Monday, March 27, 2017

Rails: Black Beauty

"Sevilla Dress" in Black

Received in Black, Rails' "Sevilla Dress" is right on trend, both seasonally and aesthetically. With the '90s being such a big influence at the moment, the slip dress is among the most coveted of items, and this one in particular is a definite MUST HAVE. Lightweight and breezy, this textured gem boasts a subtle V-neckline, slight racer-back back with adjustable shoulder straps, and a wide lace trim at the hem. Pair with an oversized denim jacket and leather mules for a look both fashionable and functional; if edge is what you're after, swap the denim jacket out for leather, and the mules out for combat boots. LOVE.

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Rails: Kisses Galore

"Rocsi Button Down Shirt" in Kiss Me

Splattered with kisses throughout in varying shades of pink and red, Rails' "Rocsi Button Down Shirt" in Kiss Me is a whimsical take on a classic silhouette. Slightly relaxed in fit, this lightweight topper features traditional details such as a fold-over collar and single breast pocket. Pair with distressed skinnies and broken-in sneakers for an easy, no-fuss option...SO fun!



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Rails: Lace Lined

"Iris Cami" in White and Black

With a subtly textured finish, Rails' "Iris Cami," received in both White and Black, is THE quintessential not so basic basic. Slightly relaxed in fit, it features a double V-neckline, self tie shoulder straps, and boasts a scalloped lace panel at the hem. Although great on its own with a favourite pair of jeans, we love it layered under a statement jacket or kimono for added interest and dimension. Simple and streamlined, it's sure to be a wardrobe staple!



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Joie: Tassel Tie MUST

"Vesta Dress" in Porcelain

Crafted from luxe silk georgette, Joie's "Vesta Dress" in Porcelain with its splattering of golden toned flowers throughout is a warm weather MUST. Semi-sheer with an accompanying slip, this bohemian infused beauty features a split V-neckline with tassel tie accents and boasts flattering bracelet length sleeves. Play up the dress' vibe of free-spiritedness by pairing it with flat lace-up sandals and minimal jewels...a cropped denim vest, slouchy boots, and fringed cross-body bag takes this dress into music festival territory, you know, in case you were "wondering", lol!




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Joie: Flowy Floral

"Andala Top" in Porcelain

Semi-sheer with an overall relaxed silhouette, Joie's "Andala Top" in Porcelain features a split V-neckline, bracelet length sleeves, and an allover floral pattern in varying scale. With a border trim of larger blooms in a contrasting colour to anchor the look, we're loving the top paired with pull-on shorts for an easy, effortless look. If you're a fan of white, and let's face it, who isn't?!! We're loving it in combination with white skinnies, platform sandals, and oversized hoop earrings. LOVE.


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Joie: Wildflower

"Adorlee Top" in Dark Navy

Incredibly popular, Joie's "Adorlee Top" has made the roster season after season, this time in Dark Navy. Boasting an allover graphic print of oversized blooms in varying shades of blush and yellow, this ultra feminine top features a scoop neckline, soft flutter sleeves, and adjustable shoulder straps. With its cold shoulder silhouette, this billowy beauty pairs amazingly well with denim cutoff shorts and ankle boots, or, if you're one of many favouring the '70s vibe that's everywhere at the moment, with bell-bottom jeans and platform sandals. 



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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Joie: Perfect "Pearl"

"Pearlene Top" in Porcelain

Without question, Joie's "Pearlene Top" in Porcelain is an early season standout!!! Crafted entirely of cotton voile, this tiered boho beauty features a square neckline, self tie shoulder straps, and tonal embroidery throughout. Because of its overall femininity, we LOVE the juxtaposition of it paired with distressed skinnies and roughed-up boots...lived-in short shorts and gladiator sandals would be a definite close second. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.


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Soft Joie: Summer Staple

"Crissle Dress" in Vintage Chambray

With its split V-neckline, rounded hem, and overall relaxed silhouette, Soft Joie's "Crissle Dress" in Vintage Chambray will be a guaranteed staple this summer. Lightweight and breezy, it looks adorable paired with metallic flats and delicate jewels, on cooler nights, with a leather jacket and slip-on sneakers.


