It's Friday ladies!! Since we have Hot Mess Monday, I thought it would switch it up and have Fabulous Friday for your viewing pleasure. This is Rihanna sizzling in New York City. I love everything about this outfit. Her dress is incredible. I love the nude with the black ruching. It is so sexy without being over the top. I even like her hair! Her make up also looks perfect. The only thing I would maybe change are her pumps. I think she could have gotten away with something a little more sexy. Overall I must say that she looks fabulous! This dress has my name written all over it. Rihanna, my people will be in touch with your people...
My beautiful friend Lauren has encouraged me to do the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon. I have always wanted to do one of these runs, but I have never actually put in the effort. I love to run and have been making an effort to do so 4-5 times a week. I love it. It’s precious time that I get myself, without the blinking red light of my Blackberry taunting me or individuals trying to talk to me or annoy me. It’s nice and relaxing. I get time to clear my head and calm my nerves. I don’t think I will be able to do the marathon or half marathon, so I signed up for the 5 km. I think that seems doable. If you are like me and have always wanted to do one of these runs and help out a good cause - then why not do the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon on September 27? You can register here.
Welcome to Hot Mess Monday! Monday usually sucks, so I thought I would spice them up a little bit. I did a Fashion Police post last Tuesday featuring Whitney Port in the gold jumpsuit. Well, I have decided to make this a weekly occurrence. I will post traumatic outfits and/or major make up disasters so, you can start your week off right. I will attempt to keep the hating to a minimum. What better way to start off this new found tradition then to allow Lindsay Lohan to be the first victim. Please refer to the picture above. I don't know whether I should blame this on excessive coke snorting or the lack thereof. She looks nuts. The extensions in her hair look ratty and she looks like she could use a scrub down. If only she wasn't wearing those heinous sunglasses, I could examine her face better and make fun of her awful attempt at putting on make up. On to the outfit...I had no idea Whitney Port gave Lindsay Lohan fashion advice. What is up with the onesies?! She looks like an over grown baby. Yuck, on Friday I was at Mendocino and the girl working there suggested something almost as hideous as this outfit and I nearly lost my lunch as well as the will to continue shopping. The only time something like this is acceptable is if you are 6 months old. Lindsay, get help!
Today is a very lazy Sunday. I spent some of my morning and afternoon lying in bed, watching a marathon of Denise Richards: It's Complicated. I have never watched this show before, but I now have a new found respect for Denise Richards. I used to think she was trash, but not anymore. What I can say though is that, I will not be watching the show with my so-called fiance....who sat there and drooled over her the entire time...
Anyway, the woman has a very impressive closet! My heart stopped when I saw her shoe wall...incredible! What really caught my eye was how she organized each pair. She uses special shoe boxes by Closet Fetish. Each shoe box has a 4"x6" frame on the front where you can insert a picture of the shoe to make finding the perfect pair simple. The boxes come in beige, red, pink. lavender, light blue and chocolate brown. This is an excellent organization tool for you ladies that have a shoe obsession!!!
Before you head out and celebrate the weekend, I need you to be fully prepped! I wouldn't have it any other way! Sephora has released an amazing limited edition palette that you can take anywhere to create all of the hot new looks for summer. The Color Play Palette offers 10,000 different combinations so, you can create whatever look you want. This palette includes 36 eye shadows....Yup, I said 36 eye shadows!....Twelve lip glosses...Three blushes...bronzer...and three applicators....Yup, I said it!! All in one package! Seriously, it won't get better than this!
It is the month of the Gemini! As you may have guessed - I am a Gemini! My birthday is in June, but I am beginning my celebrations at the end of this month and I can not wait! Because the zodiac begins today, I thought I would blog about the Gemini characteristics. I am a true Gemini. Here are some of the things I found while researching my zodiac…
Gemini May 21 - June 21
Gemini Strengths: Energetic
Gemini Weaknesses: Superficial Impulsive
The Good & Bad Side: Gemini is a sign that is prone to extremes, with most expressing either the positive or the negative side of the Gemini persona. Those who express the ugly side of Gemini are unreliable, superficial, fickle, deceptive, flighty, whiny, self-absorbed and gossipy, while those who express the positive side are charming, generous, witty, logical, adaptable, talented, friendly, open-minded and playful. Whether the positive side or the negative side will be expressed depends on other elements in the zodiac, such as the ascendant and moon sign.
