by Tara Osipoff on August 9, 2013
“Tara, there is mail here for you.”
“Where is it from?” I reply, as I pluck away at my computer on the kitchen table.
“Hillberg and Berk.”
Enough said, I jump up and snatch it!
My ticket arrived for the Hillberg and Berk fall launch show, the Aurora Lux Collection.
For all of my fellow fashionista’s who are unaware about Hillberg and Berk, it is a lux, elegant and stylish jewelry line, and one of my personal favourites. What attracts me personally to the line is that it combines a classic and sleek design with bold statement detailing. It also appeals to me because it is an attainable luxury. In other words, I can feel like a million dollars sporting it around my neck with out having to worry about how I’m going to eat for the next three months because of the purchase.
Hillberg and Berk was established in 2007 and is now considered one of the top jewelry lines in Canada. Hillberg and Berk is continuously producing stunning collections year after year and always evolving with trends. Beyond creating beautiful tangible products with their line of jewelry, Hillberg and Berk creates a social impact by advocating for the empowerment of women. With every new collection Hillberg and Berk is sponsoring a new cause. Along with a charity chosen for every collection, there is a woman chosen to be the face of the line. All of the women who represent the collections are chosen based on their will to create positive change. This year journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is the face of the fall collection. The charity for fall is the International Centre for Research on Women. ICRW’s mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. Fifty dollars from every limited edition pendant of the Aurora Lux collection will be donated equally to Lemmon and the charity.
Okay, so if you didn’t know about H&B, now you know. Now, let’s talk about the show. I will put it this way: I haven’t missed a H&B show yet, and I have yet to be disappointed by the performance. I also have the inside scoop that this years show is going to blow the past years out of the water. I can’t give away too many details yet, but stay tuned and I will be dropping mad hints in the next few weeks on how this years event will be off the hook.
Embrace Hillberg and Berk like never before. The show will be held August 22 at the Kramer IMAX theatre.
You can get your tickets to the show online at www.hillbergandberk.com
Schedule is as follows:
VIP shopping experience at 6pm
First show- 6:30 pm
Brief remarks from Rachel
View and shop the Aurora Lux collection
Second show- 8pm
View and shop the Aurora Lux collection
“After party” in the resto area of the Science Centre
Remember, fashionably late doesn’t apply to seasonal wear. Be the first to get your hands on the fall H&B, Aurora Lux collection.
Hillberg and Berk Runway Show 2012 – Le Cirque De Vie (above)
by Tara Osipoff on August 8, 2013
5 Trends For Fall
Heavy Statement Outwear Pieces- From chunky knits to over sized box coats, the bigger statement the coat makes, the better. The coat is where the eyes should go this fall. Lush furs and thick wools, the more fabric the better. Don’t be afraid to step out of ordinary fall earth tons, contrasting monochromatic and mixed prints are a go, as long as it has something to say, it’s a piece to be worn.
White isn’t just for summer this year, it is caring itself through the fall and winter too. Just make sure your whites are season appropriate. Pack away your skimpy cottons summer dresses and fill your wardrobe with white sweaters, coats, pants and autumn suited pieces.
Military inspired looks have trickled down into the ready-to-wear lines once again this season. Army greens are always a fall favorite, add some buckles, buttons and fringe detailing and you’re nailin’ this falls look.
Although it isn’t quite “cya later” to the slim fit, we certainly are saying “hello” to slouchy and wide lagged pants. This fall there is a room for movement in your bottoms. We are still seeing cropped hem lines but we also see free flowing bell-bottoms as well. Heavy prints seem be disappearing and solids are back once again.
Mid-Century lines are making a huge come back this fall. The cuts and fits in everything from waist coats to skirts have heavy influence from the mid-century. It is a completely elegant and very feminine feel. The tailored waist is flattering for every woman and it gives a great opportunity to layer for the fall weather.