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Soft Joie: Throw And Go

"Jorell B Dress" in Porcelain/Jasmine

With a print inspired by a vintage Indian caftan, Soft Joie's "Jorell B Dress" in Porcelain/Jasmine is a warm weather MUST. Lightly lined, it grazes slightly above the knee and features adjustable shoulder straps and a flattering scoop neckline. Play up the dress' bohemian vibe by pairing it with a cropped denim vest, ankle booties, and a fringe cross-body bag.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Local Love: Little Brick Cafe



Edmonton has an enriching local community and part of this, is a rising food scene. As a proud local business, and naturally, a lover of everything local, we want to provide you, our Yu readers, a roundup of where to go to get your fix on your next favourite thing after fashion: food!!!

Tucked away in a sleepy neighbourhood east of downtown Edmonton, the Little Brick Cafe & General Store will have you smiling from ear to ear as soon as you step through their iconic bright red door.

Touting itself as a cafe, general store, and event space, the Little Brick is a local favourite. In particular, their breakfast menu (which is served all day-bonus!) caught our eye as we visited this charming "home".

Top: "Breakfast Sandwich", Bottom: "Potted French Toast", Right: "Pine Haven Bacon & Eggs"

The "Breakfast Sandwich" carried a light flavour while the "Potted French Toast" embraced its Cinnamon persona. However, the winner was the "Pine Haven Bacon & Eggs", an absolute delight for breakfast or brunch! Featuring thick cut bacon, soft-boiled farm eggs on toast, and an apple cider hollandaise sauce, it was an absolute flavour explosion for your taste buds!

Winner! Winner! Pictured: "Pine Haven Bacon & Eggs"

The cafe itself is casual and a self-seating establishment; once you're ready to order, you head up to the counter and when the food is ready, it is brought to your table. Whilst waiting, you can indulge in their homemade baked goods, Alberta-roasted coffee, or browse the items for sale at the general store which includes unique products such as pineapple shot glasses and Bows & Arrows coffee.

The Little Brick Cafe & General Store is open from 8AM-4PM daily. As it can get quite busy, reservations are not permitted but it is definitely worth the wait. Tonight, we'll not only be dreaming about those "haven"-ly bacon & eggs, but also when our next trip to this quaint cafe will be!!!

Check them out at:
10004 90ST NW
Edmonton, AB.
littlebrick.ca

Know of a local business that we should check out? Comment below or send us an email at customerservice@shopyufashion.com, we'd love to hear from you!









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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Velvet: Navy Exposure

"Esperanza Dress" in Ink

Fully lined with a sultry side slit, Velvet's "Esperanza Dress" in Ink is both sexy and comfortable. Its asymmetrical, one shoulder neckline touts a feminine ruffle trim for added interest, and sets it apart from all the other dresses in your wardrobe. Pair with oversized statement earrings and metallic heels for a great date night option.


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Velvet: Tassel Lined

"Nevia Pants" in Black

Received in Black, Velvet's "Nevia Pants" are also crafted from a crinkled gauze. Casual in feel, these wide-legged pants feature a covered drawstring waistband and tassel trimmed hemline. Hitting right at the ankles, they pair perfectly with both flats and heeled sandals. Pair with a fitted bodysuit and statement jewels to take the look up a notch, or, with a free flowing blouse and minimal jewels for something a little less fussy.

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Velvet: Tassel Topper

"Dominga Top" in Coconut

Seriously, how adorable is Velvet's "Dominga Top" in Coconut?!! A surefire NECESSITY this summer, this off the shoulder stunner, crafted from beautifully lightweight, crinkled rayon, features a loose fitting silhouette and tassel trimmed flounce. Pair with high-waisted, bell-bottom jeans, platform sandals, and oversized golden hoops for a look equal parts glam and boho.


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Joie: Vintage Vibe

"Martine Blouse" in New Moon

With a definite vintage vibe, Joie's "Martine Blouse" in New Moon is a MUST for every boho babe!!! Crafted from lightweight, crinkle georgette, this gem boasts a feminine split V-neckline with wooden buttons, pleated detailing at the yoke, and bracelet length sleeves. Adorable however it is worn, we're particularly partial to it paired with distressed short-shorts and ankle boots.