Gemini Women: The Gemini woman is truly enchanting. However, dating her might feel more like a friendship then a real relationship due to her casual nature. This is not necessarily a disadvantage, for the casual man who shies away from overly romantic emotions, she is the perfect woman. Since she is the astrology sign of the duality, she offers quite the challenge. On one hand, she needs to be nurtured, loved and catered to and on the other hand, she needs stimulation and novelty. She is very demanding and if you do not provide what she wants, she will be off onto the next adventure pretty quickly. To keep her interested is a challenge, not completely impossible so she is the perfect woman for the man who likes stimulation and a challenge. She needs a partner with a quick mind, she tends to poke and prod at the emotions and the minds of those who are mentally slower then her, make sure you can keep up to her wit or you will briskly be left behind. She is prone to keeping men on a string, not completely heartlessly, she is evaluating if the man is worth her attention and her time she has no time to waste with a dull man. Once you have her approval, she can easily become jealous. The reason for her is jealousy is that if she is going to open up to a man, when she rarely completely opens up to anyone, she does not want to risk her being deceived or hurt. If you are with a Gemini woman and she becomes jealous, you are on the right track to true love! Gemini women are so exciting that they are worth the effort, you will remember her forever!
Overview of the Gemini Personality: Gemini people are many sided, quick both in the mind and physically. They are brimming with energy and vitality, they are clever with words. They are intelligent and very adaptable to every situation and every person. Gemini’s are curious and always want to know what's going on in the world around them. They are not one to sit back and watch the world go by, they want to be involved. This can sometimes make Gemini nosy; they do not mind their own business! This is because they really enjoy communicating, more so then most other astrology signs; they are the ultimate social butterfly. Gemini can talk and talk, but they have interesting things to say, their talk is not mindless babble. They have interesting opinions and thoughts on things and are not afraid to speak their mind. They are always in the know and are the one to see for the latest juicy gossip. Lacking perseverance, Gemini easily goes off topic to explore another thought or idea. Gemini are superficial, they will form opinions on matter without diving into them and exploring them fully. This can lead them into thinking they know everything, which they usually do but their mind is too busy to be concerned with fine details. Routine and boredom are Gemini's biggest fears. Gemini would rather be naive then know the depressing truth; they do not want anything putting a damper on their freedom or positive energy.
Darlings! Just a friendly reminder that MAC Cosmetics Style Warriors is now available in stores for a limited time only! I have been dying for this collection to come out! Also, their Naked Honey collection will be available June 11th!! Happy shopping!!
What were you thinking?! This brings tears to my eyes. Whitney forgot to look at herself in the mirror after putting on this heinous get up. This is so wrong in so many ways. The colour washes her out. The fit is awful, it makes her look like her thighs are massive. Her hair is major blah. Her shoes on the other hand, are cute! This is my choice for hideous outfit for the week/today. Who knows, someone else may bring tears to my eyes tomorrow.
I have decided to share what I believe is not Primped and Proper. All of these items on my list are basically things that drive me crazy....here it goes...
1. Dry Lips....Never ever go out with dry lips. No excuses! Every single girl should have some sort of moisturizing lip balm, lip gloss or lip stick with them at all times. Listen up Lauren Conrad...this one was for you.... 2. Chipped nail polish....especially if you are going out on the town. Don't even think about leaving your house all glammed up with chipped nails. Take the colour off completely, or allocate some time to do your nails. 3. Denim on denim. I feel as though I don't need to explain why, you should already know all reasons why this is unacceptable, even if you work on a farm. If I see another person wearing denim on denim I will probably lose my mind. 4. Going out with stained clothing. Yuck. Not primped, not proper. 5. Your underwear showing, even your bra straps. Not hot. 6. Wearing open toe shoes without getting or giving yourself a pedicure. No excuses. If you don't have the time to get your nails done, don't wear open toe shoes. Thanks. 7. Fauxblondes...strutting around with dark roots. Ladies, if you want to be blonde, you have to maintain your hair. Oh, and no blonde on top and brunette on the bottom. I remember a time when that was the cool thing to do, but that time has passed. Get over it. If you want to be blonde, be completely blonde. Above is a picture of Aubrey O'Daycommitting this terrible sin...tsktsk...I think she needs to spend less time dealing with her puppy's hair and focusing on her own. 8. Wearing eye make up with no mascara...Just don't...it looks really bad. If you are going to do your eye make up, go all the way. Mascara is your friend. 9. Super tight clothing. Wear your size please. You will look and feel better. 10. Complete coordination...you don't have to match your shoes and your belt and your purse and your earrings. Yuck, mix it up. When I see girls doing this...I know they are trying way too hard.
