Monday, December 13, 2010

Put a Spell on You - Dazed & Confused

I've wanted to blog about this for a while now, but because of exams and school, I decided to take a quick hiatus.

Anyways, now that I'm done, I'm back... with a spread from Dazed & Confused. Ready?

It's Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) all grown up.

I know. It's the same guy who plays Harry Potter... but not at all! 
In this spread, he has brought forth this element of edgy, dark, kind of sexiness to him that I really never thought he had. It's like this mysterious-ness in him that makes you want to know what it's all about. 

My favourite shot has to be the one with the feathers. It kind of reminds me of the phoenix in Kanye's Runaway video, but it's of course, a more masculine take on it. 

One word: hotness


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Life of a Student

Here I am once again with my procrastinating self up. It feels like it's very late, but it's clearly's only 11:24pm. I'm so sleep deprived that I can't even function properly. Regardless, I must stay up and work tonight. I have a ten paged paper due for tomorrow, and my progress so far? I've written approximately almost two pages. That's only 20%!

So I'm going to camp out here in the library until I have finished five pages, or it's time for the library to close, which is at 2:45am.

I'm half dead, working on this.

I am so tired, and not literally just walked out in yoga pants, a tee, and uggs. I don't care, I'm in desperate need to finish and sleep.

Wish me luck,

Sunday, November 7, 2010


So I wake up this morning and think darn. It's already 10 am. I look at my phone to check some messages, and behold! It's not 10am, it's only 9 am! Oh how I love Canada and their need to fall back an hour in the cold seasons. An extra hour can do so much!

Talking about the cold,

how annoying is it that so many times that I try to buy ankle boots in the store, and they have an open toe? I mean it's getting to about 4 degrees here everyday, and you expect me to wear shoes that aren't going to cover my toes? Don't get me wrong, I love open toed shoes, they're my absolute faves! However, when it's going to get close to freezing point, I'd rather not have my poor toes not be covered. It's sad because so many beautiful shoe options are open toed. Great trend, but I'd much rather have seen more of this in the S/S collections, rather than the ones for F/W.

Another thing about trends on boots.

Rainboots. The question here is why do most of them have obnoxious prints or crazy colours? (of course there are the exceptions, but that's why I said most) I mean having rubber boots doesn't mean the need for ridiculous pictures on them are required. I'm still looking for nice rainboots (not feeling the hunters or michael kors or burberry... too many people have them) and so, my search continues..

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

China Fashion Week

Personally, I've never really looked at China as being one of the places to have fantastic fashion weeks. I guess I've always it in my mind that it would be very asian-inspired collections, and to be honest, since I was little, I haven't been a big fan of the asian-themed textiles.

However, after taking a glimpse of what they have to offer this week, I must say, I am baffled. Not only is it tres avant garde, but also very creative and over the top.

It's so risque. And fresh. It's so unexpected!
Sooner or later, China will be one of the 'it' fashion spots. When you think fashion now, I think of New York, Milan, Paris and London. Sooner or later, Beijing will be in that list too.
Let's give it another five years.


I know it's already been a couple days, but it's still worthy to talk about.
Halloween! One of my most favourite occasions of the year!

You see, I love dressing up. Period. Dress up to go out, dress up to go to a formal, but especially dressing up to be someone (or something) else.

This year, with Halloween falling on a SUNDAY, I had 3 days to dress up! Was I ever excited!

And here's the breakdown:

Friday: That's right! I was Snooki! I actually bronzed myself up! I got a darker foundation and spread it all over my upper body and my face. How tanned am I? Like my hair? Bump-its are the best! But I don't think I'll be doing more poufs or have my boobs spill out like they do here anytime soon... however! I will still keep my fists pumping.

Saturday: Arrrggg, me name is a pirate. Nothing too special. I wore fishnets for the first time. They are rather awkward when you rub your legs against each other. It's such a funny feeling since they're mostly holes in your tights. And after I put them into the wash, it's like so weird looking. Oh wells, fishnets, really, are for Halloween... otherwise, it's hooker-wear.

