Dress me up; accessorize.
One of my favourite things about fall is endless accessories at my disposal. Scarves and hats, for no other reason than they are pretty; layers of jewellery to add a little sparkle; makeup colours you don’t have to worry about sweating off.
I play up the length of my torso with long necklaces and and dramatic print scarves, and while in Victoria I found some new pieces that have me cuffed.
The vintage belt bracelet is my new favourite piece.
Needless to say, I was the happiest kid in the arm candy store when I discovered that the H&M at The Core (Calgary’s downtown shopping centre) was one of six in Canada to be carrying Anna Dello Russo’s accessory line.
Have you heard of her? The insanely talented Editor at Large and Creative Consultant for Vogue Japan famed for her wild imagination and groundbreaking street style. I first learned about her watching a E! Fashion documentary about Tommy Ton, a Canadian photographer that sees Anna as a muse. Brilliant what the two of them can do to fashion.
My favourite thing about her collection is that it is attention grabbing. Playful and a bit Cleopatra-esque if you ask me. Gold and turquoise and leather. Meow!
And hints of orange. It’s so fall.
I missed the grand opening event because of my fantastic vacation, but heard the mall opened early and had designated lineup areas to greet the crowds. Now that I’m back I can’t wait to go in and check out the collection.
Fun fact: Outside of Anna, H&M has previously collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garçons, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Versace and Marni. High fashion at H&M prices. Style accessible to the masses without having to wait a season for a knockoff. Love it!
If you’d like to drool over the full collection, click click click here.
What fall accessory are you most excited about?
Mine is usually boots, but seeing as my brace won’t fit in them I’m all about necklaces right now.