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The Anthology’s list of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next…

Woke up this morning to the sweet sound of my own voice on the radio. In response to this article in the New York Times about breaking up with a clothing brand (more emotionally draining than dumping that douche you used to date? I don’t know), the CBC wanted my take. My expert insight? While I may have broken up with Abercrombie because of its love of younger women (I adored the brand in my tweens) I’m now in a healthy, committed, long-term relationship with J.Crew, thankyouverymuch. It’s about to go from long-distance to local: the American retailer is opening its first location in Vancouver on Wednesday and I’m going to get a sneak peek tomorrow. Stay tuned for photos.

You’re invited! On Thursday I’ll be hosting a party celebrating JNBY’s third anniversary in Vancouver at their South Granville location. See you there!

It’s official. Vancouver-based photographer Braden Paul will be shooting Sasquatch! Music Festival for The Anthology again this year. Above is one of his shots from last year’s festival and you’ll find a few more of my favourites here.

Accessorize for a cause. The Shanti Uganda team is holding a warehouse sale on Saturday, April 28th at Blim Gallery in Vancouver (115 East Pender) from 12-5.

Strike a pose. Vogue’s FNO team has given the go-ahead: Fashion’s Night Out is coming to Vancouver this September.

Spring clean your closet. Together with 150+ nonprofit partners, Donate and Make a Difference is encouraging all you horders to clear out your closets and turn otherwise unused goods into revenue for local nonprofits by donating items. The event takes place this weekend (April 28-29) at all Value Village locations across North America.

End quote. I sat on a panel at the North Shore Writers Festival this weekend. A key takeaway from my talk? Something all fellow bloggers can relate to:

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The Anthology’s list of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next…

Style it. I’ve partnered with Metropolis at Metrotown and The Province to style eight fashion spreads featuring this spring’s biggest trends. First up? ’50s flare. You’ll find them in the print edition of The Province on Thursdays and Sundays.

Rock out. The first weekend of Coachella is finally here (hip! hip! hooray!) so I’ll see all you music-lovers in the desert tonight! Not going? Not to worry — I’ll take lots of pictures for you.

#BeADonor. The Vancouver-produced documentary 65_RedRoses broke my heart (and warmed it, too). In anticipation of the US broadcast premiere of the film May 3rd on OWN, the producers are launching a tweetathon on April 13th.

Dress up. This Sunday, April 15th, Jeff Garner’s newest Prophetik collection, including the dress he created for Esperanza Spalding for the Oscars, will be available on as part of a Green Option. Read up on the eco-minded designer right here.

Speak up. On Saturday, April 21st, I’ll be speaking at North Shore Writers Festival because I’m literate like that.

Prep yourself. J.Crew opens on Vancouver’s Robson Street on April 25th, which means Vancouverites will have one less reason to drive to Seattle.

Geek out. I’ll be speaking at Simon Fraser University’s Social Media Boot Camp on May 19th and, as always, it’ll be way more fun than real school.

Linked | It’s a Bonspiel, Snap Your Style, Refashion and more…

The Anthology’s list of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next…

Speak easy. Panelists for the North Shore Writers Festival were just announced. I’m one of them (but you already knew that). See you there on April 21st!

Start sucking up. Sunny Shum of Partly Sunny and I are judging Sterling Shoe’s Snap Your Style Contest where you could win shoes for a year.

A whale of a tale. I talk orcas, pleats and a few of my favourite things with the lovely ladies of Shoppalu.

Put on your curling pants. It’s a Bonspiel supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and takes place in Vancouver Saturday, March 24th.

Reduce, reuse, Refashion. The April 21st event features barely worn clothes from some of Vancouver’s most stylish.

Bigfoot sightings. Sasquatch Festival keeps adding new artists to their lineup which features Feist (pictured above), Bon Iver, Jack White and a ton more. Are you going to the (gorgeous) Gorge?

Feeling lucky? We’ve got big giveaways coming up on The Anthology so keep your eyes peeled!