I used to be obsessed with Juicy Couture! I loved everything from their jeans to their socks that are still living in my sock drawer practically new. Recently, Juicy Couture hasn't been the "it" line in fashion, but the ladies behind the brand are about to change that. Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor will soon be launching a pricier line called Bird by Juicy Couture. This collection will consist of thirty pieces that will be available Fall 2009 at select Juicy Couture stores and other specialty shops, such as Holt Renfrew, Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods and Net-A-Porter. The line will be priced from $150 - $600, and available for delivery five times a year. Above is a piece that will be included in their upcoming collection - I love it!. Thoughts?
I know, I know...I am insanely late writing this post, but here it is. My verdict on the Tracy Anderson Method Mat Workout DVD is positive! She is a pint sized little genius. Her video engages you with seductive movements, masking the difficulty of the actual tasks. I thoroughly enjoyed her routine, although it was an hour long and I am the laziest person on the face of the earth. Her workout was perfect for me because it was not extremely difficult and I didn't feel like giving up half way. Also, she is against using weights over 3 pounds and I love her for that. Yuck, I don't want man arms! I did, however feel it the next day! If you are bored with your usual routine, Tracy Anderson is a great choice! Tracy Anderson Method will definitely be a part of my fitness schedule.
You now have more options for getting into great shape. Rather than purchasing one of her three DVDs, you can download webisodes available on Tracy Anderson Connect. Three webisodes are offered - arms, abs and butt/thighs. The great part is with each purchase you get an iPod version as well as one Hi-Res Quicktime version. Oh, and did I mention that 100% percent of the proceeds from all of the webisodes go to Raising Malawi? Not only will you be getting your butt into shape, you will also be helping orphans in Malawi.
I love DVF and I was surprised when I was first told about this issue. It seems as though DVF has knocked off a Toronto label by the name of Mercy. Here is the article from the Toronto Star...
A struggling Toronto fashion label is getting an undisclosed financial settlement from fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg for appropriating the design of their vintage-looking, tea-dyed, floral jacket. Following weeks of negotiations that pit the Mercy label against the New York-based fashion designer, a deal was tentatively reached yesterday when von Furstenberg agreed to compensate designers Jennifer Halchuk and Richard Lyle for knocking off their jacket. Von Furstenberg, who was unavailable for comment, is the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and is in the front lines in the battle to create legislation, called The Design Piracy Prohibition Act, aimed at thwarting those guilty of the very infraction of which she is accused. The popular Mercy jacket, introduced in the label's spring 2008 collection, sold for about $300. "That jacket had our fingerprints all over it," says Lyle, particularly, "the little design gestures that are on the inside." Halchuk and Lyle have been partners in their business for 15 years and have an enviable reputation in Toronto for design innovation with a vintage sensibility. The von Furstenberg jacket, which debuted this spring, retails for about $1,000. It captured attention when Jessica Alba wore it on the cover of Elle magazine and when it showed up in an episode of The City and then again in an episode of Gossip Girl. Last month, the remarkable similarity between the two jackets was revealed by Toronto journalist Nathalie Atkinson. The story was quickly picked up by bloggers including fashion copycat watchdog Counterfeit Chic. It was beyond coincidence. Both had the same seamed sash with floppy asymmetrical bow, same loose sleeves with elastic hem, same quirky darts at the elbow and same drawstring in the back lining. Even the floral fabric was similar. That's when the chintz hit the fan. Von Furstenberg's response was swift. She fired the staff member accused of lifting the Mercy design and immediately initiated negotiations with the Canadian designers. "Everyone wanted this to settle quickly," Halchuk said. "I am devastated," von Furstenberg told Fordham University law professor Susan Scafidi, who operates Counterfeit Chic, "but this can be a lesson for everyone." "I will do what is necessary to do, and if indeed there was an infringement, I will compensate and will use this example to make sure this doesn't happen again – not just for me, but for everybody," the 62-year-old