Monday, February 28, 2011

Natalie Portman for Miss Dior Cherie

Relating to Oscar news, Oscar winner for best actress in Black Swan Natalie Portman stars in a new commercial and ad campaign for Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Parfum. This is Portman's first dip into endorsing products. Photographer Tim Walker shot the print campaign while Sophia Coppola directed the commercial. These ads will debut in March.

Dazzling Diamond

Who was my best dressed pick at last night's Oscars? Halle Berry of course! Oh, I wish I had that dress! Halle Berry looked absolutely stunning at the 83rd Annual Oscars last night in a gorgeous crystal encrusted strapless tulle gown by Marchesa, and that body of hers gives it a sexy twist!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

What's Happenin': LG Fashion Week F/W 2011

I just checked the LG Fashion Week website and look what I found!? The list of designers that will be showing their F/W 2011 collections! Will you be attending??

Gisele Bundchen for H&M Spring/Summer 2011

Known for her sexiness Brazillian bombshell image (Victoria's Secret, anyone?), the world's top Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is back and she looks better than ever in a laid-back boho chic get up for H&M's Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Galliano Ousted?

I came across this bit in the morning: it has been announced by Dior on Friday that John Galliano will be suspended from his duties as Chief Designer. This piece of fashion news is rather shocking, as Dior's ready to wear A/W 2011 fashion show is to be slated for next week. What will Dior be without John Galliano; a man who has been with the company for years?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Killer Accessories: IT Handbags

You know the saying: "diamonds are a girl's best friend" but personally, I think that a handbag is a girl's best friend. I think this because most people notice what handbag a woman is carrying on her arm or shoulder. I certainly do! Commuting around Toronto allows me to do that; notice people's handbags; and trust me, the Toronto crowd has very good taste. What's up on the Killer list today? Killer IT bags! These bags are currently the trendiest of the trendiest; most popular styles that you see people carrying around these days. The perk of IT bags? They're definitely NOT a fad and you will certainly NOT look like any other woman in town since there are such a variety of colours and styles to choose from.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Michael Kors to Arrive on Bloor

With current stores in Sherway Gardens, Eaton Centre and Yorkdale, I could hardly contain myself when I heard news that a new Michael Kors flagship will be opening soon on Bloor St. This is exciting news!

Places to Shop: Vaughan Mills

I finally had a day off on Family Day, and what did I do? Went shopping of course! I rarely go to Vaughan Mills simply because it is out of my way. Little did I know that upon arrival at the mall, there were no parking spaces available and it was hella crowded! Note to self: never go to a shopping mall on holidays...

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hello, Mr. Roboto

With the success of the movie Tron: Legacy (a must watch!), I can't help but think about the new trend of robots and futuristic fashion happening around. The concept of it is pretty interesting: metallic colours, metal parts, neon lights, structured bustiers...oh, I can keep on going!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Flower Bomb

Not to be confused with Viktor & Rolf's signature fragrance, Rihanna was definitely a flower bomb at the Brit Awards held on February 15, 2011. Bursting with bright electric colour, Rihanna was an ultimate showstopper with her beautiful Christian Dior Haute Couture gown.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Aldo X Lily Donaldson by Terry Richardson

Canadian shoe retailer Aldo has a new star in its Spring/Summer 11' ad campaign! I knew something was different when I flipped through the fashion magazines and noticed the new Aldo ads. British model Lily Donaldson has taken over Jessica Stam's place in the new advertisements, and she looks fantastic!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Marshalls Canadian Launch This Spring

Known as the 'Winners' of the United States, discounter chain store Marchalls have announced the dates and locations for their Canadian launch this Spring. Marshalls plans to open locations in Leaside, Scarborough and Woodbridge on March 17, 2011 while the downtown location (which will occupy the former nightclub Circa) will open later this year.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sexy Things: Alexander McQueen X Puma Elevate Heeled Trainers

Ahhhh, I love Alexander McQueen and I adore these wedge sneakers! I don't know if these are available around me, but I would love to snag a pair of these anytime!

Mass Exodus 2011: Zenith + Nadir Open Model Casting Call

On Saturday afternoon, I had the chance to trek down to my Ryerson campus to check out the Mass Exodus 2011: Zenith + Nadir Open Model Casting Call. The lovely ladies of Fashion Communications at Ryerson were very welcoming and were excited to have this casting call be featured on my blog. As I only had 1 hour (I had work later in the evening), I was lucky enough to catch 3 models try-out for this highly anticipated fashion show held annually for the graduating Fashion Design students.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Midnight Star

Woah! barely recognizable, Jennifer Hudson looked phenomenal in a navy blue Versace corset dress from the pre-fall collection at last night's Grammys! Damn, if I had a body like hers, I'd totally rock that dress!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Marc Jacobs

It's Monday again (boy, does the week go by fast!) Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with happiness, love and much more! Click on the jump to view some lovely heart coin purses for your viewing pleasure!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Remembering Alexander McQueen

I may be a day late, but I believe this post is relevant since Lee Alexander McQueen passed away a year ago. It just breaks my heart to know that an extremely talented designer passed away at such a young age. Lee was well known for creating controversy and would always go to the extreme. His tailoring was with utmost precision and detail through his cuts, and he always knew how to surprise the audience with his out-of-this world designs. You will be remembered Lee, and will always forever be in our hearts.

