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LIVING CORAL


2019’s Pantone colour of the year Your colour inspiration has arrived! With spring well under way, we are all excited to have said goodbye to winter’s white and hello to the many colours that the new season brings blossoming with it. Hue gurus Pantone chose “Living Coral” as the colour for 2019, which emits these …Read More
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2019's Pantone colour of the year

Your colour inspiration has arrived!

With spring well under way, we are all excited to have said goodbye to winter’s white and hello to the many colours that the new season brings blossoming with it. Hue gurus Pantone chose “Living Coral” as the colour for 2019, which emits these desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of colour found in nature. And surely it will inspire a variety of visually pleasing art, décor, food, and fashion this summer. From bridal bouquets to bow ties and cotton candy to key chains, here’s a glance at what’s “living” this year.

The Cotton Candy Shoppe "Fruit Punch" Cotton Candy from Corro Collective $3
Wedding Bouquet from the Wheelbarrow Florist. Starting at $250
Women's Blouse from Monjeleco Jeans $38 from Lava & Luxury and Gratitude Bracelets by the Masterful Princes $30 each from Corro Collective
Wooden Decoupage Hearts from Whimsical Vintage Creations $20 & $35
The Jewelry Rack Necklace from Whimsical Vintage Creations $20
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Fashion & Art


A melding of two creative disciplines inspires a tapestry of wonder. For decades, visual art has triggered the creative impulses of top designers around the world, but its melding has never been more vivid than in recent years. Which is why we put the works of abstract landscape painter Samantha Williams-Chapelsky, a two-time recipient of …Read More
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A melding of two creative disciplines inspires a tapestry of wonder.

For decades, visual art has triggered the creative impulses of top designers around the world, but its melding has never been more vivid than in recent years. Which is why we put the works of abstract landscape painter Samantha Williams-Chapelsky, a two-time recipient of the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts to the test. The result? A contrast of art and fashion that passes with flying colours.

“The Place That Cannot Be” Acrylic on Canvas 40” Diameter $3000 Free People One Fine Day Mini Dress $170 with Free People Montgomery Slouch Boot $328 from Pink Paire
“I Am Lost And Found” Acrylic on Canvas36” x 36” $2500 “I Reflect You, You Reflect Me” Acrylic on Canvas 36” x 36” $2500 Gentle Fawn Heron Kimono $55, Black Tape Tank $40 from Pink Paire , Candice Skinny Jeans $140 from Monjeloco Jeans and Ted Baker Saviopl Heels $280 from Cerulean Boutique
“The World’s Greatest” Acrylic on Canvas 40” Diameter $2500 Faithfull The Brand Ari Midi Dress $160 from Pink Paire
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Summer Style in the Bag


With a fun selection like this, it’s easy to get carried away By Markwell Lyon / Photography & Styling by Brenda Lakeman / Clothing provided by Who Cares? Wear / Location: Zocalo You’ve got big plans this summer. Whether you’re relaxing at the beach, having drinks on a patio, or getting away for the weekend, …Read More

Ultra Violet


It’s not a pot of gold, but we did find these dazzling gems at the end of the rainbow By Markwell Lyon Photography & Styling by Brenda Lakeman Having hidden in plain sight at the end of the light spectrum all this time, the vibrant and confident shade of violet is now getting its due. …Read More

Shoes


Don’t Mind If I Shoe! Everything’s coming up stylish By Carmen D. Hrynchuk  Oh, summer. How we wait for you and your effortless style. Your boho tops, your swingy skirts, your cut-off jeans. But bare shoulders and flowy silhouettes won’t be getting all the attention this year. They’ve got shoes to contend with! And thanks …Read More

Yellow


Hello, Yellow! Colour you happy Sunshine and summer go hand in hand. So it’s no surprise that yellow is one of this year’s hottest colours. It’s showing up in lemon motifs on blouses and handbags and adding pops of sunshine to kitchenware and home furnishings—it’s even reinstated gold as the reigning colour in jewellery. Best …Read More

Thrifting


Gone Thrifting! Trend meets philosophy at Red Pony Consignment By Shawna Dirksen   Recycled, upcycled, vintage or nearly new, these days second-hand is getting a well-deserved second look. It seems everyone from students and soccer moms to fashion bloggers and personal stylists are poppin’ tags at local thrift shops—and they’re proud of it. Whether we …Read More
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Trend meets philosophy at Red Pony Consignment

