6.30.2014

Sincerely Stylish: Sincerely Jules


I've been a long time fan of the style blog SincerelyJules by Julie Sarinana. Her style is so effortlessly fresh and fashionable without being overwhelmed by trends or gimmicks. I love her mix of high and low pieces and she never looks over done. I covet her laid back look and perfectly ombre hair. 

images from SincerelyJules.com

6.17.2014

MMVA Red Carpet 2014


The Much Music Video Awards were this weekend and the red carpet was teeming with lovely ladies in amazing outfits. Chloe Grace Moretz wowed in a sheer black lace dress with a nude liner while Nikki Yanofsky kept her cool in a black and white leopard print body con knit dress. Shenae Grimes and Fefe Dobson showed us they wear the pants; Shenea in leather skinnies with a cute blazer and Fefe in a vintage Texas Tuxedo. Lauren Vandervoort's dress was my favorite of the night, the simple lines and embellished baby blue of her 2nd Skin Co. dress was matched perfectly with a cute collar and silver pumps. Kiernan Shipka's Marni dress was my second favorite, the asymmetrical peplum and floral beading made it sweet, sexy and age appropriate. Much Music VJs Liz Trinnear wore an emerald green crop top and skirt from H&M and Phoebe Dykstra rocked the MMVA red carpets in a top and skirt by Canadian designer Cara Cheung.

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6.13.2014

Creepy but Good: Quentin Jones X Miley Cyrus 'Tongue Tied'


I have to say, I really like the 'Tongue Tied' video by Quentin Jones and starring Miley Cyrus. I originally saw snippets of the music video at the Miley Cyrus show and was deeply disturbed by what was on the jumbo screen. Perhaps it was the thousands of tween aged girls surrounding me that made me the most uncomfortable but something about the experience felt so wrong. However, after watching the longer version, in the comfort of my own home, I am able to see the artistic quality in the video and I actually have to say, I love it. The creepy musical element matched with a sexy and androgynous Miley complete with the very cool effects makes this art video a must see.


6.03.2014

2014 CFDA Awards

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5.20.2014

TheSeptember.com Style Profile: Ashley Applebaum


Toronto based publicist Ashley Applebaum is a downtown gal with fashion chops to boot. Knowing what she likes to wear and where to find it, Ashley's style is classic with a minimalist edge. Her busy lifestyle means she is on the go day and night and needs a wardrobe that can work as hard as she does. Check out the fascinating interview TheSeptember.com did with Miss Applebaum about her job, life and personal style.

Shop TheSeptember.com for the latest in must-have shoes and the hottest style from Aquazzura, Valentino, Brian Atwood and more.

Images from www.TheSeptember.com

5.09.2014


The weather is just starting to warm up and while I am not completely ready to throw off my jacket, I am excited for summer. I love shopping on DistractionsAspen.com and here is my wishlist of perfect summer pieces. 

The Tonya Hawkes clutch is perfect for all the weddings and events I have this summer . It has a very tribal feel which I love and will go great with my Marni for H&M pieces. Shebee's jewelry is a mix of my two favorite things, diamonds and skulls. The pieces have a little Damian Hirst feel and I love how they come in cool neutral greys and whites. Another little pop of skull I'm loving right now are these Mara and Mine skull foot loafers. The slip-on is still so on trend and these babies are casual and cool with a pair of skinny jeans. I love FREE CITY sweats, they are perfect for lounging around the house or cottage. The California Dreamer hoodie would be great over a swimsuit when I'm a little chilled or thrown over jeans on a cool summer's eve. Lastly, I am obsessed with camo this season and can't get enough of ALM's cool and quirky camo shirt jacket. That is my summer mantra; Relax, Take it Easy!

Images from DistractionsAspen.com

5.07.2014

The 2014 Met Ball: Worst Dressed


And when she was bad she was very, very bad........

