Sunday, January 30, 2011

C time

It’s hard to remember what Celine was like without Phoebe Philo….yup, I can't remember.
She’s completely revolutionized the house and continues to amaze me time and time again. Celine’s pre-fall collection focused on boyish looks, masculine tailoring, and fabric play with a nod to girls and boys from the 50s. The collection was full of dazzling and spectacular pieces that I NEED as soon as possible…seriously.
I am in love with these metallic cigarette pants, I stared at them for a solid 5 minutes before clicking to view the next look….

Anyways, like I said before, fabric play was a major theme in this collection. There was plenty of playful patchwork, denim colour-blocking, lots of fabulous tartan, tweeds, houndstooths, and beautiful shiny and matte silks. Celine made a strong tailoring statement in the collection with boxy jackets and trench coats, cigarette pants, clean simple buttoned up shirts, and many different asymmetrical hemlines. The collection was simply Divine. Well done Phoebe, you've done it again.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Those eyes

Beauty photographs constantly inspire me. I have a weakness for eye makeup, the crazier and bigger the better. Here are just a few photos that have grabbed my attention in the last week….

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's time to be bold

Since it's almost time to put away those thick winter clothes (yayyy!) I thought this would be a good time to refresh those brain cells of yours and discuss some fun trends for spring. I've been living in black, grey, and navy all winter so I'm really feelin' the bright colour craze for spring.
As you already know (and hopefully can remember from september), many designers decided to show bold and crazy prints for spring 2011 which I am a huge fan of.
Miuccia Prada was a favourite of mine because she decided to go a little further with it. Her collection was full of screamingly bright colours, lots of stripes, and of course wild and fabulous banana and monkey prints ( I need a banana printed jumpsuit STAT).
Moschino Cheap & Chic also had some bright and wild lemon prints, extreme poka dots, and tops and dresses with pearls attached to all over. I hope all of you follow suit and bring you’re A game this spring because it is time to show em what we got. Wear your brightest and loudest fruity prints and have some fun out there


Moschino Cheap & Chic

Moschino Cheap & Chic

and some more Prada

Monday, January 24, 2011

Boy meets Girl

I have a major soft spot for womenswear inspired by menswear, it’s just so perfect. I love that a woman can look strong, powerful, and confident while maintaining a certain sexiness to her outfit, I mean it’s the best of both worlds, right?
We have a few people to thank for recently popularizing this androgynous trend but we’ll get to that in a minute. Yves Saint Laurent was after all the first to create the famous ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo suit for women in his Spring 1966 collection so we should really thank him first. He pioneered minimalist, androgynous styles for women, as well as the use of pantsuits in modern-day society. Mr. Laurent literally revolutionized the way women dressed forever on and has continued to influence fashion designer’s ever since. 
Agyness Deyn, Alexa Chung, and Chloe Sevigny are just a few of the women who have jumped on board and rode the androgynous trend to the top….so thanks ladies, YSL would be proud. When YOU decide to join in on the fun (if you haven't already), go steal some clothing from your boyfriend or brother, he will have everything you need to get started. Remember to wear oversized blazers, loose-fitting suit separeates, and collard shirts. If you're feeling a little riskier, then please, add suspenders or a bowtie, extra points if you wear both! You'll look fabulous, don't worry.
But if you want to add a bit of femininity to your new look I understand, just add a belt, some jewelry, and perhaps some high platform pumps and you'll be good to go. Here are a few photos to get your brain juices movin’...

YSL's 'Le Smoking' circa 1975

Agyness Deyn

Alexa Chung

Chloe Sevigny

Marlene Dietrich in the 30s (oh so brilliant!!!)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Personal Style

Do you look better in huge oversized shades or small, Lennon-like sunglasses? How does a beret suit you? What about a tricorne hat? Are you more comfortable with a tiny clutch or an enormous bag that fit's your entire life in it? It's important to think and notice these things about yourself so you can begin figuring out what your style really is.
Defining personal style can clearly be a challenge but let’s give it a try nonetheless...
In my opinion style is a way of putting yourself together according to your mood and having enough confidence to show who you really are no matter what. It’s important to experiment with your clothing, you never know what’s going to work for you unless you give it a try, so go forth my children and wear the most daring and existing thing you can pull together, it could change your outlook on everything....or it could be a total disaster and you could end up looking like an idiot for the day...either way you’ll learn something new about yourself and isn't that worth it?
Feel free to make mistakes with your outfits - if you're not making mistakes then you're not pushing the envelope hard enough, and that will make getting dressed every morning extremely boring.
When I am out and about, I am constantly noticing what people are wearing around me (I can’t help it, it's like a disease). I find that I am always more intrigued by the people who have tried something a little bit different with their outfit, something is always slightly off but it makes them more appealing somehow. 
Anyways I'm rambling too much, let’s take a look at a few people who I think have amazing personal style and go from there...