designer continued. Mostly Halchuk and Lyle resent the attention von Furstenberg gained for her version of their jacket. "That's what's making me crazy," Halchuk said. As a repeat victim of design theft, von Furstenberg knows all too well the sting of being copied. Her trademark '70s wrap dress, for example, has been ripped off for decades. Just two years ago she went after the fashion retailer Forever 21 because she felt it had crossed a line by manufacturing a dress that was too much like one of her own. According to Counterfeit Chic, "Diane, who has suffered at the hands of career copyists herself and has been a determined proponent of U.S. legislation to extend intellectual property protections to fashion designs, immediately sought to get all of the facts and to reach out to the Mercy duo." She planned from the beginning to voluntarily compensate the Canadian designers for the unauthorized use of their work. But Scafidi qualifies that the incident did not involve copyright violation because only prints and surface treatments are subject to protection and the von Furstenberg pattern and the Mercy floral are different. What is at the heart of this matter is the design infringement – the precise infraction at the core of the proposed legislation. Yesterday at Mercy's John St. studio, the phone rang. It was the designers' New York lawyer calling to notify them a deal was imminent – conditions would be met that included an undisclosed compensation and the promise of a joint statement explaining the details in the case of the twin jackets. "The proceeds will not change our lives but it will help our company," explains Halchuk "(But) this incident has strengthened our belief in our aesthetic." While they say they have no animosity for von Furstenberg, they have one question for the design assistant who stole their jacket: "As you were tearing it apart with seam rippers, did you at least appreciate the effort and the workmanship?"
Tsk Tsk DVF! As for Mercy, imitation is the highest form of flattery...especially when DVF is doing it...
First off, let me start by saying, I feel like I am in rehab. I am on a business trip in Vermont and I am going through some serious shopping withdrawal. I shop everyday. Every single day, I make some sort of purchase. I have a problem. It's an issue, but I am not going to do anything to change it. No point in lying, right? I currently have a break from meetings and I am lounging in my hotel room, listening to music and flipping through magazines making a list of things that I plan on purchasing on Friday upon my sweet return to Toronto. I miss walking down Queen Street West! I miss knowing that there is a Sephora and MAC Cosmetics close by. I have no idea if either of my two loves are close to my hotel....there is something very unsettling about that...All I know is that there is a Ben & Jerry's factory close by.... I love Ben & Jerry's...Cherry Garcia...yum! Okay, enough about ice cream...I digress...my original point for this post was to talk about bronzers! I have packed enough clothing to last me about 10 days...my trip is only four days long...This morning I noticed that I only brought one pair of pants and a large selection of skirts. I am not the best packer, obviously. The pants I wore yesterday, so today I was stuck wearing a skirt, which is fine, don't get me wrong. I love skirts. I actually prefer them over pants. What I don't love is pale legs! Luckily, being the girly girl that I am, I used Glow Fusion Natural Protein Tan over the weekend, and to my surprise my legs still look fabulous! I have a wide variety of tanning sprays and lotions at home and I thought I would recommend them to my fellow beauties. Here are a list of all of my favorites...
If you don't know who Kat Von D is, you obviously don't watch enough television. Kat Von D is a famed tattoo artist, who recently released a make up line exclusively sold at Sephora. Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer caught my eye because of the following photos that I found on Beauty & The Blog...
Judging by how well it worked on Kat Von D, this concealer does it's job. So, if you have a tattoo that needs covering or a super duper concealer for your under eyes, blemishes or other imperfections try this long wearing, oil free concealer.
How exciting is this? As if I needed more reason to have my BlackBerry attached to my hand! The geniuses at Elle Canada have created an application that can be downloaded on your fabulous BlackBerry or iPhone. This application allows you to get easily access the look of the day, shop the look of the day, juicy celebrity gossip and daily horoscopes! Love it! I thoroughly enjoy distractions and this is a great one! Thanks Elle! Visit m.ellecanada.com on your smartphone and get it now!
