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Upcoming Events & Sales: Nicole Bridger, Jason Matlo, LYNNsteven

Nicole Bridger ‘Love Local’ Launch

Nicole Bridger will be hosting a variety of local brands from childrens wear to odor-nixing undergarments at her Kitsilano shop. The official launch happens tonight and the brands will be at the shop at least until Valentine’s Day for your shopping needs.


  • WHAT | Nicole Bridger’s Love Local Launch Party
  • WHERE | 2151 West 4th Ave
  • WHEN | Feb 6th @ 7:00 – 10:00pm
  • WHY | Get great gifts in time for Valentine’s Day!

Jason Matlo Sample Sale

Jason Matlo sample sale

One of our favourite designers, Jason Matlo,  is holding a sample sale this Friday and Saturday. Up to 80% off? Hell yeah!


  • WHAT | Jason Matlo sample sale
  • WHERE | 511 – 55 Water St
  • WHEN | Feb7th – 8th @ 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • WHY | Amazing designs at 80% off

Jason Matlo info via Nicolette’s blog

LYNNsteven Fall/Winter Sale

LYNNsteven sale
After heading over to the Jason Matlo sale, be sure to pop by LYNNsteven‘s fall/winter sale also in the Gastown neighborhood.


  • WHAT | LYNNsteven Fall/Winter 2013 Sale
  • WHERE | 225 Carrall St
  • WHEN | Feb 7th – 9th
  • WHY | Get a $5 gift card to The Coffee Bar to keep warm while you shop!

C. by Chelsea

c by chelsea sale


  • WHAT | C. by Chelsea sale
  • WHERE | 1834 West 4th Ave
  • WHY | Sale merchandise already 10 – 50% off – and you get an EXTRA 20% on top of that!

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Be SCENE: m0851 Customer Appreciation Event

m0851 customer appreciation

m0851 always throws a good party. Join the team at the Alberni store location this Thursday if you register by today!


  • What | m0851 Customer Appreciation Event
  • When | Thursday, November 21st from 5 – 9pm
  • Where | 1035 Alberni St
  • How | RSVP today at


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Join Us at Dynamite’s Best Dressed Shopping Party Tonight!

Dynamite Rack Sign: Selected by Style by Fire

This is it! Tonight Aurora & I will be hosting Dynamite’s Best Dressed Shopping Party at Metropolis at Metrotown from 5 to 9pm. Come by for great deals – 25% off, sweet treats, and goody bags.

There will also be items we hand picked ourselves that are “blogger certified.” And if you’re thinking we’ve chosen some black & white pieces… you’re right!

Come by to shop, chat, tweet and enjoy the event. We’re excited to see you all!

xo, Miranda

@DynamiteStyle | #DynamiteBestDressed

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You’re Invited to Dynamite’s Best Dressed Party!

dynamite invite

This post was sponsored by Groupe Dynamite.

Hey guys! We’re so excited to announce that you are cordially invited to Dynamite’s “Best Dressed Party” this Thursday, November 7th! Of the hundreds of Dynamite locations in North America, only 50 stores will host a shopping event, and only 13 of those stores will feature a blogger-hosted shopping party. And yes, Aurora & I are honoured to be selected as the Vancouver fashion bloggers :) We’ll be in store giving our two cents on style.

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The Best Dressed Party takes place at Metropolis at Metrotown, and it’s going to be a fun night for you. Receive 25% off your purchase, sweet treats, and if you spend more than $60, you’ll receive a complimentary gift bag filled with holiday goodies.

Come shop great fall trends, such as black and white, cropped tops, and oversized scarves. At the same time, spend some time chatting fashion with us and live tweet with us, because we’d love to meet all of you in person!


  • What | Dynamite’s Best Dressed Party
  • Where | Metropolis at Metrotown
  • When | November 7th, 2013 @ 5 – 9pm
  • Who | Featuring Aurora & Miranda!
  • Why | 25% off, free gift back with $60 purchase (includes fragrance, set of holiday coasters, and set of wine markers) and come hang out with us!

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Jennyfleur Loves Says Goodbye to Yaletown

Jennyfleur Final Party

Must all good things come to an end? For Jennifer Gray, owner of Jennyfleur Loves boutique in Yaletown, not so much. She says, “We have not found another location that is suitable for us yet, so for now we will remain online. You may see us in the future ‘popping up.'” Being located within a building in Yaletown without a window to the street to attract foot traffic can be hard for any retailer. We wish Jennifer and her daughter Shaughnessey the best of luck finding another retail location – especially because we’ve only stopped by the lovely boutique once!


