Archive for ‘Travel/Culture’

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!

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July 23, 2013

Soundwavin’ 2013

by laurenlux

Enjoyed some sunshine and music at Soundwave Croatia in Tisno (just outside of Zadar) this weekend! Highlights were definitely Riot Jazz and Craig Charles. The majority of the festival was jazz, funk, soul, and brass bands with some top 40 and classic hits thrown in (even a bit of Fleetwood Mac). I had no idea what to expect for this weekend with regards to the music and I must admit it was by far the best festival I’ve ever been to! Tickets weren’t too expensive and we booked pretty last minute. Our apartment was incredible (pics below) and only 25 pound/night each! HomeAway also has great Croatia apartments though so we may look into that option next time! Everyone at the festival was really chilled and there was no pressure to party all the time (although we did hehe). Some pics below, mostly of the calm before the storm and a bit from the festival but just wanted to give a taste of Soundwave and how beautiful this little town was!

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1. American Apparel shorts

2. Asos top (similar here)

3. See by Chloe bag

June 7, 2013

Pre Asie

by laurenlux

In celebration of my big trip to Asia (which I leave for tonight) I thought I would share some of my summer wardrobe ! Of course I indulged in a bit of nelly, asos, etc etc… I just couldn’t help myself – however, found some great deals. H&M is selling bathing suits for 5 pounds! I got a bright pink one – couldn’t find it online but all you need to know is they are selling really cute bikinis for a 10er, which is pretty sick. This summer I wanted a mix of white, silver, denim, cutouts and print. I think the below gives me just the right balance. I also just recently discovered The Reformation – which is where I got the black dress below from – LOVE IT!

packing1. ASOS white cutout dress

2. Office black leather sandals

3. River Island acid wash skirt

4. Nelly.com jewellery: ring, cuff, and necklace

5. BA&SH low back sundress from ASOS

6. Minkpink distant traveller dress in patchwork

7. The Reformation ozone dress

8. Topshop white crop cami

9. People tree skirt from ASOS

10. White bandeau bikini

March 18, 2013

Parisian Inspiration

by laurenlux

My style is always inspired by the environment I’m in — whether it be Milan, Paris, London or my native home Toronto. It’s interesting how I always find myself wanting to purchase culture-prominent items depending where I am situated. For example, when I lived in Milan the apple of my eye was the Miu Miu ruffled leather hobo bag, which I got and never wore once I moved to London. I know that this was heavily influenced by the culture in Milan since I only wore it there! I actually just sold it on eBay to fund my Celine Mini Luggage purchase which you can see in some of my previous posts.

Since moving to London my style has become much more edgy/street than pretty/girly which would better suit a Miu Miu bag. When it comes to Paris, all I do is wear dresses. Here is one of my favourite Parisian inspired outfits.

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1. Jacket – Opening Ceremony

2. Dress – Sandro

3. Bag – Alexander Wang

4. Necklace – vintage

5. Shoes – Toga

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Love these boots, serious love at first sight when I saw them at Matches a while back.

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Hat – Topshop

March 11, 2013

Paree Mes Amis

by laurenlux

Thought I would do something a little different with this post! Here is a collage-summary of how Paris went, including some of my favourite stores/purchases. Outfit posts soon to come. Can I just say how obsessed I am with Kenzo? I finally got my hands on one of the tiger sweaters from eBay and couldn’t be happier. Rawr.

 

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1. Old school fashion magazines

2. The Sene

3. KENZO KENZO KENZO

4. My best friend

5. Favourite purchase – here is a similar one (can’t find this exact one online but it’s from Urban Outfitters)

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More of a lowlight, but worth mentioning that rain follows me everywhere.

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Also, if you are ever in Paris it’s worth dropping by Chez Gladines – probably one of the best restaurants I have eaten at in Paris. They serve manly-sized salads like the pic shown above, and they are only 10-12 euros! This one has ham, Egg, potato, and cantal cheese. They also serve an outrageous dish composed of steak wrapped in bacon, covered in cantal cheese, covered in potato, COVERED IN GRAVY. I.e. tasty dish meets heart attack.

October 25, 2011

Sunny Days

by laurenlux

Some older street/beach style pictures I meant to post… the first couple are in front of my new flat in London!

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Aztec print

Notting Hill Carni

Being silly in Mallorca

DJ B immersed in seniors

Sunny Mallorca

Essentials: moleskin, ray ban sunnies, mini wallet

October 24, 2011

Jetsetter strikes again

by laurenlux

Yes, that’s right. I will be jetsetting off to Barcelona this weekend for Halloween! I know I said the traveling and I were done, but I can’t seem to resist the opportunity to have one more trip in the sunshine. So apparently we are getting back together for one last weekend.

Last week at work was press week, which as I mentioned before is when the lovely editors and stylists from all the publications we deal with come to our showroom to view Spring Summer 12 collections. This basically means turning our showroom upside down and inside out. Chaotic times, but that’s no surprise.. just the nature of the industry. It isn’t slowing down either – we have two store launches next month and endless press events.

Here are some more streetstyle photos, a taste of Oktoberfest, and things I miss… respectively.

Pretty in pink.. I bought this sweater last week!

Denim on denim with a bit of yellow to break it up

The masculine female

Pumps with socks

Waffle & Wang

Terra Cotta (sp?) & Camel

Prints prints prints

Military chic

Hello layers

Oktoberfest!

Things I miss: A special visitor who came this weekend for my birthday!

My home girls

Being a beach bum! However, I will reunite with the beach this weekend…

Stay tuned for more!

May 2, 2011

Moments of exhilaration

by laurenlux

The Royal wedding weekend exceeded my expectations. At Trafalgar square we ended up connecting with Ben Mulroney at CTV and not only did they let us watch the rest of the wedding in their booth with them, but they also interviewed us live on TV! We had no idea what they would ask us, and I admit I was nervous. Nonetheless it was a very cool experience. I never thought I would be on TV and especially not for an event that will go down in history. I can officially check that off my bucket list. Following Trafalgar, we went to Hyde Park and spent the day there with friends listening to live music, laying around, and drinking Pimms (my favorite!).

Ready to be interviewed!

enormous crowds
CTV booth where we watched the wedding

our passes for CTV


Hyde Park celebrations

best outfits of the day (?)

craving my jean jacket since january.. dress – f21, shoes – random store in milan

jacket – milan, pants – topshop, shoes – top sider sperrys, jewelry – hm/aldo accessories, glasses – rayban clubmaster

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