Finally, a boot that a girl can be comfortable in and still look hot! Lace-up ankle high army boots are a perfect winter companion. In the past, these babies have been privy to army soldiers or punk rock kids, but not anymore. This season, they are finally making their way into the mainstream fashion world and boy are they making a statement! Wear them over your skinny jeans, leggings or even with a mini skirt and a leather jacket for a biker chic feel. They look ultra cute with some soft socks peaking out or with untied shoelaces, plus you can also roll your jeans above the boot or tuck them in for a more laid back look. Basically, the way you choose to wear your pair is totally flexible!
Sometimes we wish we carried footwear at Pavlyn…these would definitely make it to our online store!
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!
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Model is wearing the oh-so-sexy What You Were Dress by Keepsake Isn’t she gorgeous?
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
A cell phone break….
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:
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?
Tracy Contrast Blouse by Greylin paired with a Leather Mini Skirt
Leather Cut-Out Dress by Blaque Label
Scarlet Lace Dress by For Love & Lemons
Bond Tuxedo Blazer by Greylin paired with Serena Faux Leather Leggings by Paper Crown
J Brand’s Palisade Skinny Jeans with Anorak Jacket by Mink Pink
Working Girl Blazer by Mink Pink
Naven Blazer in Pop Pink
Paper Crown’s London Coat
Monet Dress by Paper Crown
Scotlyn Faux Fur Vest by BB Dakota with Wood Blouse by Blaque Label
Leather Band Skirt by Mink Pink
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!