  • What | Jennyfleur Loves’ Last Shopping Party
  • Where | 110-1058 Mainland St
  • When | 5 – 9pm
  • Why | Drinks & in-store specials

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Be SCENE: Gastown Shop Hop Fall 2013


It’s that time of year again… for the Gastown Shop Hop! I haven’t been to a Shop Hop in a while, so maybe this year I’ll check it out and share with you any cool finds I come across. Hope you’ll get the chance to make it out! Even if it’s just to get out, explore local shops, and to give the retailers your support.

xo, Miranda


  • What | Gastown Shop Hop – Fall 2013 edition
  • When | Thursday, Oct 17
  • Where | Gastown boutiques
  • Why | Have fun and support local boutiques

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Be SCENE: FLARE World Runway Tour

FLARE World Runway Tour logo

We received word that the 2nd annual FLARE World Runway Tour has been sold out! Aurora & I will be attending this event tonight, and will be updating you guys on the latest looks from Holt Renfrew. FLARE’s editors, Miranda Purves, Tiyana Grulovic, and Truc Nguyen will be there. We can’t wait to meet these sharp editors, as well as everyone else in the fashion community.

FLARE World Runway Tour



  • Date | Tuesday, October 1st
  • Time | 7pm
  • Location | Pacific Centre Rotunda

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Be SCENE: Obakki Foundation Exhibit at Walrus

Obakki exhibit at Walrus

After hearing Treana Peake speak at Creative Mornings earlier this year, I’ve since been an even bigger fan of what she stands for. Her photography of South Sudan has been incorporated into prints for Obakki fabrics in recent seasons, and some of us just can’t get enough. So if you want to see more, be sure to check out the Obakki Foundation pop-up exhibit next Wednesday, October 2nd.


  • Date | Wednesday, October 2nd
  • Time | 6 – 9pm
  • Location | Walrus @ 3408 Cambie St

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EP!C Preview: Amelia Shaughnessey Loves Leather 2x


Amelia Shaughnessy started making bags from reclaimed leather 3 years ago while working full-time. But at her day job, she says, “All I was thinking about was making bags!” So in January of this year, she opted to make Love Me 2 Times  her full-time work. Although every new business can be a struggle to get off the ground, Amelia confidently says, “It’s worth it to do what you love.”

Her bags are all made from vintage leather jackets… and pants! Apparently there’s quite a high supply of leather pants in the thrifting markets. Pants also offer a much wider range of colour choices for the designer, as most leather jackets she finds are brown or black. What is now a teal handbag was once a pair of pants, and a current blue purse was a former leather skirt. Amelia never knows what to expect when hunting for new materials;  it’s certainly always a surprise.

Because of the panels on these garments, she often takes what may seem like an awkward piece and turns it into a focal point in her designs. Oftentimes, jacket pockets are repurposed as a bag’s external pockets. Perhaps it would act as an easy go-to area for lipstick? Love is literally infused on Love Me 2 Times bags: a little stitched heart makes an appearance on the products.

Look inside the recycled leather bags, the brightly patterend lining you see was made from a vintage dress. In addition to speaking to the environmental awareness she creates, Amelia says she “really wanted to something so each one is unique so that people felt it was something really special.” The uniqueness factor is something that runs throughout her business and personal style. When asked which fashion icon she admires, she doesn’t take a moment to hesitate, and mentions Emilio Pucci. “My entire wardrobe is vintage dresses,” she laughs.

Amelia Shaughnessey

Amelia will be at the EP!C Sustainable Living Festival this July 6 – 7th at the Sustainable Living Marketplace. Check out Love Me 2 Times along with Elroy, Dahlia Drive, and other eco-fashion designers.

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Muse Summer Solstice Social

Muse Summer Solstice Social

I’ve never ventured out to cover Surrey shops, but this one at Morgan Crossing looks pretty interesting! Muse Social Fashion House is throwing a summer solstice social on Saturday with one-day only specials too.


  • Date | Saturday, June 29th, 2013
  • Time | 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Location | 128 – 15745 Croydon Drive, Surrey
  • Etc | More info on Facebook

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