Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Louis Vuitton

I love Louis Vuitton's most recent ads featuring the lovely Miss Christy Turlington. It is so refreshing to see a classic supermodel hawking a product again and not a googly eyed European (Lily Cole anyone?). Christy Turlington admittedly is no longer in her heyday but she is still striking and her new curves really suit her. The corset tops and long skirts included in the Winter 2010 collection are so covetable and have sparked a new trend worldwide. Mini skirts will always be in but now there are so many options for those who prefer a longer skirt. Louis Vuitton has created skirts in muted plaids, creams, and leather, taupes reign supreme, as does subtle velvet details on belts and shirt straps. This fall and winter feminine details have come back in full force, such a change from the military boots and boyfriend shirts that have been so popular the last few winters at certain fashion houses like McQueen. How will you wear a long full skirt?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Favourite Blogs

I thought I would share a few of my favourite blogs with you fellow bloggers so you can see how wonderful they are for yourselves!

First off is Lions, Tigers & Fashion OH MY written by the lovely fashion grad Kelly. This girl could wear a garbage bag and look good and she is always ahead of trends. What I appreciate most is her thrifty ways and her super cool DIYs she posts. Love the way she wears a tail on her bag and always posts the cutest pics of her dog Koda.

Another blog I love and started following very recently is Anna Dello Russo, fashion darling and creative consultant of Vogue Japan. Anna is outrageous, glamorous, and fascinating. I often fantasize what life would be like wearing the latest Givenchy models and living in Italy, just as Anna does. Her blog is so wonderful because it gives us all a sneak peak into the exciting world that she lives, which is often so exclusive. Anna is a huge fashion inspiration for me so I thank her.

Lastly, I'd like to mention The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman's ever popular street style blog, which lately I have noticed has become suspiciously couture including cat walk looks and photos of fashion magnets outside of shows enjoy a cig. Nonetheless, I love this blog and the real every day girls and boys who are featured on it. Not a day goes by that I do not look at this blog. Perez, BBC and the Sartorialist are staples of my life. Scott is a breath of fresh air in this often elite and exclusive world, a well mannered gentlemen who takes amazing photographs and is kind enough to share them with the world. If you haven't checked out his book, which is chock full of beautiful images of the people he has shot, then you must! It is a beautiful look book and a resourceful guide of how to wear certain looks, like minis, parkas and suits in the real world.

Be sure to take a look at these blogs but beware, they are so addictive!

Gap Holiday Collection

I'm dying to go to work tomorrow to see the new holiday collection that is a capsule of 'party' looks. The sequin skirt is going to be so covetable, as are the silky dress shirts, adorned with lace and flutter sleeves. I'm especially excited to see how the black skirt with the lace trim looks on, I'm hoping it will have a mini length! Tomorrow is going to be a deadly day, especially since it is pay day. How can I resist the temptation? Speaking of which, Banana Republic is also looking so glam right now, I almost need to close my eyes when passing it's festive windows. Thank goodness we don't have a Club Monaco in Masonville, that would be the final straw.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Kennedys

Anyone who knows me at all knows I have an obsession with the Kennedys, particularly Jackie O. I'm really very excited for the TV mini series the Kennedys that's coming out staring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes and I've been watching very carefully for images of the show. This was just put out a few days ago and I've been mulling it over. Katie looks quite good as Jackie, she has the doe-eyed sad smile cropped hair thing going on and is very passable. As for JFK, Greg Kinnear looks spot on, but I can ever so slightly make out that it is still him. As for his acting, I think he was wonderful in Flash of Genius and I think he could certainly carry this movie (and Katie Holmes... whose acting is bound to be dismal). I'm reserving judgment on the mini series but I want it to be good so badly! I hope Katie Holmes can live up to the American royal that was Jackie O. Until this comes out I am left to ponder what I should serve at the viewing party I plan to hold for the premiere of The Kennedys... and more importantly, what I should wear.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Years Eve

My NYE outfit has been decided. I bought it Friday at Club Monaco with the help of one Cait Vandecappelle and some very kind stylists. All I need now are to find the perfect suede black heels to complete the look. I've decided to go with separates this year rather than a dress, mostly because dresses that fit me well are hard to find and cost a fortune and I hope to wear the pieces again. I bought a very romantic feminine blush coloured skirt with layers that are ruffled slightly and come away from the body and a shirt with sleeves that are slightly longer than t-shirt length but shorter than 3/4 length and skin tight, scoop necked and black (of coooooourse!) I'm dying for it to be NYE now to show off the outfit... how many more days is it? 45 I believe until the day is upon us. Waiting is the hardest part.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