By Shawna Dirksen   Recycled, upcycled, vintage or nearly new, these days second-hand is getting a well-deserved second look. It seems everyone from students and soccer moms to fashion bloggers and personal stylists are poppin’ tags at local thrift shops—and they’re proud of it. Whether we credit the thrill of the find, the unbeatable deals, Instagram envy or the environmental benefits, there’s no doubt that thrifting is trending in Edmonton.   Just ask Yannick Vienne and Rod West. The couple owns Red Pony Consignment, a 900-square-foot boutique in the Garneau neighborhood that sells previously owned women’s and men’s clothing and accessories. Vienne and West have been in the consignment business together since they bought Red Pony (formerly Robes and Relics) in the spring of 2011. “Thrifting has become more mainstream,” says Vienne. “It’s not stigmatized the way that it was before—it’s almost like a badge of honour like, hey, I found something unique, and I got a deal.” When the duo took over the shop four years ago, they set out to create a new concept in consignment and thrifting. They look for hard-to-find, independent labels in favour of well-known brands. They curate carefully and pre-sort the pieces that make it into the store. “It’s a unique experience. It’s not like going to a new store, and it’s not like going to Goodwill,” says West. Vienne adds, “We look for funky, slightly edgier stuff and not so much business suits… We’re more for the everyday fashionista.”   Vienne and West say their customers range in age from twentysomethings to sixtysomethings and choose to shop second hand for varying reasons. “There’s the economics of it. With what’s been going on lately, I think people are more interested in stretching their dollars. There’s also the thrill of the hunt… Social media really promotes that. Like with Instagram, it’s all about showing something unique, a trophy,” says West. “Sustainable fashion is becoming more and more of a thing,” adds Vienne. “And some people are looking for stuff that’s hard to find, like recent stuff from stores that doesn’t exist in Edmonton anymore or an independent brand from a shop in a bigger centre, like Vancouver.”   Like many of their customers, Vienne and West consider the ecological benefits of thrifting a major plus. “It’s our philosophy that day to day we have an emphasis on reusing and sustainability. That was a big appeal of the business model because it made us feel we were making a difference… We’re reselling stuff that’s already been bought the first time, so the initial impact on the environment is done. We like reusing. There’s just so much good stuff out there already,” says West.Even though thrifting’s popularity is growing, there are still misconceptions. “People think it’s only old, out-of-style clothing. Or it’s only for costumes or to be funny,” says Vienne. West adds, “Or that it’s for a certain economic class, or it’s dirty. But, really, clothes turn over at a faster pace than ever before. I watched Dynasty in the 80s and I know shoulder pads were in style for at least 10 years. Now they’d last about six months. More gets donated; people don’t want to put it in a landfill.”   The good news is that thrifting’s future looks more promising than that of shoulder pads. “Closets are getting stuffed with fast fashion. We have more than we know what to do with. There’s a lot of stuff out there that people want to sell to get rid of. As long as people can get good stuff for a decent price, there will be a customer base for thrifting,” says Vienne.   Trendy, environmentally sound and wallet-friendly—what better way to refresh your summer style than to look for a hidden gem in a local resale shop? Odds are, you’ll find something awesome.  

Give Your Faves the Switch-up!

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Summer’s Hottest trends


A Shore Thing Get on-board with summer’s hottest trend   If you’re looking to try on a trend this summer, here’s one that’ll put the wind in your sails. The nautical look is not only having a moment this season—it’s owning it. From rope mirrors and belts to women’s shoes and men’s bracelets, the nautical …Read More
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A Shore Thing

Get on-board with summer’s hottest trend

 

If you’re looking to try on a trend this summer, here’s one that’ll put the wind in your sails. The nautical look is not only having a moment this season—it’s owning it. From rope mirrors and belts to women’s shoes and men’s bracelets, the nautical influence is everywhere. And the only thing better than the selection? The affordable prices! So take a look, and get inspired. The rest, as they say, is smooth sailing.

[caption id="attachment_2026" align="alignnone" width="234"]Unknown-2 1. Round Mirror with Rope Hanger, from Home Sense, $29.99[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2025" align="alignnone" width="350"]Unknown-3 2. Sailboat Accent Pillow (down-filled), from Home Sense, $29.99[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2021" align="alignnone" width="350"]Unknown-7 3. Amman Wristlet, from Call It Spring, $14.98[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2028" align="alignnone" width="350"]Unknown-8 4. Men’s Bracelets, from Call It Spring, $14.99 (set of 6)[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_2020" align="alignnone" width="234"]Unknown 5. Joe Fresh Kids’ Shorts, from Superstore, $16, each[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2027" align="alignnone" width="234"]Unknown-9 6. Chain Tie Top, from Cleo, $44.90[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2023" align="alignnone" width="234"]Unknown-5 7. Striped Espadrilles, from Call It Spring, $44.99[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2022" align="alignnone" width="234"]Unknown-6 8. Woven Handbag with Wooden Handles, from Naturalizer, $55[/caption]

