Current Obsession: Oh Joy!: My Uniform

I havent been around lately on the blog, but I promise to change that!

Starting today is a new series, that is fun, easy and simple to enjoy! Up first: “Oh Joy!: My Uniform”

Headed up by Joy Deangdeelert Cho, this daily inspiration blog is perfect for anyone looking to spruce up their daily wear! I love perusing her outfits that anyone could pull off, and I constantly think that her style is exactly what I wish I could wear on a daily basis.

You can check it out right here: http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/my-uniform/

Here is Joy: (http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2008/01/about.html)

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Here are some of my favourite uniforms for yours and my life!

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gotta love me some shoes! http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2013/03/currently-loving.html

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You have probably realized that I can’t keep my hands off the minty green stuff! http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2013/03/feeling-a-little-retro-mint.html

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Someone take me away to something tropical RIGHT NOW! http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2013/02/feeling-coral.html

I hope you all take something away from her beautiful work! Happy springtime my friends!

– Ainsley xoxo

As seen on The Refinery Magazine’s Blog – Editors Picks – Peachy Keen!

florals // room // earrings // dress

In today’s editors picks, Ainsley was feeling peachy with this warm palette. Check out some of her favourite picks from Pinterest this week!

From Ainsley:
This week is going to be peachy keen! I am venue scouting for clients and for The Refinery Magazine, which is taking me outdoors and into the wild wild world of hotels, halls, parks and gardens. What better way to stand out in a sometimes cold late winter environment? Wear some warm peachy colours with accents of navy’s, blues or creams!

Nothing looks better at a wedding than soft neutrals, and peach is a warm colour that can be accented with a wide variety of colours: from Purples to Yellows, Turquoises to Black. Last but not least, who doesn’t love a sweet and peach filled tart for dessert? Would you care for some champagne with that?

My Oscars 2013 Review!

 

Last Night we celebrated with the stars and celebrities of Hollywood, and the world, while watching the Oscar’s! It was wonderful to see the nominees praise each others work, as there was a wealth of films that were phenomenal in the year of 2012!

 

I, Ainsley, am a mega movie fan. My boyfriend, Todd, and I try and see as many movies as possible, and we even lucked out with ample theatre options within a 5 minute drive of our home. We share a love for good cinematography and love to take in a film that charms and excites, but also expands our boarders of understanding. There are so many wonderful actors and actresses, directors and producers and thus we continue to be excited by films like “Django Unchained”, “Life of Pi”, “Silver Linings Playbook”and of course, my personal fav of this year, “Les Miserables”.

 

Here is my top 10 list of movies that I enjoyed, and not necessarily ones that were nominated or celebrated this evening: (in no particular order)

 

1. Les Miserables

2. Seven Psychopaths

3. Django Unchained

4. Silver Linings Playbook

5. The Dark Knight Rises

6. Dredd

7. Brave

8. Moonrise Kingdom

9. Argo

10. Skyfall

 

This year we also had the opportunity to celebrate the forward thinking fashions of many designers as seen on the red carpet of last night. They say it was a chilly afternoon, yet the sun was shining, but the stars were brighter and even more beautiful. It is always lovely to see who comes in the next hot colour, the newest designer on the scene, and who breaks out the best dressed. In our photo above we nod to J. Law, our dream buddy and pal, as she won Best dressed via twitter hashtags, and also best actress for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook”! Her gorgeous Dior gown was a hit, and I think her tumble getting on stage was more from extreme shock and gratitude than the layers of thick fabric and tulle! Wouldn’t it just make an AMAZING wedding gown?

 

Here is our top 5 list of best dressed from last nights events: (in no particular order)

– From Madison & Ainsley

 

1. Jessica Chastain in Armani

 

 

2. Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

 

 

3. Naomi Watts in L’Wren Scott

 

 

4. Jennifer Aniston in Armani

 

 

5. Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan (It is suuuch a stunner even though we got just a little peak at it!)

