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.

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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!



MSGM @ Distractions Aspen


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.




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!


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! 



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!

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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


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.

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House Envy: 73 Questions with SJP


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


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. 

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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. 


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. 

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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


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


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
images from Yahoo.ca


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


Stomping Ground: Ivy Kirzhner

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Ivy Kirzhner is a footwear designer based in New York and I am obsessed with her eclectic designs. I need more than one pair of her shoes in my spring wardrobe. Her use of beading and attention to detail makes her collection stand out from a sea of boring black. I love her use of buckles and gold accents and her nod to a multitude of cultures in her designs; American, African, Egyptian, etc. My favorites are her western style booties and bejeweled slides. 

images from IvyKirzhner.com


Welcome Back Erin!

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The recent newlywed, Erin Kleinberg, has relaunched her namesake brand which she started in 2008 as an answer to the dilemma of the casual t shirt. Creating a collection of simple yet elegant wardrobe staples with exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail she paved the way for the 'couture tee'.  While taking a hiatus from designing, Kleinberg launched the uber successful style website, The Coveteur. 3 years later she is turning back to the tee. Check out my favs from her lookbook and be sure to read her interview with Elle


Style Stalker: Kiernan Shipka

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Don Draper's daughter might be coming into her own on the show but in real life Kiernan Shipka is a fashion maven in the making. Identifying with a very classic look that echos the silhouette of the 1950s (something she must have picked up on the Mad Men set), she stands apart from most starlets her age and you would never catch her in a mini skirt and crop top. She infuses her own youthfulness into her style by playing with patterns and wearing the appropriate amount of make up. Get her look by shopping vintage stores like VintageCouture.com for authentic pieces from the 1950s and 60s.

images from Google.com


Kisses from Kelly

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I'm in the middle of a full gut/renovation at my house and I am looking for inspiration everywhere. At the moment this blog is strictly fashion but I will probably allow my interior design findings to cross over. I've fallen in love with Kelly Wearstler's surrealist style and her home objects are my favorite. Here are a few of her Lip sculptures, that come in two sizes and several colors, and the same Lip recreated for her jewelry line. I'd love to have one of these pieces for my new library. 

images from KellyWearstler.com


Style Stalker: Olivia Palermo

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She was the bitchy one on "The City" when she stole ideas from Whitney Port but ever since she graced the MTV screen she has been a household name for impeccable style. Mixing high end designer duds with low end must-haves from my favorite stores (Zara, H&M, etc.) she has shown girls everywhere that it is all about how you wear it and not who you wear. Her signature style starts with pointed toe heels and ends with an It bag but in between she isn't afraid to wear prints, experiment with fabrics or turn trends on their head. My favorite thing about Olivia's style is that when she finds a piece she loves she wears the heck out of it and is never afraid to be photographed wearing the same thing twice. Take a cue from the ice queen of MTV and don't be scared to dress the way you want to. Kudos to you, Olivia!

images from People.com


Chanel Couture 2014: The Sneakers


Chanel Couture sneakers: Coming soon to a gym near you!

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Style Stalker: Kate Mara

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I've been marathoning 'House of Cards' on Netflix and I've formed a bit of an obsession with Kate Mara.  Her style as her character Zoe Barnes is casual and simple by day but for a state dinner or two she shows off her curves in body hugging dresses with minimal accessories. Her real life style is more daring and colorful; I love how she plays off her strawberry blonde hair with floral prints and pink tones. More recently she has tried a more edgy look but not as edgy as her sister, Rooney. Her short cropped bob adds dimension to her style and allows her to play with structured shapes. 

images from People.com


Happy Birthday Kate Moss


You are an icon and one sexy gal


She's a little teapot, short and stout....

It is a miracle what a little lesson in 'posing' can do for your body. Lena hasn't lost weight (that I can tell) or changed anything about her physical self except how she contorted it on the red carpet. NO, the dress isn't any better (they are both by her frenemy Zac Posen) but her ability to pose has improved ten fold. Way to go, Lena!

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