I was deeply honored to be INTERVIEWED by Shoppalu, the paradise for vintage fashion lovers (fashion website – online store) in Canada about my blog (La Mode by GV Miao) and my style. The Kersh navy nights sweater dress that I wore to my master class at Ukraine International Fashion Days 2012 and other local events, and won me people’s admiration was sponsored by Shoppalu. Thank you, Shoppalu, you’re the best!
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Meeting the Team!
We hope you had a lovely weekend fashion lovers! We’ll be here every Monday to introduce you to an individual from the team here at Shoppalu. We all have an adoration for vintage fashion, however, we’ve decided to dig a little bit deeper and give insight to our own personal attributes and aesthetics.
This week, we introduce you to Janice. Take a look below at how she answers some questions about herself, vintage clothing, and Canadian fashion.

1. What is your role as being a part of Shoppalu?
I am the owner and creative director of
2. How did you get involved with Shoppalu?
I founded the website two years ago and have been involved ever since.
3. What do you enjoy most about working with Shoppalu?
I enjoy choosing the creative direction of the site the most. I love working with our team and deciding on blog posts, to brands we will try, and to editorial themes.
4. If you could choose one period of fashion to go back in time to and experience, which would you choose?
I would go back to the 1920s. I love the flapper era and a time when hand beading and details were pertinent to fashion.
5.What do you consider one staple piece that you currently have in your closet?
My studded vintage denim vest. It’s a really fun piece that goes with everything.
6. Who would you say is your fashion icon?
This is a hard question. I think Alexa Chung, Solange Knowles, Liz Taylor are some of my fav.
7. Which fashion house do you admire most?
I love Bottega Veneta. I love the boho feel and intricate details and at the same time how stylistically simple it is.
8. If you could describe your style in just a couple of words, what would you say?
Versatile mix of classics and vintage with a grunge edge.

Sigh the Roaring Twenties - what a fabulous fashion decade. Wealth was abundant, the design was innovative and the people were breaking down social barriers and norms. We always feel most whimsical when thinking about the Great Gatsby and imagining ourselves living in that time. Letting your inner Daisy Buchanan out is as simple as slipping into this One Teaspoon Beaded Kimono Vest. Also, stilettos are a no-no for the 20s look so go with a shoe a little more true to the time period such as our Bally T-Strap sandals, they’re perfect for doing the Charleston.

Don’t forget to pile on the jewelry, flapper style so don’t be shy. Chandelier earrings, necklaces galore and a few rings will do the trick.

Hear Me Roar(ing) Twenties by kandriko featuring a pearl cuff bracelet

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud - Elizabeth Taylor

We hope you never fall off your pink clouds, Shoppaluettes.

Pale pink is one of the most whimsical of colours representing innocence, femininity and much more. Check out some of our fabulous vintage finds in pink such as this Marc Jacobs blouse or our Candy Land Sleeveless Maxi Dress for a more floral take on the colour. Pair our Pink Blossom Shorts with a strong heel for a more dramatic look - such as these Pierre Hardy neoprene and patent sandals.

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud by kandriko featuring heeled sandals

Pierre Hardy heeled sandals, $1,050
Love Heals pink jewelry, $265
Holiday Candle, $55
D.L. & Co. Edelweiss Candle Set, $40
Storage :  Home & Furniture :  Marks & Spencer, £15
Hardback London Street Map Book | Accessories | Oliver Bonas, £8.99