Can’t believe this was already a few weeks ago! Seems like yesterday I was just in New York for Fashion Week and now already only a few more days away until Paris Fashion Week! If you follow me on insta I have NOT yet announced it but YASSSSS your girl is going to Paris for Fashion Week again this weekend for the Chanel show! So excited!! Can’t wait to share all the exciting moments with you guys while down there! Stay tuned! XX

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AS you may know I celebrated the beginning of my birthday month (YES I AM TOTALLY DOING THAT THIS YEAR!) last week here in Toronto!! I had the pleasure of being hosted by one of my favourite restaurants in the city and also my weekly Thursday night spot STK Toronto!! The luxury steakhouse recently opened up a few months ago and has already made an impact on the city being one of the hottest spots to dine and party in the city!! SO… Where was I!! Last Thursday, I invited a few of my friends to join me for a multi-course experience at the hot spot and eat, drink and dance the night away!!! We of course, had signature steak dishes, the now legendary fries and mac and cheese and a bunch of other fab dishes which were accompanied by some of my favourite songs by their regularly scheduled DJ (yes.. this place is basically like one big fun party)…. Here are some of my (that I could capture) favourite memories from the night!

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Probably one of my.. IF NOT.. My favourite collections from New York Fashion Week!! When I saw the crystal pieces come down for the final three looks YOU already know I started shaking in my boots! I literally have never needed anything more in my entire life then I need that crystal jumpsuit on Jasmine Tookes!

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CHANEL Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture Collection Re-See New York Presentation

 

Haute Couture is something of a phenomena for me.. I say this because a couple years back I had the pleasure of being a guest of Chanel and travelling to Paris to experience the Lesage & Lemarie couture ateliers where I really got to see, learn and feel the passion and artwork that goes behind creating couture pieces.. The endless hours of embroidery, the insanely precise attention to detail and of course the beautiful and untouchable work that ends up being produced..

 

CHANEL Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture Collection Re-See New York Presentation

For Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2017 Haute Couture collection (that I am sure we ALL unapologetically glued our eyes to during Couture Week) Karl Lagerfeld ‘transposed the ambiance of 31, rue Cambon without copying every detail.’ Inspired by the very things that are iconic Chanel… One main part being the mirrors that reflect the grand staircase leading up to the CHANEL Haute Couture salons, makes this collection one of my favourite Chanel Haute Couture collections to date, and that is pretty monumental for me considering that Chanel’s Fall 2010 Haute Couture collection has not only been a favourite from the brand but has been one of if not my most favourite Haute Couture collection in GENERAL!! I loved the super metallic and slick vibes.. It was such a contrast of such futuristic elements but with classic silhouettes.. I loved how Gatsby from the future, everything felt!

 

CHANEL Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture Collection Re-See New York Presentation

This season Karl Lagerfeld maintained his mastery at blending fabrics to create such unique textiles for the garments… I saw a lace laminated in a sort of plastic intertwined into a jacket that you would never notice until you really looked and felt.. The extreme sequin tuxedo literally had me wishing I could find prince charming already and plan my fitting for my wedding look #YASSSSS!! There were so many overwhelming moments for me because YOU KNOW how much I love sparkle and shine when done so, so tastefully!! This was literally yet another dream-like-state-inducing-experience c/o of my friends at Chanel!!! See more pictures below and be whisked away to another reality with me.. Even just for a moment!! Enjoy!! Xx

 

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2017 is in full swing and it’s so crazy that we are already in February… Where the hell did January already go!? Am I at the point in my life where days fly by, time moves faster? If so, which I think I am because #WELLDAMN.. I am training myself to look outside the window more, smell the air more, smile at people more because all these moments we get that we overlook are, before you know it, going to be gone, and truthfully so, so will we.. So one of my big goals for 2017 is to quite literally in every way possible “Stop and smell the roses” just that much more… Anyways.. Here is a quick little snap from behind the scenes during the cute little photo-shoot I did the other day with NYX Cosmetics here in Toronto WHICH EVEN IN BLACK AND WHITE you can LITERALLY still SEE MA HIGHLIGHTER POPPIN ON MY CHEECK BONES LIKE YASSSSSSS GAWD!!!!! Now.. time to pack my bags and off to the next!! Stay tuned for where 🙂 XOJAY

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“You can have a girl jump around and have everything beautiful, or you can choose to tell a human story that highlights someone you love,” told Brandon Maxwell about his Spring 2017 campaign.. And that this did, literally hooked my eyes to the screen from that beginning March on the Detroit streets to the closing of the divider at the end…  Designer, Brandon Maxwell enlisted his close friend and muse Riley Montana to share a glimpse of her self showcasing her Detroit roots.. Captured by filmmaker Jessy Price the eye-opening mini fashion film showcases not only the humble roots of a fashion power’s muse but of course also the gorgeous clothing of designer Brandon Maxwell’s Spring 2017 collection… Enjoy

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It seems as though I’ve been missing in action for the last XYZ amount of time.. I am kind of dumbfounded as to how just over this past weekend I fully immersed and then equally as fully, fell in love with Sampha! Of course, I am familiar with all the songs he has been featured in or sampled from but after getting some good listening in.. This is now one of my top #FEELS artists! I am so excited for his album to drop February 3!… ALSO just found out that Sample is coming to Toronto in a couple weeks! You can check for tickets here!! IN the mean time.. Enjoy!

 

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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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