Thursday, July 31, 2008


Believe it or not, I do like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I know there is a lot of hate for them, but there is something about them which I like. I can't quite put my finger on it! Anyhow, they are about to release a coffee table style book named Influence. There will be photos of the twins which have never been seen before, interviews with 22 other actors, artists and designers such as Margherita Missoni, Karl Lagerfeld and Terry Richardson! The book also offers 2 jackets. You can pick between either twin! Personally I like Ashley better. The book is supposed to be released on October 28th, but you can pre-order it through Amazon. <3

Mr. Lauren and the Olympics

Ralph Lauren got a contract with the US Olympic team to create outfits for 1500 athletes for the opening and closing ceremonies in Beijing. Usually it's done by Roots Ltd. That's right, the Canadian company, but we got traded for Ralph Lauren. No offense but that's big! That's 10 times better than Roots! The committee thought that Roots designs were not formal enough and decided to go with a preppier manner. So smart to class it up with Ralph. Ralph Lauren is getting a bit less the $10 million for this deal, and through this is hoping to get more Chinese clientele. That's right..china dolls like me. The outfits are pretty slick and clean cut I have to say. Very much so on the preppy side, and very formal I must add. But I do like it, compared to the usual sweat suits. Yecch. Athletes like to look good too! <3

it's baaaack

Our favourite fake reality TV show is coming back in 18 days!! If your need that written out for you.. that's August 18th. Mark your calendars. That's right.. The Hills. The drama, the gossip, the rumours, the fashion, the girls and boys. It's all coming back! Stoooked. <3

Poor SJP

So before work today, I went to the bookstore and some magazines caught my eye. All the tabloid magazines said SJP cheated on and so on. Apparently I'm all about Hollywood tonight which I usually am not about. Anyhow, our favourite Ms Sarah Jessica Parker has apparently been cheated on by her husband for 11 years, Matthew Broderick. This scanadl apparently went down with a whore of a 25 year old. Dude.. the guy isn't even that good looking! It's wierd because just the other day I was thinking that they had a stable relationship. Plus, they have a kid! How could he do that to the family. Poor little lady. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping this is a rumour. <3

Blake Lively & Penn Badgley

I may be one of the last to know but the two stars from Gossip Girl (Serena and Dan) are actually dating in real life! I honestly love Blake Lively. I'm not sure if I like Leighton Meester (Blair) more or Blake Lively. They are so different. But anyways, this couple is sooooo cute together! My original favourite Hollywood couple was Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.. but since they split I'd have to say these are my new fav. <3

when you think technology couldn't get better...

Wooah, I found this on Kanye's blog. It's pretty intense. It's the Timex 2154. What is it exactly? It's a disposable timepiece which can be worn on the nail of a thumb! It's hardly even noticeable, and blends right in with your nail. Plus, you can pick the colour of the text. Pretty craaazy! That's all I know about it so don't ask questions! <3

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

do you want to wear Fergie shoes?

Fergie used to be cool when she was down to earth, with BEP and not trying to be Gwen Stefani. I'll admit I'll find myself singing to her songs, but I don't know how I feel about her. I'm sure she's a nice person.. but anyways I'm trailing off. Fergie has come out with her new line of shoes in collaboration with Brown Shoe. Nothing too crazy about them, they consist of everything in fashion now such as gladiator flats and heels and some casual flats. Just thought I'd let you know if you are a Fergie fanatic. Some artists should just stick to singing. <3

rock it: the cardigan

Cardigans used to be in a loooong time ago, probably when I was a toddler. Some people still make fun of them today, but as much as you hate to admit it they are dope! Personally, I love it. They can dress an outfit up or down. Right now I'm searching for the perfect long sleeve elongated cardigan. These are the longer ones. The shorter cardigans are more preppy and sophisticated which I love too. It really depends on the outfit! Cardis are light enough especially for the summer and the warm fall coming up! If you're short.. I wouldn't suggest the elongated cardigan. Ooh and yes boys can wear them too. They're not just for the ladies. For the boys, make sure they fit you properly and aren't too frumpy. My friend wears his grandpa's cardigans! Vintage! Fashion makes the world go round. And as always, only rock it if it suits your style! You don't want to look like a crazy fashion bum on the street now do you? The picture above were the first 2 cardigans I found.. they just happened to be stripes. <3

featured blog: Cupcakes Take The Cake

I happened to stumble across this blog this morning and it made me super hungry. It's called Cupcakes Take The Cake. It is basically everything and anything about cupcakes. I don't know how you could write a blog just based on cupcakes but it's pretty sweet! The blog is written by 3 ladies: Allison, Nichelle and Rachel. Mmm... personally I love cupcakes over a slice of cake. <3

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

what I missed out on this weekend..

