Sunday, August 28, 2011

The September Issues

September is right around the corner, meaning that the ever fabulous issues have hit shelves! The most sizeable and fashion packed issues of the year are complete with coverage of the latest and greatest trends and interesting articles. This year, Kate Moss stole the show on the cover of American Vogue in a stunning plum dress, photographed by Mario Testino. As for Harper's Bazaar's cover, it was Lea Michele of Glee's time to shine and she did nothing but in a stunning white and gold chain confection. Last but not least, Sarah Jessica Parker looked ravishing in a colorful outfit on the cover of Marie Claire. Which is your favorite September issue cover?

    lea michele covers harpers bazaar september 2011
Images from Google. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


It's official! We have finally launched

Check out NET A LA MODE, for everything you want and need for this Fall and Winter. It's been a long time coming, and we finally launched it!!

For the upcoming seasons, we have it all. Whether you want to be trendy-chic, funky-fresh, totally-tomboy, or uber-romantic --- and more importantly, you --- we have all the items you need to pump up your look, and steal the attention of every room you enter. NET A LA MODE has everything you need in our one-stop-shop website, so be sure to set some time aside, browse the site, and snag your favourite pieces! 

Cheers everyone!

OUTFIT ALERT: love it or hate it?

NET A LA MODE has officially launched! In honor of this exciting news, today's outfit alert will be dedicated to sharing an outfit created specially by NET A LA MODE.

This look, which we dubbed the "Sophisticated", consists of a BCBGeneration handbag, Denimocracy jeans, a Nicole Lee scarf, a NET A LA MODE tank, a Pink Martini leather accented blazer and Nine West pumps. You will find this ensemble available under the "outfits" section of our new e-boutique.

But tell us, do you love it or hate it?

Net a la mode - Online Fashion Boutique & Personal Stylist 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ask The Stylist: Burgundy Lion

The last few days have been frighteningly cold, and we can smell hints of Autumn in the air. The trees are already starting to lose their leaves, and as August comes to an end, Fall is approaching with haste. Luckily, we can all bundle up with a colour that's bouncing back so hard, you will be on it like white on rice! Not literally, though.

The trendy colour we're talking about for fall, is in fact burgundy. It's all over the runways, and not to mention, most stylish fashionistas. Burgundy, maroon, wine-red, whatever you want to call it -- it's in and it's hot. You will definitely want to get your hands on it before September so you can hit the streets with style and finesse. Take a look at some of the items available for purchase on the upcoming NET A LA MODE website!

Bod & Christensen Leather Jacket

Covet crop top cable knit sweater

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Style Icon: Shiela De La Cruz

No website, no blog, no twitter -- NET A LA MODE still found Sheila De La Cruz on (the best style site to find the next up and coming Style Icons!) and had to make a point out of this fashionista. She caught our eye not only with her own eye for style, but also the interesting and unique photographic aesthetic to her looks. We stopped and stared for a while, and you will too! Take a peek below at her totally rad outfits, with which she truly defines the Desert Boho look -- a style and attitude that everyone wants to have right now. Awesome looks, Sheila! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Find more upcoming Desert Boho looks on NET A LA MODE -- site launch this Monday!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

OUTFIT ALERT: love it or hate it?

On today's segment of OUTFIT ALERT, NET A LA MODE brings you one heck of a stylish outfit by one heck of a stylish leading lady: Kirsten Dunst. She was spotted in a pair of high-waisted, dark wash denim jeans and a simple black t-shirt. To finish off the look, she paired her ensemble with a pair of simple black patent leather flats, a straw fedora and a pair of wayfarer sunglasses. 

NET A LA MODE thinks this is the perfect outfit to transition from summer into fall but what we'd really like to know is do you LOVE IT OR HATE IT? If the latter is the case, head on over to NET A LA MODE as soon as this weekend to check out some pieces better suited to your personal style!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

däv luxury rain boots

Beautiful and sophisticated, däv is luxury foot wear and accessories for wet days. Thoughtfully designed elements include contoured silhouettes, high-fashion embellishments and superb fit. Engineered construction with high-tech materials provide comfort, never seen before in rain wear. Ultra-plush fleece lining, shock absorbing cushioning and adjustable fit panels add to the unsurpassed luxe feel that touches every style in däv. These stunners will be available just in time for fall starting as soon as this week!

NET A LA MODE believes there is no better way to kick off your fall shopping than with a gorgeous pair of boots that will also transition well from winter to spring. What do you think? Let us know or head on over to to place your order starting this weekend!  

quilted victoria solid gunmetal rain bootenglish quilted black rain boot  

Net a la mode - Online Fashion Boutique & Personal Stylist 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ask The Stylist: Sweater Weather!

The thought of cool weather seems daunting right now, as the sunshine is still delighting us with its light and warmth every morning. But we can't pretend like Fall isn't around the corner -- so it's best to start preparing for its cool breeze, orange leaves, and get ready for it.... outfits! Yes!! See, not so bad, right ladies?! Actually NET A LA MODE loves the Fall because it means warm sweaters! And this season, oversized, big, bundled, sweaters is where it's at. Mixing big, warm, sweaters with leggings is what you're going to see this fall, so get in on the trend first, and have your friends follow right behind with PRESS's Deep-V Button Down Cardigan, and Striped Drape Front Cardigan, below. Both available for purchase on the upcoming NET A LA MODE website!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Style Icon: Soul Out!

Check out Lee Vivian of Soul Out!

All the way from Taipei, Lee Vivian has a sense of fashion that ups the ante of that in North America. Her vibrant personality shines through in all of her outfits, and she certainly gives us a run for our money. Original style is hard to find these days, and Lee Vivian has got fresh, new ideas that we should all be learning from. Take a peek at her looks, and check out her website here (though you may not be able to understand it... you'll see why!) ;)

Make sure to check back next week for the NET A LA MODE website launch!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

OUTFIT ALERT: love it or hate it?

