I found LAURA CROPPER at our Fine Finds Shopping Party that we had a few weeks ago. Her bright orange cardigan and black and white patterned top caught my eye right away. Paired with dark skinny jeans and some black patent heels, Laura was polished to perfection. As a public relations consultant in Vancouver, Laura works with lifestyle clients at Hill & Knowlton. She recently moved from Toronto, but prior to that, she lived in NYC (jealous!), Atlanta and Seattle — this girl really knows how to live it up! Laura definitely keeps herself busy as she is currently training for the San Francisco Marathon while getting her yoga teacher training certification. Ladies meet Laura.
Wearing…I am wearing a mandarin chiffon ruffle J.Crew cardigan; a chain link print J.Crew camisole; American Eagle skinny jeans; Guess patent hidden platform pumps; Banana Republic slouchy bag; Michael Kors rose gold macho watch; and various David Yurman and Tiffany’s pieces.
My personal style is…Classic with a twist. I like to throw in some edge and boho elements to keep things interesting. And I love colour, which is something Vancouverites have commented on a lot!
First memorable fashion purchase…Does shopping my older sister’s closet count? She still brings that up! Also, in 5th grade I got a Chanel quad lip palette, and I felt like kind of a big deal.
Skincare secret…Dove beauty bar, Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, Kinerase Under Eye Rescue. And a little Lancome La Base Pro Primer and tinted moisturizer to cover up any imperfections.
Three items to save from a fire…My jewellery box, iPhone and, embarrassingly, baby blanket.
Current wish list…The perfect red string bikini; a vintage Chanel bag from my mum’s closet (ahem, cough!); Madewell Mini Cross-Body Bag . On my lust list? A David Yurman Morganite Cushion on Pointe ring. Sigh!
Most recent purchase…A pair of classic Ray Ban aviators.
Wardrobe staples…Sky-high heels, Jo Malone fragrance, macho watch, shiny straight hair (that counts right? Thanks GHD), skinnies and sunnies.
Restaurants of choice…Goldfish for the patio; Coast and Cactus Bentall for easy after work drinks; Vij’s and West for more special nights out; Kingyo Izakaya with a big group of friends; Chambar for any occasion; Naam when I want to be healthy.
Weekend wardrobe…Skinny jeans, slouchy boots and sunnies.
Favourite accessory…Rose gold anything.
One thing every girl should have…Pieces that make you feel sexy, whether that is a great fragrance, a hot leather jacket, a perfectly fitted white t, etc. It is different for everyone. I go for killer shoes!