10 Of The Hottest Fall Fashion Trends 2015

It’s Fall! It’s Fall! 

I was completely content and lovin’ our hot Summer weather we were having here in Vancouver. Then without a warning, our weather did a complete turn around. It literally went from 30+ degrees Celsius to 20 degrees. Over night. That was it. No more hot and sun-shiny days for us.  

I was dead set against even thinking of having anything to do with Fall until at least October. But since the clouds and rain appeared, I am all about Fall madness. Put away the flip flops and bring out the sweaters!
I’ve compiled a list of what’s HOT from the Fashion runways for Fall 2015. I researched all of the top fashion and designer sites and riffled through all of the fashion mags so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. 😉    

Not every single style might appeal to you (or me) but sometimes it’s fun to see what’s new and what the trends are for the season. Granted the items I have chosen are from some very ‘elite’ designers and are in the pricier range.  
The pieces on this post (some that I’d actually wear) are obviously on my dream list. It’s fun to dream about these gorgeous designer items then go out and shop the more ‘reasonable’ priced, alternative versions of them.  A girl can dream!

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1. HOSIERY

Tights, tights, tights! It’s all about the designed tights and patterned nylons. 
I’ve always liked this trend. It is an inexpensive and simple way to add a pop of interest and pizzazz to your outfit.

(a). Diane Von Furstenberg. The legendary designer of the original classic ‘wrap dress’ (from the 70’s) added extra elegance to a simple cream wrap dress with sheer polka dot nylons. 
(b).  Rodarte. Amazing lace tights with a skirt and boots would look fantastic!  

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2.  70’S & 80’S INSPIRED 

Ahhh yes… the 80’s. Sigh. I was in my teens through the 80’s and I loved it.  The music, the wrist full of bangles, and the early Madonna style clothing. Hello! 
For those of you who were there in the 80’s… weren’t they so fun?  
Well, maybe not the back combed hairstyles or the shoulder pads or parachute pants…but the rest of it right? 

(a). Prada – 70’s Style 
(b). Tracy Reese – 70’s Style 
(c). Tom Ford – 80’s Style 

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3. HEAD TO TOE BLACK

Well this is an extremely easy fashion trend for me. I always wear black! Seriously. Always black.  
Yay! Now I have a reason to buy even more black clothes because I’m sooo on trend this season. Finally I’m on trend! 😉

(a). Rodarte. 
(b). Oscar de le Renta. This lace black gown is 1 of numerous gorgeous designs from designer, Peter Copping’s debut collection with the Oscar de le Renta brand. Shortly after being hand picked a year ago as Creative Director by the great Oscar himself, Oscar de le Renta passed away.  This left Copping on his own to design and launch his first RTW (ready to wear) collection in less then 3 months. Fashion critics and industry guru’s were greatly anticipating this launch. Copping’s Fall collection revealed at the New York Fashion week ended up being a huge success. The designs stayed true to the ultra sophistication of the classic Oscar brand while adding some of his own style, colour and design flair.

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4. BROWN IS BACK BABY

The thought of brown clothing I immediately picture drab and boring. But today’s designers are proving that the brown from the 70’s is in the past.  
Instead it’s a new glam brown that can be mixed and matched with bronzes and golds and any colour you choose. Brown has never looked sooo good.

(a). Jenny Packham. When doing research for this post I stumbled upon this fabulous English designer.  
I have never heard of her before but I was honestly super excited when I discovered her stunning pieces.  
It’s pretty rare when you like love almost every single item in a designer’s collection.  But I did.
Her dresses are completely feminine and incredibly beautiful. 

(b). Jenny Packham. I ended up using 2 of her dresses to display brown style.  
Honestly I would’ve shown all of her designs because that’s how much I love, love, love her dresses.  
She is one of the top designers and is very well known in the UK.
She has dressed everyone from Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie to many of the Royals. Kate Middleton often wears her clothes.  
Should’ve known I have Royal expensive 
taste in dresses! I can only hope that I can actually own one of her dresses one day.   
If owning a dress by Packham is a goal, then add that to my list.  

What is it that all the kids are saying on Instagram these days…
#lifegoals  #musthavedress  #needthatdresswantthatdress  #gottagetmethatdressrightaway
  
velvet        Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com                                   Kim Weston Arnold /Indigitalimages.com 

5. VELVET 

And then there was luxurious velvet.
Ironically, I actually own a black velvet dress from the 90’s. Roar right?! Why would I still have it? I obviously have that hoarding your clothes in case they come back into style ever again issue. And all of you velour haters said it would never come back in style!! 😉 Thing is, I’m not sure I’d actually wear this velour dress again but at least I have it handy if there’s ever a ‘wear your velour to the party’ party

(a). Emilio Pucci
(b). Lanvin

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6. STATEMENT WHITE BLOUSE

A beautiful white blouse under a blazer can change the whole style instantly and effortlessly. Gotta get me one of these white shirts. Asap. 

