Monday, August 31, 2009

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

I've decided to dedicate an entire weeks worth of Style Spotlights to Giovanna Battaglia's fantastic style. The look above is an older photo of Giovanna at Paris Fashion Week. Her shoes and jacket are amazing but what I love most about this look is her effortless style.

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SORRY POSH...

Despite rumours that Posh had landed the October cover of Vogue, it looks like Anna Wintour isn't going to let up and give Posh the cover anytime soon. After (supposedly) downgrading her implants, Posh is going to have to continue begging Anna to finally give in. Although she hasn't secured the elusive Vogue cover yet, NY Post is reporting that she will be on the October cover of Elle. What do you think - should Anna finally relent?

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RUMER LOOKS GOOD

Rumer Willis looked great going into the Late Show with David Letterman today. Her hair, makeup, dress - Rumer worked all the right angles. I'm not usually a fan of Rumer's style but this dress is fantastic.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

DAY DREAMING




I love these ethereal images from Bruno Dayan.

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Giovanna Battaglia in the NY Times wearing a Dolce & Gabanna skirt, a shirt she had designed at a shirtmaker in Milan, shoes by Tabitha Simmons and necklace by De Simone. She's the fashion director of L'Uomo Vogue and has the coolest style!

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FEELING FRISKY

Leopard is everywhere for Fall - which I love! It adds a dramatic punch to any outfit. I'm starting to pull together a Fall Essentials list but in the meantime make sure you add some leopard to your must-buy list for Fall.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Olivia Palermo looked fantastic out and about earlier this week in an oversized dress shirt, chunky necklace, shorts, ballet flats and her trusty Birkin.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

HAIR HEAVEN

I had dinner tonight with V who was raving about Moroccanoil hair products. I haven't tried the line but V loves it and a bit of research uncovered the line's signature ingredient is actually argan oil. The buzz with Moroccanoil is that it's weightless and silky in texture compared to traditional shine enhancers loaded with silicones or petrochemicals. The results are shine without residue. This is a product I will definitely need to try out. Has anyone else tried it? Do you have any other miracle-products you'd recommend?

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

I haven't posted a photo of Miroslava Duma lately. Love the feathered skirt!

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GM GOES GQ



GQ featured John Cho in a photo shoot that was taken at GM's tech center. I love the 60's retro look and feel of these photos. The double-breasted suits that he's wearing are fabulous. And of course John Cho is amazing - so talented. Harold & Kumar still kills me!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

MK & ASHLEY AT HOLT'S

MK and Ashley Olsen were in Toronto yesterday at Holt Renfrew to promote their Elizabeth and James clothing line. I LOVE Ashley's shoes - killer! MK is wearing a pair of Miu Miu Cabachon Slides which are also pretty great.

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COCKTAILS AT TIFFANY'S


Blake Lively attended a Tiffany & Co. party in honour of Maria Sharapova and Frank Ghery in NYC. She was wearing a Kate Moss for Topshop dress.

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EXTRACT

Mila Kunis wore a dress from Matthew Williamson with Brian Atwood's "Maniac" pump at the premiere of Extract in LA earlier this week. I really like the print on this dress - it's so pretty! I'm so excited to see Extract. It looks hilarious.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SLEEPY



Breakfast At Tiffany's is one of my all-time favourite movies. I can watch it again and again and again. There's so much to love about Breakfast At Tiffany's but I especially love Holly Golightly in her sleep mask with glitter and false eyelashes. I actually have two hot pink sleep masks but I think I need to add something a bit more fabulous to the collection. I'll be keeping an eye out for a Holly Golightly-inspired mask ;-)

On a sleep related note - everyone who knows me knows I'm a chronic insomniac. I'm hoping to get a good night sleep tonight because I have to get up for an early meeting tomorrow but I probably won't sleep just because I know it'll be an early day. Here's hoping!

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Vintage MK and Ashley Olsen. I know this is an older photo but I'm somewhat obsessed with Ashley's plaid jacket.

