Friday, October 28, 2011

Xmas Wishlist #1 NASTY GAL












Christmas is just around the corner so I'm starting with my wishlists ihih
First one: Nasty Gal! Gotta love everything right?

Have you ever ordered something from there? Would you like to? Tell me everything :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Victoria Beckham's Fashion Label set to Earn over $96 Million

Victoria Beckham's eponymous label has generated sales in excess of $24 million during the first quarter of 2011. It is further believed that if this trend continues, the designer could very well generate more than $96 million from her fashion line.


The ex-Spice Girl debuted her label in 2008 and since then it has expanded to separates and handbags.

Vogue UK reported that this season saw Beckham present "Victoria by Victoria Beckham" - a lower-priced collection, containing witty animal-printed dresses and color pop shifts that the new mother has been sporting herself.

Although an official statement has not been released by the brand, the Daily Mail reported that sales increased by 70 per cent, as compared to the same period last year.

"Victoria never dreamed her clothing range would be successful. She is close to eclipsing David!" a source told the Daily Mail.

Currently, her footballer husband, David Beckham, is on a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy worth 128 million pounds. Besides this, he is also involved in a series of sponsorship deals. Together, the celebrity couple has an estimated 165 million pounds fortune between them.

Tulisa vs Kelly: Who's got the 'X Factor' when it comes to fashion?

Forget the singing – the real interest is on how the two newcomers are performing.

Both Tulisa and Kelly really dressed to impress at the weekend, using the X Factor as a platform to showcase some bold designs.
Each week during the live shows, the outfits are sexier than ever.

Spot the trend: Tess Daly is latest star to go dotty for daring Stella McCartney dress

Tess Daly is the latest fashion-forward celeb to fall for Stella McCartney’s hugely popular collection of risqué polka dot dresses.


The mum-of-two wowed viewers with her enviable physique in the transparent peek-a-boo dress on Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday.


The daring design – which, thanks to its sheer panels, requires owners to forgo underwear - was premiered by Kate Winslet back in March.


And Stella fan Liv Tyler took the plunge soon after, trying a similar, peplum-adorned version on for size.

Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes also got in on the act – although she styled it with a sheer slip underneath.

And Oscar-winner Colin Firth’s other half, Livia Giuggiolo, looked nothing short of fabulous in her version

Monday, October 24, 2011

Toronto Fashion Week trends: technicolour (and some slightly subdued) dream prints

Toronto Fashion Week is over, which means it is time to take all of the “CanadaCool” trends we learned about last week and implement them in real life.


Our final look at the trends from last week is a series of prints, from Fair Isle scarves to African textiles to a metallic fringe jacket with zebra stripes. We always say that if you’re going to dress like an animal, it should be the most haute animal—no stylish zebra would ever be caught dead without a little sprinkling of bling. But the zebra isn’t the only animal kingdom A-lister, since the world is full of glamorous animals, including the sporty lion, who never leaves home without his fur vest and contrasting waistcoat (a lion never knows when he’ll have to look his best for an unscheduled networking opportunity). We just love that Canada’s coolest kids were showing some colour this fashion week, and so brazenly, too—without it, we’d all just have dark and cold clothing to match how bummed out everyone felt for having to wait in line for 40 minutes for an already-late show.

Karl Lagerfeld to launch two new lines next year

German multitasker Karl Lagerfeld will release two new ranges in January designed to relaunch his namesake brand.


Set to launch during haute couture week in Paris, a 100-piece collection simply named Karl will become available on designer shopping site Net-à-Porter.com.

But as opposed to much of the e-store's usual offerings, the range will retail at affordable prices, ranging from €60 to €300.

Besides designing for Chanel, the designer recently demonstrated his "love for the masses," collaborating with budget retailers including Macy's, while putting his own label on hold for a year.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spring 2012 Updo Hair Trends | Hair Style For Women

From simple buns and classy French twists to sexy rolls, elegant braided chignons and rock 'n' roll styles, discover some of the hottest spring 2012 updo trends straight off the runway.

We know that we have so much to wait until spring, yet it is always helpful to take a peek at the upcoming trends. Among a riot of natural, bouncy long hairstyles, the catwalks also featured lots of sexy and fresh updos. Get inspired by these beautiful spring 2012 hairstyle trends and replicate the ones you love the most.

