Author: sashamei

Get Un-Ready With Me: Four Step Cleansing with Lise Watier

From a young age, I had skincare and good facial hygiene drilled into me. I like to credit my Asian background for foregrounding good skin habits: try not to wear makeup, wash your face twice every day, and find a solid regimen that works for you. I hardly wear makeup in my outfit photos on Instagram, and after lots of feedback and messages, I’m sharing one of my favourite skincare regimes to achieve glowing and radiant skin. Lise Watier recently launched The Cleansers Collection – a four-step skincare routine developed in collaboration with a Korean skincare lab that offers fresh and innovative cleansing products. Concentrated with natural ingredients, they combine the power of nature with K Beauty expertise. I may not be Korean, but I know enough to understand that they have renowned beauty products and beautiful skin! Prioritizing skincare is so important to me, that this entire blog post is dedicated to this skincare regime to help everyone achieve glowing skin. It’s important to note that while I follow this full routine at least …

Vintage Roundup: August 2018

I’ve done plenty of vintage/thrift shopping this month. As mid-August heat signals the onset of the end of summer months, I’ve decided to collect all my vintage looks in a single blog post. I received a number of questions following each post asking about my favourite vintage spots in both Toronto and Montreal. It’s either that or where did you get that? I love it! While I have yet to explore Montreal’s vintage scene (and I will!), I’ve been committed to the same few stores in Toronto for years. So for each piece pictured, I listed its corresponding store. Some of them aren’t even from Toronto. I shop all over. You’re welcome. Yellow blazer (I’ve belted it into a dress): Act Two Boutique (Toronto) Canary Yellow top: Mama Loves You Vintage (Toronto) Denim skirt: Repurposed Levi’s jeans from Editorial Boutique (Montreal) Terrycloth Polo jacket: Act Two Boutique (Toronto) Gold Topper: Act Two Boutique (Toronto) Black Versace Blazer: Rewind (Toronto) Emerald Saint Laurent blouse: Rewind (Toronto) Polo white denim jacket: L Train vintage (NYC) Studded white jeans: Melrose Vintage Firenze …

On Film with Sammie Chan

My friend Sammie Chan is a lady of many talents, especially when it comes to film photography. Recently we got together to shoot some looks in Toronto’s Cabbagetown, away from the common crowd of influencers shooting downtown. The historic neighbourhood is decidedly unchanged, with charming, old-fashioned houses and smaller restaurants. Here’s a few of my favourite pictures: Dress: Aritzia (no longer available, similar/more lacey one here) Blazer: Vintage Versace Collection, from Rewind Vintage. Similar ones here and here Photography: Sammie Chan

Le Chateau April picks and a side of brunch

It’s April and I’ve got a leg out. I can finally wear something other than boots. Hopefully. Montreal seems to be in some prolonged winter. I find my picks this month a little bit funny because I used to be completely against kitten heels. They felt stupid and I couldn’t walk in them because they felt almost like a flat shoe. I also had the most awkward perception of myself and couldn’t seem to work them. Fast-forward about five years, and Dior’s “J’aDior” pumps have broken the Internet and many people’s wallets. In my wildest dreams I’d buy a little black pair, but that just may have to wait. This red pair from Le Chateau’s Luxe will absolutely do. If you’ve followed my Le Chateau picks all year you’ll notice that for the past few months I’ve fallen for the Luxe collection and I’ll keep saying it every time. I get multiple people asking me where I got these shoes and they’ll be in complete disbelief when I say Le Chateau (and even greater disbelief …

Last day to shop REVOLVE’s Friends and Family Sale!

I’ve written a little about REVOLVE before, and how it is steadily making its way into the Canadian market. While discouraging for recent enthusiasm surrounding the movement to shop local, REVOLVE is bringing some our favourite west coast vibes to a place that really needs the optimism and brightness associated with 24/7/365 Californian sunshine (drought not included). They’re giving 20% off your purchase when you email this link to invite your friends to the sale. I’m personally loving this LPA bustier for Spring. It’s got a Chanel vibe, reminiscent of their SS18 show set under a waterfall. I styled it with straight legged jeans (my faves are from GRLFRND Denim (also available at REVOLVE) and a leather jacket or blazer. based off of prior styling, I’d say go for a blazer or something sleek. The tweed fabric is accentuated more by a sleek topper than something like a moto jacket, which has zippers and ornaments that distract from the pattern of the bustier. I’m loving this blazer (almost sold out!) from Alice + Olivia, and this …

Le Chateau March picks

It hasn’t quite been heels weather in Montreal, but that hasn’t stopped me from giving these cerulean slingbacks from Le Chateau a try. It was love at first sight, and I can’t get over the colour of them! They exude all things optimistic and spring, and brighten up any look. I like to style them with a pair of jeans and nice top with a leather blazer (seen in pics). Maybe CEO off-duty is the new trend? Either way, these pointy-toed pumps scream power and sophistication. In my humble opinion. I should also state that if you’re not into the whole cerulean thing (and you obviously haven’t watched The Devil Wears Prada), then maybe hot pink is more up your alley. The shoes are available in three different colours for every type of shoe lover: hot pink, cerulean, and taupe (for the tonal-obsessed out there). If you want my opinion, I suggest going bold. Shop the shoes here! Shoes fit true to size, and I’m 5’5″ wearing a size 38.