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THE NEBULA

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Hi loves! I wanted to say a quick hello and share some images I shot a week ago of the most absolute, perfect pair of sneakers; the Nebula from GEOX. Their campaign is all about #startbreathing and their shoes are not a bit short of it. I can’t decide what I love most about my Nebulas, the colour or just how comfortable they are. Regardless they have become a current favourite for fall.
Aside from my love of high heels, finding these sneakers were heaven sent! They maintain such a stylish aesthetic while being versatile; something that I always search for in any pair of shoes added to my closet. The leather detailing also takes this shoe up a notch from any other sneaker I’ve seen and is one of the main reasons it caught my eye. It’s perfect for casual pairings or anything in between! So good with a dress and leather jacket, but equally stylish with causal wear during the day if you want to give your feet a break. Love that it can worn multiple ways!
In general, I would say that a pair of black sneakers is a fall must-have. How would you wear these? Do share. xoxo

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ART FOR THE HOME

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| The first image shows the initial stages. The second + third image are the final piece. |

Apart from blogging, filming and renovating, I have been working behind the scenes with a local artist named Kichael Bonofiglio from Toronto to create a custom piece of artwork for my new home. For years I admired pieces that were ‘almost perfect’ that needed a bit of personalization or other times were too expensive. You could imagine my excitement when the opportunity arose to create my own art and bring my vision to life! Art to me is an investment. It should be a reflection of yourself, your home and should equally invoke inspiration to complete your space.

While working together with Kichael, my number one vision for the artwork was a minimalistic style combined with neutral tones and touches of gold. These colours would compliment the planned colour scheme in the living room. After going back and forth through emails, the piece was finished within 4 days. I couldn’t be more than happier with the end result and know it will be a favourite for years to come.
As I recently moved into my new home, you’ll have to wait and see it up in my space as I am undergoing renovations and waiting on furniture to be delivered.
Stay tuned. xoxo
In the meantime here’s a Q + A with Kichael Bonofiglio so you can get to know her and her work.
Tell me about yourself and how you started as an artist.
I am a self taught artist; that means I have no formal training. My training comes from the people and things around me. I find experience to be a firm and effective tutor. I started at age 11 by experimenting with different colours, textures and mediums. I couldn’t have anticipated that I could interpret so much of life into my pieces or that people would relate to it. The more I allowed myself to explore different styles and ideas, the more my work took flight.
How would you describe your style and what types of mediums do you work with?
My work is very modern and I am driven by inspiration. My style is ever-changing, but I currently love experimenting with colour and  how mixed media works together. I enjoy playing around with expression, movement and eliciting emotion in my pieces. Colours have a way of conveying emotions through art and I like to incorporate that as we are people driven by our emotions.
Where do you find inspiration or ideas from?
Everything: nature, a conversation, a quote, current affairs, people I talk to whether that be a stranger or people I’ve known my whole life etc.
What’s the best thing about being an artist?
I get to do what I love. When a client gets the final image of their work and says something like, ” It took my breath away”…. that’s the greatest reward for me.
Which of your art pieces is your favourite?
Impossible question. But I will say, I tend to favour pieces that have meaning behind them (thankfully each piece means the world to me) lol.
Where can we purchase or view more samples of your work?
Check out my website or follow me on instagram to see more of my work. I can also be emailed at kichaelshamoofineart@gmail.com
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BACK TO SCHOOL: SANUK GIVEAWAY

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Who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes? Those of you that read my blog on a daily basis will know how much of a shoe fanatic I am, which is why I am excited to team up with SANUK to bring you this amazing giveaway!

This time, one lucky reader has a chance to win a pair of SANUK shoes of their choice; the perfect way to start a new school year!

As always, the rules are simple:
1. Follow SWEETASFICTION on INSTAGRAM by clicking here
2. Follow SANUK by clicking here
3. Leave me a comment sharing which pair you would like to win and include your contact info in the required fields so I may contact you if you win.
Check out Sanuk’s new fall collection here.
This giveaway is open to Canadian residents. Last day to enter is August 23rd at 11:59pm EST. Good luck, everyone! xo
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