Cool Shit: Tiff Manuell Bags

I first spotted these hand painted, handmade, one of kind clutches by Tiff Manuell on Instagram a few months ago. Both colourful and unique, I would definitely say this is wearable art at it’s very best. You’ll rarely catch me out at night without a clutch in tow, so you can bet your ass I’ll be adding one of these pieces to my wish list. I can already envision what I would pair it with: ripped boyfriend jeans, pointy toe pumps and a tee. Perfect outfit!


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Recent Project: Rustic Fall Wedding

I’m so excited to share these images from a wedding I styled back in the fall at Arta Gallery in The Distillery. Sarina and Aalim tied the knot last October and I couldn’t have been more honoured to help make their big day be that much more special. They were so amazing to work with – easy going, funny and so in love with each other. They truly seem like best friends.

With a gorgeous space to work with it was easy to pull it all together. Gold leaf everything, pumpkins as vases, rustic elements, a donut peg board, Reese Buttercups (um ya!), pies on sticks and cookie mix to go. Seriously perfection!

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DIY: Spice Jar Labels

I used to have one of those rotating spice racks that came with about twenty different spices already in the jars, four of which I ever really used. Not only was it pretty ugly looking, but it took up counter space I no longer had in my new pad. I found a cool galvanized steel shelving piece from Target a few months back and originally I bought it for my new office, but turns out it makes a pretty rad spice rack!

I’ve always wanted a label maker (like for real) so when Brother sent me their easy to use P-Touch I was a woman on a mission labelling everything in sight. It’s safe to say that I became an out-of-control-label-making-whore. Naturally I used it to label my new spice jars to go in my new spice rack.

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There are a bunch of different text options – a variety of sizes, styles and fonts to choose from. And fun Emoiji like pictures to brother-3

A funnel made it super easy to pour in my spices into the narrow jars!


I can’t stop, won’t stop!

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{While Brother did gift me this label maker, the opinions are strictly my own.}

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Recent Project: BRAVE Leather Bags

A couple of months ago I mentioned my work with BRAVE Leather over the years. This season I’ve helped them produce a look book, orchestrated a blogger collaboration and I also had a hand in designing their spring handbag collection. As a self proclaimed bag junkie, this comes pretty damn easy to me. A girl can never have too many!

Each BRAVE item is made from 100% vegetable tanned leather from Italy and handcrafted right here in their Toronto factory.


{BRAVE’S Jurgen bag, photo via The Blondielocks}


{bags I designed for BRAVE Leather}

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{BRAVE’s Pixie tote, photo via The Blondielocks}

Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 10.46.26 AM{photo via BRAVE’s look book}

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Recent Project: Loft Styling

After a busy last few months, I’ve had a couple of weeks to breath and catch up a little. And I’m finally getting around to sharing some fun projects I worked on!

I styled this King East loft for my favourite realtor and absolute bestie.  After consulting the home owners with paint and new flooring options, we brought in some new furniture, bright accessories, lots of fresh flowers and cool art (custom wood chevron art piece by Kings Renovation).  I’m pleased to announce it sold in 2 days with multiple offers for 102% over the asking price. Cheers to dat!

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Harper Love

I was recently going through all my photo shoot images and I came across these ones that Selina shot of Harper last summer. Oh I just love this squishy, cute, little pumpkin!!

Harps turned four a few weeks back and it’s amazing how much we’ve gone through together these last few years. He probably gets 500 kisses a day and never fails to put a huge smile on my face. He’s such a special pup!

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Recent Project: Apotheca Spring Window

I’ve been working a few window displays and styling projects that I’ve yet to share, so first up is the spring window I installed last week for the super cool compounding pharmacy, Apotheca.

Gold detailing, geometric floor tiles, minimal & white interior makes this the most gorgeous pharmacy I’ve ever seen. Needless to say I was excited to get my hands on their two front windows. It was time to “Swing into Spring” with a custom decal I designed, handcrafted swing and handmade paper flowers.

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Cool Shit: Paperdoll Parade

I’ve had a thing for wall hangings for a while now and when my girl Lisa from Paperdoll Parade added them to her collection of handmade goodies, I fell in love. Seriously, they are perfect.

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Cool Shit: Art & Sole


When this gorgeous red cloth book with glided edging on each of the pages landed in my mailbox, I grabbed a cup of tea and flipped though page after page of inspiration. Art & Sole author Jane Gershon Weitzman, wife of Stuart Weitzman, put together this portfolio of images that is shoe candy at it’s very best.

“To my husband, Stuart, whose love of shoes is infectious.”

Jane has been instrumental in the Stuart Weitzman brand – at one time or another looking after PR, events, store openings, advertisements and store window displays. When she was overseeing the window displays in the mid-1990s she would feature fantasy shoes made by an array of artists worldwide. She spent a large amount of time looking for talented artists who would make shoes out of unexpected materials and who would push the creative envelope.

The shoes that she has selected to include in Art & Sole represent the best of more than a thousand that have appeared in the Stuart Weitzman stores over the years.

As someone who is a self proclaimed shoe whore and creative gal who has a love for window displays, this book couldn’t be more up my alley. I’m excited to share a few sneak peeks of it with you!

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Artist: Joan McClutchy De Vidargas
Works in bronze and combines a lifelong obsession with shoes and twenty years of experience in the fashion industry to create bronze footwear.


Artist: Jane Carroll
A floral designer and event planner, Jane constructed this shoe out of burgundy dahlias with hocus pocus roses and dusty miller leaves.


Artist: Sharon Von Senden
This piece has been constructed of stained glass, Swarovski crystals and vintage stones.


Artist: Linda Leviton
Linda is wire sculpturer and created this piece from coated and bare copper wire.


Artist: Keith Winchester
This piece is constructed of armature wire, silk, resin and beads.


Artist: Robert Tabor
With a background in graphics, costume design and window displays, Robert constructed this piece out of acrylic, fabric, metal and crystals.

Tin-Pan-AlleyArtist: Firoozeh Bowden
Fashion designer and metal worker, Firoozeh constructed these pieces from perforated steel, metal mesh, copper, nickel, silver, brass, beads, semiprecious stones, wood, rubber, glass and paint.


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Recent Project: Loft Styling

I styled up this loft for Realty Queen’s latest listing which also happens to be the home of my childhood bestie. Part of Ironwork Lofts, a converted factory, this space includes high ceilings, exposed ductwork, lots of natural light and a walk out to a huge patio – seriously perfect!

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