Things We Love: Valentine’s Day

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Introducing Things We Love, a series of blog posts that feature what we’re coveting at the moment. In honour of Valentine’s Day, we’ve selected some love-inspired fashion, accessories, beauty products and gifts for him & her!

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1. RW&CO Crepe Lipstick Top

 

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2. This Thyme Maternity striped number for spring

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3. Stella & Dot Love Always Necklace in sterling silver and gold plating…too cute. 

 

 

 

 

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3. This essie French Valentine manicure…obsessed!

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4. This RW&CO Non-Iron Dress Shirt

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5. DAVIDsTEA Tea Lover Tea Stackable Tins (we love Red Velvet Cake – the Valentine’s Day Collection is sold out online but still available in-store!)ValentinesDay_TeaFilledGiftCard

…and DAVIDsTEA Tea Filled Greeting Cards

What are you gifting your Valentine? Tweet us at @natashaNKPR!

NKPR Holiday Gift Guide: Glamour

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The holidays are the perfect time to play with glamour; go for gold with statement jewellery or eye shadow, rock sequins, velvet or a festive polish! We’re sharing our favourite picks to glam up your holiday outfit for your next fete or Christmas dinner. What’s your favourite way to get dressed up for the holidays?

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1. RW&CO Open Toe Pump ($98 at RW&CO stores and rw-co.com)

2. Avon Big Colour Eye Pencil  ($9.99 available through an Avon Independent Sales Representative, 1-800-265-AVON or online at avon.ca)

3. JESSICA Bracelet ($17.99 at Sears or sears.ca)

4. Anne Klein Sequin Blazer ($189 at The Hudson’s Bay Co or thebay.com)

5. ATTITUDE Statement Necklace ($24.99 at Sears or sears.ca)

6. Isaac Mizrahi Splatter Paint Tweezer ($18 at Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com)

7. Ignite The Night Polish ($9.99 at leading salons across Canada)

8. Janelle Open Back Contrast Side Metallic Lace Dress ($50 at boohoo.com)

9. JESSICA Sequin Skirt ($39.99 at Sears and sears.ca)

 

NKPR Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

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Whether you’re shopping for your friend, boyfriend, Uncle or Dad, there are lots of options to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect gift. You can never go wrong with a sweater or accessory, but how about upping the ante with a hotel stay or gift set of men’s grooming products? We’ve curated our favourite gift ideas for all of the men in your life.

For him

1. Kiehl’s Essentials for Him Gift Set ($35 at Kiehl’s stores and kiehls.ca)

2. A stay at the luxurious Montreal Loews Hotel Vogue (see loewshotels.com for more information)

3. Hayden Christensen for RW&CO. Reversible Sweatshirt ($69 at RW&CO stores and rw-co.com)

4. House of Marley Get Together Bluetooth Portable Audio System ($249.99 at houseofmarley.ca)

5. Gift from the Giftagram App (Free app available on iTunes, gifts for him, her, kids and pets)

6. ATTITUDE blazer ($169.99 at Sears and sears.ca)

7. ATTITUDE Flat Front Dress Pant ($99.99 at Sears and  sears.ca)

8. Hayden Christensen for RW&CO. Plaid Scarf ($35 at RW&CO stores and  rw-co.com)

 

Hayden Christensen for RW&CO

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This just in! Canadian actor Hayden Christensen is adding another creative project to his portfolio: designing menswear! Hayden has designed a Holiday 2013 collection with RW&CO, that which has already received lots of buzz on social media since the announcement this morning. The 20 piece collection – which includes sweaters, coats, pants, knitwear and accessories – has a young, modern look while taking inspiration from Hayden’s time growing up on a farm in Ontario. We can’t get enough of the relaxed, on-trend looks; suspenders, rich colours and patterns, elbow patches, contrasting lapel details… we’ve got a lot of pieces on our radar for holiday gifting, available November 7th! We’re really impressed by Hayden’s design capabilities; as a self-proclaimed appreciator of fashion and design, his passion is evident in the collection. RW&CO worked hand in hand with Hayden, who was fully integrated in every step of the design process – from colour and fabric selection to button detailing, it was a true collaboration encompassing Hayden’s personal style influence and RW&CO’s signature fashion, quality and comfort.

Here’s a preview of Hayden’s designs!

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What pieces are you coveting? Tweet us at @Natashankpr with the hashtag #HaydenRWCO!

Hayden Christensen for RW&CO

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This just in! Canadian actor Hayden Christensen is adding another creative project to his portfolio: designing menswear! Hayden has designed a Holiday 2013 collection with RW&CO, that which has already received lots of buzz on social media since the announcement this morning. The 20 piece collection – which includes sweaters, coats, pants, knitwear and accessories – has a young, modern look while taking inspiration from Hayden’s time growing up on a farm in Ontario. We can’t get enough of the relaxed, on-trend looks; suspenders, rich colours and patterns, elbow patches, contrasting lapel details… we’ve got a lot of pieces on our radar for holiday gifting, available November 7th! We’re really impressed by Hayden’s design capabilities; as a self-proclaimed appreciator of fashion and design, his passion is evident in the collection. RW&CO worked hand in hand with Hayden, who was fully integrated in every step of the design process – from colour and fabric selection to button detailing, it was a true collaboration encompassing Hayden’s personal style influence and RW&CO’s signature fashion, quality and comfort.

