Wednesday Candy: Kit Harington for Jimmy Choo

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It’s been a weird week. Since Canada Day fell on a Tuesday this year, today feels more like a Monday rather than a Wednesday. Luckily, it’s not a Monday, and we only have a few days to go until it’s Friday again. And to celebrate, we have these new shots of Kit Harington’s latest campaign for Jimmy Choo. Jon Snow may not know much, but he sure does know how to look hot and moody. Frankly, I couldn’t care less about the shoes on his feet, so I don’t know if this is effective advertising, but I am certainly not going to complain!

Have a great Wednesday and enjoy some more Kit Harington hotness after the jump!

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Lupita Nyong’o Covers American VOGUE

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Finally an American VOGUE cover I can get excited about! After the disaster that was Kimye cover, I was so pleased to see the gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o on the cover of the July 2014 issue. And while the styling of the cover itself is pretty blah, her beauty radiates and improves it tenfold. Luckily, the rest of the photos are much better. Set in Marrakech, this shoot really inspired me to look into packing my bags and jetting off to Morocco for a week – to explore the bazaars, chill at the hammam, and just lounge around looking drop-dead-gorgeous and Lupita-like. I mean…that photo of her on the couch…she looks incredible!

So there you have it…first VOGUE puts a reality TV famewhore on the cover, and then follows up with an uber-talented loveliest and smartest actress around…Colour me confused. But since an American VOGUE cover is till a huge deal (sorry, Victoria Beckham), this is yet another win for Lupita, who’s already had a pretty kick-ass year so far. You go, girl!

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Style Fille: Emily Blunt

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Last week, I was invited to attend the Toronto premiere of Edge of Tomorrow – the latest Tom Cruise action flick set in the dystopian future. I went to the screening, not expecting anything extraordinary, and was actually wowed by two things…

1. Tom Cruise…actual Tom Cruise showed up at the theater, gave a little speech, and took a “selfie” with the audience (yours truly included). So random, but also pretty cool.

2. How much I actually loved the movie. While I won’t spoil it for you, I have to say that the premise – Groundhog Day meets the Matrix – was mind-blowingly good, and Emily Blunt was even better. I simply can’t get enough of strong female protagonists and Blunt as “Full Metal Bitch” was perfection. Strong, smart, beautiful, and not at all Cruise’s “spear-carrier”. If you’re looking for a thrilling summer blockbuster, this is it. I actually want to see it again, that’s how fun it was.

But let’s look at Emily Blunt’s just as thrilling wardrobe choices that she selected for her 24-hour London/Paris/New York whirlwind premiere circuit. First up, she wore a sweet, printed Osman dress to the London premiere, leaving her hair and makeup soft, and looking like the antithesis of “Full Metal Bitch”. Next up, she leathered-up in a David Koma skirt and top combo at the Paris screening. And while I actually loved this edgy combo (though maybe not those shoes), my favourite of the three was the glam Prada gown that she wore in New York. It was classic, and sexy, and just perfect for her. I also loved the fuchsia lip colour, and the pink pair of shoes that she chose to wear with her scarlet frock. Red and pink look so fresh together, and much better than the boring/expected red and black.

So what about you? Did you like Emily’s three red carpet looks? Which of the three is your fave? Share in the comments.

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Coming Soon: Altuzarra for Target Fall 2014!

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Huge news! Target has just announced their latest designer collaboration, and this time it’s with Joseph Altuzarra! Altuzarra for Target collection will be launching on September 14, 2014, and will include more than 30 items, ranging in price from $17.99 to $89.99 for apparel, and $29.99 to $79.99 for shoes and accessories. The collection will be sold at most Target stores in the United States and Canada, with an edited assortment available globally at NET-A-PORTER.COM.

“As a designer, I believe firmly in the transformative power of fashion. It has the ability to not only change how you look, but also how you feel,” said Joseph Altuzarra, the brand’s designer and creative director. “I’ve admired the elegance that Target brings to fast fashion. By working together on this capsule collection, we hope to instill a sense of power, confidence and beauty in women everywhere.”

Fans of the brand include celebs like Lady Mary (aka Michelle Dockery), Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Cameron Diaz, among many others, and I am really looking forward to seeing what the collab will actually look like. I’ve wanted to buy a pair of Altuzarra heels for a while now, and perhaps now, I can get a pair on the cheap! Are you excited about this collab? Share in the comments!

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Style Fille: Cate Blanchett in Cannes 2014

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The moment I saw that Delpozo outfit that Cate Blanchett wore at Cannes this year, I knew I had to post about it. I am freaking IN LOVE with this entire look, but if I could just get my hands on that top, I would wear it all the time…ALL THE TIME! So after my initial OMFGINEEDTHISSHELOOKSSOGOOD freakout was over, I decided to see what else Cate The Great wore at Cannes, and here it is…or rather here they are – three looks from one festival – all perfect.

Apart from the casual-ish Delpozo look, Cate also wore a stunning Givenchy gown that stole my heart away, and an elaborate Valentino creation that I suppose could look a bit boring and been-there-done-that, but not on Cate. Somehow, whatever this woman wears ends up looking better, more regal, more expensive… And thus, I love all three looks. Do you? Tell me which Cannes outfit is your fave in the comments, and if you see that scalloped Delpozo top on sale (or a similar one), please give me a shout. I NEED IT IN MY LIFE!

