26.12.13

Boxing Day Sale: RIANT Boutique

One of my favourite Toronto stores, located in the amazing King West neighbourhood, RIANT Boutique  is having a Boxing Day sale today! 25% off the entire store! BONUS: Denim Blowout sale also!
Visit: 35 Bathurst St., Toronto 
Call: (416) 367-4567


18.12.13

Workouts to Get You Through the Holidays

Snowed in? No reason to skip the workout. Here is a list of some of my favourite at-home workouts to help you get through the holidays!

PlyoJam  from FitSugar


 Why I like it?
Its fun! PlyoJam combines dance moves with plyometrics and will help you lose weight, tone your body, and challenge your agility and balance.  

Fat Be Gone - 10 Minute HIIT Workout from FitSugar
 

Why I like it?
HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training and this workout gives you the chance to maximize your workout time while burning a ton of calories. I would highly recommend a mat for this, you spend a lot of time on the ground and you need the support to perform each workout to your full ability! Don't be afraid, you may have never heard or seen some of these workouts but you'll get the hang of it after the first two reps, I promise! 

Sculpted Legs from Blogilates


Why I like it?
You don't need any equipment, just your runners and a small space to give yourself enough room to fully execute the moves. Although at first they may seem easy enough, each workout in this series packs a lot of punch and your booty and legs will begging for mercy at the end of the workout.

Sunkissed ABS Workout from Tone It Up!


Why I like it?
If you need some inspiration, look no further because a workout on the beach will remind you that even though snow is on the ground now, in a few months you'll be hitting the beach again! The instructors have great energy and lets be honest, who doesn't want to have bods like them? I know I do!

Victoria Secret Model Workout: 10- Minute Fat Blasting Circuit from FitSugar 


Why I like it?
Not just because it has Victoria Secret it the name, although it did peak my interest in the first place. The 10-minute workout is lead by Andrea Orbeck who is Heidi Klum's go-to trainer. You don't need any equipment and although its only 10-minutes long you are able to get in a great workout if you're on a tight schedule! 

4.12.13

Fashionable Earbuds: Alexander Wang for Beats by Dre


Mr. Wang has been fairly busy lately with the relaunch of his website which is apparently extremely easy to use and the company hopes will boost online sales, the designer has teamed up with Beats by Dre for a collection of fashionable earbuds, speaker, and headphones.

Each items carries pale gold accents and is finished in a matte black true to Alexander Wang's signature look, and comes with their own embossed glossy stingray case with zipper and clip. 

The items will be available during a presale event on December 15th on beatsbydre.com and will be open to the public for sale on December 16th on beatsbydre.com and alexaderwang.com 

A truly unique gift for the fashionable music lover in your life!






SHOP:
Earbuds, $149
Speaker, $299
Headphones,499


25.11.13

Dream Weaver

Image via Oracle Fox

The AMAs Best Dressed: Kendall Jenner & Naya Rivera

The 2013 AMAs aired last night and besides the singing kitten that basically brought Buzzfeed onto our TV screens and the white horse Lady Gaga rode in on, the show was rather tame and gasp 'normal'.

Amongst the sea of white - TREND ALERT: stark white everything - two stood out as best dressed, miss Kendall Jenner and her Me&Lex-esq necklace and Naya Rivera in Michael Kors.  

Kendall Jenner

Image via E! Online

Naya Rivera

Image via E! Online
Agree? Disagree? Who do you think was best dressed?

19.11.13

The Best Bag Around: Mansur Gavriel

Over the years I've learned to appreciate the minimal approach when it comes to clothing and accessories, I can't say no to a stud or a spike accent however the best investments are usually the minimal styles that can transition from day to night and will be relevant year after year.

I carry my life in my purse, everyone knows this about me, I travel about an hour to and from work each day and I like being prepared if I have an unexpected meeting during the day or have to attend an event at night, needless to say my motto is clear: the bigger the better. I was introduced to the brand MANSUR GAVRIEL a while ago and was immediately drawn into the structure and material of each bag. Rachel Mansur and Florian Gavriel met in 2010 and created the brand in 2012. Each item is made out of high quality Italian vegetable tanned leather and features brightly coloured interior coatings. The designs are inspired by Italy in the '60s and evoke classic California easiness.  The collection consists of totes, bucket bags, wallets, card cases, and iPhone cases. 

Here are my favourites:

Bucket Bag with Flamma $495
Large Tote Cammello with Dolly $485   

7.11.13

Would You Wear a USB Bracelet? What if Rachel Zoe Designed It?

Image via eBay

eBay and CFDA partnered up this year for the holidays to raise proceeded for the CFDA Foundation to support emerging designers. The five designers chosen for the Holiday Collective to design exclusive limited-edition tech bracelets that double as USB chargers are: Mara Hoffman, Michael Bastian, Milly, Rachel Zoe, and Shipley & Halmos.

