Wu Woos

With a collection full of chic mini-skirts, feminine blouses, flirty dresses, adorable totes, and patterned scarves, Jason Wu is sure  to woo Target shoppers with the popular American retailers newest designer collaboration. Despite his fame for dressing Michelle Obama in luxurious, gorgeous gowns, every item in his Target collection is surprisingly affordable. Unlike Target’s past collaborations with designers such as Alexander McQueen and Jean Paul Gaultier, every item in Wu’s collection is under 60$! Mark your calendars ladies, this collection goes on sale February 5th, so forget the Super Bowl and go shop these limited edition steals instead!

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Golden Globes Best Dressed

This years Golden Globe awards, hosted for the third time in a row by the hilarious Ricky Gervais brought out some amazing and not so amazing gowns. I decided to leave out pictures for the worst dressed for this event and save it for the Oscars but I can’t resist to name a few.

First off, since when did Rob Lowe hit up the Jersey Shore? Just because it’s the called the Golden Globes doesn’t mean your head should look like one.

Secondly, aside from Madonna’s unappreciative, too-good-for-everyone acceptance speech the bottom of her dress looked like a torn up garbage bag.

Thirdly, what is it with Glee cast girls and ornate, see through cut outs? Lea Michele showed way too much skin in that sparkly, silver number and Diana Agron’s new nickname should be Diana Dragon because it looked like someone breathed fire all over her dress.

Fourth, calling all fashion police! who let the Kelly Osborne out with spiky shoulders and lavender hair?! She’ll definitely be showing up on her own TV show on the worst dressed .

Lastly, I do greatly respect and admire my favourite female comedians Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Kristen Wiig but it wouldn’t kill them to get stylists for at least major award shows.

Now that that’s out of the way here are my top picks for best dressed women at the 2012 Golden Globes.

Rooney Mara looked gorgeous in this Nina Ricci cut out. She stayed true to herself with simple but striking hair and makeup.

Shailene Woodly looked beautiful in Marchesa reminiscent of Mila Kunis’ 2011 Oscar dress.

Modern Family’s Ariel Winter could not have looked more adorable in this age appropriate D&G tea length dress.

Salma Hayek elegantly showed off her curves in this art deco, beaded Gucci.

Emma Stone’s gorgeous purple and red Lanvin goes well with her once again red hair.

Claire Danes won a Golden Globe and a spot on everyone’s best dressed list with this stunning J. Mendel.

Giuliana Rancic looked better than half the stars she interviewed on the red carpet in this detailed Basil Soda.

Freida Pinto looking as pretty as ever in this simple Prada glammed up with a beautiful statement necklace.

Last but not least, Stacy Kiebler looking sexy in Valentino with an even sexier George Clooney on her arm.

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30 Rock

‘Tis the season to be in New York City!  Today, November 30th, marks the 79th annual Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Illuminated by 30,000 LED light on five miles of wire, the traditional Norway spruce is a holiday staple for the city.  Topping off the festive tree is a beautiful, Swarovski encrusted, crystal star. As tens of thousands of New Yorkers gather around Rockefeller Plaza to enjoy the tree lighting, the ceremony will also be broadcast live across the globe. Performances by an impressive lineup of celebrity guests will be held at the ceremony as well. Get ready for this years performances as in past years Aretha Franklin, Michael Buble, and Kylie Minogue and many more have graced the stage. Nothing marks the true start of the magical New York holiday season quite like the 30 Rock Christmas tree. If you’re lucky enough to live in NYC go watch it live or tune in tonight from 7-9pm.

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Merry The Night

Lady Gaga and Thierry Mugler designer friend Nicola Formichetti have collaborated with Barney’s New York to create the ultimate holiday gifts. The Gaga inspired wonder opens at the Barneys flagship store tonight with the entire first floor dedicated solely to Gaga’s workshop. Taking a twist on Santa’s Workshop, Gaga’s workshop will contain a train filled with stuffed animals along side numerous other sought after gifts. From stiletto stockings to stuff with key chains and yo-yo’s  to snow globes and stick on nails, there is something for every little monster to rave over. I wish you a very merry Christmas and to go Marry The Night tonight on Madison Avenue!

Key Chain

Flame press on nails

Diamond teacup

Bow lollipop

Born This Way play button

Stiletto stocking

Gaga telephone cookie

Lightup yo-yo

Skull cookie

Stuffed animal filled train drawing

Snow globe

Spike moto gloves

Claw stocking

Gaga rings

Magnetic Gaga dress up set

Born This Way egg spin toy

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Amazing Grace

No one epitomizes timeless elegance better than Grace Kelly. With her silky blond bob, iconic pearls and notorious Kelly bag, we’re still entranced with the actress-turned-princess’ style. In celebration of her legacy, the Toronto International Film Festival is showcasing memorable items of Kelly’s wardrobe at the Bell Lightbox. The exhibition, Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess opened this past Friday, November 4th and closes January 22nd, 2012. Take a modern twist on this fashion icons spirit and style with these glamorous, vintage inspired pieces.

Yves Saint Laurent

Vintage Versace (January Jones)

Tiffany & co

Stella McCartney

Notte by Marchesa

Christian Louboutin

Lanvin

Hermes Kelly bag

Elie Tahari Kelly scarf

Dior

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Life’s Good

LG Toronto Fashion Week recently began their spring/summer 2012 shows on October 17th. Looks from Joe Fresh to Holt Renfrew are dominating the runways but with this rainy weather, its the city goers who are dominating the streets, with fashion forward, waterproof accessories. Here are some photographs shot by Lewis Mirrett of street Torontonian’s finest rain gear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"All the sweet green icing flowing down/someone left the cake out in the rain"

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Raise A Little Hell

Last Saturday, October 1st, Toronto celebrated their annual arts night, Nuit Blanche, with free exhibitions all over the city. I attended this event as I do every year, however I actually planned my night as opposed to roaming the city’s streets, stumbling upon different installations. I first went to see a free Trooper concert which happened to be part of the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival, not Nuit Blanche, which was really great. I lucked out getting a front row seat to watch these fabulous, old, British-Columbia born men played an hour and a half set of good old classic rock.

After the Trooper concert, my friends and I raised a little hell elsewhere down at the Tiff Bell Lightbox during a cabaret style, 80’s karaoke dance party. Excerpts from movies such as Dirty Dancing, Ferris Buellers Day Off , Flashdance, and a wide range of John Hughes classics were shown. Those were the two best major events of the night that I attended, although there were also interesting art installations all over the city. Some of which included interactive robots, pipes that shot fire, a huge sculpture made up of tiny sculptures, and a band repeatedly playing Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit for twelve hours straight. Nuit Blanche is a great night for art lovers and really just a great night to explore what Toronto’s nightlife has to offer. If you haven’t already been to Nuit Blanche I recommend checking out the exhibits on their website beforehand to ensure your Nuit Blanche experience is the best that it can be!





Yorkville fountain, Brodie Kirsh

Insanely busy subway station

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TIFF

Picture’s from the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.  Excuse the bad quality of the photograph’s, I’m in desperate need of a new camera.

Armani Sweater - Lauren Bevilacqua

Her t-shirt read Mrs. Geroge Clooney

Looks like he's not too interested in Evan Rachel Wood

George Clooney!

Girl climed a tree for Ryan Gosling

Tiny Ryan

Anna Farris

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