Here’s a preview of Hayden’s designs!

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What pieces are you coveting? Tweet us at @Natashankpr with the hashtag #HaydenRWCO!

NKPR Presents: LAXmas

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Each year NKPR celebrates the holiday season…twice! When the rest of the world is soaking up the sun and enjoying summer fashions, we’re looking at what’s in store for the next holiday collections. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a poolside party? Media and bloggers joined us last Thursday to preview gifts and gadgets for the holiday season, LA-style! Our guests were given Essie manicures and Tweezerman brow how-tos, all while sipping on bottlegreen cocktails and indulging in PS by Pretty Sweet cupcakes and cookies by the pool. Natasha’s backyard was transformed into a runway show, with models previewing the upcoming holiday collections from RACHEL Rachel Roy, Anne Klein and RW & CO. One thing is for sure: it’s going to be a holiday of glamour! We even got to play DJ with House of Marley; everyone had a great time learning how to scratch, with their own DJ name no less!  The music was fun and festive with lots of holiday cheer in the air.

We realize that holidays aren’t always a happy time for everyone, which is why we partnered with Partners for Mental Health to raise awareness by giving our guests ‘mood badges’ to wear as they celebrated holiday in July. We matched each LAXmas guest with a donation to the cause. Whether people felt wired, happy or grumpy, everyone enjoyed the fun approach at supporting such an important cause.

Here are some of our favourite highlights!

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1O6A0606Our Partners for Mental Health mood tree featuring mood badges for our guests to wear

1O6A0478Refreshing bevvies from bottlegreen to sip on by the pool

1O6A0497Delicious (and beautiful) sweet treats from PS by Pretty Sweet!

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1O6A0512The Tweezerman brow station where guests received complimentary brow-sessions and pro tips!

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1O6A0501Sneak peek at the RACHEL Rachel Roy holiday collection!

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Lots of cozy sweaters and sparkle at Anne Klein!

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1O6A0617Our LAXmas models rocking RACHEL Rachel Roy and RW&CO!

1O6A0489Our House of Marley DJ booth was a huge hit!

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How would you spend a holiday in LA? Tweet us at @natashankpr!

Channeling The Great Gatsby

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With the much-anticipated Friday release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby approaching, we’ve got the roaring 20s’ on our minds. The film has been hugely influential this season when it comes to fashion, beauty and accessories. The Gatsby look is famous for its glamourous, sophisticated style; think flapper dresses embellished with sequins and sparkle for the ladies and dapper suits and hats for the gents. Be sure to check out our top Great Gatsby-inspired picks when dressing for your next night out!

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What’s your favourite Gatsby-inspired trend? Tweet us @natashankpr!

Dare to Wear: Canadian Cool

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What does it take to be Canadian Cool? For the past month, NKPR has been supporting Canadian designers and brands, while raising awareness and funds to support grassroots organizations in Africa who are turning the tide of the AIDS pandemic in their community. And with our Dare To Wear Love Canadian Cool challenge, we need your support to help raise these funds for The Stephen Lewis Foundation! 

The challenge ends March 7, but in the meantime, who do you think wore Canadian Cool best? 

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Lauren Michaels in a Mendocino LBD and Simply You accessories. Canadian Cool approved

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Leah avoids the Canadian cold by keeping Canadian Cool in a Wilfred scarf and Aldo suede boots

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Rebecca is NKPR-approved and Canadian Cool in an all-black outfit with from Artizia and RW&CO.

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Alice looks super fresh and Canadian Cool in a blue button down from Joe Fresh

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Kristin is Canadian Cool with an RW&CO. oversized sweater and a pop of oxblood from Aldo

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Carly helped kick off the Canadian Cool challenge in outerwear staple Mackage

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Micah works it – Canadian Cool that is – in a classic Smythe blazer

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Lisa shows us the true meaning of head to toe Canadian Cool in Mackage, Wilfred and Joe Fresh

Who wore Canadian Cool best? Tweet us @natashankpr! 

And join us at this years Dare To Wear Love Gala “Flower Power” to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto on March 22, 2013 at 9PM. Purchase your Dare To Wear Love ticket today at www.daretowearlove.com and support The Stephen Lewis Foundation. Limited quantities are available so hurry before they are gone!

Style Muse: the Year of the Snake

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With Chinese New Year this weekend, we couldn’t help but take inspiration from the Year of the Snake! Let’s celebrate the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac in style.

Skin is in. Slinky scales in supernatural power colours are winding their way into seductive wardrobes around the globe. Bring the look to your best accessory – your nails – with essie sleek stickers.

The colour of the 2013 Year of the Snake is Black. Black is described in the Zodiac as the colour of Space, Arctic night, darkness on the Abyss, a colour of deep waters and of course, the colour of the dark smoky eye you can create with Stila’s Stay All Day Wet-to-Set Eye Shadow Trio in Thunder Cloud.

For those who prefer a neutral palette, the Year of the Snake is best celebrated with a statement accessory. RW&CO.’s  new shoe collection (coming soon!) has just what you need with a pair of gold-snake print flats.

But let’s be honest, we’re the type to embrace the Snake from head to toe. Helping us out is a matching SYLK blazer and short suit from Mendocino, a bright snake print summer dress from Rachel Rachel Roy and a snake-inspired cardigan from Jones New York!

How are you celebrating the Year of the Snake in style? Tweet us @natashankpr!