So this weekend, I was trying to find some girls to roll up with me to Whistler for the Pemberton festival. Well.. no dice apparently!! They sold out! So instead I heard of the wild adventures my friends had up there. A couple of dudes had VIP and were right by the stage with free liquor and food. A girl I know was 6th row, but everyone was just pushing left right and centre. Everyone was stuck in traffic, including N.E.R.D. as they were half an hour late performing. As for them, they did an extra long show to make it up. Good on Pharrell.

Apparently, Pharrell is a perv. This breaks my heart, but if I were him I would be to. He pulled up like 200 girls and they were flashing their boobs and all. Hmm.. classy. Even I wouldn't do that for Pharrell. He was also seen handing out pieces of paper.. it is assumed it was his number. Overall, I heard it was one wild weekend which I missed out on. I keep telling myself next year.. next year....

Here are pictures of Jay-Z and Pharrell from the official Pemberton Festival website.<3

Von Zipper

So I've been looking for a new pair of sun glasses, and I stumbled across a few lovely pairs at Von Zipper. P.S. I think I really love their brand and their style. I found their line of ads for girls I like too. They're overall just dooope. <3

shoegasm: L.A.M.B.

If you've never heard of a shoegasm, you are craaaazy! Hehe Shoegasms are when you fall so hard for shoes you pretty much drool over them. They are that astonishing.

So I've been trying to find L.A.M.B. heels everywhere but they are nearly impossible to find. I found a few on the internet and they are soo sexy. Not only are they by my idol, they are just brilliant. Her shoes range from $200-$300. I love how unique, yet simple they are. <3

featured artist: Coco

I've always been a fan of collages and sick images. I love doing them myself. I found this artwork which is so dope. I found it on Nylon (the magazine), and instantly was attracted to it. Here are a few of my favourite pieces. Feast your eyes! <3

Monday, July 28, 2008

I googled me!

I was a little bit rattled that I couldn't find myself on Google until I typed in thecandycoatedlife. Oh well, so apparently people do read my blog other then close friends, because I was mentioned on a website. Click to enlarge! I wasn't just referred to once, I was referred to twice on! I'm such a dork but I love it. <3

body icons over the years

Women have always been self conscious about their bodies no matter what day and age. Well here are the body icons since the 50's I found! 5o's: Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield
  • Curvaceous and voluptuous. It was all about the big boobs, tiny waist and big hips.
60's: Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton
  • These women had little frames and tiny figures.
70's: Bo Derek, Barbara Bach
  • Tall and slender (hey that's me!)
80's: Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Muscular definition and a sense of toneness. Like the Madonna of today.
90's: Kate Moss, Giselle Bundchen
  • Ultra thin, waif like
Today: Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Kate Winslet, Dita Von Teese
  • We've gone in a full circle back to the voluptuous, curvy figures
  • This also includes accentuated features such as the hour glass body <3

keep your skin healthy!

Facial products are mainly directed toward women, but in the last couple of years, dermatologists and cosmeticians have be trying to aim at facial care for him. Yes, guys should take care of their skin, because they do have skin which ages just like women. Plus, who wants to date a guy with gross skin!? Anyways. For all skin, moisturizer is an essential. Doesn't matter what kind as long as it works for you. I thought I'd find the top 5 moisturizers for guys just because I was talking about it with a friend and people should know that it is very important to keep your face clean and moisturized. We don't want to get those nasty wrinkles which makes us look 10 years older than we are now do we? With the summer heat, the sun is taking up all of our natural oils which we need to look forever young, so we have to add the essential nutrients back in. Anyways, here's a list for the guys by

1. Sharps Barber & Shop Daily Prep Skin Tuning Lotion
2. MenScience Advanced Face Lotion
3. ZIRH PROTECT Face Moisturizer
4. Jack Black Line Smoother Face Moisturizer
5. John Varvatos SKIN Even Tone Skin Cream

And for the ladies, I thought I should add it in while writing this post, might as well. Here are the top 3 by

