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 […]

Photo Diary: California Coast Honeymoon

Photo Diary: California Coast Honeymoon

Mixing wine and sunshine, Ken and I made our way down the California coast to celebrate our new status as husband and wife. xo Anneke Redondo Beach pier with friends, Bri and Greg Views from our drive to Big Sur, and our hiking partner the next morning Hotel Del Coronado at night Exploring San Francisco […]

FashionSign Relaunch

FashionSign Relaunch

So excited to be a part of FashionSign’s relaunch! Tessa and her team have worked hard to revamp the website to facilitate growth in our local arts and culture scene. Profiling companies in five categories and keeping readers in tune with city happenings, it’s a robust destination that fosters support for artists. Here are a few […]

What To Wear To A Lady Gaga Concert

What To Wear To A Lady Gaga Concert

As the visual bonanza of Gaga groupies empty onto Calgary’s night streets, my sisters and I observe in awe. The exuberant self-expression is refreshing in a city that often keeps its colour hidden. After a stellar show, every attendee is turning it out and amping it up as they strut the sidewalk belting “Bad Romace” […]

The Style of Packwood Grand 2014

The Style of Packwood Grand 2014

A thick layer of excitement filled the sun-kissed air at this year’s inaugural Packwood Grand event. The infinite summer sky was interrupted only by pure white tents, which fascinator-adorned attendees tucked under to shield their skin and empty the bar of its offerings. Guests clinked glasses and smiled wide as thoroughbred horses topped with tiny […]

Process: Sample Making

Process: Sample Making

So, what does it take to make a dress? From paper and pencil to finished product, here’s a peek behind my process. xo Anneke As mentioned in my recent “Note To Self” post, I always begin by finding the perfect fabric. Full of excitement, I jot down design details in a notebook and sometimes pencil in […]

Photo Diary: Kelowna Wine Tour

Photo Diary: Kelowna Wine Tour

Strolling picturesque vineyards and sipping their sweet offerings, my closest companions and I toasted to my upcoming nuptials in style. Glimpse our exploration of the breath-taking Okanagan Valley and a sample of its finest wineries, then just try to keep yourself away! xo Anneke Top: Kate Moss for Topshop Shorts: American Eagle Sunglasses: RayBan Tour […]