Thursday, December 23, 2010

tiaraiconIce Queen

Thank you everyone who provided me with tech help on how to upload pictures when your storage is full- I will leave that for another day! For now I am off to London, UK to spend the Holidays with my Mum, Step-Dad and British cousins.  It will be the boy's first time in the UK so he will be initiated into the culture by drinking real ale and saying "Cheers" a lot! We are then taking the Eurostar train to Paris for New Year's Eve.  I'm really excited to see my family, do some European shopping and mostly to relax and unwind.  My posts will be limited while I'm away and I just wanted to wish you and yours a safe, relaxing and joyous Holiday season and a Happy New Year!  Ho Ho Ho!

Ice Queen photos taken from This London

Noir Collection from Connie Lim

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

tiaraiconFashionable Food

Blogger is not letting me upload any new photos- saying that I have used all of my storage and that I can choose to purchase more photo storage! Has anyone else encountered this issue? It's pulling photos from Picasa Web Albums and being completely computer illiterate, I'm not sure what to do.  So instead of the nice outfit post I had planned, here are some fashionable food photos I found while bored at work.  Enjoy and try not to drool all over your keyboard ;)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

tiaraiconDivas at the Farm

This past Sunday I attended the Volunteer Christmas party for Ottawa Victim Services where I act as a Team Leader (blogged about here).  I had the opportunity to catch up with some great friends like Mirjana and Sabrina (pictured above); eat some great food (you probably know by now that this will entice me anywhere!); gingerbread cookie decorating (I got in on the kid action) and a horse drawn sleigh ride!

The only problem was, Sabrina and I missed the memo that a) this event was at a farm; b) this event was mainly outdoors and c) it is in fact winter with snow on the ground! How could you tell that we missed the memo? Well I wore thigh high heeled boots and she (like the designer babe she is) wore Burberry shades and brought her new Coach bag.  The end result is that we looked like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie on A Simple Life and the farmhands were caught chuckling to themselves at our expense.  Ah well sometimes you just have to diva it up at the farm! (I think the Belgium work horses appreciated our effort!)

Pigs are my favourite animal in the world- I stopped eating pork when I was 10 for this very reason!

Malcolm has prettier hair than me!

Barren Winter Wonderland

Joining in on the kid's activities (this happens often!)

On a snow related note, I am getting very worried about the flight cancellations and weather at Heathrow airport in London. Why? Because the boy and I are flying there on Thursday to spend the Holidays with my Mum, Step-Dad and British cousins! Fingers crossed that we get there in one piece!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

tiaraiconSushi, Shopping, Sequins & Stars

 Date night.  We ate sushi, we went shopping (grocery), I wore sequins and we saw stars (in Narnia).  All in all the perfect romantic evening. 

Sequin Sweater- Thrifted
Jeans- Gap
Shooties- Charlotte Russe
Belt- Bluenotes
Nail Polish- Watermelon by Essie

Saturday, December 18, 2010

tiaraiconDefinitely not Dietetic But Fabulous

Isn't Michael Kors just fabulous?! We share the same favourite Christmas movie- oh Chevy Chase! I was in the Gap the other day and the guy beside me was talking about how he buys his Mom nice Christmas gifts because she was so supportive when he was coming out. This year she is getting a Michael Kors purse and a Pandora bracelet (I am great at eavesdropping when necessary!)

Author's Note: Sorry Mum, since you instigated a $20 shopping limit no MK handbags for you!

Friday, December 17, 2010

tiaraiconDemure in Demu

The other week when we had our first Ottawa fashion blogger get-together, I had the pleasure of meeting Angie Fisher, the young designer for Demu Label.  What I found so inspiring was that herself (a Carleton Architecture student) and her partner (a Carleton Business student) have made a name for themselves before turning thirty.  I checked out their website and was instantly impressed by the professionalism and creativity their collection exudes.  I decided to order a Christmas gift for the boy and a little something for myself (I couldn't resist the Marie Antoinette inspired cupcake tee!) 

Demu comes from the German word 'Demutig' which means humble.  I am always searching to attain a state of tranquility and modesty so the collection spoke to me.  When I received the pieces in the mail (nice and speedy as Demu is local) I fell in love with the attention to detail, the quality of the material and the fact that the garments were made in Canada! I couldn't wait until Christmas, so I gave the boy his sweatshirt and it was the first time I saw him get excited about an article of clothing!

The boy and I modelled our new Canadian clothes for you (maybe Demu will want us to model in their next show- ha!) If you like what you see, check out their website or follow them on Blogspot or Twitter @Demulabel!