Sunday, December 30, 2012

Y-3 S/S 2013 Lookbook

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook Shot by Pierre Debusschere

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook Shot by Pierre Debusschere

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook Shot by Pierre Debusschere
For spring/summer 2013, Y-3 continues to push the designer sportswear envelope with this graphic and stylish lookbook photographed by Pierre Debusschere. The brand is well-known for its bold graphic prints and minimalistic design aesthetic and, from the looks of it, Yohji Yamamoto truly doesn't disappoint with this upcoming collection. It's been a few seasons since Yohji has played with the brand's three stripes motif and I'm super excited to see the different colorways and edgy graphic elements that this collection is sure to boast. Exciting! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

'The Wolverine' Motion Poster ft. Hugh Jackman


The next installment of Marvel comics' Wolverine movie franchise, The Wolverine, hits theatres July, 2013. This is the new teaser motion poster featuring Hugh Jackman as the clawed mutant perched high up on a rooftop overlooking Tokyo. I'm LOVING this motion poster and moving posters are definitely the direction that film marketers will be moving in to grab the attention of film goers--how can you not love this poster?!!!

I'm a huge fan of all superhero movies (I'm a total comic book nerd--LOL!) and I'm super excited to see which direction the story will move in this film. Let's hope for lots of ninjas, Lady Deathstrike and the Silver Samurai!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Video: Disney Meets Fashion in Barney's New York's Electric Holiday Short Film

Barney's New York and Disney's Electric Holiday Video
Minnie Mouse gets styled by Alber Elbez
Barney's New York and Disney have collaborated to create this fun short film featuring Minnie Mouse and friends crossing into the world of high fashion. Disney-themed window installations coinciding with this campaign will dazzle holiday shoppers this season at Barney's flagship NYC store. Check out the video below and see how many fashion celebrities you recognize!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Video: New Order in Toronto, October 24, 2012


Bernard Sumner performs for Toronto New Order fans!
Bernard Sumner performs for Toronto New Order fans.
Bernard Sumner performing Your Silent Face for Toronto New Order fans.
Gillian Gilbert performing on keyboard for Toronto New Order fans.
Gillian Gilbert performing on keyboard for Toronto New Order fans.

Stephen Morris performing on drums and keyboards for Toronto New Order fans.
Stephen Morris performing on drums and keyboards for Toronto New Order fans.
New Order performing 586 for Toronto New Order fans.
New Order performing 586 for Toronto New Order fans.





As a teenager growing up in Edmonton, New Order's music was one of my favourite escapes; it was in their music that I often found solace and salvation from the bullies and persecutors that made my life a living hell on a day-to-day basis. Back in the day, there wasn't anything remotely like the It Gets Better project, so I turned to New Order's music to make everything better and to inspire me to persevere for another day. Whether it was the uplifting, melodic synth sounds of hits like Bizarre Love Triangle and The Perfect Kiss or the lyrical genius on tracks like 1963 and Round and Round; I always had a friend to turn to when the going wasn't so great. It had always been a dream of mine to see New Order live in concert and twenty-five years later, that dream came true. New Order concluded their North American tour here in Toronto on October 24, 2012 and I was fortunate enough to attend this amazing final performance!

Original New Order members including the following: Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris played to a sold out crowd at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (apparently these three members all have beef with the fourth member, Peter Hook, so that's why he wasn't included in this tour). The set list (see below) spanned a range of Joy Division titles such as, Isolation and Love Will Tear Us Apart, to more recent New Order hits like, Here to Stay and Waiting for the Siren's Call. However, I was elated and delighted to hear classics like True Faith, Bizarre Love Triangle  and Blue Monday. Bernard Sumner's vocals were flawless and the band's electric energy had the venue bumping and jumping to hit after hit all night. I waited a long time to see New Order live and I can honestly say, the wait was well worth it!

Set List
  1. Elegia
  2. Crystal
  3. Regret
  4. Ceremony
  5. Age of Consent
  6. Isolation
  7. Here to Stay
  8. Your Silent Face
  9. Waiting For the Sirens' Call
  10. Bizarre Love Triangle
  11. 586
  12. True Faith
  13. The Perfect Kiss
  14. Blue Monday
  15. Temptation
  16. Transmission (Encore)
  17. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Encore)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Lookbook

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M
Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

The lookbook for the upcoming Maison Martin Margiela for H&M diffusion collection reveals a re-release of iconic Margiela designs which span the past 23 years since the atelier's inception. Each garment or accessory has been re-envisioned and reproduced in new textiles to make them affordable and attainable for high street fashionistas and fashionistos alike. 

I'm coveting the red waxed denim jeans and the suits, but I think the fur coat, the vests, the shoes and the disco ball scarf will be the pieces that shoppers will be battling-it-out for first. The women's collection is definitely better than the men's for this diffusion collection, but I have no doubt that both collections will sell out in a matter of hours on November 15th. Will you be lining up for some Maison Martin Marigela opulence?