Here's to...

"A toast.

To nearest. To dearest.
To the crewTo cahoots.
To the ones who've been there. To the ones who'll be there.
To dropping everything. To saying anything.
To no judgements. To no doubts.
To loyalty. To trust.
To favors. To lifelongs.
To 'been too long'. To nothing's changed.
To having history. To having your back.
To moving away. To never too far.
To growing up. To settling down.
To your second family.
To friends.

To celebrating with those who matter most."

To dreaming bigger.

To more. 

To less is more.

To hard work.

Whatever your resolution {or anti-resolution!} I hope everyone spends the last bit of 2011 with amazing people, smiling, laughing, and celebrating! 
Wishing you light and love for 2012.

Happy New Year!

Kat, xo


A Picture Perfect Night

FVWLxo recently attended the FASHION + SASCHA MAZZUCCO PHOTOGRAPHY CHRISTMAS BENEFIT representing Social City Networking! The event was hosted by LuvNGrace Entertainment{See our blog of the event for Social City Networking here}

The three of us ventured down to 560 together along with Caela from Social City Networking. SCN was a sponsor of the event - as with all of their projects, SCN aligns themselves with community based events and projects {which is why we love them so much!}

{photograph by Sascha Mazzucco}

Vancouver's most stylish fashion, photography, and art lovers came out to play!

The Benefit was nothing short of an art & fashion show! The event featured photography from renowned photographer Sascha Mazzucco, live painting from Capulet Art Live Painters, performances from Carol Cox, DJ Javier Rossell {a finalist in the recent Redbull DJ competition} spinning beats, and fashion from local Vancouver based designers.

The featured fashion from Jason Matlo, Jacqueline Conoir, Malene Grotrain, Carola Bun, Invito Couture, and Leone all showed their support by donating items to the silent auction.
All three of us bid on auction items including this beautiful Jason Matlo dress {fingers crossed!}

Best of all and most importantly, the entire proceeds from all items {graciously donated by all the wonderful artists} auctioned off at the Christmas benefit will be donated to the Beauty Night Society!

The Beauty Night Society is a wonderful organization founded by Caroline MacGillivray. It strives to guide and inspire the community to help build the self esteem and change the lives of women and youth living in poverty. The organization focuses on the main areas of wellness {like running programs and yoga}, life skills development {goal setting, visioning, personal budgeting}, and makeovers {shelter, health care, hair, makeup, nails}. Placing importance on these areas creates the overall potential impact of a life-makeover for women and girls in the community.

For more information and to donate or volunteer, please visit the Beauty Night Society.

Anita's feather dress was a hit - Mimi Lauzon of Fashionilla loved it! 
{PS we had the chance to sit down with Mimi and chat about her upcoming project! It is absolutely amazing, look for it to launch at some point in the New Year}

photo credit//Caela Regalado

Kat wore a byCORPUS Cutout Tulip-Back dress from Urban Outfitters, find it here. {Steve Madden heels, Aldo bracelets, necklace and earrings from Joe Fresh}
Anita's feather dress also from Urban Outfitters, for something similar, check this out. {Heels from Nine West, Aldo bracelets, earrings from Barefoot Contessa}
On Jer, dark skinnies from Zara, velvet blazer, v-neck striped sweater, and two-toned scarf from Armani Exchange, Steve Madden combat boots, necklace from Little Burgundy, Aldo bracelets

Thank you to Social City Networking, Vernard Goud, LuvNGrace Entertainment, and everyone else for such a great evening!

Kat, Anita, and Jer, xo


Raise Your Glass

Christmas is over, and you know what that means... Saying bye to 2011 and ringing in the new year!
I can't wait for the countdown, confetti, balloons, dresses, and champagne of course!

Get ready for NYE with Anita's "Dress to Impress" post here!


Kat, xo.


Unlock Freedom

Jer here!

