Shoppalu at Midnight MRKT!
Hello fashion lovers! We have some very exciting news that we cannot wait to share with you. If you’re in Toronto this weekend, we have the perfect event for a night out. On Friday, May 24th, music, drinks, and street-style food will be available amongst the showcasing of various local designers, artists, and vintage clothing collections. Shopping is available from 8pm-12am with a dance...
What we're listening to!
This week we’re listening a great band from our native country of Canada! Originating from Vancouver, BC, “Mother Mother” is a band consisting of five members. Their sound is very distinct, and unique. After listening to their newest album The Sticks, we are absolutely obsessed. The tunes are fun and are filled with amazing instrumentals and vocals. The song “Bit by...
Met Ball 2013 Best Dressed
Good morning everyone! Is it just us, or do you get butterflies in your stomach as well when there is a huge night where we are able to see fabulous individuals in fabulous clothing? The night of the Met Ball is undoubtedly one of those nights. The Met Ball (or Gala) is the night that embarks the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibit and the costume institute. This is...
Happy fashionable friday everyone! We hope you have all had a great week and are ready for the weekend! We wanted to end of the week with showcasing one of Spring 2013’s trends in a very cute and chic outfit. This week we have chosen the trend Stripes. This trend is great because it is extremely versatile. Big or small stripes, vertical or horizontal, colourful or just back and white, the...
HAPPY MAY EVERYBODY!
Our Top 5 Items from Velvet by Graham and Spencer
Sometimes a brand truly amazes you in the quality of it’s work, and the simplicity of it’s design. Velvet by Graham & Spencer has done so this season. This basics-prone label has been bringing out certain statement pieces in the past few seasons that have astonished us! The pieces below from Fall 2012, Cruise and Spring 2013 are just some of our favourites! Velvet By Graham...
Blogger Spotlight: Prairie Girl in the City
Check out our Q&A we did with Jen from Prairie Girl in the City. As her blog name suggests, Jen is from the Prairies who drawn to the beautiful city of Vancouver (where Shoppalu was founded!). Jen has led an interesting life having traveled far and wide for her modelling career, worked as a buyer and pretty much anything else you could think of related to the fashion industry. 1) How long...
Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each...– Betsey Johnson
Hey fashionistas! As many of you know, we hail from the great white north of Canada! That’s why we’re extremely excited for this week. Currently in Toronto, World MasterCard Fashion Week is in full swing! We, here at Shoppalu, want to keep you informed and updated as much as possible. Therefore, make sure you’re following us on all platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and...
Fall 2013 Trend Report
Over the past few weeks we’ve been keeping a close eye on the various fashion weeks that have taken place internationally. From New York to Paris, and everywhere in between, we’ve been compiling what we believe to be next seasons hottest trends. Better to start thinking earlier rather than later, right? After doing so, we’ve have compiled a list of eight of our favourite trends...
March Lookbook 2013
Model: Beatrix Pausey Photographers: Lauren Niemcemwicz and Trason Fernandes Makeup and Hair: Alex Smith and Trason Fernandes
Blogger Spotlight: Erin Gee of Haus of Hybrid
Meet Erin Gee of Haus of Hybrid, a fantastic blog that combines Erin’s love of good wine, food, fashion and wanderlust. Check out Erin’s answers to a few questions we asked her. Q: What inspired you to start blogging? How long have you been blogging for? I started Haus of Hybrid in the summer of 2009. Twitter and blogging (as we know them now) were still relatively new. I found...
Happy Thursday Everyone! We hope your week is going fabulously and fashionably. We’re here today with another post about What is currently on repeat on our iTunes. Today we have a song called “Youth” by Daughter. Daughter is a band from London and their sound is not only different but incredibly captivating. The lead singer, Elena Tonra, immediately draws you in with her voice...
Meet the Team!
We’re here today to introduce you all to another one of our team members here at Shoppalu! Today we introduce you to Kat! Take a look below to see how she helps bring the site together. Kat is wearing vintage pants and a ‘new’ top from Shoppalu. 1. What is your role as being a part of Shoppalu? Marketing and PR director - but we all do a bit of everything since we are a...
Oscars Best Dressed!
Last night, Hollywood’s most awaited yearly event was in full swing, and did not disappoint. One of our favourite parts, the Red Carpet, was a star studded affair, and the fashion did not disappoint. From Haute Couture, to vintage inspired pieces, the fashion on the red carpet this year was definitely not something to be missed. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of some of our...