Monday, December 28, 2009

oh how time flies

Its already December 28th, and oh so many days have passed since I last blogged! So what did I get for Christmas you ask? Well you see, Santa treated me pretty good. I got a bunch of lingerie, the Diana camera that I wanted ever so, an iPod/CD player, gift cards, hmm and all my favourite treats. I can't even remember myself what I got. But those were some to name a few!

I've really been partying and catching up with people I can't during the school year because we all manage to turn into nerds during that time. Tuesday and Saturday I hit the clubs and yesterday I went to the States. It was just an easy day. Got a purse and 2 shirts. No big deal. Then I met up with my bff from Toronto. We had so much to catch up on but I love how him and I are sooo on the same page about things!

I absolutely love this season because everyone is in party mode and up for anything really. Eee NYE is coming up before we know it! <3

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

sex in the city II preview

Have your eyes feasted on the teaser trailer? <3

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

movie review: Valentino The Last Emperor

I watched this movie last night because I couldn't go to sleep. But half of it was in Italian and French. The way Valentino's people portrayed him seemed to be like he was stupid and they didn't really care about his opinion and they were almost trying to push him to retire. I didn't like that at all. Okay yes they have been working with him for over 45 years but I mean he is the man behind the whole company and they wouldn't have jobs without him! That's what I got out of the English part anyways. I'd give it a 2.5 out of 5. The fashion was amazing though. <3

another VS truth

Victoria's Secret models are fake!! But at least they admit it to the real world! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (who apparently is also related to the Queen and is also one of the newest angels), has revealed that she stuffs her bra! She says,

"I do believe in chicken fillets. I'm not saying you have to use them, but if anyone knows me and sees me in a photoshoot, well, there are friends in there. I'm not a fan of that whole push-up look in the day, but, of course, you do need a lift with a sexy dress, so do what you've got to do girls - shove them in there. I've been known to have three in at a time for shoots - plus padding." <3

eau de stinky

Sarah Jessica Parker is coming out with a new fragrance. Well not so much a fragrance because she's creating one which smells like body odor. And yes, let me repeat. BODY ODOR. BO.

She says:

"It has taken me three years to decide on the scent because I really like B.O. and I think it's sexy. I wanted to figure out a way to make it palatable to everybody. I was like, 'How do you get B.O. in a bottle and make an atomiser of it? Then it was all about trying to capture the sense of naughtiness in a bottle that it would be good for a man and a woman." GROSS! <3

website of the day: Dripbook

I'm obsessed with Dripbook. That over 2 days I sat there looking at everyone's portfolio. Basically it features top creative talent worldwide showing their videos, photography and illustration. The shots are beautiful and I'm obsessed! This illustration was the first to get me hooked by Nicole Jarecz. <3

can you believe that's her?

Remember our all time favourite movie Dirty Dancing? Well the main star, Baby, was on a TV show the other day and I happened to catch a part of it. When I was reading the summary it said Jennifer Gray! I was so shocked so I had to watch it a bit! She looks so different. Definite facelift, and other face tweaking! <3

done with you!

Hooray! I'm officially finished my exams for 2009 and now I am ready to get into the Christmas spirit! Well, I'm ALMOST done all my Christmas shopping, but now I can make gingerbread houses with my sister, spend some time with friends I haven't seen in forever due to school and my best friend from Toronto is coming back! I can't wait. I am tres excited to be done my finals and get the time to relax! 3 days til Christmas, and it finally looks like my online shipping will arrive today or tomorrow!? Perfect. And I was doubting it. Hopefully it will get past customs!

Let the Christmas parties begin! Tomorrow night I will be at Sanafir with the rest of the Vancouver Fashion Week Crew. <3

Sunday, December 20, 2009

this just in: RIP Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy died this morning at 10:04am, after being rushed to an LA hospital. Celebrity website TMZ broke the news when her husband, Simon Monjack called 911 at 8am. The 32 year old actress was found in the shower and died of cardiac arrest. RIP<3

Thursday, December 17, 2009

i wanna take a ride on your disco stick

I LOVE this Elle shoot of Lady Gaga! She's amazing and I think she's such an amazing artist/performer! P.S. Download the Bad Romance Chew Fu Remix. It will have you falling even more in love with her! <3

chanel loves

I know this bag is from the cruise collection of 2009 but I had to feature it because I simply love it! It's so cute and so chic and is so made for me! Tallulah Morton is in the picture carrying the heart shaped Chanel purse. The next holiday is Valentine's day right? <3

bunny foo foo

Last year Louis Vuitton sent bunny ears down the runway, now TopShop wants to send you on the streets doing the same. They have created headbands similar to the LV ones.

