Friday, 30 March 2012

Trend Spotting: Lace

One of our favourite trends for spring is lace. Lace is popping up everywhere from dresses and skirts, too lace details on tops and shoes. Here are a couple beautiful lace pieces that caught our eye on the runway from Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana. 
Louis Vuitton | Dolce & Gabbana | Louis Vuitton
Photos via Vogue.com

Here are some ideas for wearing this spring trend with some of our lace pieces in Bellissima stores now. Dress down the little black lace dress for spring by adding a jean jacket and wedges or try pairing the white lace blazer with coloured denim and pumps.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Bellissima and Bloggers

Ashley of Lions Lace Lattes is wearing a lace blazer from Bellissima over on her blog today! You can check out the rest of her post here.

Bellissima Lace Blazer

We also spotted our February Blogger of the month Cee of Coco And Vera wearing Bellissima on more than one occasion over on her blog. Check out Cee's posts here and here
Joseph Ribkoff dress via Bellissima


dress via Bellissima

Monday, 12 March 2012

Bellissima Spotlight: Casar


Casar Jacobson is the new face behind the Bellissima Spring/Summer campaign. She is passionate about community and philanthropy, and currently holds the title for Miss Calgary. Check out our interview with Casar below to find out more about her modelling career, the charities she supports, and her favourite items from Bellissima! 
How long have you been modeling?
I first got into modeling approximately 3.5 years ago. My desire to model started with my involvement in pageantry - I have my friend Lisa to thank for the first opportunity. Furthermore, Patti Falconer, and many friends along the way have opened doors enabling me to pursue a modelling career

What is your favourite part about modeling?
 I enjoy many aspects of modeling; however, my favorite parts are the opportunity to be involved in philanthropic endeavors, and the excitement of the entertainment industry.

Besides modeling, what types of activities do you enjoy? What are your interests/hobbies outside of modelling?
My friends recently introduced me to kite boarding, which I can foresee being an all-time favorite.  I enjoy cliff jumping – new experiences that challenge my comfort zone - dancing, singing, pageantry, travelling, and most of all philanthropy

You do a lot of charity work in your community. Tell us a little about that. What charities do you support?
KIA, Epilepsy, Charity, Tourism Calgary, Brenda Stratford Association, Mustard Seed, Brown Bagging for Children, Run for a Cure, Law Enforcement Run, Special Olympics, SOS Children's Villages, United Way, Mustard Seed Society, WSPCA Animal Rescue, Vancouver Performing Arts, EPCOR Centre for Performing Arts, UNICEF, Alzheimer Society of Canada, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Save the Children Canada, Science Alberta Foundation, West Coast Legal Education & Action Fund.

Each event has helped me understand other cultures, lifestyles, and has made a major impact on my life in regards to how I treat others and wish to be treated.

I’ve likely missed a few, but my involvement with these great organizations is thanks too many individuals that have helped introduce me along the way.  


This month (March) I’ll be going to Nicaragua to lend a helping hand – not many people know that 1 in 2 Nicaraguans live in Poverty.  It’s tough so see children, especially, in dire need of the basic essentials. I’ll be writing a journal on my endeavor…soon to come

You are Miss Calgary, what types of responsibilities come with that title?
You're to be an ambassador for the city. This means a high level of professionalism, encouragement to others, and committing yourself to philanthropic endeavours.

 How would you describe your own personal style?
My style varies drastically depending on the function or event. I love to wear formal cocktail dresses and evening gowns accented by jewelry. If I’m just hanging out I would like to say cool casual, lighter materials – it’s easy to enjoy leisure time and still be fashionable.

Do you have a favorite Bellissima item

The thing about Bellissima is it's not just one particular style. It is suitable for many age groups and genres. I've dressed funky, classy and business all from the same store, so it's difficult to pick just one. I always add flare to the outfit with their complimentary jewelry collection.

What one item do you think everyone should have in their closet
Little black dress

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Blundell Centre Grand Opening


We welcome our newest Bellissima store in B.C., now open at Blundell Centre in Richmond, at the corner of No. 2 Rd and Blundell. It's been awhile since we have had a store in this area and it is good to be back!! We have already experienced a warm and enthusiastic welcome from clients.
Be sure to head down to our new Richmond location, meet our fantastic staff and tempt yourself with exciting spring fashions!




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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Bellissima Designer: Vivian Wong

Our Love affair with black and white continues with fashions from our in house designer....Vivian Wong
Vivian attended the prestigious design school Esmod in Paris, France. Upon graduating from Esmod, she went on to do design work for a small fashion house in Paris.
At one point in her career Vivian worked in Hong Kong where she led a design team that produced garments for a German department store.
You can see the European influence in these black and white designs. Always timeless, Always Chic, Always BELLISSIMA



Outfit Details
1. Jacket and Black Skirt
jacket style #502D8324 | $145
top style #502D6382 | $75
skirt style #124N3185 | $118

2. Tunic
style #475D6369 | $105

3. Jacket and Top
jacket style #476D8325 | $135
top style #476D6406 | $75

4. Polka Dot Dress
style #469N11138 | $158
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