February 21, 2010

Now for a Musical Interlude with Kate Nash and Lily Allen

This one's for the ladies and dedicated to all the stupid boys. I hope you laugh just as much as I did a few years ago when I discovered these stupid these British women, especially Lily Allen.


Lily Allen - Knock Em Out


Kate Nash - Dickhead

Till next time,

February 19, 2010

Ezra Constantine Spring/Summer 2010 - Something for The Boys

For those of you that follow my blog, you know how much I love men's fashion. I mean I absolutely adore styling and shopping with guys. I just get a thrill out of suggesting items to men and getting them to try on things they would never imagine themselves wearing. Every single time I've done that, the guys I dressed were pleasantly surprised at the fact that they actually did like what I picked out. So much so that they would go ahead and buy it the next time they entered the store. Sometimes they may have resisted the idea initially but the fact that they go out of their way to buy it in the end, stands to say something. It brings such joy to me to be able to open up a guy's idea of style and fashion and be able to inspire them to dress in ways they would have never done so before.

Aside from that, I still enjoy looking at men's clothing. I'm fascinated by magazines like GQ and I'm even buying a subscription to it. I just love watching men dress well. In North America people seem to think that a man who likes fashion is either metrosexual or homosexual and I believe that mentality needs to change. I know people in the fashion industry think otherwise, but the general public still seems to feel that fashion is a woman's domain and so many men are uncomfortable with dressing up in a fashionable manner. I hope that this blog serves to change this perspective for some of you out there.

OKAY, now enough of my rant. Let me introduce you to Ezra Constantine. I know some of you have never heard of this line but the name still rings a bell though, doesn't it? At least it should for you Canadian fashionistas and fashionistos. Ezra Constantine is the male counterpart of Greta Constantine. For those of you that don't know, Greta Constantine is a women's fashion label that was created by Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong. Finally, these men decided to create a men's line and VOILA, Ezra Constantine was born. Take a look at the first ever, Ezra Constantine collection, which was designed for the Spring/Summer 2010 season. The lookbook is like a mixture of the Jets from West Side Story and the gangs from two music videos - Beat It by Michael Jackson and Run This Town by Jay Z.


And I know ladies, the last two photos are just YUMMY!!!
Oh, and by the way, can someone get me those pants on the second picture above? I want them for
Hugs and Kisses,

February 18, 2010

Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2010

Proenza Schouler's F/W 2010 collection, which was displayed at New York Fashion Week, really caught my eye. The line still carries the whole gothic trend but with a feminine twist, a few scottish details, and pops of blue and green. At least that's how I can describe it. The jeans in this collection are actually a collaboration with one of my favourite brands, J-Brand. Now for all of those women with curves who have J-Brand jeans, I know you know why I love them so much. I would love to purchase a pair of the jeans from the collection, apparently it'll be available sometime in July! I can't wait. For now just take a look at the collage I created of a few of the F/W 2010 collection.


Hope this inspires up is Ezra Constantine for the boys.
Till next time,


Myself on the Left and Gloria on the Right

So this weekend, my friends and myself decided we'd go all out. So we went partying on Saturday and Sunday, did bottle service both days and destroyed our feet in heels. Surprisingly, the shoes I'm wearing in these photos are one of the most comfortable pairs I own and I absolutely love them. Just in case you're wondering, these photos were taken at a intimate party called Sunday's Best which was thrown by my friend Kay (thanks for the photos).

Kay and I

Nay, Kay, Gloria, and I

I'll have photos of Saturday up soon!
BTW I did celebrate V-Day but not on Sunday (I worked all day). 
I'll give you some more info next time.

February 11, 2010

Lee "Alexander" McQueen Passed Away Today

It's odd, just last night I was doing some online shopping and I was debating over a pair of McQueen shoes. No, not the crazy ones that I showed you on my previous posts, but the ones that have a sweetheart peep toe and a yellow sole. I was even debating about doing another post on him today BUT I never thought it would be about this.

This morning Sid texted me while I was still in bed and said "Alexander McQueen committed suicide". Trust me, that woke me up. Who would have ever thought? I mean his life seems amazing to the outside world doesn't it? The "bad boy" of British fashion, he never let anyone down with his crazy designs. As for the suicide part, I'm not sure about that. He was found dead this morning in his apartment, but the papers are only speculating if he was depressed. I guess word is spreading fast and people are going crazy making up stuff but who knows what really happened.

