Give Me A Break

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Give me a break! But not yet…maybe in 2 years when Autumn hits the terrible age and Noah hits rowdy 6.

P.S. Blogging at ‘Xander Vintage’ used to be my special forum for creative freedom. Something I did solely for myself, so I wouldn’t go crazy with the mundane routine of life. But now I can’t help but incorporate my little kiddos with every shoot. Am I turning into a “mommy blogger”? dun dun dun…it’s starting to feel like it. Continue Reading

First Date

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Meet Autumn Luna Malm! We took her to the park for the first time today, which was great because I was starting to get cabin fever being at home for so long. And I put makeup on. And I put clothing that wasn’t PJ’s on. And I feel SUPPEERRBBB.

I haven’t been posting as much, because I just didn’t feel very motivated/inspired to post about my outfits during pregnancy. Dressing a belly the size of a watermelon is only fun for so long… Continue Reading

Technicolour Dream in YSL Beauty’s Mascara Vinyl Couture

Who would of thought dressing eyelashes could be so fun?  YSL Beauty has just come out with Mascara Vinyl Couture, a product that transforms boring lashes into a technicolour dream. 9 new high-impact pigmented colours that make my eyes bling and my heart sing. Continue Reading

Fresh Eyes with IRIS

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NOTHING LIKE NEW EYEWEAR

Seeing is great, isn’t it? Haha. No, but really, there isn’t anything quite like getting a fresh prescription. It’s straight up like seeing the world through new eyes. Everything looks 100x more beautiful…except my kitchen floor. (When I’m too lazy to clean, I take my glasses/contacts out and my house looks pristine. It works, try it).

I headed over to IRIS, to one of their newest locations in Langley, and met up with Dr. Denny Birring. I’ve had my eyes checked a million times before, but Dr. Birring somehow left me with new information about my vision/glasses/contacts that I didn’t know prior to our appointment. (Like, apparently my current contacts are biweeklies…and I thought they were monthlies. Woops). He sold me on daily contacts and introduced me to the reputable brand Maui Jims, which are sunglasses that have fully loaded lenses. Continue Reading

#RethinkReuse with Value Village

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I’ve always been a fan of pre-loved clothing (that’s where this whole ‘blog’ of mine started). I’m drawn to how every piece has lived a life before living in my closet, how being fashion-forward doesn’t have to be expensive, how buying second-hand has a positive impact on the environment,…the list goes on. Continue Reading

My Constants with Secret Location

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You know those days…where nothing looks good? It’s not quite fitting how it’s supposed to? The moleholes of clothes all over the floor just aren’t cutting it? Those days are waaay too common lately, mainly due to a little girl growing inside of me. (2 months to go!) Continue Reading

'Style Jaunt' Glasgow Sneak Peek from Alanna Durkovich on Vimeo.

‘Style Jaunt’ in Glasgow–Sneak Peek!

We filmed ‘Style Jaunt‘ in Glasgow last September, and the mini trailer is finally out! I wrote about it briefly + included some photos from the trip in a previous blog post (CLICK HERE)! It’s a series by Air Transat + FLARE Magazine, and it’s all about finding those amazing addresses (part travel guide, part shopping guide) in a city through the eyes of Canadian fashionistas.

Stay tuned for the next instalment of episodes! They should be published next week. But for now…here’s the trailer! xo

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Easy Breezy

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It feels like Summer at home, which means I can finally ditch the chunky layers that make me look like a pregnant sausage, and switch it up for easy breezy dresses. Love this Lovers + Friends piece. I’ve worn it as a dress and as a top with a pair of jeans. Super versatile…AND I can still wear it post-pregnancy! Continue Reading