    

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Sunglasses


Love at First Sight Sunglasses Shopping Made Easy Fewer things are more confusing than shopping for a pair of shades. Your sunnies should be fashionable, functional and flattering, but oftentimes the perfect pair is the needle in an endless stack of frames, lenses and tints. The good news is you can simplify your search before …Read More
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  1. Protect Those Peepers
Sunglasses have become such a fashion statement that we sometimes overlook their primary purpose to protect. To help save your eyes from sun damage, look for lenses that block at least 98% of UV light. To stop the sun’s glare, look to a polarized lens. Light travels in all directions, and when it bounces off reflective surfaces, we get glare. Polarized lenses let only vertical rays through (not horizontal rays), helping reduce glare.
  1. Don’t Disregard Durability
Frames and lenses are made with many different materials that affect how durable your sunglasses will be. To help avoid scratches, look for a lens made from polycarbonate—a scratch-resistant material that still provides good clarity. For strong frames, set your sights on nylon; it’s more durable than plastic or metal.
  1. Consider Colour
Sunglass tints come in a rainbow of colours; each tint filters light differently and affects how we see through our lenses. Red and rosy tints brighten our vision in low light, so they are great for cloudy days. Brown and amber tints also improve visibility on cloudy days. These tints provide contrast against green and blue backgrounds, such as grass, trees and water. Grey minimizes brightness and glare; it’s a neutral tint, so it doesn’t distort how we see colour naturally. Green also reduces brightness and glare, but it also provides contrast on sunny days. Blue and purple are not only the trendiest tints in the bunch but also limit glare and enhance colour perception. Yellow and orange tints offer the least sun protection but are excellent for foggy or hazy conditions.
  1. Factor In Fit
Proper fit is important: the width of your frames and the width of your face should align, and your frames should sit in the middle of your face (equal distance from the top frame to the top of your head and from the bottom frame to the bottom of your chin).
  1. Make No Mistake About Shape
The best shape for your sunnies depends on your face shape. Round faces look best in angular frames. Look for rectangle, square, wayfarer or shield frames. Oval faces look good in pretty much any frame (lucky ducks), but frames slightly wider than the forehead can provide balance. Heart faces do best with rounded edges—think shield, butterfly, cat eye or aviator. Square faces are complemented by thin, rounded frames. Aviators are a good choice; so are butterfly frames.
  1. Complement Your Look
Your sunnies should reflect your signature style. Are you an edgy aviator girl? A retro wayfarer-wearing guy? And what about colour? Do you like bold bright frames, or is a classic neutral more your speed? Consider your personal style and the shapes that best suit your face to narrow your sunglass search.
  1. Reflect on Your Lifestyle
Think about your lifestyle. If you’re an athletic type, sporty wrap-around shades may be your go-to. If you’re always on the go, a grey tint perfect for driving may be your top consideration. If you tend to handle things with care, you could easily opt for some less durable plastic frames or glass lenses.
  1. Read the Fine Print
Depending on the brand and where you buy them, many sunglasses come with a warranty. Before you buy, be sure to ask the salesperson about warranties and repair and return policies. Also make sure you’re clear on whether the policy is offered by the store or the manufacturer. t8n   Did You Know? One of this season’s top trends in sunglasses is the mirrored lens. Spotted on runways, celebrities and the style-savvy among us, mirrored lenses (in a variety of colours) are giving classic styles—like cat eye, butterfly and aviator glasses—a new twist.   Top Sunglass Styles Defined Aviator: Tear-drop-shaped lenses; usually with a metal frame. Butterfly: Oversized glasses; shape -resembles a butterfly. Think Jackie O. Cat Eye: Frames with pointed edges; shape resembles the eye of a cat. Shield: Glasses with a single, large lens. Wayfarer: Glasses with a classic, trapezoidal frame style; Tom Cruise wore wayfarers in Risky Business.   [post_title] => Sunglasses [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => sunglasses [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-06-30 16:35:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-06-30 16:35:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.summercity.ca/?p=2580 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [_excerpt] => Love at First Sight Sunglasses Shopping Made Easy Fewer things are more confusing than shopping for a pair of shades. Your sunnies should be fashionable, functional and flattering, but oftentimes the perfect pair is the needle in an endless stack of frames, lenses and tints. The good news is you can simplify your search before … ) 1