I think one of the biggest surprises that hit the mens fashion week runways was definitely the collaboration between Louis Vuitton & Supreme! I think it quite literally broke the fashion industries & hype-beasts alike internet lol!!! It was in a fashion + street-lovers sense… SENSORY OVERLOAD!! Here are some exclusive behind the scenes images I got from the Louis Vuitton Press Release to share with you guys!

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I am freakishly mesmerized by this coat that shows during John Galliano’s Spring 2017 couture collection for Maison Martin Margiela…. The piece, which showed in Paris just a few days ago now, during the couture shows shares a face moulded and embroidered from tulle on a simple long coat which I just can not take my eyes off of… Quite frankly I find this is just simply genius and the epitome of wearable art… This is really John Galliano re-asserting himself as one of THE creative forces in fashion… I literally wish to have been able to see this move down the runway… I feel, this moment just needs.. Well… a moment!

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jacket – Diesel / bag – Hermes / boots – Aldo

 

IF you know me then you know I love a good pairing of visuals and music so before we carry on with any reading PLEASE press play on the music video below to set the ambiance!!!! O.k. Now that that is taken care of.. I am SO happy because after all these years of going to Paris I NEVER got to do this.. Such a simple little stop on the way to an event that made me literally the happiest.. I have always wanted to snap some photos at the Palais Royale, in Paris and just see it in real life, feel it with my own eyes and spirit and I finally got to!! Another thing that I am super excited about is the full acknowledgement of really finding my sense of style and look for the new year.. My style has really changed over the years, from frumpy and layery to confused and street chic to now what I call…. a…. very androgynous, sexy leather biker, casual but always cool vibe!!! This trip has been like a dream for me because I’ve been able to do it as the new and current me.. AS the me that is this dark and sleek creature, who loves to wear make up and get glam and who is just a lot more young, wild and free!!!… It’s crazy because the older I’ve got the younger and more liberated I feel.. That I must say is truly a blessing of age, aside from of course knowledge, wisdom and experience but it’s crazy because when I think about it I probably wouldn’t of let those attributes reach me without this new liberation so it all comes down to that!! UGH!! PARIS JUST GOT ME FEELIN MAGICAL!!!!!!!! Stay tuned for more!! Xo Jay

 

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When I saw this J.CREW coat I just new that I had to give it some sort of me in some way! It just screams BIG PAPA TO ME lol!!!! So I paired it with a casual and cool, relaxed and kinda urban vibes look and voila.. It felt right at home on my shoulders! With the streets of Paris as the back-drop, this was definitely a moment!!!!

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This trip has been like a dream… Being back in my favorite cities and doing what I love to do!! The city been so exciting between getting to see all my favourite places again and also seeing some shows, designers, familiar faces I haven’t seen in years! It’s so good to be back.. Another plus about this trip is the sense of ease that I’ve been able to have courtesy of my CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion Prepaid Visa Card! Whether it’s been on the go, in between shows, before a night on the town or whatever! I have been able to manage my funds and currencies all on one card from wherever I’ve gone.. I am not just saying this but the CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion Prepaid Visa Card has seriously changed my whole travel game.. In the past, I’ve had to bring a certain amount of cash with me and in some cases under-budgeted for the night or the other way around, I over budgeted and literally LOST my money! Can you imagine the nauseating feeling of literally loosing hundreds of dollars with so many more days to go! #UGH.. Yikes right!?.. With the CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion Prepaid Visa Card you are able to reload your funds from an app right on your smartphone or tablet and exchange your Canadian dollars to 10 different currencies (AUD, CHF, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, MXN, USD, TRY & CAD)!!! The way it works is, it locks in foreign exchange rates when you load a currency so you don’t have to worry about fluctuating rates when you travel and you aren’t charged any additional fees when you use the card (excluding ATM fees) – so you’ll know EXACTLY how much you’re spending on every single transaction! Plus, if you ever do need to make an ATM withdrawal, the card will allow one free withdrawal per month, per country. You can use it in 45 countries around the world wherever Visa is accepted, including online!! This card & technology (which comes with chip and pin security, tap-and-pay, and isn’t linked to my personal bank accounts) has really helped manage and budget my funds on the daily and feel secure while here in Paris which has made the trip that much better!! If anything ever happens to the card, or if I lost it for example, it comes with an emergency card replacement service, emergency cash service and protection from unauthorized use, so I know I’m covered and will still have access to cash when I need it. Oh, and did I mention? It’s free! Or $15 if you want it couriered to you. That all said… I have so much more to share from this beautiful trip so STAY tuned as there is much much more to come!!! XOXO BISOUS JAY

