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We’ve been all about lace lately. Playing up the delicate texture of that intricately patterned fabric, our repertoire of femme designs continues to grow. First the Antoinette, then the Teatime and Bijou, and now the Macaron and Boudoir… it’s hard to pick just one!

Well, who says you have to. The bridesmaid latest trend to make its way through the Davie & Chiyo workshop has to be mixing and matching lace. Whether it’s variations in colours or design, a little bit of lace goes a long way to tie seemingly different clutches together for a new take on that mis-matched bridesmaid look. Have fun and mix it up!

Click here to see our lace designs.

Macaron, Bijou and Antoinette Clutches

Macaron Clutches

Antoinette Clutches

Antoinette and Teatime Clutches

Boudoir Clutch

September was a big month for creative brides! Gorgeous custom creations mixing colour, texture and prints, so take a moment and get inspired ūüôā

Click here for our September/2012 clutch gallery.

 

 

 

SORRY for the unexpected hiatus from the blog but rest assured, we’re back on track! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind summer with a late rush of last minute brides but we all know that wedding planning is¬†hectic and it’s all those last minute details that keep you sleepless and wide-eyed right up until the night before. (Yikes!)

As of late, we’ve been busy combing through all of the amazing custom orders that our 2012 summer brides dreamed up and have shared some of our favourites in our Clutch Gallery. Pop over, take a look and get inspired…

Here’s to an amazing fall ‚̧

Don’t think D&C doesn’t feel love for their southern neighbours! I had an amazing Canad’Eh, but I’m still getting jealous while talking to my American friends about their festivities (not to mention the weather!) My dear friend is visiting her boyfriend in Chicago and I am so jealous.¬†Not only will she get to soak up the sun, but she has planned a super fun (yet practical) day to enjoy the fireworks at Navy Pier.
She has been tinkering for weeks and let me in on the plans when she was packing. I was returning her favourite clutch to her as she had asked us to convert it to a cross-body bag. She explained that she could wear her purse all day and not worry about misplacing it in the dark post-fireworks. (Smart, huh?)
She was planning on walking around all day, so she wanted to stay light. Collapsible water bottles are a great refillable option since they fold flat and weigh next to nothing when empty. Sunscreen on a carabiner easily straps onto the chain and works as a reminder to constantly reapply.  Also, she had found a pattern for a foldable picnic blanket that she could easily throw over her shoulder and jam in her suitcase.
She was going to go full out and enjoy Chicago for the pizza and hotdogs while she was there, but she still wanted to share something under the glow of the fireworks.¬†At first she really wanted to make her favourite apple pie,¬†but realized it wouldn’t survive the trek. Instead she settled on individual blueberry cobblers which are still just as festive but actually portable! The lack of lattice means they’ll survive the tumble of airport check in.
What can I say? My girl is both practical and super organized! I can’t wait to catch up with her!
It’s Canad’Eh tomorrow! I have been looking forward to this day off all summer (all 11 days of it!) I love long weekends since they finally give me a chance to enjoy the summer and have an excuse to celebrate. I’m not exactly one to wear the flag as a cape or run around in those I Maple Leaf Canada shirts… but I definitely love to get festive.
Maple Leaf Jewelry: I love that it is so patriotic, yet it seamlessly blends into the rest of my jewelry collection.

Sephora’s Rouge Cream Lipstick in The Red

Bright Red Lipstick: I am seriously in love with Sephora’s Rouge Cream Lipstick. Perfectly creamy and classic. If you’re more of a MAC fan, Russian Red has never let me down.

camper’s Rachael¬†at Gravity Pope

Sassy Sandals: And hey, if you want to support a Canadian company in it’s 22nd year, all of Gravity Pope’s regular price items are 20% until July 8th!
Red Bags: Oh man, I really need to stop collecting these since I already have the Scarlet Classic Bow, Cherry Audrey Bow and a Dark Red Rosettes on Pleats, but they just add the perfect pop to my neutral wardrobe.
Clamato: Oh and the best Canadian accessory ever, the Caesar! Every Canada Day a group of my friends has the challenge to make the best Caesar.¬†My 2012 entry will include a Montreal Steak Spice Rim, pickled garlic scape garnish and a few drops of liquid smoke! I’m sure¬†Walter Chell would be proud.

I finally had a chance to head down to Sephora this weekend. Pantone has been lauding Tangerine Tango as the colour of 2012, and for once I have to agree. Normally I’m a classic red type of gal, but there’s something about a burst of citrus that just screams that winter is over. I definitely am not brave enough to embrace the trend via full-orange body suit, but there are definitely a few things I’ve been doing to make it my own.

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Lips. I have been hunting high and low for that perfect saturated orange for the past 6 months. Amber Heard has been an inspiration, effortlessly pulling off shades that range from rust to coral to scarlet. Sephora’s It Girl¬†is a bright orangey tomato cream making it an easy step if, like me, you can’t let go of your red. For a true orange you may want to try¬†Mac’s Morange¬†or Sail La Vie¬†(if you can get your hands on it).

Nails. Refinery 29 put neon nails as one of their top ten summer trends. I have been loyal to Color Club for years for this exact purpose. Their neon collection utilizes pigments that glow in UV light, taking your nails from normal to neon by simply walking out the door. Psychedelic Scene is a vivacious kumquat that will brighten up your whole look. Lava Lamp turns your fingers into glowing pilons that will surely stop traffic.

Accessories. You can easily take one of our Tangerine purses for a spin to embrace this trend. The elegant lines of the Pretty Pleats in fiery orange add a welcome burst of colour to the plainest work wear or LBD. I prefer simplicity, but a bolder shopper may try the Classic Bow. Just remember, all of our Dupioni silk clutches are completely customizable! See a style you like that would be even better in Tangerine? Just write a Note to Seller telling us so on checkout. Why not choose the Twist Bow and select one of our other 35 shades for an extra pop?

Victoria Day is almost over, but don’t let that stop you from treating someone you love (maybe even yourself) like a queen. Champagne lace brings a tinge of vintage sophistication to any object. Our Teatime Clutch and Antoniette Clutch showcase the fabric in two stunning ways. Look through the rest of our store and discover your own way of incorporating this royal fabric into your wardrobe.

Teatime Clutch

 

Antoinette Clutch

Soaking up the sun Mexico has got us itching for spring and summer trends. Animal prints, brights and bold retro make their debut to the Davie & Chiyo Spring/Summer collection.

Bright Idea: Prints can spice up a summer wedding with a neutral palette.

Enjoy!

Animalia Clutch

Beachcomber Clutch

Pewter Prince Clutch

Birds Of A Feather Clutch

Sakura Clutch

It’s those small details that make something amazing just absolutely PERFECT.¬†Whether it’s a satin ribbon tied just so, something special that let’s him know you love him, a delicately draped veil or that keepsake that will always remind you of your big day… it’s those little things that go a long way!

Davie & Chiyo Corsage Clutch – $138

BHLDN Peachy Keen Fingerless Gloves – $70

Davie & Chiyo Hand-stitched Silk Heart – $7

Agnes Hart Birdcage Veil – $185

Davie & Chiyo Custom Message Label – $5

BHLDN Sunbleached Belt – $380

We’re loving the 60’s brights for this season! A refreshing departure from this year’s neutral hues, a fun and sprightly palette brings an extra bit of excitement to that special day. Our Fuchsia Bow Clutch is featured¬† in the pages of Australia’s WHITE Magazine along with a collection of inspired accents and accessories.

Definitely feeling this trend!

 

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