There's always, well usually, a good reason why I disappear from the blogesphere. This time is no different.

I recently got hired on to become the Social Media Manager for BITE Beauty, and it has been a blast so far.
It's pretty tough to manage your personal social media accounts when you're managing someone else's at the same time, so naturally, my blog took a back seat when I got the job, but as I'm getting more settled into the role, I think I can start to get back into the swing of things with this wee blog of mine. Assuming of course, any of you are still reading it.

Here's a bit of a visual diary of what my day-to-day looks like.
This photo is 99% NOT STAGED. I did add my hand in there as an extra detail—I wasn't actually using the mouse.
Buttercream lipsticks.
Limited edition "Mauvember" lipstick.
There are so many exciting things going on all the time, and I don't even think I've mentioned the most obvious perk of this job: THE LIPSTICK. If you've ever visited my blog before, you know that my love for lipstick is SERIOUS—so much so that I named my blog LIPSTICK & Leather. Duh.

I'm so thrilled to be working in a creative environment again, and with something that I already had so much love for before! I've also added a new skill to my resume, as I'm basically a part-time hand model now. No big deal.

Keep an eye out for more blog posts, because I am definitely going to be sharing more with you very soon!

Oh, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat (bitebeauty)!!! Gracias!



Clutch - American Apparel | Headphones - Happy Plugs | Lipstick - "Red Carpet Ready" by Charlotte Tilbury
 It's been a little while since my last fashion week, so I was happy to attend a few shows yesterday for #WMCFW. (Yes, I used a hashtag where it isn't applicable.)

I decided to leave my all black outfits at home for once, and opted for a skirt I bought at H&M (on sale for $15) a few months ago. I figured I could wear it now, while the weather is still cooperating, or wait 'til next year once the arctic tundra that is Toronto has warmed up again.
Leather jacket & boots - ZARA | Skirt & shirt - H&M
 I started the day with Finezza, which I unfortunately didn't get any good shots of, but rest assured, it was a great show filled with a British dandy/Southern gent sensibility that I was all about.

Next up, a show I'd been looking forward to: Narces.

How beautiful and feminine are those dresses and gowns?! Not my usual cup of tea, but I'm a sucker for great details, and this collection was serving great detail after great detail, it was like I was at an all you can eat buffet. 

I should have prefaced this post by saying that I didn't have to take my own outfit photos on this day. As some of you know, because I've mentioned it about a million times—I usually take my own outfit photos. So, when someone else offers, or I can ask someone else to take my photos, it's a good day for me. My pal Michael took these of me outside our office, and I have to give him credit because he made me look kind of approachable!

This skirt, though! I know I mentioned it earlier, but I never actually noted how much I love this skirt.  I was swishing around all day. Check my Instagram, I have proof!

Later in the evening, I had the Pink Tartan and Mackage shows: two very different aesthetics, and two very packed shows. The lines were insane! Note: fashion people are not afraid to throw elbows and push. 

Both shows were packed, and with good reason—the collections were amazing.

I didn't attend any shows today, and it's doubtful I'll be at any tomorrow, but hey, I got one good day, with many great collections. 

Have you visited the tents this season? Do you have any favourite designers/collections?



I've definitely worn a very similar, basically identical, outfit before. However, a new leather jeacket deserves a blog post all its own, I think. It's only fair.
Lipstick - "Red Carpet Red" by Charlotte Tilbury | Leather jacket - ZARA| Necklace - Up and Armed | Shirt - JOE Fresh | Jeans - Urban Outfitters | Sneakers - New Balance



My outfit today felt a little "of another era." Also, my hair was doing something I liked, so I had to document it. Naturally. 



Kane and I recently did some work with his younger brother Cary for his t-shirt line, CTD. We took to the streets of Toronto to shoot his latest collection, and  these are a few teaser shots. 

I wasn't expecting to be in front of the camera at all for this, but alas, someone had to wear the ladies' t-shirt.
Graphic tee enthusiasts definitely need to check him out. He's also got hoodies, caps, and toques if graphic tees aren't necessarily your cup of tea. 

You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Or, better yet, if you want to buy pieces from his collection, check out his online shop HERE