Thursday, September 25, 2014

MFW: Dolce and Gabbana SS'15

I can't believe NYFW, LFW, and now MFW (Milan Fashion Week) are already over! The beautiful city of Milan showcased many amazing designers and their collections this past week. My favourite show from the week has to be the Dolce and Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 Ready to Wear collection. The designers took inspiration from the Spanish influence on Sicily. The collection was bold, theatrical, and stunning and was full of fierce reds, daring blacks, and bright whites. The embroidery, jewels, and lace were expertly woven into all of the outfits and looked gorgeous on the runway. I loved the bold berry lips on the models as well as the chic slicked back hairstyle. Fresh red roses and carnations were used as hair accessories and looked absolutely striking on the runway! To top off the show, all of the models strut the catwalk in embellished red high-waisted shorts, white shirts, and black ballet flats, which was a spectacular way to end another  incredible show! 

Check out the photos below for a glimpse of the Dolce and Gabbana SS'15 RTW show!

Which show would you want to see at MFW?




Sunday, September 21, 2014

Favourite Fall Lip Colours

September is coming to an end, which can only mean fall is in full swing! As the cold weather approaches, I am slowly beginning the transition of my wardrobe and my makeup bag from warm summery colours, to cooler fall/winter tones. One of my favourite ways to change up my look is by mixing up my lip colours! Lipstick is such a fun and simple way to transform your makeup, and I have picked my favourite lipstick shades I like to wear in the fall.

My first pick is a beautiful pinky brown shade from Chanel, one of my absolute favourite fashion brands. The colour is called Mademoiselle (05) and is one of the Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks. I love this colour because it works for both day and night. Mademoiselle is bit darker than a nude lipstick and I think it will look great with any fall wardrobe! The texture of this lipstick is so smooth and hydrating. The pigmentation is great and it lasts for most of the day. 

My second pick is a classic red colour from MAC. MAC is famous for their fabulous lipsticks. There is so much variety in terms of colours and they have great pigmentation and texture. MAC Red has a satin finish and is described on MAC's website as a "vivid bright bluish-red". This colour is such a classic and looks great on everyone at any time of the year. 

My final pick is a stunning dark berry colour by NARS. The shade is Scarlet Empress and it's a semi-matte lipstick. This colour is great because you can apply it on it's own for a dark berry hue or you can sheer it out with lip balm or gloss to create a pretty raspberry colour. The formula for this lipstick isn't drying and lasts for the majority of the day. 
Check out my swatches of all three colours below!

From top to bottom: Mademoiselle, MAC Red, Scarlet Empress

From top to bottom: Mademoiselle, MAC Red, Scarlet Empress

What lip colour are you wearing today?



Thursday, September 18, 2014

LNDFW: Marchesa

Marchesa is one of the newer high end designer brands that's famous for it's exquisite eveningwear. The company was founded in 2004 by two British women Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. The duo met at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, so it's perfectly fitting that they unveil the Marchesa Spring Summer 2015 collection at London Fashion Week (LDNFW). The new looks are absolutely stunning works of art. The collection had a very beautiful romantic feel with the soft pinks, gorgeous florals, and delicate lace. There were also some darker black gowns with bright florals and birds to create stunning contrasts. The colour trends consisted of pale pinks, white, gold, and black. Check out the photos below to see a few of my favourite looks from the collection! 

Which is your favourite?



Monday, September 15, 2014

TIFF: Best Dressed

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is held every September and is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the industry. TIFF is over 35 years old and has become known for generating Oscar buzz. Every year films from all over the world are screened at 34 different locations across Toronto. The festival draws celebrities from across the globe to the city to celebrate and premiere specifically chosen films. This year the ladies looked stunning throughout the festival, and I have picked a few of my favourites!

Amanda Syfried looked delightful in Valentino for the "While We're Young" premiere . The white lace top beautifully complimented the floral print skirt and the pink and purple heels perfectly matched the colours in the skirt.  

Julianne Moore looked flawless in a Giabatista Valli Couture gown at the premier of her new film "Maps to the Stars". The one arm sleeve gave the elegant all  black gown a modern twist.

Despite having a wardrobe malfunction moments before hitting the red carpet, Chloe Grace Moretz looked amazing in Dior Couture at the premier of "The Equalizer".

Octavia Spencer brought a pop of colour in Tadashi Shoji to the red carpet at the premiere for her new film"Black and White". The gorgeous green colour looked fabulous on the Oscar winning actress!

Keira Knightly looked beautiful in a white Chanel dress to the premier of "The Imitation Game".  To her second premiere at TIFF, "Laggies", she wore Michael van der Ham. Her bold lips really popped against the navy blue ensemble.

Reese Witherspoon looked ravishing in a LBD from Saint Laurent at the  "Wild" premiere. Reese Witherspoon always looks classy and gorgeous on the red carpet and she did not disappoint! I love her red lips and the subtle waves in her hair.

Jennifer Aniston looked glamorous as always in an all black ensemble. She wore a Valentino top, Emanuel Ungaro skirt, and Christian Louboutin shoes to the "Cake" premiere. 

Little Black Dresses were popular amongst the stars this year and Tina Fey rocked one to the premiere of "This is Where I Leave You". 

Kristen Bell was glowing on the red carpet as she supported her husband, Dax Sheppard's new film "The Judge".