 

 

We obviously love the many men who know how to flaunt what they got at the awards, but our absolute fav was Mr. Tatum and his expectant wife, Jenna Dewan. Not only do they have phenomenal fashion taste, but Channing was quite the dancer in the opening welcome with Seth MacFarlane. (And Charlize looked flawless as well!)

 

 

We have to discuss the worst dressed at the Oscars, as that is something that will always come up. Try as we might, we cannot ignore the fact that these stars have so many other options to explore when it comes to fashion, so why must they choose these outfits? Despite their poor taste, we understand that if you feel comfortable in your own skin, and what you are wearing, then that is awesome. However, at the end of the day, an actor, or anyone in the public spotlight, is a “brand”, and dressing professionally goes hand in hand with having a successful and lifelong career.

 

Here are our top 2 worst dressed at the 2013 Oscars: (In no particular order)

 

1. Kristen Stewart – maybe it is just the fact that we really dont like her as an actress, or the fact that she puts no effort in to looking attractive, but she is just a total and complete “MEH”!!!

 

 

2. Brandi Glanville – yeah, did the nip slip happen? If not, she must have used a LOT of glue. Good luck taking it off tonight hun!

 

 

We wish to say congratulations to all the nominees of the 2013 Oscars! Whether or not you won, we have to say that you are winners in the eyes of everyone, no matter what you were wearing, what movie you worked on, or how many awards you have on your shelves. To Mr. Affleck: Congrats on being an amazing producer, director and actor – looks like you finally know what you are doing! 😉

And last but not least, thank you to the Academy for creating an amazing awards ceremony for the brightest and bestest at the craft called “film making”!

Till next year!

 

Love, Ainsley (& Madison)

 

Introducing: The Refinery Magazine!

The Refinery For My Blog

 

After a long long time of anticipation, hard work, and blood, sweat and tears, we are finally just over a month away to our very first issue! This is an INCREDIBLY exciting time for myself and all the vendors involved with The Refinery Magazine!

I would like to thank the amazing vendors who contributed to this amazing new mag, and without your hard work this wouldn’t be a reality!

Thank you so so much!

Most importantly I would like to thank Madison Hope of Hope & Co for her countless hours of graphic design and making this magazine an actual reality!

Stay tuned for the first issue by liking out page:

www.facebook.com/therefinerymag

We hope you like our first issue, and can’t wait to see and hear your feedback!

Love Love Love,

Ainsley ( & Madison)

Co-Founders of The Refinery Magazine

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 1,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

 

Not too bad considering I just started blogging a short time ago!

Yippee!!!

 

5 beautiful themes to consider for 2013!

Funky Modern & Graphic Pure Glamour Rural Meets Yaletown Bohemian Hipster Chic Beach Wedding Florist Inspiration

New Years Inspiration

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With so many engagements happening over the season, it is time to celebrate and party this New Years! Also, I am offering a really super fun special happening from December 30- January 5th! If you are interested in having some genuine and professional expertise be a part of your wedding, then you cant go any further than Ainsley’s Affairs!

Serving Metro Vancouver since 2008, this custom tailored planning service is the highest in quality!

http://www.ainsleysaffairs.com

12 Days of Christmas – 11 Pipers Piping – Christmas Countdown Wedding Inspiration

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It was pretty obvious that with the word “pipers” in the title of today’s inspiration, I simply HAD to make it in to some kind of scottish inspiration. I am a proud Scottish-Canadian, and my father was an immigrant to Canada, so the relations between the land of gingers is strong between my family. From tartan kilts, to heather, castles, thistles and pale skinned red heads everything about this majestic land screams incredible weddings and amazing architecture, history and scenery in to one big visual bang!

I would encourage everyone to go visit the highlands of scotland, and see how wonderful this rocky and amazingly lush country scotland really truly is!

Clockwise from top left:

1. Tumblr 2. Ruffled Blog 3. Bridal Chic 4. From under the willow tree 5. Pinterest 6. One To Wed 7. Style Me Pretty 8. Style Me Pretty 9. Bridal Musings

Only two more days till Christmas! Now that is a thought!

I think last night I got almost ALL of my shopping done! Hooray!

Ainsley xoxo

 

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