I didn't want to make this post about his work, but rather about himself. So I won't be posting any photos of his designs on this post BUT I will later on today. So if you don't really know who McQueen is, then stay tuned. I do have an older post on my previous blog about his Spring RTW 2010 shoes. Click here to take a look.

Today, we lost one of the greatest and most artistic talents that the fashion industry has ever had, and I mean that. You can spot his designs from a mile away. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

photos sourced from google images

Rest in peace Lee "Alexander" McQueen. 
You were truly an inspiration.

February 5, 2010

Motorcycle Chick on a Diet

As promised, I should be getting a SLR in the next two weeks so stay tuned. I just keep delaying it because I hate how I look in photos these days. I've always struggled with weight issues my entire life and recently I've put on weight and its destroying me inside. I know a lot of it is my fault because I went from a health freak to being a time starved student who opts for everything but something healthy. Regardless, I feel like I can't wear anything or the pieces I use to be able to, which I feel impairs my ability to dress as fabulously as I can.

Don't worry, I'm not the type to pity myself. I've been going to the gym again and I push myself hard. I loved working out but I stopped because of school and unfortunately it had a negative affect. Also, eating healthy was a part of my daily lifestyle. I got sick thinking about junk food. That's essentially what happens when you start eating healthy, you crave the good stuff and not the bad stuff. Unfortunately, that went down the drain because I started living with Sid for a while and he barely had anything healthy at his place. Eventually I just started eating whatever was there and I fell off the whole health tip from there. I'm struggling to get back on track, I really need to put grocery shopping and meal prep time ahead of some other priorities.

Honestly, having breakfast and several meals a day is such an integral thing. I took a nutrition class three years ago, when I decided I needed to make a change in my life, and one of our assignments was to record our entire diet for the week. What I realized was I was taking in 700 - 900 calories a day, which is way too low for any woman. I felt I was time starved, so I'd skip breakfast and eat one small meal and maybe a snack in the day. What ended up happening was that my body went into starvation mode and stored everything as fat. I was putting on weight by eating less and that's exactly what has happened recently.

I'm the heaviest now than I have ever been in my entire life BUT I am not the fattest I have ever been. People from my past know how big and geeky I was. So when I say I struggle with weight, trust me I really do. I was "fat", plain and simple. Right now I know some people don't even notice the change in me but I see it everywhere and I've realized my health needs to come first. Stay tuned and I'll keep you updated!

For now, I'll post  some photos of an outfit I wore this sometime last week. Recently I've been dressing in black/grey/white on a regular basis. It's weird because I was always about colour before but now I'm totally loving the whole black and white tip that I've been on. I do hate how I look in these photos but I feel like it gives me the motivation I need to put my health first.

Faux Leather Jacket - Zara, Lace Tank - Wilfred, Jeans - J-Brand, Boots - Browns

Vroom vroom! I'm out!

February 3, 2010

What Would He Wear in Winter?

Alright, so I know that Spring 2010 collections are out for some brands but I couldn't resist showing the Chevignon Legend collection for A/W 2009-2010 and since we're still experiencing winter in this part of the world I thought it would be great to put photos of this up. When I saw this campaign I couldn't help but think of how similar SOME of the looks were to Sid's style is to this.

I'm sorry Sid, but I have to tell the whole world about your secret.....

When I first met him he hated the things I loved in men's style. Yet, over time, I finally was able to rub off on him. The things he once thought were ugly, he now loves! Actually, he loves a lot of stuff he hated before, not just things related to fashion but music and food as well. I LOVE IT! We connect!

photocredit: chevignon

I love men with style,

Kate Hudson in Harper's Bazaar January 2010

I've always thought Kate Hudson is one of most absolutely gorgeous women I have ever seen. Her persona seems so carefree and sweet which makes her even more beautiful to me. When I saw her in Harper's Bazaar this month, I was just blown away. The shoot was based on the life of an everyday woman in NYC and I loved how they incorporated glamour into every element of it. Kate completely glows! I would love to see more editorials like this.

I hope this inspires you to glam up everyday of your life, Lord knows Toronto needs that. People here take "casual" to such an extreme level that everything ends up being considered "over-dressed" if it isn't plain boring.

Just food for thought!
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