1. La Mer Creme de la Mer
2. Olay Total Effects Moisturizer
3. Estee Lauder Idealist

Well there you have it! Moisturize moisturize moisturize. Keep in mind, make sure you are buying the right products for your skin type! It is the key to staying young. You should see the amount of lotion I own! <3

1, 2, 3, 4

I added on a hit counter to see how many people have been visiting my page, just a curiousity! Don't be shy, I love it when you read my blog! Just thought I'd post this so I will know for myself when it started counting. xoxo <3

picture this

I love this picture by The Sartorialist. I dunno why! I guess just the busyness of the picture. There's just so much going on in this world yet it's still filled with class? I dunno does that even make sense? It makes more sense in my head. One day I'm going on The Sartorialist. Just you watch! <3

Vogue's Age(less) Issue

In this month's Vogue, they did an Age(less) Issue which included women from their 20's, to their 90's. These women included:

20's: Ziyi Zhang, 29, Actress
30's: Kate Moss, 34, Supermodel

40's: Sloan Barnett, 41, Eco-Warrior

50's: Chris Evert, 53, Tennis Champion

60's: Mia Farrow, 63, Actress Turned Activist

70's: Diahann Carroll, 73, Actress

80's: Betty Fussell, 81, Food Writer and Memoirist
90's: Roberta McCain, 96, Mother of Presidential Candidate John McCain

"if you don't love me, somebody else will"- Lil Wayne

Wow.. it's not just girls who want what they can't have. To my surprise.. guys and girl are alike when it comes to relationships. I was just talking about it with a friend. It's just a matter of meeting the right person of the opposite sex who wants the same things you do and finding the ones who are on the same page. For some reason mine keeps going round in circles. The image I get in my head: a dog chasing it's tail. haha.. wierd I know but it's all coming together. Maybe all these guys I've been meeting aren't on the same page as me and don't even measure up! So why do we try so hard to keep these people or even feel jealous when you see them in a picture hugging another girl/guy or get a smidge upset when you find out they are seeing someone else when they've been there all long and you just haven't given them the time of day? (run on sentence much? haha) It feels like it has just hit me, but doesn't feel like anythings going to change. I absolutely hate that. I mean I give great advice to friends.. but I can't take my own. I'm kind of frustrated with myself! I don't give into boys! What's wrong with me!?

Download Comfortable by Lil Wayne. It's the song I dedicate to this post! It's the response to Irreplaceable by Beyonce. <3

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Insa gallery

Insa showcased his trademark designs for high heels. There were huge heels on display and his artwork all over the walls. I just thought it looked sick and wished I was there.... Therefore I'm sharing it with you! <3

the perfect lil skirt

I love this gray waist high skirt. I wish it was a lil shorter. But either than that it's perfect. I already can think of a few shirts I could wear it with. This skirt is a Robert Rodriguez skirt going for $341. A little pricey for the skirt right? But honestly sewing all those pleats are really hard! <3

classical weekend

Friday resulted in baby sitting from 7am till 5pm and then getting ready to go out. Me and one of my girls went out for appies and double bellinis.. mm!! We couldn't decide what club to go to. We were torn between two. So of course, we ended up at my weekend home... Caprice. It was DJ Kevin Scott djing that night and we met some of my guy friends and some randoms that went to the same middle school as us! Wieeerd! I saw some of these people on Thursday! I ended up getting way more hammered then I had planned. But I sobered up with a bottle of water. We also got free jagerbombs from the bartender! I couldn't turn down free drinks! That would just be dumb. I ended up dancing the night away and rocking to the beats of the dj. It was soo fun!

The next morning.. wasn't as fun. I felt like crap and my appearance matched it as well. A friend dropped by my house at about 7 and I was still in my pjs, unshowered and zero makeup. Definitely not my normal self. I don't think anyone has seen me without my face on besides my family in ages!

Speaking of family.. I ended up staying home on Saturday night. Something I haven't done in ages. I ended up watching Breakfast at Tiffany's. I've always wanted to watch the classic, and I can see why so many people like it. Besides the fact that Audrey Hepburn stars in it, and I love every outfit she wears, it has a great story of love and dreams. Basically, she is poor and looking for someone rich to marry, when the guy she really loves is right in front of her. Ahh.. if only we had our dream guy right in front of us. Here's a quote from the movie Paul Varjak (her lover) says to Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn). It reminds me a lot of me:

You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself. <3

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe is having her own reality show called The Rachel Zoe Project. It will be starting Monday, September 8 at 11pm Eastern on Bravo. It will be all about juggling deadlines, fashion shows, dressing celebrities and her other clients.

