Friday, June 29, 2012

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Emma Stone has been doing the rounds promoting The Amazing Spider-Man and she's been looking phenomenal! She's literally been wearing one amazing outfit after another. 

 Burberry Prorsum - that neckline is unbelievable! And I love that she's paired it with red shoes!

 J Brand leather top, Rag + Bone jeans and Christian Louboutins. So casual and so cool!

 A beautiful Elie Saab jumpsuit.

A dark, dramatic and stunning Balenciaga. I love the detailing. 

This light blue Emilio Pucci is divine!

 Jason Wu; Roksanda Ilincic; Dolce & Gabanna

Lanvin; Balenciaga; Andrew Gn 

Love the skirt and long sleeves on this Rochas!

This black Bottega Veneta dress is so dramatic. Love it!

This red and white Chanel is my absolute favourite. It's perfection!

Photos: Pinterest

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

YSL: THE NAME GAME

It's been announced that this Fall, Yves Saint Laurent will be changing its name and be known as Saint Laurent Paris moving forward. The label is renaming as part of a massive branding overhaul led by the new creative director Hedi Slimane (who I've heard is also moving the headquarters to Los Angeles). It'll be interesting to see what happens with the new name and branding exercise. As well as, the move to Los Angeles. Apparently, the current initials and logo, YSL, will still be used but who knows for how long... SLP just doesn't have the same ring to it so hopefully they'll keep the Y.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

CURRENTLY LOVING...

My new Dior Addict Lip Polish! I've stayed away from Dior glosses in the past because of the smell (I find they usually have a plastic smell that I can't stand) but the lip polish has a yummy vanilla smell and is the perfect glossy pink. It has a fun spin-on applicator and claims to have a high-tech formula, enriched with line-filling ingredients and superfine iridescent powders that instantly corrects the surface texture of your lips. I'm not sure about all of the claims but I love the fun applicator and the glossy pink colour. After trying this, I'm lusting after the Dior Addict Lip Glow now.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Mila Kunis wore a stunning Dior LBD to the red carpet premiere of Ted. I love everything about this look! 

Photo: Pinterest

Friday, June 22, 2012

GIVEAWAY: ANN TAYLOR WINNER

Congratulations to Celeste for winning the great Ann Taylor bracelet. Please check your email later for details on how to get your prize.

Thanks to everyone who participated! And be sure to check out the Ann Taylor Fall 2012 collection. There are so many great pieces!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

STAPLE

In the past I've exclusively bought Theory pants for work. Basic black and cropped have always been my staples and Theory always fits me really well so it's my go-to. Unfortunately, Theory doesn't have any selection in cropped or ankle pants this season so I was on the lookout for a new pair. I saw Coralie a month or so ago and she was wearing a really cute pair of cropped pants. I asked her where they were from and was shocked when she told me they were the Slim Cropped Pant from the Gap. 

A few days later I went and tried a pair on and they became an instant staple! I've never bought a pair of pants at the Gap before, mainly because they don't usually fit me well but these are a really good cut and fabric. After having them for at least a month, they haven't stretched at all (which I was worried about) and they're at the top of my favourite pant rotation. 

And the bonus is the great price point. The Slim Cropped Pant is only $69.50 but I picked them up when the Gap was having one of their 30% off sales. Definitely a great deal for a good closet staple.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

MY WEEKEND...

Shopping and a drink at Holt's Cafe

Spiked lemonade

Jordana was in town and we had dinner with a few friends at Table 17. We both wore the same Kendra Scott earrings out for dinner (Don't worry, I took them off after this photo - LOL)

A strawberry rhubarb mojito (unbelievable) 

 Soft shell crab

Father's Day! We had a BBQ with the family and watched the Euro Cup. It was the perfect end to the weekend. 

LATEST OBSESSION...

I have been a devout foundation girl and have stayed away from tinted moisturizer for as long as I can remember. I'm extremely pale and have a lot of redness in my skin so I didn't think tinted moisturizer would be able to even out my skin tone. When a few girls in my office started raving about the new NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer I decided to give it a try. And I'm SO HAPPY I did!

