Friday, November 30, 2012

JULIE BRANDT = My Kinda Style

I am always on the lookout for contemporary & cool looking designs for women.  JULIE BRANDT is a brand that satisfies this and more.

It only took one visit to their site and I was hooked! It's clean, sleek and their lookbook is styled in a way that speaks sophistication, is edgy and feminine at the same time.

I'm in my late 30's and would rock  a JULIE BRANDT piece with ease:)

Here are my favourite items in isolation - Winter 2012 Collection.

And here are my fave lookbook shots

JULIE BRANDT - a small company with passion = love  


Behind The Scenes With Duvera Magazine

I LOVE this behind this scenes shot by Duvera Magazine, (an upcoming premium international mag for women that plans to present divers cultures, sophistication, family, fashion, health & beauty.

They launch January 2013 peeps!  Save the link -


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Time For New Specs....

If you haven't heard about Warby Parker then head over to and check out their site.

The beauty about this brand is that it's built on the concept that "cool eyewear" doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg.  Instead Warby Parker is an excellent alternative to  the overpriced eyewear currently on the market.

Get this, they believe that prescription eyewear shouldn't cost $300.00+

Now, that's a thought! My last pair (which I stepped on and broke) cost me about $970.00!!!!  You wanna know why eyewear costs so much? Well it's simply because the industry is controlled by a few large companies that keep the prices high, reaping huge profits and leaving consumers with very little options.

You'll find  the coolest looking specs at Warby Parker AND they've partnered with non-profits like VisionSpring  to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is sent to someone in need.

I've selected two styles that I love and can't wait to make a purchase:)

Option 1

Option 2


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Camera Lamp that's Vintage? Love It!

I love vintage cameras (in fact I own a few).  This my friends is too cool...

It's a bit steep in price - A whopping  $550.00 bucks

Click HERE for more info...


A Vintage Video by Odd Twin....

A lovely video by Odd Twin (a lovely Vintage shop in Park Slope -  Brooklyn, NY, USA)

If you are in the area, visit Odd Twin for some of the finest in Men & Women's clothing, Home Decor, Happiness, and Great Deals.

Odd Twin vintage commercial vid from Hiram Becker on Vimeo.

Click HERE to visit Odd Twin on Facebook!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Bring On The Gold!

I love silver jewellery, always have and probably always will....

 But the colour gold really does look good on me. It compliments my skin tone beautifully.

 So, I've found a few gold pieces that I could see myself wearing... I think it's time to build a collection of gold jewellery.




What I'm Listening To....

Listening to The Weeknd after the weekend.....



Friday, November 23, 2012

Gothic Chic Stylin with Victoria Woman...

Victorian Woman and The Creative Mixx, have something in common. We've both been around since 2009. 

I've spent my time blogging about creative people from my home in Canada and designer Manuela of Victorian Woman has been offering women feminine & sophisticated handmade accessories straight from France. 

Think corsets, hats, lace jewelry, belts, purses & bags, hair accessories & cloaks made with the utmost "attention to detail" .  

Victorian Woman's mission is to bring fashions from the past to the present with a modern twist.

I'll be honest, corsets are definitely my thing.  Mainly because I love the way it gives you that "hour glass" figure.  Back in the day, I owned a very cheap version (c/o Le Chateau) when I was in high school. That corset cannot even compare to the ones shown below......

The above 3 photos with model -  "Adriana" were taken by photographer Sylvain Renault (

The Steampunk colection is a new line exclusive to Victorian Woman - mixing old technology with new technology through fashion (imagine steam machines meeting computers)

The above 2 images of the steampunk collection are with model Anaïs taken by photographer Jean-François Romero (

Visit the Victorian Woman site by clicking HERE for more info 



Thursday, November 22, 2012

ACAD Show And Sale Starts Today

It's a good day for a Sale!

Make your way to the  Alberta College of Art + Design for Show + Sale 2012. ACAD's best student work in art, craft and design will be available for sale, and, new this year

November 22 - 24, 2012
Thursday and Friday 3pm - 9pm
Saturday 11am-5pm

Click HERE for more deets

See you there!


Dress Options To Compliment My Tights

It's officially been winter in Calgary since October and although I've suffered through many bitter days already, I DO plan to wear dresses this season. I am more determined this year than ever.

So, I started with the purchase of tights as I had none! ( yes, I know -  unbelievable).

Now I own tights in blue, purple, red, black and brown! And trust me I'm adding more to my collection including mustard, orange and ones with crazy patterns. Speaking of tights, I think I'll do a blog post about just that sometime next week

With tights covered,  I took a look at the dresses that I own and  I'm not "wowed".  So I decided to surf the net for some options.  In the midst of my search,  I received an email about a site called Very - .   They carry a versatile collection of dresses  -  above the knees, maxi, casual, party, etc.

I'm primarily looking for dresses that start off on the casual side but can be dressed up for a night on the town  with a few simple tips.

