IRIS VAN HERPERN EXHIBITION ROM. Summer Series 2018

Iris Van Herpen is a Dutch designer with a futuristic view on fashion. Herpen’s designs are very creative and unique. The use of technology in creating her garments have made Iris Van Herpen stand out amongst other designers. The success of Iris Van Herpen has given her the opportunity to show her collections in several museums around the world.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Iris Van Herpen Exhibition




For more information about Iris Van Herpen and her garments please visit
http://www.irisvnherpen.com




Dress – H&M
Pumps – Lintervalle
Mini bag – Kylie + Kendall at Call it Spring

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HELICOPTER TOUR. Summer Series 2018

Summers for me are filled with a lot of new experiences. Although I have been in a helicopter before; to see the famous Niagara Falls from above; this time I wanted to see Toronto from the skies.
I live forty minutes away from Toronto and majority of my summers I spend exploring new things I haven’t done in the city.

Jumpsuit – Guess
Heels – Steve Madden
Purse – Dynamite
Earrings – Laura
Bracelet – Forever21

Shall we talk more about the heli tour? Well what can I say?! From excitement, to being scared, and then feeling a super high adrenaline filled with a feeling of accomplishment. Yeah that sums up my day. Having my tour in a much smaller helicopter made my experience a little scary. But I had a lot of fun seeing Toronto from above. I will never forget this experience.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
2 Eireann Quay

Please note that pictures in front of the helicopter or on the runaway are not allowed in many airports so please ask before booking your helicopter tour.

IN THE JUNGLE. Summer 2018 Series

Hello everyone,

Well for many people summer is the season for long hikes in trails. Although I do enjoy going for walks; this day I was inspired to photoshoot insisted. Something about the “jungle” excites me, and my animalistic creative side comes out. I hope you enjoy this unconventional post here on the blog since I haven’t done anything like this before.







Outfit:
T-shirt: (Market at AfroFest)
Jeans: Michael Kors
Jacket: Guess
Jacket Pins: Indigo
Jewelry: H&M
Heels: Aldo
Backpack: Guess
Belt: H&M

A WEEKEND IN OTTAWA PART 2 OOTD

Hello Fashionistas,
I wish I could provide you all with more looks of my Ottawa trip but as I said a weekend is such a short time to provide a lot of content.
I have been planning my next vacations and I am super excited to share my experiences and looks in the future.

OOTD
Jacket – H&M (Sold Out ) Similar Here
White Fitted Shirt – Garage
Jeans – Michael Kors
Booties – Steve Madden
Waist Bag – Aldo Shoes
Sunglasses – Zara
Lipstick – MAC Red

Downtown Ottawa



Hog’s Back Falls Ottawa


Parliament Hill
Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A4


A WEEKEND IN OTTAWA – OOTD

Outfit of the Day
Hat – Urban Planet
Poncho – (Gift)
Belt – H&M
Jeans – Calvin Klein
Ankle Boots – Steve Madden



This was my first time in Ottawa. Although I have been in Canada for over eleven years I have never visited the capital. This was an amazing weekend. The thing with short getaways is the limited time I have to see the city. I was able to see some touristic points and downtown Ottawa. Since I am a huge city girl I can’t miss what the center of the city has to offer.
The main purpose of my getaway was to go to the Embassy of Angola to take care of some documentation. As I mentioned on my “About” page I was born in Luanda, Angola. I needed to go to the embassy because my Angolan passport is expired. Having a dual citizenship I like to be on top of things and make sure my documentation is up to date.