So I was doing my thing on youtube and going through my subscriptions when I came across a new video from the one and only, GregoryGorgeous.
For those of you who don’t know who GregoryGorgeous is, he’s a Canadian youtuber/video blogger who specializes in
beauty and make-up.
Despite all the forward movement we’ve made in regards to equal rights for all and acceptance, there is still a LONG way to go. Even in today’s society, it takes a lot of courage, self-confidence, and strength from within to do what he does and that simply, is to be himself. I think anyone and everyone can draw inspiration from his story regardless of their interests or sexual preference; forget the social norms, and just be you.

On another note, in one of Gregory’s latest videos, an amazing organization that I must bring to light is mentioned. This organization is known as “Sevenly". This organization strives to raise awareness and capitol to some of the world’s greatest causes by spotlighting a different charity every week. Through custom designed t-shirts sold directly from their website, a portion of the funds go straight to the cause. 

Here’s the catch 22, the t-shirts are only available for the 7 days that the charity is being featured therefore if you see a charity you want to support or a t-shirt that catches your eye, ACT FAST!
"Unlock Freedom" available in White / Grey / Navy

This week, the goal is to raise as much money as possible forFreely In Hope, a charity that aims to protect sexually abused women in Kenya. To learn more information about this week's charity, visit their website and view their mission statement by clicking here OR by watching the inspiring video on Sevenly’s homepage.

"Freely in Hope is dedicated to restoring justice, dignity and hope by liberating women and their families from the bondages of poverty. Our vision is for wom en worldwide to experience God’s transformative love by living freely in Hope."              
          -Freely in Hope

“As brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand”
-Mumford and Sons

Make one of your New Year's resolutions about giving back to your community & helping those who are less fortunate than ourselves. 

What better way to start than with a purchase of one of these heart warming t-shirts which can make great gifts for New Years!

To quote GreogryGorgeous, 

Stay gorgeous” 

…on the inside & outside 

Jer, xo


It was the night before Christmas

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Wishing you LOVE, happiness, and whatever your heart may desire.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 
from Kat, Anita, and Jer, xo.


Put a cap on it.

Trend: At first I wasn't sure how I felt about metal cap shoes... I thought it looked tacky placing a piece of shiny metal on a shoe...but once I saw a few designers that were doing it right, I fell in love. It makes what would be a simple shoe, into a flashy, eye catching piece. I love how it adds a different texture to shoe's material, and reflects the light, to make the shoe shine! I'm in love.


                    Christian Louboutin                                                                         Pringle

                           Guiseppe Zanotti                                                          Alexander McQueen

Enjoy this gorgeous day!

Anita, xo

Dreaming of a White Christmas

....And maybe a little Tiffany blue too.


Kat, xo.


Its beginning to look a lot like...


We're 5 days away, are you ready? {I know I'm not!}

As always I've left most of my Christmas shopping to last minute, as a result I should be facing sardine packed malls and never-ending lineups. The crazy thing is, I'm not stressed one little bit.

I know that ultimately Christmas is about spending time with the ones you love, laughing, drinking, and well, being merry!

Looking like a snowless Christmas this year...

Instead of STRESSing about gifts this year, I've had much more fun having dinners and drinks with friends, building gingerbread houses, decorating trees, baking, singing along {loudly} to every single Christmas album out there, and checking out festive decorations!!

I love goooooold {and pink!}
DIY gold accented gift wrap via Brittni Wood Mehlhoff

I've been loving getting dressed up for nights out with the ladies!

Don't get too wrapped up......           How bout these Christmas Pancakes with Candy Cane syrup?
Vogue Paris via Coco's Tea Party                                                                      Recipe via raspberricupcakes.

Shopping wouldn't be such a challenge if we all had a cute little helper.

Deck the halls! I love these ornaments! via classyinthecity

other images weheartit//glitterguide

I'll admit I've purchased a few fantastic gifts for myself my wonderful family and friends.

It is the season of giving after all.

Kat, xo.