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Wednesday Candy: Joel Kinnaman

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Last week, le bf and I watched RoboCop, and surprisingly, it was pretty good! It was entertaining, with a not-too-cray-cray plot, and most importantly, with Joel Kinnaman as RoboCop. If you’re not familiar with this tall and hunky Swede, perhaps the name Stephen Holder might ring a bell. As in Detective Holder of The Killing series? I don’t know about you, but I didn’t even realize that the two were the same person until I saw the credits, because in The Killing, Kinnaman plays Holder as this sharp-tongued scruffy man-child, while in RoboCop he’s all heat and brawn, and he doesn’t even look like the same person! And while I still found The Killing’s dirty unshaven Kinnaman hot, when he wears a suit, well…the man cleans up quite nicely.

Most recently, Kinnaman made headlines because of his split from longtime girlfriend Olivia Munn, and while I do think that the two made quite a hot couple, I wouldn’t mind a little Holder/Linden action especially since season 4 filming just wrapped (even if Mireille Enos is already taken).

For the rest of the week, I’ll be catching up on some older Joel Kinnaman films, both to feed my obsession and…well, to gawk at how good-looking he is. Don’t judge!

So tell me, are you a Joel Kinnaman fan? Do you watch The Killing? Share in the comments!

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What They Wore: Celeb Looks from Met Gala 2014

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What’s more important – adhering to a dress code or bringing something fresh to the red carpet? Last night at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, some celebs decided to pay homage to the celebrated American designer Charles James, while others chose to wear something exciting instead. No shade to James, but after seeing one too many taffeta-clad celebs, I cheered when I glimpsed Lupita Nyong’o’s Prada amazingness. Sure, it wasn’t exactly inspired by Charles James, but it was fun to look at, and if anyone could pull off the bejeweled net dress with feathers, it’s Lupita. Same goes for Kirsten Dunst’s Rodarte Star Wars gown – amazing, and probably not the most appropriate for that particular theme, but still…so cool! Another look I couldn’t resist last night was Chloe Sevigny in Kenzo, which was probably much too modern for last night’s theme, but I loved it all the same.

But it wasn’t solely the rebels that caught my eye, I absolutely adored Liu Wen in a Zac Posen stunner (which I just got to see at Holts last week!), Emmy Rossum in a floral Carolina Herrera gown, Giovanna Battaglia in an 0ff-the-shoulder Dolce & Gabbana, and Hailee Steinfeld in a very theme-(and age)-appropriate black, white, and pink Prabal Gurung gown.

Mostly though, I was underwhelmed with last night’s red carpet looks. My favourite Style Fille Diane Kruger looked washed out in pale blue (though Joshua more than made up for it!), SJP disappointed in a messy Oscar de la Renta, Johnny Depp came dressed as Colonel Sanders, Kate Upton, who isn’t exactly a high-fashion darling, looked frumpy in a Dolce & Gabbana gown, and the rest of the lot just looked…been-there-wore-that.

What do you think of last night’s Met Gala red carpet? Which celebs got it right in your opinion? Share in the comments!

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Lupita Nyong’o is Most Beautiful!

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Lupita Nyong’o has had quite a year so far! She bagged an Oscar, landed a Lancôme campaign, and now, she gets to reign as People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman. What an incredible run for this inspiring woman. What I find most compelling about Lupita is how truly grateful she seems about every single bit of recognition. I love that she chooses to project a very positive and encouraging message every time she speaks. And I love how smart this woman is. Of course, she’s gorgeous and stylish to boot, but it’s her inner beauty that captured the adoration of both Hollywood and the world. Here’s hoping that she gets some great roles worthy of her talent soon. Come on, Hollywood!

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Alexander Wang x H&M Collection To Launch in November 2014!

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Happy Monday, lovelies! And it’s a happy one indeed, because this weekend it was announced that the next H&M designer collaboration will be with none other than Alexander Wang! Launching on November 6, 2014, the Alexander Wang x H&M collection will feature apparel and accessories for men and women and will be available at 250 stores worldwide! The announcement party at Coachella looked like a blast, with celebs like Alexander Skarsgard, Kate Bosworth, Iggy Azalea, Fergie and Katy Perry in attendance.

As the first American designer to ever team up with H&M for a designer collaboration, Alexander Wang says, “I am honoured to be a part of H&M’s designer collaborations. The work with their team is an exciting, fun process. They are very open to pushing boundaries and to setting a platform for creativity. This will be a great way for a wider audience to experience elements of the Alexander Wang brand and lifestyle.”

To me, this collab makes a lot of sense, because of Wang’s cool, youthful aesthetic, which will certainly appeal to the majority of H&M’s clientelle, and I can’t wait to see which direction this collection will take. Here’s hoping for some cool leather bags, fun sunglasses, body-con dresses with strategically-placed cut-outs and draping, and of course some hot heels too!

Are you excited about this collab? Share in the comments!

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Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 Ad Campaign

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As you may or may not know, I was OBSESSED with Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2013 ads featuring Michelle Williams. She looked so beautiful, that I was a bit worried that she might steal all of the attention away from the bags with those perfect brows, chic hair, and red lips. But I was wrong! Apparently sales were so good that Louis Vuitton asked Michelle to appear in their spring campaign as well. And boy is it a great follow-up! Styled by Carine Roitfeld and photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Michelle looks like spring personified with bold lips in various shades of pink, her hair lightly tousled, and those gorge Louis Vuitton bags (Lockit, Capucines, and Alma) on prominent display.

And while I am still as obsessed with Michelle’s beauty as I was back in July, this time around, she did manage to inspire me to put a pair of colourful LV luggage cases on my dream wishlist. If only to arrange them as the chicest seat in my house.

What do you think of Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 ads? Share in the comments!

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