Friday, July 30, 2010

Video: YSL Fall/Winter 2010 Footwear

Modern, minimal and chic, this video features footwear offerings from YSL's Fall/Winter 2011 collection. I love the edgy feel to this video and the styling is very YSL - uber French and oh so stylish! The sneakers are gorgeous and my favourite pair (if I have to pick just one ;) are definitely the black leather ones.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Emporio Armani Fall 2010 Campaign

I'll admit it, I'm not a huge fan of Emporio Armani, but I'm totally feeling Armani's Fall ad campaign starring Marlon Teixeira and shot by Mario Sorrenti. The styling of this campaign is brilliantly modern, slightly dark and completely edgy - all at the same time. I love the leather jacket and the sleek silhouette that prevails throughout the various looks. I think this is a perfect example of what a great ad campaign can do for a collection.

Source: The Fashionisto

Friday, July 23, 2010

Meeting Alexander Wang

I met Alexander Wang this week and these are some of the pics from the event. More pics and full post here at

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Y-3 Fall/Winter 2010 Campaign Video

This is the Y-3 Fall/Winter 2010 campaign video and it's full of cutting edge fashion and mysterious mood. I love the black and white treatment and it totally compliments Yohji Yamamoto's minimal design aesthetic. French soccer star Zinedine Zidane also appears in this video and he helps to up the cool factor.

The past few seasons from Y-3 have been mediocre to say the least, but F/W 2010 definitely marks the return of fashion forward luxury sportswear for this brand. I'm completely feeling this collection and I love all the jackets and hats. I'm going to have to plan a trip to NYC soon to shop for some of these pieces!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Y-3 Metallic Neo Tech Footwear

These are the Metallic Neo Tech footwear pieces from the Fall/Winter Y-3 2010 collection. I've always been a fan of metallic silver shoes, so I instantly fell in love with the silver sneakers above. Silver footwear can either be hit or miss because it can either look cheap or luxury, and based on the images above, you know these sneakers are the latter - quali-tay all the way!

I see where the designer was trying to go with the neon red and purple accents, but I'm not sure if anyone could really pull these off without looking like they're trying too hard. When it comes to silver shoes, one colourway is the only way to go!

Source: Hypebeast

Rick Owens DRKSHDW Spring/Summer 2011

This is a peek at Rick Owens' Spring/Summer DRKSHDW 2011 collection. I love how Rick Owens always finds a way to keep each of his collections fresh and interesting, but still resonant with his design aesthetic. The accessories are amazing and those high-tops are out of this world! I also love the asymmetrical tank and the waxed denim drop crotch pants. Rick Owens takes avant-garde to a whole new level and I can't wait to see the rest of this collection!

Source: Hypebeast

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tokyo Street Style

I've always been an admirer and a huge fan of Japanese street style and last month when I was in Tokyo, I had the pleasure of witnessing it first hand. Harajuku truly is a fashion world in itself and the stylish kids in Tokyo make it all look so effortless.

My favourite looks for boys involved amazing hats, slouchy layered tops and colourful drop-crotch pants. Girls always have more options available, but I loved seeing Holly Hobbie dresses, lace parasols, and sleek tailored minimal dresses and tops. Street style is all about attitude, self-expression, individuality, fashion and swagger, and Tokyo has lots of it!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Meet Alexander Wang at Holt Renfrew Toronto Bloor Street

Alexander Wang is coming to Holt Renfrew's Toronto Bloor street location on July 21. I can't wait!!!!

Y-3 S/S 2010 Campaign Film

This is the Y-3 Spring/Summer campaign film featuring Zinedine Zidane and models representing each of the eight soccer federations sponsored by Adidas: South Africa, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France, and Russia.

As you may know, I love everything Y-3 and this video is so effortlessly cool! I'm not a huge fan of team sportswear, but I would definitely love to watch a soccer game with teams decked out in these Y-3 pieces.

Raf Simons Accessories F/W 2010

These are new Fall/Winter 2010 accessories from Raf Simons. I'm totally feeling the wallets and the card holder, they're so minimal and elegant. I definitely think that white leather accessories are must have items for Fall/Winter 2010.

Source: Hypebeast

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On the Red Carpet at Vegas Uncork'd 2010

Earlier this spring, I attended the Uncork'd culinary festival in Vegas for my day job. Besides tasting the most delicious food ever, I also met a bunch of amazing foodies and a few celebrity chefs as well!

I was able to catch some chefs on the red carpet that you may recognize from cooking reality shows Iron Chef America, Top Chef Masters and Top Chef. Check out my videos below to learn BBQ secrets from the pros - enjoy!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ken Doll Makeover

Ken in Prada

Ken in Gucci

Ken in Paul Smith

Ken in Burberry

Ken, as in Ken and Barbie, recently got a makeover by UK's Esquire magazine in honour of his role in the new Toy Story 3 movie. The doll got dressed in Burberry, Paul Smith, Gucci, and Prada. I love this photo editorial and find it a little bizarre all at the same time...

Source: Esquire