Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Support Japan

In light of the recent tragedy in Japan, Kate Spade is launching a special edition tote, with proceeds going towards relief in Japan. Kate Spade has many, many stores in Japan, and is one of many companies, including Gap Inc, that are showing their compassion for the people affected in Japan. The tote will be up on the website tomorrow, I think I may call to try to pre-order it today. Living in Canada is such a pain sometimes because shipping isn't available online from KSNY to Canadians, rather we have to call and make a special arrangement with Kate Spade.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mad About Rainboots

Rain boots, wellies, duckies... whatever you like to call them are a recent obsession of mine. Everyone seems to be wearing them lately, in bright colours and patterns, classic Hunters and Wal-Mart cheapies. Even the over 40's are getting in on the trend which I love, rain boots aren't just for the young girls anymore! The season for wellies is upon us, thanks to the above zero weather and all the melting snow, and wellies are a perfect option to save your winter boots from water damage. I personally favour the classic Hunter boots, they're timeless, comfortable, and made in tons of colours and styles, including short, tall and Hunteress for those girls who have bigger calves.

I also have a soft spot for Tretorn boots, which like Hunters come in tons of colours. Tretorns may be a shorter boot but many of them come already insulated, unlike Hunters, and have a fur or fleece lining, making them perfect for the slushy winters of Ottawa.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Lindsay Lohan Court Fashion

Here's a look at Lindsay Lohan's fashion parade at recent court dates (recent... as in the last couple of years). She has good style and some expensive shades, now only if she could find real occasions to show these outfits off, rather than court mandated appearances. Oh Lilo, you are such a charmer.

Matthew Williamson Capsule Collection

Remember when I blogged a little while back about my favourite capsule collections for Target and H&M (like Rodarte and Lanvin and Matthew Williamson) and how I wished Matthew Williamson would do a H&M round 2 capsule collection? Well he is doing another collection, but this time with Macy's! I could not be more excited as Macy's is quite accessible since it is just over the border! The collection is meant to target a younger crowd, featuring the bold prints and pops of colour we know and love from Matthew Williamson. Ah affordable luxury, how I love you. Oh and by the way... Karl Lagerfeld himself is designing the next capsule for Macy's. I cannot wait for a date to be released so I can plan a shopping trip stateside!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

John Galliano Update

The situation has moved from bad to worse for Galliano. After a video leaked of an earlier anti-Semitic rant where he said he 'loved Hitler' and some other hurtful things towards the Jewish people, Dior has fired him and is now searching for a new creative director. Truthfully, I feel quite bad for the House of Dior. Natalie Portman, a proudly Jewish actress has distanced herself publicly from both Galliano and Dior, and denied the Dior dress she was meant to wear for the Oscars (and instead chose a wonderful Rodarte dress, which I think keeps the theme of 'Black Swan' much better anyway). Dior lost millions of dollars of advertising in that moment which is a jagged pill.

So the question remains... who will replace Galliano? Hedi Slimane? I think not. YSL has locked that deal down. Haider Ackermann? Maybe. I think, as does the Sart, that there may be a fashion world reshuffling to accommodate Dior. LMVH family is a very powerful one so we shall see. Nothing could be worse than when we saw Emmauel Alt take over for Carine Roitfeld at Paris Vogue, the tension at Vogue must be tantamount.

Giveaway Winner

Sorry I have been a little late in posting this, things have been a little hectic lately in my life. Anyway, the random number generator has spoken and the winning is post number two. The winner will be messaged and I will post the package this week! Thanks for everyone who entered the giveaway and I will make sure to hold another one soon, this time with a summer theme and some of my favourite summer products!