Soirée Snapshots: Kiss & Makeup, Lise Watier

Another week, another slew of events! This time around, I got a preview of the holiday wares at Kiss & Makeup, and a sneak peek at the new Pastel Power makeup collection from Lise Watier (coming in spring/summer 2013). Here's a photo-heavy look at what caught my eye.

You can always rely on Kiss & Makeup to deliver an eclectic mix of fashion, accessories, beauty, and home essentials. New this season: 21 Drops, a line of aromatherapy oil roll-ons intended to cure what ails you. With 21 formulas to choose from, you're sure to find one for your needs, whether it's an immune system boost, a sleep aid, or an oil to energize you or help you focus. Pick one (or mix and match two or three), apply to your pulse points, and inhale deeply. I went home with a vial of De-Stress--a soothing blend of lavender, chamomile, and ylang ylang--and have been hooked ever since; it's a godsend during the busy days from now until Christmas vacation.

Few things feel more chic than carrying a clutch with just the essentials for evenings out. If you're in the market for a new one, try a colour-blocked version or a sequinned envelope silhouette. (Not shown here: the impressive collection of Rebecca Minkoff MAC bags available in-store.)

Cute and colourful, these Pendleton furry slippers, print-emblazoned travel blankets, and mugs make great pick-me-ups for the home or hostess gifts.

Neon knits and warm flannel.

Kiss & Makeup has a decent selection of The Laundress products. Thank goodness, because I'm on my third bottle of Wool & Cashmere Spray already. The cedar-scented, anti-microbial formula neutralizes odours sans harsh chemicals. I spritz this on wool coats throughout the winter, on tailored trousers and skirts between drycleanings, and on cashmere sweaters before steaming them.

A little glimpse at Lise Watier's spring/summer 2013 collection, titled "Pastel Power." The shades were inspired by the mint greens and soft, fresh hues that dominated runways, as well as the transformative power of pastels when worn on the face. Check out the bloom-bedecked limited-edition palettes. Pretty, no?

It feels strange to be thinking about spring when Christmas isn't here yet, but that was what all the attendees at the Lise Watier #pastelpower party were doing. Ultra-feminine Kitsilano boutique Rebecca Bree proved to be the perfect backdrop.

Chains, spikes, ribbons, and gold: it's hard to choose a favourite among these bracelets.

The floral wall at Rebecca Bree.


  1. oh my gosh, I actually love everything pictured.

  2. I love all the clutches pictured...I am a sucker for them!

  3. The Lise Watier collection looks like it has some nice items, I have a lot of Lise Watier, they should release their collections earlier as other companies do and to be competitive its good if you can see what offerings are. It looks like they have some type of balls that look like Geurlain meteorites, I hope they can match their quality as they are legendary. I would love to see them.


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