[Image found here.]

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The Anthology’s list of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next…

Win it  — The Anthology and Shopbop are giving away $100 Shopbop gift card to one lucky Anthology reader!

Beg it — If you love vintage like I love vintage, then you’ll love the second instalment of the monthly Beggars Banquet happening this weekend (Feb. 24-26).

Feed it — Tickets for the Social Feed x The Anthology dinner sold out the day they went on sale and for that, I love you. Can’t wait to see all y’all on Thursday!

Win it some more! Jason Wu for Target and The Anthology are giving away a swag bag filled with Jason Wu for Target goodies (some of which weren’t even available at the Toronto pop-up!).

Judge it — The Art Institute of Vancouver is presenting the no-sew fashion Walt Street (Disneylicious!) on March 9th. Guess who’s going to be a judge! (Kelsey Dundon, obvi! I’ll be the one wearing this.)

See it— John Casablancas Institute presents Theorem Nouveau, a fashion show by JCI grads March 20th at Performance Works on Granville Island. Net proceeds benefit Covenant House.

Write it — Guess who’s going to be speaking at the North Shore Writers Festival in April! (If guessed Kelsey Dundon, you’re very good at this game! It’s yours truly, duh. Aaaaaand I bet I’m the only speaker at this Writers Fest who uses “Duh”.)

[Lefthand image photographed and styled by Kristina Derrick, top right image found here, bottom right image found here.]

Linked | Beggars Banquet, NYFW + Tablet Hotels, Coachella and more

The Anthology’s list of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next…

Begging for it. Featuring vintage clothes and new pieces from the likes of Union Wood Co. and Red Flag Design, the monthly Beggars Banquet kicks off Friday, January 20th (6-11pm) and Saturday, January 21 (11am-6pm) in the former Boneta location at 1 West Cordova in Vancouver.

Jetset Style. Tablet Hotels has partnered up with ShopStyle and Oscar de la Renta for one very exciting New York Fashion Week experience that could be yours if you enter here.

Hella Coachella. Now that the lineup is out and tickets are on sale, the countdown to Coachella has officially begun. I’ll be there, dancing under the desert sun. Will you?

Wine and dine. Grab your friends and grab a seat. Dine Out Vancouver starts January 20th.

Jacked up. Vancouver designer Jacqueline Conoir is having a blow out sale January 18-21 and you’ll find all the details riiiiiiiiight here.

Plus, The Anthology has some brilliant collaborations coming up, including a dinner party invitation for ya. Details coming your way soon, my friends!

[Photo found here.]

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The Anthology’s list of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next…

1. Dace in spades. One of Vancouver’s favourite designers Dace is holding a sample sale with Becky Brisco and Pure Soy Candles Thursday, December 15, 11am – 8pm. Everything’s up to 70% off at 300 – 76 W. 6th Avenue, Vancouver.

2. Tweet! Tweet! Flare Magazine is having a Twitter party on Friday, December 16th and you’re invited!

3. Storm Season. Photographer Gem Salsberg’s solo exhibition opens Friday, December 16th, 7-10 pm with music by local jazz band Black Gardenia at HiVE Vancouver (#210-128 West Hastings Street). Exhibition will be on view until January 31st.

4. Silver bells and baubles. Vancouver jewelry designer Justine Brooks is holding a holiday sale with 20-75% off Monday Dec. 19th 12pm – 7pm  #217 – 119 West Pender, Vancouver.

5. Walk this way. Alife is having a footwear sample sale at 411 West Cordova (3rd floor) on Friday, December 16th 2-6pm, Saturday, December 17 and Sunday Dec. 18, 11am – 5pm.

6. Shop for a cause. Karma Exchange funds the philanthropic work of Vancouver-based Create Change, which has sent more than 1,000 girls to high school and provided more than 20,000 people with clean drinking water in Northern Ghana since 2007.

