Holiday Gift Guide: For The Fashionista

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For fashionistas, the holidays are the perfect opportunity to wear extra glitter, or a fabulous cocktail dress, or  a bright pop of colour. With so many office parties and family celebrations, it can be hard to maintain that exquisite style you’re so known for.

Luckily we’ve rounded up some of our favourites so you’re always the belle of the ball…

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Jones New York – The Perfect Little Black Dress

Never be without something to wear again! This LBD from Jones New York is an absolute must-have staple to any fashionista’s closet. With a sophisticated cut, and chic leather detailing, this dress can go from office to party in no time! Pair it with flats during the day, then pop on your heels and some red lipstick and you’re ready to go!

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Stella & Dot – Casablanca Bracelet and Chandelier Earrings

Every fashion-lover knows that any LBD can be instantly glamourized with a little extra bling. Add that holiday sparkle to your look with these stunning pieces from Stella & Dot. With just the right mix of antique and modern styles, these are the perfect accessory for any holiday party! Pro tip: wear your hair up to really show off the detailing on the Chandelier earrings!

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SEARS – Faux Fur Cowl

Who says that winter isn’t fashionable? Look as flawless as ever as you battle the cold in this faux fur cowl. With a super soft feel, and ulta-luxurious look this scarf will not only keep you warm and bundled, but also super fashion-forward.

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Liu Jo – Les Plumes Winter Coat

Making an entrance is just as important as your stylish outfit – this year, walk in with style in this Liu Jo winter coat! With two-tone detailing, this coat is not your average winter accessory. Stylish and warm, you make winter look seriously good!

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Mulberry – Mini Lily in Hibiscus

It can get a little somber wearing black coats with black dresses and black shoes all holiday season. This time of year is all about bright colours and beautiful accents! This Mulberry bag is the perfect addition to any look with chic gold detailing and eye-catching colour. Style tip: pair this bag with your favourite matching nail polish!

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What’s your holiday fashion favourites? Tweet us at @NatashaNKPR!

New Year, New Colour

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We can’t get enough of Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2014, Radiant Orchid! We’re sharing our favourite ways to dress up and accessorize with the beautiful, fresh shade…from nail polish to floral prints, this bright (and radiant!) colour has found a prominent place in our wardrobe palette for 2014!

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How will you wear Radiant Orchid? Tweet us at @natashaNKPR! 

Career Dressing With Jones New York

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Fall is one of our favourite seasons when it comes to dressing for the office;  we trade in our florals and linens for wool, heavier silks and tweeds, and blazers and soft sweaters filter into our wardrobe in rich, deeper tones. Last week we had the pleasure of attending Jones New York’s Fall/Winter 2013 Preview at the Templar Hotel, curated by the talented and uber stylish Susie Sheffman (one of Canada’s top Fashion Directors!) Guests were given an intimate style seminar with Susie, as she highlighted her favourite Jones New York looks for fall and holiday, and shared styling tips on casual and career dressing. The collection features a mix of classically chic and modern pieces; geometric prints, plaids and vibrant jewel tones (think deep reds and plums!) are sprinkled throughout the collection, creating looks that are functional and stylish, moving effortlessly from desk to dinner!

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What was your favourite Jones New York look? Tweet us at @natashankpr!

The IT List: May 24

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Summer doesn’t officially kick off until June 20, but with Toronto temperatures hitting the high 20s’, we’d say it’s already arrived! Time to kick back, relax and enjoy the season!