Up or at the nape of the neck, an updo represents a timeless style that reinvents itself season after season. New versions are being rethought in order to flatter everyone and spring's 2012 uncomplicated 'dos perfectly capture the effortlessly chic essence of the warm season. At Christopher Kane, hair was gathered at the back of the head into a loose knot with strands gently pulled across the face for a floating effect.

The classic, simple chignon has been around forever and the best thing about it is that it doesn't take much time at all to recreate. We saw it at Rachel Roy with a side parting and looking extremely chic, but also elegant and soft at Kinder Aggugini and Bottega Veneta. More complicated were the versions spotted at Marni and Suno, where twisting, tucking and weaving hair resulted into slightly messy, yet super-feminine 'dos.

Christopher Kane

Rachel Roy



Kinder Aggugini

Bottega Veneta




From simple buns and classy French twists to sexy rolls, elegant braided chignons and rock 'n' roll styles, discover some of the hottest spring 2012 updo trends straight off the runway.

We know that we have so much to wait until spring, yet it is always helpful to take a peek at the upcoming trends. Among a riot of natural, bouncy long hairstyles, the catwalks also featured lots of sexy and fresh updos. Get inspired by these beautiful spring 2012 hairstyle trends and replicate the ones you love the most.

Up or at the nape of the neck, an updo represents a timeless style that reinvents itself season after season. New versions are being rethought in order to flatter everyone and spring's 2012 uncomplicated 'dos perfectly capture the effortlessly chic essence of the warm season. At Christopher Kane, hair was gathered at the back of the head into a loose knot with strands gently pulled across the face for a floating effect.

The classic, simple chignon has been around forever and the best thing about it is that it doesn't take much time at all to recreate. We saw it at Rachel Roy with a side parting and looking extremely chic, but also elegant and soft at Kinder Aggugini and Bottega Veneta. More complicated were the versions spotted at Marni and Suno, where twisting, tucking and weaving hair resulted into slightly messy, yet super-feminine 'dos.

"A hybrid of Thirties, Forties and Fifties glamour with a feminine, easy, casual finish," said Jeanie Syfu about the pretty and gorgeously undone 'do seen at Tracy Reese. So youthful and breezy, this style can be achieved by simply rolling the hair up and around the face. You should follow the same steps in order to get the retro and sophisticated updo spotted at Preen, yet this time make sure your hair doesn't look messy.
A very sculptural approach on the spring 2012 updo trends was seen at Fendi and Jil Sander where hair was swept away from the face, teased and bouffant, with a '50s-'60s mid-century shape. To create this voluminous 'do you have to backcomb your hair, slick it down the sides and pin it under in a faux bob.

At the Christian Dior fashion show, updos looked simply elegant, perfectly reflecting the modern, fresh Dior woman. Start by making a side parting, then roll and pin hair into place, leaving the result rather unfinished. Rolls were also showcased at Jean Paul Gaultier, but this time they were oversized and vintage-inspired. The 1940's rolls were amazingly complemented by vampy red lips and a fine line of black on the lids.








The classic French twist represented a fruitful source of inspiration for spring 2012. Sicilian-inspired at Dolce & Gabbana, dramatic and glam at Badgley Mischka, slicked-back at Narciso Rodriguez, and almost perfect at Rochas, this updo gets new twists, looking bold and otherworldly. To create this refined 'do, twist hair centered vertically on the back of the head and keep tucking until obtaining a glam look.

"Never too glamorous, never too androgynous, with a hint of rock ’n’ roll, Armani walks that thin line between everything," said hairstylist Franco Gobbi speaking about those bewitching twists spotted at Giorgio Armani. To get this effortless style you just have to twist sections of hair into different directions. Another 'do with a rock vibe was the polished, glossy one at Gucci.

At the Thakoon show, all eyes were on those eye-catching hairstyles. The look was bold and vividly-colored with hair pulled back and tucked into a messy braided chignon. A more elegant, feminine version of the braided chignon was seen at Moschino with braided extensions wrapped over the head.














Photos courtesy of elle.com, style.com

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall and Winter 2011 Hairstyle Trends

We are now officially into the fall season and it definitely gets exciting especially with a lot of events and holidays that will certainly pack our schedules. As we update all of our fall pieces in the closet, we also pay attention to new trendy hairstyles that will definitely accentuate our outfits. Here are some Fall/Winter 2011 hairstyle trends that will surely give you a lot of ideas this season.