(a). Emilio Pucci. I’m really into his collection this season.
(b). Emilio Pucci.
(c). Roberto Cavalli.  I so love his clothing designs! This Fall’s collection is like rock star meets glamour with an Asian flair! Bold and brilliant. 

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7.  THE PANT SUIT

I think Pant Suits are always in style.
You just look more put together, stylish, polished and chic. And easy. I like easy.     

(a). Dion Lee.
(b). Armani.  

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8.  EASTERN INFLUENCE 

I totally love designs that have the feel of far away cultures. It’s exotic.  
From dragons, floral, tigers, shiny fabric and glamorous beads, there are so many beautiful pieces available this Fall. 

(a).  Louis Vuitton.
(b).  Diane von Furstenberg. Again, her dresses are absolutely stunning. 

knit wearCourtesy of Banana Republic                                      PYannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com 

9. KNIT WEAR

Sweaters are in ladies!  
Ummm… aren’t sweaters always in during the Fall & Winter months?  
I mean, who doesn’t LOVE wearing an over sized, cozy and warm knit sweater during the cold months?  
I love covering up. I’m sooo into covering up. The more covering up, the better, ya know what I mean? 

(a). Banana Republic.  
(b). Valentino.  

long coatsKim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com                  Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com  

10. LONG COATS/DUST COATS

I like long coats, perhaps not necessarily right to the floor. I think to my knee or a little past would be the longest I’d be interested in just because I’m so short.  

(a). Chanel. I must say however, I do love this long coat from the Chanel Fall collection. So elegant. I don’t even know what a coat like this costs from Chanel. (I couldn’t find the price anywhere short of making a trip to the Vancouver Chanel Boutique just to find out!) But I didn’t do that knowing full well that it is expensive. Very, very expensive. 
(b). Christian Dior.

Hope you enjoyed this list. Let us know what some of your favourite Fall Fashion styles are!

Happy Fall Fashion Shopping 🙂
Laura xo

7 On-Trend Beauty Products For Fall 2015

Fall2015MustHavesFall doesn’t officially start until September 23rd. That does not mean however that we have to wait until then to talk Fall makeup. Most of the beautiful new Fall makeup collections have already hit the shelves. 

We don’t get caught up in the advertising hype of believing we must buy every single newly released lipstick or eyeshadow palette each season. A few new essential products will jazz up your collection & last you well throughout the Fall and Winter months. It’s important to choose the products wisely to get the most for your money. We’ve made it easy peesy and compiled a list of 7 Essential Beauty Products that are on-trend for Fall 2015. Check it out!

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GLOWING SKIN: TOO FACED BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION ($49)

This will come as no surprise – Glowing, healthy beautiful skin is always in. However during the cold weather months, skin can start looking a little dull & dehydrated. This is when skin requires more care & attention to keep it looking its best. Along with the basics – cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, exercise & drinking plenty of water, a great foundation is key to achieving a beautiful glow. The right foundation will reduce redness, hide imperfections, even out your skin tone and give you the natural glow you’ve been searching for.
 
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A pop of colour to the cheeks creates a healthy glow instantly. Make your cheeks the center of attention by keeping the eyes and lips neutral. Apply the blush liberally, add a light sweep of mascara and a dash of gloss.
EssieFall2015METALLIC NAILS: ‘Tis the season of deep, dark, bold polishes! As you may know, I am a huge fan of Essie nail polish. They have a large colour selection and some of my all-time favourite polishes were created by Essie: Bordeaux, Bikini So Teeny, Blossom Dandy. We love that Essie releases new collections quite frequently but still manage to keep the shades different and exciting. We may own more Essie polishes than we care to admit but still always look forward to seeing each new collection.

Essie’s Fall 2015 Collection features 6 rich shades inspired by the 1970’s rock n roll music era. We absolutely love that Essie combined music & nail polish –  two of our favourite things! Leggy Legend, a metallic bronze & Frock ‘n Roll, metallic espresso are our top picks from the collection.
Lise-Watier-Fall-2015-Eyevolution-QuartetSHOWSTOPPING EYES: Limited Edition LISE WATIER EYEVOLUTION EYESHADOW QUARTET ($37)

Dramatic metallic eyes are always a showstopper. Lise Watier’s new Limited Edition EYEvolution Eyeshadow Quartet features four creme-to-powder shadows which range from a matte to shimmering finish. The shades are all very subtle and neutral. Flattering on all skin tones and easy to wear. You can read our full Lise Watier Fall 2015 Collection review here

mac_sku_M1G601_640x600_0WINGED EYELINER: MAC COSMETICS LIQUID EYE LINER ($21)

 

s1741032-main-hero-300DRAMATIC LASHES: BURBERRY BOLD LASH MASCARA ($32)

s1637099-main-hero-300BERRY LIPS: NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK in the shade Janet ($39)

Just like nails, lips also get bolder & darker come Fall. Berry lipstick shades are very on trend this season and have been appearing in various Fall 2015 runway shows. 

