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Nordstrom True Nord Launch Party
I was lucky enough to be invited along as part of Melanie’s entourage for her debut as one of the faces of Nordstrom Canada’s True Nord campaign.
The campaign is unique in that it honours inclusivity, diversity and freedom, core values of what it means to be a Canadian.
The commercial made my heart swell with pride for my country.
It’s short but oh so good.
Wasn’t it great?
The fact that my girlfriend got to be a part of this made it even more amazing. GO Mel!
We met a bit before the actual party started in Mel’s funky hotel room at The Broadview.
I supplied the party refreshments, prosecco and gourmet nacho chips and we toasted to Melanie’s success and the joy of having blogger girlfriends.
I was delighted when Patti was able to make the trip up from Florida for the party and stay at my place.
We had a blast!
I dressed her up like my own personal Barbie doll in pieces from my Etsy store so she could choose what she wanted to wear to the party.
This woman is gorgeous, inside and out.
You can see that she chose the handmade vintage wild horses dress which was perfect for the occasion.
I’m wearing one of my Ian Drummond vintage finds.
I wore it here.
The rhinestone belt was left at home because it was so hot outside (we were in the middle of an extreme heat warning) but looking back on these photos I regret that decision as it made me look heavy without the belt.
I even managed to remember to bring my new selfie stick so we could get a photo of us all together.
Good thing because we never got another one all night.
The photos below were taken by Shelley with her new phone…aren’t they great?
Almost makes me want to go out and buy a Huawei phone.
After the party we enjoyed a meal together before Shelley had to catch her bus back to London.
We headed back to the hotel and Mel and I joked around a bit trying on Patti’s wig.
Mel is always the actress. I think she can really pull off this look. I’m calling it, “psycho diva does Toronto”.
Don’t turn your back on her. She will throw her shoes in your face and scream that she needs more yellow Smarties and iced Grey Goose.
“I said NO RED SMARTIES you imbecile!”
I, on the other hand just look plain horrible.
Nope. Just no.
Let me just say I’m happy I don’t have to see my forehead regularly.
The following day Patti and I managed to squeeze in a bit of thrifting before she had to fly back home.
Do you remember this bride’s maid dress from my trip to Vancouver?
Mel and Patti wore it in our hilarious Talize wedding video.
It seems there is one of these dresses in every single thrift store I visit.
Now after all the excitement is over and my guest has left it is hard to get back to real life.
Ah well. There are loads of items just waiting to be listed in my Etsy shop and the pug isn’t going to walk herself.
Do you have any famous girlfriends?
Thrifted Gucci Style Outfit
The only fashion label that inspires me is Gucci. Nothing else even comes close.
In 2015 when Alessandro Michele became the creative director for the brand he set the fashion world on fire. Now every brand is grabbing onto some of that Gucci goodness and trying to market it for themselves.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to know that most of Alessandro’s inspiration comes from his own personal enormous collection of vintage pieces.
Vintage is where it’s at!
I had high hopes of wearing this outfit below to the swishy media launch party of a friend but the weather isn’t playing along.
It is expected to be around 40 C with the humidex.
I’d be melting in this. : (
The 1940s vintage jacket was thrifted recently with Mel.
I was so delighted when it fit me as you can tell by my sassy stance in the fitting room when she snapped my photo.
I know I’m supposed to be buying for my store and not my personal collection but this piece was too fabulous to let it slip through my hands.
It has different coloured fabric covered buttons all the way down.
The structure, detailing and fit on the this jacket are so brilliantly executed. That’s why I fall for vintage every time, they don’t make them like this anymore!
I think I’ve captured that “throw it all together” eclectic look that I so love about Gucci.
I’m not too terribly bothered I won’t be able to wear this to the party.
I don’t need a special occasion to wear this. You may see me out thrifting in this ensemble as soon as the temperatures cool down.
It is as comfy as it is chic.
So…back to the launch party.
I’ve got the pre-party bag packed.
Did you ever do that when you were younger? Buy liquor and drink before you went out so you didn’t need to spend big bucks at the bar? I won’t be partaking in the alcohol party favours I’m bringing but that doesn’t mean my friends won’t. Just a nice glass to toast the evening before we head out. I think it’s going to be an epic night.
Do people still say epic?
Ha! Who cares?
Now what am I going to wear to the party?
You’ll have to come back to see : )
You may want to check out my Instagram feed. I might wind up posting some real time photos of party or the pre party celebrations.