(Photo by Ria)
Outfit Details: Pink Sequin Blazer (H&M), Boots (Vianni Collection), Crossbody Bag (Etienne Aigner), Black Top + Bodycon Skirt (Forever 21), Earrings (Butterfly Beads), Bracelet + Necklace (gift)
If you haven't been to Minling Pan Studio (also known as Shining Image) in Toronto yet, I highly recommend checking it out. Founded by Minling Pan, this boutique has everything you could ever want or need including clothes, jewelry, evening clutches, everyday handbags, as well as a unique selection of nail polishes!
I had the opportunity to visit the store last week when Valerie Stachurski of Charming Media invited me to an exclusive shopping party, where I tried really hard not to indulge in everything! I had to keep reminding myself that I'm still on a spending budget, but I will definitely be going back for items to add to my Spring wardrobe. (Who wants to go with meee?)
Minling is a professional colour, style and wardrobe consultant. While we were exploring the studio and shopping, she did personal one-on-one consultations with attendees and helped identify what sort of items and colours look good on them. Apparently I'm doing something right, because she said my pink blazer-cardi complemented my skin-tone perfectly. I was flattered!
Most of my evening was spent chit-chatting with other girls, munching on delicious fruits and veggies (with chocolate… YUM), and looking at beautiful statement necklaces and unique dresses.
Here are some photos from the evening:
Some of the items in the store to give you an idea of what Minling's style is like; those statement necklaces are to-die-for.
Here I am with Minling! She is adorable.
Hanging out with Valerie - thanks for organizing a lovely shopping event!
After non-stop tweeting with JJ Cowen for weeks, we finally got to meet.
Obligatory photo with Grace (so adorable) and my lovely date from the evening, Ria!
Again, I was really happy to see fruits and vegetables among other appetizers like macarons, wine and sparkling water.
By the way, did I mention there was a Photo Booth on-sight, handmade by Minling?!
So, this had to happen! Love.
For more photos, check out the full album here. If you don't live in or around Toronto, you can still browse Minling Pan Studio's online shop!