This Line and Dot design was showcased on our fabulous model and fellow blogger Tiiu. While she opted for jeans and a casual cool hairstyle, this shirt can be worn in many different ways such as with a blazer and leather leggings. It's all up to you and your imagination!

But tell us... Do you LOVE IT or HATE IT?

Net a la mode - Online Fashion Boutique & Personal stylist 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ask The Stylist: Blade Lovin'

21st century fashion has clearly taught us that exaggerated shoulder pads were not supposed to fade away in the 90's.

Back to Ask The Stylist!

Today we're covering none other than the incredibly gorgeous trend of the shoulder pad. In contemporary fashion, we are seeing more and more of the super retro, and yet, super futuristic shoulder pad and women everywhere are feeling empowered. Found mostly on jackets and blazers, this specific trait on an outdoor garment has the ability to make any woman feel like a queen. We all see it on the runway, and even on the streets if we're lucky, but the question is -- how do we wear it?

Fear not, the answer is simple. Based on what you're outfit of the day is, you have to consider 3 things:
a) your attitude
b) the occasion
c) how much ass you want to kick upon exiting your house (it's a lot, we know.)

When dressing with a jacket or blazer that has extensive, and even sharp shoulder pads (watch out for the eyes, ladies), make sure that you keep the rest of your outfit clean and cut. The item of glory is the said-jacket, and you want to make sure that the rest of your outfit does not steal the thunder (leopard heels, hot pink mini dress, etc... unless you're aiming to look like Lady Gaga, that is.)

Upon the next week launch, you'll be able to find all the retro items you can imagine, including none other than a super hot, super cute, sharp shoulder padded blazer made specifically for the fierce fashionista. Check back NEXT WEEK for the NET A LA MODE WEBSITE LAUNCH!

Above shot via Mode Fatale. She is wearing BB DAKOTA shoulder pad blazer

Outfit by NET A LA MODE

Here is a sneak peek at what NET A LA MODE has to offer, worn by our gorgeous marketing gal, Marie-Pier. This MINK PINK jacket is perfect for fall as the floral is balanced out by the black. Also worn? This NET A LA MODE black blouse, which was selected by our buyers as an item that just had to be part of the house brand, making it ideal for your closet. Finally, the look is topped off by a classic pair of black Nine West pumps, which can be worn just about anywhere with just about anything.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Style Icon: QQueen of Hearts

Take a look at fashion blogger, Zoe Badley of QQueen of Hearts (no, that's not a typo). A fellow Canadian and Torontonian, miss Badley has a style and charm that can't go unnoticed. Original Fashionista, NET A LA MODE loves her style because it's simply her own. Though, aside from her creative outfits, Badley's attitude comes through in all of her photos which certainly contributes to her intrigue. Sweet and mysterious, this QQueen of Hearts keeps us reading -- and taking notes from her inspiring looks! Keep up with her on her blog here. Cheers, Zoe!



Some of you may be wondering what it is we have been blogging about for the past couple of months. What all this "imminent launch" and "coming soon" business was all about. 

Today's post is dedicated to informing you about this exciting new e-boutique, that will be carrying some amazing pieces by the likes of Covet, Kensie, BB Dakota, Makers of True Originals and many more. The official launch date is Monday, August 15th 2011. From then on, you and your friends can visit and shop the latest fall trends in a comfortable, easy and fun environment. 

The website is designed in a user-friendly manner and is equipped with both English and French versions. Also on NET A LA MODE? A personal style finder, for those who want to reinvent their looks in time for fall. 

Let us know of any questions or inquiries you have right here as we'd be glad to answer them!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

OUTFIT ALERT: love it or hate?

On today's segment of OUTFIT ALERT, we bring you a very stylish look by a very stylish blogger, Denni Elias of CHICMUSE. Earlier this year, Denni was photographed sporting one awesome BB Dakota jacket, which she paired with American Apparel leggings and Frankie Morello shoes.

While the high-fashion look worked well with Denni's demeanor, the real question lies here. Do you love it or hate it?

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Photos from Chicmuse. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Festival Mode&Design: Eve Gravel

Crème À La Glace, Limonade Sucrée: Ève Gravel

Attention, Montreal fashion enthusiasts. Your favorite time of year has come again: The Festival Mode&Design de Montréal, which will kick off on Wednesday (August 3rd) and last until Saturday (August 6th). For 2011, the lineup is nothing short of amazing and we strongly encourage you to attend and participate in supporting budding talent. The full schedule is available on the official website (link below).

For those of you who will unfortunately be unable to attend, fear not. The NET A LA MODE team will be on location and pictures from the event will be up on our blog within 24 hours of the show!

NET A LA MODE is anxiously awaiting the shows, seeing as we will always be on the lookout for the next great talent. One show we are proud to announce and lend our support to is that of Eve Gravel, a French-Canadian fashion designer who's designs we will be carrying on our website. Sold everywhere from L.A to N.Y, this label is nothing short of wonderful and we couldn't be more excited for you to discover her. 

Enjoy the shows!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ask The Stylist: Tomboy

Well, we all grew up with it: that tomboy, rebellious attitude that somehow seems to dominate our style at some point in our lives. Baggy jeans, loose tee's, runners, and a ton of super cool jewelry is what's in style today, and NET A LA MODE loves it. Time to unleash your masculine side ladies! The fall season is coming up and coming fast, so make sure to take a look at NET A LA MODE's website this August for all of your Tomboy trends! Take a peek at one of the awesome looks from Bodybag below, and catch more on NET A LA MODE!