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Celebrity Obsession: Rick Genest

20 Nov

We already admitted to loving the Skeletal trend! Call us crazy, but this obsession is about to go a step further. Let’s look back to 2011, when  Lady Gaga introduced a whole new level of creativity in her  ‘Born this way video’ – remember her dancing with the hot skeleton, rocking some skeletal makeup and pink hair? That’s right! That hot man wasn’t wearing makeup, those are real tattoo’s ladies and gentlemen! After that video, French Fashion house Thierry Mugler introduced the Canadian model, Rick Genest, to their runways and ad campaigns and we’ve been in love with him ever since! And we’re not alone, Genest has been featured in numerous Vogue issues, appeared in music videos and TV shows all over the world!

Hot Zombie Boy

Zombie Boy for Thierry Mugler

Seriously! Look him up! He is a real male ‘Cinderella’ story.

Also known as Zombie boy, he grew up on the downtown streets of Montreal and worked as a squeegee kid.  But in late 2010, this punk rock kid, was discovered by Lady Gaga’s fashion director and Mugler’s creative director, Nicola Formichetti.  By January 2011, Rick was featured in the new Thierry Mugler Autumn/Winter men’s collection, headlining it on the brand’s website. It was Genest’s discovery and Gaga’s urging which actually resulted in the menswear show, something not originally planned and influenced Formichetti on the collection itself! The show was accompanied by a video featuring Genest shot by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco. He was later featured alongside Lady Gaga in the fashion show for the women’s 2011 Autumn/Winter line.

Not only do we feel proud that such a beautiful person is Canadian, but also, we think that he is a truly creative, and unique individual. His body is completely covered by tattoo’s resembling the decaying human body, insects, bones and morbid words. Normally, one would be really put off by such a look, but we’re totally turned on by it!

What do you think?

M

Lauren Conrad’s London Coat

22 Oct

Lauren Conrad has done it – she’s created the perfect trench coat and we can’t get enough of it. Her line, Paper Crown, has designed the London Coat for the Fall 2012 Season and its gorgeous! What makes this coat so special is how perfectly it turns from a fitted top into a skirt bottom. Lauren herself has recently wore the Coat and looked uber chic in it, as she combined it with some red lips and a channel purse.  The coat is now available at Pavlyn Boutique, but hurry, this beauty won’t be around for long!

Lauren Conrad in Paper Crown London Coat

 

Lauren recently had another spotting in another Paper Crown piece. Again from the Fall 2012 Collection, Lauren was seen in the Madame Silk Dress in Polka Dot pattern. Looking perfectly sweet, this dress offers a healthy dose of flirtation! Want to transition into Fall? Combine the dress with black stockings and pumps and throw a blazer on top. The dress is now at Pavlyn Boutique – we bet you won’t be able to resist.

Lauren Conrad in Paper Crown Madame Dress

 

 

Spotted: Olivia Palermo at London Fashion Week

18 Oct

Olivia Palermo’s style is consistently exquisite and unapologetically chic, which is why we have a major girl crush on her. We love it spotting Olivia because her outfits never cease to inspire us. You can imagine just how honoured we felt that Olivia picked to wear one of the newest additions at Pavlyn – BB Dakota’s David Cable Knit Sweater – to the MULBERRY show at London Fashion Week.  Staying true to fall colours, Olivia combined the camel hair coloured sweater with a pair of burgundy jeans (trend alert!) and pulled the look together with a pair of pumps and vintage earrings which she clipped to the neckline. And of course, in Olivia-like fashion, she’s combined affordable fashion with high-end pieces, making this sweater an affordable piece in every girl’s closet. The BB Dakota sweater is now available at Pavlyn Boutique, retailing at $95.

Olivia Palermo in BB Dakota David Cable Knit Sweater

 

Olivia Palermo at London Fashion Week in Brown Cable Knit Sweater

 

 

And for another style inspiration, we love the way Olivia dressed up a similar cable knit sweater with a leather mini skirt (trend alert again!), for a knock-out outfit! Achieve the same look with BB Dakota’s David Cable Knit sweater  and the Kerry Leather Mini Skirt, both at Pavlyn Boutique.

Olivia Palermo Cable Knit Sweater and Leather Mini Skirt

Spotted: Kourtney Kardashian in Blaque Label Yellow Skirt!

17 Oct

Kourtney Kardashian was recently spotted in a Blaque Label’s Full Circle Skirt in bright yellow, an outfit nothing less than perfect for the sunshine state where she is currently filming Kim and Kourtney Take Miami. Offsetting the bright yellow with a pair of royal blue pumps and a print t-shirt to match, Kourtney looks ready for a day in the sun. Looking to get Kourtney’s South Beach look? This fabulous Blaque Label skirt is available at Pavlyn Boutique (and its even on sale!!!), and pair it with your favourite tee and a pair of pumps.

Kourtney Kardashian in Yellow Skirt

 

Kourtney Kardashian in Blaque Label Yellow Skirt

 

Kourtney Kardashian in Yellow Skirt by Blaque Label

BattlePink: Help Conquer Breast Cancer in Style!

14 Oct

For those who haven’t heard of BattlePink, its a not-so-friendly battle between some of Canada’s top beauty editors and bloggers. And while the winner of the battle gets some major bragging rights, the real win is the value of funds raised for the battle to find a cure against breast cancer. For every vote cast in the competition, $1 is contributed. Yes, you heard right – all you have to do is check out the participating campaigns and cast your vote with just a click of a button! So how did Pavlyn get involved? Well, when we were approached by Beauty Connexion to participate in this amazing campaign, we were thrilled!!!! We pulled a few of our favourite pieces for Fall 2012, which was then combined with some unreal hair styles, amazing makeup, one very talented photographer and a drop-dead-gorgeous model and the rest is history!

