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Archive for February, 2012

February 29th, 2012 | bye-bye google friend connect

Well, I’m sure most of you have heard by now, tomorrow Google will kill Google Friend Connect for all blogs that are not blogger hosted. (No love for us WordPress folks) So for those of you you follow me via GFC, I’d hate to see you go. As a quick reminder, here are some alternative ways you can follow/connect with my blog! I hope that you will stick around :)

   ♥ Bloglovin’ – My personal, and many other blogger’s favourite choice.

   ♥ Add me to your Google Reader feed

   ♥ FeedBurner – You can subscribe to the RSS feed or add it to many readers such as google,
       yahoo, bloglines and many many more

   ♥ Email Subscriptions – Get posts emailed right to you

   ♥ Twitter – Twitter is my other favourite as we can still connect on a more personal level. I tweet
       all my new posts.

& now I’m off to enjoy some green tea!

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February 28th, 2012 | Target Canada Pop-Up Store with Jason Wu

First, I’m sorry this is such an image heavy post. Second, I know Target isn’t a big deal for the majority of my American readers, but we don’t have it here in Canada yet. I love target & I’m so excited that it’s finally coming to us. On Thursday of last week there was a Target pop-up shop with Jason Wu’s collection – (and the man himself!) in downtown Toronto.

My friend and I, being the crazies that we are, got up at 6am and went downtown to sit in line. We ended up being 7th & 8th in line. The first 25 got early access to the collection & got to meet Jason Wu. (and the Target dog)

The shop didn’t open for the public until noon (11:45 for us). Some Target employees handed out free hot chocolate from Starbucks all day, which made waiting much more bearable. We also got a target dog plush toy :)

The entire collection wasn’t there, but what they did bring was amazing. There was a three item limit per person and for the most part I got exactly what I wanted. There was one other skirt that I wanted (the blue floral one that matched a shirt I got) but I’m still really happy with what I got.

The first three people were adorable! Two 80-something year old women, and a 60-something man. The man’s wife was a huge Jason Wu fan and collects his stuff. She was away on vacation with some friends, and he went to surprise her with some items for when she returned home. They showed up at 6:45 am.

The line really was quite insane. This is what it looked like by late morning. I’m really glad we went so early.

Me & Di with Mr. Wu himself, and the Target dog of course!

Here’s what I brought home:

Di got the same scarf, and the blue and red dress that was so popular. The Cat scarf sold out within the first 10 minutes of the shop opening up to the public. (Again, so glad we went early because we got first pick before everyone else was let in & didn’t have to wait in any lines! We were out before everything got backed up.) That was long – if you made it to the end you get a cookie ;)

images from target.com & abullseyeview.com

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February 27th, 2012 | video: behind the scenes with my latest project

I just wanted to make a quick post to share with you guys a video we shot behind the scenes at one of our shoots for Fanciful Notion. This shoot was for a local salon, Studio K.  I’m absolutely in love with the video & can’t believe how well it turned out!

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February 27th, 2012 | and the winners are…

Congratulations to Ronni, from anywhere is! You won the garden earring set fron Armoux!



Our second winner is Lindsay, from trial by sapphire who has won the 10$ gift card for the isavirtuestationary shop!


And last, but not least congratulations to Felicity from the pursuit of felicity who has won the sponsor package from Modern Buttercup!

I’ve sent you all an email telling you how you can redeem your prizes! Thank you to everyone who entered & made this giveaway possible!

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February 27th, 2012 | outfit: why do birds, suddenly appear

I’m starting to get really excited for spring. This dress isn’t helping one bit. I just cant wait for the grass to start turning green again and little birdies to be flying & singing about.

Dress, belt & accessories: H&M
Shoes: Roberto Vianni
Earings: Amourx

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