The only people I've seen wearing bunny headbands are emos or with cat ears. They look fun down the runway but I would not consider them a normal accessory. What do you think? But with fashion, anything goes right? <3

super kawaii

For the holidays Gwen Stefani is teaming up with Sephora to give you a pack of Harajuku Lovers barettes for free with every bottle you purchase! They are ever so cute! <3

monster ball minus kid cudi

You may or may not have heard but Kid Cudi got kicked out of Lady Gaga's tour because of the incident which happened right her in Vancouver. He performed his own show at the Commadore and some guy in the audience kept throwing his wallet at Kid Cudi. So Cudi got down and punched the guy. Charming. Check out the video. It's hard to understand, and kind of slow before he punches the guy but check it out. <3

Coco x Vancouver

Coco Rocha on Entertainment Tonight in her home city, Vancouver! It's weird to see the stores we usually visit on TV.<3

The Teen Vogue Handbook

I came across this book online, but haven't seen the real thing in person... yet. BUT I'm dying to get my hands on it! Its The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Careers in Fashion. Sounds like just the book for me! The book has tips on the stylish life from those accelerating in the industry.

The book is known to have marvelous images, career advice and profiles of everyone and every aspect of the industry. There are even some big guys interviewed including Marc Jacobs, Bruce Weber and Patrick DeMarchelier, alonside their assistants. The book had 6 sections:Designers, Editors, Stylists, Beauty, Photographers and Models. <3

D&G Gold Edition Eyewear

I doubt your sunglasses are plated in 18 carat gold! It seems like today is a gold theme! The D&G Gold line features aviators with polarized lenses. They will look studly on your man. They are$580, and if you are running out of time or gift ideas try these! <3

grocery shop in style

Next time you are grocery shopping, Okko is the place to go. Locate in Istanbul, they provide you with glittering carts! Oh how fun! <3

Sunday, December 13, 2009

my kind of plane

Since 2005, EVA, a Taiwan based airline paired itself up with Sanrio fro Hello Kitty Jets. Check it out. <3

Friday, December 11, 2009

movie review: It's Complicated

I got to go to the sneak peak of It's Complicated, with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. It's a must see! It comes out on Christmas Day and it is funny. I absolutely loved it and glad I went! It's kind of weird seeing old people having an affair! <3

gaga oohh lala

Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper are the new faces for MAC's Viva Glam campaign for spring 2010. Love love love it! <3

featured photographer: Sam Haskins

Sam Haskins was a famous nude photographer. He had his book Cowboy Kate and was famous for his fashion shoots in Vogue and Harper's Bazzar. He took his own life according to his son on November 26th. He died at the age of 83. His photography was always simple and beautiful and his life will remain through pictures. <3

the first snow fall

The weather has been absolutely freezing yet it has been gorgeously sunny. Today the clouds have moved in on Vancouver and we are have light flurries. Ugh. This is terrifying for Vancouver as Vancouverites hate driving in the snow. Plus my work is far, I have exams, and limited time for Christmas shopping!!

I know it's been a while since I last blogged, but I've been super busy. My first Christmas party is on Sunday! Yay for Christmas parties! <3

Saturday, December 5, 2009

if you're still feeling insecure about your body from watching the VS fashion show...

Angel Selita Ebanks wants everyone to know they don't quite look as hot as they do on TV. She says:

"It's all about creating the illusion of this amazing body on the runway. People don't realize that there are about 20 layers of makeup on my butt alone."

Apparently the body makeup takes an hour to apply on top of the hair and face makeup which can be up to 5 hours! A team of 5 works on each individual model. All 38 that is. Ahh now we can breathe..<3

love this dress

The Nine premiere in London was last night, and I loved Kate Hudson's dress. It's an Atelier Versace gown and it's absolutely FABULOUS! <3

perfume surveys

Superdrug, a British beauty chain conducted a survey. This consisted of 3,000 women talking about perfume! Out of this, Chanel No.5 came out as the number one perfume to wear when it comes to getting a date and getting a boyfriend. One in ten women said that they have met THE ONE wearing this fragrance.

In second place was Be Delicious by DKNY and then Ghost by Ghost as seductive fragrances. 85% said they have been complimented by a man on their scent and 2/3rds said total strangers have complimented them.