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ANNA & DAVE

Anna Wintour was on Late Night with David Letterman last night. Did you watch? It was fantastic! Loved the banter about his socks. Anna was a very good sport - she didn't back away from Dave's tough questions (i.e. the portrayal of her in the Devil Wears Prada) and showed a sense of humor about her 'ice queen' persona. If you haven't seen it yet you should watch the clip. What do you think about Anna's appearance on Letterman?

Monday, August 24, 2009

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

This photo is from Carolines Mode. She's wearing a studded Givenchy bag, jean shorts from Levis, top and shoes from Zara. I'm in love with this top. So cool!

RZP S2 PREMIERE

The Season 2 premiere of The Rachel Zoe Project airs tonight. If you didn't watch Season 1 you definitely missed out. The combination of Rachel's love of fashion and Taylor and Brad's constant bickering makes for a very entertaining and fashionable show. I can't wait to see the new season.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

MELROSE SPARKLE

Katie Cassidy attended the CW's 'Melrose Place' premiere party in LA. Her dress is fabulous! Love the strong shoulder, love the one shoulder, love the mini, love the sparkle!

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END OF SUMMER SALES

I'm obsessed with all things 'Fall' right now but there are some great end of season sales happening. I found these Malabar Metallic Flat Sandals from J.Crew on sale for $49 (regular $195). I'll wear them for the remainder of Summer and take them down south when I go away in January. Tell me about your end of season buys. Any great finds?

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FEELING BLACK AND BLUE

These blue/black leopard Christian Louboutins Ashley Olsen is wearing are fantastic. LOVE THEM! Her croc Fendi and black cut out sweater are pretty fantastic too.

STYLE SPOTLIGHT



Try to ignore Audrina and her hideous boots in these photos and focus on how great Lo looks! I am in love with her black/white striped cardigan! And her peep toe Christian Louboutins and boyfriend jeans look great on her. It's casual but I love everything about this outfit.

BTW - her hair is amazing. I need to recreate this style. And her sweater is from J. Crew.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

CHAIN REACTION

I love this image from Jak & Jil. Seriously, how fantastic is the guy on the right giving her the once-over?!? His hair makes my day! And her LBD with bell-sleeves, ruffle hem and chain adornment is fantastic.

MISSED YOU

I've missed you! My internet has been down since Thursday so I haven't been able to post anything - UGH! It's a little crazy to realize how dependent we are on technology now. 2 1/2 days without the internet and I was about ready to check into a hotel or camp out at Starbucks. Oh well, I'm back now and thought I'd post a photo of two of my favourite people. Uncle Karl and Anna Wintour make everything better!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

OH, THE CHEMISTRY


Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard on the set of their new film Inception in Paris. It looks like they have amazing chemistry. Love them together! Inception is a Chris Nolan film so I'm sure it'll be surrounded by a lot of buzz. Too bad we'll have to wait at least a year to see these two on the big screen together.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

IT'S A FAMINE OF BEAUTY - CAN'T WAIT!



A special screening of The September Issue was held at the Museum of Modern Art in NY yesterday. Anna Wintour walked the red carpet with Sienna Miller - who looked fabulous in an ice blue mini! I can't wait to see this movie. In case you need a refresher, here's the trailer. Only a few more weeks. Enjoy!

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VANITY FAIR BEST DRESSED LIST

Since I was complaining about the Vanity Fair Best Dressed list yesterday, I thought I should finally post about it. Always A Critic flagged the list for me pretty much as soon as it was published but I've delayed posting until I had time to write a detailed description of the list and my thoughts. Before I go into my thoughts, here's the full list:

First Ladies - Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Michelle Obama

Women - H.H. Sheikha Mozah of Qatar, Penelope Cruz, H.R.H. Princess Letizia of Asturias, Kelly Ripa, Kathy Freston, Agnus Gund, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keyes, Chiara Clemente, Lizzie Tisch

Men - Brad Pitt, Barack Obama, CY Twombly, Arpad Busson II, Matteo Marzotto, Alejandro Santo Domingo, Tiki Barber, Roo Rogers, Daniel Craig

Hall of Fame - Renee Zellweger, Lapo Elkann, Catherine Deneuve, Liliane Bettencourt, Count Manfredi Della