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Joie: Simple Sophisticate

"Adah Top" in Porcelain

Crafted from sumptuous silk georgette, Joie's "Adah Top" in Porcelain screams European sophistication; its beauty lies in its simplicity. Overall relaxed in fit, it features a floral eyelet motif throughout, coupled with a partial lining and delicate scalloped hemline. Play up the top's elegance by pairing it with high-waisted palazzo pants and platform sandals, or, bring out its boho vibe with distressed denim shorts and suede ankle boots...however it is worn, it is a definite KEEPER.


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7FAM: Cute, Casual & Cropped

"Cropped Boot w/ Grinding" in Adelaide Bright Blue

Straight in silhouette with a slight kick flare at the hem, 7FAM's "Cropped Boot w/ Grinding" in Adelaide Bright Blue is a MUST-ADD to any fashionista's denim repertoire. Beautifully bright in colour, they feature a mid-rise waistband for comfort and subtle fading throughout for interest. Pair with a moto-inspired leather jacket, bodycon bodysuit, and stacked heeled anything for THE perfect on the pulse ensemble.

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7FAM: Stretch & Recovery

"Josefina w/ Destroy" in Adelaide Bright Blue

Outfitted with hand-sanded distress markings throughout and incredible stretch and recovery, 7FAM's "Josefina w/ Destroy" in Adelaide Bright Blue is a DEFINITE get! A long-time cult fave, these skinny boyfriends are relaxed fitting without the unflattering boxiness. For day, pair with a well-loved tee and sneakers, for evening, with a lacy blouse and strappy heels. LOVE.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Designer Highlight: CUCHARA



In our first "Designer Highlight" segment, we put a spotlight on Montreal-born Anzie Jewelry. In this segment, we move our attention to the west coast where Edilou Canedo or, Edi, combined her influences from her hometown Victoria, Canada, with the urban, metropolitan elements of Toronto to create a jewelry line tastefully named CUCHARA (translated to "spoon" in Spanish).

Edi began designing jewelry at a young age. With a creative, hand-ons "trait" passed down from her mother, Edi was drawn to adding a modern touch to classic old collectors' spoons. She and a friend began reinventing them as charms to create pendants.

(Edi) Needless to say, Victoria didn't have a ton of options of 'stylish' clothes to wear and I felt it was nice to offer unique, original accessories for people!

Tell us about yourself!
I grew up in Victoria, BC, born to immigrant parents from the Philippines. I was a pretty well rounded student- but ended up studying sciences in University. I graduated from UVic [University of Victoria] with a Bio-Psyc major, but then decided to move to Toronto to attend Fashion Design school. I had a grumpy dog named Benji growing up, I loved him even though he always chewed my ankles and hated cuddling. 


Where do you draw inspiration from?
Not gunna (sic) lie, I get a lot of inspiration from Tumblr. I could troll Tumblr for hours and be thoroughly entertained. There are a multitude of images that catch my eye- 90’s styles, old supermodel photos, home decor, plants, furniture, beach vibes, memes (lol). I also like to see what’s going on in street styles of London, Japan and Korea- I find their style super interesting and inspiring.



Do you have any specific piece or collection you are particularly proud of? If so, which?
I’d say I’m most proud of Cuchara's current collection! I think with each new collection I discover more about myself and my style and influences and use this personal growth to build a collection that really represents me and what I can see females today feeling good in. I definitely take into play the latest trends, but I also want to create pieces that could outlast trends and also be season-less. I see this to be the case for several pieces in the Paradise Collection.

What is a goal you hope to achieve in 5 years?
A goal in 5 years would be to be able to live in Canada for half the year, and travel, or live elsewhere the other half. I love learning and being immersed in the style and culture of other cities. 



Thanks for sharing your eclectic personality with us and letting us discover the face behind the name. Excuse us while we head over to the Yu Fashion website while listening to Migos - T-Shirt.*

Edi's newest collection for CUCHARA is now online. Visit us in store or online at http://shopyufashion.com/shop-by-brand/cuchara.html

*Edi's favourite song at the moment is T-Shirt by Migos
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Kendall + Kylie: Layered Love

"Satin Slip Dress" in Black/Grey

Received in Black/Grey, Kendall + Kylie's "Satin Slip Dress" is a great way to get into the '90s layering trend. Sold as a set, it includes a semi-cropped linen tee and satin finish slip dress over top. While fabulous together, each piece is also great on its own; pair the tee with high-waisted denim shorts and sneakers for an everyday, casual look, and the slip dress with a leather jacket and strappy heels for an edgy, slightly dressier option. 