Kate Moss can wear absolutely anything and still look like herself, she knows exactly how to combine different pieces to make a unique look all her own. 

Mary kate and Ashley Olsen have incredible personal style, they prefer to start trends instead of follow them.

Last but definitely not least, Chloe Sevigny. She has remarkable personal style, she's not afraid to push the limits and just go for it. I love love love her!

So to conclude this post I am giving you all a little bit of homework...yes i said homework!
Tomorrow morning instead of reaching for jeans and a t-shirt or whatever it is you usually wear, try mixing it up and wearing something different. I know there's something in your closet that you're too afraid to wear because you're not sure if it's 'cool' or 'trendy'. Well I say suck it up and just wear it! And wear it proudly, you'll be glad you did, no matter what the outcome.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Give your back some lovin'

When was the last time you stopped and said ‘hey, how does my back look in this top?’
That’s what I thought, it was a long time ago and you know what, it’s time to give your back some much needed attention! 
Add some shaaaaabang to your outfit with tops that have cutouts all over the place. You can buy these babies from Urban Outfitters but if you don’t feel like spending any moolah on it, thats fine, I understand, take some scissors to an old plain top and go crazy! Cut that shirt up like it’s goin’ out of business, you’ll thank me later. 

These last two are favourites of mine, they clearly didn't know when to put the scissors down...I like it

Thursday, January 13, 2011


All girls like jewelry, it’s just in our DNA, theres nothing we can do about it.
When I go shopping I usually B-line to the jewelry section of the store and begin drooling all over the place.  This jewel encrusted snake ring is something I’ve been drooling over for quite some time....I would wear this bad boy all over town.

In my opinion jewelry is meant to make a statement, so ladies, next time you’re getting dressed make sure you pile it all on, there’s no such thing as too much bling….or is there? I guess I’ll leave that up to you to judge, but in my opinion there's just no such thing!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Things I'm lusting after...

Spring is just around the corner and I’m lusting after some pretty great items. I decided to write a list of things I couldn't live without, I mean how long could my list really be right? Well boy, was I even mistaken! I ended up with over 25 things that I wanted for spring. I'm not going to show you all 25 because that's just excessive, but here are the top 3 items that I think are essential.
First of all, I can’t stop thinking about this faded floral onsie from Asos. I mean common, this onsie could not be more practical, it’s really an investment.

I also can’t stop daydreaming about these Tory Burch leopard flats. I need them ASAP. Mom, Dad, if you’re reading this please purchase these beauties for me, they’ll go with everything I swear. 

And last but not least, I’m obsessing over these lace shorts. I need them oh so badly!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Eye Candy

I have no words to describe how much I adore shoes! Seriously no words…
Instead of me attempting to explain my wild obsession to you I’ll show you a few shoes I can’t stop drooling over, but I'm warning you, it will be difficult to look away from these babies so please sit back, relax, and enjoy...





Vintage Vivienne Westwood I believe 

Jeffrey Campbell 

Miu Miu

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lost in the 70s

The only thing getting me through the disgusting rain and weather in Vancouver is knowing that in only a few short months I will stuffing my many thick jackets in the front hall closet and bringing out my mini skirts, maxi dresses, and high waisted shorts.
My favorite spring 2011 trend is the throwback to the 1970s. When spring comes I’ll be channeling style icons such as Bianca Jagger, Bridget Bardot, and Ali Macgraw.
There are a few key pieces every girl will need in her wardrobe come spring, so take notes. Beaded vests are a must along with hot pants and printed jumpsuits.  I’ll be pairing hot pants and mini skirts with thigh high socks, thick wedges or over the knee boots, and covering my arms with piles of chunky bangles, large stones cuffs, and stringing beads around my neck to complete my 70’s inspired looks. Don’t forget to add some fun to your look by putting fresh flowers in your hair!