If you don't know who she is well.. get to know her! Of course I'm going to inform you. She is an American stylist who has worked with many female celebrities from Cameron Diaz to Keira Knightley. Just last year she released a style guide book with Rose Apodaca titled Style A to Zoe: The Are of Fashion, Beauty, and Everything Glamour. In 2003, Rachel became good friends with Nicole Richie and made her into a style icon. This is where her career took off. <3

hot hot hot

I fell in love with these shoes right when I saw them. Minus the snake skin, I love these! The shape of the heel and everything. I can't even find words to describe it. They are by Nicholas Kirkwood, who makes simply marvellous looking shoes. Kirkwood makes very uniques shoes in the UK. Of course, the UK always has amazing shoes!! I really really want these babies though. <3

Nicole Richie

I love Nicole Richie in this picture. I think she's absolutely gorgeous, and I love her style from head to toe. Just had to add this picture in! <3

big greedy companies... pssht

Due to unlawful conditions, a factory in Queens was shut down. This factory included workers making clothing for Victoria Secret, Banana Republic and Macy's. Apparently, they were paying one third of the usual minimum wage. That's $3.70/ hour that they were paying them!!!! The workers were to lie to the authorities. Such bad publicity for these companies!! That's so dumb of them to do that... it's not like these popular companies aren't doing well! <3

Chanel me!!

I am simply in love. With a bracelet that is. This Chanel bracelet is so cute and to die for! The little charms on it include nail polish, eye shadow, a comb, a mirror, lipstick and of course Chanel No. 5 perfume. It is such a beautiful piece of jewelry, retailing for $1 035. Any takers want to buy it for moi!? ;) I'd love you! <3

Friday, July 25, 2008


Had yet another drunken Thursday last night. I never felt so out of place in my life that I had to drink! It was some random house party I was invited to and there were a bunch of LGs who were giving ME dirty looks. Ew. I was getting mad.. that I just had to distance myself and leave. haha I met some old friends from my middle school which I haven't seen in years though!

Anyways.. I would be in Whistler right now for the Pemberton Fest but friends sold out. Pfft.. what kind of friends are those! I'm sooo chooked. I could be partying with Pharrell right about now. Grr.. stupid stupid. I'm rattled. Anyways, I shouldn't I doooo have a midterm Tuesday. Eeks! Wish me luck! <3

Thursday, July 24, 2008

intergalactic fashion

Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel (one of my fav couturiers) are planning to create a mobile are show in Central Park. This will be occuring in October. This will be a part of their 50 year anniversary! The mobile art structure is going to be a futuristic spaceship which has traveled to Hong Kong and Tokyo. There will be 15 artists who will display their Chanel inspired pieces. Should be freaking intense! <3

don't call me baby

Why is it that guys think they can call you what they want?

Eww.. I hate it when guys call you pet names. Unless they've known me for a long time or it's an inside joke you're comfortable with, cool. But either than that.. don't bother. First of all, I'm not your property, so call me by my first name thanks. Second, don't even abbreviate my name unless you know me. I hate it when people call me "Mel" unless they can pull it off or they've known me and I'm close to you.

Ahh.. boys are dumb. I met this guy who likes to call me "sweets". Sure I'm sweet.. haha.. doesn't mean you have to call me it! Nicknames are alright.. but that comes with time. I've just had too many guys in particular calling me these baby names which I hate and honestly.. I'm sick of it!

**keep in mind there are conditions! Ahem if Pharrell or David Beckham read this. haha you can call me anything you want.

Just because of this post I'm dedicating the song "That's Not My Name" by the Ting Tings. Download it and love it! <3

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dubai & Cavalli.. what a yummy mix

Holy! I want to go to Dubai even more now. Dubai has the sickest things in the world.. I sear. Anyhow, Dubai is heading up there to a high end shopping destination, and Roberto Cavalli is opening a club called Cavalli Club. I bet it's going to be sooo packed and sooo busy and will be sooo amazing. I want to go!!! All the glitz and the glam! Here's the scoop on the club and what features will take place in the club:
  • Black quartz floors (ballin!!)
  • Six-meter high walls dripping with Swarovski crystals (stunning..)
  • Entrance hall featuring exclusive Cavalli jewelry (a girls wish)
  • Atolls in gold-colored glass and fur, suspended from the floor hosting a sushi bar and wine bar (yummy luxury)
  • A restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine
  • Bottles of Roberto Cavalli Vodka (ooo on the rocks please)
  • Cavalli-signed chocolates (my fav)
So... any takers want to take me!? <3