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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Kendall + Kylie: Buff Beauty

"Lace Top" in Buff

Seriously, how COOL is Kendall + Kylie's "Lace Top" in Buff?!! Beautifully weighted, this stunner boasts geometric lace cut-outs throughout, comes partially lined, and features an exposed zipper in the back. Pair with distressed denim shorts and ankle booties for an elevated, boho-inspired look, or, with a leather jacket, second skin skinnies, and pointed-toe pumps for an edgy, date night option.


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Kendall + Kylie: Sueded Slides

"Demy Heeled Mules" in Dark Natural

Received in Dark Natural, a beautiful blush shade, Kendall + Kylie's "Demy Heeled Mules" are incredibly lovely and would be a GREAT option this season. Boasting a 4" chunky heel, these open back beauties feature sueded straps that twist up the front of the foot providing both comfort and interest. While perfect paired with flirty, summer dresses, we're particularly fond of them styled with second skin bodysuits and distressed, slouchy denim.



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Kendall + Kylie: Sporty Slides

"Shiloh Slides" in White

Borrowing from the athleisure theme this season, Kendall + Kylie's "Shiloh Slides" in White are a trendsetter's MUST. Featuring a molded foot bed and rubber sole for comfort, this easy fit style boasts tonal chain detailing across the front for an edgy twist. Pair with a classic tank and joggers for a full-fledged "look", or, with a moto jacket, graphic tee, and distressed denim shorts for a slightly more stylized option.



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MOTHER Denim: Vintage Chatter

"Insider Crop Step Fray" in Chatterbox

With a vintage blue wash, major distressing at the knees, and an of the moment step hemline, MOTHER Denim's "Insider Crop Step Fray" in Chatterbox NEEDS a spot in your weekly style rotation. Slightly higher in the rise with major stretch factor, they're both stylish and comfortable. Pair with an off the shoulder top, platform slides, and oversized hoops for a winning combination.


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Friday, March 10, 2017

Cami NYC: Cold Shoulder Cutie

"Samantha Cami" in White
Cami NYC's "Samantha Cami" in White is another WIN. Lightweight and buttery soft, this easy fit top features a softly scooped neckline, adjustable shoulder straps, and cutaway ruffles at the sleeves. Incredibly feminine, we love it best paired with either distressed denim or leather leggings...add a long strand of pearls to play up the top's romantic feel, or a black choker for a touch of edginess.

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Cami NYC: Timeless Classic

"Racer Charmeuse Tank" in Sky Blue and Pale Pink
Cami NYC's "Racer Charmeuse Tank", our favourite not so basic basic, is now available in Sky Blue and Pale Pink. Incredibly luxurious to the touch, this timeless gem accented with delicate lace trim throughout, drapes effortlessly about the body. Absolutely perfect however it is worn, we're particularly fond of it tucked into high-waisted denim these days. Another MUST TRY look? Worn under a tailored blazer with denim shorts and platform booties...Uptown + Downtown = AMAZINGNESS!!!
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Free People: Pattern Mash-Up

"Gigi Robe" in Pale Pink

Semi-sheer with a maxi length silhouette, Free People's "Gigi Robe" in Pale Pink is giving us all the feels. Both romantic and bohemian in vibe, this robe-like kimono boasts an allover floral pattern interspersed with a contrasting trim, 3/4 length sleeves, and a self tie belt. An easy throw and go piece, we love it BEST layered over a classic jeans and tee outfit...LOVE.
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Free People: Fashion Find

"Right On Time Romper" in Black

For the fearless fashionistas out there, Free People's "Right On Time Romper" is an absolute ESSENTIAL. Received in Black, this wonder of a piece is a guaranteed wardrobe workhouse. Ultra relaxed in fit, it boasts an exaggerated drop-crotch, tapered cropped leg, and an extremely open back. Rock this romper with a lacy bralette and pointed-toe slides, or, if and when you're feeling slightly shy, with a leather jacket, fitted bodysuit, and lace-up sneakers.

