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Ack! I’m so far behind posting my favourites from Fashion Weeks!  I’m still in New York!  I started a new job last week, so I’ve been working so late I’ve been too exhausted to post!  Proenza Schouler is always a fave of mine and this Fall 2012 RTW season is prolonging my obsession!  I’m LOVing the oversized coats (a little Samurai-inspired and makes me think a little of Balenciaga S2012 RTW) – I NEED that first white coat!  And that cool long-sleeved teal dress – reminds me of that cool “shark fin” dress they did a few season ago – I love that layering!  All images from Vogue.com.

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My sweet friend Danielle had an extra ticket to the BC Home & Garden Show, so we bundled up against the strong winds and made our way to BC Place Saturday morning!  Jewellery, clothing, shingles, tiles, neat kitchen and cleaning gadgets and plants – it was so invigorating and made me wish spring would come so much faster!  We had lunch in the refurbished food court and i had Vij’s?!  I had a pork curry with yogurt, cilantro and green onion – it was delish!  I bought Ryan and I some air plants to put in glass terrariums in our apartment!  After we wandered the booths, we popped over to the pet store by BC Place and Danielle bought herself a little friend that she’s been wanting for a long time!  Yay adventure! Thanks Danielle, I had a blast!

I would have to say that my favorite show of NYFW was a surprise to me! I was ooh-ing and aah-ing over almost every look from J. Mendel’s F2012 RTW collection! Fur, colour, interesting cuts and detail, versatile separates, stunning gowns, this collection seems to have everything a woman could want! My favourite accessory, hands down, would have to be the gold booties from the 10th look I picked! All images from Vogue.com.

Along with so many others season to season, I’m enchanted with what Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte are creating!  And I believe that enchanted is the most appropriate word, as every collection has a such a whimsical feeling! This Fall collection was Australian outback inspired, with structured layers and warm fabrics, with a soft ethereal styling – i’ll definitely will be on the lookout for starred accessories!  The hair and makeup are my favourite of NYFW!  Images 1-4 from intothegloss.com, images 5-11 from Vogue.com.

Browsing through my iPhoto on a rainy dreary day, a few pictures that I took last summer and never posted!  A deliciously summery “Lemon Tea” beer by Mill St. Brewery, one of my favourite summer desserts – freshly picked raspberries with cream, a visit my cousin organized to see the seals at the Vancouver Aquarium’s MMR centre, and summer roses from my Mom’s and Mom-in-law Jeri’s garden!

So far, most of my favourite collections of this Fall RTW season have been from designers I wouldn’t have expected!  The heavy-hitters’ collections that usually wow me haven’t yet in any big way, and I’m really responding to the creativity and fresh new ideas from unexpected places!  Like Zero + Maria Cornejo this season!  Young and fresh cuts, colours, and styling, interesting layering and detail with luxurious textures and fabrics!  How gorgeous is that aqua balloon dress?!  And those desperately cool grey leather pants paired with a slouchy jersey tank and fur bolero jacket?  I love that mix of texture!  Elegance and modernity all wrapped into a beautiful collection!  All images from Vogue.com.