Anan Kendrick was busy at TIFF this year premiering three films! She wore an elegant white cutout Kaufmanfranco gown to the premiere of "The Last Five Years" (left). Anna Kendrick walked the red carpet alongside co-star Jennifer Aniston for the premiere of "Cake" in a pretty pastel floral print J. Mendel dress (center)To the premiere of "The Voices" she looked fabulous in MiuMiu (right). 

The men also cleaned up well for the red carpet! They all looked handsome and even had some fun with the fans!

Josh Hutcherson looked great in a clean cut black suit for the premiere of his new film "Escobar: Paradise Lost".   

Robert Pattinson looked stylish in a navy blue suit at the premiere for his latest film "Maps to the Stars".

Robert Downy Jr. looked dashing in a black suit at the premiere to his new film "The Judge". 

Benedict Cumberbatch looked dapper in a navy suit, white shirt and black tie. He seemed to enjoy greeting fans at the premiere of "The Imitation Game" and posed for a fun photo.

Which movies are you excited to see on the big screen?



Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Diane von Furstenberg is an amazing designer who has become an international icon. She has received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and her famous wrap dress is in the collection of the Costume Institute at the of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is currently the president of the CFDA and the DVF Spring 2015 collection falls nothing short of expectation. 

Diane von Furstenberg's Spring 2015 line is a beautiful mix of colours, florals, and 50s inspired looks with a modern twist. The shorter hemlines and crop tops modernized the 50s style keeping the line fresh and current. The collection was full of fun with light fabrics perfect for walking around in a nice summer breeze. I loved that the prints were bold and feminine, while remaining easily wearable for anyone. The hot pink colours, floral prints, and flowing fabric created a flirty vibe.

Up and coming model Kendall Jenner (left) wore a black and white lace dress, while supermodel Naomi Campbell (right) strutted down the catwalk in a light and breezy spaghetti strap dress rounding out the line.

At the end of the show, Dianne von Furstenberg walked the runway adorned with a smile, greeting friends and laughing, celebrating another successful show!

What do you think about the DVF Spring 2015 collection? 




Monday, September 8, 2014

Back to School Accessories

September is here and that means school is beginning! Although sitting in class and listening to lectures may not be one of my favourite activities, I do love to go back to school shopping. Starting off a new school year with new pens, pencils and accessories is always a nice way to ease back into life as a student. Here are some of my picks for fun and fashionable back to school accessories to help get you get through those first few weeks of class. 

Of course one of the most import accessories for school is your backpack! I really like these backpacks because of the fun and different designs. Standout from your classmates and get a backpack that suits your fashion style and personality. 

Another great accessory for school is a pencil case. I always carry all my pens, pencils, highlighters etc. in a pencil case to keep everything together and secure in my bag. This pencil case from Kate Spade features a super cute design of black framed glasses on a white background. 


Kate Spade has an amazing range of products for the office and school all with charming details such as these pencils each with different memos printed on the ends. Every student needs some pencils and these found go perfectly with the pencil case. 


So by now you have probably figured out that I'm a bit obsessed with everything Kate Spade, so naturally I have also picked a day planner from Kate Spade. The gold polka dot details on this planner are gorgeous and would brighten any day! This planner is great for keeping track of everything that's going on in life. 

I found this product the other day while shopping at Staples and love the design. The white and back really contrast each other and look great. Again, I just really like this binder because it's very different than the traditional solid colour binds you normally see. The design is fresh and pretty and perfect way to add a touch of fun to your boring school supplies. 


For those of you who use laptops and iPads at school here are some of my favourite bags and cases. Bags and cases are great for protecting your products from everyday life while allowing you to make your laptop or iPad more unique. The Speck cases come in several different colours and easily snap on to your laptop to provide it with great protection. 


I also like to put my laptop in another case when I travel with it to classes. I carry my laptop in a Marc Jacobs laptop sleeve to give it extra padding while I walk around. The inside of this laptop sleeve is so soft and I always feel like my laptop is safe and secure in it. 

Finally for those of you who like to bring your iPad to class, I really like this Kate Spade case. Polka dots are one of my favourite designs and I love how cute the classic black and white look is with the pop of hot pink on the inside. 


Have a great school year!



Friday, September 5, 2014


As fall approaches, the fashion world is already jumping ahead and looking at spring! The Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has just begun and everyone is headed to NYC. This year NYFW runs from September 4th-11th featuring amazing designers from across the globe. One of the first designers to kick off fashion week was BCBGMAXAZRIA. The Spring 2015 collection mainly consisted of neutrals and light pastels in beautiful, flowing gowns. I loved how the dresses floated gracefully on the models as they glided down the runway. 

There were also some more colourful prints which popped nicely against the remainder of the collection. This collection is easy to wear and exudes femininity. The reoccurring bow belt in various colours added a cute touch and helped pull all the different looks together. The hair and makeup looks for the models stayed with the easy and effortless beauty of the collection. The hair was pin straight and flowed beautifully behind the models, while the makeup provided a more natural look with a pretty glow. 

Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell and Sin City's Jamie Chung sat front row at the show. Both ladies rocked black and white outfits and looked gorgeous at the show. 

Overall, I really liked the designs presented in the BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring '15 show. NYFW is just beginning and I can't wait to see what other designers have been working on over the past months!