I Heart Shoes Auction!

When I shop for shoes, it’s a workout! Now you too can be shoe happy and heart healthy, without even breaking a sweat! skechers 2 The Second Annual I Heart Shoes Auction is a fundraiser for The Heart And Stroke Foundation’s The Heart Truth Campaign – focused on women and heart disease. Right now, 9 in 10 women have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. Pretty scary, right? Heart disease and stroke is a leading killer of women in Canada. However, through lifestyle changes, women can reduce their risk by as much as 80 per cent. Abel Munoz 2 The I heart Shoes Auction, which takes place this Thursday, April 17th at The Delta Winnipeg, will feature a rainbow auction with 130 pairs of shoes ranging in size from 5 to 11! And ladies, there’s no shortage of selection with brands and designers like Valentino, Escada, Coach, Abel Munoz, BCBG, Steve Madden, Skechers and Nike, just to name a few. valentino 2Esacada and charline collageboots collage And be sure to pick up a $25 Shoewag Bag because this year it’s filled with between $100 and $200 in amazing treats just for you. And as if the auction wasn’t enough, there’s also going to be a shoe fashion show hosted by The Bay Downtown, with Olympian Janine Hanson and Paramedic Association of Manitoba volunteers as your lovely models. wedge sandals nine westSo my lovelies, if you live in Winnipeg, I urge you to buy your tickets here and support The Heart And Stroke Foundation’s I Heart Shoes Auction. Trust me, your heart and feet will thank you ;)

yellow sandals collage For more info about heart disease and stroke or to donate, please click here.

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Current Obsession: Mules

The weather has finally started to warm up over here, despite yesterday’s brief snow fall :(  And I can’t wait to swap out all my boots for sandals, heels and my latest obsession…Mules!!! These babies are sleek, sexy, edgy and comfortable. They pair well with everything from dresses to skirts to jeans…The possibilities are endless and the best part is that they can take you from day to night! These are just a few that I’m currently crushing on :)

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What shoe trends are you loving’ this season?

Have a great week!

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JUNO Spotlight: Brandi Disterheft

This past weekend, my hometown Winnipeg, hosted Canada’s answer to the Grammys, the 43rd Juno Awards and I had the pleasure of catching up with one of the nominees Brandi Disterheft. As a Canadian Jazz musician, composer and vocalist, Brandi is considered one of the fastest rising stars in the jazz world. Since we all know the worlds of music and fashion are all about expression and creativity, I was curious to know how Brandi’s music influences her style and vice versa.

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Me: Brandi, how would you describe your style in a few words?
BD: Classic and classy with a juxtaposition of an element that is outside the box and radical.

Me: Does your music influence your sense of style?
BD: Absolutely. My music is straight ahead jazz with elements of be-bop as this is the music I listen to on a daily basis. I like to throw in a curve ball and play a Quentin Terantino inspired original song or a surf beat original pop song to allow the listener to escape in the music. So my sense of style is classic with a curve ball whether it be a bright color on a classic outfit, an out of the box hair style, or a pair of my sequin flat knee high boots I picked up when touring in Beijing.

Me: What do you like to wear when you are preforming?
BD: Pencil dresses that lie just below the knees and leotard-like fitted tops so I do not have to worry about any unwanted skin exposure. I have a weakness for sequin dress particularly the vintage stage dresses my mother has passed down to me.

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Me: You had me at vintage! Favorite go to style?
BD: Classic and anything grey.
Me: Oh you’re a girl after my own heart, I love grey too. What’s one item you can’t live without? 
BD: My brown, knee high rider, boots from spain. I’ve had them for 7 years, replacing the sole every year and I still get complemented on them all the time. On stage, it would be my coral lipstick.

Me: Those boots sound amazing. Riding boots never go out of style. What was your first big fashion purchase and why?
BD: My first big purchase was a $450 coat from Aritzia that was a black and white tweed winter coat, fitted with extended up the neck that would even cover my nose. I felt I could take over the world with this gorgeous coat and it complemented by 100-year-old upright bass.

