September 30, 2016

Di Morelli Skin Care

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a special VIP lunch at Market by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-La hotel with Di Morelli Skin Care. The brand was founded by Dr. Robert Morell of the Medical Rejuvenation Centre here in Vancouver and features a range of "cosmeceuticals" (a combination of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals with biologically active ingredients).

While we dined on some seriously delicious food, Dr. Morell and his staff walked us through a few of the key products in the Di Morelli Skin Care line aimed at targeting certain key concerns like anti-aging and brightening. Dr. Morell explained why he decided on which ingredients to include in each product, which I should also note are 100% Canadian developed, manufactured, and warehoused.

Since I am especially concerned with sun protection, it was interesting to learn about the differences between basic drugstore sunscreens, which only protect the skin from UVB rays (burning) versus cosmeceutical sunscreens, which also protect the skin from UVA rays (a cause of premature aging).

SPF 35 is made with micronized zinc oxide to protect against both UVA and UVB, and dries to a matte finish, making it an acceptable base for makeup. I have been using this daily and I like it a lot although it does smell like your typical sunscreen (no fancy scents... it's all business with this one).

I can't wait to try out more products from Di Morelli and lucky for us all, the brand is now available at Nordstrom Vancouver.

September 26, 2016

Crazy for Chloe

Figured I'd break out my birthday present to myself (a.k.a. my new boots) for the first time this weekend for a day of shopping and eating with some friends. Paired with this handbag, I found myself perfectly accessorized with all things Chloe.

Sweater: Talula (Aritzia) / Jeans: FRAME (similar style)
Boots: Chloe (here) / Bag: Chloe (here)

September 20, 2016


A while back, I posted these flats on my Instagram, which are obviously inspired by the much more expensive Miu Miu ones. Growing up, I actually took ballet lessons for a number of years at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (little known fact: I grew up in Winnipeg) and although those dance years are long behind me, I still have a soft spot for anything ballerina-inspired.

Sweater: Papaya / Crop Top (layered under): Wilfred Free (Aritzia)
Pants: Babaton (Aritzia) / Shoes: Zara
Bag: Miu Miu (in orange) / Sunglasses: Polette (c/o)

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