’s sister Swedish brand has just launched in Selfridges. I’ve been waiting years to go to a Monki store and now it’s finally at my fingertips. For all you Londoners, I highly suggest taking a gander at the website and seeing if it’s up your alley!

Remembering the good times in Barcelona…

Jean on shoulders & black sheer maxi – nice combination of summer & fall trends

I’ll have this child please

Camel & white

Acne jacket

Trying to prolong summer as much as possible.. speaking of which.. can’t wait for my trip to Mallorca this weekend!

Some more Acne that I love.. too bad the jacket is 675 pounds

Purchased these amazing Alexander Wang shoes on http://www.theoutnet.com – they were 65% off!

I know – aggressive heel, right?

Some Monki for ya

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Black & yellow, black & yellow

August 30, 2011

New Beginnings

by laurenlux

New flat. New flatmates. New job – talk about new beginnings! I just flew into London last Monday, only to start my new position at Chase PR the very next day. There is a stark contrast between Starworks and Chase, so it will take a bit of time to settle into my new position. That being said, I am very excited for whats to come. The future holds much excitement – in just a few short weeks my flatmates will be moving into our lovely Angel flat. This weekend my parents visit, next weekend I’m off to Mallorca for 2 days, and the following week is fashion week. At the end of that week my flatmates and I are going to Munich for Oktoberfest. Exciting stuff! Have I ever mentioned my favorite brand of all time, the Kooples? Well in case I haven’t – the Kooples bases all of their advertising on dressing couples with similar themes. Advertising aside, the clothing itself is amazing. This lovely French brand has shops in London (Carniby street and at Selfridges) and in Paris. See below, some of their ads along with some other cool streetstyle pics!

My favorite bag – Alexander Wang Rocco Duffle – by far best purchase i have ever made

Helmut Lang Neith Hobo bag

Striped knitted shorts

So simple, yet looks amazing – dying for a camera like this

Hair that’s out of this world


I know this is a bit random.. but I cannot stop thinking about this hamburger cake – any idea where I can get some?!

August 2, 2011

Summer times

by laurenlux

And the livin’s easy. I forgot how much I love Muskoka – and FYI, it’s one of the top summer destinations IN THE WORLD. I’m lucky to have been able to get a quick visit in at my friend’s cottage this weekend (pics to come soon!) For now, let’s talk Ibiza, one of my favouurite destinations in the world. If you go there, I would say to hit up Amnesia, Pacha, Privilege, and Space. Privilege is the biggest club in the world! My favourite night in Ibiza had to of been seeing Eric Prydz at Amnesia – he does this amazing cube show. Here are some Ibiza pics..

Ibiza beach

Reuniting in Ibiza

Amnesia – the best

Eric Prydz

Ibiza sunrise

View from our apartment

The dj that plays 8 hour sets, everyday, never the same set

Getting ready for Swedish House Mafia pool party!

How to dress for a daytime pool party.. high wasted jean shorts, white crochet crop & statement necklace

Dirty South

Sunset music – the best

LOVE THIS OUTFIT

Swedish House Mafia

Dance the night away

Pacha

Never ready to say goodbye to Ibiza..

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