The red carpet at the Met Ball last night was rampant with bad looks. From Elizabeth Olsen's figure skating dress to the diarrhea on Katie Holmes's putrid colored gown the red carpet was a mine field of fashion don'ts. Aside from a bad dress, bad posture can also turn a good look bad, case and point Lea Michelle. It looks like she is pregnant! Rita Ora's dress came from a catalog for slutty prom dresses while Zoe Saldana appears to have a bedspread wrapped around her waist while wearing a bathing suit. The worst of the worst is Sandra Lee. WTF is she wearing??? Sorry (not sorry) to say, those two poufs look like balls. There, I said it. 

Images from Fashionista.com

5.06.2014

The 2014 Met Ball: Best Dressed



The Met ball was last night and it honored Charles James, America's first couturier. The red carpet was filled with celebrities in what should have been extravagant gowns and dresses but in reality was a bit meh.

My favorite looks from the night were Emma Stone in Thakoon, Georgia May Jagger in Thierry Mugler, Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta and Toni Garnn in Topshop. Honorable mention to the Olsens, I loved Ashley's vintage Chanel gown. I can't even talk about why or how Sandra Lee was there. And what was she wearing??? It was insane.

Victoria Beckham rocked her own design and Brie Larson took a risk that made her Prada pants and shift one of the best looks of the night. 

images from Fashionista.com

4.28.2014

Sophia Webster X J. Crew



The next big name in shoe wear, Sophia Webster, has done an amazing collaboration with J. Crew of affordable pieces with her signature style. I love her whimsical use of pattern and the scalloped edge of her pumps adds something special to a black and white court shoe. I can't wait to get my hands on a pair of these babies. 

Images from JCrew.com

4.21.2014

Holly Dyment Jewelry @ DistractionsAspen.com

Formerly an interior decorator, Toronto native Holly Dyment is not shy when it comes to color. Her bold use of it in her jewelry breathes new life into those wearing it. I love her tongue-in-cheek pieces featuring skulls, lips and eyes which are balanced by her intricate designs and use of precious materials making her jewelry perfect for everyday but fancy enough for the evening. Her rings are bold and beautiful; I'm captivated by the large oval skull ones and all her pieces are set in 18K gold. Head over to DistractionsAspen.com to shop the collection.

images from DistractionsAspen.com

4.16.2014

Kate Moss X TOPSHOP @ Hudson's Bay

Coming April 30th to a TopShop near you is yet another collaboration with the one, the only, Kate Moss. Hot off the heels of her 40th birthday, Miss Moss has partnered with the High Street store to create a capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2014. Canadian fans of Kate Moss and Topshop will be thrilled to know that this highly anticipated collection will be available in all Topshop at Hudson’s Bay locations as well as in all Topshop Capsule locations and an additional 13 stores for a total of 25 locations across Canada.  As well, all items will be available online at TheBay.com. Kate's collection is made up of LBDs, sparly separates and ethereal, pajama style day wear. My personal favorites are the 'Car Wash' little black dress, the flapper beaded champagne cocktail dress and the slinky silver gown. I can't wait to shop the Kate Moss X TOPSHOP collection at the Bay!


 

4.05.2014

MSGM @ Distractions Aspen

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April showers bring forth May flowers!

Spring has sprung at DistractionsAspen.com with pieces from MSGM, the colorful collection from DJ turned fashion designer Massimo Giorgetti. His mix of classic shapes with bright pops of color has made MSGM a highly covetable line within the fashion world that is carried in stores striving to be catch the public interest with unique pieces that give people the freedom to express themselves. No wonder MSGM is an ideal fit for DistractionsAspen.com. Just in time for the new season, these vibrant pieces are the perfect addition to anyone’s wardrobe. I am LOVING the floral printedmotorcycle jacket, a new twist on an old standard, and the sweatshirts are perfect when paired with jeans and a bright neon handbag. Check out the entire MSGM collection at Distractions here.




