Burberry’s Little Big Bling

If you’ve met me you know that I’m a big fan of some big bling … that kind of bling that hangs from your ears. Yes … I’ve got a love for statement earrings!

Imagine how excited I was to see classic English fashion house Burberry accessorize their newest Fall/Winter 2017 collection of traditional oversize tweeds and plaids with some gorgeous, ultraglam earrings.

Burberry blue crystal earrings

Courtesy: Burberry.com

Burberry Fall 2017 earrings

This fresh perspective on how to wear these kind of larger than life pieces comes across as truly modern. So no need to wait for the next gala … throw these beauties on with your favourite knit or crisp white shirt and make your own statement!

Burberry Fall 2017 earring

Courtesy: Burberry.com

Burberry Fall 2017 daisy earrings

 

 

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Industry Originator Nomination

I’m very honoured to have been received an Industry Originator nomination in the Stylist category in this year’s Vancouver Fashion Week. The award winners will be announced on Monday, September 18th, at an event being held at the David Lam Centre. VFW-Stylist

From the Vancouver Fashion Week website:

The Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) Industry Originator Awards recognize veterans of the Vancouver fashion industry who have contributed to the advancement of the local market. The nominees and winners have worked endlessly to develop their own success and have helped newcomers in the industry along the way.

There are 6 categories- retailer, teacher, stylist, journalist, photographer, and special recognition. Each nominee is invited to the opening gala of the September Fashion Week and winners will receive an award designed by Eclipse Awards.

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A Visit to the Apartment at Holt Renfrew

Last month I had the pleasure of hosting a new client to Holt Renfrew in my position as Personal Shopping Specialist. Her name is Julie-Anna and it was her first visit to The Apartment at Holt Renfrew.

We had a wonderful time and here’s a little of what she had to say about our appointment:

Diane and I must have been friends in a previous life, we hit it off instantly. Better than just showing nice clothes worn by beautiful young women she explained, educated and gave tips.

Read the complete post – “Champagne, Canapes and Clothes” – on Julie-Anna’s Blog:
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The Apartment at Holt Renfrew Vancouver

Photo of The Apartment courtesy of Holt Renfrew

 

 

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Vancouver Magazine’s 2016 Best Dressed List

The Vancouver Magazine Best Dressed List 2016

Our first annual Best Dressed List shines the spotlight on five of the city’s most stylish people—here’s a look at what they’re wearing and what inspires good style.

October 14, 2016

By Amanda Ross
The Chameleon

There’s hardly enough room on Diane Gagne’s business card for the litany of fashion titles to her name: model, photographic stylist, fashion-show producer and runway coach, among others. As well, this Montreal-born longtime Vancouverite has honed her local chops with designers like Ron Leal and Zonda Nellis (in roles from fitting model to merchandiser), created a mentorship workshop for models and now also works as a stylist at Holt Renfrew. “I really love fashion’s transformative power—when someone tries on a dress and their face just lights up and their energy changes, that’s the power to empower!”

  • How would you describe your style?
    I’m a pretty eclectic dresser—I like being a stylist in my own closet and will rarely wear the same pieces the same way twice.
  • Earliest fashion memory?
    Fashion was a big part of my childhood. I remember loving to watch my mom get ready for her evenings out and parties. She had fantastic style, and I was mesmerized by the ritual of her taking the time to do her hair and makeup and putting her outfit together.
  • Most days you’ll be spotted wearing . . .
    I’ve had short hair forever and I like to decorate that space between my ears and shoulders I’m a big fan of statement earrings.
Diane Gagne - The Chameleon

Photo by Evaan Kheraj

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Jon Buscemi Brings His Luxe Kicks to Vancouver

Jon Buscemi was our special guest today at Holt Renfrew Vancouver. He was talking about, and giving a sneak preview of, the Spring 2016 Collection of his “Luxe Kicks”. If you’re not familiar with Buscemi, he has created a super-coveted footwear brand that all the celebs are wearing these days. You might know him from his trademarked “Elegance on Lock” tagline which relates to the actual metal locks found on his shoes. Some of the locks and hardware are 18 Karat gold and some are even platinum! The shoes are hand-crafted in Italy with the same details and finishings as many luxury handbags. Bonus is that he’s a really nice guy and it was a real pleasure to meet him.

Jon Buscemi and Diane Gagne

Jon Buscemi Product Shots

 

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