Monday, December 12, 2011

Watch! H&M Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear Video

I received this awesome video in my inbox today and it features pieces from H&M's Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection. Every piece is super wearable and this collection will definitely translate well on a retail level. I'm loving the orange hooded windbreaker and I can't wait until this collection hits stores next year!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Watch! Versace for H&M Runway Show


Here's the full runway presentation for the Versace and H&M collaboration that's been all the buzz on the social nets recently. You might recall I wasn't feeling the collection initially, but seeing the pieces styled in this show has definitely made me realize the potential in some of the pieces. The women's pieces are definitely still better than any of those found in the men's collection and the collection looks SO much better sashaying across a runway. I'm kinda entertaining the men's studded leather pants, but I guess I'll see how I'm feeling on November 19th when this collection hits select H&M stores worldwide.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Meeting Bobby Flay and Chatting About The Chef's Challenge 2011





Earlier this month, I caught up with Chef Bobby Flay at his Manhattan restaurant, Bar Americain, and chatted with him about the upcoming Chef's Challenge here in Toronto. He filled me in on how he got involved with the charity event, which Food Network Chefs he's excited to see perform and more! Check out my post and video here on Foodnetwork.ca.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Moby in Concert: Toronto October 24, 2011


Earlier this week, Moby stopped in Toronto to perform in support of his new album, Destroyed. In my youth, as a teenager in Edmonton, I used to dream about and would have given anything at the time to see Moby perform any of his huge techno hits like Go or Drop a Beat.

Well roughly twenty years later, my teenage dream came true and I'm delighted to say that seeing Moby in concert was well worth the wait and he completely proved he's still an electronic dance music force to be reckoned with. Moby kept the audience moving all night long and he played all of his hits including: Go, Disco Lies, Porcelain, Feeling So Real, Southside, Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad, Bodyrock, Honey and more. Needless to say I've been on a Moby tip all week and I've come to the realization that all of Moby's hit singles are just as relevant today as they were when they were first released-- totally timeless and eargasmic! Check out my videos below to see what I saw that night - enjoy!








Friday, October 21, 2011

Versace for H&M 2011
























This is the men's Versace diffusion collection for H&M that hits select H&M stores on November 19. Versace isn't really my cup of tea and this collection looks a little cheap and boring to me. I'm not really sure whose going to buy any of these pieces from this collection, let alone wear them in public. However, this collection is indeed, very Versace with all the crazy prints and bold colors. I'm predicting that the pieces that look the least Versace (ie. the plain items such as the black suits and dress shirts) will sell out first. Meh.

Images: Hypebeast

Monday, October 17, 2011

Watch! Lady Gaga's MAC VIVA Glam Video


Lady Gaga stars in this new video for MAC's VIVA Glam lipstick AIDS fundraising initiative. Styled by Nicola Formichetti, Gaga appears to be ethereally floating and then dashing across the screen like a fairy or wood nymph. Images of her monsters (aka fans) flash over top of her and apparently messages from her fans inspired the design of her outfit.

I'm a huge Lady Gaga fan and I'm LOVING this video! It reminds me of the amazing Kate Moss hologram that opened an Alexander McQueen show back in 2006 (see below). Gaga truly has a knack for revisiting pivotal pop culture moments and she's extremely talented at reinventing and reinterpreting them to suit her marketing and artistic needs. As the saying goes, don't hate the player, hate the game.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2012 Sneak Peek


The Olympic Games are touching down in London next summer and to commemorate this epic occasion, Y-3 is launching a special Great Britain themed collection for spring/summer 2012. I'm a true Brit at heart (I lived there for a few years in my youth and fell in love with all things English) and I'm a total sucker for anything emblazoned with the Union Jack. Britannia will surely be pleased by this tribute and by this stunning collection--I can't wait to see the rest!

Images: High Snobiety

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Watch! The Avengers Trailer


This is the new trailer for The Avengers movie coming out next year. Part of me feels like I should be more impressed by this trailer than I actually am--meh. When I watch this clip, the plot already seems kinda predictable. There will be tensions between Tony Stark's arrogance and the other Avengers, Black Widow will be the sexy femme fatale of the movie, Bruce Banner will have issues controlling his anger, Hawkeye will be the comic relief of the film, Captain America will be the serious one, and they will ultimately all unite, get over themselves and join to fight a common enemy threatening the freedom of Western civilization. Oh yeah, I'm sure there will be lots of gunfire and explosions too. Let's hope I'm completely wrong and that this movie has some believable performances and that it's cleverly written. Joss Whedon is directing this film so it could potentially be brilliant, but time will tell I suppose....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Simons Fall 2011 Mens Ad Campaign










I recently visited Montreal's best kept fashion secret, La Maison Simons, and I was completely blown away by the selection for both men and women, as well as, the fabulous range of top notch designers (Rick Owens, Y-3, Neil Barrett, Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Marc Jacobs and so many more) that the store carries. This is the fall ad campaign for their menswear collections and I'm totally feeling the direction that Simons is moving in with these ads. The styling is dark, edgy, modern and super sexy--I think I secretly want all of these looks!

Images: The Fashionisto

Monday, September 26, 2011

Photo Essay: 27 Hours in Montreal, Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition and More!

Last weekend, I spent 27 fabulous hours in Montreal and to be honest, my trip was way too short. But I did make the most of every second while I was there and I soaked up as much of Montreal's European sensibility as I possibly could.

The primary reason for my visit to the charming city was to see the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective exhibition at the city's Museum of Fine Art. The show was completely AMAZING and I was completely blown away by the sheer beauty and creative genius of every piece that was on display--I had literally died and woke up in Jean Paul Gaultier heaven!

Besides checking out the JPG show, I also went to the infamous La Maisons Simons for the first time and I found some treasures at Reborn in Old Montreal. Needless to say, I had a BLAST and I'm aching to visit again in the near future. Check out my pics below - enjoy!