Yours truly,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Asian Invasion

Christian Dior Spring RTW 2008

Being Canadian-born, all I can say is that I am proud of my Asian roots and heritage when it comes to Asian-inspired fashion. Big name luxury designer houses have followed suit, and more and more Asian-inspired collections emerge even to this day. There's something about traditional Chinese clothing that intriques the Western culture, and I will tell you why.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What's Happenin': Chanel Iman @ Victoria's Secret Eaton Centre

Current IT supermodel Chanel Iman will be at Victoria's Secret in the Eaton Centre from 4-6pm today. This is a perfect treat for all of you who have no clue on what to get for Valentine's Day-you get to bra shop and see one of the world's most famous supermodels! Go and get your pic snapped with Chanel Iman today! Click for more sexy snaps of the supermodel!

S/S '11 Trend: Colour and Print

Just Cavalli

Even though winter is still here, and the cold is still going strong, one can't help but to daydream about Spring and Summer. Ahhh, I wish I was vacay-ing now! Anyways, Spring and Summer are my favourite months because of the whimsical colours and prints that emerge on the runways. Whether it be animal prints, tribal prints or bright neon colours, there's something for every fashionista. I love bright POP and neon colours-I am a fruit as they say it! Check out the snaps after the jump!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sexy Things: Alexander Wang Darcy Hobo

Happy Monday! Along with my 'Killer _____:' series, I am going to introduce a new series called 'Sexy Things'. This series features items that I covet and are hot in the style market right now. So, without further ado, may I introduce you to some Alexander Wang? Oh, yes!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Go Gaga-licious With MAC Viva Glam II

Almost unrecognizable, but truly glamourous, Lady Gaga is once again the spokemodel for MAC Viva Glam II. The new ad campaign features Gaga wearing peach coloured lingerie and being draped in jewels and pearls-could anyone be any more glamourous than this?!

Sales Galore!

It's beginning of February, and most stores are giving their final cut on their end-of-season sales. I know, mid-terms are coming up, and I bet you're in need of some stress relievin', so here's a list of this week's hottest sales (when I mean hot, they're smokin' HOT!)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

What's Happenin': Holt Renfrew Private Shopping Night

Just in time for Valentines day, Holt Renfrew will be having their Private Shopping Night February 11-13, 2011. As per usual, these events are not private; anyone can come, and there are no limits and exclusions that I am aware of this time around. Upon purchases of $250 or more, you will receive a gift card worth 10% ($25 increments) of your purchase amount. If I'm making this sound difficult, here is a breakdown:

Friday, February 4, 2011

What's Happenin': Love is in the Air Hosted by BCBGMAXAZRIA and LOULOU

Next Thursday, February 10, 2011, Join BCBGMAXARIA and LOULOU magazine for an evening of shopping, champagne and style as LOULOU launches their special wedding issue for the Spring/Summer! The event is hosted by LOULOU Style Editor Claude Laframboise, so it's an event not to miss! Clients will get make-up touch ups courtesy of Bourjois Paris. Perk of the night? Recieve $100 discount upon purchases of $300+ and enjoy a lovely gift bag! Check out the deets below:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What's Happenin': Celebrate Coach at The Bay

What a splendid way to celebrate Valentine's day! The Bay Queen Street will be hosting an event to celebrate the grand opening of its new Coach boutique in their store on Wednesday February 9, 2011 (that's one week from today!) from 5pm-8pm. Clients will get a special gift upon purchases of regular-priced merchandise of $200+. Champagne and candy will also be given out during the event. Sounds very tempting...will you be there?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What's Happenin': Mass Exodus 2011: Zenith + Nadir Open Model Casting Call

At the end of each year, Ryerson Fashion students host a fashion show to show off their collection as a last project endeavour. So, to kick off this year's show, they are in need of models! If you have the following requirements, feel free to show up and attend! It is really worth it, and a wonderful way to expand your portfolio. Here are the deets:

S/S '11 Trend: Straps N' Wraps

Louis Vuitton

Between classes and work, I like to look around for new trend ideas in the mall. As I walk into each and every shoe store, I can't help but look past the sales section and head straight to the Spring/Summer goods. From regular brands to uberly expensive luxury duds, I've noticed a pattern, and I'm really likin' it. From bright candy colours to soft neutral tones, there's one for everyone. Ok, so what exactly am I talking about...?