Looking for a refreshing alternative to the typical syrupy sweet drinks of summer? We suggest an Aperol cocktail… or two!  [Chatelaine]

Speaking of refreshment, Bottle Green is a delightful sparkling water from the UK, naturally sweetened with handpicked flowers and fresh-pressed fruits. Martha Stewart approved!    [Toronto Sun]

Sandal season demands a pretty pedicure and essie’s got the perfect shades for summer! Cheeky names are essie‘s trademark… We think we’ll try “bikini so teeny”!   [Toronto Standard]

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is one of our favourite cultural events in the city! Our favourite exhibit of 2012? Jill Greenberg’s Glass Ceiling. Beautiful and thought-provoking.   [National Post]

When it comes to summer fashion… we love it all! Striped lacy tee from Rachel Rachel Roy? Yes please.  [Chatelaine]

Bold prints are all the rage this season! We love this scenic tank from Mendocino and bright floral printed skirt from Jones New York!  [Flare Magazine]

Picnic couture? We are going bananas over this yellow button-down from RW&CO!  [Fashion Magazine]

The IT List: March 13

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This week’s IT List is all about spring! Not only are we enjoying the early sun, but we are also incredibly excited for everything that comes with the season: new fashion, beauty and Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week!

Refresh your wardrobe with a classic work staple from Jones New York. This iconic white shirt is sure to empower your style in and out of the office!  [Women of Influence]

Pyjama chic? We love these slouchy printed Mendocino pants for spring, perfect to pair with your favourite fitted tee! [Flare]

Looking to turn heads this spring? Make a statement with this turquoise laguna necklace from Lia Sophia! [Toronto Sun]

We are incredibly excited that beauty icon Essie Weingarten, the founder and president of essie cosmetics, is in town for Toronto’s Fashion Week!  Read all about essie’s 30th anniversary in the first ever issue of [Style Empire]

One of the earliest signs of aging is hyper-pigmentation. The non-invasive solution according to dermatologist Dr. Adam Geyer? Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution packed full of Vitamin C, white birch and peony extract! Don’t forget sunscreen as a preventative measure! We like Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50! [Chatelaine]

IT Events: Jones New York Preview, Cube Launch & Icefest

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From spring fashion previews, to the launch of a new concept nightclub, and an outdoor winter wonderland, the NKPR team was incredibly busy with a variety of events this past week!

Last Thursday, our office was transformed into a chic showroom for a media sneak peek of the Jones New York Spring/Summer 2012 collections! Iconic looks displayed on mannequins reflected the modern yet classic aesthetic of the brand.

 

We fell in love with this colour-blocked dress on display! Media took home an iconic Jones New York white shirt –a work staple, and were encouraged to interact with the “Little Black Book of Career Advice”, a digital community of women that share career advice and inspiration. Guests enjoyed an assortment of sweets and champagne at the preview. Cheers to fashion!

 

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Thursday night, our staff quickly switched gears (and outfits) for the launch of Cube, a new concept nightclub in Toronto! The latest from INK Entertainment – Cube is located in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. With an iconic, vintage décor and state-of-the-art-sound system, Cube is set to transform Toronto’s current club scene! Guests at Cube’s launch were gifted with stylish Goody Double Wear elastics (also sported by the serving staff) and Ardell Self-Adhesive lashes. Cube is set to play host to international talent with Dubfire ringing in the second night…  We can’t wait to see what’s next!

 

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Flash forward to the weekend and our team put on our parkas for a chilly day at Bloor-Yorkville’s 7th Annual Icefest! This year’s theme “Winter Wilderness” boasted a variety of stunning ice sculptures including an ice log cabin, Muskoka chair and jack rabbit! On Saturday, the 12th annual Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition showed off the city’s ice carving talent with Fred Marquina taking the prize for his snowboarding sculpture.

 

 

Kids of all ages were excited to see one of their favourite Gogo’s Crazy Bones characters “Mosh” at Icefest! Ice Kiddie Cubes were distributed to all children who cracked them open for a Gogo’s prize inside.

 

The makers of our favourite macaroons, Baker Street, also made an appearance at Icefest selling their tasty treats to some very eager customers. After a warm winter in Toronto, we had an amazing albeit chilly day at Bloor-Yorkville’s Icefest!

 

What a crazy week! What was your busiest week ever? Tweet us @natashankpr