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 Photo Credit: The Canadian Press/John Woods

Brandi’s hair and make up were done by PROVICI Cosmetics and all dresses were provided by Paperdoll Clothing.

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I highly recommend checking out Brandi’s latest CD Gratitude, which you can purchase here. I promise you won’t be disappointed :)

Xo,

Jackie

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Outfit Of The Day: The Moto Jacket

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Jacket: Nicholas  Top: Catherine Malandrino x Kohl’s  Jeans: Old Navy  Bag: Mackage  Booties: Aldo (old)  Watch: Karl Lagerfeld x Fossil

Have a great weekend everybody!! :)

xo, Jackie

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Outfit Of The Day: Florals

After what seemed like the longest winter ever, it’s finally starting to warm up over here :) I can actually leave the house without having to wear my puffer jacket! Spring is just around the corner…

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With the warmer weather in mind I decided to pull out my floral blazer. Last seen here. Believe it or not this is one of the few floral pieces I own. Personally, I find them to be a bit tricky to wear but that’s just me. I shy away from big and bold floral prints for fear of looking like I just threw up a bouquet of flowers. Dramatic? Yes, but that’s just how I feel! :)

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I tend to prefer more subdued prints like this black and white blazer. Its simple and very easy to style. To keep things a bit interesting I decided to pair my blazer with a tank top from the Peter Pilotto for Target collaboration. Did anyone else shop this collection? Target Canada is still fairly new here, so our selection was very limited, so annoying. I really wanted this moto jacket but no luck :(

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Blazer: F21  Top: Peter Pilotto for Target  Leggings: Nikibiki  Booties: ShoeDazzle

Bag: Matt & Nat (similar)

What kind of floral prints do you like to wear?

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Oscars: Best & Worst Dressed

Best DressedLupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o killed it in her custom pale blue Prada gown and Fred Leighton jewels. I just love this dress on her, the colour is soft and exquisite.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson shimmered in her gorgeous cape-shouldered Atelier Versace gown and Neil Lane jewels. Love the old Hollywood glamour.

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Cate Blanchette looks flawless and beautiful in her Armani Privé gown featuring a flared tulle skirt with crinoline edging, fully embroidered with dégradé sequins and light gold Swarovski crystals baguettes. She finished her look with Roger Vivier shoes and Chopard jewelry. Gorgeous!

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts looks breathtakingly beautiful in this beaded white cap-sleeve Calvin Klein gown with a Bulgari jewels and clutch.

Charlize Theron dior

Charlize Theron looked stunning in her sculpted black Dior gown, Harry Winston jewellery and Christian Louboutin heels. Normally I wouldn’t like a black gown like this but I think she pulled it off.

Worst Dressed

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick is wear J.Mendel. I love this dress but it doesn’t work for her. There’s just too much going on here between the thigh-high slit, the asymmetrical top and cut-out detailing…this dress swallows up her petite frame. The dress wore her :(

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Julia Roberts is wearing a black lace peplum Givenchy gown. I think she played it safe with this dress, it doesn’t flatter her and the fit is off. Seamstress, anyone?

Anne Hathway

Anne Hathaway is wearing a black Gucci halter gown. Her hair and makeup looks beautiful but this is the wrong dress for her.

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Sally Hawkin is wearing a beaded Valentino gown. I just didn’t like this gown on her at all. The detail on this dress is rather exquisite but it’s just swallows her up.

whoopiWhoopi Goldberg is wearing some sort of blouse dress combo, it’s very similar to the look Julia Roberts wore to the Golden Globes. I don’t even know where to being…it’s just painfully awful from the socks to the heels, it’s all kinds of wrong!

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Who were your best and worst choices?

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Outfit Of The Day: Animal print

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Coat: Gap  Top: Guess  Pants: Rockstar  Heels: Nine West  Bag: Gift  Ring: House of Harlow  Necklace: F21

I’m feeling a little feisty for spring as you can tell, and only a crazy person like me would go bare foot in heels! Sadly though, it looks like March will be coming in like a lion :( Our crazy cold wind chills of -34c will continue thru the weekend… Sigh! I hope you guys have a great weekend and better weather than us! Stay warm and fabulous :)

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