What are some of your favourite makeup products for Fall? Let us know!

Happy Fall Beauties!
Natasha xo

Fall Decorating Ideas 2015

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Regardless of the fact that the weather is still warm hot here in Vancouver, the stores are proudly displaying their fall merchandise. Even though I love summer, it is the end of August and I can’t help but get a wee bit excited seeing all of the new gorgeous autumn home decor. I actually look forward to every season because it gives me an excuse to change things up a bit around the house. I get bored with things looking the same ol’ way for too long. Even if it’s just adding a few new items that co-ordinate with the season it makes me super happy. 

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make Fall decor changes… adding a couple pretty seasonal throw pillows on the couch, a fall wreath on your front door (or living room mirror) and burning a pumpkin candle (or your fave Fall scent) changes the mood of the home instantly. I love the whole Fall through Winter vibe. The house is all warm, cozy and inviting. Sittin’ by the fireplace, sippin’ hot chocolate (and Baileys), one pot dinner on the stove, pie in the oven and playing board games. Just like a real modern day Leave It To Beaver-Cleaver family style.  😉

I’ve compiled a list of some quick and inexpensive ways to put a l’il spice of Fall into your home.  

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Enjoy! 
Laura xox 

Lise Watier EYEvolution Fall 2015

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It’s all about the eyes and Lise Watier’s recent collection #EYEvolution has you covered this Fall.

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Limited Edition EYEVOLUTION EYESHADOW QUARTET ($37)

One of the standout products in this collection is definitely the eye shadow palette. Lise Watier’s eyeshadows have always been a favourite of ours due to their long-wearing colour & great pigmentation.

Lise Watier’s new EYEvolution Eyeshadow Quartet features four creme-to-powder shadows which range from a matte to shimmering finish. The shades are all very subtle and neutral. Flattering on all skin tones and easy to wear.

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IMG_3917gTop of the EYEvolution Eyeshadow Quartet.

As with every single launch before (I’m talkin’ years and years here), we’ve always anticipated each season’s collection. Read some of our previous LW love here, here and even more here.
Once again, Lise Watier creates magic.

This futuristic, sleek and modern looking Limited Edition compact eludes confidence and power. The packaging alone emphasizes a strong woman who demands the best. Their collections always relate to a story, a theme, allowing you to become part of that story and journey.

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OMBRE VELOURS SUPRÊME EYESHADOWS pictured above in shades SABLE VELOURS & FUMÉ VELOURS ($25) Available in 6 shades.

These new single pot eye shadows are absolutely fab! They glide on extremely smooth and set into a matte finish. They are super blendable, don’t crease or fade and are long wearing. You can use them alone or use them as your base shadow and build ontop with the powder shadows. Very comparable to other high end brands but the texture of these ones are seriously like silk. You can apply it with a brush but I just use my finger to apply with a simple sweep across the lid. Incredibly quick and easy. Love these so much.

 IMG_3888ghLimited Edition EYEVOLUTION DRAMATIQUE INTENSE 3D VOLUME MASCARA – ($24)

If you like long, lush gorgeous lashes (like who doesn’t?!) then you’ll love this Intense 3D mascara! This mascara is a limited edition version of their highly popular Dramatique Intense 3D Volume Mascara. The only difference between the two is the packaging. This new limited edition EYEvolution version features the green dot design (pictured above). 

I have used the Intense 3D Mascara for the past couple of years and it has become one of my favourite mascaras. It is totally comparable to the Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes although I prefer the way I can build up my lashes with the Lise Watier mascara.

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New INTENSE WATERPROOF EYELINER in shades Anthracite & Chocolat Intense ($22)

We’ve used Lise Watier eyeliner pencils for many years so when they launched their brand new INTENSE Water-proof pencils we were eager to test them out.  We both get oily lids so it’s always the true test to see if an eye liner doesn’t transfer onto the top lid. That’s the worst look possible! We weren’t surprised when the new liners stayed perfectly in place all day. No smudgey transferred mess at the end of the day. Love!

IMG_4013gIntense Waterproof Eyeliner Swatches
Anthracite (colour on the left), Chocolat Intense (brown shade on the right).

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New
EXTREME HOLD CC EYE PRIMER ($27)

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… always (ALWAYS) use a primer before applying your eye shadow. Bottom line is it’s just better and you’ll be much happier with the flawless results. The new Base Paupieres CC eye primer is a colour correcting formula that can be worn on your eye lids even with no shadow. It evens out your skin tone and helps with any uneven colour. Used under the shadow it intensifies the shadow colour as well as prevents creasing and fading for up to 16 hours.

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Lise Watier’s Limited Edition EYEvolution Collection will be available in stores from August to October 2015. You don’t want to miss out on this beautiful collection!

Where to buy:
Shop Online, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart

Connect with Lise Watier Online: Shop Online, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Til next time Beauties…
Laura & Natasha xo