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Free People: Lovely Lace-Up

"Trying To See You Bodysuit" in Black

Unquestionably sexy, Free People's "Trying To See You Bodysuit" in Black is an absolute NO BRAINER. Second skin in fit, it features a mock turtleneck, lace-up detailing on either side, and a snap gusset closure for easy on-off access. Pair with high-waisted denim shorts and combat boots for a look reminiscent of the '90s but fresh and modern at the same time.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Designer Highlight: Anzie Jewelry


We are excited to announce a new segment, "Designer Highlight", to the blog where in each feature, we "sit" down with a designer and place the spotlight on the face behind the brand. How did they get started? What are they most proud of? What's their favourite song at the moment?  

In this segment, learn about Anzie and her children Joanna & Jaclyn, and how the beloved Montreal-born jewelry line started out as a means of raising funds for research for a sick husband and father. Let's take a closer look into their lives which happens to include a lot of creativity, family values, and quality time with their adorable rescue dogs.


1. How did you get started designing jewelry? What inspired you?
We started designing jewelry as a hobby for ourselves. When Barry, [my] husband was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 1996, the family decided to create a collection of jewelry to raise funds for research and awareness for the cause. We fell in love with all of the coloured gemstones and then expanded the collection to include fine jewelry in addition to the Lifesaver Bracelets, which are dedicated to supporting non profit organizations.
Our family has a background in Fine art and painting so it was a natural progression for us to be in the art, fashion and jewelry world. We still enjoy painting and incorporate our artwork in our marketing and design.

2. Do you have any specific piece or collection you are particularly proud of?
We love the Aztec medallions. They are pieces with solid weight in gold, silver and diamonds and they are timeless. Starbursts and stars really attract us and these pieces sparkle yet they can be worn for any occasion. They are special pieces that stand out and make a statement.


3. Tell us about yourself!
[We] grew up in Montreal. We loved the lifestyle there and we were an artistic family. We spent a lot of time doing art including painting, sculpting, and making jewelry as a hobby. We were also an active family; we enjoyed skiing, tennis and swimming. We now live in different cities, Jaclyn and her family in New York, [myself] and [my] other children, Joanna and Robert as well as their families continue to live in Montreal.
We love dogs!  We have three Portuguese water dogs and a chihuahua corgi mix in our family - Kramer, Patch, Gus and Trooper - three of which are rescues. Patch, Kramer, and Gus all work at the Montreal head office with us :) 


4. What do you like to do for fun? What hobbies do you have?
We love our dogs so much that we have created paw charms as part of our collection. We are all very active and love spending time outside.
[I[ create jewelry by hand for fun and loves golfing. Jaclyn sketches, paints and draws the designs by hand and loves the outdoors. Joanna cooks and loves spending time up north and going for walks with the dogs.
Jaclyn and Joanna's young children (Anzie's grandchildren) keep us busy as well as entertained.

5. What is your favourite song at the moment?
Jaclyn: Ed Sheeran - Shape of You 
Joanna: Zayn - I don't want to live forever 
Anzie: Bruno mars - 24k Magic

6. What are three must-have pieces in your wardrobe that you can’t get enough of at the moment?
Anzie: From Anzie - TURQUOISE! Starburst Medallion necklace, monogram disk pendant, mini turquoise starburst necklace
Equipment shirts, colourful shoes and Hermes scarf
Jaclyn:From Anzie  - Milly multicoloured necklace, Moonstone Marine drop earrings, Moonstone Twist ring
Flannel shirts - Rails, Silk shirts - Equipment, Moonboots from Browns
Joanna: From Anzie - Turquoise and diamonds Evil eye royale disk necklace, double starburst ear cuff, moonstone stackable rings.
Lululemon leggings, frye boots & Koie blouse

7. What’s a fun fact not many people may not know about you?
We thrive on being with family and that is how our whole business started, by having fun together. We love to party with our friends and family. Celebrations bring us together in each city that we live in. 


Thanks for sharing with us Anzie, Joanna, & Jaclyn. We are continuously floored by your attention to detail and showcasing your talent and love for design in the brightest light. We look forward to seeing more of your pieces in the future! 

To check out what Yu Fashion has in store & online for Anzie Jewelry visit: http://shopyufashion.com/shop-by-brand/anzie.html

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