- Add chunky accessories (like unique broaches, a string of pearls, diamonds)
- Go bold with your make-up with red lips or dark lids
- Move from flats to heels or wedges
- Replace dark coloured tights with patterned ones
- Replace your large purse with a clutch

I used this link’s collection of black dresses to start my search and I took the time to look at all 349 dresses.  However, since I live in Canada, I'm unable to purchase any of the dresses that I'm about to showcase:(

But if I did, (cause there's nothing wrong with dreaming), I'd purchase these......

Ultimate FAVE - 29 Pounds

If You've Got the Body For This  = Love  29 Pounds

HOTT - 27 Pounds


Staple Piece - 59 Pounds’s collection of black dresses

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Friend Doing A Good Thing

My friend  Sara ( and a few others) is organizing an event in Calgary this Saturday (November 24th) called

An event to stop human trafficking

 Enjoy a night filled with  Music, Art, Food while supporting  International Justice Mission Servants Anonymous Foundation at TYN Lounge (100, 815 - 8th Avenue SW) from 5-8pm

As a sidenote - I love it when local venues support great initiatives. Check out TYN Lounge's promo video

Click HERE for a sneak peak at the jewellery available for sale Saturday night! All of the jewelry on this site are made by women in Nepal who are survivors of sexual exploitation and slavery.

And here's a bonus for those who make it out to the event.  Jenavive will be one of the performers at "Pieces for Change!  I've met her and think she's super talented.

Here's one of my fave Jenavive  videos

Hope to see you Saturday!
If you have any questions about the event, send Sarah an email -

FYI - Tickets are a suggested donation of $5 at the door


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dreamy Dresses by Halarah

Thank-you Linkedin for connecting me with Agnes! Latvian Designer extraordinaire behind the label Halarah.

Her dresses will take your breath away, so be prepared.  I literally gasped when I surfed through  

In fact, I sat in awe for a bit and drooled over each Halarah dress. They all breathe passion, attention to detail and imagination.

So, I asked Agnes a few questions....mainly how could a Canadian gal like myself get a Halarah dress of my very own...

Unfortunately Halarah doesn't not have global customers YET.  The good thing is that they are working hard to change that.  If all goes well, their webshop will be open prior to Christmas of 2012!!!
Keep your fingers and toes crossed friends:)

You must be wondering how much could a "Halarah" dress go for - well, it ranges anywhere from $160 to several thousand dollars (I'm assuming that would be in US).

Take a look at my Halarah faves where each bead or feather is attached by hand. Superb!

If you have any questions feel free to get in touch via email -


Monday, November 19, 2012

Oh Vintage, How I Love You.....

I am surprised that it's been ages since I've featured some "Vintage" on The Creative Mixx. It used to be a weekly topic of mine...

Well today it's time for a "Vintage" comeback with the help of a lovely online shop called Sunset Poet Clothing.  I heard about them last month via the Fashion Industry Network.   When I heard that they are  a Canadian run company (based out of Thailand),  by people who love fashion as much as sandy beaches and warm weather -  I was intrigued.

Take moment to browse their site,  you'll  find Men & Women's New & Vintage Clothing & Accessories.

My faves from their site (currently on sale!!!)

Items get refreshed every 1-2 weeks so you can visit the site often to get your new clothing or vintage  fix.

The cool thing about Sunset Poet Clothing is that they're not just an online clothing store. They can build custom clothing lines based on your Pinterest profiles or original sketches.  AND, they create quality custom hang tags and clothing labels for garments.

Click HERE to see how they can help you manufacture your own clothing!

If you're looking for more than just clothing, click HERE


Friday, November 16, 2012

Kim Davis is Looking for BACKGROUND SINGERS!!

Auditions will be held on Friday November 30th, 2012. 

This is a Paid Gig Peeps!

Please email: to register. 

Click HERE to download Kim's latest album There's Only One on iTunes

Here are my fave old school Kim Davis tracks


 AND I just heard this remix! I used to love this song!!



Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's Movember Day 15!

We're half way through the 6th annual  Movember Campaign,  where most men you know are sporting a lovely moustache in support of men's health issues, (specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives).

For the third year, Movember has partnered with TOMS to develop the TOMS Movember shoe - (limited quantity).  

Check em out~

Click HERE or on each image to get one of your very own!

A portion of the proceeds goes to Movember, and as always, when a pair of TOMS is purchased, a pair is given to a child in need. One for One. 


The Sample Sale Guys Are In Town!

The Sample Sales Guys have officially set up shop at Days Inn (Calgary South) for a 4 day sale
Expect 40%-80% off  Mens & Womens Designer clothing!!!

Doors open at 11:00AM 

Happy Shopping:)


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In Search Of A Silver Ring...

I usually wear a silver ring on my left hand and one on my right. It's been a staple routine of mine for at least a year. Two days ago, I lost the ring I wear on my left hand (middle finger). It was a simple ring with a pale yellow stone and now I feel naked.

So, I'm on the hunt for something new and fresh....

I've scoured the net for a few faves and would love help deciding.....

If you're interested in any one of the rings that I've posted, just click on the image and you'll be directed to the site!

Ring Choice #1 

Ring Choice #2

Ring Choice #3

I'm really leaning towards ring #2


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