Downtown Ottawa

Embassy of Angola, Ottawa 

My food suggestion if you are in Ottawa for any seafood lover check out:

The Fish Market Restaurant
54 York Street, Ottawa, ON
K1N5T1

A Throwback To Lisbon

A Throwback to Lisbon

Dress – Forever21
Sandals – Call It Spring
Purse – Guess
Belem, Lisbon

Jeronimos Monastery
Praca do Imperio 1400-206
Lisbon, Porugal





Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Av. Brasilia, 1400-038
Lisboa, Portugal

Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Av. Brasilia, 1400-038
Lisboa, Portugal
Belem Tower
Av. Brasilia, 1400-038
Lisbon, Portugal

Jacket – Zara
Top – Dynamite
Leather Pants – Danier Leather

Embroidered Denim Jacket in the Streets of NYC

Denim Jacket – Guess
Lace Black Dress – H&M (similar)
Boots – Steve Madden 
Sunglasses – Call It Spring
Purse – Guess
Scarf – Unavailable

Hello Fashionistas!
Have you seen this trend? It seems that the 90s have returned in terms of the day-to-day fashion. Perhaps the 90s never left. The fashion world calls the denim jacket a trend but for me it has always been a staple.
What we are seeing more now is that the denim jacket has more personality and attitude. A lot of denim jackets have the destroyed denim style, oversized style, embellishments with pearls and patches, and my favorite; the embroidery trend. I like this idea because you can make your jacket a lot more personal. Next time I wear this jacket it will probably be “destroyed trend” or with more embellishments.
For me, Guess store can do no wrong when it comes to denim. I feel that this jacket will last me a long time. After purchasing it I took it to the Levi’s Tailor Shop to get my embroidery on the back. Personalizing an item can be addicting because I always want to add more to it. In this case I want to add more words on my jacket.
I hope you guys like this look and can be inspired to recreate this look in you own style.
 

Dumbo, Brooklyn
Did you know that Dumbo stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass? This was something I learnt during my City Sight Seeing New York Tour.

Vignoble Le Cep d’Ardent

Vignoble Le Cep d’Ardent

A vineyard located in Magog,  approximately two and a half  hours away from downtown Quebec.
Since I don’t like to drink alcohol, I spent majority of the time taking pictures in the beautiful vineyard and appreciating the peaceful town.
This place seems to be the to go to winery in this area. My friends seemed to have a really good time. This winery is visited by locals and many tourists.
Please check out their website for more information about their wines, guided tours, packages, reception and events.
http://www.cepdargent.com






Top – Hollister
Pants – H&M
Heels – Le Chateau
Purse – Aldo
Sunglasses – Call it Spring

CITY GIRL. MONTREAL 2

 

Downton Montreal

I LOVE BIG CITIES

Bonaventure Station, Montreal

Some food suggestions while in Montreal

RESTURANT BURGER BAR
1465 Crescent, Montreal
burgerbarcrescent.com

Smoked Meat Burger

Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese

After Burger Bar enjoy organic chocolate at:
DIVINE CHOCOLATIER
Chocolat Artisanal
“Best Truffle in Montreal”
2158 Crescent, Montreal

JULIET CHOCOLATE
1626 Saint-Catherine Street West, Montreal
http://www.julietteetchocolat.com

JACKET : ZARA
TOP : ( CUSTOM-MADE IN AFRICA)
JEANS : CALVIN KLEIN
HEELS : STEVE MADDEN (LINKED ON PREVIOUS POST)

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

MUSEEE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE MONTREAL
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
1380 Sherbrooke Street West

I had another opportunity to visit Montreal this weekend, and this time I can share with you all my experience. Every time I visit a big city I like learning more about the place. One of the ways I do that is by visiting popular spots. On Friday, most of my day was spent at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
I saw spectacular exhibitions but nothing was more breathtaking to me than the Jean Paul Gaultier Love is Love exhibition displaying haute couture wedding dresses inspired by different ethnicities. How obvious that my favorite exhibition has to do with fashion! In a museum full of art fashion was my highlight. Well fashion is also another form art… If you are in downtown Montreal don’t miss this exhibition before it’s gone.

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
LOVE IS LOVE
WEDDING BLISS FOR ALL
HAUTE COUTURE
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
musee@mbamtl.org





More art at the museum…


The Art in Downtown Montreal
 
Jumsuit – H&M
Purse – Aldo
Heels – Steve Madden