Mama Got a Brand New Bag: Louis Vuitton Petit Noé

A few months ago, I treated myself to a new bag.  Mama literally got brand new bag! What a thrill!  After moving into our new house three years ago, my entire salary pretty much went into making our house a cozy home.

This year, the purse strings finally loosened up and I bought myself a bag that I had been dreaming of for years: the Louis Vuitton Monogram Petit Noé (pronounce “no-ay).  I really liked this bag’s shape, as it is very in style right now, yet incredibly classic.  Furthermore, this is one of Louis Vuitton’s (LV) oldest styles and it has an interesting history…and I’m a sucker for history. Continue reading Mama Got a Brand New Bag: Louis Vuitton Petit Noé

Spring Fashion Show Featuring Alfred & Co.

Yesterday, I attended Alfred & Co.’s Spring Fashion Show here in Ottawa at Santé Restaurant sponsored by PRESS The Fashion Magazine.  This showing is part of a seasonal fashion series that showcases Ottawa’s favourite and new boutiques and designers, and runs for several weeks throughout each Fall and Spring season.

A group of Ottawa-based bloggers was invited to lunch and enjoy the fashion show featuring Alfred & Co.’s beautiful selection of designer consignment pieces shown on models from Models International Management, and styled by Alyssa Beltempo (

Alfred & Co. is an Ottawa-based online consignment store owned by the very fashionable entrepreneur Alicia McCarthy.  Alicia has managed to carefully curate a wide selection of covetable pieces ranging from designer gowns, ready-to-wear, top-label bags, jewelry and more!  Continue reading Spring Fashion Show Featuring Alfred & Co.