Saturday, June 25, 2011

Andrew Richard Designs' Summer Secret Party


Earlier this week I attended Andrew Richard Designs' Summer Secret Party and I had a blast! Check out my post for Foodnetwork.ca for more!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Watch! Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 Full Show

Here's Dolce & Gabbana's full show for their spring/summer 2012 collection. I'm loving and looking forward to all of the mesh cut-out shirts, jumpsuits and all of the sunglasses! Enjoy!

Watch! Karl Lagerfeld Designs Glassware for Orrefors

Karl Lagerfeld has teamed-up with Orrefors to produce a collection of luxury stemware. It's always amazing to watch Karl Lagerfeld in action and I'm completely blown away by this video. WOW! Enjoy!

Orrefors by Karl Lagerfeld

Thom Browne Fall 2011 Sunglasses






This is a peek at the sunglasses offerings from Thom Browne for Fall 2011. Thom Browne is known for taking classic Americana aesthetics to new fashion forward heights. These sunglasses truly don't disappoint. Yes, I know these glasses seem a bit out there, but that's the beauty of Thom Browne's vision and design sensibilities -- he's able to effortlessly make classic Americana innovative and chic. You'll either love it or hate it. Speaking for myself, I love all of these pieces!

Images: Hypebeast

Friday, June 17, 2011

Watch! Lady Gaga: Edge of Glory


This is the new Lady Gaga video for her most recent single Edge of Glory. I'm loving this track and the styling in this video is sexy, provocative and visually stimulating -- verrrrry Gaga! I can see inspirations and influences from previous incarnations of Madonna and Cher throughout this video, especially in the choreography and wardrobe. However, what really sets this video apart is the fact that Gaga takes it to the next level by totally reinventing, reinterpreting and completely owning it.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Watch! H&M Fall 2011 Preview


This is a glimpse at the F/W 2011 collection from H&M, featuring Clément Chabernaud. I like the sartorial direction that H&M is moving in with this collection as a majority of the pieces are more refined than what I would normally expect from this fashion retail giant. I especially like the leather motorcycle jacket, leather biker vest, and tuxedo coat with tails. I see inspirations from Jil Sander and Raf Simons in the sharp tailoring, colour palette and colour blocking applied to certain items. Some of this collection is a bit out there for the average guy, but maybe that's a good thing. Thoughts?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Store Review: Free My Interior















A few weeks ago, I attended the launch party for a new design store located in the heart of Toronto called Free My Interior. Owners Aaron Furfaro and Zina Nelku reclaim, redesign and reinvent designer decor pieces that help beautify any living space. Furniture found in thrift stores, garbages and friends and family homes receive loving makeovers and transformations into lux and highly covetable pieces of decorating gorgeosity!

They have a range of items that include furniture, accessories and lighting. But if you can't seem to find exactly what you're looking for, don't worry because Aaron and Zina can create a custom piece especially for your unique space! My favourite items in the store were definitely the pillows and cushions that were customized with reclaimed vintage dresses - LOVE!!! I'm a huge fan of luxury decor and Free My Interior is a fresh breath of affordable and sustainable design air.

FREE MY INTERIOR
289 Queen Street East,
Toronto, ON M5A 1S7
(647) 932-8181


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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Watch! Robyn Live in Toronto 6/3/2011



Swedish pop and dance sensation, Robyn, descended upon Toronto's newest outdoor beach venue, Echo Beach, to perform a hit-filled rocking set! An audience full of hipsters and boys danced, cheered and sang along to the number one Swedish songtress' infectious electronic dance tunes. Hits like Dancing On My Own, Indestructible, Call your Girlfriend, Every Heartbeat, Hang with Me, and Show Me Love got the crowd moving and begging for more. Robyn truly didn't disappoint and her vocals were spot on. Check out a clip from the final encore (Show Me Love) above - enjoy!