Rihanna latest hairstyles for 2011

1. Elegant Updos

Updos definitely lend a classic edge to your look. Whether it’s just for a casual day out or partying the night away with your friends, this hairstyle will never go wrong. I’d suggest that you go for a messy bun. It creates such a fun and carefree vibe while maintaining it’s elegance. You can achieve this look by curling your hair into waves, gather them up and twist them into a bun. Secure them with bobby pins. For that added oomph, pin them with pretty hair accessories.

2. Braids

This kind of hairstyle is definitely effortless and it gives you that carefree boho vibe that will make you look more put together. You can use just a regular, casual braid placed at the side or you can go all out and create different looks with it. No matter what your preferences are, this hairstyle will definitely give you a sophisticated edge.

3. Heavy Bangs

Bangs have surely made such a great comeback this year. Channel out the inner Cleopatra in you and give your hairstyle a really pretty makeover. Depending on the structure of your face, you can go from heavy fringes or opt for elegant side swept bangs. This kind of hairstyle will definitely frame your face and it will give an exciting kick to your personality.

4. Ponytails

Ponytails are one of the widely used hairstyles this season. It’s definitely a hairstyle that would literally take you just seconds to do. You can go for an elegant ponytail or you can take it higher for an easy breezy feel. If you want a hairstyle that can give you the illusion of a slimmer face, high ponytails are your best bet.

5. Center Parting

Another hairstyle that has recently made a comeback is the center parting. This is a great alternative if you just want to keep your hair sleek and elegant. This kind of hairstyle will also make your face look thinner.

6. Short Hair

If you have the bone structure, try cutting your hair short. Pixie cuts go well with this season’s androgynous trend. It will give you such a unique edge to your look that you’ll definitely keep tongues wagging.

These Fall/Winter Hairstyle Trends will surely keep you look elegant and fuss free this season. Try some of this looks now and I’ll guarantee that you won’t be disappointed with this!

Fashion Face-Off with Ashtiani & Caitlin Power

During this year's Toronto Fashion Incubator New Lables competition, it was really a choice between local designer Golnaz Ashtiani and Calgary-bred leather wonder woman Caitlin Power. Both collections, so strong and so different, were in line to claim either first or second place.


Ashtiani won that round, while my money (and interest) was riding on Power. I've since written about the prairie girl a few times, and I've come to admire her craftsmanship and vision, secretly making it up to myself that I'd felt she'd been robbed of the proper win. So when the two went in on a show deal together, with a history as top contenders in a national fashion competition, it was probably the most successful pairing of designer shows (both as one event, and two separate collections) since The ShOws last week. Its a smart move, and cost effective, allowing both to showcase their efforts and attracting audiences with a two-for-one deal. And neither lady disappointed. But in true fashion form, you be the judge of that based on the evidence of this fashion face-off.

Designer: Caitlin Power
Founded: 2010
The story: Power designs in structures. Using mostly leather, she crafts interesting shapes that flatter without looking funny. She's new to the city, having moved here just last month to fully pursue her dream of being a legit designer. She's going places, with a range of pieces that serve as a testament to her craft and skill, with and without leather. Her spring/summer 2012 is based on what she calls "Primal Futurism," with hints of Blade Runner, Star Trek, and Flash Gordon. It's an interesting idea, and works for a very specific girl.
The best: A boxy white leather dress
The better: A beige wool/silk cut-out dress with leather front panel
The verdict: Strong and streamlined. As usual, Power knows her strength and works with it, not against it













Designer: Golnaz Ashtiani, Line: Ashtiani
Founded: 2011
The story: Ashitani studied in the U.K. and interned for fashion houses after graduation before returning home to launch her label, starting with a fall/winter collection produced in April. For spring/summer 2012, the Toronto native was inspired by the '60s, drawing inspiration for movies like Roman Holiday. Her line is feminine, and subtle in its statement, instead focusing on elegant dressing while remaining timeless, not trendy. Her precise craftsmanship and delicate materials make the line look far beyond its years.
The best: A violet jumpsuit in silk charmeuse
The better: A pistachio one shoulder cape dress in silk
The verdict: While it's likely I'll always be a Power fan, Ms. Ashitani has changed my mind indefinitely as the one most deserving of the TFI New Labels crown