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Fall 15 Footwear

28 Aug

With Fall finally approaching and a rainy weekend beginning, it is time to start the transition into fall footwear… but that means it’s time for boots!

With our fall collection, we recommend ankle boots or knee high boots.

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The Beatrix

In our Fall pictures the model is wearing these ankle boots from Topshop. They also look great with knee high socks or black tights.











The Annabel

This dress is great with the ankle boots again, but also with tall boots, such as these:

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                                   Heeled        or       Flat


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The Veronica

Great with ankle boots, heels or flats. For boots, stick to neutral colours; but for heels try a variety of different fall colours such as plum, red, or burgundy.



Style Icons Who Would Wear Blushing Designs

3 Aug

Every designer dreams of having a style icon wear their designs  and sometimes that becomes a reality. Also, many designers may use a style icon as a muse or create an icon out of a muse. We couldn’t help but to image these icons as models of Blushing Designs…

Audrey Hepburn… in the Audrey Dress

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We channeled Audrey when we designed the Audrey dress, so we only see fit that she be the icon who represented this dress.

Grace Kelly… 4-Way DressGrace in the 4 way copy

Grace always had that classic 50’s style that reminded us of the 4-way’s A-line shape.

Marilyn Monroe… in the Belinda DressMarilyn in the Belinda copy

Marilyn has an amazing hourglass shape, which is why we chose the Belinda dress to show off her curves.

Twiggy… in the Lucille DressTwiggy in the Lucille copy

Twiggy is the face of Mod fashion, and since the Lucille dress

reminded us so much of the 60’s, we could only imagine her wearing it.

Liz… in the Wrap Dress

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Blushing Boutique at The Deighton Cup

28 Jul

The Deighton Cup is not just about horse racing… but about crowning a king and queen of style. This event has the ultimate showcase of every kind of hat from big and floppy to small and feathered, finished off with some of the most beautifully designed dresses.

Three beautiful women Coreena Robertson, Karen Holness, and Sharon Taylor in Blushing Designs!


We love these gorgeous summer outfits, all matched perfecting with the correct headwear. Each lovely lady has her own individual sense of style, yet they go so well together in the photo.


Jacqueline Ryan looking effortlessly chic wearing our very own assistant designer Tassie Vicais’ label Addmint Designs.


Here we see coordination at its finest, by matching the Dress, Shoes and Hat to the T.


Sharon Taylor looking absolutely divine!


Wow! Stunning. Coreena Robertson and Sharon Taylor being interviewed by the beautiful Fiona Forbes. 


We love accessories, especially in the form of stunningly colourful hats!

Best Hairstyles of Summer 2015

24 Jul

Summer time is a great time to show of your luscious locks without the restrictions of a wooly toque. Here are our favourite hair styles for summer!

Accessorized Do’s

Adding a flower to your hair creates the instant feel of summer. Try a romantic rose, like the picture, or even a flower crown. Accessories are great for up and down do’s, straight, curly, and wavy alike. Dress it up with a sparkly hair barrette for dinner or a party.

Contemporary Crimps

Try a retro look with a new twist by only crimping small sections of the hair. Again, this looks great with any length, but best with straightened hair. This would be great for going out because it doesn’t require much effort but certainly looks like it!

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Try adding a few braids into your do! Spice up any look with some small to medium sized braids. You can do this with a large braid like the picture, in an up-do, or simply with your natural hair down. This looks especially beachy with wavy hair.

Half up-do



Simple, classic, beautiful. The half up look is great with all hair textures and on medium to long hair. Leave you bangs down or try a middle part like the photo to bring out your smile. This is an easy way to walk out the door looking fabulous without adding even 5 minutes to your morning routine.

Swimsuits for Every Body Type

21 Jul

We all dread bathing suit shopping, but finding the right one for your body type will make you stand out at the beach. Firstly, you need to figure out how to dress for your body type. Below is a diagram of different shapes. The best method is to draw the eye away from the larger areas and accentuate your best assets.



