Friday, December 27, 2013

Check out my Interview & WIN a Hickies Swag Pack!

It was so great getting to know & having the opportunity to work with Hickies this year. If you haven't heard about Hickies, where have you been?! Hickies' an elastic lacing system - where you can turn any shoe into a slip on! To learn more about this cool product, you can check out some of my past postings here or their website here.

Hickies also does a blog on their website. And yours truly was recently a part of it! Thank you Hickies so much for doing a feature on me! Go and check out my interview!

To celebrate my interview - why don't we do a GIVEAWAY?! One reader can WIN a Hickies Swag Pack - which includes a T-shirt, cap & a pack of Hickies! Some cool stuff, thanks Hickies!

Enter below for your chance to WIN. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen out of all the entries. Giveaway is open to BOTH Canadian and US residents. Winner will have 48 hours to redeem their prize. Note to winner: you will be able to pick your choice of colour for the Hickies pack, however the style of T-shirt and cap may not be exactly as shown, depending on stock. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stuff I Wore - Isabel Marant Pour H&M

My latest Stuff I Wore post features a piece I picked up from the Isabel Marant Pour H&M collection. It's the black and white T-shirt - a piece that was on my wish list and which I was happy I got when I attended the pre-shop event. The t-shirt is simple but with a cool-looking black and white design. Love it!

I wore the t-shirt with a pleather jacket from Forever 21, slim fit cargo pants from H&M, red watch from Casio and grey long sleeves from the Gap. To add some colours into a somewhat dull outfit I wore a fun/bright kicks from Adidas.

What do you guys think? Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for more looks/outfits (search #dchiuoutfit)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale 2013

I checked out the One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale today. Believe it or not, it's actually my very first time (I know! How is that possible?!) However, I have attended the spring show before. Very glad to finally have the chance : )

A mini ice rink!
We got to the Direct Energy Centre at 10am, that was when it opened. Thinking to be there early and beat the crowd. How wrong was I - it was actually pretty busy already, there was a line up of people waiting to go in!! So great to see! People supporting locally handmade stuff!

There was so much to see, do and to eat/sample (the flavours area). I love to check out the Rising Stars area. I, somewhat feel close/relatable to the artisans there, since I too have my own creations: Hello! Stuff and would one day love to be a vendor. Check out my Hello! Stuff Etsy store here.

I really had a great time, and will try to go back before it ends. The show started Nov. 28 and will run until December 8. It's definitely worth checking out. A great place to do ALL your Christmas shopping! Take a look at some of my favourite stuff I saw at the show below. To those lucky winners who won tickets from my giveaway, don't forget to share your fav too! To everyone, make sure to share your experience of the show through social media, with #OOAKX13.

Engine No. 9 Vintage Ties
- love the silk-screened designs, and how it's placed/incorporated into the ties pattern! Especially the Converse All Star kicks hanging over the strip - very cool!!


Adorably Surly
- fun hand made, hand stitched, hand puppets!


Felt Factory
-interesting ... : )


Art by Erin Rothstein
- love her work, looks like photographs but they're paintings and drawings!

- love the subject matters and colours = FUN!! 


Forest & Waves

Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Hello! Stuff at OCADU Book Arts Fair!

Just wanted to share with you an event that I will be apart of this weekend. It's the 29th Annual Book Arts Fair at OCAD University presented by the printmaking department. Come and browse the uniquely handmade and crafted works by many artists, printmakers, students and professional artists! For more info, you can check out their Facebook event page.

The fair is happening Saturday, November, 30th from 10am to 5pm at OCAD U's Great Hall, 100 McCaul St. Come by and do some of your Christmas shopping! You'll definitely find some neat, and one of a kind gifts.

New this year - there will be live performances, poetry readings, and kid friendly crafting thoughout the day. Come by, shop and have some fun!

I will have a table at the fair, selling my creations - Hello! Stuff. If you don't know by now, I've created a line of fun, cool t-shirts & accessories. You can read more about Hello! Stuff here. I also have an Etsy store where you can purchase some of my stuff! 

So, come by and say hi. Below are some of images of the stuff I will be selling. There will be t-shirts, tote bags and Ties. However, there are more stuff where I don't have available on Etsy. There will be greeting cards, notebooks, sketchbooks, bookmarks, gift tags, and magnet sets! Not only that, the prices will be marked down from what you see on my Etsy store, plus no tax or shipping fee : )

If those are not enough reasons - if you come by and say hi, with a mention about this blog post, you'll get a FREE greeting card and postcards of your choicePlease help me spread the words and hope to see you there! 

Hand-printed Ties


Tote Bag


Greeting Cards



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Latest Watches from Watch It!

Hugo Boss


If you know me, you know that I love watches! Wether for fashion or function, a watch is the perfect accessory to complete any outfit. As you know Christmas is just around the corner, why not add some watches to your shopping list?

Check out what Watch It! have in store for the holiday season. Below are some of my favourite (hint, hint, santa) I also included some great looking ones for the ladies.

Emporio Armani


For the ladies:


Karl Lagerfeld

Sunday, November 17, 2013

WIN Tickets to the OOAK Christmas Show & Sale 2013!

Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner! Have you started doing your Christmas shopping yet? Why not shop for some one of a kind, handmade creations for that special someone on your list? 

The perfect place to do your Christmas shopping this year will be at the 2013 One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale. It will be happening at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto from November 28 - December 8. It will feature 800 artisans and designers, including over 90 NEW participants who will make their debut this season. 

I've always been a fan of handmade, one of a kind stuff, so I can't wait to go check out the show. Note: If you're looking for some fun and cool stuff, don't forget to check out MY creationsHello! Stuff Etsy store : )

We might even see each other at the show! I have 10 pairs of tickets to giveaway! Giveaway closes Saturday, November 23 at midnight. TEN lucky winners will be chosen at random, and each will get a pair of tickets to attend this year's OOAK Christmas Show & Sale. Transportation to the event is not included. Enter below and good luck!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Isabel Marant pour H&M - November 14!

If you're like me, a fan of retailer collaborations - I'm sure you have it already marked down on your calendar. The wait is almost over, the launch of the Isabel Marant pour H&M is just two days away! The collection will be available in selected stores on Novemeber 14, 2013.

Isabel Marant is a Parisian designer who has created a widely influential and successful take on Paris chic. Mixing urban attitude, boho elegance and rock 'n' roll spirit, she delivers a genuine French allure.
The collection features clothing and accessories for not only women, but teens and for the very first time, a collection for men! (Nice!)


Marant has assembled an eclectic wardrobe of must-have urban staples with trademark Parisian flair. Concrete-jungle tones of black, charcoal and gray brightened by touches of white and red mingle in the colour palette.

As mentioned before, very excited about Marant's doing her first men's collection! It includes precisely tailored outerwear and chunky knits, leather biker pants matched with tie-dye t-shirts and western-style jeans and shirts.

I attended the media preview of the collection last week.  Seeing the collection up close was a treat. I really like the colour palette: mainly black and white with a touch of red. The quality and details in the pieces was very nice. There were some very similar looking pieces/style throughout the women, men & teens collection.  It's a matter of sizing - I won't be surprise if the ladies will shop the men or teen's collection.

Is it just me, but I find the price point a little high compared to past H&M collaborations?! Anyways, I won't think it will be a problem. The collection will sell like hot cakes. Are you guys ready? Check out the whole collection here. Below are some of my favourite pieces. Hope I 'll be able to score some of them : ) Good luck and happy shopping!