Five Friday Faves – @christinetlu
We’ve made it to the end of another week! I’m excited to wrap it up by sharing the first ever edition of my Friday Faves:
One of our fave fashion bloggers, Man Repeller, has launched a new capsule collection with PJK and you can’t help but fall in love with its whimsical designs. I’ve been obsessing over leather jackets lately and this one hits the mark with its dual functionality. Zip off the peplum bottom for a completely different look! Also really exciting to report that a curated selection will be available exclusively at select Mendocino locations including Eaton Centre, Bayview Village, Sherway Gardens and Yorkdale.
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2. Rachel Zoe Project is back!
… and it’s so maj. The well-loved stylist is back on screen with her ever so stylish hubby (does anyone else ever notice his ever-changing hairstyles?) and the latest addition to their family, Skyler. Who, by the way, has the most ridiculous closet for a baby from Tod’s shoes to a Gucci bomber jacket! The first episode already gives a glimpse into how quickly her business has expanded since the last season with more of a focus on her work as a designer. Can’t wait to see how this new season unfolds and which stars she’s going to style. I die!
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On the dreary, cold, winter days, I love adding a pop of colour whether it’s through a statement neck, funky earrings or one bright coloured piece of clothing. But lately, my go-to has been finishing my look with a bold lip. One of my faves that I discovered in NYC, is the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid in Fuschia Flash! It’s surprisingly nourishing with honey nectar and lasts quite a bit without having to re-apply so often. Doesn’t leave you with the nasty chapped lips that no one wants to see. Tangerine orange and bright Barbie pink are at the top of my list!
Image source: Maybelline
While this may not be the sexiest thing, it has quickly become a key essential in my purse, especially when I’m traveling or on the go! Being light, portable and uber functional gets this tech gadget to the top of my list. It was one of my birthday gifts last year and I haven’t gotten enough of it yet! It allows you to plug in and charge most Apple devices including your iPhone, iPad, iPod etc. Perfect way to juice up en route and I found it so useful when going around the city during New York Fashion Week. You can bet this will discreetly be hiding in my oversized clutch at World Master Card Fashion Week coming up in just a few days!
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5. COMING SOON: Mackage Handbags for Fall 2013
Big news!! Designer duo Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan behind Canadian brand Mackage, announced that they’ll be launching a 12-piece handbag collection as part of their Fall 2013 season. I’m a huge fan of mixed materials, and am so excited to see that they’re continuing their signature look in their handbags as well. With golden finishing touches mixed with snakeskin and pebbled leather, this collection is lust-worthy and priced reasonably at $225 to $600. The full collection will be shoppable by July 15 at select retailers including Mackage.com and Shopbop.com.
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