Archive | March, 2012

Weekend Wishlist – Designer Duds at a Discount!

30 Mar

Three-Way Thursday!

29 Mar

Shelley Klassen’s Spring line has so many beautiful dresses to choose from! This burn-out silk godess dress priced at $244, is one of the Blushette’s favorites. It can be purchased in store or online at www.blushingboutique.com!

Look #1: Cool as a Cucumber

Nadine is a cool customer in her wool fedora, leather jacket, and two-tone yellow shoes. Taking this dress through the seasons, she looks oh-so-fall and we are oh-so-falling for her!

Look #2: Dancing Queen

Straight and to the point! Clutch by Davie & Chio ($110- available at Blushing), crystal necklace by Rachel Robinson ($220- Available at Blushing), black pumps and a sultry stare. She’s going out dancing, darling… and who are you to stand in her way!?

Look #3: Beauty of Bohemia

 Take your burn-out silk dress to a chic beach party! The perfect boho girl wears genuine stones from Earth Essence jewelry, like this jade and turquoise necklace sold at Blushing Boutique ($69), a beautiful royal blue silk scarf by To Desire ($145- at Blushing) to wrap around your neck or to keep your locks in check while the ocean’s breeze swirls around you! Ahh what a vision! And what is Boho-chic without a locally hand-beaded tote to carry your sandals in? Get yours by Creative Dimenions ($79) here at Blushing!

Meet the Dress Monday: Leilani

26 Mar

Name: Leilani (means ‘heavenly flower’ in Hawaiian)

Likes: Walking barefoot in the sand, happy hour, drinking out of coconuts, her hibiscus garden.

Dislikes: Snow, Minus 20 degree weather, being on time

Hobby: Sun Bathing

Music Idol: Elvis Presley

Lifelong Ambition: To win a  24 hour  hula dance-a-thon.

The Blushettes: Sara

25 Mar

Name: Sara Armstrong

Job Title: Design Intern turned Sales and PR Manager

Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan.

How did you get into design? Sara first completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the U of R, with a major in installation art and minor in sculpture. She had always wanted to be an artist. A highschool teacher once told Sara she should go into fashion because of her ever-changing look. (Sara is a chameleon of fashion –  starting with her gothic grunge phase in grade 2, shortly followed by the psychedllic 90’s and her favorite mint pleather jacket inspired by the Spice Girls). Little did she know, textiles and eco-design was where her heart lyeth.

What Do You Do To Unwind After a Long Day? Sara likes to enjoy a glass of wine and hit the sketch book!

Would You Ever Go Sky Diving? Funny you ask, Sara has been sky diving  in Byron Bay, Austalia… Over the ocean at 14,000 Ft!  And only told her Mother after her feet were planted safely on the ground. She would do it again and again!

If You Won the Lottery What Would be the First Thing You Would Buy? Groceries.

Do You Have Any Advice for Someone Who Wants to be a Fashion Designer? Never stop dreaming, keep your curiosity!

Blushing Boutique at Fashion Week

24 Mar

We were honoured to show on the opening night of Vancouver Fashion Week Spring 2012.  The show was at the Chinese Cultural Center and began at 9 p.m! We had 33 Dresses that were each indivdualistic and a vision of  pure beauty. We had some great reviews – click here to read one!-  Our spring collection will soon be available to purchase online and also in Shelley Klassen’s flagship store: Blushing Boutique!

  

Shelley Klassen also showcased a Bridal piece, worn by the stunning, Kelsey Vicars and was gorgeouslyadorned in Bun pearls!

Our newest Blushette, baby Abigail,  made an appearance to her very first fashion show and what a great introduction it was!

For more images of the Fashion Show and further Blushette Updates, check us out on our  Facebook page!

XOXO – The Blushettes!

Three-Way Thursday!

23 Mar

For today’s Three-Way Thursday we have one of the adorable spring dresses that we debuted at Fashion Week last night.  This strapless little stretch cotton number is perfect for pairing with a sweater now for a sultry pin-up look and wearing with bright wedges when the weather gets hot.

Outfit 1: A la Charlotte York from Sex and the City we have a sweet little white blazer (Shelley Klassen) and some white pumps.  A perfect look for lunch out with the girls.

Outfit 2: For the Bettie Page in all of us we turned our dress into a pencil skirt by adding a wrap top (Shelley Klassen, $115).  A belt to define the waist and some chunky pearls (Bun, $110) make this look pin-up perfection.

Outfit 3: Polka dots are sweet no more.  We rocked this look out with bold black leather accessories and two pairs of glamazon earrings.  Get out of this girl’s way, she’s got a world to take over!

Fashion Week Opening Gala

22 Mar

Some quick pics from the Vancouver Fashion Week opening gala last night.  We can’t wait for out show tomorrow night! Stay tuned…

Shelly Klassen and our gorgeous model Megan (in Bun pearls) at the photo wall. 

Blushettes Sara and Tassie in Blushing Boutique dresses and JFG and Earth Essence jewelry respectively.