I’m back with NEW & EXCITING news!




I’m SO SO happy to be back to blogging, with exciting news (read to the very end to find out!!). My “break” was way longer than I intended it to be and for that I couldn’t apologize more. On the plus side – I think it was totally worth the long break, both for you and for me.

Why was I gone for SO long?

That answer is rather complicated but to summarize: I thought I was superwoman and could do it all, but that resulted in eventual burnout. In addition to blogging I was taking on two other huge tasks, while working part time for some extra money. After years of planning, sourcing, designing, etc. I launched not one, but two fashion labels:

  •  melvik, a luxury lingerie, sleepwear, loungewear label, that is all about modern intimates with a vintage ambiance. It’s a gorgeous collection made out of butter soft Silk Charmeuse and delicate Chantilly lace. I couldn’t be more proud and excited about this!
  • AGAPE + HESED, an accessories and womenswear label that is all about #shoppingthatgivesback! I find that most people have the best intentions to give back, but life gets in the way. We see a gorgeous handbag or dress and we then have to pick between giving back and something we need…errr want. Well I created AGAPE + HESED so you don’t have to pick. Like I said, it’s Shopping That Gives Back. When you buy that handbag, you’re feeding TEN children breakfast.

So I’m back, what now? And, what’s this EXCITING NEWS I mentioned in the blog post title?

Well, besides the fact that I launched my two collections (which are pretty exciting in themselves, if you ask me!), I am officially back to blogging (YAY!) and I’m rejuvenated and excited about what I have in store for you! The even more exciting news is…


This here blog, that I love so much, now has a BRAND SPANKING NEW IMAGE and even a BRAND SPANKING NEW NAME!!

My re-branded blog is called A Side of Vogue.

What does the new blog name mean?

Vogue, loosely translated, means Style.

My re-branded blog is all about living your life with a side of style. A Side of Vogue.

All my old content from Haute, has been transferred over to A Side Of Vogue, and I have lots of exciting new content to come! It’s focus will mostly be fashion related, with home decor, travel, etc. thrown in here and there. I’ll also get a little more personal with you,  letting you into my life, what I’m up to, what I’m designing, and other little tid-bits here and there.

I want to help you tackle fashion and style, so you are in charge and not the other way around.

I want to guide you, and inspire you, to live your life with a side of vogue.

Will you keep getting notifications by email of new blog posts?

That depends. For those of you who have already signed up via email, the answer is yes. You will still get an email when I create a new blog post, along with exclusive content that I only share with my email subscribers! Not sure if you’re already an email subscriber? No problem, go ahead and enter your email here and it will tell you if you’re already signed up to get the emails; if not, it will take you through the confirmation process. I hope you’ll stick with me, but if you do decide that’s not what you want, you can unsubscribe when you get your first email.

BUT, if you signed up through your WordPress account to receive notifications about new posts, unfortunately, I was not able to take your information with me to my new site. I really hope we can still be friends, so come on and sign up for my newsletter right here; so you don’t miss out on all the amazing inspiration I’ve got planned for you!

What happens to this website?

In the next day or so, hautecanada.com will automatically transfer to asideofvogue.com. That means that if you type the url hautecanada.com or click a pre-exising link, you will be taken to the home page of A Side Of Vogue.

I’m EXCITED, are YOU??
I couldn’t be more excited about my new journey with A Side Of Vogue, and I really really hope you will continue to join me! All your support has meant the world to me; and I want nothing more to continue on this journey together, while getting to know YOU better! If you have any questions at all, send me an email to victoria@asideofvogue.com, or ask me through Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!

Until the next post on A Side Of Vogue – have a GREAT weekend!!


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February 6, 2016 · 2:50 PM



Hi Friends!

The time has come for me to woman-up and admit that I need a break. I have so many things on the go right now, and I’ve been going crazy trying to fit everything in. But the truth is, time does not expand (unfortunately) so I’ve been compromising my sleep and sanity to make it all work. You probably know what I mean – we all seem to go through this at some point in our lives.

So, I need to take a small break to create an action plan so I can do everything my heart desires, add value to each of your lives, and serve you better! I hope you understand.

I’m so so so grateful for each and every one of you who reads my ramblings; and I can’t wait to get back here and connect with you more!

In the meantime, take this opportunity to browse around some of my previous posts; that you may have missed along the way. You can easily navigate by category at the top menu bar of my blog. Also, I will still be popping up on social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) – so please do come say hi! :)

See you back here oh-so-soon. I pinky swear!



March 20, 2015 · 3:00 AM

Beach Style // Pretty and Fun Swimsuits: The Best of Topshop



When it comes to swimsuits, a girl can never have to many. Am I right or am I right?

One of the first places that comes to mind when I think ‘pretty and fun swimwear’ is Topshop.  Each new spring summer collection they create usually offers a wide variety of bathing suits to choose from; some classic, some trendy, all stylish.

Here are my best of Topshop Swimwear picks: Continue reading

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March 19, 2015 · 3:00 AM

Giveaway // 3 Items from Dayna Lee Collection’s Etsy Shop


Happy Wednesday Friends! I’m excited to share another giveaway with you today; this time to celebrate the Etsy section at the One Of A Kind Show in Toronto! You can find the winners of my last giveaway here.

I’ve partnered with Etsy Canada and Dayna Lee Collection to give away an awesome set of three items (see them below), which I’ve handpick by myself, from Dayna’s collection.
1) Coffee, Create Hustle, Repeat print
2) Hearts pillow cover
3) Screw Plan B notebook

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March 18, 2015 · 1:26 AM

Home Decor // 12 Key Decorating Tips You Should Know


Decorating can sometimes be a daunting task, but breaking it down to a few easy steps suddenly makes it feel manageable. If you’re like me, you want your space to be both pretty and live-able. How do you do that without committing a decorating faux pas in the process? Continue reading

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March 16, 2015 · 3:00 AM

Life Lately.


Happy Friday Friends!!

As you can see I didn’t really post anything this week, besides my One Of A Kind Show Ticket Giveaway post. Why? It’s my birthday week so I took a break to celebrate non-stop. ;)

On my actual birthday I made a trip to Chanel to buy the handbag of my dreams! I am still on a high from it all, and I’m pretty sure I will be for.like.ever. I’ve got some pictures to show you on the blog soon; but to tide you over until then, take a peek at it on my instagram! Continue reading


March 13, 2015 · 3:00 AM