3 Favourite Spring 2015 Fashion Trends

3 Favourite Spring 2015 Fashion Trends

Every Chinook that passes through our city reminds me that spring is just around the bend. Encouraged by a request to contribute from Notable.ca, I decided to get a jump start on my wardrobe planning (with cautious optimism of course). Read on for the trends that tickle my fancy. What is your favourite trend for […]

What I Wore: GAP Resolution Denim Collection Launch

What I Wore: GAP Resolution Denim Collection Launch

This is the kind of jean you can high-kick in. Deep lunge, I dare you. I sported these super comfy skinnies for the Chinook Centre collection launch of GAP’s new Resolution Denim line, hosted by Ania B. The brand promises their jeans will take all you can hand them, shoot-the-duck included, without a hint of […]

Inbal Dror Bridal Fashion Show at Ette Boutique

Inbal Dror Bridal Fashion Show at Ette Boutique

If ever there were reason to re-marry (the same man, of course!), the chance to wear Inbal Dror would be it. Ette’s weekend presentation gave new inspiration to brides and bloggers alike with an up-close experience of the Israeli couturier’s dream-like concoctions. Models mingled with mimosa-sipping attendees, allowing the morning light to shimmer through intricate […]

3 Tips For Using Nail Art Striping Tape

3 Tips For Using Nail Art Striping Tape

Flipping through Harper Bazaar‘s rundown of the recent spring shows re-ignited an inspiration that had me buzzing earlier this year, but hadn’t made time to try. The minimal and graphic manicure at Kate Spade reminded me of a nail look my blogger friend (and apparent trend setter), Brittany sported this summer while snacking on fashion’s […]

Editorial: Double Trouble

Editorial: Double Trouble

Some girls never grow out of playing dress-up… xo Anneke Phaedra’s outfit: Jacket: Bano Eemee Top: Holt Renfrew Skirt: Club Monaco Earrings: J. Crew My outfit: Jacket: Mackage Bralette: Aritzia Skirt: Express Necklace: J. Crew Photos: Lori Andrews Makeup: Sarah Jamieson Hair + Nails: Allison Cullen Models: Phaedra Godchild + me

Photo Diary: Wedding Reception

Photo Diary: Wedding Reception

Silly string, shots of whiskey, and flying wheel-barrel dance moves. xo Anneke p.s. For more of our love story, visit my posts on our engagement (here and here), day-of preparations, ceremony, and honeymoon. Photos: Ania + Tyler Stalman Dress: Anneke Forbes Ken’s Suit: Supreme Makeup: Sarah Jamieson Nails: Butter Beauty Parlour Bouquets: Sarah Tolhurst In Order Of Appearance: friend, Garrett […]

Photo Diary: Wedding Ceremony

Photo Diary: Wedding Ceremony

Tears come easily to my blue eyes, so as Ken held my hands and proclaimed his love for me, clear and strong, I knew I should have asked to go first. I managed to curb the salty meniscus that threatened Sarah’s artistry, take a gulp, then eagerly and honestly profess my eternal commitment in response. […]

Photo Diary: Wedding Preparations

Photo Diary: Wedding Preparations

Giggles tumbled between the Forbes girls as we went over details of the day with toes in bubbles and hair in curlers. After makeup and champagne, we made our way to meet my future husband for what was and will always be the most beautiful and love-filled day of my life. xo Anneke p.s. I […]

PARKLUXE 2014 Designer Spotlight: Paul Hardy

PARKLUXE 2014 Designer Spotlight: Paul Hardy

Standing in Paul Hardy’s Inglewood atelier, surrounded by sequins and chandeliers, I am struck by the continuity of the celebrated designer’s brand vision. It is evident that Paul’s taste permeates every inch of his existence, from the choices he makes in fashion and décor to his striking canine companion. I wouldn’t be surprised if his breakfast […]

What To Wear To PARKLUXE 2014

What To Wear To PARKLUXE 2014

PARKLUXE is the fashion event I most look forward to each year, but with the date drawing near, the eternal fashion-girl question of what to wear started to grow. To help concoct my own outfit and yours, I chatted with the event’s Director of Art, Katrina Olson-Mottahed and Director of Fashion, Maeghan Archibald. Read on […]