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Looking for unusual jewellery? Beautiful and unique pieces? I invite you to discover Isobel Walker, the artist behind the brand Frash Femme, available in Ottawa and other locations.

Have a look:

Credit: Frash Femme

Credit: Frash Femme

Credit: Frash Femme

Credit: Frash Femme

 

Note that you can find her creations at:

Victoire Boutique: 246 Dalhousie Street and 1282 Unit B. Wellington St. West, Ottawa

With Love Bridal Boutique, 1501 Stitsville Main St., Stitsville.

The artist is also working on her bridal collection. See what she has in store at: http://belbridal.com/!

The following will help you to get your wardrobe on track for the new year:

1. Clean your closet and donate clothes that you don’t wear to a local thrift store. If a piece has been sitting in your drawer for more than a year and you haven’t worn it yet, chances are someone else will wear it more often than you!

2. Organize your closet. Whether it is by color or by type of clothes, separate your closet and drawers in a logical way so you can find yourself. You will save a lot of time in the morning when you’ve been snoozing a bit too long..

Credit: Fashion Tribes

3. Maintain a virtual wardrobe by signing up to Closet Couture. This free service helps you to build your online closet so that you can mix and match pieces that you already own with pieces you would like to buy. This is an example of mine:

Week-end chic look

4. Another useful tip is to choose clothes that you feel comfortable and beautiful in them. Find out what type of clothes look best on your body type (straight, apple, pear, hourglass). One book that really helped me out is In Style the New Secret of Style. Here’s what you will find in it:

It begins with the basics: choosing styles that work with your shape, finding the right fit for all your clothes, and focusing your choices-so you’ll end up with a wardrobe that coordinates, complements and fits. The next step: adding creativity, allowing your clothes and accessories to express your personal style. The result is a confident look that’s all your own (credit: Amazon.com).

Credit: Amazon.com

5. Last and most important tip: HAVE FUN!

Anthropologie is an American chain of stores that sells women’s clothes, accessories, found objects and decorative items for the house. It is renowned for its one-of-a-kind shopping experience, both in store (some in Canada) and online. I had the chance to visit a NYC store a couple of years ago and came out with LOTS of unique pieces for my house.

The following images will give you an idea of the eclectic yet put together style of Anthropologie:

Credit: Southern Fete

Credit: Design Blossom

Credit: The Love Collage

While I was browsing on their Web site this morning, I noticed that they now sell wallpaper. There is pretty good selection to choose from and the designs are very different from what we usually see. I particularly like this one:

Anthropologie Paeonia Wallpaper

 Make a statement by covering one of your walls or by filling wood frames like I did!

Intrigue Beacon House Wallpaper Pirate

My brother and his girlfriend went to Japan last month and brought me back an amazing magazine called Glamorous. This book is loaded with fashion-forward trends. One of them is pumps paired with ankle socks. I’ve seen it in some Canadian magazines too. I wear them at work once in a while although I get weird looks..!

Here are pictures from December 2010’s Glamorous magazine:

Glamorous Magazine

Glamorous Magazine

A Holiday ad from Joe Fresh shows glitter socks (thank you Michael Jackson!):

Joe Fresh

Fashion magazine Loulou also suggests to show off your fancy socks!

Loulou Magazine, Winter 2010-2011

Have fun with color and patterns! Anthropologie has cute pairs that you can order online.

Ok, so you want to get noticed during the Christmas party season? Search no further: adopt the ballerina look. BCBG Max Azria created beautiful tutu skirts that you can pair with a lacy top, a sequin camisole or a leather jacket. A close friend of mine wore one when going out to a VERY trendy club in New York and she made quite an impression!

Here’s some inspiration from the BCBG Holiday 2010 catalog:

Bring out the ballerina in you!