Monday, May 31, 2010

Jenny Bird



Jenny Bird, a proud Canadian, originally from Elora, Ontario, has taken the fashion and accessory world by storm with her stylish handbags, launched in 2008. Jenny Bird’s line has caught the eyes of prestigious retailers such as Holt Renfrew, Shopbop and Intermix. Jenny Bird provides luxury at affordable prices and has developed a cult following. The line first focused on handbags, but in 2009, Jenny Bird poured her creativity into jewelry, also. Jenny’s pieces are so unique and fabulous that you can spot them on popular shows such as The City, Gossip Girl, and Melrose Place. Check out her collection here.

Friday, May 28, 2010

M•A•C Cosmetics Presents: Typography


M•A•C Cosmetics Presents: Typography
Makeup was the medium of choice for a team of 22 M•A•C Artists,
who showcased a type-inspired body painting exhibit

“Type design is one of the most visible and widespread forms
of graphic expression in daily life. It is still not noticed by all
readers of newspapers, magazines or books. Nevertheless letter forms
reflect the style of a period, and its cultural background.
We are surrounded by them everywhere.”
-Hermann Zapf
German Typographer
1918 – present

May 28, 2010 – Toronto: On Wednesday night in Toronto, makeup took centre stage at the Burroughs Building where 22 M•A•C Cosmetics artists from across North America came together to create a typography-inspired live art installation. The artists took type design, something that readers of magazines, newspapers and books don’t always notice, blew it up and hand drew it onto a typically unconventional medium of expression for typeface – the human body.

Body painting is a skill that takes years of practice to develop. For an installation like Typography, artists must paint with meticulous detail and choose the right products to use in order to ensure the models look perfect. “We're using various mediums along with the new M•A•C Acrylic Paint (launching in August), which is our primary product of choice due to its ease of use and incredibly long wear time.” – Tiffany Johnston, M•A•C Senior Artist and Typography Key Artist

Showcasing M•A•C artistry and creativity at its best, this traveling exhibit incorporates a live performance in certain cities. Toronto, being a major artistic hub, was the perfect backdrop for a multimedia installation that incorporated calligraphy and dance. Noriko Maeda used a laser light to “draw” across the backdrop of the stage, where two dancers (William Yong and Kristy Kennedy) performed for guests and played with the light.











Photo Credit: Vito Amati/Pimentel

Helmut Lang


I have recently become obsessed with Helmut Lang. Helmut Lang is an Austrian born designer who created his namesake label in 1986. In 2005, he left the label, which had been acquired by Prada in 2004. Two short years later, the label was re-launched by Creative Directors Nicole and Michael Colovos and become available to fashion lovers of New York in 2007 with a brand new store and concept. Lang is now available at top stores all around the world and of course, the greatest online retailer known to man – Net – A – Porter. The collection is described as utilitarian, with impeccable tailoring and design. Agreed. This collection pretty much sums up my style and everything I look for in clothing. Black. White. Grey. Amazing. Check out Lang’s collection here and here.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss



Red is going to be huge for Fall 2010 - Chanel has your lips and nails covered with this collection...

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss
51 Insouciance
52 Génie
55 Confidence
56 Imaginaire
57 Insolence
58 Émoi
60 Excès
61 Fatale

Le Vernis
Rose Confidentiel
Rose Insolent
Rouge Fatal

Rouge Allure
Confidentielle
Insolente
Fatale
Excessive
Émotive

Rouge Allure Laque
Phoenix
Dragon
Ming

Monday, May 24, 2010

Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy



One of the most iconic dresses of our time. Audrey Hepburn is wearing stunning black dress by Givenchy, made famous in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It may just be the most elegant dress, ever. Almost fifty years later we still rely on our “LBD” for those special occasions. I adore her.

Nars is set to release a new collection of limited edition lip glosses based on five of their most popular blushes: Albatross, a luminous shimmer, Angelika, a cotton candy pink, Oasis, a sparkling pink champagne, Super Orgasm, a peachy pink shimmer, and Luster, a sheer golden Apricot. The formula will be light and buttery as well as hydrating. If you are worried that your lips will be too matchy –matchy with your blush, don’t be. The colours will be sheer and subtle and will not overpower your look, but will only enhance it. The glosses will be exclusive to Sephora, and available for purchase starting July 29th.

