Sunday, June 29, 2008


Katy Perry is a breath of fresh air to the music scene. She is known for her first single, "Your So Gay" and the recent release of "I kissed a Girl" that is currently being played everywhere. Not only is she a great singer but, she is a lyrical genius. She has been writing for many years. She is definitely not new to this industry.

Her career started in 2001 when she was signed to Red Hill Records as Katy Hudson. She has worked with the record production team, The Matrix and has done some writing for movie soundtracks. In 2007 she was signed to Capitol Music Group and the rest is history.

Yes, I love her voice but, her style is so FIERCE. She is a lover of vintage and due to her past swing dancing classes has a strong taste for the 1940s style.


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Sunday, June 22, 2008


Giorgio Armani designed a private wardrobe for Christian Bale for his role as Bruce Wayne in the Batman movie: The Dark Knight. The film is out right now in the US. Armani quotes" It is also fitting that I should be dressing a superhero this year, as I am pleased to have chaired the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition, Superheroes-Fashion and Fantasy, last May...”


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Friday, June 20, 2008

WHO? What? WEAR?

You need to check out this great site called, Who What Wear Daily. This site was created by Katherine Power and Hilary Kerr. These two ladies have a heap load of experience when it comes to fashion, celebs, events, and beauty. Their resume extends from being a writer for Nylon Magazine to Director of Promotions for Brent Bolthouse Productions. They give great advice! As well, they have a WhoWhatWear TV and a variety of episodes that you can choose from.

So, check it out-


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Thursday, June 19, 2008

What's in a Label?

I just watched the TYRA banks show this morning. The topic of the day was LABELS especially designer labels. She interviewed individuals who live for the NAME BRAND. TYRA pulled a switch-a-ru and showed them clothes that they thought was expensive but, it was actually cheaper. It was funny because they couldn't tell the difference. One girl complained that she was very unhappy when she wore a lower-cost dress. But, to her suprise she was actually wearing a Narciso Rodriguez dress.

I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting a designer label but, is it worth being bankrupt or debt for the extra dollars. And plus, I think it is how you wear the clothes. Why brag about buying expensive clothes if you can't even wear it right.

There are some great lower-cost brands that I love. My favourite ...H&M of course. I love their innovative styles and funky designs. Also, I love to hit up vintage stores. In Toronto, you can find some great ones on Queen Street West.


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Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Last night I had the pleasure of watching MY FAIR LADY. This film is about a Professor who dares an acquaintance that he can teach any woman to speak so properly that he could pass her off as a duchess. So, he challenges himself to turn a woman, with a poor accent, into royalty. My Fair Lady was originally a book that was formed into a play and than adapted to film. The costumes in this movie are delightful. They help tell a story from beginning to end. You are able to see the crescendo from Rags to Riches.

The costume designer for this film was Cecil Beaton. Due to Cecil's strong photography skills, all the scenes in this movie seems to appear as a photo still. I found myself eager to see what was next!

You need to check out this movie! It's a good break from all this reality TV.

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Monday, June 16, 2008


(credit:Getty Images)

I LOVE Rihanna's outfit at the MMVAs 2008. I adore her ruffled back-less top and "Police" inspired hat. I find that Rihanna was being very fashion forward! I have notice that in all her performances lately that she has been bringing more elaborate looks to the stage. And I commend her on it. (Oh ya, and her stylist!)


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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

FOSSIP TIME: Fashion + gossip=FOSSIP!!!

Sofia Coppola know for her Direction of Lost in Translation and Maria Antoinette will be featured in the Louis Vuitton travel ad. I say, "It's about time". Sofia is known for gracing the red carpet in Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton attire so its only fitting. I have always felt that she has been 'the muse' for the Louis Vuitton empire. She will representing the "Romance Travel" ads. Her shoot took place in Argentina and was shot by the amazing Annie Leibovitz.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

These are a SHOE-in

So, I am in the process of updating my wardrobe. TRUST ME I need to! To start off my wardrobe adventures I will be journeying through Toronto to find SHOES!! Shoes have been making a impact on the runways for Spring/Summer 2008. You name it, they got it! I have seen sandals, platforms, pumps, high tops and the list goes on. Here's my wish list for this summer.

1. The Gladiator Sandal


2. Sling Backs with a perforated patent trim


3. Platforms, with a thin black piping

Alice+Olivia for PAYLESS

4. Flats, with a gold buckle


5. Canvas (Boat Shoe)


6. Rain Boot



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Friday, June 6, 2008

TREND ALERT: Swimsuits

Summer is here and with hot weather comes, SWIMSUITS. Now, when I say swimsuits I am not just talking about bikinis. Swimsuits have come such a long way, they are now an added garment to your closet. Swimsuits are not just for water anymore!

Also, swimsuits are made to compliment all body types. If you have a narrow frame, try swimsuits with a halter or that has patterns all over it...go CRAZY. Round at the hips? Try a lower cut hem than a hi-cut. If you are not round at the hips and want to be, get a suit with frills or with a gathered skirt. Very busty? Try 1-2 inch straps that cross at the back. The cross at the back will give you extra support.

This Summer while you sport your new swimsuit, wear it with a pair of wedges or a cute pair OFgladiator sandals.

Here are some of my favourite trends for Swimsuits from 2008 Spring/Summer Ready to Wear collections:






Luisa Beccaria


Danielle Scutt


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Thursday, June 5, 2008

On the Headphones...

Currently, I can't get enough of VERSE. She is a British-American girl who can sing and rap. Her style is CRAZY!!

Verse is a 21 year old free-spirit who has started to get more recognition for her song SHOPAHOLIC. Growing up with a Jamaican father and Latin American mother has given her a broad understanding of music and culture.

Her look and style is very reminiscence of Denise Matthews of Vanity 6. He sense of style is confident and bold. She has been admired on how she puts her outfits together but, has admitted to never having a stylist. Her look is originally her own.

To hear her music, check out her myspace

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Designer of the Month: Lanie Alabanza for Hellz Bellz

What or should I say who is Hellz Bellz?

Hellz Bellz is the mastermind of Lanie Alabanza. Lanie was born in New Orleans, LA and raised in San Diego, CA. She currently reside in NYC where she runs operations for her brand. Hellz Bellz which full name is "HELLZ BELLZ A CRIME FOR ALL SEASON" was founded in 2005. It is a tribute to the non-conforming females of today. Her clothes portray eye catching graphic images and innovative sayings. Her garments have a strong rock and roll feel with gold metallic leggings and leopard print tops. If you want to purchase her clothes, check out!

This is a definite lady who creating mayhem in her every day life.....

Here are some pics from her Summer 2008 collection:

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Farewell to Valentino

Here's a link to watch Valentino's LAST Ready to Wear Spring 2008 Collection. One thing I love about Valentino is that he really understands a women's body. He knows what looks good! How many times have you watched the Red Carpet action at the Oscars and hear the words, " I am wearing Valentino".

Enjoy his brilliance!!

(This video is courtesy of Fashion Watch)


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YSL: One of the greats has passed

Yves St. Laurent has passed away in Paris this week. He was one of the great French fashion designer and he was only 71 years of old. At 21 he was appointed designer of Christian Dior after Dior sudden passing. After be called to serve his native country of Algeria, he came back to find out he was replaced by another designer. With the right connections he was able to start his own couture house and that was the beginning of the famous YSL logo.

In memory of him, I decided to show you some of his 2001 Spring Couture collection.


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