A journey into the Concrete Jungle

By The Starving Stylist on 2/21/2012

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I leave for New York City in less than 10 hours and I have still yet to pack—I'm a complete procrastinator and I'm really good at it.

I'm taking this trip to NYC as like a journey into the Concrete Jungle, sort of like an African Safari trip but into a Sak's Fith Avenue and Barney's instead of the musky hot wild. Camo prints paired with black hues and neutral tones while accessorizing with luxuriously beautiful leathers and gold accents, I'm on the hunt for a new Spring wardrobe and I'm definitely not coming home empty handed if that means trampling over a bunch of 6 inch stiletto wearing Amazons at a sample sale.

1) LINDA FARROW x DRIES VAN NOTEN 20C2 gold aviators. $270
2) BOTTEGA VENETA washed nappa leather safari jacket. $8,100
3) MULBERRY Postman's lock calfskin bag. $1,275
4) RICK OWENS cashmere beanie hat. $450
5) JOHN VARVATOS Six O'Six convertible suede boots. $325
6) ANN DEMEULEMEESTER black cotton "Chess" shirt. $340
7) BALMAIN washed zip-pocket biker jeans. $1,095
8) BEAMS PLUS camouflage print tapered cotton trousers. $220
9) RICK OWENS extra long top. $415
10) BALMAIN perforated leather lapel twill wool jacket. $2,233

On a side note: MUCH LOVE to the incredibly beautiful Karissa of saturdaynightsalrite, who has graciously included me in one of her videos titled, "Blogs I Love", on her YouTube channel. Check out the video HERE and don't forget to subscribe to her fabulous YouTube channel HERE. xoxo



Derek Blasberg X The Room X The Starving Stylist

By The Starving Stylist on 2/20/2012

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Aside from being a fashion snob with a conceited loud mouth blog in Vancouver, I aspire to be a socialite or more so. . . a local misfit. Earlier in the month, I polished my penny loafers and put on my conservative pants and attended Derek Blasberg's "Very Classy" book launch at the ultra beautiful space at The Bay Downtown Vancouver, The Room.

Despite sporting a smart pair of reading glasses and a crisp white collared shirt underneath a collegiate Gucci sweater, who was I to fool the super suave Mister Blasberg, who graciously signed my book with more X's than my miserably failed math exam in high school. Clearly, I'M THAT TRAMP he refers to in his book. But hey, if the shoe fits?—WERK IT.

With a wonderfully organized event with stunning people at every corner of The Room, it was definitely a fashion night in the city with worthy mention.

Beautiful photographs all taken by the gorgeous and incredibly talented Georgia Esporlas Photography.

Beautiful Stranger

By The Starving Stylist on 2/16/2012

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Leather vest: ZARA. Shirt: H&M. White Tee: SOLEONE LUXURY BASICS. Jeans: ACNE. Boots: ASOS. Rings: DAVID YURMAN.

Less than a week today, I'll be in New York City gallivanting the streets as though it were a runway. While in NYC I'll be spending money I don't have on an over the top wardrobe for spring and I'll be stuffing my face with enough food that could feed an entire orphanage because. . .I'm on vacation. Hell yeeeeah!

The best thing about being on vacation in a different city is the fact that you are a tourist, nonlocal, stranger. . .basically 'unknown'. Being born and raised in Vancouver, the city to me has become tiny and everyone knows each other and each other's damn business and having a local blog definitely adds more shine to the spotlight. Just being able to run away for a week and be a stranger is great but to be in a place like New York City where life is beyond vibrant, it's going to be amazing.

On another note, major love to the guys at SOLEONE LUXURY BASICS.I'm a strong advocate of simple basic pieces who believes that everyone should have a great supply of quality essentials, such as incredibly soft white-tees and ultra comfortable undergarments for the wardrobe. Perfect for everyday layering outfits or just lounging around in, Soleone Luxury Basics are terrific staples you all should check out.