Thursday, October 20, 2016

Kenzo & H&M Campaign

Who's counting down? Check out the Kenzo x H&M campaign images by the iconic fashion and music image maker Jean-Paul Goude. The campaign features globally celebrated personalities from fashion, music, arts and activism: Chance The Rapper, Iman, Rosario Dawson, Chloe sevigny, Xiuhtezcati Martinez and rapper Suboi.

For the campaign, Goude has used his signature hand-made cut-up style, slicing and reassembling the prints to express the exuberance and character of the collection.

Mark your calendar, the Kenzo x H&M collection will be available in over 250 H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3, 2016! Who's excited?

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Converse - Counter Climate Boots Collection

Like it or not, Winter will soon come our way. Why not welcome it with a cool pair of boots?  Part of the Counter Climate Collection, Converse introduces the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Boot.

Function and styles go hand-in-hand with this season's Counter Climate Boots, sneaker boots that have been reimagined to provide superior protection with waterproof and water repellent features such as insulated booties.

Bridging fashion with winter footwear, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Boot features a premium, mesh-backed waterproof leather. This will be the first waterproof sneaker boot crafted to help keep feet warm and dry in harsh winter conditions (perfect for our Toronto Winter) while maintaining the classic Chuck Taylor look and feel.

A waterproof bootie construction with a neoprene collar and heel pull are included to help keep water completely out of the boot while a 360-degree heat barrier helps keep feet warm. The boot also features a rugged, post-applied weatherized gum outsole with deep grooves for better traction and a Nike Lunarlon foot bed for enhanced cushioning.

The Counter Climate Boot Collection is now available at Converse retail stores, select retailers and on

Friday, September 30, 2016

UNIQLO Opens First Canadian Store!

I don't know about you, but I'm super excited about the first Uniqlo opening in Canada - FINALLY! : )

Uniqlo launches its first Canadian store at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre Friday, September 30. It will feature a range of core items for men, women, kids and babies. In addition to the brand's signature items such as Ultra Light Down, HEATTECH, Cashmere, Extra Fine Merino, Jeans and Oxford Shirts, the store will see the North American debut of the brand's most recent line of Uniqlo U.

Make sure to stop by during opening weekend, there will be special promotional prices on popular core items including the Ultra Light Down Parkas and Extra Fine Merino sweaters.

Lucky me - I got to attend the pre-opening party last night. I had a blast - I was pretty much like a kid in a candy store, lol. Check out some pics and more info below.

Are you excited? What do you like most about Uniqlo? For more info, check out their website here. Now, head down to the Eaton Centre and happy shopping!!

Welcome to Canada Uniqlo! Thank you for having me!

Checking in... Thanks for having me BICOM!

Opening ceremonial cracking of the sake barrel!

Sake - Cheers!
Time to study - Store layout.

LOVE this idea - "UNIQLO meets Toronto" this area will feature carefully curated items from four local shops that reflect the vibrant and diversified lifestyles of Torontonians.

The reason I look forward to cooler weather....

Uniqlo U

Canadian's own Tyler Shaw performing!

Selfie with Tyler!
Thank you Uniqlo Canada! I'll be back!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II - Shield Canvas

Perfect for this Fall/Winter season, Converse is taking the elements of weather into consideration. The Converse Climate Shield Canvas Footwear Collection combines the classic sneaker designs with premium weatherized features. The new collection provides the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits. The collection features a bold mix of colours and materials including water repellent canvas and waterproof neoprene. They will stand up against unpredictable inclement weather.

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneaker combines the enhanced comfort of a Nike Lunarlon Sockliner, non-slip padded tongue and micro-suede lining with materials that can also withstand most climate challenges. Converse has added a water repellent Shield Canvas and a gusseted tongue, as well as removing the medial eyelets to make a durable sneaker that is ready for wet and rainy adventures. The sneakers also feature reflective heel webbing and barrel laces for added visibility in low light environments.

Love the cool design/detailing.

What do you think of this collection? They're now available at key retailers across Canada including Foot Locker, Sport Chek, Hudson's Bay and Little Burgundy for suggested retail price $90 - $95 CAD. For more info and to shop the Shield Canvas Collection, click here.

Thanks Converse for always continuing to be innovative. Now go out and enjoy your adventure no matter the weather!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Stuff I Wore - Joe Fresh Fall Collection

I can't believe that Fall is already here. Eventhough Summer is my fav season, I do always look forward to Fall fashion! All the great colours and layering up opportunities! For all your Fall fashion essentials - the place to check out is Joe Fresh! The one stop place where you can pick up great fashion pieces for the whole family! Also, their price points are great - very affordable/reasonable for great style and quality pieces!  For all of Joe Fresh latest Fall styles, click here.

I've been wearing nothing but t-shirts & tank tops this summer. So, it was a great feeling to put on a long sleeve for a change : ) You can't go wrong with a button down shirt - make it a plaid one, the print/pattern for the season! It's the perfect layering piece too. There are many great colour to pick from, but I have a thing for green, so I went with this dark green shade.

I've been wearing jogger pants pretty much everyday for the past six months. Not only because I like the way it looks but mostly because they're super comfy! I was so happy to see these twill jogging pants and picked a pair up right away. The twill fabric is perfect for the Fall cooler weather and I just love the fit!

These fresh kicks are by Converse - the Counter Climate collection. More info about these great Chuck II in my future post.

As mentioned before, Joe Fresh fashion are very reasonable priced. I picked up my whole outfit for under $100! That's 3 pieces; a plaid shirt, twill jogging pant and active jacket!

Stay tuned to my instagram feed stardchiu to see how I outfit/style these pieces in different ways. Happy fall fashion shopping!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stuff I Wore - UNIQLO X KAWS Tshirts

I'm super excited that Uniqlo will finally be opening here in Toronto this September at the Eaton Centre & also at Yorkdale later in the fall.

My fav from the collection.

If you're a fan of Uniqlo, I'm sure you heard of the UT line (Uniqlo-tshirt). Their latest collaboration was with New York based artist KAWS. Artist Brian Donnelly's distinct pop-infused and animated designs were used on tshirts, tote bags and room shoes.

When it was first released in early Spring 2016, the collections was an instant hit - it was quickly sold out both online and in-stores (in the US)! Luckily, Uniqlo relaunced the collection offering a second chance for those who weren't able to get their hands on any of the items.

Click here to view the whole Uniqlo X KAWS collection. They're actually on sale now : )

Thanks to my friend Teresa, she was able to help me get four of my fav ones from the collection all the way from Taiwan! Take a look below to see how I wore them.