Friday, February 26, 2010

Oprah Cleans Out Her Closet!!!

Oprah, with the help of O's Creative Director, Adam Glassman, has done a major spring cleaning of her walk-in and is auctioning off 150 items that just aren't happening for her anymore/she's never used/she never will use...etc. you get the picture right?! The auction will happen March 1st 2010 at 11am Eastern Time on Ebay. A sneek peak of what's to come Monday...

I wonder if there will be any of those beautiful Laboutin's she's been wearing lately...hmmmm.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole with Alice...into Printemps Wonderland!

With the highly anticipated release of Tim Burton’s version of “Alice in Wonderland” just around the corner, beautiful storefront windows devoted to the film can be seen at Printemps. Printemps Departement Store in Paris is one of the world’s largest department stores dedicated to luxury fashion brands.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was originally scripted in 1865 by Lewis Carroll (real name: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), a British author. The highly anticipated release of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”, stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsley.

Top designers were able to use their imaginative creativity to make their own Alice inspired dresses. Haider Ackermann, Manish Arora, Chloé, Ann Demeulemeester, Christopr Kane, Nicholas Kirkwood, Maison Martin Margiela, Bernhard Willhelm, and the late Alexander McQueen all have done a wonderful job!

Berhard Willhelm

Christopher Kane/Nicolas Kirkwood

“I think my favorite Alice character is the March Hare. You can see I’ve made his watch rather prominent. This was a different design process for me, because I’m not usually so applicative—typically, I’m thinking about line, silhouette. But this time, I figured, why not just pile as much as I can on top?” —Nicholas Kirkwood

Ann Demeulemeester

Alexander McQueen

Manish Arora

Haider Ackermann

“My favorite character is the Duchess, who at first seems nearly as unpleasant as the Queen of Hearts. But she’s the antagonist of the queen, and at the end was only respectful and friendly, despite her tremendous ugliness. When I was designing this piece, I was seeing Alice running, escaping through the forest destroying her shiny dress.” —Haider Ackermann

Maison Martin Margiela

“Alice’s silhouette is a blue upside-down dress with cage sleeve, as if she walked through the mirror and her dress completely reversed. A long ball gown has been reworked, upside-down, into a minidress. The bustier in taffetas becomes a pleated miniskirt. The petticoat in plonge becomes an asymmetrical draped top. The skirt in ‘plumetis’ tulle becomes a veil. A cage sleeve of whale-boned velvet ribbon is embroidered with pearls, crystals, and recycled jewels.” —Maison Martin Margiela

Charles Anastace


“Running around careless and free in a romantic dress, falling down the rabbit hole, chasing time in a dreamlike state of mind, meeting unexpected characters with many tales to tell—sounds like many a girl’s night out!” —Chloé

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Juicy Corals

We just can't get enough of coral makeup, it really livens up any complexion and looks extra flattering with fresh dewy skin.
We asked our friend, Makeup Artist, Alex Puck, for his picks of a great coral makeup look this Spring/Summer:

Alex Puck:
For skin, after cleansing and moisturizing, use Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, the best primer money can buy, excellent for setting foundations and such. Next apply your foundation, my foundation of choice that I like to use on clients is Stila One Step Makeup, or for very sheer coverage Laura Mercier Mineral Finishing Powder.

For eyes, liner and mascara would do just fine, we want to keep it very simple and very wearable for all skin shades. Use Shiseido Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Brown to line the top lash line from the outer edge to two thirds in where the eyelashes stop and smudge with an eyeliner brush, also apply on the bottom lash line all the way through. Use Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara to finish off the eyes.

Now here's the fun part when it comes to corals: cheeks and lips! For cheeks, use Nars Blush in Gilda, apply to the apples of the cheek, where you would naturally blush. Many people make the mistake of taking it all the way up to the temples thinking it will make their cheekbones pop, but reality peeps- it doesn't! Instead use a highlighter like Nars Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross for fair skins, and The Multiple in Copacabana for darker skins from the temples down the cheek bone. For some extra sparkle, dust Bobbi Brown's Nectar Shimmer Brick over the apples of the cheeks and upwards slightly. It's very important to use highlighters and blushes lightly, blending and building as needed.

For the lips apply Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Peach Passion, and top with Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss Golden Pink lipgloss. Although it looks like a very high pigment pink, it comes on as a sheer sparkly coral with dazzling gold specks, very glamorous.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bows make our ♥'s flutter...

Christian Laboutin Striped Damask Pump
Nude Patent Mary Jane Court

Kate Spade New York 'Cammie' Buckle Pumps
Chie Mihara Kenuri Tie Front Heeled Shoe
Velvet Bow Detail Satin Pump
Christian Laboutin, Las Vegas $945

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Costello Tagliapietra Spring/Summer 2010 RTW

We love the femininity of this collection, with plunging necklines and soft fluid draping, it just oozes sex appeal. The beauty of these dresses is that they can easily flatter any body type, and they look as comfy as they do glamorous.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Meandering Around South Granville

South Granville is one of our most loved areas around town. It’s a short walk from Granville Island and about a five minute cab drive from downtown Vancouver (basically just over the bridge). It’s a great neighborhood to spend the day and has a lot to offer.

It is known for its galleries and sometimes called ‘Gallery Row’ by locals. Much of the art around the area is from local artists or artists from around Canada. Even if you’re not in the market to buy art or sculpture, it’s a great idea to visit the galleries. Some local favs are the Kurbatoff, Jacana, Douglas Reynolds, Ian Tan, Challi-Rosso and Monte Clark Galleries.

There are many home décor options around Granville, from large chain stores like Pottery Barn and Renovation Hardware to more quirky stores like Chachkas, 18 Karat, Country Furniture, Atkinson’s, and Peridot. There are also many antique stores like Scott Landon Antiques and Panache. The diversity of shopping really makes South Granville a rich and resourceful shopping experience.

Some of the trendiest fashion boutiques in town are in South Granville. There are stores like Boboli, Misch, and Jack & Jill, who carry amazing brands like Alexander Wang, 3.1 Philip Lim and Michael Kors that can be hard to find around the city otherwise. I must leave with drool all over my blouse every time I step out of these boutiques!

Speaking of drool, the dining around the area is simply delectable. Mouth watering cuisine from charming restaurants like Red Door, West, and Ouisi Bistro will definitely leave you craving for more. Although, you can’t come to South Granville and not try the wine marinated lamb popsicles in fenugreek sauce at Vij’s…orgasmicly sublime…without a doubt one of the city’s gems when it comes to culinary expertise.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Designer. Artist. Visionary.

Rest In Peace Lee Alexander McQueen.
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of a legend.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Out & About

The Olympic Games are finally here. I personally am very excited to have Vancouver on a pedestal for a few weeks. It’s a great chance for us to highlight the great city it is to every nook and cranny in the world. I believe Vancouver is a city that has it all…the beautiful backdrop of snow capped mountains in winter, sandy beaches brimming with people in the summer, clean hiking/biking/rollerblading trails with breathtaking views, skyscraper residences and hotels, well trod shopping districts and malls, hippy artsy areas, and some of the world’s greatest dining.
For all of you visiting in the next couple of weeks, and for all the locals who enjoy getting out and about, I will be blogging some of the things around town that I love to do…so keep checking by!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sonia Rykiel for H&M

The second Sonia Rykiel collection for H&M comes out February 20th 2010, with fun, colourful clothes ranging from $5.95 for accessories to $59.95 for a jumpsuit. Take a peek...