Linked | ALIFE’s Coats & Cans Drive, Braden Paul’s NME Triumph, K-Os and More…

The Anthology’s list of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next…

1. Coats and cans. Until December 23rd, the Vancouver chapter of New York’s ALIFE will be collecting coats for the Salvation Army and cans for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Donate one coat or two cans and you’ll get 30% off your purchase.

2. How this didn’t win, I don’t know. But Braden Paul’s shot of Sleigh Bells (which he took when he covered Sasquatch for The Anthology last summer) is the runner-up in NME’s music photography awards.

3. Getting k-otic. Two of Canada’s favourite hip-hop artists K-Os and Shad play the Commodore on Friday, Nov. 25th.

4. Electrifying. This week, Vancouver DJ Pat Lok released his first EP No Shame and he’ll be celebrating at his EP release party Thursday, Nov. 24th at the Electric Owl.

It’s clutch. Vancouver-based handbag designers Davie & Chiyo will be hosting a Winter Trunk Show on Thursday, Nov. 24th in their Gastown studio. Complimentary cocktails and canapes, plus their clutches will be 25% off.

Forget Oprah. You’ve been wondering about my favourite things, haven’t you? Well, you’ll find them right here.

Opening Pandora. Coquitlam Centre’s fashion hub, the Pandora Style Lounge (in the northeast entrance by H&M), will be offering holiday fashion, makeup and décor seminars this Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2:00 pm .

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The Anthology’s list of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next…

1. Dance party! Is it dub step, electronica, punk or all of the above? Who’s to say. One thing’s for sure — California’s Bassnectar will be performing at the PNE Forum on Friday, November 18th.

2. Veni, vidi, Versace. The Versace for H&M collection will be available this Saturday, November 19th at Pacific Centre in Vancouver, Toronto Eaton Centre, Bloor Street, Yorkdale Mall, and Downtown Montreal.

3. You may have driven over it, but have you ever flown under the Golden Gate Bridge? I took a helicopter tour for the Province and nearly left my lunch in San Francisco.

4. Look up. It seems the minute there’s word of a Death from Above 1979 show it sells out. The on-again off-again Toronto-based duo will be bringing their raucous show to the Commodore not once, but twice — Sunday, November 20 and Monday, November 21.

5. Boot Camp! Of the social media variety. If you nabbed a spot before it sold out, you’ll get to see me put on my professional face (see above) and speak alongside Liv Hung and Jon Becker this Saturday at SFU’s Social Media Boot Camp.

6. Shaken, not stirred. Vancouver’s Chambar’s new bar manager Jacob Sweetapple just unveiled a new cocktail list and you’ll find his not-so-secret recipe for a delicious winter punch right here.

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The Anthology’s list of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next…

1. Art attack. The Eastside Culture Crawl’s 15th anniversary is coming up and there’s no better way to spend it than by creeping through artists’ studios, which is exactly what I’ll be doing November 18 – 20.

2. Ideas worth spreading. TEDxVancouver hits UBC’s Chan Centre tomorrow. I’ll be there bright and early with a triple shot of espresso in hand. Will you? There are still a few tickets left.

3. Rock out. Other Lives, the band that blew me away when they opened for Bon Iver at the Orpheum a couple months ago, will be playing the Media Club on Friday, December 9.

4. Rock out some more. New Jersey’s Wu Lyf will be bringing their husky-voiced indie pop to the Electric Owl on Friday, November 18.

5. I am downtown. Not literally, mind you, but on Wednesday, November 16, Pacific Centre will be hosting a shopping event and you’re all invited.

6. Warm up. Kove x The Anthology giveaway winner Kelsey Klassen wore her chevron scarf to shoot Vancouver Fashion Week. How much do you love it with that printed top? Soooooooooooo much!

Movamber alert. The ladies who started a fundraising campaign for the fight against prostate cancer were aiming for $5,000 and have upped that to $10,000 thanks to all your support. Donate here.

Plus (see what I did there?) The Anthology’s now on Google+ See ya there!