Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Interior Design Show 2018 in Toronto

Happy 2018! The first show of the year that I always look forward to check out is The Interior Design Show. It is happening at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto from January 18-21.

The Interior Design Show is Canada’s premier showcase of new products and furniture, superstar designers and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond. Started in January 1999 (celebrating 20 years!), makes the first Interior Design Show opened its doors to an enthusiastic design community, media world and consumer market. The Interior Design Show has established itself as the breeding ground for design creativity, innovation and inspiration, bringing together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors each year.

Many exciting speakers, like product designer Karim Rashid will be there! Click here for the full list of speakers.

Find the industry's best from flooring to lighting, furniture, design and so much more! Click here for the full list of 2018 exhibitors.

Can't wait to get inspired by some of the most innovative international and Canadian design. With three full days of inspirational exhibits, influential speakers and leading products, IDS is not just a fair, it's a total design experience! Click here to buy IDS tickets today! I will see you there!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bench Fall Collection - Heritage Range

Fall is here! It's time to bring out those sweaters, hoodies and jackets. I went and checked out what Bench had in store for the fall season, and loved what I saw.

I've always been a big a fan of Bench stuff - nice fit, well made, great attention to details and cool looking! Not sure if you know, but Bench recently introduced the all new Heritage Range! I picked up two tops and both happens to be from the Heritage collection.

The Heritage Rage is a collection developed with vivid colours and exciting new fabrics! Through state of the art fabrics, the classical shapes of the funnelneck, zip through hoodie and the corporation logo hoodie were reinterpreted and brought to an all new level. The styles can be summarized as: minimalist, consistent and expressive. What an understatement!

The two items I picked up from the Heritage collection were the corporation logo hoodie and zip through hoodie - no surprise there, I'm a hoodie kind of guy : )

You can't go wrong with the corporation logo hoodie - it's a true classic. I like the minimalistic design with a hint of logo love. I love the small details: those colourful tips on the cords - an iconic element of the Bench Heritage Range. I went with the red - I just love that shade & it's perfect for fall : )

The other top was the zip through hoodie. It's simple and sophisticated at the same time. Again, the details! Love the tonal logo tapings along the zippers and the hood. I decided to go with the black - more practical.

Both the corporation logo & zip through hoodies are in nano fleece - a cozy feel and super comfy!

What do you guys think of my picks? Do you shop at Bench? Click here to check out all their fall collection!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Converse - Counter Climate Boot

We've been fortunate with some mild weather lately in Toronto, being that it's almost November. Like it or not, winter's on its way. If you're looking for some winter footwear, definitely go check out Converse latest Counter Climate boot collection. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Nubuck boot is warm and waterproof!


The Converse Counter Climate collection infuses meticulous design, premium materials and durable construction to help keep you comfortable, and doing what you want to do, in all types of weather conditions. The Holiday 2017 collection provides the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits.

Function and style go hand-in-hand with this season’s Counter Climate boot. The innovative sneaker boot collection features a waterproof Nubuck leather upper with an internal neoprene bootie for warmth and a gusset tongue to help keep water out. The sneaker boot also has a lugged outsole for added traction and leather heel tab for grip.

Waterproof Nubuck leather upper with an internal neoprene bootie for warmth

This Chuck Taylor All Star Nubuck Boot is available in a men’s (unisex) and women’s offering. The women’s boot features gunmetal fashion hardware for added style.

The Converse Counter Climate Boots Collection is available now at Converse.ca and key retailers: Brown’s Shoes, Little Burgundy and Foot Locker in Canada. The unisex boot is available in Black, Sangria, Mason and Raw Sugar and will retail for $150 CAD.

Enjoying my Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Nubuck boot!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Geox's Fall Collection - Nebula Trainers

I got the opportunity recently to check out GEOX'S Fall collection and got to pick up a pair too! There were so many beautiful choices! I wanted something that would be causal yet dressy. It must be comfy and of course, looks great! I went with the Nebula trainers - the blue sole got me : )

The Nebula trainers is not only eye catching - check out all the great features & benefits, which I had no idea before. It is Geox iconic shoe that concentrates maximum performance in the design. The brown coloured upper is in a very soft waterproof suede fabric, offering a personalized fit thanks to the elastic front strips with provide maximum flexibility and cushioning. The blue sole with Net Breathing System which guarantees excellent breathability and stability.