M.A.C. Holiday Collection

Rejoice oh fashionable ones! M.A.C.'s new holiday make up collection is here! It's being referred to as a slightly twisted tartan and as a Scot I'm a sucker for tartans around the holidays. All the packaging is beautiful, covered in fabric tartan, and the colours in the collection range from princess pinks to punk reds, dark lip colours and pops of green for those red haired Scot girls.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

OPI Addiction

I'm so addicted to nail polish that it's going to destroy me financially. Not a pay day goes by without a nail polish purchase (or two.. or three). My recent favourites are a couple of oldies and include 'Red Hot Ayers Rock' which I'm currently sporting on my toes and 'Louvre Me Louvre Me Not' which was on my nails for a solid month (during which there was many many touch ups). I love the new Burlesque collection for OPI! So glamorous and girly! I've worn 'Bring On The Bling' a few times from the collection and received many compliments but the trick is applying five coats and two coats of top coat but it has a tendency to peel since there's so many layers. Still, it's an amazing look. Nail polishes I'm planning on purchasing include 'You Don't Know Jacques' and 'Off The Taupe'. Any recommendations?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fashion History: Hugo Boss

I thought I'd start doing little pieces on fashion history here on the blog on famous people and fashion houses. First up is the infamous brand Hugo Boss and their notorious history which people often overlook. Hugo Boss is a German brand that was founded in 1924. Best known for it's scents and high end mens wear, Boss got his start as being the go-to-designer for the Nazis and Hitler himself. He was the supplier of all Nazi uniforms for the SS and the SA, Hitler youth and other Nazi organizations. In addition to his creative role, he was also a member of the Nazi party. He also used labour from Poland and other countries during the war to supply the demand for uniforms. After the war, the company and Boss were charged with forced labour and being sympathetic to the Nazi cause. Boss died in 1948 and the company went on to become a power house in the 80s and 90s, reinventing the look of the brand and breaking into high end men's wear and fragrance. Recently the company has received some backlash over production of clothes being moved from Ohio to Bulgaria and other European countries, as well as wage cuts for their employees who were already poorly compensated. Despite all the bad press, Hugo Boss is a very successful and beloved brand, heavily supported by celebs. Should we support Hugo Boss and let bygones be bygones or rebel against the immoral fashion house?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Coated Jeans

I'm having a love affair with black coated jeans. First Jbrand came out with a pair of black skinny coated jeans with a pearl finish and then the Gap quickly followed suit. Jbrand's retail at $198 and Gap's retail at $79.50, both are Japanese denim. I'm hoping we'll get my size in tomorrow at the Gap so I can finally buy them. I love that these look a bit like leather! Wear them to the bar with a sequin tank or a wear them with a blazer for a date!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Circle Scarves

Anyone else been coveting circle scarves lately? They have become a definite obsession of mine since I saw Michelle Melski sporting a gray American Apparel one some time back. I picked up the knitted wool circle scarf in cream from the Gap and I looove it! The grey one is next on my list.

December Issue of Elle

The December issue of Elle Canada arrived on my door stop yesterday. I read it all in one sitting, pausing only to think, what am I going to wear to New Year's Eve this year and where will I go? I love fall and winter fashions, which are indulgent and glamorous, and make up for the lightness of the summer. I think my friends are all heading up to Montreal this year to celebrate New Year's Eve and we have chosen to do a dressy event this year. I want my dress to be dramatic and textured, I'm almost thinking of rocking a skirt and a long sleeve lace shirt (if anyone of you reading this blog (if there is anyone) who I will be celebrating NYE with dare to steal this look). I might add some colour to it, or even some gold, but for now all black is my inspiration. Here are some of my ideas!


Hallowe'en has come and gone and I think the community of London had some pretty fashionable costumes this year, not to mention slutty ones, but we'll forget and forgive those. I'm continually impressed with people's creativity and the best part of Hallowe'en, aside from the copious amounts of chocolate and drinking, is checking out other people's costumes. This year I saw a lot of Lady Gagas, Katy Perrys, and bumblebees, with some creepy zombies thrown in there too. I dressed up as Katy Perry and my dear boyfriend Roger as Russel Brand, couple costumes are so cliche but still so cute. Our friends Kyle and Jess dressed up as Awesome-o from South Park (see season 8 for a refresher) and a 60's house wife. Jess had on the prettiest apron, kitchen fashion at it's finest. Here's a few photos from the night!