Style Inspiration :: Olivia Palermo at Spring 2015

OP fringe and pleats

No matter the occasion, Olivia Palermo always manages to be camera-ready. For the Spring 2015 shows in New York, Olivia doubled up on pleats at Tibi, channeled the western look in a leather fringe skirt and suede blouse at Rachel Zoe, and got all wrapped up at DVF.

On the streets of London, the street style star was snapped wearing a multi-coloured Matthew Williamson coat which she styled as a dress, a lady-like lace Burberry dress with a twist, and a knotted camo shirt with a peplum hem mini skirt.

She’s not afraid to mix things up and still manages to look impeccably polished. Elegant, effortless, edgy.

OP fringe skirtolivia palermo in nycshades of grey coatOlivia Palermo greyOP at LFWstella mccartney opLondon Fashionweek SS2015, LFW, Matthiew Williamsonlace burberryOP in camo and fringeOP in Peter Pilotto

(Photos from A Love is Blind, Collage Vintage, Harper’s Bazaar, Olivia Palermo, The Urban Spotter)

Style Inspiration :: Miroslava Duma at AW 2014

MD NYC snowy

Former Harper’s Bazaar Russia editor, founder of Buro 24/7, Digital Media Director at TSUM, freelance writer, and mother of 2; Miroslava Duma does it all.

Season after season, Mira (as she’s known to friends and her 600,000-plus Instagram followers) leaves us speechless with her impeccable style and elegance. And AW 2014 fashion month was no exception. The Russian beauty once again brought her exquisite style to the streets and we had no choice but to fall in love. Here’s a round-up of the many looks of Miroslava from New York, London, Milan, and Paris.

mira in navy and pinkmira at lincoln centermiroslava in white puffermira stripes and denimMira NYCmiroslava in plaidmira nymira in white beretmiroslava outside simone rochamiroslava in londonMiroslava Dumamira milanmiroslava in blue suitmiroslava in pinstripesblue coatMiroslava Duma Paris street lookMira D plaid capemira in green dressMiroslava DumaMiroslava Duma Parismira in orangeMira D 4denim and shearling

(Photos from Collage Vintage, The Cut, The Styleograph, The Urban Spotter, Vanity Fair, Vogue Spain, W Magazine)

MFW Fall 2014 :: Street Style Shoe Envy

We’ve made it to Day 4 of Italy’s biggest fashion week and it’s time to talk shoes. Booties, lace-up heels, sandals with socks – you name it, the fashion set slipped their tootsies into it. If there was a prize for the chicest footwear on the streets, these fashionistas would be a shoo-in for the top honours.

colourblocked shoes

shoes 11

shoes 9

shoes 2

shoes 6

polka dot shoes

fendi shoes

shoes 3

shoes 8

shoes 1

shoes 4

shoes 10

fendi shoes 2

anna dello russo shoes

colourful booties

(Photos from StyleCaster, Vogue Paris, Vogue Spain, Vogue, W Magazine, The Cut, High Snobiety)

Happy {Long} Weekend + Links I Love

say hello maxHappy Friday, friends! New York Fashion Week has come to an end and I’m here drowning my sorrows in a great big mug of hot chocolate. The live stream saved my life this week and I’m really inspired by a lot of the fall collections. I’m loving all the oversized knits (they look so toasty), all the plaid and all the brightly coloured pieces. Come on, Fall.

It’s Family Day weekend here in Canada (yes, that’s a thing) and I’m off to Ottawa for Winterlude. I. can’t. wait. We’re catching the VIA Rail first thing in the morning. What are you up to this weekend? If you’re in the path of the snowstorm, stay toasty and be safe. As usual here are a few fun links I discovered this week…

In case you missed it, watch one of my favourite shows from this week.

Fashion Week photo diary: A day in the life of ELLE’s creative genius Joe Zee. Too funny. 

Pretty, pretty photos of fashionistas in the snow on the final day of Fashion Week.

