Aritzia’s Cause We Care Foundation x La Notte T-shirt

Aritzia Cause We Care T-Shirt

By now it’s pretty obvious how much I love fashion, but especially when it supports something I truly believe in. When I found out that Vancouver-based charity the Cause We Care foundation had teamed up once again with Aritzia to produce a line of their La Notte t-shirts benefitting single mothers and their children in need, I had to get behind it. Since 2007 the Cause We Care Foundation has provided assistance to those dealing with poverty through their community outreach initiatives such as subsidized housing and after-school programs. The Artizia La Notte uber-cool graphic t-shirts share important messages that urge the public to put “Women and Children first”, while proceeds help support the YWCA Cause We Care House. I’ve dressed mine up, pairing it with a Mango lady-like skirt, a vintage jean vest, a vintage clutch borrowed from my mom (had to include a part of my mom in this outfit), a vintage belt from Value Village, and Jessica Simpson pony hair strappy sandals from Hudson’s Bay, but you can easily wear this shirt with just a pair of jeans or as part of your activewear.

Aritzia Cause We Care T-shirt

Aritzia Cause We Care T-shirt

Aritzia Cause We Care T-shirt

Aritzia Cause We Care T-shirt

Aritzia Cause We Care T-shirt

These t-shirts also make a great last-minute Mother’s Day gift, and can be purchased here. The Cause We Care Foundation is also doing some other Mother’s Day initiatives, like Coif it up for a Cause this Saturday, May 10 at Halo Salon. To learn more about this event and what Cause We Care does in our community, visit www.causewecare.org.

All photography by Mitra Mansour.

Transitional Styling with StreetScout.Me

This time of the year is one of my favourites. Warmer weather means ditching bulky winter coats, but spring breezes along with cool nights means the substitute is chic layered pieces that doesn’t make you feel too hot. As someone who could be classified as blazer-obsessed, I love finding new patterns and colours in this classic shape that elevate it from business to fashion-forward. Plus, it’s my go-to item for creating the perfect spring look that can be both casual yet sophisticated.

To showcase this perfect transitional piece, I teamed up with my favourite local street style photographers, StreetScout.Me, led by the talented dynamic duo (in both life and in business) Sabrina Fenster and Jeremy Levy. Coming from marketing and fashion editorial backgrounds, StreetScout.Me was created to showcase the realistic side of fashion, and show the rest of Canada just how relatable fashion actually can be. I’d say that’s a mandate after my own heart! Sabrina’s older brother is a good friend and broadcasting colleague of mine, and was my principal videographer/editor of the show I created, West Coast Style. For so long I’ve been hoping to collaborate with his equally as creative sister, and was so happy to finally make it happen now that Sabrina and Jeremy call Vancouver home. You may have seen their shots on recognizable publications such as Fashion Magazine, but here is our transitional styling shoot:

 

Lord & Taylor tartan blazer from Hudson’s Bay, Target chambray shirt, BCBG Max Azria leather leggings, J.Crew statement necklace, Ever New pony hair leopard print smoking slippers, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel, gold rings from Winners, sparkle studs from Forever 21, and Ray Ban sunglasses from Sunglasses Hut.

Aren’t these shots AH-MAZING??? A big thank you to StreetScout.Me!