So, I attempted to keep my mouth shut for sooo long and I've come to the conclusion it's really not going to work out. This episode was just too good. Crazy girls everywhere! Let's start from the very beginning with Heidi aka crazy girl #1...Oh, Heidi...you sweet stupid girl. Sweetheart, you really need to learn...if you are going to go through your man's phone to read his texts, at least have the sense to not delete them! I mean, don't you want to know if he is going to respond before you go wild?! Maybe, Spencer was going to behave.....haha, negative..he would have gone to H.Wood behind your back and creeped around with Stacie "the bartender". I love how she goes to H.Wood just to see if he would be there with her...well, honey..he probably would have if he had gotten the text inviting him to go...So what the hell are you doing going?! Clearly she wanted to get up in Stacie's face. Side note, is it just me, or do Stacie's friends look a lot like her?Am I the only one who finds that a little odd? Anyway back to Heidi and Spencer, why are these two still going to therapy? Isn't this a sign that maybe they shouldn't be together? That being said, I don't really want them to stop going, because they are just so entertaining! It's like watching 5 year olds fight. I have to love Heidi for trying to justify her stalker-ish ways though. Heidi, the therapist is never going to agree that going through Spencer's phone was cool, but I am sure your girlfriends aka Stephanie and your sister will agree that you weren't out of line. Save yourself some money and talk to them instead. Spencer can go discuss his relationship issues with Charlie, who, by the way, looks like he's pushing 40.
Moving on from one dysfunctional relationship to the next...Brody and Jayde aka crazy girl #2. So, if you watched the last episode, you know that in Hawaii, Audrina "slept" in Brody's bed. Now all 10 of us watching over the age of 12 know exactly what happened here but I'm gonna play Nancy Drew for just a moment. Now what I'd like to know is if she just "slept" in Brody's bed, why would he have told his friend that he cheated on his girlfriend the very next day. Obviously something isn't adding up here. Now fast forward to my favourite hot mess, Jayde, oh and did I mention she's angry. Now Jayde hates Audrina and Audrina being that special little girl that she is, isn't exactly the brightest of lightbulbs so she decides to make an appearance at a little house gathering. Now this being the first time that Jayde and Audrina are together, after the whole "sleeping" incident, obviously this doesn't go well. Jayde flies off the handle with the help of her playmate posse(what a surprise) and all hell breaks loose. But really what was she expecting? Audrina pretty much provoked the entire thing by blowing kisses at Brody upon her arrival. Seriously Audrina? a bit of a stupid move, no? Anyway after the altercation, Jayde decides to drown her sorrows by taking a giant swig out of a Jager bottle. Classy. And what is this with the Jager everywhere it's like these girls should have it on an IV drip. Moving on to the club. Again, another altercation takes place and immediately Jayde reaches for old faithful. You little lush. Now the real victim in all this in my eyes is Brody because lest face it, he's the one who has to clean up that Hot Mess. I almost actually felt bad for him this episode, until ofcourse he went on his little date and started whining to Lauren about how Audrina only "slept" in his bed. Riiiiiiight...(insert collective eyeroll here) Seriously Brody if you're going to lie to us at least put some effort in.
Now before getting to my to my last point..one more thing...Stephanie...please don't ever use the word gnarly again....EVER!...honestly....we can barely tolerate you without the adlibs
Ok so to tie this into the theme of my blog. As per usual, I have a problem with Lauren's face. Specifically, what was going on in the lip area...No, the red lipstick did not make an appearance this time...infact it was far worse...there was nothing..NOTHING.. on her lips....you could have struck a match off them they were so dry... and of all things dry lips?!
Honey, you are on television... that's inexcusable...seriously...do something...don't make me tell you again...
I love this look and Jennifer Aniston does it best. Thanks to Total Beauty I can share the steps to getting this fabulous hairstyle.
To get this look apply a texturizing product and roughly blow dry your hair to add texture to it. Tease the crown of your head then secure hair into a mid-height ponytail. Tease hair in the ponytail for added texture. Pull out face-framing sections of hair and use a flat iron to straighten them, creating a slight bend at the ends.