Wednesday, 25 February 2015

#WCW

Self proclaimed designer, fiancé, daughter. sister, aunt, friend, boss, baker, snack mom and snow globe collector, us VAMers mostly know this leggy beauty from the Hills or the City. Whitney Port first appeared along side Lauren Conrad when she was interning at Teen Vogue. Born and raised in California, she studied fashion marketing at a university level. After realizing she was in need of change she up and relocated to the concrete jungle where she interned for DVF. This natural blonde currently owns her own clothing line and incorporates her pieces regularly into her everyday wear.


Whitney’s personal style is what made us select her this week. Much like the VAM clientele, she is not afraid of colour and combines them easily with printed pieces. Laid back styles such as a slouchy jumpsuit are dressed up with heels and appropriate accessories. She embraces oversized tops and balances them out with micro minis.  This icon also has also mastered the art of combining high and low price points and quality resulting in a unique style all her own.






BB Dakota jumpsuit 



Filippa K silk dress 180$ 



                              Bella Lux mini's available at VAM in black and grey.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

#WCW

After much anticipation, our first spring shipments are rolling in and from one of our favourites no less, BB Dakota. Carrying both the younger sister line Jack and BB Dakota this season, our house of clothing is currently infused with fun &easy pieces. Doing what they do best out of California, they have sent the sun up in form of breezy sundresses, nautical stripes, soft oversize grey t-shirts, and flowered kimonos.

Our crush this week is none other than a girl with a distinct artistic vision who has recently teamed up with BB Dakota. Canadian and only twenty-two years young, she started her craft in high school. Publications such as Vice, Purple and Rookie Mag took notice of the energy portrayed in her snapshots. Stunning pictures with a particular neon glow, Petra Collins explores topics such as the teenage gaze and body image.  In the BB Dakota short film, she takes on the US by hitting the open road. Joined by her sister and gall palls, she captures what impact dance has had on several girls from different walks of life. Youthful energy bubbles over in her pictures/ films and matches effortlessly with BB Dakota’s flirty vibe. 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkGD_JW8tVU









Wednesday, 11 February 2015

#WCW


Our woman crush wednesday this week goes by the name of Louise Kimble. If it doesn’t ring a bell yet, it will shortly. With our new arrivals slowly rolling in our first shipment of Torchlight jewellery has us as giddy as the warm winter sun. Being designed and shipped out of Santa Barbara California, these gypsy inspired jewels grasped our attention right off the bat. This girl boss started the line out of Venice California five years ago. 


Ever since then, they have been playing with magical stones such as quarts, turquoise and moonstone. By combining these with silver or brushed bronze, they capture a vintage yet refined style. Arrow heads, native birds and carved motives reflect the signature California bohemian vibe. Torchlight pieces range from cocktail rings, small studs, wispy layering necklaces, statement cuffs and more.
Not only are the design of these goods amazing but the company itself is based off the concept of sustainability and encouraging domestic production. All of these pieces are handcrafted and made from recycled metal. 









Wednesday, 4 February 2015

#WCW



We are crushing hard on this super model not only because she grew up in Ontario but because she embodies all sorts of girl power. Daria Werbowy navigated through the tough seas of modelling landing herself the number six position on the Forbes top earning models list.

Discovered at age 14 and already 5’11, it was easy to see that she had a promising future in the industry. A slow start in Canada only lead to international success later on. It wasn’t long before prestigious world wide beauty campaigns started rolling in for this leggy icon. 

Daria still holds the record for opening and closing the most shows in one season. This gypsy queen does not shy away from sports such a sailing South America for months at a time or snowboarding every chance she gets. Once exposed to the runway, she became a street style favourite for her laid back edgy ensembles. She can often be spotted fresh faced with tousled hair exuding confidence in a simple yet stylish outfit. This catwalk veteran is not afraid to sport a sparkly little black dress for an occasion.

Get the look here at VAM.




Joa knit 65$ 









 Krista Norris scarf 84$

 
Friends &LoversLA dress 195 reduced to 95$