Pressures on Pointe: Confessions of an Elite Ballerina. Really want this book.

This fashion week photo shoot is the stuff fairy tales are made of.

New-to-me blogs: Shine by Three, Helena Bordon, The Blonde Salad, and Gary Pepper.

Illustrated guide: How to Survive Falling Through the Ice. Good to know since I’m going ice skating along the longest ice rink in the world (7.8 km long!) this weekend. Yipee!

I’m off to start packing! Have a wonderful weekend. Oh and Happy Valentine’s Day.

(Photo by Elsa Kawai for Say Hello, Max)

NYFW Fall 2014 :: Snow Bunny Street Style

The freezing temps in New York this week have got showgoers flaunting their snow bunny street style. Pastel coats, fur everything and knit beanies have all hopped out of the closet and onto the streets of the Top Global Fashion Capital for 2014 (Sorry Paris and London). Take a peek at a few of my favourite cold-weather looks from the industry’s top editors, models, and bloggers…

snow bunny 16anya in fur coatemily weiss in fursnow bunnysnow bunny 20ear muffsolivia in coattechnicolor coatplaid scarf and wool coatsnow bunny fur hatmiroslava in white puffertilda lindstam fur coatbrown fur coatlily kwongeva chen in white fur coatsnow bunny black fursnow bunny modelsbcbg pink coateva and alexissnow bunny street stylemodels bundled upfur coat nycpernillejacsnow bunny varsity jacketemily weisssnow bunny new yorkpink scarfgreen fur jacketamanda weinersnow bunny 2snow bunny finalhanneli snow bunny

I’m excited about all the fur and leather I’m seeing on and off the runways.

Which fall trend is your favourite so far? 

Happy, snowy fashion week!

(Photos from A Love is Blind, Collage Vintage, Harper’s Bazaar,, The Styleograph, Vanity FairVogue, Vogue Espana, Women’s Wear Daily, W Magazine)

Beauty Cravings :: Inspiring Hair and Makeup SS 2014

When it comes to beauty trends for spring/summer 2014, there’s no shortage of inspiration. Braids, slicked-back hair (the ‘I just stepped out of the pool’ look), low ponytails, vivid matte lips, neon eye makeup and even no makeup graced the catwalks. Here are a few of the hair and makeup looks I can’t wait to try out….

Bold matte lips

bold matte orange lips

Matte lips in neon orange

Get the look: Mix Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lip Colour in Carnival with Colourburst Matte Balm in Mischievous (both shades come out in the spring)

nicole miller lips

Shiny lips in berry

Get the look: Use MAC Lip Pencil in Vino with MAC Violetta Lipstick over top.

matte lips at prabal

Matte lips in bubblegum pink and neon orange

Get the look: Trace lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Pinkie then fill them in with a custom-made Lipmix (white and crimson pigment)

Glittery eyes

dior eyes

Metallic gold-painted brows and lids with streak of colour above upper lash line at Dior

jason wu gold eyes

Shimmery eyes

Get the look: Brown eye shadow Lancome Shadow & Line Palette in Bronze Armour. Add rose-gold loose glitter on the center of eyelids.


Duo-gold eyes at Maiyet

Get the look: Glaze eyes in Bronze then dab metallic MAC Pigments in Gold into the inner and outer corners of the eyes.


rachel zoe

Messy French braids at Rachel Zoe

alberta ferretti

Tousled plaits

warrior braids

Warrior braids


elegant updos

Elegant updos decorated with coins, jewels and leaves

floral accented up dos

Flower-accented updos

rebecca final

Messy braided crowns

Low ponytails


Low textured ponytails at Honor

jason wu ponies

Sleek, center-parted low ponytails

lanvin messy ponytails

Elegant, tousled ponytails

I’m especially loving the golden eyes at Dior, the berry lips at Nicole Miller and the fishtail updos at Rebecca Minkoff.

Which spring trends are at the top of your must-try list?