So, please take a look at the winning campaign and don’t forget to cast your vote right here,  for this very important cause! Although only the top three shots made the final cut, we had so many other favourite shots that we couldn’t help but want to share with you…

What You Were Dress by Keepsake

Model is wearing the oh-so-sexy What You Were Dress by Keepsake  Isn’t she gorgeous?

Keepsake What You Were Dress

BattlePink Rages On in Keepsake What You Were Dress

Blaque Label Sheer Wood Blouse

Kourtney Kardashian isn’t the only one rocking this sheer Wood Blouse by Blaque Label paired here with the Serena Faux Leather Leggings by Paper Crown

Blaque Label Wood Blouse with Paper Crown's Serena Leggings

A cell phone break….

Blaque Label Sheer Wood Blouse

Blaque Label Wood Blouse with Serena Faux Leather Leggings by Paper Crown

Hope you enjoyed the little sneak peek behind the scenes of the shoot and that you feel inspired to vote!

And of course, here is the team that made it all happen:

Hair: Anthony Ingraldi at Hair on the Avenue hairontheavenue.ca
Makeup: Taylor Byers taylorbyersmakeup.com
Photography: Clifton Li cliftonliphoto.com
Model: Roxanna Dunlop at Sutherland Models sutherlandmodels.com
Clothing: Pavlyn Boutique pavlyn.com

Shoppers Drug Mart Fall 2012 Fashion Show

9 Oct

Just in-time for Fall, we were approached to help out with the Beauty Boutique Fashion show at a local Shoppers Drug Mart to show off our Fall trends. Why not, we thought… After all, it’s always such a fun experience for us to show off our favourite pieces.  The models got a full makeover, courtesy of  Smashbox and Dior, and proceeded to strut their stuff in some of our top trends for Fall 2012. What can we expect this Fall? Lots of  leather, Lace, Soft Blazers and Army Jackets all the way! Here are some pics from the event, courtesy of our amazing photographer, Anat Moshkovich. Don’t these ladies look totally gorgeous?

Greylin Tracy Blouse with BB Dakota Leather Mini

Tracy Contrast Blouse by Greylin paired with a Leather Mini Skirt

Blaque Label Leather Cut out Dress

Leather Cut-Out Dress by Blaque Label

For Love and Lemons Lace Scarlett Dress

Scarlet Lace Dress by For Love & Lemons

Greylin Bond Blazer

Bond Tuxedo Blazer by Greylin paired with Serena Faux Leather Leggings by Paper Crown

J Brand Palisade Skinny Jeans and Mink Pink Anorak Jacket

J Brand’s Palisade Skinny Jeans with Anorak Jacket by Mink Pink

Mink Pink Working Girl Blazer in Rose

Working Girl Blazer by Mink Pink

Naven Pop Pink Blazer

Naven Blazer in Pop Pink

Paper Crown London Trench Coat

Paper Crown’s London Coat

Paper Crown Monet Dress

Monet Dress by Paper Crown

BB Dakota Fur Vest with Blaque Label Wood Blouse

Scotlyn Faux Fur Vest by BB Dakota with Wood Blouse by Blaque Label

BB Dakota Zane Blazer with Mink Pink Flip and Style Skirt

Leather Band Skirt by Mink Pink

Behind the Scenes

Pavlyn Girls

Anat Moshkovich Pavlyn Photographer

Shop all of these amazing looks at www.pavlyn.com for the latest Fall Must-Haves!

Thank you so much to all the girls, who looked so stunning in our Fall fashion and did such an amazing job modelling all the pieces!

XOXO

M

Pavlyn’s First Pop-Up Shop!

19 Sep

Between movie fests and shopping nights out we were crazy enough to squeeze in our very first pop-up sale on September 7th!  Thank you to all our shoppers who made it out that night and made it such a success. In case you missed it, don’t worry – we are definitely planning to have another pop-up soon!

Pavlyn Celebrity Pop Up Shop

One of the Pavlyn Girls Setting Up for the Sale

 

The Pavlyn Girls

First of all, we want to send a big THANK YOU to Angela and Valentina from The Store On Queen (TSOQ) at 719 Queen Street West, where our event took place. We love their mix of sexy and edgy pieces, and they were so sweet to let us use their phenomenal venue for all our dresses, jeans, blazers, and accessories.

Second of all, we want to thank all our interns and friends who helped us make this event a reality! Especially, Lee Anne, Ruth and Stacey. We couldn’t have done it without you girls.

Thank you to The Store On Queen (TSOQ)

Dresses, Blazers and Deepa Gurnani Crystal Headpieces

The night was hot, because of the sexy clothes (of course!) and… maybe the broken AC ;) but thank goodness we had a little bubbly to cool us down!

The Pop-Up Sale Begins

We had some great sales and were able to feature some of our newest arrivals like the Keepsake Say You Will dress. Shoppers couldn’t keep their hands off our Naven, Blaque Label and For Love and Lemons dresses and blazers! It’s always so fun to see how people pair our pieces to create their own looks!

J Brand Jeans, Keepsake & For Love and Lemons Dresses

Our new Deepa Gurnani crystal headpieces were brilliant and Maria sparkled in hers throughout the night. If you’re tired of the same old accessories and want to try something new, these little headbands are a total show stopper and will instantly dress up any outfit, look super cute, and dazzle everyone! Plus, the celebs are loving Deepa’s handmade bands!

Pop-up sales are such a great way to meet new people and get an idea of what our customers like! We just love seeing the dresses in person and providing styling tips on the spot! Overall, it was a really fun night and we loved meeting all of you!

Keep your eyes out for our next pop-up. And let us know if there’s a neighbourhood you’d like to see us in!

XOXO

A&M

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