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End 2010 with style!

In Fashion on December 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and getting ready to start the New Year with style.  It is time to find a dress that not only looks good but also feels comfortable to dance in! It doesn’t need to be a dress; it could also be hot pants with a blazer or a jacket, a jumpsuit or a frou frou skirt (my favourite).

Here are some inspirational picks from the spring/summer 2011 collections that will make your shopping trip easier. And remember to have fun and add some colour! Red is always fun and sexy.

 

Happy New Year!

Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images

Collette Dinnigan Spring Summer 2011

Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images

Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images


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Famous Ink…

In Tattoo on November 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Kat Von D, the famous tattoo artist, discusses her favourite tattoos, inking Lady Gaga and much more. Enjoy…

Sneak Peek…

In Fashion on November 2, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Happy Tuesday!

Enjoy a sneak peek of the Lanvin’s collection for H&M

A fashion avalanche!

In Fashion on October 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm

A pretty neat retail installation created by Snarchitecture in collaboration with designer Richard Chai. The installation envelops visitors with a glacial cavern and creates a unique fashion experience. The “ice cave” is opened under New York’s High Line from October 21,2010 to October 31, 2010.

Images by David Smith and Faris Al-Shathir.

Futuristic? Indeed!

In Fashion on October 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Going through a fashion magazine couple of weeks ago, I came across some of Mikhael Kale’s designs. He is known for his edgy and modern designs. His garments are often described as sleek and edgy.

At the LG Fashion week, the Toronto native, Mikhael Kale showed his somewhat futuristic dresses. Using different fabrics (including plastic paneling) Mikhael was able to create a unique look. However I am not quite sure if the look was a success. To me it looked unflattering and trying too hard to design something different.

Mickhael Kale believes that he is inspired by all women around the world, “every woman is a Mickhael Kale woman”. I am not sure his newest collection suits all women!

My love for shoes!

In Fashion on October 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Since I was a little girl I loved shoes! I believe I inherited my addiction from my grandpa. I remember going with him to his favourite shoe store in Jounieh (Beirut, Lebanon) and looking at shoes. One day he came back home with two new pairs and realized he has bought the same ones couple of weeks ago.
You can never have enough shoes. I always try to rationalize my shoe purchase; new job, business presentation, party… But come on, who am I kidding? First of all you don’t need an occasion to buy a new pair of shoes and second of all your purchase should never be rationalized! Where is the fun in that?
For my birthday last week, I bought my first pair of Fluevogs (they won’t be my last pair for sure).  Did you know that John Fluevog is an actual person? I didn’t, until I checked out the brand. John Fluevog makes cool, funky, crazy and good quality shoes. Some might think that his designs are very weird, but as he puts it “No you’re weird”.  His shoes are definitely unusual, and that’s what makes them interesting and unique. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to spell the name; you are not the only one! Check out the website and indulge yourself with a pair or two or more.

“My dream is to save women from nature” Christian Dior

In Fashion on October 5, 2010 at 11:42 am

The new Christian Dior collection has brightened up the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week

Chapeau bas!

In Fashion on September 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm

 

I always loved accessories. They embellish any outfit and transform a simple dress to formal evening wear.

Couple of weeks ago I was at The Queen West Art Crawl, an annual festival that celebrates art. I’ve met tons of great artists that inspired me. However this post is dedicated to a special one that I met and loved her craft! Meaghan Armstrong.

Meaghan makes hats with a vintage touch. From summer hats, to fall winter hats, to cocktail hats and bridal hats, every hat tells a story.

This one is my favourite, the purple colour, the satin fabric and the little details make it a unique piece. Just imagine it with a black dress and purple shoes!

Meaghan makes unique hats for all occasions.

Check out her website http://littlehatshop.com/

And remember, we all have passions and the important thing is to follow them. Meaghan has been fulfilling her passion since she was 17!

“Ta” – “Tatau”

In Tattoo on September 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

The word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- from the Polynesian word ‘ta’ which means striking something and the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means ‘to mark something’. The history of tattoo began over 5000 years ago and is as diverse as the people who wear them.

We all express ourselves in very different ways. Some people strive for thrill, others rely on art. Some people want to be noticed, others don’t. It is a very diverse world, and that what makes it interesting. Talking about diverse and interesting, body art is a whole diverse and interesting world of itself.

I was always intrigued by the meaning behind people’s tattoos and impressed by the people that wear them well and don’t care about what others think.

I had my first tattoo when I was a teenager. The experience I had back then is totally different from the experience I had when I got my last tattoo couple of months ago. My only advice is when you decide to get a tattoo be sure about the meaning behind the tattoo you are getting, you don’t want to end up with a symbol that you will later find out means something totally different from what you expected! And remember it is something that will stay with you for the rest of your life. I got a wedding ring tattoo from my first marriage, at the time I thought it will last forever. Unfortunately the decisions you make at 20 are most likely decisions that you will not be happy with when you are 30. When I was planning to get married again, I tried to remove my wedding band tattoo. It was painful, expensive and guess what! It is still on my finger.

I remember a tattoo artist telling me that when it comes to tattoo your body is the canvas and the tattoo is the art that you carry wherever you go!

Here are some tattoo artists I really like. Enjoy. And remember to express yourself in any way that makes you feel comfortable! Freedom of expression is what makes us unique.

http://www.planetinkottawa.com/GALLERY/BRIAN/index.html

http://www.planetinkottawa.com/GALLERY/TIFFANY/index.html

http://www.katvond.net/

http://www.hadybeydoun.com/profile.htm