I went to the launch of Vera Wang’s new perfume, Look. It was sponsored by Fashion Magazine and held at Panorama. It was a fun event and I spent time with friends and enjoyed the view. That’s me in the picture at the bar. Yup, the mustard tights. Love them! The skirt was a present from the owner of Print Vintage. It was originally a halter top dress that was unwearable. She couldn’t sell it and gave it to me one day when I was buying a dress. I got my handy sewing friend Danielle (finalfashion.ca) to turn it into a skirt. It’s pretty kick ass. There was a large ice sculpture display for the launch to show off the glass prism characteristics of the bottle. The ad campaign doesn’t bother me and that’s a very rare thing for perfume. Coty developed the fragrance. I’m by no means a perfume expert so I’ll let them describe it for you: Look was created in cooperation with Firmenich. It introduces notes of mandarin, watery greens, litchi and …
Is your cat plotting to kill you? Quiz Silly but funny quiz for cat owners.
In the post geekiviews: Care by Stella McCartney, I talked about the new Stella McCartney skincare product line I’m testing out. I’ve been using the product for a month now and I’m liking it a lot. I am a little surprised that the line doesn’t have eye cream, facial scrub or mask offerings. I received a bunch of different products. Two cleansers, Three elixirs and three moisturizing creams. I love the foam cleanser. It smells great and isn’t irritating to the skin at all. It also does a very good job of cleaning and removing water based makeup. I have kept the Dermalogica practice of washing my face twice, which first removes any pollution and then gets to cleaning the skin proper. I like the results of this cleanser better than my regular Dermalogica routine. I also received a cream cleanser which I’ve had no experience with before. I wasn’t even sure how to use cream cleanser until a few months ago. I’ve used the product a couple of times. It’s great for those late …
I think I’m winning the battle. Some of you regular readers have probably seen my occasional outbursts about hotlinking. It really burns me as I pay for this site to be up and running and they are basically thieves. The latest ones were going after my Heidi Klum pics. It was the last straw and I decided to do something about it. So now they served up an image that could have been a lot worse. I’m being very freaking polite about it, when I just want to serve up a Goatse image for them. Assholes. You can see it in action on this poor saps site. Loser, host your own image! If any of you feed readers out there don’t see images, please let me know by commenting in this post.
So every year in at my work, they setup entries for Canstruction. CanstructionÂ® is the most unique food charity in the world! A foundation of the Society for Design Administration (SDA), CanstructionÂ® is a design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America. Teams of architects, engineers, and students mentored by these professionals, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. The results are displayed to the public as magnificent sculpture exhibits in each city where a competition is held. At the close of the exhibitions all of the canned food used in the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to emergency feeding programs that include pantries, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers. Since its inception, ten million pounds of food has been donated to aid in the fight against hunger. Initiated by the Denver, Seattle and New York Chapters of the SDA in 1992/93, CanstructionÂ® now has over one hundred individual competitions scheduled to take place during the 2007-2008 cycle. Design and Construction Industry …
TNA, another brand who I’m not a fan of, is opening a store in the Eaton Centre. It will be interesting to watch this go down. I wonder if they’ll come up with anything better than sweats and the bane of my existence handbags. I think the jackets are pretty good, although I wouldn’t buy one if in the market for one. Doors open December 6, 2008
Bruno Frisoni Ready to Wear – Spring 2009 Accessories Bruno Frisoni shoes can be found at Hazel and Holt Renfrew.
Toronto Party for Issue 7: Winter Formal Slowdance! Worn Fashion Journal & Slowdance Night team-up to bring you The Most Important Night of Your Life! Featuring the Release of Worn Fashion Journal issue 7! Featuring All Slow Songs, All Night Long! Featuring an Intimate Dancecard-Booklet! And there’s more to this Very Special Evening! A Lending Library of Resident Dancers! A Photobooth for the Fashion-Passionate! Fancy dress, while not required, is greatly desired. $10 Formal Ticket comes with the very Latest Issue of Worn Fashion Journal as well as your Dancecard! This is a queer & senior friendly event. This is a co-production of Lickety Split smut zine, Perpetual Emotion Machine Productions, and Worn Fashion Journal. More info: www.wornjournal.com, www.licketysplitzine.com, & www.slowdancenight.blogspot.com Saturday, November 29, 2008 9:00pm – 2:00am Dovercourt House 805 Dovercourt Road (1 block n. of Bloor, 3 sts. west of Ossington) Toronto, ON firstname.lastname@example.org
John Galliano Ready to Wear – Spring 2009 Accessories The shoes at John Galliano were completely ridiculous, but the jewelry was divine.
