{ GUEST BLOGGER } Sarah Murray of Fashion Capsule

TIFF, VIFF…film fest season is on in Canada. The stars are out in force in the great white north and they are chanelling our laid back, casual style. Here’s a look at some of the key styles from the red carpet in Toronto. 

LBD- The little black dress is an easy option for looking fabulous and unpretentious. From midi-length to cutouts, stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Tina Fey and Laura Dern worked the red carpet in some pared back styles.  
Love this cute LBD from Anthropologie

Lace and Mesh- Adding glamour to Hollywood North was a fresh fabric choice, patterned lace and mesh. Amanda Seyfried paired a lace t-shirt with a floral mini skirt, Reese Witherspoon wore a purple lace mini dress, Keira Knightley wore a lace black and white polka dot dress, and Jennifer Garner’s LBD had a side detail of mesh.   

Jewel Tones- Saturated colours at the end of summer seem like a welcome transition to the cooler months ahead. Kate Bosworth, Jane Fonda, and Naomi Watts were some of the actresses in shades of ruby, amethyst, and sapphire.

This gorgeous lace dress from DVF incorporates both the lace & jewels tone trends perfectly.

String ties- Starlets new and old were rocking Little House on the Prairie string ties. The new take on bow ties is an exciting new collar detail! Janet Jones Gretzky, Nicole Kidman, and young actress Kaitlyn Dever added them to tuxedos, dresses and jumpsuits. 

Our guest blogger Sarah Murray is the agency director at Fashion Capsule, and the Fashion Arts Program Coordinator, and Recruitment and Industry Relations at VCC.
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CELEBRITY STYLE: Layered Necklaces

We love following our favorite celebrities like Jessica Alba and Sarah Michelle Gellar and taking style cues from these leading ladies. One of our favorite trends is delicate layered necklaces and these two celebs always look put together and on trend.

We love how effortlessly cool Jessica Alba looks in her boyfriend fit tee & boho inspired hat.
Jessica layers her jewels like a pro! Get the look with our Casey Necklace, Kristin Necklace and Black Onyx Juno Necklace.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is perfectly layered with delicate gold necklaces and a cute tweed jacket. Get the look with our Desire Sideways Necklace and Abbey Necklace.

These two busy moms always look amazing and we definitely covet their style. Who do you like to take style cues from? We'd love to see how you layer your favorite Brooklyn Designs pieces together. Tag us on INSTAGRAM with #BrooklynDesigns and show us!

{celeb photos via pinterest}

STYLE MOMENT: Fall Fashion Must Haves

I have to admit, I have always been a big fan of Aritzia. I love the simple and easy to wear style of their brands and the quality of their clothing as well. They recently released their Fall collections and these 3 pieces are on my must have list!

While we're transitioning from Summer to Fall weather here in B.C., you could easily swap the boots and pants for a pair of distressed denim shorts and a cute pair of sandals, or a great patterned maxi skirt would look fantastic as well.

Emma Lariat, Lauren Earrings, Farah & Marley bracelets

This combo of grey tone jewels from our new Fall Collection will pair perfectly with this outfit. You can easily add in some coloured gemstones as well to add some vibrancy to your look.

We want to know what your Fall fashion must haves are! Comment below or send us a tweet.

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