Dec 20, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SIMONSxDMD



Happy Holidays from Simons and Dress Me Dearly! I hope your holiday season is full of rest, love, festive fashion and a dash of shenanigans. Thanks for all the love this year, I can't wait to share more exciting fashion projects with you in 2015.

Outfit: Top, Skirt, Earrings, Hairband from Simons. Shoes, Spring.
Photos by Mrs. Schecher 


Dec 8, 2014

#SIMONSxDMD: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE


This time of year can inspire a special kind of madness in us all, but a holiday that provides an opportunity to share the love with a hand selected token is something to be celebrated. I love the act of giving: hunting down that perfect gift, carefully wrapping it, tied neat with a bow; watching the eyes of my giftee as they unwrap it and taking joy in their joy. 

I've picked out some of my favourite holiday gift ideas for the style savvy lady in your life from Simons, a client of mine who encapsulates the spirit of giving through its inspiring support of artists and communities across Canada and its collaborations with little ol' me. 

Hope your holiday season is merry and bright. Happy giving. 


{1. Triangle Earrings and Necklace (similar here2. Plaid Blanket Scarf 3. Glam Baroque Pendant  4. Handbag 5. Hat 6. Double Wrap Watch 7. Plaid Flannel Blouse 8. Mini Log Cushion 9. Stud Earrings}


Nov 27, 2014

DMD PARTIES: GOLDEN WEST MUSIC FEST FUNDRAISER


This past summer I frolicked in the sun and under the stars and had the best of times at Golden West Music Fest, a three-day outdoor music and arts festival on the prettiest piece of land near Ardmore, Alberta. The Backhomes, Wet Secrets, Black Thunder and Physical Copies all melted my ears and slapped a smile on my face, and I can't wait for next year. 

I had such a great time, I've now joined forces with the Golden West planning team to help recreate the magic in 2015. This Friday, join us at American Apparel on Whyte for a fundraiser party to help us bring you the best fest yet!

Enjoy a beer courtesy of Steam Whistle Brewery, shop the store at 20% off, and shake your hips to the groovy tunes of DJ's Prairie Dawn and Mitchmatic. We'll also be selling early bird GWMF tickets for only $50 and limited edition GW T-shirts! 

Let us party. 

Please RSVP here for entry to the event>

Nov 18, 2014

PARKSHOW EDMONTON PRESENTED BY SIMONS



Over the last few months I've been working closely with PARK to coordinate the debut of PARKSHOW Edmonton presented by Simons.

After five years of hugely successful and buzzed about fashion events in Calgary (Check out FASHION Magazine's coverage of PARK's last event), PARK is upping its game and coming to Edmonton to showcase eight of Alberta's most promising emerging designers in an athletic themed event full of surprises.

On top of eight runway presentations enjoy pop-up shops, cocktails, treats and killer swag bags for our VIP ticket holders (sold out!).

Purchase tickets>

PARK is excited to present the following designers at PARKSHOW 2014:

Workhall Studio
PARK is a not-for-profit organization, which supports, mentors and promotes Canada's emerging artists and designers. Proceeds from PARKSHOW tickets will fund important programming, educational forums, events and mentorship programs for designers throughout the year. 

Campaign Credits
Photographer: Aaron Pedersen  / Makeup: Katie Matson / Hair: Blunt Salon / Wardrobe Styling: Janis Galloway, Kara Chomistek, Jessica Clark / Wardrobe Provided By: Simons, Cruz Clothing, Workhall, Gravity Pope

   

Nov 13, 2014

SIMONSxDMD: WINTER COATS

What a month it's been! Thanks to everyone for their incredible support of the SIMONSxDMD campaign. Did you catch my first Breakfast Television segment for Simons? Check it out>I also had my first day of personal shopping appointments at Simons last Saturday and the number one request? "Help me find a winter coat!"


After our first major snowfall, we're all scrambling to update our winter gear and finding a coat that's both functional and fashionable can be challenging. A few tips I shared with my clients last week:- Look for jackets with belts or tailoring at the waist to give you shape. Many coats lack structure, and can give the illusion you're just a giant puff ball under there. - Consider what your needs are in a winter coat. Will you wear it to and from work every day? Do you do a lot of outside walking and take public transport? These factors will affect the style you're looking for. - Most Edmontonians will need to invest in two winter coats for the season. I recommend a wool coat for dressier occasions (going out for dinner, possibly to and from work depending on your profession) and a super warm down or polyester filled coat for outdoor activities. - Also, try lots on! You need to try different lengths, shapes and colours on before you know what's right for you. You can't tell how something will look on the hanger. Simons has coats galore right now, and I'm sharing some of my favourite styles below:
A. Icone Arctic Blue Cocoon Coat | B. Vince Camuto Leopord Print Overcoat | C. Soi & Kayo Check Cocoon Coat | D. Kensie Belted Quilted Coat. E. Twik Plaid Wool Coat F. Mackage Xia Tweed Coat

P.S. There are still three more dates to book personal shopping appointments with me! Email personalshopping@simons.ca to schedule

Nov 2, 2014

PHOTO DIARY: DKNY PARTY WITH DMD + FASHION MAGAZINE

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the opening of DKNY's first Alberta store! Myself and Caroline Gault, Alberta Editor of FASHION Magazine were thrilled to co-host a super fun evening at the new location at West Edmonton Mall. A huge thank you to DKNY for inviting the local fashion community out for drinks, food and fall shopping.

It seems I've become a professional party hoster, which I like to think I am pretty exceptional at (right?!). I'm working on two more shindigs this month for you to let loose at, including Latitude 53's Schmoozy fundraiser and another golden soiree to be announced soon...