Each bracelet runs for $25 and will be available on November 11th exclusively on eBay, with free shipping in Canada and the US.

So, would you wear a tech bracelet?

Best Looks of the Week - Jessica Biel, Giesel, and Olivia Palermo

Jessica Biel in Chanel at the MoMA's 6th Annual Film Benefit

 Gisele B√ľndchen in Versace at the WSJ Magazine’s ‘Innovator of the Year’ Awards 2013

Olivia Palermo at the ACE Awards 

Images via Getty

4.11.13

My New Gig: Fashion Contributor on Girls of T.O.

So you may be wondering where I've been lately and why I haven't been filling your day with useless yet entertaining thoughts, well fear not I am simply splitting my time between my precious blog and a new home: Girls of T.O.

At least once a week I'll be contributing a fashion or beauty piece to the site so you can get your fill in two places, along with many other wonderful and talented girls!

Here are the links to the pieces I've written so far...
Jeremy Scott Appointed Creative Director of Moschino
Trend Alert: Grunge is Back  
Topshop x Kate Bosworth
What You Need Right Meow

World MasterCard Fashion Week S/S 2014 Reviews:
 Bustle
Target Holiday
Beaufille
Sid Neigum
Melissa Nepton
Backstage with Redken's Jorge Joao

Happy Reading!

21.10.13

Joe Fresh Online

It was only a matter of time for the grocery store fashion retailer, Joe Fresh, to open its stand alone stores, and with the success of those came of course the e-commerce option.

Today we finally have the ability to browse the entire collection! That's right you don't have to visit 3 different stores and 2 Loblaws locations just to get that great pair of printed pants that you're best friend bought on sale last week.

Shop now to receive free shipping Canada-wide on all order over $50!


Here are a few items on my wishlist:








Order now at joefresh.com!

8.10.13

What You Should Be Watching: "American Horror Story: Coven"

via FX
Let me start this post off by saying I've never been so excited for a show to begin. I've been a fan of  "American Horror Story" since the first season, my admiration sort of dipped during the last season (too many plot lines for my liking) however I just know this season will blow the other two out of the water. Since the first preview I haven't been able to get this song out of my head; give it a listen, it'll get you in the right frame of mind:


Why do I think its going to be so great?

The Plot: 

Well first and foremost, its about WITCHES! I've been waiting for one of these since "The Craft" and unfortunately "Charmed" wasn't exactly what I was looking for. Season 3 of "American Horror Story" just has to deliver. 

At the crux of the plot lies the Salem Witch Trials and these are the stories of those who missed being burned over 300 years ago. In New Orleans lives a school started to protect the young witches operated by the Supreme, Fiona (Jessica Lange) who is also the protector of the coven and their secrets and Fiona's daughter Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) teaches at the school. The show apparently touches upon the topics of witch hunts, minorities, slavery, witchcraft, and voodoo. The show is set both in present day as well as the 1830s. 

The Cast:

American Horror Story Queen Jessica Lange is back because no one does creepy quite like she does. Other returning characters include Taissa Farmiga (Violet from the first season), Sarah Paulson (Lana Winters from the second season), and the ever so charming Evan Peters (Tate from the first season and Kit in the second), and many more like Lily Rabe, Denis O'Hare, and Frances Conroy. Newbies include Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, and Kathy Bates. 

In just the few previews it appears the cast can in fact bring these characters to life and make it one heck of a season to watch. 

The Fashion:

They all look like little Saint Laurent dolls stomping through the streets of New Orleans and hanging on the walls in the preview shots. Get ready for the pilgrim/witch look to be out in full force this fall season. If you don't remember the Saint Laurent runway show I'm referring to see: here

via The Frisky


via FX
via American Horror Story Facebook Account

The Good, The Wicked, The Creepy:

No stranger to reviving real characters in history, this season brings to life a Madame LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) who was a real-life socialite and serial killer in the 1800s who was said to kill and torture her slaves in Louisiana. The promo video below, entitled "Mythology" suggests her purposes lied in recreating mythical figures and probably involved a heavy belief in witchcraft and voodoo in order to perform such a transformation.     


via FX/YouTube

Get ready to cast a spell tomorrow night, October 9th, at 10pm only on FX Canada  

7.10.13

Who doesn't love a good deal?

DealTicker my favourite deal site turns 3 today and they are celebrating by offering you an additional 10% off any purchase with the promocode: 3YEAR!

Here are some of my picks for the best deals on the site:


$750 Bulgari Ring ($1,100 Value)













Happy Shopping!

4.10.13

Valley of the Dolls x Italia

10 Days. One Car. Venice. Capri. Rome. Sometimes you need to just get back to your roots!




























Armani's Yacht