4.04.2014

SPRING SALE @ VINTAGECOUTURE.COM

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Visit www.VintageCouture.com and shop the Spring Sale. Amazing designer pieces from Alaia, Chanel, Gucci, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Celine, Chloe, Sonia Rykiel, YSL and many more are all on sale up to 75% off. Spring is around the corner, get yourself something special!


3.26.2014

Jessi Cruickshank is Getting Hitched!!


She made us laugh our asses off as the co-host of MTV's The Aftershow and convinced us all that she was the perpetual single girl whose crushes ranged from New Kids on the Block to The Hills bad boy, Justin Bobby but funny girl, Jessi Cruickshank, had us all fooled! The Vancouver born, LA based comedienne has just announced her engagement to long time love, Evan and the two can't wait to start the celebration. How adorable are they?? Read all about their love and upcoming nuptials at Hello Canada!

Mazel tov, Jessi! 

xx

3.25.2014

Shop This Site: DistractionsAspen.com


I just got home from a week of snowboarding in Aspen, Colorado and aside from the great skiing conditions and gorgeous mountains; my favorite part was stopping into Distractions, a local boutique in the heart of Aspen. 

Heidi Semrau, the owner and curator of Distractions, opened the store in 1997 because she felt that there was no where in town to buy the kind of clothing she wanted to wear. True to her word, Semrau’s store features pieces that she handpicks from designers around the world; this is not your average Aspen store – no cowboy hats here! Distractions features clothing and accessory lines that you wouldn’t find anywhere else, some so exclusive that being carried by Distractions is their first time being on American soil. 


Now you don’t have to go all the way to Aspen to shop this incredible store’s selection of unique brands and pieces for fashion lovers around the world! Their newly launched site, DistractionsAspen.com, features all of the amazing items you would find in the boutique and they ship internationally. You can even browse from your iPad or smartphone. So go ahead and shop the most exclusive store in Aspen with out ever having to get on a plane!

 
Images from DistractionsAspen.com


3.14.2014

A Peek Inside: Jemima Kirke's Brooklyn Home


I love having a peek inside people's homes, seeing how they live and how they've decorated. Jemima Kirke's Brooklyn home is every inch her style; eclectic and vintage inspired. Her laid back attitude and bohemian approach is carried throughout her home and she uses color and pattern in bold ways as you can see from her daughter's very pink bedroom to her deep purple bedroom with a wallpapered accent wall. Her lived-in, eat-in kitchen is the heart of the home with a long table for Shabbat dinner and a couch for laid back cooking while her unique bathroom featuring a cast iron tub situated in front of an ornate mantle. It is the kitschy-ness of her home that makes it exactly that - hers.

images from New York Magazine via Vulture.com

3.12.2014

Toronto Fashion Week: Steven Tai Fall 2014


I am a born and raised Torontonian so Toronto Fashion Week is just as exciting for me as New York, Paris, London or Milan. Kicking off this week I was told by my friend Jessica Pollack, managing editor of Hello! Canada online, to check out the latest from Steven Tai. A Central Saint Martin's grad, Tai was raised in Vancouver but is based out of London. His Fall 2014 collection is made up of artistically shredded fringe and op art florals over midi length pleated skirts and boyish pants. Tai refers to the look as "the idea of girl who broke up with [her] boyfriend and she’s keeping his clothes and slashing them up". Sounds to me like she is getting over him in style.

images from FashionMagazine.com

House Envy: 73 Questions with SJP

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Loving this peek inside of SJP's New York brownstone. From the moment you step inside all of your senses are stimulated. The music playing, her stairs, the couch, the globes, even the ping pong table! It is a true mix of her taste and I love little pieces of Matthew Broderick that shine through like the baseball collection. It is the perfect eclectic mix. Obsessed. 

video from Vogue.com

3.11.2014

Fall 2014 Runway: Zadig & Voltaire


Rock and roll infused with a grungy edge was the theme on the Zadig & Voltaire Fall 2014 runway. I love how Z&D designer, Cecilia Bönström, embodies the a rockers edge with a feminine touch in her runway show. A very wearable collection, the lace up boots paired with leather separates, cozy sweaters and embellished toppers is effortless when done right. I have been a longtime fan of the line and always gravitate towards this look in my personal style. 

images from Style.com

3.10.2014

Vintage Couture + Eluxe.ca Pop Up Shop


Tomorrow on Eluxe.ca shop the exclusive vintage clothing and accessory pop up shop curated by VintageCouture.com. Featuring original pieces from Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Mark Cross, Yves Saint Laurent and more this is your chance to own a piece of fashion history. 

