Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cannes 2012 Fashion: For Better or For Worse

Usually I am dying to post a judgy piece about whoworewhat at events like Cannes. But this time, I wasn't overly enthused by the red carpet options so I will only talk about a few celebs who made an effort, for better or for worse. 

For Better:

Diane Kruger - she has one of the best, if not THE best styles in Hollywood as far as I'm concerned. She is the epitome of effortless-chic, trendsetting without even trying: I LOVE HER - and she paraded her amazing style all over Cannes 2012, if it wasn't for her, I probably wouldn't even post on Cannes this year.

Kirsten Dunst- ok so Kirsten had some redeeming to do after her horrendous MET Ball ensemble, and redemption has been had! She came to Cannes for her movie On the Road and I think she got a new stylist since the MET Ball- obviously she took my advice...OBVS

Marion Cotillard - another one of my style favs, Marion only showed us two outfits, but they were so....French chic!

My Tilda: she attended Cannes for the premiere of Moonrise Kingdom (which I cannot wait to see!) and of course she came in full Tilda style. But she could wear a garbage bag and she would still end up on my best-dressed list.

For Worse:  

Freida Pinto - Such a gorgeous girl (when she gets it right) So the first dress looks like the top half threw up pink juice on the bottom half, the black dress completely ages her and the yellow is okay at best. Oh Freida, can I style you please?

Aishwarya Rai - amid ridiculous controversy regarding her weight, Aishwarya Rai showed up at Cannes in horrible outfit choices :( This was really disappointing to see because Cannes could have been a great opportunity for her to shut the critics up. She's usually a showstopper at Cannes and even now she is clearly still gorgeous IF STYLED PROPERLY, but alas she wasn't...

Honourable Mentions: 

And that's my Cannes fashion roundup! Who was your favourite??

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Les Miserables 2012

I was obsessed with this musical when I was a kid - watched it on VHS in grade 8 music class, and that was it for me! Went out, bought the double CD pack and didn't stop listening to it....

On My Own makes me cry every time! But so does Dawson's Creek, so there's your gauge of my cry-meter (I was/am such an emo kid...) And this trailer, this trailer is my movie dream come true, looks amazing...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Espadrilles or Loafers?

Tough choice but considering all the walking I hafta do- loafers win today!

Tights/pants - H&M $20
Striped cardy - Nordstrom Rack $18
Loafers - Aldo $29 (last summer)
Espadrilles - Nine West $22 on sale!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thrifting Secrets Revealed

One of my fashion secrets which I will divulge (only for you readers ;) is finding a Value Village near a rich neighborhood and literally stalking it! The one I stalk is in Oakville, an affluent suburb outside of Toronto (where I'm sure some rich housewives turn over closets like they do nannies)  And why not take advantage of it! I've found pure silk/wool blazers, vintage Balmain & Herrera scarves, a vintage Versace coat (for men) and the list goes on..

The key is to find pieces made of all natural materials (pure silk, wool, cashmere, etc etc). I don't really care whether I know the label, as long as its all 100% natural, high quality material. And if you end up with a vintage label piece, then bonus!

Keep in mind thrifting does take time and patience but can make for a fun girlfriend/sis/mom/partner date! Another caveat is the potential added costs for dry-cleaning and tailoring/altering a fancy find, but you still end up saving! Yes, I'm obsessed with thrifting, and another bonus is that its consumption-conscious: reduce, reuse, recycle kids!

Here is an outfit that I put together for a day at the internship, using a thrifted 100% pure silk blazer I got for $7! I did have to get it tailored for $20, but its still worth it I think...
Next on my thrifting hunt is a denim vest (member those?) and silk blouses, stay tuned...

So there you have it, my thrifting secrets revealed, now go forth and thrift!

ps: Blogger doesn't recognize thrifting as a word  =O, "clicks add to dictionary"

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Steppin out!

Me outfit yesterday for girls night!

My Dream Summer Sandal

A girl can dream can't she ;) YSL sandal heaven delicious super amazing amazingness!! Aahhh I want!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Casual Friday Kinda Mood....

Who says style can't be comfy? ;)

Jeans - Gap Skinnies $80ish
Top - Costa Blanca blouse $30ish
Boatshoes - Browns $110
(Love my boatshoes, like pillows for your feet! Perfect for hustling around the city this summer!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Colour Coordinating

Was feelin colourful yesterday :)

Top - #Forever21 $18
Jeans  - #UrbanOutfitters $68 (Highwaisted cigarette jeans)
Loafers - #Aldo $29 (ON SALE! Last summer though)
Purse - #Mango $50

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kate Doesn't Miss a Style Beat

Kate Middleton wowed us on her wedding day and a year later she continues to hit the mark with each stylistic choice she makes. From the dress choices, to accessories, to shoes and hair/makeup; she never ceases to amaze me with her perfectly elegant and sophisticated style choices. She truly is fast becoming this generations fashion icon.
Here are two amazing looks that she recently wore for some Olympic events, that I AM IN LOVE WITH:

Kate took a risk with the slit in this Roland Mouret creation and it paid off, she looks stunning

Kate Middleton in Roland Mouret

One of my favourite looks by Kate - this teal Packham is fashion perfection

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MET BALL 2012 - Fashion Rundown

The MET BALL in New York (or as I like to call it, Fashion eye-candy heaven) is like the Oscars to the Fashion set. A annual event for the Metropolitan Museum's fashion exhibit chaired by none other then Anna Wintour and this year co-chaired by Carey Mulligan. The red carpet is a delectable buffet of fashion candy and of course fashion turnips (opposite of candy?) and this year was no different! Here are my picks for candies and turnips:

The Candy

#AmyPhoeler - my hero, she stepped out of her comfort zone and it paid off; we've never seen her look hotter!

Beyonce - Simply fashion gorgeousity in #Givenchy Couture

#Solange Knowles- Beyonce's lil sis almost stole the show with that amazing hair and #Rachel Roy dress

#Rihanna in #TomFord - kept it sleek and sexy, a good red carpet look for her

The amazing #Florence Welch donned a beautiful couture creation by #AlexanderMcQueen, truly an artistic endeavor

As a fashion student/lover, I absolutely drooled over #MaryKateOlsen 's look: the dress is her own label, The Row and especially the hair and make up were high fashion perfection 
Absolutely divine styling for the co-chair of the event and guest of honour - #CareyMulligan was a vision in #Prada

Turnips  (Now for the fashion mishaps)
Hmm, Emma Stone usually is perfectly styled, but I guess her stylist was either on vacation or someone should be fired here, (or at least get a stern talking to)

So I'm all for creating looks and telling stories through your clothes, UNLESS your story consists of library management in the 50's #KirstenDunst

A major disappointment  - #SJP you can do better!

Scarlette Johansson usually looks divine at these events, but this is quite disappointing - it is safe to say tulle should be banned at the MET Ball and the world
Theres high fashion, then there is just stupid - why would anyone think of putting that fabric like that, in that place