A smaller chest requires less support, so you can look for styles with more minimal coverage or embellished detailing, bows, and patterns to create the illusion of a larger chest.

  • A plunging neckline or eye-catching top draws the eye upward, minimizing the bottom.
  • For a small bust, Triangle tops create the illusion of curves, as do tops with bold prints or embellishments with ruffles.
  • Try bottoms in solid colours so not to draw extra attention to the area.
  • Avoid brazilian or high waisted cuts because you will be constantly adjusting them to get proper coverage.

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  • Bra-style tops with underwire and adjustable straps provide extra bust support. The thicker the strap, the more support. Also, look for bathing suits that come in bra sizes versus S,M,L.
  • You can also rock an asymmetrical neckline, which will draw the eye up and away, instead of straight across.
  • For a smaller tush, try bathing suits with ruching to balance out your curves.
  • Avoid ruffles or embellishments up top if you’re hoping to minimize the focus on your chest.

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  • Tops or bottoms with bold prints, ruffles, and embellishments  can create the appearance of more curve at top and bottom.
  • Monokinis create fabulous curves, as do one-pieces with slashes or strategically placed cutouts.
  • Suits with less coverage help to create the illusion of a shapelier figure.
  • The smaller the swimsuit bottom, the fuller and curvier the derriere appears.
  • Tie-side bikini bottoms enhance curves and adjust perfectly to your size.
  • Don’t go for straight-across bandeaus, boy-cut briefs or shapeless full-pieces, as this will only enhance your athletic figure.



Whether you prefer to be covered up, or you’re out to slim your middle, there are a number of one-piece and two-piece suits, like high-waisted or tankini styles, that help to smooth out your middle.

  • Gathered fabric hides bulges and creates definition in the waist.
  • If you carry your weight in the lower part of your belly, try on a retro-inspired, high-waisted suit. The trick is to find a pair that covers your belly button to prevent a muffin top.
  • To try and flatter a fuller thigh, opt for bottoms with a little bit more coverage. Bottoms with a skirt can help to conceal part of your upper leg.



  • Asymmetrical suits draw the eye toward the neckline, highlighting the beautiful line from a woman’s neck to her collarbone.
  • Colorblocking can help highlight your shape, as do retro suits (think high waists and boxy halter tops).
  • Go for solid colours so not to distort you proportions and look for tops with good support and underwire
  • If you’re not keen on exaggerating your curves, then steer clear of monokinis or string bikinis with thicker ties, which can accentuate your widest areas.

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The Evolution of Blushing Designs

14 Jul

Designer Shelley Klassen has built her career by creating an irresistible feminine style of chic women’s clothing. Launching her first label in 1999, Klassen is a graduate of Richard Robinson Academy of Design in Ottawa, a school which taught Klassen the elegance of haute couture and the intricacies of pattern making.

Then came Blushing Boutique. The store opened in 2007 in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The store has been known for its amazing customer service and personal alteration on site.

See how her style has evolved throughout the years..


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Shelley’s style has always had a feminine-retro feel.


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Story of a Girl

– a line developed for the younger end of her market in their 20’s



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See what we have today at blushingboutique.com

This Summer’s Hottest Colours to Wear

19 Jun

Mellow Yellow

Yellow is a great summer colour that makes you shine like the sun! Try it in our Isabella & Belinda dresses.



Light blues to bring out your summer glow.. Wear it in a dress or a skirt for a beautiful day look.


Passionate Red

Reds grab attention and look fabulous on everyone, blondes, brunette, even redheads when you find the right shade. Try one of our little red dresses for a Saturday night such as a fab Faux Wrap or our Story of a Girl Gabriella dress.

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Glacier Grey

If you don’t want to be overly bold, try a subdued grey for a soft day look. These new Isla and Phillipa dresses also come in green.

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Glorious Greens

A unique choice to try is a great green! For a fresh summer day look, try our 4-Way Dresses or light Faux Wraps.

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