Resulting from the fusion of a modern design with maximum comfort, Nebula represents the peak of GEOX technology.  Designed for travelling the world, perfect for any season, they naturally adapt to every movement of the foot.

The combination of the Net Breathing System and Inner Breathing System equips the shoe with 360 degrees breathability, also thanks to the special lining that supports temperature regulation of the foot. Maximum flexibility, stability, comfort and grip are all guaranteed by the 3D Performance Unit.

Can you believe all these great benefits?! I love them even more and so glad I picked them : ) I've only been wearing them one time for these pics so far and I could tell you for sure that they're very comfy, super lightweight - like walking on a cloud! These Nebula trainers will definitely be in rotation for me this Fall.

To check out all the other great Fall styles from GEOX, click here.

What do you think of my choice - Nebula trainers?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Geox Fall Winter Collection - WIN a pair of your choice!

I can't believe it's already September!? Before you know it, it's going to be Fall. Time to get your feet ready for the cooler seasons. Check out what GEOX have in store for the Fall Winter collection! Makes sure to enter the giveaway - you can WIN a pair of your choice! Giveaway details below.

Kick up your shoe style game this season with the latest from Geox. The new fall collection boasts the elegant classical styling you've come to expect from Italian shoes, combined with an interior that is designed for maximum comfort, enhanced breathability, and around-the-clock wearability. The fall/winter collection is complete with all of the top trends you will be seeing everywhere as we shift toward the cooler days ahead.

What style of shoe are you looking for this coming Fall/Winter? What do you think of GEOX? Comment below and let me know.

GIVEAWAY time! Enter to WIN a pair of your choice from GEOX Fall/Winter 2017/2018 collection and give your feet the gift of breathability and comfort all season long! This will be an instagram giveaway - so, head over to my account @stardchiu and look for this post:

Click here to bring you to the post - #dchiugeoxgiveaway

Look for this post on my instagram account to enter the giveaway.

Follow the below steps to qualify:
1. Follow me on instagram
2. Follow @Geox on instagram
3. Tag a shoe loving friend(s) in this post. 1 tag is 1 entry.
NOTE: You can tag as many friends as you want, the more tags the more entries and the greater chance to win!

This giveaway opens to Canadian residents only and ends midnight September 16. Winner will be selected randomly. The winner will be sent a card, and must be able to redeem it at their local Geox retail store. Good luck!

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

My First ECCO Shoes

I own many pairs of shoes (which you can see some by searching #dchiushoes on instagram) I recently received my very first pair of ECCO and they definitely made my feet happy!

Happy feet!

ECCO apply the utmost attention to detail. ECCO builds its success on uncompromising quality, innovative technology and design. Throughout its history, ECCO philosophy has been to make shoes that are shaped to fit the foot, not the other way around. This is who ECCO are.

The pair I picked were the ECCO Kinhin Mid in the white (also available in black). It combines simple modern design with exceptional materials. I like the sporty yet smart look of them - perfect for work or play. The luxurious, soft leather uppers are set on tonal soles with an on-trend thicker profile, making them very sleek. They're also very light & super comfy!

Some other great facts includes partly leather-lined interior = very soft against skin and wicks away moisture. The leather covered cork inlay sole naturally cushions each step and allows feet to breathe.

ECCO Kinhin Mid

Beautiful and clean silhouette.

Introducing individual footshape memory, this very cool technology - the Corksphere Suspended Footbed can be found in these ECCO Kinhin. The dynamic comfort platform features a unique self-customizing cork footbed suspended within a modern polyurethane cupsole - adding contemporary rebound, cushioning and protection to the performance and feel of conventional cork-soled shoes.

The uppers of the sole are crafted from premium leather, combining a soft and supple footwrap with a premium, natureal look and feel.
Need I say more? These ECCO Kinhin Mid are pretty cool! They make my feet and myself very happy! : ) I'll definitely be adding more ECCO to my shoes collection.

For more great styles and to learn more about ECCO shoes, click here. You can also go check out their beautiful flagship store which recently opened at Yorkdale Mall.