Sunday: so if you can't tell already, I don't take pictures. Or I hardly ever take pictures. Anyways, you can't see it very well, but I was a vampiress. Pretty scary to say the least. Made my top... didn't work out so well. Lesson learned: never make anything without giving a good amounts of time to try on and make sure it fits. My corset was way too big on me. Half the time, I was dancing with it half on me. It's ok, like any club, people were probably too drunk to notice anyways.

Hope everyone else had fun with Halloweekened too!

Delightful Surprise

I had no idea that this was what to expect for Kanye's Runaway Film. How breathtaking is this? The cinematography was done so well.

On another note, the phoenix! If my Halloween costume were that, it would have been beyond amazing. And the way she moved like a phoenix, it was definitely not like any 'bird' I've seen. She looked so great. Her makeup, hair and overly exaggerated nails was such a good hybrid of human-bird.

To be honest, I still think Kanye's a pompousy douche, however, I'll admit that he's really good at what he does. The music is actually not bad, and the whole idea is so good. I would have never imagined him to be so artistically inclined.

I especially enjoyed the different symbols and images he used to represent various parts of his life and history too (can you see them?)

I know I'm late on this, I mean, it came out last week, if not the week before; regardless, I still think it's still blog-worthy.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Greta Constantine S/S'11

Greta Constantine showcased their Spring/Summer 2011 collection at LG Toronto Fashion Week. Let me first comment on their take on the greek goddess. When you think greek goddess, what comes to mind? Togas. White togas. Kinda takes you to a college party doesn't it? 

Mais non! Not Greta Constantine! The duo made their pieces so light and airy, I feel like just by looking at it, I feel like I'm by the Mediterranean breeze, not the need to down a few shots. The draping and flowy-ness on the dresses makes it such a versatile dress. I could wear it to the resort and just lay by the beach with my bikini on underneath, or glam it up for night wear. But seriously, draping. It's a Greta Constantine thing. It kind of reminds me of their S/S'06. But like I said again, they're draping obsessed. Doesn't matter to me, I still think it's fabulous! 

I like how in this collection it's a very earthy feel to it. The nudes make it very neutral, and if you're not feeling the nudes, the colour choice is very subtle. It's not a loud look at me, I'm an eccentric attention seeker! colour scheme, rather it's a reserved kind of chic that people can't help but to look at you. 

Favourite look? The first picture. Note how cropping out the middle section and making them into two pieces looks as if she's wearing a belt. I thought it was kind of fun, especially since how the middle belt trend blew up. The middle belt is to emphasize your waistline... this shows it off, which does emphasize it! I thought it was genius. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

J'aime aussi

I know that Lanvin isn't the only one who loves H&M. Like many others, I also love Lanvin loving H&M. Because for the past month or so, since the announcement, I've been highly anticipating and counting down the days until nov. 20. That's the day that Lanvin for H&M hits all major H&M locations!

Look at it! It looks so good already. And today, I came across a single photo that pretty much made my day. The preview to the collection isn't out until nov. 2, however, this picture is floating around, and it definitely is believed that it is a sneak peek at the campaign for Lanvin.

Look, it's Natasha Poly (far right). And for those who have seen the Natasha Poly commentary on the collection on the H&M website, her hair and makeup match the one in the video! And in the picture above, look how it matches the model in the far left? Excited? Beyond words. 

Can we say ultra chic? Such versatile pieces. 

You best believe I'm going to be camping out in front of my H&M. Can't wait! 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Oh Canadian !

I was looking through the different clients F4F has represented, and I see the name Travis Taddeo. So I check him out, and needless to say, I am in love with his work. The stuff I've seen so far. Here's a look:

Those are from his S/S'10 collection called Vive la Revolution. I thought it was absolutely gorgeous. My goal is to discover more Canadian designers - even better, within Montreal.