I actually prefer wearing the tinted moisturizer to my foundation now because it evens everything out but still looks extremely natural. When I have a breakout, I either heavy up in the problem area or use concealer (I just picked up the NARS concealer to try as well). I'll still wear foundation when I have a big event or if I have a bad breakout but this tinted moisturizer is my new go-to for every day!


Friday, June 15, 2012

MY WEEK...

It was such a busy week but it was filled with a lot of fun. I've already posted on the Ann Taylor launch on Wednesday but here are a few other snapshots from my week:

MONDAY
Dinner on stage at Massey Hall for a work event. It was an unbelievable experience! 

TUESDAY
The Nodini at Buca (which was amazing) 

Fried eggplant with mozzarella at Buca 

Our pizzas at Buca came with scissors. So authentic!  

The truffle pizza was unbelievable! So yummy!

And the mushroom pizza (Amanda and I shared the pizzas so I had a bit of both) 

THURSDAY
Flowers from my little guy! He picked them from our garden. 

FRIDAY
My necklace today [it's from J. Crew a few seasons ago] 

My yellow Hermes bracelet 

Another package from StyleMint!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

GIVEAWAY: ANN TAYLOR BRACELET

As promised, I am giving away the swag bag that was given out at the Ann Taylor Launch Event yesterday night. It has a fun purple and silver cuff (Suzanne was wearing it at the event).

To enter you simply have to:

- Leave a comment on my blog along with your name/email

Additional entries: become a follower of La Dauphine Style on Facebook, follow La Dauphine Style via "Google Friend Connect" at right or add La Dauphine Style on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. This is worth 3 extra entries for a total of 4 chances to win.


This giveaway will end on Thursday, June 21st at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced on Friday, June 22nd. Good luck!

ANN TAYLOR LAUNCH

Ann Taylor is launching its first two Canadian stores in Toronto this Fall at the Eaton Center and Yorkdale and I was lucky enough to be one of the few invited to the launch event yesterday night at the Carlu. I'm going to start off by saying that I've heard a lot about Ann Taylor but have never been in one of the stores or seen any of the clothes. To be honest, I was under the impression that Ann Taylor was for 'Moms' and even though I'm a Mom now, it's not the look I go for. So I was completely surprised when I saw their Fall 2012 collection wanted just about everything! 


The collection is full of fantastic pieces and accessories. There were fantastic blouses, sweaters, dresses and accessories. I love the animal prints scattered throughout the collection (especially the leopard dress pictured above). 

Top left, the DJ; Top right, Blouses (love the beige lace tank); Bottom left, amazing colour block heels; Bottom right, adorable striped camel and black sweater (which I NEED in my closet).


Fun black heels and animal print clutches. 

 One of the blouses that had my name written ALL over it. It came in a few different colours. 

This blouse was my favourite piece from the collection. One of the execs from Ann Taylor was wearing it and I was drooling from across the room. LOVE IT!


Adorable booties!

Fun scarves.


Chunky heels and bracelets.

Girls night out: Top left, Suzanne & Coralie from ASC PR who organized the fun event (Coralie's Ann Taylor dress was fantastic); Top right, Keri, Amanda and I with our champagne cocktails; Bottom left, Amanda and Keri striking a pose; Bottom right, with Coralie.

And of course I have to post about the delicious raspberry macarons from the event ;-) Which were so YUMMY!

I was lucky enough to get a really great swag bag from the event and I've decided to do a giveaway for it on the blog. Stay tuned for my next post on how to win!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

This is an old photo of Miroslava Duma and Natasha Goldenberg but it's still one of my favourites. I L-O-V-E Natasha's Burberry trench with leather sleeves. I really, really need this jacket!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

MY WEEKEND...

My first spin class in a really long time. 

A present from Heathrow duty free from my Dad. My favourites - a box of Flake's and my staple Stella perfume. I guess the Flake's cancel out the spin class... 

A Sunday night BBQ. Burgers, veggie burger (for me), corn-on-the-cob, portobello mushroom and oyster mushrooms. Yummy!

 Prepping my David's tea.

My favourite (Toasted Walnut).

Hanging out with my little man as he cruises around in his Mercedes. Fun times!
 

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