3.07.2014

Fall 2014 Runway: Chanel, Louis Vuitton & Valentino


Has Kaiser Karl finally succumbed to the trend of wearing your workout wear to the grocery store? You would think after the Chanel Couture show not only featured every look with sparkly sneakers but the runway was fashioned after the isles at the supermarket! Has hell frozen over or is the Polar Vortex just fucking with us? Apparently for the first time ever throwing a coat over your Lulu Lemons is acceptable.....



With Nicolas Ghesquière at the helm of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs no where in sight I can say for the first time in years I love the LV collection. It reminds me of something......Balenciaga?!? #lol
 

Valentino managed to start off their show with classic mod looks and end in an enchanted forest. I loved every look and cant wait to see those gowns on the red carpet. 

images from Style.com

3.05.2014

Fall 2014 Runway: Saint Laurent + Vintage Couture


 I am loving the Fall 2014 Saint Laurent Collection. It is the perfect mix of 60's British Mod rock and school girl gone bad. I love the short hemlines and opaque tights. The Mod look is back and better than ever! You can get the look by combining some simple staples; opaque tights, knee high boots, mini skirts with great pieces from the Vintage Couture collection. Throw a red fur over a sequin mini dress or swap out that simple tee for a silk neck tie blouse. Combine metallic leather with a girlish edge or a ruffle with a fur bomber. All items are available on Vintagecouture.com


 


 Images from Style.com and Vintagecouture.com









3.04.2014

2014 Academy Awards After Party


While everyone was at home watching the awards, the celebs who weren't invited into the actual ceremony were getting their drink on at the infamous after parties; The Vanity Fair Party and Elton John's party. Some of the women who graced the stage at the Oscars changed outfits - some for the better (Anna Kendrick!) while others stayed in their original gown and partied the night away. From models to musicians, everyone who is anyone attends these parties. And if you one of the lucky winners, your date is a golden statue!

images from Harper's Bazaar


3.03.2014

2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet

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Last night was the 2014 Academy Awards and the big winners were Gravity12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club. I was greatly underwhelmed by the red carpet looks this year. It seems everyone takes fashion risks for the Golden Globes but they fall short of fabulous of the Oscars. Here are my favorite looks from last night;

Jennifer Lawrence in Couture Dior, Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta, Kerry Washington in Jason Wu, Anne Hathaway in Gucci, Lupita Nyong'o in Prada, Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, Kate Hudson in Versace, Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein, Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen and Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab.

There were lots of bad looks as well. I did not love Emma Watson in a muscle tee nor did I like the dress Penelope Cruz wore - even when Camila McConaughey wore it! My true favorite of the night was Olivia Wilde in her black Valentino gown. She was the best dressed by far and the best dressed pregnant lady. Sorry, Kerry. 


86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
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2.26.2014

All Roads Wall Textiles

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Even though we are still in the renovation stage at my new house I can't help but dream about the decoration. I have a million ideas but a few things I know for sure; Kilim rugs, mid century modern furniture and colorful accents. I was instantly drawn to the quirky wall art from All Roads Decor and I would love to hang them throughout my house. The textures and colors make for an interesting piece and a few grouped together would looks great in a front hall or over a bed. We still don't even have drywall up but a girl can dream! Below is just one of the hundreds of interior design images I have pinned.

This is Happening: Mexican Modernism


images from Pinterest and AllRoadsDesign.com