82% had said wearing perfume is a no brainer and over half said they have a "trademark smell". 23% have said their perfume smells bad. haha that's rough<3

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Elizabeth & James Spring/Summer 2010

Some of the many things I fell in love with looking at Mary-Kate & Ashley's Elizabeth & James Spring/Summer 2010 collection. <3

Serena's dress on GG

Gossip Girl was a disaster on Monday. Full of drama and super interesting may I add. Anyhow, I was absolutely in love with Serena's gorgeous dress. I found out it was a Stella McCartney jumpsuit. It was amazing. <3

Bazaar x Scarlett

Scarlett Johansson looks hot on Harper's Bazaar this month. She has the January 2010 issue. She is wearing animal prints and looks very modern pinup. I love it. <3

The Rykiel way

The Sonia Rykiel H&M launch was last night in Paris t the Grand Palais. Ofcourse it was extravagant. This included lingerie models, girls on bikes and amazing stars. But our hands won't be able to get on it til Friday! <3

VS Fashion Show winner

The contest for the next Victoria's Secret Angel was 19 year old Kylie Bisutti. I don't think her face is that appealing. But clearly she has what it takes to be a top ten finalist out of 10,000 other women! An online pole determined the winner. What do you think of her? Ofcourse the blonde in the middle. <3

Monday, November 30, 2009

music video of the day: russian roulette

I love this music video. How it's shot, the lighting everything. I'm not a huge fan of the song though but the music video is amazing. You can really get a feel of the emotion. <3

Coca Rocha with her own fashion line

21 year old model from Vancouver is launching her own fashion line. She is calling all blog readers to come up with a name for the line. After 308 comments on the blog, there have been suggestions including Rochoco, Oh So Coco, Tuque, Stepdancers and Coco. Coco really? Trying to steal Chanel's name? Anyhow, I'm sure her line will be as fabulous as she is! <3

Zac Posen x Target

Mark your calendars once again!! Zac Posen, the young amazing designer will be collaborating with Target for Go International. His line will be available in Target and online April 25-May 30. That's not much time at all! All pieces will be from $14.99-$149.99. <3

Saturday, November 28, 2009

back from noir friday

Black Friday was nuts and so is my sleeping pattern! I ended up waking up at a quarter past 4 to look decent and hit the stores. I ended up getting quite a bit including clothing and random accessories but it was super busy and totally worth it. I definitely had a good time, besides the ride where I felt car sick. I got home at midnight and ended up not being able to sleep because I slept in the car. I finally fell asleep at 3am and had to wake up at 7.45am for an interview for the 2010 Olympics and I'm currently at work. Then I have to head back downtown to my promo job! Oy! <3

Thursday, November 26, 2009

movie review: The September Issue

While being sick this week I watched The September Issue. A documentary I've wanted to watch ever since it came out. It was delicious and juicy. Shows a sneak peak of producing the September issue of Vogue. Except I bet a whole bunch more goes into it. I wouldn't doubt it at all. It's a must watch. It really inspired me and I really want to get into the industry even more. It really shows how much power Anna Wintour really does have. <3

le masquerade NYE

So for New Years I'm going to this masquerade event which I'm super excited for because it looks like a fabulous venue and it's a MASQUERADE! haha I've always wanted to go to one and I finally am. If you don't know what to do you should definitely come with. I'm making my own mask which is the best part but I needed some inspiration and I found one that's absolutely gorgeous and perfect for me. Lace and glamour. <3

picture of the day: this so resembles ME!

I saw this and saved it right away. It's me right?!

American Apparel Rummage Sale

American Apparel is having a rummage sale in Vancouver!! Yep, all their inventory is 85% off and their inventory will be continuously replenished! This will be held at the PNE Hastings Room. If you're interested the dates are:

Dec 4 and 5: 10am-9pm
Dec 6: 10am-7pm

Also it's free admission and they take cash, credit and debit. Wahoo! <3

blog of the day: Mommy Saves Big

Going to the States and all and me being a hardcore shopper, I found this amazing blog with printable coupons! So before you make your way to the states, make sure you check out this site to save yourself some money! You can tell, I'm in the shopping mood. <3

happy thanksgiving to all you americans!

Thanksgiving is today for all the Americans, which means one thing. Tomorrow is BLACK FRIDAY! The day which is way better than our Boxing Day! I've strategically mapped out where to go and when, when the clock strikes midnight tonight. After work I'm heading down and going to have a shopping day! I'm a little scared to be honest, but I have a plan. A good shopper always goes in with a plan! And I'm determined to find my NYE dress down there. P.S. If you've wondered where I've been, I've been extremely sick. Yesterday was my first day out ever since last Friday. Lots of fun and it definitely was not my finest hour. <3

Friday, November 20, 2009

sneak peak at the Victoria Secret Fashion show

So Heidi Klum wasn't supposed to be in the VS show this year, but the super super model mad an appearance on last night's annual VS Fashion Show. She looked incredible just 6 weeks after giving birth to her 4th child. That's absolutely insane! And that's exactly why I called her a super super model.

The show won't officially air till Dec 1, so sit tight I don't want to give too much away but I'm tres excited. There were 5 different sections each with 12 different outfits. Also, The Black Eyed Peas performed in the show. Check out the amazing pictures. I made sure to add TONS.<3