Nina Ricci Ready to Wear – Spring 2009 Accessories
I find Sergio Rossi is on this site season after season. I just love these shoes. Spring 2008 was my ultimate favourite though. Trista Bootie Booties Fiore Crystal Studded Pump Fiore Crystal Studded Booties images: sergiorossi.com
The Grumpy Owl, being the best dressed man in Toronto, is always reminding me of good dress. He send me this video about Dandies which I enjoyed. DANDY from I Dandy on Vimeo.
Monocle – Inn For A Change, October 2008 – Photographer Seishi Shirakawa I really liked this fashion editorial for Monocle in the October 2008 edition. I’ve scanned it to share with you. I don’t cover men’s editorial really, but I like this one.
Distill: The best of the international fashion and style press I love this new magazine. I was in the Path looking for Wallpaper and Monocle and found Distill in the fashion section. As its name suggests, Distill is a distillation of the very best fashion and style editorial from across the globe. We have scoured every magazine – from household names to the most obscure titles – in order to showcase the most inspiring content to stimulate you in your work and everyday lives. Each issue will contain Distill’s selection – made by top creatives from all over the world – of the most beautiful and challenging fashion and style images to appear in print. The international Distill team not only includes those involved in the fashion business but creatives from a wide range of disciplines – all of whom have been chosen for the openness to new ideas and their sensitive understanding of the best visual approaches. I scanned a few choice editorials.
Tom Binns Ready to Wear – Spring 2009 Accessories Tom Binns for spring 2009 isn’t as florescent as normal. Tom Binns is available at Holt Renfrew in Canada. images: style.com
I can see myself wearing either of these shoes to the office. Lanvin Cone heel pumps Lanvin Metallic pointed pumps The box they come in is divine.
I’m drinking the koolaid hard. The more and more I use the Ã”scillation by LancÃ´me the more I like it. The main reason I love this mascara so much is the consistent results. My lashes look the same every time I apply. I’m not a big fan of the clumpy mascara look and I really like the application of the product. They are thin, long and separated. There is a Canadian website now, oscillation.ca. The product will be at The Bay from December 6, 2008. I missed out on the Ã”scillation One Day Sale on Thursday November 20th at Lancome.ca, The Bay Queen Street and La Baie Montreal. It was sold out by the time I goto the website. Seems demand will be brisk on December 6, I hope I can get another one before they are all sold out. I have no idea when or if they will restock and I was told that supplies will be limited. When I attended the preview, the reps really had no idea if people will pay for …
The leggings from Threeasfour are awesome. More pictures from all angles are on the Threeasfour website. I’m digging this bodysuit also. It would be perfect under a sheer layer. More pictures from all angles are on the Threeasfour website. See full collection here Threeasfour Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear Collection on Style.com: Complete Collection or check the video out. images: style.com
Roberto Cavalli Cady Chinoise dress This is one of the nicest dresses that could ever have a Cavalli label. It has a beautiful low V-back (click the link and you can see the other images). I can’t believe the price tag either, $3,005!!!!! For Cavalli, are you kidding me!!!!
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Short Picnic blouse Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Square dress
Karl Lagerfeld Bear I’m a big fan of the Kaiser. One of the world’s most iconic toy companies, Steiff, has paired with one of the world’s most iconic fashion designers, Karl Lagerfeld, to create the most fashionable teddy bear on the planet. Less than 2,500 made and sold worldwide. Limited-edition Karl Lagerfeld Steiff bear includes:14.5″H bear with jointed limbs, constructed of the finest alpaca wool. A miniature outfit designed in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, including black denim jeans, flannel jacket, white shirt, SwarovskiÂ® crystal-studded silken tie, leather belt with SwarovskiÂ® crystal-studded KL buckle, and tailor-made leather boots. Miniature sunglasses in the style Karl Lagerfeld himself wears. Special black-and-white gift box with KL and Steiff logos.Scribble of the bear, drawn and signed by Karl Lagerfeld. image: neimanmarcus.com
a comrags retrospective Joyce and Judy would like to thank you for the pleasure of their first 25 years in business! From November 17-30th we will be exhibiting artifacts from the 80’s up to the present marking significant events in the life of Comrags. This multi media collage will bring back fond and funny memories of Canadian fashion, music, trends, and friends. If you can’t make it in you may want to post a “memoryâ€ on our facebook page! comrags 654 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario 416-360-7249 mon-wed 11-6pm thurs-fri 110-7pm Sat 10-6 Sun 12-5
Roberto Cavalli Turquoise cocktail ring/a> I’m all about the huge cocktail rings of late. This is a beauty.
I’m taking a little sanity break from blogging so I can get a couple good night’s sleep for my 9-5. Thanks readers.
Sergio Rossi Ready to Wear – Spring 2009 Accessories I’m a big fan of the coffee bean print handbag and flats. I don’t care for the other two shoes, but I thought they were good examples of the crazy shoes trends for spring 2009. images: style.com