YSL Summer Look 2010



Free and passionate, the Yves Saint Laurent woman plunges into a new adventure of sun, sensual and exotic. She opens her safari jacket over her tanned skin like an invitation to travel. Born of the elements, her essential and solar beauty is a force of nature.


GET THE LOOK

FACE:
• NEW Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder #2 Copper Sand
• Touche Éclat Radiant Touch #1 Luminous Radiance

EYES:
• LIMITED EDITION FARD LUMIÈRE AQUARÉSISTANT Water Resistant Cream Eyeshadow #19 Riviera Blue
• LIMITED EDITION MASCARA AQUARÉSISTANT Waterproof Mascara #7 Blue Lagoon

LIPS:
• NEW Gloss Pur Pure Lip Gloss #8 Pure Watermelon

NAILS:
• LIMITED EDITION La Laque Nail Lacquer #42 Ultra Violet

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Classy by Derek Blasberg








Ladies, put this on your must-read list! Derek Blasberg, Style.com's Social Intelligence Reporter has penned a witty and sassy novel, schooling us on how to be classy. You can pick up a copy at your nearest books store, or amazon.ca. We could all use a lesson or two, right?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

MAC Cosmetics: To The Beach




There is fun in the sun, to be sure, but To The Beach is more of a sensual state of mind – a pleasure we all feel near the sea. The girl and boy from Ipanema, from Cap d’Antibes to West Palm Beach …All around the world, the seaside has a romance, and a kind of golden, sexy alchemy we’re all drawn to. This collection encapsulates it, with sanddabs, seashells, the magic of marine life decorating packaging in the most soothing, sultry shades of summertime. NEW! Cream Bronzer and NEW! Bronze Body Oil pair up with other faux tanners and scorching summer colours to get let you close your eyes and go To The Beach!

I am so excited for this collection! Look out for it in stores May 27th!

For product details please click here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

GUESS WHO...MAC Venomous Villains

Via WWD yesterday:


MAC Cosmetics is teaming up with Disney to create a limited edition color collection, intended to launch globally in late September in all MAC locations. The products will feature four Disney characters, on which the brand is keeping mum at the moment — although with a collection name of Venomous Villains, it is assumed that we’re not talking Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse here. Lipstick, powder, lip gloss and blush shades will be sold, ranging in price from $12 to $29.50.


Can YOU guess who they are??

www.maccosmetics.com/vv

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lift Beauty Boutique




Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending some time with beautiful ladies, munching on cupcakes and drinking delicious wine at Lift Beauty Boutique in Yorkville. Emily, Lift Beauty Boutique's co-owner, was kind enough to style my hair, and I must say - it looked amazing. I walked in with straight (boring) hair and walked out with gorgeous loose curls and loads of volume. Which leads me to Schwarzkopf OSiS Dust It, or as Emily describes it - hair crack.



I have to agree with her. Hello volume - it was incredible. I purchased this product a few weeks ago but had not tried it until Emily used it while styling my hair. What exactly is it? Dust It is powder that you sprinkle on your hair at the root for extra lift. It is very similar to Aveda's Pure Abundance Hair Powder - which I used to swear by, until now. In my opinion, Dust It works much better then Aveda's version, and best of all it is half the price.

If you have not visited Lift Beauty Boutique you MUST do so ASAP!

114 Cumberland Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6
416-960-5438

Also, check out the Lift Beauty Boutique Blog!




Thursday, May 13, 2010

Introducing Tokidoki!


Introducing Tokidoki make up, exclusively at Sephora, created by Italian artist Simone Legno. Sephora describes the line as “criminally cute and irresistibly edgy”. This Japanese inspired collection exposes the true spirit of Tokidoki. If you are in the Toronto area and wish to meet Simone Legno, he will be at the Eaton Centre from 6 pm to 8 pm, today. Go snag an autograph and pick up items from this new collection which promises to be highly pigmented and a whole lot of fun!

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