Siblings - Jane and Aerin Lauder, Stavros and Eugenie Niarchos

Originals - Duchess of Alba, Ike Ude, Bruce Weber, Nicky Haslam, Peter Beard

Professionals - Stacey Bendet, Tory Burch, Georgina Chapman, Ali Hewson, David Lauren, Candy Pratts Price, Mathilde Meyer-Agostinelli, Rachel Roy, Franca Sozzani

Couples - Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor, Shelley Wanger and David Mortimer, Natalia Vodianova and Justin Portman, Enrique Ponce and Paloma Cuevas

I have mixed feelings about the list overall. I think there are some really interesting choices but most of them are pretty boring. Definitely not what I would consider trend setters. There's a good mix of young, old, known, unknown, movie stars and professionals but I have to question any best dressed list that includes Renee Zellweger in the 'Hall of Fame' selections (that's just ridiculous). Also, out of all of the Hollywood starlets to feature, Penelope Cruz and Anne Hathaway wouldn't make my list. They're both beautiful and can look great on a red carpet but best dressed?!? No. I do agree with their call out of First Ladies Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy though - politics hasn't been this fashionable since Jackie O was in the White House!

What do you think? Do you think the likes of Kelly Ripa, Michael Bloomberg and David Lauren deserve to be named Best Dressed? And who do you think is missing? Who would be on your best dressed list?

To see photos of the best dressed list check out Vanity Fair's Best Dressed slideshow.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

CHANEL PERFECTION


I can't get enough of Diane Kruger! She wore a Chanel LBD to Late Night with David Letterman today. I love the lace and beaded detailing. How is it possible that Vanity Fair named Renee Zellweger on the best dress list and Diane and Marion Cotillard weren't included?!? Blasphemy!

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SURPRISING

Renee Zellweger wore a gray sheath dress and an orange Birkin to Good Morning America today. I still can't get over the fact that Vanity Fair named Renee on its best dressed list - seriously?!?! She is always wearing the exact same thing - black/gray/red sheath dress or black/gray/red strapless 3/4 length dress. If it's an award show it's usually a strapless mermaid-style floor length dress. Boring as hell! Despite the fact that I generally can't stand Renee's style (which is beyond bland) I think she looks really good in this photo. Thoughts?

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Monday, August 17, 2009

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Vintage MK and Ashley. I know I say this a lot but I'm still obsessed with the LV Stephen Sprouse leopard scarf! It's a purchase that I'm very glad I made.

MORE GLORIOUS DIANE


Diane Kruger at The Cinema Society & Hugo Boss screening of 'Inglourious Basterds' in New York today. There should probably be a limit on how much I post about Diane but she can seriously do no wrong! Stunning!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

6 YEARS

It's quiet on the blog this weekend. My DH and I are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary today. I can't believe we've been married for 6 years - I don't know where the time goes! We've had a very relaxing day - slept in, took W to a leash-free park, massages, shopping on Bloor St. and an early dinner at one of our favourite Italian restaurants - pretty much perfect!

BTW - the image above is what I got my DH for our anniversary. I bought him a small painting entitled North by artist James Ridyard.

Friday, August 14, 2009

RELATOR

Scarlett Johansson is taking another go at the music industry pairing up with Pete Yorn for a series of Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot-style duets. The album, entitled "Break Up", will be released September 8th but a video for the lead single "Relator" has already been released. After hearing Scarlett's horrible Tom Wait's covers I didn't have very high hopes for this album but after hearing the first song I'm changing my tune. I don't know about you but I like it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

CASUAL BUT SO CUTE

Rachel Bilson was seen out and about in LA the other day in a plaid shirt, jean shorts and flats. She's super casual but still looks stylish and cute.

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NOT SURE ABOUT THIS

Rachel McAdams wore a plunging Pucci dress with Christian Louboutin's to the premiere of The Time Traveller's Wife. I'm not really sure about this. I don't like this dress on her but I can't put my finger on exactly what it is I don't like. What do you think - was this a hit or a miss?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Miroslava Duma at an event with her best friend Natasha Goldenberg. These are two very stylish ladies!

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