"to the left, to the left, if you want to leave be my guest you can step"- Lil Wayne

Trying to get over a boy is so difficult. Lately I've been reminding myself of Carrie from SATC when she was trying to get over Big. She constantly was talking about to amongst her friends until they got sick of it and they told her to go see a therapist. Well.. that's me right now! It's so difficult and I've even gone cold turkey. So yesterday was the day I decided enough was enough. A guy friend I haven't talked to in ages decided to bring up relationships. I told him the situation and he said that guys just disappear from the scene because:

1) They are scared of commitment
2) Don't want to hurt you
3) Don't know what they want and don't want to go into anything deeper.

Jeez.. it all makes sense! Why didn't I know this!? I do this all the time. Grr.. it's true that you're so blind when you're in the situation. It's so dumb.

Anyways, I thought I was doing well. Taking baby steps. Deleted the "potentials" group from msn, haven't attempted to contact (lately) or anything. But distance makes the heart grow fonder. I was frustrated last night because plans I made failed last night. I went downstairs to study and left my phone upstairs. BIG MISTAKE. So he decided to instant message me. Wierd. Then later on in the convo I found that he had texted me. I went to check and I had received 2 a decent hour. We could have hung out. What I don't get is how they know. When you try and get over them.. they just know and reel you back in. It's like a cycle. It's soo tempting.. but maybe it was better we didn't hang out last night. Right? Right!? <3

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

featured photographer: Justin William Lin

I'm in love with this Glittering Cruelty photo shoot by Justin William Lin, a fashion photographer living in New York. <3

Dior beauty

Damn I'm good. I came across the Christian Dior Cruise 2009 Beauty. I fell in love with the bright colours and how cute these girl looked. The more I thought about it.. the more I felt they looked familiar! I finally put my finger on it.. hello!? 50s Barbie!? I think so! Check it. <3

for the boys: suits

Damn. Are you man enough to wear such a colourful suit?! Well apparently Calvin Klein (left) and Givenchy (right) are man enough. They have taken the plain old boring suit to another level. I love it. Working in retail.. boys fashion is all black, white, maybe navy if you're lucky. Spice it up a little boys! I love a guy who can wear purple. <3

featured shoes: Scherer Gonzalez

Forget about garments for a sec.. look at these crazy shoes. I would never wear them, but they were featured in Scherer Gonzalez's fashion Spring fashion show. They are insane. Now that's what I call spring haute couture ladies and gents! <3

"colt 45 and 2 zig zags baby that's all we need..."

Ahh.. remember that song?! Anyways. Remember that nasty beer the boys used to drink when we were underage? Colt 45 is having its own artist series cans. The art on the can is going to have cartoon features on a brown background by Food One. Just an interesting tidbit! <3

without SATC what would happen?!

Well Sarah Jessica Parker has found her calling and is becoming a producer of a show for Bravo. It is called American Artist. It's a reality show about contemporary artists who compete against each other from week to week for a gallery show, cash prize and a sponsored national tour. Wierd.. why is she doing this? Hmm.. well we'll see the goods when it hits the screen. <3

if you're high rollin...

Thomas Heyerdahl has designed white gold limited edition ear buds. Oh my bad.. I forgot to mention they have 204 diamonds on them. So when they are in you're ear.. forget about the earrings, these babies are going to stand out. They are $6400 for a set of these babies. I don't have much to say besides.. WOW. Who in their right minds are desperate enough to have earbuds made of diamonds and white gold.. besides 50 cent? <3

30 year mark for Nike

With Nike being around for 30 years, they have decided to stray away from sports and are starting a street wear/ lifestyle line called Nike Sportswear. They have decided that people are brand loyal enough to wear everyday clothing. I dunnoooo...? Hmm.. the last time I wore Nike was when those matching Nike track suits were cool. So.. elementary school? <3

Monday, July 21, 2008

accessories that eat you

I love love love accessories that eat you up! What I mean by this is the over-sized sunglasses that eat your face, and the large bags which looks like it can fit you in it! Plus it makes you look smaller. I found a few extra large slouch bags and over-sized glasses I want! <3


Michael Teperson
Jackie Ohh II - Ray BanPure Titanium Sunglasses- Christian Roth

Gina Sunglasses- Louis Vuitton