 

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AS my obsession with interior design grows (yeah, that is homeowner talk, I know…) so does my obsession with furniture and accents.. I guess they go hand in hand.. I have always had a love for mouldings on walls and ceilings and this year I definitely want to add these kind of details, however, a little less rococo and a little more minimal, to my space. I can’t wait to start sharing my space with you guys when I feel it is more complete… I am like 50% there!!

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Not all things need to be newly released to be new to us.. In this case, I went to The Internet’s concert here in Toronto last year but must of missed this song waiting for ‘Girl’ to play the entire time.. However, now.. I’ve come across this gem and am absolutely hooked!! This makes me want to get back on a plane to Miami and cruise around late night, dewy skin, top dropped, NO RAIN DROPS and good vibes!! OOOOOH!!!!! enjoy xx

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Debuting at the Spring-Summer 2017 Ready-to-Wear show, the Chanel GABRIELLE bag is a ‘mischievous wink to Gabrielle Chanel’. Karl Lagerfeld wanted it to have the same aesthetic and practical spirit in that blend of strength and elegance that characterises CHANEL handbags. Fitted on a rigid thermoformed base, the main body of the bag is extremely light and ultra-supple: this contrasting structure gives it perfect stability and makes finding belongings effortless. In tune with a continuing search for comfort advocated by the founder of the House, it hugs the silhouette, moving with the gait and never hindering it. Its adjustable strap comes with a double chain woven from leather and golden and silver metal. A highly original detail permitting several ways of wearing it: over the shoulder, across the body or both at the same time, with the chain going over one shoulder and then diagonally across the other.  Here is your first look at the bag via a sketch by Karl Lagerfeld, himself! Also, Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Kristen Stewart, Caroline de Maigret and Pharrell Williams, all CHANEL ambassadors, along with Cara Delevingne, a friend of the House, to embody CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag.

#TheCHANELGABRIELLEbag

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crop sweater – fenty x puma / boots – balenciaga / jacket – canada goose / bag – hermes
 

Went to Montreal a couple weeks back with friends for a little pre-holiday semi-stay-cation and might I say.. My city didn’t let up! I always say it after this trip will continue to do so now.. I love Montreal, and even a bit more then Toronto sometimes.. I love the thought that Montreal puts into it’s venues and the dark and deep twists you seem to have to keep taking to get to where you need to go.. Down flights of stairs, down back alleys, through cavernous tunnels.. It’s so sexy, chic and of course exciting.. Another thing I love to do in Montreal is visit the Old Port (Old Montreal)… This day was almost perfect, the lightly lit grey skies played the perfect accent to the cobble stone streets and grey compact buildings that line the images.. I wore my Fenty x Puma, long sleeve crop top, new Balenciaga Snow Boots, my Hermes Kelly bag & Canada Goose Expedition jacket through the straps over the shoulder because… #FASHION LOL!!!!!

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When I get hooked on a song.. I GET HOOKED! I get addicted, shaken, not stirred, all sorts of crazy, OBSESSED!!! It doesn’t happen a lot, but when it happens.. IT HAPPENS… Enter Toronto’s Monsieur Desire with Natural Feels.. GIVING ME ALL THE FEELS! You already know I translated this song into a life experience and now I literally GAG over all the straight boys that have come and gone in and out of my life… I feel like it’s about meeting someone and engaging with that person but them not knowing how to handle the situation as it being foreign to them.. Them… having to push through social standards to do what comes natural to them…. IM SHOOK! Listen, vibe out, enjoy! XO

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