Fall 2011

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i want: Alaia Studded Suede Ankle Boots

Alaïa Studded Suede Ankle Boots These are just great grey suede studded heels. I’m usually not a fan of studded shoes but Alaïa is a master and of course studding looks great with his touch. images: net-a-porter.com

I want – I got’s Versace x H&M Top Picks

So, H&M x Versace is approaching. I’m sure many people will be lining up on November 18, 2011 to get a piece of this collection. I will not be one of them but I did get a preview of the collection at the H&M Toronto headquarters. “The collection for H&M is the essence of Versace. For the collaboration we’ve brought back from the archives, as well as from more recent collections, some of the icons of Versace, such as the bright prints, the Greek key and daring cuts. I can’t wait to see how H&M’s wide audience will make these…

i got: Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 Nail Binge: NARS, Dior, Chanel

I’ve had some fun buying some of the Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 nail polish options. NARS NARS is one of my go to nail polish brands.  It has a beautiful, slick finish and with a nice brush.  The polish wears well for me too.    I got the entire Night Series collection (Night Rider, Night Porter, Night Flight, Night Breed) because I couldn’t choose. The Night Series collection is based on the iconic NARS Night Series Eyeshadows.  I also had to have the Fall 2011 colour, Galion. Chanel I got The Oracle to pick me up the Les Jeans…

i want: Banjo and Matilda Fall Winter 2011 Striped Sweaters

I’m attracted to striped sweaters this winter. This fixation is primarily for the Breton stripe variety. Right now, the Holy Grail of all Breton stripe sweaters would be to own a Jean Paul Gaultier original but these Banjo and Matilda cashmere ones will be just fine. Banjo and Matilda sweaters are available at Holt Renfrew. images: courtesy of Banjo and Matilda

Gareth Pugh x MAC

MAC has teamed up with Gareth Pugh for their next makeup collaboration. It’s pretty damn cool looking. To think Gareth Pugh is to think beautifully distorted, sculptural, otherworldly proportions… avant-garde mash ups of materials (from PVC and Perspex, latex to leather, mink to metal, Gareth reworks them all into breathtakingly original clothes)…an extreme attitude… In short, no one could accuse Gareth of being conventional. Or predictable. Cue heavyweight geometric packaging encasing some seriously chic standouts: a duo-chromatic nail polish that flashes from emerald to amethyst. A compact Beauty Powder that turns all skin-tones a sophisticated matte. Lipglasses that go from…

Toronto Life Stylebook and Toronto’s 12 Most Stylish People

So, its been a funny year for me. I was one of the city’s most stylish people according to Derick Chetty of The Toronto Star and I helped choose Toronto Life’s 12 stylish people. It was weird being judged and then to flip the coin and do the judging. My partners in judging crime included Fashion editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra, The Bay’s Christopher Sherman and torontolife.com’s Kevin Naulls. It was a really interesting process to be a part of. I’m pretty proud of our selections. Get over to the Toronto’s 12 most stylish people post on torontolife.com and check them out.…